Kraft Music Hall - Season 12

NBC (ended 1971)




Episode Guide

  • Kaye Ballard / Dana Valery / Roy Castle
    --Des O'Connor (Summer 1970 host) - "It Had to Be You," "The Impossible Dream," "Possibilities," "One of Those Songs" and "Anytime"
    --Kaye Ballard, Des O'Connor & Dana Valery - "It Had to Be Me," "I Am My Sunshine" and "I'm the Cream in My Coffee"
    --Dana Valery - "I've Never Been This Close to Love Before"
    --Val Doonican (British singer) - "Love of a Gentle Woman"
    --Roy Castle (singer-comedian), Val Doonican and Des O'Connor - "What Is an Englishman?"
    --"The Now Man" - Kaye Ballard with a musical spoof of men's fashions.
    --Kaye Ballard, Des O'Connor, and Dana Valery do song parodies about egomania.moreless
  • Phil Silvers / Kaye Stevens / New Faces
    Music: --Des O'Connor (Summer 1970 host) - "Thinking of You," "World of Dreams" & "Honey" --Kaye Stevens - "Eli's Coming" --Phil Silvers, Kaye Stevens and Johnny Vyvyan - "If I Were Not in TV" --Phil Silvers, Kaye Stevens and Des O'Connor - "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid" --Des O'Connor and New Faces - "Danny Boy" --New Faces - "Summertime"

    Comedy: --Phil Silvers plays a derelict trying to mooch a meal --Des' parents (Phil Silvers and Kaye Stevens) catch him kissing the maid --Blackouts on driving instructors, life rafts and the guillotine.moreless

  • Al Martino / Phyllis Diller / Lonnie Donegan
    --Des O'Connor (Summer 1970 host) --Al Martino - "My Way" --Al Martino & Des O'Connor - "Careless Hands" --Des O'Connor - "For Once in My Life" & "With These Hands" --Phyllis Diller (comedian, appears in a sketch with Des O'Connor) --Lonnie Donegan and Des O'Connor - "After Taxes" --Mireille Mathieu - "Can Butterflies Cry?" --Mireille Marhieu & Des O'Connor - "Loneliness"moreless
  • Jimmie Rodgers / Connie Stevens / Des O'Connor
    Music: --Des O'Connor (Summer 1970 host) - "Anytime" & "When You're Smiling" --Jimmie Rodgers - "Child of Clay" --Jimmie Rodgers, Connie Stevens and Jimmy Edwards - "By Myself" --Connie Stevens - "Save the Country" --Des O'Connor and Jimmy Edwards - "Those Were the Days" Comedy: --Des O'Connor, Jimmie Rodgers and Connie Stevens perform a "wacky" medley of Western tunes --A spoof of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?"moreless
  • Britt Ekland / Bobby Vinton
    Music: --Des O'Connor (Summer 1970 host) - "The Nearness of You" & "Quiet Night of Quiet Stars" --Bobby Vinton - "No Arms Can Ever Hold You" --Harry Secombe (British actor-comedian) - "Catari" --Sacha Distel (French singer-guitarist) - "It Can Happen to You"

    Comedy sketches: --Britt Ekland and Des O'Connor play lovers who keep getting interrupted. --A puppet show sketch with Britt Ekland, Harry Secombe and Des O'Connor. --Harry Secombe plays Des O'Connor's stuffy singing teachermoreless

  • Burt Bacharach / Juliet Prowse / Dusty Springfield
    --Burt Bacharach (with singers and orchestra) - "Always Something There to Remind Me," "Alfie," and a medley of Bacharach's hits. --Burt Bacharach and Dusty Springfield - "A House is Not a Home" --Dusty Springfield - "Knowing When to Leave" --Juliet Prowse - "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" --Mireille Mathieu (French singer) - "I'm Coming Home" --All performers - Beatles medley --Plus, a film clip from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" featuring Burt Bacharach's Oscar winning song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head."moreless
  • Arte Johnson / Clodagh Rogers / George Kirby
    Music: --Des O'Connor (Summer 1970 host) - "Getting to Know You," "Rainy Day," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" & "Green, Green Grass of Home" --Clodagh Rogers - "Wolf" --Clodagh Rogers & Des O'Connor - "The Bird Walk" --Des O'Connor, Arte Johnson, George Kirby & Jim Cauton - sing "There'll Be Some Changes Made" --Raphael (from Spain) - "Bueno Amigo"

