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.
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References When Things Were Rotten
Written by Paul Anka
and Johnny Carson
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