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Burt Reynolds/Diana Ross/Jack Douglas/Jay Leno 

Aunt Blabby discusses her family history. Burt Reynolds (Smokey and the Bandit (1977)); Diana Ross (An Evening with Diana Ross (1977)) performs and is interviewed; Jack Douglas (book "Going Nuts in Brazil"); Jay Leno performs stand-up.

Director:

Bobby Quinn

Writers:

Hal Goodman (writing supervisor), Larry Klein (writing supervisor) | 8 more credits »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host / Aunt Blabby
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Doc Severinsen ... Himself - Bandleader
Burt Reynolds ... Himself
Diana Ross ... Herself - Guest
Jack Douglas Jack Douglas ... Himself
Jay Leno ... Himself - Guest Comic
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Garagiola ... Himself - With Lion Cub (archive footage)
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Storyline

The comedy segment is Aunt Blabby, who talks about how watching "Roots" led her to discover some of her own odd relatives. Diana Ross performs; in the following interview, she talks about her trip home to Detroit. Asked about touring, she says that all tours are the same whether starting out or successful - much time in hotel rooms. Once she was successful, she bought a home for her mother, and then bought herself a car. At one time she decided not to buy diamonds for herself, because she felt it was better to receive them as a gift from a man, but she later relented. She talks about her upcoming special and her role planning it, including her portrayals of other famous singers including Bessie Smith, Josephine Baker and Ethel Waters. Burt Reynolds talks about his new house next to Barbra Streisand's, which was previously owned by George Harrison. He thanks viewers for the mail he got from his last appearance, when he appeared ill; over a hundred people sent him Bibles, which he ... Written by lenab9011

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Genres:

Comedy | Talk-Show

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1977 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Burt Reynolds: [on his new house] Right next to Barbra Streisand. Yeah.
Johnny Carson: You run over every morning, and borrow a cup of ego?
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Alternate Versions

When re-broadcast on Antenna TV, Diana Ross's musical performance was edited out. See more »

Connections

References The Man in the Glass Booth (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Johnny's Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Paul Anka and Johnny Carson
Performed by The Tonight Show Band
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