The Lawrence Welk Show

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (2)

  • Lawrence: (after having his hippie costume removed) That was just a sample of what we're not going to do.

  • Lawrence (introducing his two grandsons, Kevin and Larry): "They wanted to see their mama (Tanya Falan) play the part of the chicken."

Notes (84)

  • For the next four weeks, Bert Parks appears on the show and presents a weekly "Dodge a Year for Life" award to finalists in a safety slogan contest.

  • Kathy Lennon turned 16 on this episode.

  • TVGuide note states that Viewers in Boston can hear this program in stereophonic sound by also tuning to radio station WCRB operating on 1330 kilocycles.

  • Jo Ann Castle celebrated her 20th birthday in this episode and offically joined the Musical Family.

  • You can view their performance HERE.

  • Bobby Burgess and Barbara Boylan made their first appearance on this episode. They were students at Long Beach University.

  • Original airdate unknown.

  • The Chantays band members were Warren Waters, Bob Spickard, Brian Carman, Bob Marshall, and Bob Welch.

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Trivia (9)

  • Lawrence Welk was on the cover of TV-guide for this week January 21-27, 1956.

  • In 1963, the song "Pipeline" was a big hit for the Chantays, peaking at #4.

  • "Funiculi, Funicula" is a famous song written by Italian journalist Peppino Turco and set to music by Italian composer Luigi Denza in 1880.

  • This episode features songs that were popular during Lawrence Welk's 15 years on ABC (1955-1969).

  • On this, the last network show, Jimmy Roberts sang the first song he sang on the first network show, "No Other Love Have I".

  • Lawrence Welk began his show business career on March 11, 1924, the day he turned 21 years old.

  • The title of this show refers Lawrence Welk's 25 years on television. In 1951, his show began airing on KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, taped in the Aragon Ballroom in Venice Beach, California. Four years later, the show went nationwide.

  • Barney Kessel is the guitarist in this episode, not Neil Levang

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Allusions (2)

  • "The Chicken Song" is reminscent of Lawrence's days growing up on a North Dakota farm; with Ken Delo as the farmer, Tanya as the chicken, and Ralna as the old lady.

  • Here's a list of the songs performed on this episode and the artists who remade them at the time of this episode: Make the World Go Away, Deep Purple - Donny & Marie Osmond Volare - Al Martino How High the Moon - Ella Fitzgerald What a Difference a Day Makes - Esther Phillips Tuxedo Junction - Manhattan Transfer Misty - Ray Stevens Secret Love - Freddy Fender My Elusive Dreams - Charlie Rich Baby Face - Wing & a Prayer Fife & Drum Corps Please Mr. Postman - Carpenters