The Jack Paar Program - Season 1

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Episode Guide

  • June 7, 1963
    June 7, 1963
    Episode 35
    6/7/63
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    Jack's guests are actress Anne Bancroft, comedian Buddy Hackett and Kukla, Fran and Ollie.

    Highlights:
    Anne Bancroft sings "Where Are You?" and "These Foolish Things".

  • May 31, 1963
    May 31, 1963
    Episode 34
    5/31/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are comedians Jonathan Winters and Wally Cox, singer Earl Wrightson and pianist Jose Melis.

    Highlights:
    Jonathan Winters with his baseball pitcher pantomime and wacky chatter keep everyone in stitches.
    Jose plays "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue".
    Wally Cox tries to sing.
    Earl Wrightson sings "They Call the Wind Maria".
    Plus, Paar has some interesting films to show on a post World War II "cult" and one on lion cubs.

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  • May 17, 1963
    May 17, 1963
    Episode 33
    5/17/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are actress Anne Bancroft, singer-actor Gordon MacRae and Sheila MacRae, humorist Sam Levenson and a taped interview with Lady Astor and her remarks on Sir Winston Churchill, The Cliveden set, George Bernard Shaw etc.

  • May 10, 1963
    May 10, 1963
    Episode 32
    5/10/63
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    Jack's guests are playwright-actor Peter Ustinov, singer Pearl Bailey, comedienne Peggy Cass and Allen Funt host of Candid Camera.

    Highlights:
    Pear Bailey sings a medley of songs "Chicago", "Without a Song" and "Indian Love Call".
    Allen Funt with three revealing Candid Camera bits about charity, gallantry and children.

  • May 3, 1963
    May 3, 1963
    Episode 31
    5/3/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are author Alexander King, comedienne Phyllis Diller, humorist-commentator John Henry Faulk and singer Gisele MacKenzie.

    Highlights:
    Gisele sings a medley of Broadway tunes.
    Jack shows films of Norman Carr, warden of Northern Rhodesia's largest game perserve.
    Jack interviews a charming Texan whom he considers an unsung American hero.

  • April 26, 1963
    April 26, 1963
    Episode 30
    4/26/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are singer Kate Smith, comedians Jonathan Winters and Cliff Arquette, pantomimist Gene Sheldon and French singer Genevieve.

    Highlights:
    Kate Smith sings "Call Me Irresistable" and "What Kind of Fool Am I?"

  • April 19, 1963
    April 19, 1963
    Episode 29
    4/19/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are entertainer Liberace, comedian Milton Berle, singer Helen Traubel and musician-comic Woody Allen (Helen and Woody were both last minute cancellations).

    Highlights:
    Liberace performs his version of "The Twist".
    Liberace shows films of his palatial West Coast residence.
    Jack shows films of his family at home.

  • April 12, 1963
    April 12, 1963
    Episode 28
    4/12/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, actor Robert Ryan, newsman-author Jim Bishop and Jack's daughter Randy Paar.

    Highlights:
    Mahalia Jackson provides an Easter atmosphere with her holiday spirituals.
    Jim Bishop is on hand to add scholarship and research to the story of the life of Christ with his own writings of "Day Christ Died".
    More home movies, this time of Jack's trip through the Holy Land.

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  • April 5, 1963
    April 5, 1963
    Episode 27
    4/5/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are singer Nat King Cole, actor-playwright Peter Ustinov, stage and screen actor Robert Morse, comic actor Charles Nelson Reilly and comedian Bob Newhart.

    Highlights:
    Nat King Cole sings "All Over the World".
    Robert Morse and Charles Nelson Reilly offer "Honest Mistake" from their hit Broadway play "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying".
    Bob Newhart tells his buddy on the phone how to dismantle a bomb.

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  • March 29, 1963
    March 29, 1963
    Episode 26
    3/29/63
    0.0
    Jack's guests are Edward G. Robinson, French actor-singer Charles Aznavour, British comedian Harry Secombe and Brooks Hays, President Kennedy's special assistant on international affairs. Highlights: Hays who is about to embark on a six country African tour, discusses the humorous side of politics. Charles Aznavour sings "You've Let Yourself Go".
  • March 22, 1963
    March 22, 1963
    Episode 25
    3/22/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are Senator Barry Goldwater with a film of the Senator's Phoenix, Arizona home, family and hobbies, comedy team Phil Ford and Mimi Hines, British comedian Dickie Henderson and Peter Hinnen's Swiss yodeling.

  • March 15, 1963
    March 15, 1963
    Episode 24
    3/15/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are singer-actress Liza Minnelli, comedian-actor Don Adams, French singer Genevieve, puppeteer Jim Henson and Jane Henson and The Muppets.

    Highlights:
    Liza sings "The Way You Look Tonight" and "You Can't Take That Away From Me".
    Genevieve sings a medley of Irish songs.
    Don Adams does a routine as a defense attorney - TV
    The Muppets perform "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face".
    In a film segment Randy Paar conducts interviews with British and Irish children.

