Episode Guide - Wayne and Shuster Show, The (Series) (1954-1990)

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Wayne and Shuster Show, The
The following is an incomplete list of shows and specials from Wayne and Shuster. Accuracy of airdates not guaranteed.

Apr 22, 1955 - Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster judge a beauty contest, picking Miss Glamour of 1955.

Mar 2, 1956 - Wayne and Shuster are bankrupt playboys.

Apr 6, 1956 - Wayne and Shuster will do a take-off on the TV program Dateline, with the help of actors Barry Morse and Jack Creley. Morse will play the part of Gen. Wolfe and Creley, the Marquis de Montcalm. in the show which centres around the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.

Apr 27, 1956 - Wayne and Shuster uncover a fantastic story about two warriors in the French Foreign Legion, Jean de la Wayne and Capitaine Francois Shuster.

May 11, 1956 - Wayne and Shuster have dreamed up a heart-rendering drama called "The Man With The Golden Gloves" as their "entry" in the forthcoming Dominion Drama Festival.

May 25, 1956 - Wayne and Shuster do a takeoff on the You Are There program with an episode about the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Jun 8, 1956 - Wayne and Shuster show viewers what happens when a child becomes addicted to comic books.

Jun 22, 1956 - Wayne and Shuster tell the story of the Conquest of Mount Everest.

Jul 6, 1956 - Wayne and Shuster make their final appearance on our TV screens this season. They've dreamed up a psychological western drama called The Quiet Stranger.

Feb 16, 1957 - Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster recreate the siege of Troy in their There You Are series—a take-off on the American TV show, You Are There. In addition, the Don Gillies, dance trio star in a production of Ravel's Bolero.

Mar 16, 1957 - Wayne and Shuster present an original musical salute to spring. In addition, the Don Gillies dance trio visits the ballet, and there's a mixup between "quizmaster Hal Shuster" and "contestant Little Seymour Wayne."

Mar 30, 1957 - Wayne and Shuster present their own version of the Adventures of Robin Hood, and there's an "interview" with a famous archaeologist, "Professor Waynegartner."

Apr 27, 1957 - Comedians Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster with vocalist Joan Fairfax. Joan Fairfax sings HERE I GO AGAIN while Wayne and Shuster clown in a male dance line. A tribute to Valentine's Day with Wayne and Shuster dancing with two women to the song I'M IN HEAVEN. "The Brown Pumpernickel": a spoof of The Scarlet Pimpernel. The Brown Pumpernickel (Wayne) thwarts the plot of Francois Maldetete (Shuster) to capture him. "Cinderelvis": a parody of popular singer Elvis Presley based on the fairy-tale CINDERELLA. Wayne plays Cinderelvis and Shuster his Fairy Godfather. Production credit: director, Norman Jewison; producer, Stan Harris; musical director, Samuel Hersenhoren; choreography, Don Gillies; writer, John Wayne; Frank Shuster. Cast credit: Ben Lennick, Peggi Loder, Paul Kligman, Edwina Murch, Don Ewer, Jack Merigold, Eric Christmas, Juan Root, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster.

May 25, 1957 - Wayne and Shuster present "the first-world series between Britain and the United States" and roving reporter Frank Shuster interviews Professor Waynegartner on the supernatural.

Oct 16, 1957 - "England and Wyatt Earp." An hour-long Wayne and Shuster show with songs provided by Denny Vaughan and Joan Fairfax. The Don Gillies trio will feature a circus dance.

Nov 25, 1957 - Guests this week are Joan Fairfax and Denny Vaughan. The program features three skits - a Russian football game, an Arabian "Knight's" delight, and a revolutionary new quiz show- $64,000 Squeal.

