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The Dinah Shore Special: Like Hep (1969)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

George Schlatter

Writers:

Chris Bearde (creator), Chris Bearde
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dinah Shore ... Herself - Hostess
Lucille Ball ... Herself
Diana Ross ... Herself
Dick Martin ... Himself
Dan Rowan ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Meyer Jay Meyer ... Singer (1969-1970)
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Storyline

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). Written by Michael Mooney

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1969 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"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 »

Quotes

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.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Spoofs Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Love
Written by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier
Sung by Diana Ross
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Fun TV Special
16 January 2007 | by rdooley123See all my reviews

From what I recall, Diana Shore was very much the lead on this one, with Diana Ross a very comfortable performer along side of her. I remember thinking this was one of Ross's first shows away from the Supremes. The Shore and Ross were the cool "Hep" ones, and Lucille Ball was the clown. "I'm Hip", she kept saying, which, on this show, was the wrong thing to say.

Gowns, and dancing were well produced. I can't remember much about the musical presentation, though I remember being entertained through this show.

Very enjoyable, with many funny sight gags thrown in. I think "Laugh In" influenced this one.


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