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  • March 8, 1963
    March 8, 1963
    Episode 23
    3/8/63
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    Jack's guests are former Vice-President Richard M. Nixon, singer Helen O'Connell and Dr. John C. Lilly. Highlights: Helen O'Connell sings "Fly Me to the Moon". Former Vice-President Richard M. Nixon makes his first network TV appearance since last November, when he lost a hard-fought contest for the Governorship of California. Mr. Nixon has given Jack carte blanche on question topics; matters personal, political, National and international are to be covered. Neuro-Psychologist John C. Lilly, shows films about his research on dolphins and how they communicate.moreless
  • March 1, 1963
    March 1, 1963
    Episode 22
    3/1/63
    8.5

    Jack Paar's guests are guitarist Les Paul and vocalist Mary Ford, humorist-author Alexander King, comedian Dick Gregory, the remarkable psychic Criswell and a return visit from the cast of Broadway's "Beyond the Fringe" who only do two short pieces.

    Highlights:
    Criswell made an amazing forecast on "The Jack Paar Program" on March 10, 1963: "I predict that President Kennedy will not run for re-election in 1964, because of something that will happen to him in November 1963."

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  • February 22, 1963
    February 22, 1963
    Episode 21
    2/22/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are stage and film actor Peter Ustinov, comic actor Shelley Berman and singer Florence Henderson who makes her third appearance.

    Highlights:
    One of the filmed sequences illustrates the remarkable expressiveness of the hands of the people of Rome, while the other takes a look at an elephant and a rhino in Africa being tested in the cause of wildlife preservation.

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  • February 15, 1963
    February 15, 1963
    Episode 20
    2/15/63
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    Jack's guests are comedian-actor George Burns, singer Pearl Bailey and actor Hans Conried.

    Highlights:
    George Burns regales stories of show biz in the good ole days in vaudeville.
    Pearl Bailey sings a medley with "Small World", "In San Francisco" and "Some of These Days".
    In a filmed segment Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by Hans Conried) conducts a press conference for a group of schoolchildren.

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  • February 8, 1963
    February 8, 1963
    Episode 19
    2/8/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are pianist Oscar Levant, comedian Jackie Mason and Tom and Dick Smothers of the Smothers Brothers.

    Highlights:
    Levant discusses his health, politicians and Hollywood personalities. Mason's monolog deals with the lessons his grandfather taught him. The Smothers Brothers give their version of a Brazilian folk song.

    Jack shows a film how Italians express themselves with their hands.

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  • February 1, 1963
    February 1, 1963
    Episode 18
    2/1/63
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    Jack's guests are "Candid Camera's" Allen Funt, songstress Helen O'Connell, Gene Sheldon and humorist Sam Levenson.

    Highlights:
    Jack shows films of the Brooklyn school where Levenson once taught.

    Funt shows his favorite "Candid Camera" shots of unsuspecting subjects.

  • January 25, 1963
    January 25, 1963
    Episode 17
    1/25/63
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    Jack's guests are actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, singer Florence Henderson and Randy Paar.

    Highlights:
    A British Broadcasting company spoof about "the spaghetti tree".
    This one has bits of everything, from Zsa Zsa to My Fair Lady in German.
    Jack taped this one without an audience so he takes you around the studio for a behind-the-scenes look at the mechanics of TV.
    In the process, you'll see a tape machine and a bit of tape you've seen before about a language joke; clips of film he took in a helicopter flying over the Acropolis in Athens and the Coliseum in Rome; a film of an interview Randy Paar made with some Japanese students and a cute piece of business about putting a number together with Florence Henderson.

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  • January 11, 1963
    January 11, 1963
    Episode 16
    1/11/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are singer Jimmy Dean, comedian Jack E. Leonard, gambling expert John Scarne and vocalist Betty Johnson. Plus, films of Jack Leonard's typical day as he makes the rounds of Manhattan's favorite haunts of comedians.

  • January 4, 1963
    January 4, 1963
    Episode 15
    1/4/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are actresses Jayne Mansfield and Zsa Zsa Gabor, ventriloquist Senor Wences and the Plaza 9 Review.

    Highlights:
    Jack introduces some satirical numbers from a supper club revue you're likely to enjoy.
    One deals with the "inside" story of how the missile "Thor" got its name and another "Barry's Boys" is a young conservatives spoof.

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  • December 28, 1962
    December 28, 1962
    Episode 14
    12/28/62
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    Jack's guests are comedienne Phyllis Diller, British comic Dickie Henderson and French singer Genevieve.

    Highlights:
    Genevieve sings "A La Belle Americaine".
    Plus, film footage about Elsa the lioness and her unusual biographer Joy Adamson, about the animal's emotion on reaching the age and that force her to live in the jungle.

  • December 21, 1962
    December 21, 1962
    Episode 13
    12/21/62
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    Jack's guests are singer-actress Sally Ann Howes, comedian Buddy Hackett and impersonator Vaughn Meader.

