ABC “Irene and Allan Jones” TV Show
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Guest Stars: Victor Borge, Allan Jones, Gisele MacKenzie, Grace Hartman, Sid Fields
In this episode, Allan comes onstage finely dressed in a black tuxedo and sings amongst a group of ballroom dancers. He sings “So in Love,” “Make Believe,” “Falling in Love with Love,” and of, course, “The Donkey Serenade.”
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England TV Shows
Allan appeared in “Saturday Night Spectacular” and “Sunday Night at the Palladium.”
77 Sunset Strip Episode: “Walk Among Tigers”
April 19, 1963
Cast: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, Kaye Elhardt, Allan Jones
The episode begins with a train crash that kills several people, including Harold Adams, co-owner of Adams and Fellows Corporations. He happened to be carrying a briefcase with thousands of dollars, so investigator, Stuart Bailey gets on to crack the case. Before entering his car, Martha Emerson (Kaye Elhardt) distracts him while a henchman knocks him out. The take the briefcase and start anther twist to the plot. Bailey ends up visiting Adams’ wife and business partner, Edicott Fellows (Allan Jones). Fellows seems to provide help and support, but this is only the beginning of the story. Bailey learns more about Adams and the money and talks with Fellows again on the phone. Later, Fellows meets up with Bailey and tells him that the money was black. He asks Bailey to not reveal this for the sake of the company’s reputation. Towards the end, Bailey follows Emerson in his car, and Fellows follows behind. Emerson reaches a house, and the henchman shoots Fellows’ driver, thinking it was Bailey, who gets out of sight. Fellows and Emerson rush to load records of the company’s activities while Bailey gets closer. The two get away in a car and Bailey begins a chase. He shoots the tires of their car, they skid off a cliff, and their car goes up in flames. Somehow, Fellows was responsible for the sequence of events, but the interesting part is that Allan Jones plays the bad guy for once.
The Tonight Show with Steve Allen
Allan gives fantastic performances of the songs “Maria” and of course, “The Donkey Serenade.”
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The Mike Douglas Show
May 7, 1970
The Hy Gardner Show
The Jack Jones Special
November 26, 1974
Guest Stars: Susan George, George Kirby, Allan Jones
The show opens with Jack singing, while giving viewers a tour of his pool and house. George comes over to the house and they talk for while. Then Jack drives to the beach and sings with Susan. Finally, he meets his father at the dock, where Allan is working on his latest invention for his boat. They sit down and reminisce while singing a duet of, “I Remember it Well:”
ALLAN: Well, we’ve had some wonderful times on this boat haven’t we?
JACK: We sure have. Remember when I was little and you made me your first mate, and I did everything wrong? And then you demoted me back to son.
ALLAN: I remember every little detail…[he begins the song]
At the end of the show, Jack sings at a night club and introduces both Allan and Irene Hervey from the audience.
January 12, 1976
The Jack Jones Show
In this episode, Jack begins the show with the song, “The Impossible Dream.” As he continues, Allan interrupts him from the audience:
ALLAN: Hold it, hold it, hold it! … [Jack continues]…Wait a minute, hold it, hold it! ….Please, please!
JACK: [Jack stops] I beg your pardon.
ALLAN: That’s no way to sing that song. [audience laughs] You just haven’t got the mood of it; it’s not an upbeat.
JACK: Well, I’m terribly sorry.
ALLAN: Well, I’m sorry too, but you shouldn’t sing it that way.
JACK: I suppose you could just do it better yourself.
ALLAN: I certainly can.
JACK: Well why don’t you just come up here and do it then?
ALLAN: I thought you’d never ask…[he walks on stage]
JACK: That’s my dad!
It merges into Allan in costume as Don Quixote, and he sings “The Impossible Dream.” When he is done, it merges back to the show, and Jack and Allan finish it off with “The Donkey Serenade.”
The Love Boat: “The Captain’s Bird”/ “The Captive Audience”/ “That’s My Dad” Christmas Episode
Season 4, Episode 11 December 20, 1980
Cast: Allan Jones, Jack Jones, Dorothy Lamour, Loraine Stephens
The episode is about a father and son, Richard and Bobby Braddock (Allan and Jack), who have not been communicating for ten years. The father was mad at his son for leaving their singing show to sing solo. Both happen to be traveling on the same Christmas cruise, so the son’s wife (Stephens) secretly arranges that they both appear to sing the same night. Both the son’s wife and the father’s wife (Lamour) hope to reunite their husbands, especially because this would be their first Christmas separated. On the night of the show, the father leaves in a huff once he sees his son, and starts packing to leave the ship the next morning. The father is about to leave the cruise when an orphan stowaway (who ran away from an orphanage) tries to make a dollar by offering to carry his suitcase. As Richard refuses and the orphan continues to plead, they begin to argue over the role of parents and their children:
RICHARD: “Were children put on earth to cause parents grief?”
ORPHAN: “Parents are the trouble…they’re never there when we need them”
Convinced that he must save his relationship with Bobby, he hurries back, just in time to surprise him during a show. Just as Bobby is going to sing the next verse of “The Donkey Serenade,” the Richard jumps in, and they sing the finale together. The two reunite, Christmas is saved, and the orphan finds a loving family.
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