Dec 23, 1957 - Mother Goose Special - From the Land of Let's Pretend. An hour-long musical with Johnny Wayne as Mother Goose, Frank Shuster as her son Jack, Denny Vaughan as Boy Blue, Joan Fairfax as Jill, the Don Gillies Trio as the Demon Dancers, Jack Medhurst as Priscilla the Golden Goose, the Don Wright Singers, Herb May, and Samuel Hersenhoren and the Orchestra. Based on the traditional pantomime which has been imported from England by Eric Christmas, with new lyrics and music written by Wayne and Shuster. Ten new songs will be heard for the first time. A Christmas special with a theme of make believe, Mother Goose rises from rags to riches as Priscilla the Wonder Goose lays her golden eggs. Production credit: director/producer, Don Hudson; writer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster

Jan 15, 1958 - This program includes the second performance of RINSE THE BLOOD OFF MY TOGA.

Apr 9, 1958 - Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster open with a skit titled We Like Girls, followed by another in which they play two advertising men planning a campaign to make the public like income tax. In a third, Johnny plays the mad scientist, Professor WayneGartner. Others in the show will be Denny Vaughan and the Don Gillies trio.

May 22, 1958 - This program includes the first performance of the SHAKESPEAREAN BASEBALL sketch.

Oct 24, 1958 - Main sketch- "The Mark of Zero," a parody on Zorro. Wayne plays Prof. Waynegartner, a French couturier, and Shuster plays a television interviewer who visits Waynegartner's salon during a fashion show. The program also features the Boyd Robinson Trio. Joan Fairfax and Denny Vaughan will sing selections from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Nov 24, 1958 - The show will feature sketches on western movies. Denny Vaughan sings If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You, and Top Hat White Tie, and Tails. The Boyd Robinson Dance Trio will dance the $64,000 Question.

Jan 19, 1959 - "The Burning of Rome." Starring Wayne and Shuster, Joan Fairfax and Denny Vaughan and the Boyd Robinson Trio. Sketches: The Burning of Rome Caper - another Mickey Spillane version of crime detection in Rome, with Johnny Wayne as Flavius Maximus, the private eye, and Frank Shuster as Tiberius, Rome's fire chief: Professor Waynegartner- The professor proves himself to be the world's leading authority on military matters. Also, In the Good Old Days, an original musical number with Frank and Johnny and company.

Feb 10, 1959 - To mark the 50th anniversary of powered flight in Canada, Frank Shuster interviews Prof. Waynegartner. "The Mystery of the Wax Museum" will feature Johnny Wayne, Denny Vaugban and Joan Fairfax. The Boyd Robinson Trio completes the show.

Mar 10, 1959 - Wayne and Shuster will present three sketches. The first is Bell, Bag and Canvas. The boys give the boxing game a KO punch as Frank plays a young fighter with a big future and Johnny plays his Italian father. The second tells of Professor Waynegartner on safari in the tropics, and the third is a satire on the eternal triangle. Joan Fairfax, Denny Vaughan, and the Gino Silvi singers complete the show.

Oct 15, 1959 - The first Wayne and Shuster program of the season will be seen. The two funnymen will do a satire on the rock-and-roll business, a sketch on TV commercials, and a new Professor Waynegartner skit. Bob Goulet will sing Come Dance With Me, assisted by a group of dancers. The guests on the program are Shirley Harmer, and the Don Gillies Dancers.

Nov 16, 1959 - An hour-long special Wayne and Shuster show will be seen with French-Canadian singing star Denyse Ange as special guest. Other highlights of the show a new sketch on the famous "Brown Pumpernickel;" Apartment Sketch with Wayne and Shuster interpreting the voice of an apartment building at night; Don Gillies and his dancers; a sketch by the comedians on the Arctic, and singer Bob Goulet.

