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Mike Douglas Show - Episodes Wanted

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I thought I would add this here because you guys are pretty resourceful and may be able to find something.

 

The Mike Douglas Show, an afternoon talk show that aired on CBS during the 1970's, filmed a weeks worth of episodes at Great Adventure from May 31 to June 5, 1975. These episodes aired the week of June 15, 1975.

 

We are looking to obtain access (and hopefully copies) of these shows. The hunt is on. Can anyone help us?

 

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yea remember it but was working. He useds both the Aqua Stadium and Great Arena. Interviewed Alice in the porch of Gingerbread Fancy, Chated with Mr. Le Roy. And I cant remember the actors name but he went into the Great Foutain and they truned the water Jet on. To bad I was wroking and didnt get to see much.

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Only watched the show when he had on a famous athlete or musician. I vaguely recall watching the GA episodes. Do remember him doing an interview in the arena and riding the Giant Wheel. I'm with you...love to see the videos from his tapings at GA.

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Found them ! They are on TV.com season 13.....Search The Mike Douglas Show...go to season 13 and there they are Tada! Really need to find a hobby.

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Nice find! I have included the descriptions below. Now, anyone know where these can be viewed or get copies? I have already emailed the Television Museum (Paley Center) in NYC.

 

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June 16, 1975 - Season 13 - Episode 191

From New Jersey's Great Adventure Safari Park, Mike's co-host this week is actor George Hamilton (Week of 16Jun75-20Jun75); guests are actor Kirk Douglas, comedian David Brenner, comic actor Jimmie Walker and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

 

June 17, 1975 - Season 13 - Episode 192

From New Jersey's Great Adventure Safari Park, George Hamilton co-hosts; guests are singer Vic Damone, Naturalist Roger Caras and The Four Tops.

 

June 18, 1975 - Season 13 - Episode 193

From New Jersey's Great Adventure Safari Park, George Hamilton co-hosts; guests are actor Burt Lancaster, comedian David Brenner, 1975 Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser, The Up With People Troupe and Warner LeRoy, the designer of Great Adventure.

 

June 19, 1975 - Season 13 - Episode 194

From New Jersey's Great Adventure Safari Park, George Hamilton co-hosts; guests are actress Lynn Redgrave, Country singer Tanya Tucker, comic Professor Irwin Corey, Landres the Magician and Motorcycle daredevil Lou Morella. Also a Diving exhibition. Highlights: Tanya sings, "Lizzie and the Rainman".

 

June 20, 1975 - Season 13 - Episode 195

From New Jersey's Great Adventure Safari Park, George Hamilton concludes his co-hosting duties; guests are actor Kirk Douglas, actress-singer-dancer Juliet Prowse, magician Jeff Sheridan and naturalist Roger Caras.

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I looked everywhere for those episodes, including on YT, but to no avail. I did find a three-minute home movie segment on GA from 1980. It showed a very, very young Rolling Thunder.

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If anyone can located them we would still love to be able to see the episodes of the Mike Douglas show that were filmed at the park in June of 1975. Here are some related photos from the tapings.

 

Publicity photos of the show's host and guests:

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Photo of Mike Douglas on the park's Grand Prix ride. Most like from the June 18, 1975 episode that featured 1975 Indy 500 winner Bobby Usner:

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The Mike Douglas Show logo and the Great Arena stage entrance painted in a similar logo pattern:

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Thats a hard find. But Ive found one so ill look for more. Were you able to get the file from TV.com? Season 13

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Sent you the link via regular email should be history in box

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This was a surprising find... note the Great Arena stage doors with Mike Douglas on them! If anyone has any leads on how to get recordings of the shows please let us know.

 

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