One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by African American comic actor Flip Wilson, this show ... See full summary »
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Flip Wilson ...  Himself - Host 95 episodes, 1970-1974
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by African American comic actor Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, music and frequent appearances by "Geraldine Jones" (really Flip Wilson in drag). Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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USA

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English

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17 September 1970 (USA) See more »

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The Flip Wilson Show See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The exclamation "The devil made me do it!" by Geraldine Jones, one of Flip Wilson's many characters, was ranked #16 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 20 Top Catchphrases" (21-27 August 2005 issue). See more »

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Geraldine: You should have been a lawyer instead of a client.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credit for one episode reads the role of George Wyle was played by Bernard Weissman, which was George Wyle's real name See more »

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Featured in Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2009) See more »

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now in VHS and on cable
25 December 2001 | by occupant-1See all my reviews

Not only a groundbreaking variety offer for the early '70s, this blast from many of our pasts preserves appearances of guest stars that later made it big, in addition to showcasing the Geraldine routines of Wilson he honed in clubs and on Tonight show guest hosting gigs. This sort of thing is cable's promise: since most new stuff seems to be utter garbage, the multiplicity of pay channels can (potentially) mine the past for all the programming that ever bested the latest levels of drivel.


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