I thought I'd mention this new DVD set here. It may be of some interest to the many comedians on this board.
These are complete (60 min) episodes from the Dick Cavett show. Unlike most talkshows, Cavett actually had a conversation with his guests. (he was the intellectual type)
I bought it mostly for the Groucho interviews. For example Cavett used to encourage Groucho to talk to his other guests - not always a good idea:
Groucho: "How about if you and me went out, Truman?"
Truman Capote: "I think you're a little old for me"
Groucho: "But I could still give you want you want"
Comic Legends. 4 DVD set. Runtime: 14 hours.
1. September 5, 1969 - Groucho Marx.
2. September 19, 1969 - Woody Allen, Ruth Gordon, Gina Lollobrigida.
3. October 4, 1972 - Bob Hope.
4. Bonus - June 10, 1968 - Here's Dick Cavett - Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, Woody Allen, Pat McCormick, Jack Burns, Debbie Drake.
5. Bonus - Dick Cavett Remembers The Comic Legends: Bob Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm) talks to Dick Cavett about the legendary comedians who appeared on his show.
6. Bonus - Alternate opening for the Groucho Marx episode.
1. October 20, 1971 - Woody Allen.
2. April 6, 1970 - Mel Brooks, Rex Reed (film critic), Mark Frechette and Daria Halprin (from Zabriskie Point), Dr. Aaron Stern.
3. November 10, 1971 - Bill Cosby.
4. Bonus - Outtake from the Woody Allen episode.
5. Bonus - August 6, 1968 - Joanne Carson interview (wife of Johnny Carson).
1. January 27, 1973 - Jerry Lewis.
2. May 25, 1971 - Groucho Marx, Truman Capote, Jim Fowler.
3. February 21, 1974 - Carol Burnett.
4. Bonus - November 20, 1966 - Dick Cavett on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1. February 21, 1973 - Jack Benny, Bill Cosby, Joe Frazier.
2. December 15, 1971 - George Burns, The Smothers Brothers, Adelle Davis.
3. March 7, 1974 - Lucille Ball.
4. Bonus - Dick Cavett backstage: a behind-the-scenes look at The Dick Cavett Show and Cavett talks about this early days as a writer and comedian with veteran comedy writer Tom Whedon and Bob Weide.