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The Flip Wilson Show

The Flip Wilson Show

The Flip Wilson Show is an hour-long variety show that aired in the U.S. on NBC from September 17, 1970 to June 27, 1974. The show starred American comedian Flip Wilson; the program was one of the first American television programs starring a black person in the title role to become highly successful with a white audience. Specifically, it was the first successful network variety series starring an African American. During its first two seasons, its Nielsen ratings made it the nation's second most watched show. The show consisted of many skits over 60 minutes. It also broke new ground in American television by using a 'Theatre-in-the-Round' stage format, with the audience seated on all ... more on Wikipedia

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