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A not very successful syndicated talk/variety series, "Everyday" ran for one season in the late nineteen-seventies and starred a cast of largely unknown personalities. It featured musical and comedic bits sandwiched between interviews with guests ranging from authors hawkin' books all the way up to Bob Hope hawking his TV special. The two hosts were actors Stephanie Edwards and John Bennett Perry. Perry was probably best known for playing the sailor in the Old Spice TV commercials. Stephanie Edwards was competent in her capacity as an interviewer, but these were the days when TV actors were also recruited to be TV hosts and Perry's inexperience really showed. In one segment he was interviewing a lesbian author who was talking about her lifestyle and at one point she proposed, mistakenly or not, that perhaps our sexual preferences are actually a product of social conditioning, to which Perry, sounding almost outraged, expressed his personal disagreement with that particular theory. When the interview was over, the in-studio band played some tune to which Perry responded, "thank you guys for bringing things back up again 'after that'."
The cast included pretty young comedic actress, Ann Bloom who later did a lot of series TV guest shots, and most significantly, former "Sonny & Cher" regular (and the man under the bag of "The Unknown Comic"), Murray Langston, who was a lot funnier than some of the other less talented regulars that participated in the sketches.
It only lasted a year and it wasn't very good, but what does stand out in memory is the very catchy theme song that each member of the musical cast (and Edwards, who shoulda' known not to try and sing) would do a verse of. Of course it's very unlikely anybody's ever gonna read this, but now, for the first time anywhere in nearly 30 years, the lyrics to "Everyday":
(John Bennett Perry on guitar): "We don't know the reasons for the changes of the season but we know we gotta walk through everyday."
(Stephanie Edwards): "We go up and we go down while the world just turns around, it helps if you can talk through everyday."
(Moustachioed singer Tom Chapin): "Open up your hearts, open up your eyes and let us take you by surprise,"