The Merv Griffin Show

(ended 1986)
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  • S 19 : Ep 78

    January 8, 1982

    Aired 1/8/82

  • S 19 : Ep 77

    January 7, 1982

    Aired 1/7/82

  • S 19 : Ep 76

    January 6, 1982

    Aired 1/6/82

  • S 19 : Ep 75

    January 5, 1982

    Aired 1/5/82

  • S 19 : Ep 74

    January 4, 1982

    Aired 1/4/82

  • Cast & Crew
  • Merv Griffin

    Himself - Host

  • Arthur Treacher

    Himself

  • Mort Lindsey Orchestra

    Themselves

  • Gene Autry

    Himself

  • Otto Preminger

    Himself

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  • The Merv Griffin Show first aired on NBC (1962-1963, then again 1965-1968), CBS (1969-1972) and in syndication afterwards. Merv Griffin became a television host after filling in for Jack Parr on the Tonight Show in 1962 which impressed NBC enough to develop The Merv Griffin Show. Originally airing in black and white the first color telecast on The Merv Griffin Show was on August 24, 1967. Merv interviewed celebrities, politicians and some very interesting people over the years. A charming, eloquent host Merv had this wonderful interest in people which usually displayed itself in his signature expression of OOOOO and rapt attention to his guests.moreless

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    • Dr. Audrey Kargere: If we could all have psychic insight, we would see each human aura aglow with fine ethereal emanations.

    Notes (267)

    • The Merv Griffin Show was pre-empted on October 8, 1962 for Baseball final.

    • The Merv Griffin Show was pre-empted on October 10, 1962 for a Baseball finals game.

    • This episode was postponed from October 4, 1962 due to Baseball finals.

    • The Merv Griffin Show was postponed on October 31, 1962, episode aired on Friday November 2, 1962.

    • Episode was postponed on October 31, 1962 to air Friday November 2, 1962.

    • The Merv Griffin Show was pre-empted on January 1, 1963 for the Rose Bowl Parade.

    • After NBC cancelled the show they received 160,000 letters of protest in less than 2 weeks NBC got Merv back on air with a game show called "Word for Word" and gave him his own production company.

      Merv would come back in 1965 until 1969 with a 90 minute talk show (which some affiliates aired as 60 min shows).

    • This is Merv Griffin's final episode of the daytime talk show series program which premiered October 1, 1962.

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    Trivia (10)

    • Merv Griffin's talk show premiered the same day that Johnny Carson began hosting The Tonight Show.

    • Xavier Cugat and Charo were newly married on August 7, 1966 in Las Vegas' Caesars Palace. Two days after their appearance on Merv's show. Charo maintains that she was 15 years old at the time making her birth year 1951 and not 1941. This is still being disputed to this day.

    • Dr. Audrey Kargere said, "If we could all have psychic insight, we would see each human aura aglow with fine ethereal emanations." From her book Color and Personality.

    • Dick Roman was the preliminary winner of The Arthur Godfrey Talent Scout Show on April 21, 1958 singing "Love is a Many Splendored Thing".

    • Miss Miller in a crowded, junky room promotes her new favorite Merv Griffin whose talk show premieres in August 1969 she is the woman from the Jack Paar audience.

    • Singer Dorothy Morrison was the original lead vocalist on the 1960's song "Oh Happy Day".

    • This episode features the last television appearance by Jean Arthur.

    • "The Swarm" was the worst disaster film ever made, lasting two weeks at the box office. Produced and directed by Irwin Allen and featuring a stellar cast, the film was panned by film critics and moviegoers alike.

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  • Merv Griffin brings the Tonight Show format to daytime TV.

    By tmkreutzer, Mar 24, 2007

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