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  1. It was the '84 appearance that aired; unfortunately the music was canned so we couldn't hear Doc and the Band play "Smile".
  2. Doesn't look like Lewis will be on for a while. Here is the schedule of upcoming shows: http://affiliate.zap2it.com/tv/johnny-carson/EP02309962?aid=antennatv
  3. There is a reason for the selection of episodes and how they play out. The music has to be stripped even if a guest starts to sing. The Martin short interview was cut down to a mere 2 minutes because he started doing singing impressions. I periodically have to go back to the vault to see the full interview. I notice they pick on episodes where they do not have a musical guest or if they do, they cut the whole performance out. When Johnny gets goofy and the band plays, that also needs to be cut. It really is frustrating to not see these in its entirety.
  4. Hi Joe: That was "TCM on Carson" and you are correct- no music just interviews in those segments. These whole shows will probably have canned music as well as rights for them are too expensive.
  5. For those of you who are jazz fans know Med Flory was a great Saxophonist but we all know him as Warzewski in the Nutty Professor as the tall football player. He passed away this week at 87 years of age. Here is the article: http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-med-flory-20140316,0,6093595.story#axzz2wPc1bCWc Med Flory, an alto saxophonist and founder of the Grammy-winning jazz group Supersax in addition to being an actor who appeared on numerous TV series, has died. He was 87. His son, Rex, who cared for his father during several years of heart maladies, reported that Flory died Wednesday at his home in North Hollywood. Flory had not been professionally active over the last few years, a shift from the busy demands of a career stretching over six decades. One of Hollywood's most unusual hyphenates, he was successful in two creatively demanding arenas. He was born Meredith Irwin Flory on Aug. 27, 1926, in Logansport, Ind., to Florence and Wilmer Flory. He began clarinet lessons when he was 9 and joined his high school concert band when he was 12. It was his mother who provided the model that led him into music as a possible career. "My mom was a real musician," Flory said in an interview for the Web blog JazzWax. "She could sight-read three manual organ parts with pedals and everything. She had played for the silent movies when she was in high school. She never studied music but could memorize everything. She also could improvise. She was twice the musician I'd ever be." After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, Flory graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in philosophy and went to New York, where he worked with his own small groups as well as the big bands of Woody Herman and Claude Thornhill. He moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, becoming involved with the arrival of cool jazz on the West Coast. Meeting and performing with players such as Art Pepper, Buddy Clark and Joe Maini, he planted the seeds for the eventual creation of Supersax. In 1972, Flory and bassist Clark formed the nine-piece band that paid tribute to the music of bebop saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker. It played classic Parker solos in arrangements by Flory. Supersax performed in several different formats — sometimes as a self-contained ensemble, other times as an element in Flory's big band, Jazz Wave. The group won a Grammy in 1974 for its album "Supersax Plays Bird." In a Los Angeles Times review of a 1992 performance by Supersax, Zan Stewart wrote: "You wanted hair-raising thrills, heart-stopping chills? Forget Magic Mountain's Ninja, Colossus and Psyclone roller coasters. Just listen to Supersax's version of Parker's famed 'alto break' that precedes his solo in Dizzy Gillespie's 'A Night in Tunisia.'" Flory's career as a character actor began to blossom in the 1960s, when he appeared in series such as "Wagon Train," "The Rifleman," "Maverick" and "Route 66." He amassed nearly 100 credits, mostly in television, although he also appeared in a few films, including the Jerry Lewis comedy "The Nutty Professor." Describing Flory's own feelings about his cross-genre career, Associated Press writer Jay Sharbutt wrote that "Med, who speaks in an easy Indiana drawl, doesn't mind this split-ticket existence: 'It makes a nice balance in life,' he says. 'The acting lets me spend a lot of time on music and keep the band working.'" Before he began to have heart problems, Flory spent several years caring for his wife, Joan Barbara Fry, after she contracted Alzheimer's disease. Said Flory's son, Rex: "As great an alto saxophonist as my dad was, he was an even greater father and husband." In addition to his son, Flory is survived by his daughter, Ava, and two granddaughters. Fry died in 2000. news.obits@latimes.com http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-med-flory-20140316,0,6093595.story#ixzz2wPdNTWvk
  6. Red Skelton marathon 7/18

    I have the Skelton segment with Jerry from 1970. It's a great segment. I met Red Skelton in 1993 in one of his frequent visits and he was the nicest man. What you saw onscreen was the same off. Charles
  7. Charlton Heston dies