    Highlights:
    Vaughn Meader does one of his JFK routines about a dinner conversation with the family.
    Sally Ann Howest sings "Another Time, Another Place".
    Plus, film showing how Christmas looks in leading cities abroad.

  • December 14, 1962
    December 14, 1962
    Episode 12
    12/14/62
    0.0

    Jack's guests are Opera singer Robert Merrill, comedian Jonathan Winters and comic-musician Woody Allen.

    Highlights:
    Robert Merrill sings "Vesti La Giubba" from Pagliacci.
    Woody Allen who finally makes his debut appearance after being "cut" on three previous Paar programs does a schtick about the problems of just living.
    Jonathan Winters (as Grandma Hobbs) does a sketch on selling Christmas cards.
    Plus, Film of Jack's safari in Africa last summer with his wife and daughter are shown.

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  • December 7, 1962
    December 7, 1962
    Episode 11
    12/7/62
    10

    Jack's guests are singer-actress Judy Garland, singer-actor Robert Goulet, pianist Oscar Levant and actor-producer-director Orson Welles.

    Highlights:
    Most of the program is devoted to Judy Garland who sings and reminisces about her early days in Hollywood at Metro; she gives anecdotes about her past concerts.
    Judy Garland and Robert Goulet, who perform a duet to "Mewsette" from their new animated movie "Gay Purr-ee".
    Judy also sings "Little Drips of Rain" and "Paris is a Lonely Town".
    Robert solos with "You Stepped Out of a Dream" and "Another Time, Another Place".



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  • November 23, 1962
    November 23, 1962
    Episode 10
    11/23/62
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    Jack's guests are the newly elected Senator and Mrs. Ted Kennedy, chat about their family and show some films of their Hyannisport home, actor Hans Conried, celebrities Zsa Zsa Gabor and Monique Van Vooren, Soprano Carla Alberghetti, Burr Tillstrom's puppets Kukla and Ollie and French singer Genevieve.

  • November 16, 1962
    November 16, 1962
    Episode 9
    11/16/62
    0.0

    Jack's guests are actress Bette Davis, comedian Jonathan Winters, actor Hans Conried, singer Gisele MacKenzie who sings "As Long as He Needs Me" and "Gonna Climb a Mountain" and Fred "The Great Imposter" Demara.

  • November 9, 1962
    November 9, 1962
    Episode 8
    11/9/62
    0.0

    Jack's guests are comedian Bob Newhart, actors Peter Ustinov and Walter Slezak and actress Anna Quayle star of Broadway's "Stop the World I Want to Get Off".

  • November 2, 1962
    November 2, 1962
    Episode 7
    11/2/62
    0.0

    Jack's guests are comedian George Burns, folksingers Peter, Paul and Mary and the four-man cast of the British comedy revue "Beyond the Fringe", Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Alan Bennett.

    Highlights:
    Dudley Moore plays a concert piece on the pianoforte.
    Jack's take on the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • October 26, 1962
    October 26, 1962
    Episode 6
    10/26/62
    0.0

    Jack's guests are actor-playwright Peter Ustinov, singer Nat King Cole, guitarist Les Paul and vocalist Mary Ford, Bob Williams and his pet dog Louis and a sequence in the Cornell University Veterinary Hospital about prolonging the lives of pets, and a repeat of a film on Paar's dog and his rehabilitation.

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  • October 19, 1962
    October 19, 1962
    Episode 5
    10/19/62
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    Jack's guests are singer-actor Gordon MacRae and his wife actress Sheila MacRae, actresses Zsa Zsa Gabor and Jayne Mansfield, comic Woody Allen and the Harlem Magicians basketball team.

  • October 12, 1962
    October 12, 1962
    Episode 4
    10/12/62
    0.0

    Jack's guests are humorist-author Alexander King, TV personality Peggy Cass and singer Marguerite Piazza. No travel films, just a sentimental visit from his long-running mainstays.

  • October 5, 1962
    October 5, 1962
    Episode 3
    10/5/62
    0.0

    Jack's guests are comedian Buddy Hackett, actor Hans Conried and sportscaster Joe Garagiola. Plus, film footage of Jack's trip to Japan.

  • September 28, 1962
    September 28, 1962
    Episode 2
    9/28/62
    0.0

    Jack's guests are pianist-humorist Victor Borge, singer-actress Florence Henderson and comedian Jackie Mason. Plus, film footage from Jack's trip to Guadalcanal, 20 years after his first visit at government expense.

  • September 21, 1962
    September 21, 1962
    Episode 1
    9/21/62
    0.0

    PREMIERE of Jack's new weekly variety series. Jack's guest is singer-actor Robert Goulet. Also a feature on the new show will be film clips of the World War 2 South Pacific battlegrounds. From Paar's recent trip to the south Pacific where he met the native scout and Australian coast watcher who helped in the rescue of President Kennedy's PT 109 crew. Tonight, he's got the crew and their rescuing scout and coast watcher along for a first full scale reunion.

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