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Release Date:
5 August 1977 (USA) See more »
Greg and Paul are rock musicians who leave their home in Boise, Idaho for Hollywood. They find Frederick J... See more »
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 (Series Cast [6])

Greg Evigan ... Greg (6 episodes, 1977)

Paul Shaffer ... Paul (6 episodes, 1977)

Gabriel Dell ... Frederick J. Hanover (6 episodes, 1977)

Julie Cobb ... Trish (5 episodes, 1977)
Priscilla Morrill ... Miss Worley (5 episodes, 1977)

Nedra Volz ... Grandma Belle Durbin (5 episodes, 1977)

Series Directed by
Marlene Laird (unknown episodes)
Alan Rafkin (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Heywood Kling (6 episodes, 1977)

Sandy Veith (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Patricia Fass Palmer .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1977)

Darryl Hickman .... producer (unknown episodes)
Norman Lear .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Greg Evigan (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Jane Murray (6 episodes, 1977)
Series Art Direction by
Don Roberts (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Mike Moschella .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Rita O'Dell .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Sylvia Surdu .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Schatzie Allen .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Nancy Hamilton .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Amanda Hockney .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Cates .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Selig Frank .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Kerry Boggio .... sound (unknown episodes)
Bruce Burns .... concert audio consultant (unknown episodes)
Robert Houston .... sound (unknown episodes)
Woody Langley .... sound (unknown episodes)
Jay Siegel .... recording coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert A. Bowen .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1977)

David Andress .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
James Moody .... concert lighting consultant (unknown episodes)
Chris Roberts .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
George Schamp .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Tom Schamp .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Michael Krupnick .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Frank Capp .... music contractor (unknown episodes)
Howard Greenfield .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Don Kirshner .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Paul Shaffer .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Art Baer .... executive story consultant (unknown episodes)
Richard Baxter .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Al Burton .... production consultant (unknown episodes)
Jimmy Carr .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Hal Collins .... post-production assistant director (unknown episodes)
Don Corvan .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Richard Draney .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Ann Gibbs .... executive script consultant (unknown episodes)
Dick Jacobsen .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Susan Jacoby .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Ben Joelson .... executive story consultant (unknown episodes)
Bo Kaprall .... executive story consultant (unknown episodes)
Joel Kimmel .... executive script consultant (unknown episodes)
Yolanda Marshall .... assistant: Mr. Hickman (unknown episodes)
Milt Rosen .... story consultant (unknown episodes)
Len Uslaner .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Dick Woodka .... technical director (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Paul Shaffer left "Saturday Night Live" (1975) to do this series. When the show debuted, the SNL writers would joke with him about how bad the show was and always ask when he was coming back. After the show was canceled, he returned to SNL where he stayed until 1980.See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Awesome show I only dimly remember now, 7 May 2015
Author: douglasp from Madison, WI USA

Sometime back in 1977 this show came out as a summer replacement about two guys who get a music contract because the devil needs more souls.

I still remember, vaguely, two of the jokes, one of the Devil's victims try to warn Greg and Paul not to sign a contract with Mr. Hanover but she neglected to read the small print in her contract that stipulated the signee would not be able to warn anyone, so consequently when she tries to warn Paul and Greg not to sign a contract with Mr. Hanover, it comes out, "Don't sign a contract with a squirrel in your shorts."

And then there was the joke where an insecure Paul accuses Greg of stealing all his women because Greg is constant flexing, and Paul counts flexing as Greg moving his hand through his hair.

Over the years I have often thought of this show, but, apparently, I am the only one. I always wonder if Greg and Paul sign the contract and go to Hell or if they get out of it and foil Mr. Hanover. And now that Letterman is going off the air, maybe they can finally do a reunion show! Won't that be fun!

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