This Dinah Shore special is actually more like "Laugh-In" with guests Lucille Ball and Diana Ross. Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, and Gary Owens are also on hand. Sketches include "The Story of the Singing Detective" featuring Dinah as the title role and Lucy as a songstress who murders with her voice; "The Fairy Godmother's Revenge," a spoof of fairy tales with Diana Ross as Snow White contending with dwarfs on strike at the gold mine and an angry Fairy Godmother (Lucy); and a sketch about how "The Whitebread Family" makes good in show business. Songs include: "Both Sides Now" (Dinah), "Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In" (Diana), "The Windmills of Your Mind" (Dinah), and "Cryin' Time" (Dinah).
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"Like Hep" was rerun on NBC for several years later, an unusual occurrence as specials were rarely rerun. For the rerun, there were several cuts: the "Bonanza" reference; a reference to Nixon adviser John Dean; a reference to gravel-voiced Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirkson, who had made an LP of patriotic speeches with patriotic music in the background. Sadly, one critic later compared Lucy's singing voice in "Mame" to Dirksen's. See more
Herself - Hostess
They lived happily ever after. The dwarfs grew up and became Jim Arness. The Fairy Godmother turned into an aardvark and ate Philadelphia. And as you well know, the giant chicken and the giant rabbit ran off to Athens together and became Spiro and Agnew.
In the program's first run, the end credits were interrupted by Dinah to announce "be sure to tune in next week for the return of 'Bonanza'" followed by a shot of the Smothers Brothers saying "Darn it" followed by a shot of Lorne Greene chuckling. See more
When repeated in the early 1970, some less timely material was edited out, including references to John Dean and Everett Dirksen. The end credits were originally interrupted by Dinah to announce "be sure to tune in next week for the return of 'Bonanza'" followed by a shot of the Smothers Brothers saying "Darn it" followed by a shot of Lorne Greene chuckling. See more
Spoofs Mary Poppins
Written by Brian Holland
and Lamont Dozier
Sung by Diana Ross See more