The Jack Paar Program - Season 2

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Episode Guide

  • June 5, 1964
    June 5, 1964
    Episode 34
    6/5/64
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    Jack's guest is comedian Godfrey Cambridge.

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    Plus film footage of the Paars in Africa and the World's Fair.

  • May 29, 1964
    May 29, 1964
    Episode 33
    5/29/64
    0.0

    Jack's guests are actresses Zsa Zsa Gabor and Monique Van Vooren, singer Nancy Ames, French singer Genevieve, Jack's daughter Randy Paar and comedian Jonathan Winters.

    Highlights:
    Randy Paar interviews English teenagers from London including Jonathan Winters who poses as a little boy.
    In conversation with Paar and Zsa Zsa Gabor, Winters improvises as Grandma Frickett.
    Jack Paar pays farewell tribute to Jonathan Winters (this is his tenth appearance) who begins his own specials for NBC.

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  • May 22, 1964
    May 22, 1964
    Episode 32
    5/22/64
    0.0

    Jack's guests are actress-singer Beatrice Lillie, Opera singer Robert Merrill, British comedian Dickie Henderson and Candid Camera host Allen Funt.

    Highlights:
    Beatrice sings "I've Been to a Marvelous Party" from her hit Broadway show "High Spirits".
    Robert Merrill sings "Stranger in Paradise" and "Hello, Dolly".

  • May 15, 1964
    May 15, 1964
    Episode 31
    5/15/64
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    Jack's guests are comedian Buddy Hackett and singer Jack Jones.

    Highlights:
    Jack sings "She Loves Me" and "Call Me Irresponsible".
    Plus, filmed footage of Jack's trip to Russia which centers its attention more on such off-beat spots Lenin slept there, inside the subway, people going to market and a lady barber.

  • May 8, 1964
    May 8, 1964
    Episode 30
    5/8/64
    0.0

    Jack's guests are actor Richard Burton, comedian Bill Cosby and TV personality Arthur Godfrey.

    Highlights:
    In a tribute to Sir Winston Churchill, Richard Burton reads the former prime minister's famous 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech.
    Includes footage of Richard Burton in "Hamlet" on Broadway.
    A film of New York school children giving their impressions of mama in honor of Mother's Day is shown.

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  • May 1, 1964
    May 1, 1964
    Episode 29
    5/1/64
    0.0

    Jack's guests are comedian-actor Art Carney, actress Jayne Mansfield, comedian Jonathan Winters and The Serendipity Singers.

    Highlights:
    Art Carney does an impersonation of Jack (he even does Paar's opening monologue), then joins Jack on a "Meet the Press" panel interviewing Jonathan Winters as King Quasi, the leader of a new nation.
    Jayne Mansfield sings "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend".
    Jonathan Winters appears as a new folksinger Dickie Danger.
    The Serendipity Singers perform "A Cloudy Summer Afternoon" and "Let Me Fly".

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  • April 24, 1964
    April 24, 1964
    Episode 28
    4/24/64
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    Jack's guests are actress Bette Davis, singer Sergio Franchi and the comedic duo Tony Hendra & Nick Ullett.

    Highlights:
    Jack gives an amusing monologue during which he demonstrates a mechanically animated couch-like affair guaranteed to awaken the soundest sleeper.
    Bette and Jack have a lively discussion on the subjects of her career and the state of Maine.
    Sergio Franchi sings "Chicago" in Italian.
    Twenty minutes of the show was devoted to an episode from "Steptoe and Son", a top-rated British TV series about a father and son team of junk dealers.

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  • April 17, 1964
    April 17, 1964
    Episode 27
    4/17/64
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    Jack's guests are actress Jayne Mansfield, comedians Jackie Vernon and Godfrey Cambridge and singer Helen O'Connell.

