July 6, 1975-July 27, 1975. This was the first broadcast of the series. A four-week summer replacement for "Cher," starring singer-dancer Joey Heatherton and her father, Ray Heatherton. Other regulars included Henny Youngman, Pat Paulsen and Pat Proft.
On this premiere broadcast Joey Heatherton introduces her father (Daddy), expressing love for one another appearing together and sharing "small talk."
Joey sings, "I Got Love." Ray does a sentimental version of "The Girl In My Little Girl's Life," with short sketches of Joey Heatherton appearing.
Together, Joey and Dad sing "Bye Bye Blackbird."
Joey and guest Gary Burghoff in a skit.
Henny Youngman does a stand-up.
Captain & Tennille are introduced by Joey Heatherton, and sing their current hit record, "Love Will Keep Me Together."
NOTE: The above song, "Love Will Keep Me Together" was the one song that was not sung live while taping this broadcast.
Announcer for this four part summer series is Peter Cullen.
After the failure of the 'Sonny Comedy Review', producer Alan Blye teamed up with comedy vet and writing partner Bob Einstein ('Super Dave', 'Officer Judy') to produce the first in a long string of great variety shows that all had short runs.
'Joey and Dad' was one of the most unusual concepts for a variety show, but it worked very well thanks in part to the obvious affection the co-stars had for one another. The show starred Joey Heatherton (first guest on the 'Sonny' show) and her father Ray Heatherton, who was known to 1950's juvenile audiences as 'The Merry Mailmail.'
Show openings and skits centered around the generation gap between the two stars and the writing was excellent throughout. 'Joey and Dad' featured regulars Henny Youngman, Pat Proft, and Pat Paulsen and many of the writers from the Bono shows.
This show ran for the four weeks of July in 1975 as the summer replacement series for 'Cher' and some of the guest stars included The Captain and Tennille, Frankie Valli and Sherman Hemsley. One bizarre low point however, was the 'dead parrot' routine lifted from 'Monty Python' and performed almost verbatim by Pat Paulsen and Sherman Hemsley (July 13, 1975).