Dec 25, 1959 - "Mother Goose". Wayne and Shuster's Christmas pantomime, starring Bob Goulet (star of Camelot), Don Gillies and Joan Fairfax. Mother Goose (Johnny Wayne) lives with her son Jack (Frank Shuster) and her daughter Jill (Joan Fairfax) in a humble cottage in Let's Pretend Land. Mother Goose has just returned from planet earth on her penny-farthing bicycle when the pantomime opens. She describes her experiences on this strange land called earth, but her joy is marred by the bad squire Flintbotham (Paul Kligman) who is demanding rent for the cottage. While everyone is unhappily waiting the arrival of the bailiffs to remove the furniture, Priscilla, the Wonder Goose (with Jack Medhurst inside) comes to the rescue and lays a golden egg. Then she lays a bigger egg, and a bigger one, and another, until Mother Goose is so rich that she can shed her rags and move into a palace. The wicked Demon (Ben Lennick) arrives and says it is no use being so rich if you are as ugly as Mother Goose. Despite warnings from Jack and Jill and Jill's sweetheart, Boy Blue (Bob Goulet), Mother Goose goes into the forest with the demon to take a dip in the magic pool, which she believes will make her beautiful.

Jan 31, 1960 - Three sketches: The Sultan, dealing with intrigue and foreign affairs; The Professor, when roving reporter Frank Shuster visits a great movie director and a satire on the story of Cyrano de Bergerac.

Mar 9, 1960 - Wayne and Shuster will be seen in a special hour-long production with guests Denyse Ange, singer, Bob Goulet and dancer Don Gillies.

Apr 30, 1960 - Wayne and Shuster's guests on their final show of the season will be Ruth Walker, Bob Goulet and Don Gillis. The Sketches include The Rock And Roll Murders.

Oct 25, 1960 - Flavins Maximus, favorite character with Wayne and Shuster and their fans, will be back as a Roman "private eye" on The Wayne and Shuster Hour. Flavius, alias Johnny Wayne, inventor of the martinus cocktail, will focus his magnifying glass on the Big Chariot Fix, on this season's first program. Frank Shuster will play Ben Hur, the victim of the fix, and viewers will see him participating in a Roman-style chariot race. Also, on this program, Professor Waynegartner will be seen as an athletic coach. Roving reporter Frank Shuster will visit the old professor, who is trying to train Canada's team for the 1964 Olympic games. In a third sketch, Johnny and Frank will take viewers to a parent-teacher association meeting to discuss the influence of television westerns on children. Don Gillies will head a team of CBC dancers spending a day at a fair, and guest vocalist Terry Dale will sing In The Cool, Coot, Cool of the Evening, with a Hallowe'en theme. Producer of The Wayne and Shuster Hour is Don Hudson. Samuel Hernenhoren and his orchestra provide the music.

Nov 22, 1960 - Guest is Joyce Sullivan. Johnny and Frank enter The Twilight Zone and in sketch 2, Superman's Brother In-Law, they explain what it's like to be related to Superman. Frank Shuster, roving reporter, will interview Professor Waynegartner, the man considered to be the greatest authority on the Wild West today.

Dec 25, 1960 - A repeat of the Mother Goose Christmas pantomime starring Bob Goulet, Don Gillies and Joan Fairfax.

Feb 13, 1961 - Don Gillies and his dancers will be featured with the comics on this show. In one of the sketches an emergency meeting is called to discuss the most serious problem that man has ever had to face: woman's attempt to take over the world.

Mar 12, 1961 - Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster will invade Sherwood Forest. Their main sketch will be a version of one of the great stories in literature, Robin Hood, with Frank as Robin and Johnny as Friar Tuck. In another sketch, The Last Angry Gangster, a comparison between gangsterdom of the old days and of today, Johnny will play Mad Dag Middlecoff and Frank his son. F. J. Middlecoff. Professor Waynegartner turns up in this edition as a rocket scientist. He is interviewed by "roving reporter" Frank Shuster.

Apr 29, 1961 - Leaning Tower of Pisa - Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster play two painters trying to work on the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

May 25, 1961 - Guests — dancer Don Gillies, singer Mary Lynn Shepherd and Canadian pair roller skating champions Beverley Bowers and Eddie Copp.