    Highlights:
    Godfrey Cambridge does a funny and poignant routine about an old-Stepin Fetchit - Willie Best, type of Negro comedian and the problems he has adjusting to today's socially aware entertainment scene.
    Helen O'Connell sings "My Shining Hour" and "Have I Stayed Too Long at the Fair".
    Paar's opening monologue, giving his impressions of the Broadway opening of Richard Burton in "Hamlet" is amusing.
    Randy and Miriam Paar have a filmed segment about a beauty resort.

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  • April 10, 1964
    April 10, 1964
    Episode 26
    4/10/64
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    Jack's guests are entertainer Liberace, actresses Zsa Zsa Gabor and Eva Gabor and comedian Jonathan Winters.

    Highlights:
    Liberace plays "All the Things You Are" and a medley joined by a sing-along chorus from the audience.

  • April 3, 1964
    April 3, 1964
    Episode 25
    4/3/64
    0.0

    Jack's guests are pianist Oscar Levant and actor Robert Morley.

    Highlights:
    Oscar Levant gets off some pungent cracks about a lot of people in the news (ie., President Johnson, De Gaulle, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland) and can't resist taking a few funny digs at himself.
    Morley lets fly some iconoclastic viewpoints. He thinks people should live to gamble and if they want to they should eat, enjoy themselves and get fat. He's anti-ballplaying on every level.
    A filmed report on the Cannes Film Festival depicting the zany atmosphere of the event. The film will show performances by Gene Kelly, Mel Ferrer, Mitzi Gaynor, Brigitte Bardot, Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Kim Novak, Elke Sommer and others.

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  • March 13, 1964
    March 13, 1964
    Episode 24
    3/13/64
    0.0

    Jack's guests are comedian George Gobel, singer Helen O'Connell and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.

    Highlights:
    Attorney General Robert Kennedy reminisces about J.F.K., Bobby's first such appearance since the assassination.
    Helen O'Connell sings "Hello, Dolly".

  • March 6, 1964
    March 6, 1964
    Episode 23
    3/6/64
    0.0

    From London; Jack's guests are actor Jackie Coogan, comedian Jonathan Winters, songstress Betty Johnson, Lord Louis Mountbatten and Phil Cochran, World War II flying ace.

    Highlights:
    In London, Jack conducts a man-on-the-street interview with an American tourist (Jonathan Winters). And in an extended segment marking the 20th anniversary of the air invasion in Burma, he discusses the attack with Britian's Lord Louis Mountbatten, actor and ex-glider pilot Jackie Coogan and retired Colonel Phil Cochran.

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  • February 28, 1964
    February 28, 1964
    Episode 22
    2/28/64
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    Jack's guests are comedian Godfrey Cambridge, singer-actress Sally Ann Howes, comedienne Dody Goodman and former announcer turned TV host Hugh Downs.

    Highlights:
    Sally Ann Howes gets in a plug for her newly opened musical "What Makes Sammy Run?" by singing "Something to Live For".

  • February 21, 1964
    February 21, 1964
    Episode 21
    2/21/64
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    Jack's guests are Alexander King, singer Georgia Gibbs, columnist-author Jim Bishop, TV debut of the Younger Brothers (who parody the Beetles/Beatles), actress comedienne Barbara Harris plays a store clerk reacting to a "How to Win a Boyfriend" record; her fellow "Second City" satirists Paul Dooley and Bob Dishy cut up in a dentist's office; and Jim Bishop author of "The Day Lincoln Was Shot" and the forthcoming "A Day in the Life of President Kennedy", compares the two Presidents.

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  • February 14, 1964
    February 14, 1964
    Episode 20
    2/14/64
    0.0

    Jack's guests are comedian Bob Newhart, singer Marguerite Piazza, Bruce Brown, expert on motion pictures about surfing, Johnny Puleo and His Harmonica Gang and mentalist Criswell.

    Highlights:
    Criswell who claims 87 percent accuracy on his predictions, comes up with a doozy: Richard Burton will not marry Elizabeth Taylor because he's secretly in love with Gloria Swanson.

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  • February 7, 1964
    February 7, 1964
    Episode 19
    2/7/64
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    Jack's guests are actor Michael Dunn of the Broadway play "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe", actor Hans Conried, comedian Bill Cosby, Britian's Malcolm Muggeridge and vocalist Betty Johnson (scheduled, but did not appear).

