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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'The Jim Nabors Hour' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'The Jim Nabors Hour':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

October 2, 1969:
Season 1, episode 2

With Carol Burnett.
Miss Burnett teams with Nabors and Ronnie Schell to spoof the Lone Ranger and work on a baseball routine with Frank Sutton. Then Carol and Nabors sing a medley of songs about unrequited love, Sutton discusses gunslingers, and Nabors sings "I Can't Stop Loving You" and "Down in the Valley".

October 16, 1969:
Season 1, episode 4

With Wayne Newton.
Newton sings "Blowin' in the Wind" and "For Once in My Life". Nabors sings "Aquarius" and "Let the Sunshine In".

October 23, 1969:
Season 1, episode 5

With Kate Smith.
Miss Smith sings "Who Can I Turn To?", joins Nabors in a medley of "moon" songs, and then joins the entire cast in a George M. Cohan production number.

November 13, 1969:
Season 1, episode 8

With Glen Campbell.
Campbell sings "I Was Born a Country Boy". Nabors sings "Sweet Blindness" and "Birth of the Blues".

December 4, 1969:
Season 1, episode 10

With Bobbie Gentry.
Miss Gentry sings "Greyhound Goin' Somewhere", teams up with Nabors for songs about their home states of Alabama and Mississippi, and then appears in a comedy sketch as a "turned-on" Southern belle.

January 1, 1970:
Season 1, episode 14

With Jerry Van Dyke.
Jerry appears as "Buckaroo Barney", a slightly tipsy host of a kiddies' TV show. Nabors songs include "Cotton Field", "Jump Down", "On A Clear Day" and "You'll Never Walk Alone".

January 8, 1970:
Season 1, episode 15

With Tennessee Ernie Ford, Julie Budd.
Ford appears as a famous detective, "Ironbottom", in a comedy sketch. He also sings "Make The World Go Away", appears in a "Railroad" production number with the cast, and teams up with Nabors and Miss Budd for a medley of songs. Nabors sings "Walking Happy" and "Working On The Railroad".

January 15, 1970:
Season 1, episode 16

With Barbara McNair.
Miss McNair sings "Don't Rain on My Parade", "Until It's Time" and joins host Nabors for a medley of travel songs. Nabors sings "Poor Old Kawliga" and "A Day in the Life of a Fool". Ronnie Schell does a monologue as the "world's oldest comedian".

January 22, 1970:
Season 1, episode 17

With Rock Hudson.
Nabors opens with the Tony Mordente dancers in a production number, "These Are Not My People". Nabors learns to be a member of a rock group. Hudson and Nabors compare small-town childhoods and sing "Don't It Make You Want to Go Home". Hudson also portrays a racing driver who has the bad luck to stop at a gas station where Nabors is the overly-conscientious attendant.

January 29, 1970:
Season 1, episode 18

With Vikki Carr.
Miss Carr joins Nabors to sing a medley of Mexican songs. Her solos are "Easy to Be Hard" and "Games People Play". Nabors opens with "Nothing Can Stop Me Now", "Jean" and "Begin the Beguine". Miss Carr appears as a singer cutting a new record, and Nabors is a bumbling reporter trying to interview her.

February 5, 1970:
Season 1, episode 19

With Phyllis Diller.
In addition to her stand-up comedy monologue, Miss Diller appears with Nabors and Ronnie Schell in a comedy sketch as Princess Crazy Laugh, with Nabors as the Lone Ranger and Schell as his faithful Indian companion, Tonto.

February 12, 1970:
Season 1, episode 20

With Don Rickles.
Frank Sutton and Ronnie Schell portray comedy writers cooped up with Rickles in a hotel suite writing barbed insults for his comedy act. Nabors sings "Smiles", "Born to Lose" and "I Believe".

February 19, 1970:
Season 1, episode 21

With Marilyn Horne, Totie Fields.
For her solo, Miss Horne sings "La Chanson Boheme" while Nabors does "You Must Have Faith" and "Straight Life". Totie Fields and Ronnie Schell kid TV exercise shows and play a married couple seeking advice from counselor Frank Sutton. In "Brothers-In-Law", Frank slips into a neck brace to con an insurance adjuster, hoping truthful Nabors won't spoil his act.

