Andy Williams Show, The


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The Andy Williams Show was a TV variety series hosted by Andy Williams which ran from 1959 to 1971 (alternating during the summer of 1970 with the series Andy Williams Presents Ray Stevens). From 1959-1962 the program served as a summer replacement, but was picked up by NBC in 1962 as a recurring series through 1967. It was brought back again from 1969-1971, re-branded with a hipper, rock and roll format relative to its earlier classic crooner style The program also returned in syndication for a brief period in the Fall of 1976.

Along with the musical segment, the series had many comic sketches including The Flying Silverman Brothers, a giant snide talking bee, a suitcase that would walk. One recurring comedy sketch involved Williams' encounters with Cookie Bear, a tall bear who would beg for a cookie and frustrate Williams, to the point where Williams would shout:  "Not Now... Not Ever... NEVER!!" Williams is also credited with discovering the Osmond Brothers, who made a very successful debut performance on his show.

Highlights
Sam Denoff on writing for Andy Williams
04:30
Bob Finkel on The Andy Williams Show
02:14
Who talked about this show

Pat Boone

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Pat Boone on joking with Phil Harris on The Andy Williams Show
00:42

Sam Denoff

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Sam Denoff on writing for Andy Williams
04:30
Sam Denoff on meeting the Osmond family and writing for The Andy Williams Show when Jonathan Winters was a guest
02:57

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on appearing on The Andy Williams Show
01:01

Bob Finkel

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Bob Finkel on The Andy Williams Show
02:14
Bob Finkel on Tony Bennett appearing on The Andy Williams Show
02:15
Bob Finkel on The Andy Williams Show
04:11
Bob Finkel on leaving The Andy Williams Show
01:13

Don Knotts

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Don Knotts on how he came to guest on The Andy Williams Show
00:28

Norman Lear

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Norman Lear on writing for The Andy Williams Show
10:21

Robert Mott

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Robert Mott on writing for various shows including The Andy Williams Show and balancing doing sound effects with writing
03:18

Marty Pasetta

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Marty Pasetta on directing The Andy Williams Show and Switched-On-Symphony
03:18

Bill Persky

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Bill Persky on writing for The Andy Williams Show and on comedy writers

Mike Post

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Mike Post on his entry into television via The Andy Williams Show
01:49
Mike Post on working with his hero, Ray Charles, on conducting The Andy Williams Show  and how he came to pre-record the music for the show
06:05
Mike Post on his two seasons conducting the orchestra on The Andy Williams Show
03:53
Mike Post on what he learned working with various musical guests on The Andy Williams Show
02:14

Gary Smith

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Gary Smith on doing scenic design for The Andy Williams Show
02:37
Gary Smith on the white sets of The Andy Williams Show and on producing Baryshnikov on Broadway and The Sentry Collection Presents Ben Vereen: His Roots
06:32
Gary Smith on working with Andy Williams on The Andy Williams Show
01:21

Grant Tinker

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Grant Tinker on representing The Andy Williams show while at Benton & Bowles
00:45

Ret Turner

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Ret Turner on doing wardrobe for The Andy Williams Show
03:30
Ret Turner on doing wardrobe for The Andy Williams Show
01:30

Andy Williams

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Andy Williams on the genesis of The Andy Williams Show
03:30
Andy Williams on "Moon River" - his show's theme song
03:44
Andy Williams on the origin of "Cookie Bear: on The Andy Williams Show
02:43
Andy Williams on the discovery of The Osmonds and their guest appearances on his shows
04:21

Jonathan Winters

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Jonathan Winters on working with Andy Williams on The Andy Williams Show
01:49

Bud Yorkin

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Bud Yorkin on producing The Andy Williams Show
02:21

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