Oct 20, 1961 - For their first show of the season, Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster shrink to pint-size for their roles as men from Mars; a parody of Three Musketeers; and an interview with "Interior decorator Professor Waynegartner."

Nov 22, 1961 - There will be three comedy sketches: The Unteachables; The Professor; The Quiet Stranger, with songs by Sylvia Murphy. In The Unteachables, Wayne and Shuster will throw light on a law enforcement agency, the truancy squad and its never-ending battle with kids who play hookey. Frank will play the police inspector; Johnny, the Truant Officer, Braithwaite. Wayne and Shuster also will recall the sound of spurs and the smell of gunpowder in a wild west sketch entitled The Quiet Stranger. As the sheriff of Chuckawalla, Frank Shuster is disturbed by the arrival of a "quiet stranger" (Johnny Wayne) who proves to be a "faster gun" than any Chuckawallan. In a third sketch, as the indomitable Professor Waynegartner, Johnny Wayne will be found on a mountainside, leading an expedition in search of the abominable snowman. Dancer Don Gillies will perform a number over a "set" drawn by rapid-sketch artist George Feyer. Eight girl dancers will give a life-sized version of a children's game, Cat's Cradle.

Oct 21, 1963 - Canada's top comedy team, Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster star, with special guests, dancer Don Gillies, and the folksinging duo, Ian and Sylvia. Sketches: 1. Flavius Maximus, private Roman eye, is featured in Wayne and Shuster's zany version of the most expensive movie of the year. 2. Frank Shuster visits Waynegartner Hockey Arena where he interviews Canada's most brilliant hockey coach. 3. Wayne and Shuster take their usual cock-eyed look at the rich family that had to move out of Beverly Hills to make room for the Hillbillies.

Feb 9, 1964 - The Wayne and Shuster Comedy Hour. Featuring an opening song, sketch without dialogue called The Firstborn, about fathers visiting their babies in the hospital, performance by the Oscar Peterson Trio, Professor Waynegartner, another performance by Peterson and a comedy sketch called The Utter Limit. Production credit: director/producer, Bill Davis; script, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; Allan Manings. Cast credit: Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Oscar Peterson Trio, Don Gillies, Paul Kligman

Oct 19, 1964 - (Show of the Week) The Wayne and Shuster Hour. Variety program of comedy, song and dance. Includes skit called The Duel, an appearance by Professor Waynegartner, songs by Shirley Harmer and Doug Crosley and a skit called From Bombay With Love. Cast credit: Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, William Hutt, Shirley Harmer, Doug Crosley, Don Gillies, Carlu Carter

Nov 2, 1964 - (Show of the Week) Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look at W.C. Fields. Biography of comedy star W.C. Fields, including excerpts of his films and still photographs. Production credit: director/producer, Norman Campbell; executive producer, Gil Rodin; script, Arthur Knight; Mahatma Kane Jeeves; script/host, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster

Dec 28, 1964 - (Show of the Week) The Wayne and Shuster Hour. This program includes the opening song by Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster, a skit with no dialogue about a man sitting in economy class on an airplane, song by Patti Lewis, skit with Professor Waynegartner and the world's first nuclear-powered car, comedy vignettes by zéro de conduite, song by Gilles Vigneault and a spoof of Cyrano de Bergerac. Production credit: Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Gilles Vigneault, Patti Lewis, Paul Berval, Don gilies, Carlu Carter, La revue zéro de conduite. Winner of Silver Rose of Montreux at the 1965 International Television Festival in Montreux, Switzerland. Includes some performances in French by guest stars from Quebec.