    Comedy: --Arte Johnson (comedian) - Arte rapidly ages while singing "Too Young" --George Kirby (comedian) - does impressions of Ed Sullivan, Pearl Bailey and John Wayne.moreless

  • Vikki Carr / George Gobel / Mrs. Miller / Roy Hudd
    Music: --Des O'Connor (Summer 1970 host) - "When Joanna Loved Me" "Didn't We?" & "Deed I Do" --Vikki Carr - "Singing My Song" --Vikki Carr and Des O'Connor - "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" --Vikki Carr and George Gobel - "Something to Remember You By" --George Gobel - "Indian Summer" --Mrs. Mills (British comedian) and Des O'Connor - "You're My Everything" --Roy Hudd (British comedian) - "Give Me That Old Shoe" and "Today I Loved Everybody"

    Comedy: --Vikki Carr plays amateur psychologist who tries to analyze husband Des --Roy Hudd and Des O'Connor do a mock adagio dance --George Gobel and Des O'Connor try to unload a sizzling bombmoreless

  • Sid Caesar / Edie Adams / Matt Monro
    Show taped in London: --Des O'Connor (Summer 1970 host) - "It Had to Be You," "It's Raining in My Heart" & "You Are My Lucky Star" --Sid Caesar (comedian, appears in two sketches) --Edie Adams - "One Step" --Edie Adams & Des O'Connor - medley: "I Feel a Song Coming On," "Without a Song," "Alfie," "These Foolish Things" & "I'm in Love with You" --Matt Monro - "For Once in My Life" --Matt Monro & Des O'Connor - "That Old Black Magic"moreless
  • Julie London / Terry-Thomas / Jo Anne Worley
    --Des O'Connor (Summer 1970 host) - "Mona Lisa," "Didn't We?" "Call Me" "The Impossible Dream," "Me and My Shadow" & "Portrait of My Love" --Julie London - "Softly, As I Leave You" & "Daddy" --Terry-Thomas - medley: "Thank Heaven for Little Girls," "Under the Bridges of Paris," "Wand'rin' Star" & "Tip-Toe Through the Tulips" --Jo Anne Worley (comedian, from "Laugh-In") - "I Want a Lot of Everything"

    Series regulars (Summer 1970): --Jack Douglas --The MacGregor Brothers --Jim Couton --Rexmoreless

  • Martha Raye / Phil Harris / Sandie Shaw
    Music: --Des O'Connor (Summer 1970 host) - "Something," "That Old Feeling," "Anytime" and "UFOing" --Martha Raye - "Watch the Birdie" --Martha Raye and Phil Harris - "You Say the Nicest Things" --Phil Harris - "Gentle on My Mind" --Phil Harris and Des O'Connor - "Chesapeake Bay" --Sandie Shaw - "Wight is Wight" (actual title, not a typo)

    Comedy: --Haunted house sketch with Martha Raye, Phil Harris and Des O'Connor. --A spoof of crime films with Des O'Connor and series regular Jack Douglas.moreless

