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The Jack Paar Program 

This was a variety show, hosted by Jack Paar, that had live and filmed interviews with famous people; comedy and musical acts; and home movies of trips Paar took with his wife Miriam and ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Jack Paar ...  Himself - Host 103 episodes, 1962-1965
Jose Melis Jose Melis ...  Himself - Bandleader / ... 102 episodes, 1962-1965
Jim G. Lucas Jim G. Lucas ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 102 episodes, 1962-1965
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This was a variety show, hosted by Jack Paar, that had live and filmed interviews with famous people; comedy and musical acts; and home movies of trips Paar took with his wife Miriam and his teenage daughter Randy. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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21 September 1962 (USA) See more »

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Dolphin Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Prime Time Paar
30 July 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

As Jack Paar ended his stint on the Tonight Show and this guy named Carson took it over, NBC gave him the primest of prime time slots, Friday at 10 PM for an hour long variety show. He took with him bandleader Jose Melis for the orchestra.

Paar usually had two or three guests and the format I think allowed his guests more chance to perform. The usual regular guests, professional celebrities like Peggy Cass and other like Hermione Gingold and Alexander King showed up regularly. The incredibly zany Jonathan Winters showed up a lot and just took the whole show over when he did.

He didn't just confine himself to entertainers. I recall one show with Richard Nixon making his first television appearance after his presidential loss in 1960. He did another whole show devoted to the disappearance of Nelson Rockefeller's son Michael in New Guinea.

Paar took the assassination of JFK very hard as did a lot of us. He seemed to lose interest after that occurred and just let his career go. Apparently he saved his money well and didn't have to work that much. We saw sporadic appearances over the years, but he was pretty much forgotten as Johnny Carson became king of the night. Nobody could remember that Steve Allen and Paar came ahead of him.

I wish someone would find the reruns and put them on a nostalgia channel. Hope they exist.


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