The Joey Bishop Show (1961–1965)

Joey Meets Jack Paar 

Joey tries to get a trained chimp on Jack Parr's show.


David Lowell Rich


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Episode cast overview:
Joey Bishop ... Joey Barnes
Jack Paar ... Jack Paar
Warren Berlinger ... Larry Barnes
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Barnes
Nancy Hadley Nancy Hadley ... Barbara Simpson
John Griggs John Griggs ... J. P. Willoughby
Marlo Thomas ... Stella Barnes
Hollis Irving ... Lorraine Rogers
Randy Paar Randy Paar ... Randy Paar
Jerry Hausner ... Agent
Shirley Mitchell ... Secretary
Patrick Waltz ... Stage Manager


Joey expects to be doing publicity work for Marilyn Monroe, but instead, it's a chimp that worked in a new film, "African Safari". He manages to get in to see Jack Paar, where he's temporarily doing the "Tonight" show from the NBC studios in Burbank. Paar has a nonstop commotion of auditioning singers, visits from his daughter and phone calls from Zsa Zsa and Genevieve, yet Joey manages to get his monkey client on the show. When he tells the chimp's trainer about the big break, she goes out to have her hair done and leaves Joey with the ape. Still not back by showtime, Joey, by now petrified with stage fright, must go on with the chimp himself. Written by WesternOne1

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Release Date:

27 September 1961 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bellmar Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The stock footage shots of the "Tonight Show" audience, supposedly at NBC studios, is what appears to be in a daytime factory of WWII vintage. See more »

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