BEATRICE ARTHUR SPECIAL, THE {ROCK HUDSON, MELBA MOORE, WAYLAND FLOWERS} (TV)

Summary

A variety television special hosted by Bea Arthur. Guests include actor Rock Hudson, singer Melba Moore, and puppeteer Waylon Flowers. Highlights include: Arthur, Hudson, Moore, and Flowers singing “Hey There Good Times”; a comedy bit involving Arthur dressing up as various celebrities; Arthur and Hudson singing “Everybody Today is Turning On”; a comedy sketch between entertainment broadcaster David Sheehan and Arthur, portraying Steve Martin’s mother; Moore performing the song “Miss Thing”; a comedy sketch between Arthur and Flowers’s puppet character Madame, including the song “A Good Man is Hard to Find”; a comedic sketch featuring Arthur at a funeral for her philandering husband; Arthur singing “How Long Has This Been Going On?”; Arthur and Moore singing a medley from the musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” including “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and “’T Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness”; a scene featuring Arthur and Hudson as an old married couple; Arthur in a sketch as a new-age preacher, featuring Arthur, Hudson, and Moore singing “Saved”; and Arthur singing “The Way I See It.” Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: January 19, 1980 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:48:45
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: B:49005
  • GENRE: Music/Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Music/Variety
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1980
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Saul Ilson … Producer, Writer
    • Patti Person … Associate Producer
    • Jeff Margolis … Director
    • Hal Goldman … Writer
    • Jeffrey Barron … Writer
    • Rick Kelland … Writer
    • Bob Comfort … Writer
    • Bob Rozario … Music by, Conductor
    • Earl Brown … Music by
    • Kevin Carlisle … Choreographer
    • Beatrice Arthur (See also: Bea Arthur) … Host, Performer
    • Rock Hudson … Performer, Guest
    • Wayland Flowers … Performer, Guest
    • Melba Moore … Performer, Guest
    • David Sheehan … Guest
    • Steve Martin