  • Burt Bacharach / Dionne Warwick / Joel Grey
    An Evening with Burt Bacharach --Burt Bacarach and Dionne Warwick - "Make it Easy on Yourself" & "Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets" --Dionne Warwick - "What the World Needs Now is Love" --Burt Bacarach and Joel Grey - "What's New Pussycat?" --Joel Grey - "Anyone Who Had a Heart," "This Guy's In Love With You" & "Bridge Over Troubled Water" --Sacha Distel (French singer-guitarist) - "The Good Life" --Sacha Distel and Burt Bacarach - "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"moreless
  • Carol Lawrence / Bob Denver / Val Doonican
    --Des O'Connor (Summer 1970 host) - "With Pen in Hand," "Sign of the Singing Symbol," "Applause" & "Anytime" --Carol Lawrence and Des O'Connor - "I'll Never Forgive Myself" --Carol Lawrence - "What are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" --Bob Denver (actor-comdian) --Val Doonican - "Agricultural Irish Girl" --Val Doonican and Des O'Connor - medley: "I Love Because," Welcome to My World" & "That's Why I Love Her"moreless
  • Dan Blocker / Jo Anne Worley / Mireille Mathieu
    Music: --Des O'Connor (Summer 1970 host) - "Something," "This Guy's in Love with You," "One of Those Songs" & "Anytime" --Dan Blocker and Des O'Connor - "I'll Learn Ya" --Jo Anne Worley - "Hungry" --Mireille Mathieu - "I Live for You" & "When You Return" --Mireille Mathieu and Des O'Connor - "Boom," "My Heart Sings," The Last Waltz"moreless
  • Dusty Springfield / Dyan Cannon / Gene Barry / Terry-Thomas
    Guests: --Des O'Connor (Summer 1970 host) - "My Cup Runneth Over," "Butterflies in the Rain" & "The Other Man's Grass" --Dusty Springfield - "Free Girl" & "How Can I Be Sure?" --Dusty Springfield and Des O'Connor - "Messing About on the River" --Dyan Cannon - "If You Go Away" --Gene Barry - "Clouds" --Terry-Thomas --Jack Douglas --The MacGregor Brothers (comedians) --Jim Couton and his dog Rexmoreless
  • Robert Morse / Liberace / Teresa Graves / Elke Sommer
    --Des O'Connor (Summer 1970 host) - "No One but You," "That's Why I Love Her," "This Guy's in Love with You" & "Anytime" --Robert Morse - "Lonely Town" --Liberace - "San Francisco" --Teresa Graves (from "Laugh-In") - "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" --Elke Sommer - "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" --Jack Douglas (comedy writer) --The MacGregor Brothers (comedians) --Des O'Connor and the MacGregor Brothers - "You Always Hurt the One You Love"moreless
  • Phil Harris Presents Bobbie Gentry, Part 2
    Guests (second of a two-part Country Music show): --Phil Harris (co-host) --Bobbie Gentry (co-host) - "Rainmaker" --Bernadette Peters - "California Dreamin'" --Roy Clark - "I Never Picked Cotton" --John Hartford - "Tear-Stained Monologue" --Jackie Benington (1969 America's Junior Miss) --All guests - medley: "Brother Love's Salvation Show," Walk a Mile in My Shoes," "Let It Be," "Bridge Over Troubled Water" & "Peace in the Valley"

