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Bob Hope/Dick Van Patten/Gil Fates 

Johnny demonstrates a wide variety of the year's gifts and toys. Bob Hope (Bob Hope All Star Christmas Special (1978)); Dick Van Patten (Eight Is Enough (1977)); Gil Fates (book "What's My Line?: The History of America's Most Famous Panel Show").

Director:

Bobby Quinn

Writers:

Raymond Siller (writing supervisor), Raymond Siller | 6 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Doc Severinsen ... Himself - Bandleader
Bob Hope ... Himself
Dick Van Patten ... Himself
Gil Fates Gil Fates ... Himself - Guest
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Storyline

The comedy segment is the annual look at new products and gifts for the holiday season. Bob Hope talks about some activities in his life and then his upcoming TV special. A clip is shown. They also talk about Hope's wife, who had been a professional singer when they met. Dick Van Patten talks about his optimistic outlook as long as he is healthy. He then tells about a recent surprise birthday party held for him. Next he tells of his recent project building neighboring houses for his sons and himself. Gil Fates, the former producer of "What's My Line", discusses the book he wrote about the show, which was on the air 25 years. Johnny appeared as a panelist eight times plus once as a guest. Some clips are shown including Johnny's appearance as the mystery guest. Written by lenab9011

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Plot Keywords:

christmas | inflatable bed | toy | doll | See All (4) »

Genres:

Comedy | Talk-Show

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1978 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

References When Things Were Rotten (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

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