Welcome to The Channel Zero Hour With J. C. Kaelin Website! The Channel Ø Hour With J. C. Kaelin is J. C.'s weekly 2 Hour 11 PM-1 AM late night Saturday cable TV show broadcast on the Suburban Cablevision network and 24/7 online, where you can see and hear some of the great audio and video treasures in the multimedia archives of MediaOutlet.com! Since its premiere in March of 2008, each month a new episode airs for 4 Saturday nights in a row on Hudson County New Jersey's Bayonne Cablevision Channel 19 and its fellow New Jersey cable carriers, and it's sneak previewed a few days earlier than its first cable airing for the whole world to see at ChannelZeroNYC.com! We look forward to your joining J. C. each and every Saturday night at 11 PM on Bayonne Cablevision Channel 19 and its fellow New Jersey cable carriers, as well as at our website for streaming video broadcasts 24/7 at ChannelZeroNYC.com!
The Channel Zero Hour Epi. 47: The Steve Allen Show (1962)
J. C. has been looking forward to producing this show for years: a complete episode of one of Steve Allen's best TV shows, but with all the commercial breaks filled in with rare and beloved classic television ads of the era, drawn from the MediaOutlet.com TV commercial archives! The modern late night TV viewer may see much in "The Tonight Show" and "Late Night, that seems new, unusual, ground breaking and/or cutting edge. Truth to tell, much of such material was in fact not only already done before, but had been pioneered by Steve Allen. This particular broadcast of "The Steve Allen Show" is so surpassing an example of such pioneering material that, though styles in clothes and hair may have changed, the content and character of this unpredictable, wide-ranging romp through the frontiers of the possible will make you feel throughout as though you are watching moment-by-moment something entirely fresh and new under the sun. To begin with, Steve starts the show off from atop a flagpole (really!) - and if that ain't enough, he plays a piano atop that flagpole (!), then follows that up by making prank telephone calls to apartment dwellers in the surrounding neighborhood, telling them to look to the sky outside their windows to see who's calling! Wait a minute, though, he's not done settin' standards yet - after air-dropping salamis to the crowd below by parachute, he returns to terra firma, introduces a classic piano & guitar performance by the legendary Slim Guillard, then literally dissects the mystery of the Mexican jumping bean with scalpel & magnifying glass. He intros the lovely singer Barbara McNair -- two black performers on the show in 1962 was itself quite out-of-the-norm, to say nothing of Steve's wrapping his arms around both in the closing moments of the show -- and amidst an array of other entertainments, he closes the show with himself, the crew and "Miss Measure Your Mattress Month" bouncing up, down & around on top of beds & each other onstage!
*Archived August 1, 2015, Rerun Severally, Including July 28, 2018.
NOTE: Show starts shortly after the 30 second tone and bars mark used by the cable company to queue up the show for broadcast.