Audio Vault: The Jackie Gleason Show Closing (6/7/1969)

Here’s audio from the closing credits to the June 7th, 1969 episode of The Jackie Gleason Show on CBS:

This was a repeat. The episode originally aired on September 17th, 1966. The closing credits start with announcer Johnny Olson reminding viewers to tune in next week. He then promotes the companies providing gowns and jewelry for The Jackie Gleason Show.

Next are two voiceover promotional spots. The first is a local promo for A Very Special Occasion–a syndicated special on WJBK-TV (Channel 2 in Detroit) airing Tuesday, June 10th. It featured John Gary and Anita Bryant touring Puerto Rico.

(At least two programs were produced and aired under the A Very Special Occasion banner between 1967 and 1968. The first featured Jack Jones and Vikki Carr. A coalition of station groups joined together to produce the specials, hoping to provide quality prime time fare to TV stations across the country.)

The second promo is a network spot jointly promoting My Three Sons and Hogan’s Heroes.

Here’s a transcript:

Don’t forget to tune in next week for The Honeymooners starring Jackie Gleason and Art Carney. This is Johnny Olson speaking for The Jackie Gleason Show. Gowns by Cameo Evening Fashions, jewelry by Wesson of Hollywood Florida. Tonight’s program was pre-recorded.

Spend fun in the sun with John Gary and Anita Bryant on a musical adventure tour of beautiful Puerto Rico when TV2’s special of the week presents A Very Special Occasion starring John Gary and Anita Bryant. Tuesday night at 8:30 right here on TV2.

Stay tuned to share great expectations in comedy with Katie in My Three Sons next. Then see a matter of romance interfere with the course of sabotage set by Hogan’s Heroes in a rollicking episode, thirty minutes from now.

About This Recording

Source: Reel-to-reel audio tape
Date: Saturday, June 7th, 1969
Network: CBS
Station: WJBK-TV (Channel 2, Detroit)


  • charles perry says:

    Correct me if i’m wrong, but I believe that special would have pre-empted Red Skelton.

    • Joe says:

      I could be mistaken, but I’m sure Red Skelton wasn’t on Saturdays. (he was on CBS though)

      • charles perry says:

        I was talking about the special with John Gary. It was on Tuesday at 8:30, which i’m sure was Red’s time slot in1969.

      • Paul Duca says:

        Yes, that was Skelton’s time slot, but I can see how an urban market like Detroit would preempt him for a special with more appeal to its audience (certainly JULIA must have been particularly heavy competition in the Motor City)

  • Lurky McLurkson says:

    As always, these are great, though I had to look up John Gary. ;)

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