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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Flip Wilson ...  Self - 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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Comedy | Music

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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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[repeated line]
Geraldine: You've got a lot of nerve, honey.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #5.11 (1971) See more »

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In The Corner, In The Back. . . .
7 December 2001 | by hillariSee all my reviews

This show was the first major variety show hosted by an African-American (NBC had tried before in the 1950's with Nat King Cole, but the racial attitudes of the time doomed it to failure). The late, great Wilson was funny. His humor came out of situations and people's personality quirks; Wilson depended little on racial humor, which is probably why his appeal was so across-the-board. One of my favorite bits was the funky handshake that was done at least once during each episode. My favorite character, outside of the sassy Geraldine, was the Rev. Cleothis Wilson, pastor of the Church of What's Happening Now. Another bit Wilson used always involved meeting a woman for something naughty: "Meet me in the booth, in the corner, in the back, in the dark." New school comedians owe a lot to Flip Wilson.


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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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1.33 : 1
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