Episode #1.5 

Pre-credits--Freda Payne shmoozes with Darin as "Groucho," Darin song: "This Could Be the Start of Something Big." [At this point in the 2014 MPI DVD, it is clipped out by 10-15 minutes. ... See full synopsis »


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Episode credited cast:
Bobby Darin ... Self - Host
Joey Heatherton ... Self - Guest
Charles Nelson Reilly ... Self - Guest
Charlene Wong Charlene Wong ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Bakalyan ... Self - -Carmine
Roger Carroll Roger Carroll ... Self, Announcer (1973)
Taj Mahal ... Self
Julie McWhirter Julie McWhirter ... Self
Freda Payne ... Self
Charley Pride ... Self


Pre-credits--Freda Payne shmoozes with Darin as "Groucho," Darin song: "This Could Be the Start of Something Big." [At this point in the 2014 MPI DVD, it is clipped out by 10-15 minutes. The missing footage likely contains Darin answering fan mail; introducing Charles Nelson Reilly for some black-out sketch; and Charlene Wong, for a shmooze/song bit.] Freda Payne song: "The Blues in the Night." Geoff Edwards interviews "The Godmother" (Darin) on child rearing. Station Break Bumper: "Godmother" holds bomb, says, "Stay tuned, or I'll fix the transmission in your car," brandishing a bomb. Darin as a film critic in mod clothes, introduces a German "film" about the Red Baron (Charles Nelson Reilly), who is having an affair with a married woman (played by blond Julie McWhirter); Geoff Edwards plays the irate German officer husband. A chimpanzee appears. Duet: Freda and Darin sing "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Geoff Edwards plays the Lone Ranger, Charles Nelson Reilly plays Tonto in ...

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Release Date:

16 February 1973 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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His Stepdaughter and his commercial cutaways
16 April 2014 | by danarose_crystalSee all my reviews

I am going to buy the DVD tomorrow if I can find it in stores. I have been waiting for years to see this TV show again. I hope everything will be in there, with no cuts --I recall one show, where he was dressed as an old Italian matriarch, with a gray haired wig and long dress, and for one thing before going to commercial break, he as the Italian lady Said to the camera: "Don't you-a change the dial---or I'll change-a your face!" shaking his/her fist.

And I brought this up on another review, how in many of these shows, he had a little Asian girl. whom he chatted with. In one show, he told her his original name was Walden, and she giggled. I think she was his stepdaughter, though I have never since found anything about her! I was bothered when he died and so much on and on about Sandra Dee and their son and nothing about his second wife --so they divorced shortly before his death --she still cared about him and I remember seeing news footage where the little girl was crying --yet no one cares about her, nor even acknowledges her. I wonder if her footage will be in the DVD set --it may well be removed if they could not get permission to use it. I think she was uncredited. The series was canceled early in 1973, but was rerun that summer, when I watched it. His death was heartbreaking and I could not stand it at all.

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