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TV Shows - Lawrence Welk Show, The

The Lawrence Welk Show is a musical variety show hosted by big band leader Lawrence Welk. The original episodes were aired in either a local, network, or syndicated capacity for more than 20 years; repeat episodes are still being broadcast in the United States for the most part by PBS stations in the form of new programs each of which incorporate one of the original programs in its entirety less the original commercials. Recently made video comments, performances and conversations by persons who took part in the original shows have been added in place of the commercials.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lawrence_Welk_Show
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1 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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2 Never Boned Still rocks.
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3 Hiring Aldridges and J. Turner Aldridges and Turner had no talent.
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4 Bob Ralston This is not a classical music show.
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1 I've always loved this..The Lennon Sisters (or..as Lawrence would call them:"The Luffly Lennons"), and the others........if you wanted your music easy going, oft-going back to the early 1920s (speaking of which, shouldn't good ol' Mitch Miller's 1961 "Sing Along With mitch" have ITS own entry?), virtually none of the innuendo side to C.Porter, Benny Goodman, etc., and well dressed "luffly luffly ladides" and gentlemanyl gentleman, who made Mary Poppins and Bert the Chimney Sweep seem groovy....well, Lawrence Welk (my man) was it. Even I though I couldn't be exactly his target audience, I've enjoyed his stuff...how much, oh...so much that I have three LPs and several spin offs from his star gals, the Lennon Sisters..(sigh...Janet and Peggy..my crushes...like Kathy Garver in Family Affair as Cissy, per Lawrence's requests, all those girls looked older..but I've always loved the Lennons, and the polkas..).. Lawrence certainly knew HOW to attract an audience.Even fired his first Champagne lady Alice Lon for showiung Cheesecake.... That even included as he became (in 1971) yet the latest casuality of advertiser demographic preferences, though with younger skewing counterparts like (just to use his own network ABC) "The Brady Bunch" and "Partridge Family" it was obvious that Welk could have just as well been on there..the bradys, partrdiges..with Welk..? Totally Concievable..he even reigned later with a new extension in the seventies in syndication with many younger groups (Simenski Sisters being amoing them.) -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on June 2, 2015, 12:41 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 There is a clip on You Tube where someone sings the alleged drug song, "One Toke Over the Line," on the show. Welk referred to is as a spiritual. And on a related note, there was another clip where Welk dresses up as a hippie for a joke. And for those wondering about the lack of black people on the show, there is another clip featuring a performance by country legend Charlie Pride. Maybe Welk wasn't as square as we think. Occasionally, he would feature songs made famous by Elvis and the Beatles. And he had a memorable appearance on Here's Lucy. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on November 11, 2013, 5:45 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Too young to have been around to watch it in its prime. I took some peaks of this show a decade ago on my crappy PBS affiliate. That nasty goth, Bob Ralston (with an IQ of like 200, but a sick, twisted mind) was smug, nasty, and rude. What do expect from someone who brought classical music training and talent of his to the show? He always dressed and looked like a queer. I think Bob Ralston should be included in the reasons this show boned. I don't know my attitude would have changed if I were around to remember watching this show when it first aired. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on November 6, 2013, 7:32 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Just purely nostalgic for me now..actually I've been watching clips of the show on Youtube...and its quite funny to watch and listen when the house band would cover then current hit pop singles of the time like "Love Will Keep Us Together" or John Williams "Close Encounters Theme song (which was sold as 45 single back in the day) ..even more surreal was these tunes were danced to in that totally square ballroom style lol -- Submitted By: (richardparker) on October 31, 2013, 10:27 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Giving Joe Feeney a microphone. That's just wrong. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 19, 2011, 3:02 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 That's cool Pelirojo. I personally knew several families where the oldest child literally could've been a parent of the youngest child, and sometimes you'd have nephews OLDER than their uncles. Yes, it's possible. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on January 6, 2011, 5:51 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 DolFan, My parents had me somewhat late in life long before it became trendy . Since it's not smart to say too much about oneself on the 'Net, I'll do a ballpark deal and just say that around the time I was born, "Bonanza", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "The Lucy Show" were all prime time network shows- and all of them infinitely more entertaining than "Lawrence Welk"!LOL -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on January 6, 2011, 8:12 am - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Wait a minute...if Pelirojo's parents were born in the 20s, how old does that make him??? LOL -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on January 4, 2011, 6:00 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 Pelirojo- LOL!!! -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on January 4, 2011, 3:24 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 Even my rock-hating parents born in the 20's considered this show a total bore! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 13, 2010, 9:25 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 There were no black people on Lawence Welk with the exception of the light skinned black guy who used to tap dance like a pathetic kiss-ass. -- Submitted By: (diezman) on November 19, 2009, 5:49 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
12 This show was fascinating to me as a child! The singers and dancers always looked so perfect and the way Lawrence would introduce each number. I loved it when the elderly audience members would start dancing when Lawrence and the band began to play with the bubbles floating everywhere! -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on October 8, 2009, 3:39 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote

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