Barbour was fired as the show was being ready to launch, and Barris took the hosting duties when an adequate substitute could not be found.
One of the weirdest parts about Chuck Barris has to be added.
The lead vocalist in this song originally appeared as Old Lady Possum.
Beginning January 11, 1954, she was a featured singer on the Robert Q.
It's a great sequence; here it is and Bob Hope in The Muppet Show.
It was just so cute.