Jan 25, 1965 - (Show of the Week) Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look at Abbott and Costello. Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster reminisce about Abbott and Costello, and the zany duo's success in burlesque, vaudeville, radio and movies. Film clips include such routines as "Two Tens for a Five," the drilling scene from "Buck Privates," "Who's on First?"; and meetings with the Wolf Man, Dracula, Frankenstein and Mr. Hyde. Production credit: director/producer, Norman Campbell; executive producer, Gil Rodin; script/host, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; script, Andrew Knight

Feb 8, 1965 - (Show of the Week) The Wayne and Shuster Hour. Includes opening sketch called The Big Bank Robbery, song sung by Sylvia Murphy, Professor Waynegartner sketch, Johnny Wayne sings a patriotic song, a musical salute to the Quebec Winter Carnival by Sylvia Murphy, Don Gillies, Carlu Carter, Bonhomme Carnival and the Gino Sylvi Singers. Concludes with comedy sketch called The Man From M.O.T.H.E.R. Cast credit: Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Sylvia Murphy, Don Gillies, Carlu Carter, Gino Sylvi

Nov 29, 1965 - (Show of the Week) Wayne and Shuster Hour. (first show of season) Includes opening song called Make Me Laugh, song by Judy Armstrong, comedy sketch called High Moon, dancer Don Gillies, Professor Wayne Gartner, dance choreographed by Alan Lund, and sketch entitled The Case Book of Inspector Shuster : The Shorecaster Affair (Shorecaster pronounced Shuster).

Jan 10, 1966 - (Show of the Week) Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look at the Monsters. Television program about horror movies and television shows featuring excerpts of films about monsters such as Frankenstein. Production credit: director/producer, Norman Campbell; executive producer, Gil Rodin; script, Arthur Knight; script/host, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster

Feb 7, 1966 - (Show of the Week) Wayne and Shuster Hour. Includes opening song, skit called The Snack and How to Get it, song by folksingers Malka and Joso, sketch about a bumbling man in a restaurant automat, dance performance, Professor Waynegartner, John Drainie doing readings from Stephen Leacock's writings, and a sketch called What's New Pumpernickel.

Mar 27, 1967 - (Show of the Week) Wayne and Shuster Hour. This includes the comedy skit Kwai Me a River, a spoof of the film BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI. Production credit: director/producer, Stan Jacobson; script, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; Stan Daniels. Cast credit: Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Don Gillies, Mary Lou Collins, Paul Kligman, Jack Duffy, Lynne Gorman. First colour television program by Wayne and Shuster.

Mar 28, 1971 - "Science" Science is fun... especially when Wayne and Shuster look at it. Canada's best-known comedy team discover and investigate air pressure by undertaking simple visual experiments for young viewers aged 10 years and older. Wayne, with typical curiosity and awed by the perfect logic of science, explains how Galileo, the Italian physicist, showed that the downward pressure caused by the weight of air on the earth causes water in a tube to rise 34 feet; how Torricelli, another Italian, discovered that atmospheric pressure will raise mercury 30 inches in a tube; and how Von Guiricke, a German diplomat, built a water barometer in 1652 and had to cut a hole through his roof for the tube! Our friends visit a display of barometers and other instruments at the Ontario Science Centre, and also call on the infamous Professor Waynegartner.

Sep 19, 1971 - (Sunday at Nine) This includes songs by Salome Bey, a skit about a golf tournament, and a spoof of the film CITIZEN KANE, called Citizen Wayne. Production credit: director, Trevor Evans; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster. Cast credit: Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Salome Bey.

Feb 18, 1973 - WAYNE AND SHUSTER COMEDY SPECIAL. In the third of their four specials this season on CBC Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster take a serious (wink) look at the brutal world of big-time ping pong and the effects of organized crime, booze and broadloomed penthouses, on ping pong champion of the world, Danny Parcheesi. Other items on the program include News Look, a selection of stories on the Toy Industry, Chinese Restaurants, Ski Jumping, Inflatable Furniture, Prisons and Multi-Track Stereo Buying.

