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Donny and Marie Show


Donny And Marie Show

Series Description

The Donny and Marie Show was a musical variety series starring brother and sister singing team Donny and Marie Osmond and (during the first season) their talented brothers.

Donny And Marie Show Cast

Donny Osmond
Marie Osmond
Alan Osmond
Jay Osmond
Jimmy Osmond
Merrill Osmond
Wayne Osmond

The Donny And Marie Show Trivia

    

Donny and Marie appeared on television for the first time on the "Andy Williams Show". Andy discovered their big brothers act, "The Osmonds", while they were performing at Disneyland and hired them to be regular performers on his show. Donny joined the show in 1963 when he was only six years old and Marie made a guest appearance when she was only four years old!

During the first season, Donny and Marie's brothers also appeared on the show each week. By the second season, Donny and Marie's popularity grew exponentially and their brothers made occasional guest appearances. Their was no jealousy in the Osmond family though. They were renowned as one of the closest families to ever "hit it big" in show business. Mom and dad Osmond even appeared on the second season's Christmas episode.

For the second season, the Osmonds built a multi-million dollar TV studio in their hometown of Provo, Utah and produced the show from there to keep the family closer together.

The series was nominated for 1 Emmy in the first season and 2 Emmys in the second season.

On January 21, 1977, four of the Cast from the series, "The Brady Bunch" appeared on this show. They were Florence Henderson (Carol), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Susan Olsen (Cindy) and Mike Lookinland (Bobby). Two days later, the first episode of "The Brady Bunch Hour" aired with all of the old Brady Bunch cast (except Eve Plumb) appearing in their own variety show. Amazingly, their first episode had two of the same guest stars as the first regular episode of the Donny & Marie Show, Farrah Fawcett Majors & Lee Majors! The pilot for the Brady Bunch Hour guest-starred non other than Donny & Marie Osmond!

One of the most popular attractions to the show was when Donny and Marie would perform while on ice skates (you had to see it to appreciate it). Bob Paul and Barbara Wagner who together won the figure skating gold medal in the 1960 winter Olympics, choreographed the segments.

Theme Song

Title: "Donny and Marie Theme"

By: "Donny & Marie Osmond"


Marie: I'm a little bit country.
Donny: And I'm a little bit rock 'n' roll.

Marie: I'm a little bit of Memphis and Nashville.
Donny: With a little bit of motown in my soul.

Marie: I don't know if it's good or bad.
Donny: But I know I love it so.

Marie: I'm a little bit country.
Donny: And I'm a little bit rock 'n' roll.

Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Pilot Episode

Bob Hope / Paul Lynde / Chuck Norris / Kate Smith (11/17/1975)

The First Season

  1. Farrah Fawcett Majors / Lee Majors / Vincent Price (1/23/1976)
  2. Bob Hope / Ted Knight / The Harlem Globetrotters (1/30/1976)
  3. Paul Lynde / Jimmy Walker / Andy Williams (2/6/1976)
  4. Edgar Bergen / Ruth Buzzi / Kate Smith (2/20/1976)
  5. Charo / Roy Clark / George Gobel (2/27/1976)
  6. Raymond Burr / Esther Rolle (3/6/1976)
  7. Pearl Bailey / Ruth Buzzi / Sherman Hemsley (3/12/1976)
  8. Milton Berle / Paul Lynde / Anne Meara / Nipsey Russell (3/19/1976)
  9. Ruth Buzzi / Jerry Lewis / Jim Nabors (3/26/1976)
  10. Karen Valentine / Cast Of Welcome Back Kotter (3/26/1976)
  11. Rick Hurst / Minnie Purl / McLean Stevenson(04/2/1976)
  12. Ruth Buzzi / Gabe Kaplan(04/16/1976)
  13. Jack Albertson / Barbara Eden(04/23/1976)
  14. Don Knotts / Michael Landon(04/30/1976)

The Second Season

  1. Desi Arnaz / Arthur Godfrey / Art Linkletter (9/24/1976)
  2. George Burns / Chubby Checker / Evel Knievel (10/1/1976)
  3. Ruth Buzzi / Chad Everett / Florence Henderson (10/8/1976)
  4. Edgar Bergen / Sonny & Cher / Loretta Swit (10/15/1976)
  5. Roz Kelly / Charly Pride / Cindy Williams (10/22/1976)
  6. Rich Little / Roy Rogers & Dale Evans (10/29/1976)
  7. Bo Didley / Andy Griffith (11/5/1976)
  8. George Gobel / Little Richard / Isabelle Sandford (11/12/1976)
  9. Charo / Roz Kelly / Carl Reiner (12/3/1976)
  10. Paul Lynde / The Osmonds / Andy Williams (Christmas Show) (12/17/1976)
  11. Billy Preston / Rip Taylor / Tina Turner (12/31/1976)
  12. Chuck Berry / Gary Burghoff / Buddy Hackett (1/7/1977)
  13. Merle Haggard / Kaptain Kool & the Kongs (1/14/1977)
  14. The Brady Bunch (4 Cast) / Cyde Charise / Robert Hegyes / Tony Martin (1/21/1977)
  15. Milton Berle / Connie Stevens (1/28/1977)
  16. Paul Anka / Paul Lynde (2/4/1977)
  17. Ruth Buzzi / Roy Clark (2/11/1977)
  18. Bert Convy / Anne Meara / Fred Travalena (2/18/1977)
  19. George Gobel / Paul Williams (2/25/1977)
  20. Don Knotts/ Paul Lynde / Keely Smith (3/4/1977)
  21. Lorne Greene / Bob Hegyes(03/11/1977)
  22. Sonny James / McLean Stevenson(03/18/1977)

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