6.9/10
7
1 user

The Dinah Shore Special: Like Hep (1969)

This Dinah Shore special is actually more like "Laugh-In" with guests Lucille Ball and Diana Ross. Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, and Gary Owens are also on hand. Sketches include "The Story of ... See full summary »

Director:

George Schlatter

Writers:

Chris Bearde (creator), Chris Bearde
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Dinah Shore ... Herself - Hostess
Lucille Ball ... Herself
Diana Ross ... Herself
Dick Martin ... Himself
Dan Rowan ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Meyer Jay Meyer ... Singer (1969-1970)
Edit

Storyline

This Dinah Shore special is actually more like "Laugh-In" with guests Lucille Ball and Diana Ross. Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, and Gary Owens are also on hand. Sketches include "The Story of the Singing Detective" featuring Dinah as the title role and Lucy as a songstress who murders with her voice; "The Fairy Godmother's Revenge," a spoof of fairy tales with Diana Ross as Snow White contending with dwarfs on strike at the gold mine and an angry Fairy Godmother (Lucy); and a sketch about how "The Whitebread Family" makes good in show business. Songs include: "Both Sides Now" (Dinah), "Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In" (Diana), "The Windmills of Your Mind" (Dinah), and "Cryin' Time" (Dinah). Written by Michael Mooney

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Music

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1969 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Like Hep" was programmed opposite "The Smothers Brothers" on CBS which that night guest starred Dan Rowan. Following "The Smothers Brothers" was the Desilu produced series "Mission: Impossible." See more »

Quotes

Lucille Ball: [as the Fairy Godmother, to Little Boy Blue] Are those your real clothes or are you just trying to stay out of the Army?
See more »

Crazy Credits

In the program's first run, the end credits were interrupted by Dinah to announce "be sure to tune in next week for the return of 'Bonanza'" followed by a shot of the Smothers Brothers saying "Darn it" followed by a shot of Lorne Greene chuckling. See more »

Alternate Versions

When repeated in the early 1970, some less timely material was edited out, including references to John Dean and Everett Dirksen. The end credits were originally interrupted by Dinah to announce "be sure to tune in next week for the return of 'Bonanza'" followed by a shot of the Smothers Brothers saying "Darn it" followed by a shot of Lorne Greene chuckling. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Cryin' Time
Written by Buck Owens
Sung by Dinah Shore
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fun TV Special
16 January 2007 | by rdooley123See all my reviews

From what I recall, Diana Shore was very much the lead on this one, with Diana Ross a very comfortable performer along side of her. I remember thinking this was one of Ross's first shows away from the Supremes. The Shore and Ross were the cool "Hep" ones, and Lucille Ball was the clown. "I'm Hip", she kept saying, which, on this show, was the wrong thing to say.

Gowns, and dancing were well produced. I can't remember much about the musical presentation, though I remember being entertained through this show.

Very enjoyable, with many funny sight gags thrown in. I think "Laugh In" influenced this one.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed