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The Midnight Special was an American late-night musical variety series that aired onNBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special on August 19, 1972, then began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973; its last episode was on May 1, 1981. The ninety-minute program followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
The show typically featured guest hosts, except for a period from July 1975 through March 1976 when singer Helen Reddy served as the regular host. Wolfman Jack served as the announcer and frequent guest host. The program's theme song, a traditional folk song called "Midnight Special", was performed by Johnny Rivers.
The Midnight Special was noted for featuring musical acts performing live, which was unusual since most television appearances during the era showed performers lip-synchingto prerecorded music. The series also occasionally aired vintage footage of older acts (such as Bill Haley & His Comets). As the program neared the end of its run in the early 1980s, it began to frequently use lip-synched performances rather than live. The program also featured occasional comedic performances such as Richard Pryor and Andy Kaufman.
THIS IS WHAT I WANT(IF YOU HOLD SHIFT FOR TOO LONG THESE NEW FANGLED STICKY KEYS APPEAR AND THEY"RE IMPOSSIBLE TO CORRECT) A TUNE FROM THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
NOW FOR YOU MEN FULL OF WISDOM THIS IS RIGHT DOWN YOUR ALLEY
FOR THE REST OF THESE WHIPPERSNAPPERS YOU"RE GONNA HAVE TO PUT IN SOME WORK
I"LL SET IT OFF WITH SOME JOURNEY JUST TO PISS YOU OFF
PLAYLIST WILL BE UP FRIDAY NOW GET TO WORK