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The New Steve Allen Show 

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 »
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Steve Allen ...  Self - Host 58 episodes, 1961-1964
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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 earth, who ad-libbed much of the humorous lines, with such ease and naturalness. I personally couldn't even LOOK at Steve Allen without breaking up. I was just a kid, then. My parents loved the show, too, with Louis Nye and all. Steve was a gift to us, giving us hours of enjoyment, and relief from a (at the time) sad world.

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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. See more »

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Host: Schmock!
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The MTM cat is shown wearing Steve Allen's eye glasses and says Schmock ... voice of Steve Allen. See more »

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Follows The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956) See more »

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Hi ho, Steverino!
2 July 2006 | by ericoceanSee all my reviews

Of all the ancient up-from-the-dead lame TV shows on cable today, why has this show not found a place? If every episode of "The New Steve Allen Show" were on DVD, I would buy it instantly. This show helped save my life.

I was wiped out by a blood disease at age 17 in the summer of '61 but every weeknight at 11 p.m. on WOR Channel Nine out of New York City came "The New Steve Allen Show." It was better than the earlier version on NBC, wilder and more unscripted, absolutely off the wall.

You could tell when Allen was a little tired or bored--then watch out. He was quick, very very quick. And he had one of the most infectious laughs I've ever heard. You hoped something would go wrong so he would crack up. When he began that high-pitched cackle, you had to laugh along with him.

Most of the old NBC gang was there, although Tom Poston is not listed in the credits. Steve's forays into the street to talk to passersby or perform some rather risky stunts were electric. Dave Letterman, Jay Leno, thank Mr. Allen. But it was Allen's wonderful way with words and comic subtlety that kept me watching.

As a talk show host, Allen was incomparable. Laughter does heal...when it flows from the comedy of Steve Allen. And it inspires--I later published a comic novel. Should have dedicated it to this man. I loved him and I miss him.


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