Sep 23, 1973 - "The Stratford Murder Mystery," their first comedy special of the new season. Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster, plus an all-Canadian cast star in this episode in which a succession of Hamlets are bumped off onstage at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival. Johnny recreates the role of Columbo while Frank plays Marvor Mirvish, artistic director of the Festival. Comedienne Carol Robinson plays Lady Gertrude.

Apr 29, 1973 - "A Fist-full of Fingers." Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster portray the tough-hombre hero and the debonnaire gambler in their main sketch, described as a cowpoke drama "in spades." They are assisted by Don Cullen, Paul Kligman and Carol Robinson.

Dec 9, 1973 - "My Fair Partner." Wayne and Shuster do their version of Pygmalion and My Fair Lady with special guests Paul Kligman and Carol Robinson. The story of how Frank Shuster, the famous solo comedian, made a thousand-dollar bet that he could teach garbage man Johnny Wayne to be a great star, is told.

Nov 10, 1974 - This comedy special includes a spoof of a Viennese operetta called the Gypsy Drop-out. Production credit: director, Trevor Evans; producer/script/music, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer; script, David Mayerovitch; musical director, Samuel Hersenhoren. Cast credit: Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jamie Ray, Tom Harvey, Carol Robinson, Paul Kligman, Roy Wordsworth, John Davies, Les Rubie, Lou Pitoscia, Ivan Romanoff, Glenna Jones, Richard Ayres.

May 9, 1975 - "The Money Show"

May 6, 1976 - This comedy special includes sketches on Julius Caesar, the Academy Awards, spoofs of television commercials, and News Nose. Production credit: director, Trevor Evans; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer

Oct 18, 1976 - This comedy special includes the sketches All in the Royal Family and Cinderelton. Production credit: director, Trevor Evans; producer/script, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer; script, David Mayerovitch

Nov 28, 1976 - (CBC Superspecial) This comedy special includes a song about Canadian place names and the sketch The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde. Production credit: director, Trevor Evans; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer

Mar 6, 1977 - (CBC Superspecial) This comedy special includes the sketch The Unholy Goalie. Production credit: director, Trevor Evans; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer

Oct 31, 1977 - (CBC Superspecial) TV commercials and spaghetti Westerns come under the gun in Johnny and Frank's second "Superspecial" of the season. Striking back at advertisers, the pair do what damage they can to such familiar irritants as Rockwell House coffee, cars (especially the one with the Italian theme song), cleaners that put your head in the oven and margarine. Another sketch casts Johnny as the gun-slinging, milk-chugging Quiet Stranger, a sullen type with a tight-lipped resemblance to Clint Eastwood. Stranger rides into the tough little town of Bullshot, Nev., to collect an old debt despite interference from local meanies like Slade McKeester (Frank), El Weirdo, Kid Kong and the X-Rated Madam X. Supporting Cast ... El Weirdo: John Davies. Kid Kong: Lord Athol Layton. Madam X: Carol Robinson. Girl in Oven: Renee Cherrier. Boy in Oven: Roy Wordsworth. Doc: Tom Harvey. (60 min.)

Jan 9, 1978 - (CBC Superspecial) One of the sketches in tonight's special is entitled the Wonderful World of the World, when Wayne and Shuster take a look at heroes and perform as "The Mothers of Confederation."

May 8, 1978 - (CBC Superspecial) Wayne and Shuster satirize the news, television commercials and a literary classic. Frank and Johnny take James Fenimore Cooper to task with "The Least of the Mohicans," and lampoon advertising that promotes facial creams, nasal sprays, yogurt, margarine and laundry aids. (60 min.) Production credit: director, Trevor Evans; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer. Final show of the season.

