It was a show basically about laughing until you were in tears, or just falling down, doubling over with laughter...a show for the whole family, with some of the funniest comic people on earth, who ad-libbed much of the humorous lines, with such ease and naturalness. I personally couldn't even LOOK at Steve Allen without breaking up. I was just a kid, then. My parents loved the show, too, with Louis Nye and all. Steve was a gift to us, giving us hours of enjoyment, and relief from a (at the time) sad world.
Did You Know?
From 1962-65, Steve Allen
re-created the The Steve Allen Plymouth Show
(1951) madness on a new late-night show syndicated by Westinghouse TV. The show, taped in Hollywood at the Vine Street Theater, was marked by the same wild, unpredictable stunts, such as "Man In The Street" and comedy skits that often extended down the street to a supermarket known as the Hollywood Ranch Market. He also presented Southern California eccentrics including health food advocate Gypsy Boots
and an early musical performance by Frank Zappa
. The show also featured plenty of jazz played by Allen and members of the show's band, the Donn Trenner
Orchestra, which included such virtuoso musicians as guitarist Herb Ellis
and flamboyantly comedic trombonist Frank Rosolino
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