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ABC Comedy Hour, The (ABC 1972, Rich Little, Charlie Callas)

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The ABC Comedy Hour is an American television variety series that aired on ABC in 1972. Seven of the 13 episodes featured a guest host and a team of comedy impressionists known as The Kopycats.

Guest hosts included Steve Lawrence, Orson Welles, Ed Sullivan, Raymond Burr, Robert Young, Debbie Reynolds and Tony Curtis. The remaining six episodes were variety specials and included two Friars Club roasts and a revival of the musical Hellzapoppin’ starring Jack Cassidy.

The show originally aired on Wednesday at 8:30 PM. Summer reruns of the seven Kopycats episodes were aired under the title The ABC Comedy Hour Presents the Kopycats. The same episodes aired in Great Britain simply as The Kopycats.

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USA | ABC | 60 minutes | Broadcast 1972 Wednesdays at 8.30pm then 9.30pm.

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Charlie Callas
Frank Gorshin
Fred Travalena
George Kirby
Rich Little
Marilyn Michaels

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