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  • Season 1
    • 101
      101
      Episode 1
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      OLDIES BUT GOODIES COUNTDOWN -- Actor Sean Connery singing in a 1959 film appearance, young David Letterman and Michael Keaton together and Gregory Hines singing on The Tonight Show. JOKE OF THE WEEK -- Comedian Jerry Seinfeld gives his take on pajamas.
      STARS BEHIND BARS -- Academy Award winner Kathy Bates appears as an inmate on All My Children.
      STAR ANECDOTE -- Alan Thicke looks back at his first TV show, while singer Kenny Rogers sees footage of an early TV appearance.
      GUESS WHO? -- Audience members identify the early work of Janine Turner and Rob Reiner
      SITCOM SURPRISES -- Regis Philbin in a 1968 appearance on Get Smart.
      BEFORE THEY WERE CHAMPIONS -- Early home movies of a young Andre Agassi.
      HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK -- Featuring Jack Nicholson, Kim Bassinger and David Hasselhoff.
      AS THE STAR TURNS -- The As The World Turns roles of Steven Weber and Julianne Moore.
      ANIMAL MAGNETISM -- Along with Jessica Lange in King Kong, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ann Jillian and Elijah Wood in some early work with animals.
      FIRST FILMS -- Actress Whoppi Goldberg makes her screen debut in 1981's Citizen.
      MAILBAG -- Scott Baio answers inquiries about TV stars Faith Ford and Matt LeBlanc.moreless
    • 102
      102
      Episode 2
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      STARS IN CARS -- Work on wheels by TV legend Johnny Carson, Florence Henderson and John Goodman.
      SONG THE WEEK -- Comedian Jim Carrey impersonates singer Tom Jones.
      STAR ANECDOTE -- Star Tony Danza's 1978 film Fast Lane Blues and Reginald Vel Johnson looks back at his portrayal of Santa Claus.
      GUESS WHO? -- Audience members identify early appearances by Ed O'Neill and Lucille Ball.
      JOKE OF THE WEEK -- Bill Cosby's 1963 comedy act on The Jack Paar Show.
      BEHIND THE SCENES -- Features the 1985 screen test of actress Meg Ryan.
      FUN & GAMES -- Actress Kirstie Alley as a contestant on The Match Game.
      AS THE STAR TURNS -- The early As The World Turns roles of Marisa Tomei and Courtney Cox.
      SWEET SUCCESS -- Featuring commercial appearances of Nancy Travis, Charles Kimbrough, Lea Thompson and Drew Barrymore.
      MAILBAG -- Scott Baio answers inquiries about Hector Elizondo and Michelle Pfeiffer.moreless
    • 103
      103
      Episode 3
      0.0
      SERVICE WITH A STAR -- Actor Jim Belushi's 1983 Sugar or Plain?
      SONG THE WEEK -- A look at a little known singing performance by actor Val Kilmer.
      MAGICAL PERFORMANCES -- Funnyman Steve Martin's magic act on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
      GUESS WHO? -- Audience members are challenged to identify clips with Suzanne Somers and Lorenzo Lamas.
      AS THE STAR TURNS -- Actor Wesley Snipes on a 1984 episode of All My Children.
      JOKE OF THE WEEK -- A peek at Rosie O'Donnell's 1979 stand-up comedy act.
      BEFORE THEY WERE STARS YEARBOOK -- A look back at the high school yearbook photos of Bette Midler, Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere.
      STAR ANECDOTE -- Actor John Ritter reflects on an early TV role.
      FIRST FILMS -- Superstar Kevin Costner's 1974 appearance in Sizzle Beach.
      HAIR -- A look at hair commercials by Shelley Long, Laura Leighton, Jaclyn Smith and Jeff Daniels.
      ROLE MODELS -- Actress Jennifer Aniston's shows up in the 1992 sketch comedy series, The Edge.
      MAILBAG -- Scott Baio answers questions about stars Clint Eastwood, Cynthia Stevenson and Michael Lunsford.moreless
    • 104
      104
      Episode 4
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      DATE WITH A STAR -- This segment highlights Dating Game appearances of stars Jeff Bridges, Teri Garr, James Caan and Sally Field.
