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The Porter Wagoner Show No. 240

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1969  (Actual Year)
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00:59:23 - 01:23:56
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The Porter Wagoner Show #240 featuring special guest Jimmy Dickens.

The Porter Wagoner Show No. 240

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Nashville, Tennessee
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1969  (Actual Year)
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00:59:23 - 00:59:44
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The Porter Wagoner Show #240 featuring special guest Jimmy Dickens. Spot opens with Dickens wearing nondescript suit & tie but topped with neon-bright red cowboy hat singing "When The Ship Hit The Sand." Camera pulls out to reveal Porter in army green Nudie suit. Porter announces Dickens as "Mister Personality," names the show's regulars, and invites us to tune in. Fade out over art card with colorful illustration of Porter.

The Porter Wagoner Show No. 240

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Nashville, Tennessee
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1969  (Actual Year)
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01:00:10 - 01:02:42
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Opening of Porter Wagoner show #240. Standard pre-recorded opening begins with CU of Porter s shiny red boots walking down hallway, which cuts to rear view of Wagoner s garish green Nudie suit festooned with rhinestone wagon wheels and cacti. Montage of smiling Porter happily walking through WSM-TV studio as stage hands and technicians prep show. Don Howser s voice over reads: "Direct from Nashville Tennessee, here s The Porter Wagoner Show!" Quick shots of regulars as Howser announces them: "Starring Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, Speck Rhodes, Don Howser, The Wagonmasters, and today s special guest star." Momentary pause in VO (presumably left for Howser to read the guest star s name on air), then prerecorded segment ends with Howser s "...and now, here s Porter." Cut to live portion as Porter, wearing dazzling, rhinestone-studded army green Nudie suit, plays guitar and sings "Will You Be Loving Another Man" accompanied by Wagonmasters Buck Trent, Don Warden, Mack Magaha, George McCormick, Jack Little (heard drumming but not seen) and Speck Rhodes, all but Speck in matching red Nudie suits. CU Mack and Buck's fiddle and banjo solos.

The Porter Wagoner Show No. 240

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Nashville, Tennessee
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1969  (Actual Year)
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01:02:43 - 01:05:43
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Porter says it's time to add some beauty to the Wagon House set, then introduces the "beautiful little lady" Dolly Parton. Wearing a dark green coat and a gravity-defying white wig, Dolly sings "Dumb Blonde" backed by The Wagonmasters. CU Buck's guitar solo. During the song Dolly makes a few references to blondes wearing wigs, and at one point Porter starts to enter the frame but she pushes him away laughing.

The Porter Wagoner Show No. 240

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Backed by The Wagonmasters, Mack Magaha fiddles us out of the commercial break on an unidentified instrumental. At the very end Mack sings a few "dum-de-dum-dum"s along with the number in the classic "shave and a haircut/two bits" rhythm.

The Porter Wagoner Show No. 240

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01:06:57 - 01:10:13
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Porter introduces special guest "Mister Personality" Jimmy Dickens, who plays guitar and sings an uncomfortably stiff version of "I Came So Close To Living Alone." CU Don's steel guitar solo.

The Porter Wagoner Show No. 240

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Nashville, Tennessee
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01:10:14 - 01:12:20
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Backed by The Wagonmasters, Porter sings "Jimmy Brown The Newsboy." In a rare formal departure, Porter is chroma-keyed in front of a contemporary yet fuzzy and washed-out color film of a young boy selling newspapers on a Nashville street. After the song Don Howser returns to introduce the commercial.

The Porter Wagoner Show No. 240

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Returning from commercial, Porter speaks on an old-fashioned crank-style telephone with Sadie the operator, Speck Rhodes' fictional girlfriend. Gap-toothed hayseed comedian Rhodes, wearing his standard checkered suit and bowler hat, rushes in and takes over, telling a bunch of corny old dumb jokes.

The Porter Wagoner Show No. 240

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01:14:55 - 01:18:13
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Don Howser thanks Speck then introduces "a song that tells a story," the 1965 hit "Skid Row Joe." Porter sings and recites the number backed by The Wagonmasters.

The Porter Wagoner Show No. 240

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Porter reintroduces Jimmy Dickens, and plugs Dickens' new restaurant, "Little Jimmy Dickens' Smokehouse." Backed by The Wagonmasters, Jimmy plays guitar and sings "When The Ship Hit The Sand." Afterwards Porter says "Thank you, tater."

The Porter Wagoner Show No. 240

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Nashville, Tennessee
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1969  (Actual Year)
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Dolly returns to play guitar and sing "Why Why Why" backed by The Wagonmasters. Then Porter wraps up the show, waving goodbye as The Wagonmasters play the instrumental show outro as Don Howser signs off and Mack fiddles and dances us off the air. End title super reads "Produced By Show Biz in cooperation with WSM-TV."