March 5, 1970:
Season 1, episode 22

With Kaye Stevens, Bob Newhart.
A skit has Newhart as a pre-natal twin getting bored waiting for the "big moment". Miss Stevens sings "L-O-V-E" and "To Give". Nabors solos "He" and "Mary in the Morning". Newhart also appears as an employment agency man attempting to deal with arrogant boss Frank Sutton and client Nabors. Nabors helps brother-in-law Harry install an air conditioning unit in the boarding house sketch.

March 12, 1970:
Season 1, episode 23

With Mary Costa.
Miss Costa sings Verdi's "Sempre Libra" and joins Nabors for a medley of Jerome Kern songs. In a skit, Costa appears as a nervous prima donna on opening night, dealing with manager Frank Sutton, tenor Ronnie Schell and delivery boy Nabors. Nabors' solos are "Danny Boy" and "Just a Little Lovin'".

March 26, 1970:
Season 1, episode 24

With Roman Gabriel, Daryle Lamonica.
The two quarterbacks team up in a comedy sketch with Frank Sutton as their coach and Nabors as an accident-prone insurance salesman, and are brave enough to perform in a western production number. Nabors sings "Rickey-Tick Music" and "Come to the Cabaret". For the Brothers-in-Law segment, the family wins a new car raffle, only Nabors can't remember where he put the ticket.

April 2, 1970:
Season 1, episode 25

With Anthony Newley.
Newley and Nabors get together to sing a medley of songs composed by Newley, including "On a Wonderful Day Like Today", "The Joker", "Just Once in a Lifetime" and "Gonna Build a Mountain". Nabors becomes an awestruck bellboy in a Las Vegas sketch trying to help star Newley, while Ronnie Schell barks out orders as Newley's manager. In other routines, Frank Sutton plays a hood about to turn to the business over to his son (Schell). Then Nabors transforms the boarding house into a fancy hotel in the "Brothers-In-Law" segment.

April 9, 1970:
Season 1, episode 26

Regular cast members are featured in a variety program. Nabors sings "There's Enough to Go Around", Frank Sutton shows some of his finer "dramatic" moments from past shows. Ronnie Schell does a standup comedy routine. Karen Morrow joins Nabors to sing "New World Coming".





September 17, 1970:
Season 2, episode 1

With The Jackson 5.
The Jackson 5 do a musical production number called "Gospel, Now" backed up by the Tony Mordente Dancers and the Nabors Kids choral group.

September 24, 1970:
Season 2, episode 2

With Carol Burnett.
In a comedy skit, Carol is trapped in a bathtub with a finger caught in the drain and Nabors is the handyman who comes to the resuce. Another segment spoofs dance marathons of the 1930s. The cast goes Parisian in the finale, recreating Toulouse Lautrec's dancers, singers and nightclub patrons.

October 1, 1970:
Season 2, episode 3

With Kate Smith, Gary Puckett.
Miss Smith sings "If He Walked Into My Life", "Fallin' for You" and joins the entire cast in a musical production number, "Spirit of 1776". Nabors sings "A Man Without Love", "Everything Is Beautiful" and "America".

October 8, 1970:
Season 2, episode 4

With Rick Nelson, Bobbie Gentry.
Miss Gentry sings "Benjamin". Nelson sings "We've Got a Long Way to Go". In a skit, Nabors and Nelson compete for the love of a "turned-on" belle.

October 15, 1970:
Season 2, episode 5

With Glen Campbell.
Campbell sings "My Way" then joins Nabors for "Tennessee Birdwalk" and takes part in a skit about the Foreign Legion. The cast takes part in a musical production, "Riverboat Gambler".

October 22, 1970:
Season 2, episode 6

With Vikki Carr.
Miss Carr joins the cast in a skit as a sultry saloon girl, with Nabors playing a sergeant.

October 29, 1970:
Season 2, episode 7

With Andy Griffith.
Griffith performs a comedy monologue of "Daniel in the Lion's Den" and joins the cast for a gospel medley.