    Comedy: --Roy Clark pulls some comic cure-alls out of a medicine bag.moreless

  • Phil Harris Presents Bobbie Gentry, Part 1
    Guests (First of two Country Music shows): --Phil Harris - "Mr. Bojangles" --Bobbie Gentry - "He Made a Woman Out of Me" --Bernadette Peters and Bobbie Gentry - "Save the Country" --Charley Pride - "Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone?" --Charley Pride and Phil Harris - "Cotton Fields Back Home" --Bernadette Peters - "Golden Slumbers" --John Hartford - "Meanwhile, You Sit by My Banjo"moreless
  • Kraft Presents Eddy Arnold
    --Eddy Arnold - "In the Middle of the Morning" --Jackie DeShannon - "You Keep Me Hangin' On" & "Hurt So Bad" --John Davidson - "Somewhere" --Charlie Callas (comedian) - (1) does his own version of Marc Anthony's eulogy of Julius Caesar. (2) appears as a Mexican who possesses the secret of longevity. --Peter Matz orchestramoreless
  • Kraft Presents Phil Silvers and Paul Lynde
    Guests: --Phil Silvers and Paul Lynde (co-hosts) --Barbara Feldon --Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara - comedy routine: Jerry interviews Anne, a member of the Silent Majority. --Joe Frazier and the Knockabouts (boxer with his rock group) - "In the Midnight Hour" --Rocky Graziano (cameo) - appears in a sketch with Silvers and Frazier about 2 shady boxing managers looking for a heavyweight. --All (entire cast) - appears in a parody of the movie "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"moreless
  • Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme / Peggy Lee
    Music: --Steve Lawrence - "Mama, a Rainbow" --Eydie Gorme - "Tonight I'll Say a Prayer" --Peggy Lee - "Me and My Shadow" --Steve, Eydie and Peggy appear together in a concert segment. Comedy: --"It Was a Very Good Year" - vignettes with Steve and Eydie at ages 17, 21, 35 and 64. --Shecky Green (1) plays an Italian film director, and (2) joins Steve and Eydie in a spoof of old "B" movies.moreless
  • Alan King's Wonderful World of Aggravation, Part II
    "Alan King's Wonderful World of Aggravation, Part II" Sketches: --Mr. and Mrs. Plotman (Alan King and Anne Meara) find a few surprises when they visit their child's college on parents' day. --Alan King as a hospital patient dealing with a rowdy roomate (Paul Lynde). --Alan, Anne, Paul and Michele play a "marriage game" which could result in divorce.moreless
  • Eddy Arnold - America in the 70's
    "America in the '70's" - a salute to the new decade --Eddy Arnold - "Soul Deep," "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Tennessee Stud" --Eddy Arnold and Anita Bryant - "I'm Little But I'm Loud" --Anita Bryant - "New World Coming" --Browning Bryant (teenage singer, not related to Anita) - "Turn, Turn, Turn" Comedy: --Arte Johnson appears in two sketches. He plays (1) an inventor presenting the world's first completely automated home; and (2) "Mr. Crushed Velvet," the hottest young composer in the music industry.moreless
  • Kraft Presents Petula Clark
    Music: --Petula Clark - "I Couldn't Live without Your Love," "Sign of the Times" and "A Natural Woman" --Anthony Newley - performs a medley (of songs from his two big shows): "The Joker," "Look at That Face," "Gonna Build a Mountain," "What Kind of Fool am I" & "Just Once in a Lifetime" --Lou Rawls - "It Was A Very Good Year" --Petula Clark and Lou Rawls - "Three O'Clock in the Morning" --Clark, Rawls and Newley - blues medley ("Mood Indigo," "God Bless the Child" & "Kansas City")

    Sketch: --Petula and Tony do a sketch about a pair of Cockney Vaudevillians whose act was called "The Lovebirds."moreless

  • Kraft Presents Desi Arnaz
    --Desi Arnaz (host) - "Cuban Pete," "Turn Around" and "Babalu" --Vivian Vance --Bernadette Peters - "Chewi Chewi" & "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" --Desi Arnaz, Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Lucie Arnaz - "Straw Hat Song" --Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Arnaz - "Under the Bamboo Tree"

    Comedy sketches include: --Desi playing an overage band leader at a high school prom.moreless