      JOKE THE WEEK -- A look at an early stand-up comedy performance of Mad About You's Paul Reiser.
      STAR ANECDOTES -- Baywatch star Yasmine Bleeth recalls a childhood film performance, while a pair of Indianapolis broadcasters reflect on the early career of David Letterman.
      GUESS WHO? -- Audience members are asked to identify Rosie Perez and Faye Dunaway.
      AS THE STAR TURNS -- Featuring actor Kelsey Grammar's 1984 appearance on Another World.
      SONG OF THE WEEK -- A surprising clip of a young Jeremy Irons in 1970.
      BEFORE THEY WERE STARS BULLETIN -- Beau Bridges in 1965's Valley of the Giants.
      BEFORE THEY WERE STARS YEARBOOK -- The high school yearbook photos of Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas and Oprah Winfrey.
      BAD BOYS -- Featuring actors Bill Paxton, Peter Falk and Kurt Russell as tough guys.
      BEFORE THEY WERE STARS EXCLUSIVE -- A 1963 clip of The Dinah Shore Special marking the network television debut of Barbra Streisand.
      MAILBAG -- Scott Baio fields questions about actor Jimmy Smits and funnyman Phil Hartman.moreless
    • 105
      105
      Episode 5
      0.0
      NATIONAL ANTHEM -- A segment featuring country music star Reba McIntire singing The Star Spangled Banner in 1978.
      JUST KIDDING -- A look at some very early performances from Joey Lawrence, Candice Bergen, Corey Feldman and Tori Spelling.
       STAR ANECDOTES -- Lois and Clark star Teri Hatcher recalls her years as a San Francisco 49er cheerleader, actress Loni Anderson in an early commercial audition and Naomi Judd's 1973 game show appearance.
      BEFORE THEY WERE STARS CLASSIC -- A 1950 commercial with the legendary Marilyn Monroe.
      GUESS WHO? -- Audience members are challenged with clips of Christian Slater and Mary Lou Henner.
      JOKE OF THE WEEK -- Actor Arsenio Hall performing his stand up comedy routine.
      BEFORE THEY WERE STARS YEARBOOK -- Revealing high school yearbook photos of Tom Hanks, Jessica Lange and Patrick Swayze.
      SONG OF THE WEEK -- A look back to the early days of singer Garth Brooks' career.
      AS THE STAR TURNS -- Featuring actor Larry Hagman in his 1960 appearance on Search for Tomorrow.
      HOW THE WEST WAS BEGUN -- Early western performances by Jeff Fahey, Jack Palance, Dennis Hopper and Tyne Daly.
      MAILBAG -- Scott Baio answers an inquiry about actor Sylvester Stallone.moreless
    • 106
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      Episode 6
      0.0
      WHEN THEY WERE SQUARES -- This opening segment features Brett Butler, Ellen DeGeneres, Brad Pitt and Jerry Seinfeld as they appeared on the game show Hollywood Squares.
      JOKE OF THE WEEK -- A look back at an early stand-up comedy performance by Wayne's World and Saturday Night Live star Dana Carvey.
      STAR ANECDOTES -- Jeopardy's Alex Trebek looks back at an early TV appearance while a neighbor reminisces about singer/actress Dolly Parton.
      GUESS WHO? -- Audience members are challenged to recognize Suzanne Pleshette and Shannon Doherty.
      AS THE STAR TURNS -- Featuring Kevin Bacon's early appearance on The Guiding Light.
      BEFORE THEY WERE STARS YEARBOOK -- Old high school yearbook photos of Woody Harrelson, Luke Perry and Susan Sarandon.
      SONG OF THE WEEK -- A look back at actor Lou Gossett, Jr. performing a song in 1970.
      WHAT'S COOKIN' -- These early performances featuring food and stars include Emma Thompson, David Letterman and Jeff Daniels.
      YESTERDAY'S NEWS -- Comedian George Carlin in a 1966 performance as a TV news anchor.
