Björn Borg/Jean Marsh/Paul Tavilla 

Tennis star Björn Borg; Jean Marsh (Nine to Five (1982)); Paul Tavilla catches grapes from a distance.


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Episode cast overview:
Johnny Carson ... Himself - Host
Ed McMahon ... Himself - Announcer
Tommy Newsom Tommy Newsom ... Himself - Substitute Bandleader
Björn Borg ... Himself
Jean Marsh ... Herself
Paul Tavilla Paul Tavilla ... Himself


Paul Tavilla holds the world record for catching a grape from a distance - over 300 feet, thrown from the roof of a building. He discusses losing and then regaining the record, and demonstrates his skill. His family owns a produce market in Boston. He says the key is watching the grape's path, and then opening your mouth at the last moment. Johnny tries a few but does not succeed. Björn Borg talks about having won Wimbledon five consecutive times, and why he did not participate this year and will not play at the US Open. He also talks about starting tennis at age 9, and the difficulties of all the travel. He explains he didn't misbehave on the court because his parents had punished that behavior when he was young. Jean Marsh first talks of making a television show where she went to the best restaurants in France, which leads to her explanation of how to handle the French: speak authoritatively to them and look away. She also talks a bit of her television show "Nine to Five" and doing ... Written by lenab9011

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Comedy | Talk-Show







Release Date:

23 July 1982 (USA) See more »

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Carson Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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References 9 to 5 (1980) See more »


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Composed by Paul Anka
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