    Highlights:
    Michael Dunn sings "Younger Than Springtime".
    Bill Cosby offers his impressions of how the people who come to New York to see the weirdos turn into weirdos themselves. He also does a routine about drama on a subway ride.
    Hans Conried does an impersonation of Lincoln.

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  • January 31, 1964
    January 31, 1964
    Episode 18
    1/31/64
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    Jack's guests are Senator Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz) who makes his third appearance on Jack's show, pianist Victor Borge, comedian Jonathan Winters and singer Nancy Wilson.

    Highlights:
    Jonathan Winters walks off with the comedy honors of the evening doing horror movie sound effects plus an unbilled take-off on Boris Karloff.

  • January 24, 1964
    January 24, 1964
    Episode 17
    1/24/64
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    Jack's guests are comedian Woody Allen, satirist Alan Bennett, broadcaster Lowell Thomas, filmmaker Bruce Brown and vocalist Louise O'Brien.

    Highlights:
    Alan Bennett's withering satire on a stuffy British minister's sermon from Broadway's "Beyond the Fringe".
    Personal reactions to the real Lawrence of Arabia from his brother Prof. A. W. Lawrence.

  • January 17, 1964
    January 17, 1964
    Episode 16
    1/17/64
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    Jack's guests are actress Thelma Ritter, comedienne Phyllis Diller, singer Pearl Bailey and British comic actor Michael Bentine.

    Highlights:
    Pearl sings "I'm Just Wild About Harry".

  • January 10, 1964
    January 10, 1964
    Episode 15
    1/10/63
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    Jack's guests are actress-comedienne Shirley Booth and Mrs. Rhena Eckert, Schweitzer's daughter appears on the show as Jack shows films of his recent visit with Dr. Alfred Schweitzer who at the age of 89 is dedicated to service to the African natives in Lambarene.

    Highlights:
    Shirley sings "Molly Malone" and recites a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay.
    Paar shows films of his three-day visit with Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

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  • January 3, 1964
    January 3, 1964
    Episode 14
    1/3/64
    5.0

    Jack's guests are The Beatles, comedian-actor Paul Lynde, comedy writer Jack Douglas and his wife Reiko.

    Highlights:
    Paar presents films of Britain's top Rock 'n' Rollers, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

    The Beatles performance at Bournemouth [on film] filmed on November 16, 1963 of "She Loves You".

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  • December 27, 1963
    December 27, 1963
    Episode 13
    12/27/63
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    Jack's guests are playwright-actor Peter Ustinov, comedian Jonathan Winters, singer Helen Traubel and mimic Lucho Navarro.

  • December 20, 1963
    December 20, 1963
    Episode 12
    12/20/63
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    Jack's guests are Bishop Fulton J. Sheen and Allen Funt host of Candid Camera.

    Highlights:
    Plus, a repeat of the film showing the comical antics of Gooney birds.
    An added attraction will be the BBC-TV film "It's a Square World" starring Britain's Michael Bentine.

  • December 13, 1963
    December 13, 1963
    Episode 11
    12/13/63
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    Jack's guests are Reverend Billy Graham, actresses Eva Gabor and Monique Van Vooren and comedian Jonathan Winters.

    Highlights:
    Jonathan Winters appears in a Santa Claus routine.
    Jose Melis plays the theme from Mondo Cane.
    Plus films on the work of Belgian priest Father Damien in a Hawaiian leper colony narrated by Jack in the island of Molokai.

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  • December 6, 1963
    December 6, 1963
    Episode 10
    12/6/63
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    Jack's guests are comedian Buddy Hackett, ventriloquist Senor Wences and French singer Genevieve.

    Highlights:
    Genevieve sings "Irma La Douce" and talks about her disaster at sea.
    Buddy Hackett tells some tales with a Chinese dialect.
    Paar has some serio-comic reactions to Hungary where he recently made a film.