Dec 4, 1978 - (CBC Superspecial) This comedy special includes the sketch Manjack Wolf, spoofing disc jockey Wolfman Jack. Production credit: director, Trevor Evans; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer

Mar 25, 1979 - (CBC Superspecial) This comedy special includes the sketch Star Shtik, a spoof of the television series STAR TREK. Production credit: director, Trevor Evans; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer

Sep 23, 1979 - (CBC Superspecial) This comedy special includes the sketch Hamlet the Fastest Soliloquy in the West. Production credit: director, Trevor Evans; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer

Dec 9, 1979 - (CBC Superspecial) Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster star in this special that includes an irreverent Salute to the Seventies, and a feature sketch "Johnny Chan and the Treasures of Tutankhamen."

Feb 3, 1980 - (CBC Superspecial) Wayne and Shuster Comedy Special - Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster, together again for another uproarious hour of comedy, poke fun at the foibles and follies of society, taking aim at movies and television. Among the barbs dished out on the show is their response to the current trend of movie sequels - Rocky IX features Frank as Mickey the trainer and Johnny as Rocky Bolognese the 80-year-old 'Comeback Kid'. Also: tourists staying at Fantasy Hotel; a robot that can clean a kitchen in one minute flat; and a skit on credit cards.

Mar 2, 1980 - (CBC Superspecial) A Wayne and Shuster Encore

Apr 13, 1980 - (CBC Superspecial) Wayne and Shuster Comedy Hour

Oct 10, 1980 - (CBC Superspecial) This comedy special includes a sketch about Cyrano de Bergerac. Production credit: director, Trevor Evans; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer

Dec 7, 1980 - (CBC Superspecial) Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster spoof the exercising fad in "Guide to Fitness"; and the Family Theatre features Scotland Yard's master of disguise Inspector Wayne in "The Curious Mystery of the Wax Museum Proprietor.." Also: making a perfect politician. Production credit: director, Paul Starkman; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer. (60 min.)

Dec 29, 1980 - (CBC Superspecial) Production credit: director, Paul Starkman; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer

Apr 5, 1981 - (CBC Superspecial) Wayne and Shuster Comedy Special #3.

Nov 7, 1981 - (Wayne and Shuster Super Comedy) This comedy special includes a look at culture in the segment The Wonderful World of the World. Production credit: director, Paul Starkman; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer. First show of season.

Dec 13, 1981 - (Super Comedy With Wayne & Shuster). On their second show of the season, Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster will examine an odd medical phenomenon related to comedians and, as a special holiday feature, give tips on buying unusual gifts for your friends.

Mar 28, 1982 - This program includes the sketch The Mark of Zero, a spoof of the Zorro adventure stories. Production credit: director, Paul Starkman; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster

Oct 3, 1982 - (Super Comedy with Wayne and Shuster) First show of the season. Production credit: director, Paul Starkman; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster

Nov 13, 1982 - Featured: the boxing movie spoof
"Rocky IX."

Dec 18, 1982 - "Cinderelton." In this updated mod-rock version of the famous Cinderella story, Johnny is Cinderelton and Frank is the fairy godfather whose magic allows the poor, wretched Cinderelton to transform himself into a dazzling beau of the princess. Cinderelton dances with the princess and flees as the chimes strike midnight, only to lose his spectacles. It is a fairy tale ending that unites Cinderelton with the ugly princess.

Jan 29, 1983 - In a spoof entitled "The Last Angry Gangster," the comedians create an unlikely alliance between a Roaring Twenties hoodlum and his counterpart of the 1970s.

Feb 6, 1983 - This program includes a spoof of MASTERPIECE THEATRE, called Mastershtick Theatre, and the comedy sketch The Best Little Warhorse in Troy.

Feb 26, 1983 - The source of the mighty Don River in Toronto is researched, and Wayne tries to infiltrate a women's group plotting to take over the world.

Mar 5, 1983 - "Hamlet, The Fastest Soliloquy in the West." Tonight, Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster perform Shakespeare's masterpiece, Hamlet, set in the 'Wild West'. Armed with the fastest soliloquy in the West, the brooding Scandinavian Prince squares off with some of the roughest rascals in the frontier town. Johnny Wayne plays Hamlet with Frank Shuster as Sheriff Horatio.