    I hope my sentiments speak louder than words as I am infrequent in my postings....but I agree with the comments above too. I met him while on a book tour as I lived next door to "The World's Biggest Bookstore" (that's the name of the store) in Toronto. He was not a nice man to me. When I saw him on the movie "Bowling for Columbine" he confirmed my dislike for him. Anyways just my opinion. C
  8. Glenn Close to Star in a Remake of "Sunset Blvd"

    Glenn Close did play Norma Desmond already on stage for a number of years as did Diahann Carroll. It's no surprise. It will be a musical version of the stage show. C
  9. Tom Snyder Dies

    Jerry always made it a point to visit Tom Snyder when promoting something. I will miss him. SAN FRANCISCO - Talk show host Tom Snyder, whose smoke-filled interviews were a staple of late night television, has died after a struggle with leukemia. He was 71. Snyder died Sunday in San Francisco from complications associated with leukemia, his longtime producer and friend Mike Horowicz told The Associated Press on Monday. Known for his improvised, casual style and robust laughter, Snyder conducted a number of memorable interviews as host of NBC's "The Tomorrow Show." Among his guests were John Lennon, Charles Manson and Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols. Snyder began his career as a radio reporter in Milwaukee in the 1960s, then moved into local television news. He anchored newscasts in Philadelphia and Los Angeles before moving to late night. "He loved the broadcast business," said Marciarose Shestack, who co-anchored a noontime newscast with Snyder at KYW-TV in Philadelphia in the 1960s. "He was very surprising and very irreverent and not at all a typical newscaster." In 1972, Snyder left news to host "The Tomorrow Show," which followed "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson. His catch phrase for the show was: "Fire up a colortini, sit back, relax, and watch the pictures, now, as they fly through the air." Snyder smoked throughout his show, the cigarette cloud swirling around him during interviews. He gained more fame when Dan Ackroyd lampooned him in the early days of Saturday Night Live. In 1995, he returned to late night television as the host of "The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder" on CBS. The program followed David Letterman's "Late Show" until 1998, when Snyder was replaced by Craig Kilborn. Snyder announced on his Web site in 2005 that he had chronic lymphocytic leukemia. "When I was a kid leukemia was a death sentence," he wrote then. "Now, my doctors say it's treatable!" Horowicz met Snyder in 1982 and worked with him at WABC in New York before producing the "Tom Snyder" television show. "He was a great guy and very talented," Horowicz said.
  10. Don Rickles

    I remember reading somewhere that Jerry asked Leonard to play along the "Harvest Moon" singalong bit and Leonard said a snide comment and would not participate. Jerry retorted and Leonard attacked back and then they never spoke. Correct me if I am wrong. Charles
  11. Don Rickles

    Dear Jerry Fans, I am a true Rickles fan. But one must understand Rickles as a comedian. If you ever see his show, you know he is an endearing man who makes fun at everyone including himself. Back in 2004, Rickles appeared in the telethon and commented on Jerry's condition. Rickles appeared on the opening of the 1983 telethon. He has been using the "Walk On, Walk On" Jerry bit in talk shows dating back to the 1970s on the Tonight Show. It's an old joke. I understand it's politically incorrect and in bad taste (as I am not a Howard Stern Fan) but Rickles always ends his act by saying "I never meant for my comedy to be malicious in any intent. I kid about race, religion and people in order to laugh at ourselves on how stupid it is. I wish you warmth, happiness and the best in life." To be 81, and doing the stuff he does for over 40 years is an achievement. I know people are not fans of him, but he is one of only a handful of comedians who make me fall on the floor laughing of a sense of humour that is mostly banned now. Comedians do standup as though it's a political rally. Observational humour is out the window now. That is why comedy now seems dated after a few months. His gathering people on stage and doing the Indian chant has been a staple for him as much as the Typewriter is for Jerry in his act for 50 years. Just my honest opinion. Charles
  12. Don Rickles

    How about the open the garage door joke? Acorn? You know Limberg landed in Paris?
  13. Don Rickles

    He did it on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart as well on May 16th.
  14. Tony Curtis

    I was a little suspicious as well as Tony couldn't "shave his hair" as he doesn't have any. I think he just didn't wear his wig!
  15. Tony Curtis

    March 10, 2007 -- RUMORS of Tony Curtis' imminent demise are way off base, according to his friends. The Hollywood legend, 83, was hospitalized last weekend due to a bout of pneumonia. When he got out three days ago, Curtis shaved his head and is now boasting a full goatee. "He called me yesterday and said he is doing wonderfully, and he sounds amazing," exercise guru and Star Caps founder Nikki Haskell told us.
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