  • November 29, 1963
    November 29, 1963
    Episode 9
    11/29/63
    8.6

    Jack's guests are entertainer Liberace, boxing champ Cassius Clay, comedian Milt Kamen and Mary McCarthy author of "The Group".

    Highlights:
    Liberace plays the piano with Cassius Clay reciting "This is the World of Cassius Clay".
    Milt Kamen does his hilarious review of "Lawrence of Arabia".

  • November 8, 1963
    November 8, 1963
    Episode 8
    11/8/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are entertainer Phil Harris, singer-actress Alice Faye (aka Mrs. Phil Harris), comedian Jonathan Winters and French pickpocket Dominique.

    Highlights:
    Jonathan portrays airline stewardess Maude Frickert.
    Alice Faye sings "You'll Never Smile Again".

  • November 1, 1963
    November 1, 1963
    Episode 7
    11/1/63
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    Jack's guests are singer Kate Smith and humorist Sam Levenson.

    Highlights:
    Kate sings "I've Got the World on a String" and "As Long as He Needs Me".
    Sam Levenson's comedy monologue discusses the "new look" in grandmas, teens and kisses.
    Plus, film of Pitcairn Island introducing the descendants of the mutineers from the British warship "Bounty" where nine mutineers and 18 Tahitian men and women found a remote refuge in 1790.
    It's a little too late to plug the depressing Marlon Brando movie, but Jack supplies some information on the Bounty mutiny and a new thought on what really happened to Fletcher Christian.

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  • October 25, 1963
    October 25, 1963
    Episode 6
    10/25/63
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    Jack's guests are singer Helen O'Connell, comedian-actor Bill Cosby and humorist-author Alexander King.

  • October 18, 1963
    October 18, 1963
    Episode 5
    10/18/63
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    Jack's guests are singer Pearl Bailey, comedian Jackie Vernon, boxer Joe Louis and mentalist Criswell.

    Highlights:
    Pearl sings "Good Little Girls" and "Birth of the Blues".
    Pearl and Joe Louis duet with "Side By Side".
    Also Jack talks with G. Clifford Prout, a man who believes naked animals should be clothed
    and brings on Lt. Mario Biaggi, a much-decorated policeman of Italian descent who's concerned about the Valachi testimony and never heard of the "Cosa Nostra".

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  • October 11, 1963
    October 11, 1963
    Episode 4
    10/11/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are pianist Oscar Levant, comedian Shelley Berman, singer Linda Bennett and actor-musician Gene Sheldon.

    Highlights:
    Shelley Berman has sketch about a neurotic calling his psychiatrist.
    Gene Sheldon plays the banjo.
    Plus, amusing films of an animal behavior farm teaching their charges (chickens, rabbits, pigs, etc.) some tricks.

  • October 4, 1963
    October 4, 1963
    Episode 3
    10/4/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests are singer Nat King Cole, actor-comedian Bill Cosby and comedian George Gobel.

    Highlights:
    Nat King Cole sings "Merry Young Souls".
    Bill Cosby does a routine about Noah and his Ark.
    A filmed segment of domestic animal tricks, a tightrope walking chicken and a piano playing rabbit. The film was made at Hot Springs, Arkansas, at Animal Behavior Enterprises.

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  • September 27, 1963
    September 27, 1963
    Episode 2
    9/27/63
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    Jack's guests are pianist Oscar Levant, comedian Jonathan Winters, singer-actor Gordon MacRae and actress Sheila MacRae, comediennes Dody Goodman and Phyllis Diller, comic actor Wally Cox and actor Phil Foster.

    Highlights:
    The MacRaes sing "Will You Still Be Mine?" and "More".
    Jonathan Winters as Grandma Frickert shopping in a famous London department store.

  • September 20, 1963
    September 20, 1963
    Episode 1
    9/20/63
    0.0

    Jack's guests for his second season opener are singer Lena Horne, TV personality Arthur Godfrey, satirist-author Malcolm Muggeridge and comedian Jonathan Winters.

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