The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour

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The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
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Campbell as the show's host, 1969
GenreVariety show
Written bySandy Krinski
Rob Reiner
Steve Martin
Directed byJack Shea
Presented byGlen Campbell
Opening theme"Gentle on My Mind"
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes91
Production locationsLos Angeles, California
Running time60 minutes
Production companyGlenco Enterprises
Original networkCBS
Original releaseJanuary 29, 1969 (1969-01-29) –
June 13, 1972 (1972-06-13)
Arte Johnson as "Tyrone F. Horneigh" approaching Lucille Ball in a sketch on the show (1971). The character was originally created for Laugh-In.

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour was an American music and comedy television variety show hosted by singer Glen Campbell from January 29, 1969, to June 13, 1972, on CBS. He was offered the show after he hosted a 1968 summer replacement for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Campbell used "Gentle on My Mind" as the theme song of the show.

The show was one of the few shows with rural audience appeal to survive CBS's rural purge of 1971, a survival made more unusual because it had fallen out of the top 30 shows that season. Reruns of the show are in the library of free over-the-top services Pluto TV and Shout! Factory TV.

Nielsen Ratings[edit]

NOTE: The highest average rating for the series is in bold text.

Season Rank Rating
1968-1969 #15 22.5
1969-1970 #20 21.0 (tied with Hee Haw)
1970-1971 Not in the Top 30
1971-1972 #37[1] 18.7 (tied with The Odd Couple)[2]

Home media[edit]

One full episode and several highlights of other episodes of The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour have been released on two videos and one DVD.

Title Episode Year of release
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
with Special Guest Stars: John Wayne, Tim Conway, Carol Burnett, Three Dog Night
68 (1 of season 4) 1990
Christmas with Glen Campbell 1996
Good Times Again 2007

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1971-72 Ratings History - The TV Ratings Guide".
  2. ^ "1971-72 Ratings History - The TV Ratings Guide".

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