JACK PAAR SHOW, THE {MIKE NICHOLS, ELAINE MAY, LIBERACE, ZSA ZSA GABOR} (TV)

Summary

One in this series of comedy/variety programs hosted by Jack Paar. Paar opens this program with a monologue in which he comments on the following topics while attempting to discern why certain incidents occur: where he will spend eternity; the fact that people do not dance together anymore; the cost of children's shoes; his experiences with taxi cabs and elevators; weather girls; people who dial wrong numbers; car advertisements; forgetting people's names; and what happens when he gets distracted before the show. Other highlights of the program include: comedy team Mike Nichols and Elaine May perform a skit about a man attempting to get assistance from Bell Telephone information; Liberace plays a Chopin medley and "Hello Dolly," which he also sings; Jack Paar talks to Liberace about his fashion sense and Chopin's girlfriend who dresssed in men's clothing; Zsa Zsa Gabor talks with Paar and Liberace about her daughter, her visit to England, her jewelry, her view of marriage, and the penicillin injections she received in her fanny; Liberace and Zsa Zsa perform a duet of "Night and Day"; and physical comedy performer Dickie Henderson, whom Paar refers to as the "English Dick Van Dyke," performs a routine about how different types of people handle stairs. Includes commercials. (This is a black-and-white copy of a color telecast.) (Jack Paar also hosted his own show on CBS from 1953-1956.)

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: December 4, 1964 Friday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:59:05
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W copy of a color telecast.
  • CATALOG ID: T:24140
  • GENRE: Comedy/Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy/Variety
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1962-1965
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Poli-Grip denture adhesive cream^TV - Commercials - Nytol sleep aid^TV - Commercials - Hertz rental cars^TV - Commercials - Kent cigarettes^TV - Commercials - Speidel Lady Twist - O - Flex watches^TV - Promos - "Bad Day at Black Rock"^TV - Promos - "The Jack Paar Show"

CREDITS

    • Paul Orr … Producer
    • Tom Cochran … Producer
    • Paul W. Keyes … Producer, Writer
    • Jack Paar … Producer, Host
    • Hal Gurnee … Director
    • Bob Howard … Writer
    • David Lloyd … Writer
    • Mike Nichols … Writer (Misc. Credits), Sketch Written by, Performer
    • Elaine May … Writer (Misc. Credits), Sketch Written by, Performer
    • JosŽ Melis … Conductor
    • Al Fanelli … Music (Misc. Credits), Musical Director
    • Gordon Robinson … Music (Misc. Credits), Liberace's Musical Director
    • Jim Lucas … Announcer
    • Zsa Zsa Gabor … Performer
    • Dickie Henderson … Performer
    • Liberace … Performer, Instrumentalist, Pianist, Singer