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|title=<center>Starland Vocal Band Show</center>
 
|title=<center>Starland Vocal Band Show</center>
 
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|imagecaption=Series' title card.
 
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|datefound=16 Apr '19
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|foundby=[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBt9Tp4oj6gyI6T89ICb5mg StarlandandMore]
 
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[[Has brief:: '''''The Starland Vocal Band Show''''' was a summer replacement variety show broadcast on CBS for six weeks in the summer of 1977 that starred the members of the pop band ''Starland Vocal Band'', best known for their 1976 hit single ''Afternoon Delight''.]] The show remains best known today for featuring a young pre-fame David Letterman among its cast.
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'''''The Starland Vocal Band Show''''' was a summer replacement variety show broadcast on CBS for six weeks in the summer of 1977 that starred the members of the American pop band ''Starland Vocal Band'', best known for their 1976 hit single ''Afternoon Delight''. The show remains best known today for featuring a young pre-fame David Letterman among its cast.
  
 
==Format==
 
==Format==
The content of the show was similar to that of most variety shows of that time, featuring musical interludes from ''Starland Vocal Band'' themselves, intertwined with comedy segments featuring appearances from Mark Russell, Jeff Altman, and Proctor and Bergman among others. Various recurring segments included the ''Starland'' members attending a Renaissance fair and exploring an abandoned amusement park, David Letterman dressed as a mailman reading viewer mail, Letterman interviewing various characters played by Jeff Altman and ending up punching them in the stomach, and brief segments from Mark Russell filmed in a Washington hotel.
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The content of the show was similar to that of most variety shows of that time, featuring musical interludes from ''Starland Vocal Band'' themselves, intertwined with comedy segments featuring appearances from Mark Russell, Jeff Altman, and Proctor and Bergman among others. Various recurring segments included the ''Starland'' members attending a Renaissance fair and exploring the abandoned Glen Echo amusement park, David Letterman dressed as a mailman reading viewer mail, Letterman interviewing various characters played by Jeff Altman and ending up punching them in the stomach, and brief segments from Mark Russell filmed in a Washington hotel.
  
 
==Reception==
 
==Reception==
The show was generally poorly received due to its unfunny and repetitive humour,<ref> [https://thjkoc.net/2017/08/25/sunday-night-delight/amp/  The Hits Just Keep On Comin' article about the show.] Retrieved 13 Nov '18</ref> with ''Starland'' keyboardist Jon Carroll going on to regret doing the show, stating in a 2015 interview that “It wasn’t all bad. It was mostly bad."<ref> [https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/05/20/david-letterman-starland-vocal-band-jon-carroll-cbs/27663673/ USA Today article featuring Carroll's comments.] Retrieved 13 Nov '18</ref>
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The show was generally poorly received due to its unfunny and repetitive humour,<ref> [https://thjkoc.net/2017/08/25/sunday-night-delight/amp/  The Hits Just Keep On Comin' article about the show.] Retrieved 13 Nov '18</ref> with ''Starland'' keyboardist Jon Carroll going on to regret doing the show, stating in a 2015 interview that “It wasn’t all bad. It was mostly bad.", along with theorizing that it may have been indirectly responsible for killing the bands career.<ref> [https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/05/20/david-letterman-starland-vocal-band-jon-carroll-cbs/27663673/ USA Today article featuring Carroll's comments.] Retrieved 13 Nov '18</ref>
  
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
The YouTube channel StarlandandMore originally hosted all six of the show's episodes online with the musical segments edited out (presumably for copyright reasons). These videos have since been removed, however (again, presumably for copyright reasons), with only the first episode surviving via the Wayback Machine.<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20141105130057/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEbxrQoC8Kc Episode one of the show (musical segments edited out) on the Wayback Machine.] Retrieved 13 Nov '18</ref> On top of this, a video compiling all of Letterman's segments from the show, as well as a performance of ''Afternoon Delight'' have also resurfaced, with these videos being all that has survived from the show as of November 2018.
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The YouTube channel StarlandandMore originally hosted all six of the show's episodes online with a performance of ''Afternoon Delight'' from episode one edited out for copyright reasons. These videos had since been removed, however (presumably for copyright reasons), with various compilations of clips from the show being all that had resurfaced from them.
  
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On April 16th, 2019, all six episodes of the show were reuploaded to the StarlandandMore YouTube channel, rendering the show found once again.
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==Episode List==
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! style="background-color:green" | Air Date
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|1||Jul. 31 1977||[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fxVJZS_vWg <span style="color:green">'''Found'''</span>]
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|2||Aug. 7 1977||[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz4V05om6FQ <span style="color:green">'''Found'''</span>]
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|3||Aug. 14 1977||[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctn2aSVEkXg <span style="color:green">'''Found'''</span>]
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|4||Aug. 21 1977||[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnoCtJLAHv4 <span style="color:green">'''Found'''</span>]
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|5||Aug. 28 1977||[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-iqwO99raU <span style="color:green">'''Found'''</span>]
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|6||Sep. 4 1977||[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbO2yMxswTk <span style="color:green">'''Found'''</span>]
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|}
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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   |description1 =Compilation of David Letterman's segments from the show.
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   |description1 =Performance of ''Afternoon Delight'' from the first episode of the show (not featured in video linked above).
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  |description2 =Performance of ''Afternoon Delight'' from the show.
 
 
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==External Link==
 
==External Link==
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Latest revision as of 11:29, 31 May 2019

Starland.jpeg

Series' title card.

Status: Found

Date found: 16 Apr '19

Found by: StarlandandMore

The Starland Vocal Band Show was a summer replacement variety show broadcast on CBS for six weeks in the summer of 1977 that starred the members of the American pop band Starland Vocal Band, best known for their 1976 hit single Afternoon Delight. The show remains best known today for featuring a young pre-fame David Letterman among its cast.

Format

The content of the show was similar to that of most variety shows of that time, featuring musical interludes from Starland Vocal Band themselves, intertwined with comedy segments featuring appearances from Mark Russell, Jeff Altman, and Proctor and Bergman among others. Various recurring segments included the Starland members attending a Renaissance fair and exploring the abandoned Glen Echo amusement park, David Letterman dressed as a mailman reading viewer mail, Letterman interviewing various characters played by Jeff Altman and ending up punching them in the stomach, and brief segments from Mark Russell filmed in a Washington hotel.

Reception

The show was generally poorly received due to its unfunny and repetitive humour,[1] with Starland keyboardist Jon Carroll going on to regret doing the show, stating in a 2015 interview that “It wasn’t all bad. It was mostly bad.", along with theorizing that it may have been indirectly responsible for killing the bands career.[2]

Availability

The YouTube channel StarlandandMore originally hosted all six of the show's episodes online with a performance of Afternoon Delight from episode one edited out for copyright reasons. These videos had since been removed, however (presumably for copyright reasons), with various compilations of clips from the show being all that had resurfaced from them.

On April 16th, 2019, all six episodes of the show were reuploaded to the StarlandandMore YouTube channel, rendering the show found once again.

Episode List

# Air Date Status
1 Jul. 31 1977 Found
2 Aug. 7 1977 Found
3 Aug. 14 1977 Found
4 Aug. 21 1977 Found
5 Aug. 28 1977 Found
6 Sep. 4 1977 Found

Gallery

Performance of Afternoon Delight from the first episode of the show (not featured in video linked above).

External Link

References