  • Kraft Presents Eddy Arnold
    --Eddy Arnold (host) - "Raindrops," "Soul Deep," "A Man's Kind of Woman" and "The Tennessee Waltz" --Florence Henderson - "People Gotta Be Free" --Sacha Distel (singer-guitarist from France) - "Bon Soir, dame" --Eddy Arnold and Sacha Distel - "Melodie d'Amour" --Eddy Arnold, Florance Henderson and Sacha Distel - Richard Rodgers medley Comedy: --Sid Caesar and Florence Henderson appear together in two sketches: (1) A butler tries, in vain, to work quietly while his employer, Mme. Davenport, sings an aria. (2) Leo the Lion encounters a lovely lioness.moreless
  • The Friars Roast Jack Benny
    "The Friars Roast Jack Benny" with Johnny Carson (as the Roastmaster) Guests: --Spiro Agnew (Vice-President) --Milton Berle --George Burns --Phil Harris --Dennis Day --Alan King --Ed Sullivan
  • Alan King Rings In The New Year and Wrings Out The Old
    --Alan King --Michele Lee --Paul Lynde --David Frye --Gene Baylos
  • Christmas with Wayne Newton
    1969 Christmas Show --Wayne Newton (host) - "Christmas Journey" --The Cowsills - "Silver Bells" and "Jingle Bell Rock" --Jack Wild - "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" --Julie Budd - "My Favorite Things" --Wayne Newton and Julie Budd - "Winter Wonderland" --Christopher Hewett (English actor, appearing as Charles Dickens) --The Singing Angels - "Jingle Bells," "Carol of the Bells" and "Silent Night" --Wayne Newton and the Singing Angels - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" --"Oliver" medley with Wayne Newton, Julie Budd, Jack Wild and the Cowsills: (1) "Consider Yourself"; (2) "Who Will Buy"; (3) "I'd Do Anything" (Jack Wild and Susan Cowsill); (4) "Got To Pick a Pocket or Two" (the Cowsills); (5) "As Long as She Needs Me"moreless
  • Kraft Presents Steve & Eydie
    --Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme (co-hosts) - "Come Back to Me," "Walk On By," "You and I," "The Honeymoon Is Over," "Didn't We?" and "Hurry Home for Christmas" --Sonny & Cher - "I'm Gonna Hold You Tighter" --Sonny & Cher, Steve & Eydie - "The Look of Love," "Go Away, Little Girl" & "What the World Needs Now" --Sid Caesar (comedian) --The Carnival (Brazilian rock group) - "Laia Ladaia" --Eydie Gorme and the Carnival - "Son of a Preacher Man"

    Comedy sketches: --Sid Caesar plays an older husband who's trying to keep up with his young wife. --Sid Caesar, Steve & Eydie parody sex educationmoreless