      MAILBAG -- Scott Baio answers an inquiry about actor Daniel Stern.moreless
    • 107
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      Episode 7
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      FUN & GAMES -- Game show appearances by Kathy Najimy, Burt Reynolds and Rosanne.
      SONG OF THE WEEK -- This 1976 clip features John Travolta singing on Dinah.
      GUILTY -- Actor Robert Redford in seen during his 1960 role on Perry Mason.
      GUESS WHO? -- Audience members try to identify ER's Anthony Edwards and LA Law's Corbin Bernsen.
      SITCOM SURPRISES -- Featuring a young Kurt Russell's 1965 Gilligan's Island appearance.
      JOKE OF THE WEEK -- Actor Michael Keaton trying out his stand-up routine in 1977.
      STAR ANECDOTES -- Hangin' With Mr. Cooper star Mark Curry revisits his childhood neighborhood, while host Scott Baio takes a look at his own big screen debut in Bugsy Malone.
      MAGICAL PERFORMANCES -- Magician David Copperfield is shown on The Mike Douglas Show.
      AS THE STAR TURNS -- Grant Show and Yasmine Bleeth together on Ryan's Hope.
      BEFORE THEY WERE STARS PLAYHOUSE -- Featuring performances by Jerry Orbach, Mayim Bialik, Edward Asner and Sharon Gless.
      MAILBAG -- Scott Baio answers an inquiry about comic Pauly Shore.moreless
    • 108
      108
      Episode 8
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      OLDIES BUT GOODIES COUNTDOWN -- A look at early musical performances by David Hasslhoff, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tony Bennett.
      MAN IN A BATTLE...WITH HIMSELF! -- Actor Robert DeNiro in his 1971 movie, The Swap.
      STAR ANECDOTES -- A New Jersey actress recalls the young Jason Alexander and The Larry Sanders Show star Jeffrey Tambor recalls his many hairy roles.
      GUESS WHO? -- Audience members identify Hugh Grant and Josie Bisset.
      AS THE STAR TURNS -- Lauren Holly is shown in a 1987 episode of All My Children.
      ANIMAL MAGNETISM -- This segment features stars Matt LeBlanc, Jeff Bridges and Farrah Fawcett in their early work with animals.
      BEFORE THEY WERE STARS YEARBOOK -- Featuring high school photos of John Goodman, Meg Ryan and Robin Williams.
      JOKE OF THE WEEK -- Comedian Richard Lewis is shown during a 1975 performance on The Mike Douglas Show.
      BEHIND THE SCENES -- A very early look at film star Bruce Willis.
      MAILBAG -- Scott Baio answers an inquiry about early commercials by Danny Aiello and Lily Tomlin.moreless
    • 109
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      Episode 9
      9.5
      BAD TO THE BONE -- Some early tough guy and tough gal performances from Harvey Keitel, Debra Winger and Leonard Nimoy.
      YESTERDAY'S NEWS -- TV star David Letterman is shown as a newscaster on Mary.
      STAR ANECDOTES -- After Betty White and Marie Osmond recall their first television appearances, comedian Drew Carey takes a look back at his 1988 debut on Star Search.
      GUESS WHO? -- Audience members are asked to identify Loni Anderson and a young Dennis Hopper.
      AS THE STAR TURNS -- Meg Ryan's 1982 appearance on As The World Turns.
      SONG & DANCE -- This segment features a look at Academy Award winner Woody Allen on The Kraft Summer Music Hall in 1965.
      BEFORE THEY WERE STARS YEARBOOK -- Featuring high school photos of Michael Keaton, Rosie O'Donnell and singer Garth Brooks.
      SONG OF THE WEEK -- Actress Mare Winningham is shown in 1977 on The Gong Show.
      BEFORE THEY WERE STARS COMEDY CLUB -- A trio of clips looking at the early stand-up careers of comics Tim Allen, Billy Crystal and Kevin Nealon.
      ALL STAR POLITICIANS -- Featuring Frasier's John Mahoney in a well known fast food ad.
      MAILBAG -- Scott Baio answers an inquiry about the early work of Monty Python star John Cleese and actress Swoosie Kurtz.moreless
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