Super Bowl X was played in Miami in Jan., 1976, so I guess someone thought it would be a good idea to have Jackie Gleason (who had centered his production in Miami) co-host a live variety show the night before. Not sure how Williams got involved, but he must have brought in director Scheerer (who had directed his early 60s variety show). I remember watching this with my uncle. He kept pointing out how Gleason was obviously forgetting his lines, and was trying to get Williams to cover him a la Art Carney, but Williams was having none of that, which made for some extremely uncomfortable by-play, all of which was played out live. It seemed to be a smörgåsbord of entertainment, from KC and the Sunshine band here, to pre-filmed cameos there, to a big marching band appearing out of nowhere in the finale.
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