November 5, 1970:
Season 2, episode 8

With Minnie Pearl, Julie Budd.
Miss Pearl joins Nabors and Frank Sutton in a sketch about a baby photographer; Miss Budd solos "Where or When" and joins Nabors for "Choices"; a lavish production number of "rose" songs is staged with 10,000 real roses.

November 12, 1970:
Season 2, episode 9

With Kay Starr.
Miss Starr sings "I Can't Stop Loving You" and duets with Nabors on "Bye Bye Songs".

November 19, 1970:
Season 2, episode 10

With Don Rickles, Karen Wyman.

December 3, 1970:
Season 2, episode 11

With Eddy Arnold.
Eddy joins Jim in a comedy skit about a small town butcher who is asked to fill in for his barber friend.

December 10, 1970:
Season 2, episode 12

With Roy Rogers, Dale Evans.
Nabors is hired as an "extra" in a Rogers movie.

December 17, 1970:
Season 2, episode 13

With Totie Fields.
Nabors and Miss Fields play two kiddies waiting up for Santa (Frank Sutton). Ronnie Schell appears as TV newsman Walter Concrete interviewing French sex symbol Brigette Boffo (Fields).

December 24, 1970: Christmas Show
Season 2, episode 14

With Marilyn Horne.

December 31, 1970:
Season 2, episode 15

With Jane Wyman, Mary Costa.
Miss Wyman presents a reading, "The New Year Gift", and joins Miss Costa in a skit involving Nabors as a bumbling waiter at a society party. Miss Costa sings a medley from "Carousel".

January 7, 1971:
Season 2, episode 16

With Barbara McNair.
In a spoof of Cinderella, Miss McNair plays Cindy, Jim is Prince Charming and Frank Sutton and Ronnie Schell play the stepsisters. Nabors sings "Personality". Miss McNair sings "Everything Is Beautiful".

January 14, 1971:
Season 2, episode 17

With Robert Goulet.
Goulet joins Nabors in a medley of Vincent Newman's songs. In a skit, Goulet and Nabors are college roommates. Frank Sutton, in the brothers-in-law segment, tries to give up smoking.

January 21, 1971:
Season 2, episode 18

With Roger Miller.
Miller and Nabors play pirates seeking treasure on a deserted island. Then they team to sing a medley of Miller hits, including "King of the Road", Chug-a-Lug", "England Swings" and "Dang Me".

January 28, 1971:
Season 2, episode 19

With Joan Rivers, Bobby Goldsboro.
In a skit, Miss Rivers is a motorist who takes her car to a bumbling mechanic (Nabors). Goldsboro sings "Watching Scotty Grow". The entire cast does a production number, "Witchcraft".

February 4, 1971:
Season 2, episode 20

With Engelbert Humperdinck.
In one skit, Engelbert joins Karen Morrow, Frank Sutton and Ronnie Schell to spoof POW camps.

February 11, 1971:
Season 2, episode 21

With Phyllis Diller, Tommy Leonetti.
Phyllis plays the oversexed wife of a prison warden. Nabors and cast salute Walt Disney movies.

February 18, 1971:
Season 2, episode 22

With Shirley Jones.
Miss Jones sings a medley from "Brigadoon" and joins Nabors in "Rose Garden". In a skit, Shirley and Nabors play motel inspectors who pose as honeymooners.

February 25, 1971:
Season 2, episode 23

With Tennessee Ernie Ford, Julie Budd.

March 4, 1971:
Season 2, episode 24

With Jackie DeShannon.
Nabors and cast salute the circus. Numbers include" Be a Clown", "Something for Everybody" and "Lydia the Tattooed Lady". Jim joins Jackie in a sketch about an aerialist family, and in the weekly Brothers-In-Law skit, Jim rents rooms to a traveling circus -- and its animals.

March 11, 1971:
Season 2, episode 25

With Johnny Cash, June Carter.
A salute to country music, with Cash singing a medley that includes "A Man in Black" and "Theme From Love Story". In a comedy skit, Cash meets Jim who plays a country boy making his first airplane flight.

March 18, 1971:
Season 2, episode 26

Regular cast members Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell, Karen Morrow, the Nabors Kids and the Tony Mordente Dancers are guest performers. Nabors sings "Danny Boy", "The Impossible Dream" and a broadway melody.


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