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The Joey Bishop Show 

Joey Barnes is the host of a TV talk show originating in New York. Each episode dealt with events in his personal and professional life as a celebrity. Many guest stars appeared on the ... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
Joey Bishop ...  Joey Barnes / ... 125 episodes, 1961-1965
Joe Besser ...  Mr. Jillson / ... 97 episodes, 1962-1965
Abby Dalton ...  Ellie Barnes / ... 90 episodes, 1962-1965
Corbett Monica ...  Larry Corbett / ... 73 episodes, 1962-1965
Mary Treen ...  Hilda / ... 67 episodes, 1962-1965
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Joey Barnes is the host of a TV talk show originating in New York. Each episode dealt with events in his personal and professional life as a celebrity. Many guest stars appeared on the series playing themselves as guests of Joey's talk show. Written by Rick Ring <rickring@aol.com>

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English

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20 September 1961 (USA) See more »

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Bellmar Enterprises See more »
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Mono

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Black and White | Color (1962-1964)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

An episode featuring comedian/John F. Kennedy impersonator Vaughn Meader was produced in mid-November 1963, just about a week before President Kennedy's assassination. The segment never aired on NBC or in syndication. There are no reports confirming if prints of the segment were archived or destroyed. See more »

Crazy Credits

On eleven season 3 episodes, the producer is credited as Josylar, which was Joey Bishop's production company. Josylar is an acronym of the first two letters of Joey's and wife Sylvia's first name and the first three letters of Larry Bishop, Joey and Sylvia's son. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Password: Joey Bishop vs. Abby Dalton (1962) See more »

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So Funny I Forgot To Laugh
11 November 2018 | by StrictlyConfidentialSee all my reviews

IMO - Had this early-1960s TV Sit/Com not made frequent use of "canned laughter", then, you can be certain no one (in their right mind) would be laughing, or giggling (or, even snickering, for that matter) at the comedy that was delivered here.

Personally, I failed to see the humor of the situations in this show that centered around a dull, middle-aged man (Joey Bishop) who was still living with his mother (as were his younger brother, his sister, and his sister's husband, too) and who was repeatedly being fired from his job.

As a "so-called" comedian - I found Joey Bishop's persona to be so dry, flat, and uncharismatic that I could only describe him as being nothing but a big, egocentric bore.

I cannot believe that in its day this decidedly dreary TV show apparently had its audiences at home breaking out into peals of uncontrollable laughter.... Like - Duh!


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