Merv Griffin Show, The


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The Merv Griffin Show is a popular American television talk show, featuring host Merv Griffin. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC, September 20, 1965 to September 26, 1969 in first-run syndication, from August 18, 1969 to February 11, 1972 at 11:30 PM ET weeknights on CBS and again in first-run syndication from February 11, 1972 to September 5, 1986.

Who talked about this show

George Carlin

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George Carlin on his appearances on The Merv Griffin Show and how it changed his career

Dick Cavett

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Dick Cavett on a letter he received from Groucho Marx about Cavett's appearance on The Merv Griffin Show

Robert Clary

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Robert Clary on appearing on The Merv Griffin Show, and on his personal friendship with Griffin

Bill Conti

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Bill Conti on playing his themes on The Merv Griffin Show

Warren Cowan

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Publicist Warren Cowan on working with Merv Griffin

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on his first (almost) appearance on The Merv Griffin Show

Skitch Henderson

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Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on The Merv Griffin Show

Anne Meara

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Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara on their television debut as a comedy team on The Merv Griffin Show

Della Reese

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Della Reese on appearing on several talk and variety shows, including The Merv Griffin Show

George Shapiro

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George Shapiro on disagreeing with Andy Kaufman's inter-gender wrestling on television 

Norman Stiles

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Norman Stiles on writing for Allen & Rossi and various other comedians and going to write for Merv Griffin

Jerry Stiller

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Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara on their television debut as a comedy team on The Merv Griffin Show

Ben Wolf

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Ben Wolf on shooting The Merv Griffin Show and The Lawrence Welk Show

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