  • Johnny Cash - American Songbag
    "Johnny Cash - American Songbag" with Special Guest Star - Miss Peggy Lee Songs of the American Heritage (woven around the writings of Carl Sandburg) --Johnny Cash - "This Land Is Your Land," "Going to Memphis," "Rock Island Line" and "Delia's Gone" --Peggy Lee - "Is That All There Is?" --Johnny Cash and Peggy Lee - "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and a love song medley --Carl Perkins - "C.C. Rider" --The Statler Brothers - "Shenandoah" --The Carter Family - "Foggy Mountain Top" --Johnny Cash and Browning Bryant - "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More" --Browning Bryant - "Try to Remember" --The Tennessee Threemoreless
  • Alan King...Public Consumer Number One
    A Tribute to the "Mistreated" Consumer Music: --Alan King - sings "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" --Angie Dickinson - "Daddy" --Angie Dickinson and Alan King - "Girl Talk" --Paul Lynde (comedian) --Marian Mercer (from Broadway's "Promises, Promises") Comedy: --A couple, Alan and Angie, have problems (1) collecting fire insurance from a reluctant insurance man, (2) buying a toaster and (3) coping with a greedy maitre d'moreless
  • The Sound of Burt Bacharach
    "The Sound of Bacharach" - features the music of Bacharach, plus a tribute to Harold Arlen. --Lena Horne, Tony Bennett and Burt Bacharach perform a medley of Bacharach tunes. --Edward Villella (New York City ballet star) with partner - dance to "This Guy's in Love with You" and "Promises, Promises." Tribute to Harold Arlen --Lena Horne - "Stormy Weather" (Harold Arlen song originally introduced by Lena at the Cotton Club ) --Lena, Tony, and Burt - medley of songs written by Harold Arlen ("I've Got the World on a String," "Happiness is a Thing called Joe," "Let's Fall in Love," "Last Night When We were Young," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Down with Love" and "Right as the Rain."moreless
  • Kraft Presents Eddy Arnold
    --Eddy Arnold (host) - "Morning of My Mind," "Jean," "Since December" and medley ("Margie, Margie," "Sweet Sue," "Ida," "My Name Is Sue" and "Molly Darlin'.") --The Lettermen - "Shangri-La" --Eddy Arnold and the Lettermen - medley: "Smile (Though Your Heart Is Breaking)," "When I Fall In Love," "A Summer Place," "Love Is Blue," "Our Day Will Come," "Goin' Out of My Head," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," "Hurts So Bad" and "More" --Browning Bryant - "Moon River" --Judy Carne - sings "In My Life" and does an Oliver medley. --Tom Seaver and the Lettermen - "Nancy with the Laughing Face" Comedy: --An advertising agent (Judy Carne) tries to sign Tom Seaver. --Blackouts with Tom Seaver pitching --In a sketch with Tom Seaver, Judy plays Tom's wife Nancy.moreless
  • Alan King Stops The Press
    "Alan King Stops the Press" - a satrical look at newspapers Comedy: --Alan King (host) - does a monologue on editorials, horoscopes and cheesecake photos. --A husband (Alan King) gets a low score when his wife (Barbara Feldon) takes a "rate your mate" quiz. --Paul Lynde plays (1) a newspaper food critic (2) a sportswriter interviewing skinny rookie U.T. Thompson, played by Charlie Callas Music: --Alan King - "Didn't We?" --Barbara Feldon - "Fugue for Tinhorns" and "Spinning Wheel"moreless
  • 3rd Annual Country Music Association Awards
    Country Music Association Awards (broadcast from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville) --hosted by Tennessee Ernie Ford Scheduled performers: --Glen Campbell - "Galveston" --Johnny Cash - "A Boy Named Sue" & "Daddy Sang Bass" --Charley Pride - "All I Have to Offer You Is Me" --Freddy Weller - "Games People Play" Other guests/presenters (scheduled): --Chet Atkins --Gene Autry --The Carter Family --Roy Clark --Floyd Cramer --Bobby Goldsboro --Merle Haggard --Phil Harris --Bill Monroe --Fess Parker --Jimmie Rodgersmoreless
  • Kraft Presents Wayne Newton
    --Wayne Newton (host) - "Hello, My Baby," "What Kind of Fool Am I?" "The Lord Must Be in New York City" & "Blowin' in the Wind" --Michele Lee (singer-actress) - "Runnin' Wild" --Terry-Thomas (British comedian) - does a monologue on doors. --Hines, Hines & Dad (dancers) - "Sweet Georgia Brown" --Wayne Newton and Hines, Hines & Dad - "Walkin' on New Grass"

    Comedy sketches: --A reporter (Michele Lee) interviews a wacky fashion designer (Terry-Thomas). --A couple (Michele and Terry) is happily shipwrecked. --Terry plays a director describing his all-insect nudist movie.moreless

  • The Friars Roast Milton Berle
    "The Friars Roast Milton Berle" with Alan King as the "Roastmaster" Guests: --Jack Benny --Red Buttons --Don Drysdale (former Dodger's pitcher) --Steve Lawrence --Jan Murray --Bishop Fulton J. Sheen --Henny Youngman
  • Kraft Presents Eddy Arnold
    --Eddy Arnold (host) - "That's How Much I Love You," "I'll Hold You in My Heart" & "Make the World Go Away" --Bobbie Gentry - "Peaceful" --Bernadette Peters --Phil Harris --Browning Bryant (teenage singer) - "Patches" --Phil Harris, Eddy Arnold and Bobbie Gentry - "Muskrat Ramble" --All guests - Country medley: "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Jackson," "Green Green Grass," "Harper Valley PTA," "Gentle on My Mind" and "Honey"moreless
  • Alan King: A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to September
    --Alan King (host) --Alan King and Browning Bryant - "The Straight Life" --Browning Bryant (teenage singer) - "Shenandoah" --Carol Lawrence - "Wait till the Sun Shines, Nellie" --Carol Lawrence and Alan King - medley: "Summertime," "Blue Skies" and "Up a Lazy River" --Marian Mercer (actress, from Broadway's "Promises, Promises") --Carl Ballantine (comedian)moreless