Pink Lady & Jeff | Sid & Marty Krofft


The Japanese singing phenomenon Pink Lady was introduced to the American TV audience with this Variety Show. NBC cancelled the series after only six episodes.

Stars: Mie and Kei
Comedian Jeff Altman officiated.
The Krofft Comedy Players were: Jim Varney (“Hey Vern!” guy), Anna Mathias and Sherry Eaken

Guests included Sid Caesar, Debra Harry (Blondie), Hugh Hefner and playmates, Sherman Hemsley, Bert Parks, Donny Osmond, Teddy Pendergrass, Larry Hagman, Greg Evigan, Cheap Trick, Florence Henderson, Lorne Greene, Red Buttons, Alice Cooper, Jerry Lewis, Bobby Vinton, Byron Allen, and Roy Orbison

The best skit in the series has the girls getting ready for a double date. When their dates arrive the girl’s strict papa, played by Sid Caesar, is busily sharpening his samurai sword on a grinding wheel. What the guys don’t know is they are going to their own weddings later that evening!

Mie and Kei had to learn their English dialogue phonetically – a daunting task to make it sound natural. But trying to do comedy phonetically and get the timing right is even tougher. On top of that Mie and Kei had to commute across the Pacific Ocean to fulfill concert dates in Japan while shooting in the United States.


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