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It was a show basically about laughing until you were in tears, or just falling down, doubling over with laughter...a show for the whole family, with some of the funniest comic people on ... See full summary »
From 1962-65, Steve Allen re-created the The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956) madness on a new late-night show syndicated by Westinghouse TV. The show, taped in Hollywood at the Vine Street Theater, was marked by the same wild, unpredictable stunts, such as "Man In The Street" and comedy skits that often extended down the street to a supermarket known as the Hollywood Ranch Market. He also presented Southern California eccentrics including health food advocate Gypsy Boots and an early musical performance by Frank Zappa. The show also featured plenty of jazz played by Allen and members of the show's band, the Donn Trenner Orchestra, which included such virtuoso musicians as guitarist Herb Ellis and flamboyantly comedic trombonist Frank Rosolino.
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