Mar 19, 1983 - "Psych Out At OK. Corral." The story of Hollywood's newest and most unusual hero, Dr. Sigmund Earp, frontier psychiatrist, a brave pioneer who hung his shingle in the West. Johnny Wayne is Dr. Sigmund Earp and Frank Shuster is Snake Larsen, the meanest coyote west of the Pecos.

Mar 27, 1983 - This program includes a sketch called Unscrupulous Heights. Production credit: director, Paul Starkman; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster

Apr 23, 1983 - Featured: "Citizen Wayne," a takeoff on the classic Orson Welles film "Citizen Kane." (R)

May 28, 1983 - Tonight's skit is Parlimentary TV - "Humour in the Commons?" Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster put a little show biz pizazz into TV coverage of pariamentary proceedings.

Sep 10, 1983 - Tonight: "Comedy Olympics" The event is the Comedy Olympics with television coverage of the main event between Canada and the U.S.. fought in a regulation boxing ring.

Dec 8, 1983 - "Dr. Jekyll And Mrs. Hyde" (Part 2) Dr. Jekyll's friend and his butler Shleppington find it hard to believe that the good doctor actually transforms himself into a cruel old lady who goes about terrorizing London every night after ingesting a mean-looking potion in his laboratory.

Dec 27, 1983 - This program includes a sketch called Mutiny on the Love Boat. Production credit: director, Paul Starkman; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster

Mar 24, 1984 - This program includes the sketch Knowlton Knebbish - The World's First No-Frills Secret Agent. Third show of the season. Production credit: director, Paul Starkman; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster

Dec 23, 1984 - This program includes a look at television "through the ages" and a spoof of MAGNUM P.I. called Maximus P.I. - The Cleopatra Caper. Production credit: director, Paul Starkman; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster. First show of the season.

Mar 24, 1985 - This program includes the skit Crime of Fashion. Production credit: director, Paul Starkman; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster

Apr 26, 1986 - Tonight, the comedy duo have their loyal regulars- such as Carol Robinson, Don Cullen. Roy Woodstock and Tom Harvey- on hand to help out with skits like "I Was a TV Addict," in which Johnny portrays an overworked professor who, on his doctor's advice, takes up a hobby- watching TV. Other comic turns include Johnny and Frank as brawling hockey stars- until music and poetry soothe the savage beasts; and the pair celebrate yet another year in showbiz- in the year 2006 (60 min.) Production credit: director, Paul Starkman; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster.

Nov 30, 1986 - "Unscrupulous Heights Revisited" - the ongoing saga of the wealthy Wheeler family. Greedy and manipulative J.J. Wheeler (Johnny Wayne) is pitted against his kind and honest brother Cecil (Frank Shuster) in a struggle for control of the family business - a fortune built on fertilizer.

Dec 28, 1986 - This program includes the skits Tea for Three and Sam of Green Gables. Production credit: director, Trevor Evans; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer; producer, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster

Oct 31, 1987 - Tonight's skit: the pie (Part 1 of 2)

Dec 12, 1987 - A repeat showing of the best skits of Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster's Comedy Specials. Tonight: "Disco Man" Part Two - the further hilarious adventures of the world's oldest rock star

Dec 19, 1987 - "The Wonderful World Of Communications" Mock-u-mentary on the history of communications.

Dec 26, 1987 - Tonight's skit: criminal syndicate

Feb 4, 1988 - "Once Upon a Giant" Production credit: director, Trevor Evans; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer; producer/script, Johnny Wayne; Frank Shuster

Apr 10, 1991 - "The Wayne and Shuster Years" (Special) Tribute to the comedy team of Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster, in honour of the late Johnny Wayne. Production credit: director, Trevor Evans; executive producer, Leonard J. Starmer; producer/host, Frank Shuster

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