The show ran a little long. There was no time for Jack's usual good-bye comments. Following the last commercial break, Don Wilson did a sponsorship announcement over a slide for the American Tobacco Company as Jack's theme began playing. Picture then cut to the CBS eye.
Jack: (monologue) Well, here it is, New Years Day, and I--I hope you all had a wonderful time last night. Incidentally, those of you who are seeing this show in color, I would suggest you take another cold shower because we're only on in black and white.
This episode was telecast live from CBS Television City in Hollywood.