Mitch Miller may have had the hippest looking facial hair in the record industry but he was an unabashed square. So square in fact that public television doesn't even think that Sing Along with Mitch would get the kind of draw that The Lawrence Welk Show does. So as we're bombarded with regular Welk encores on PBS while Mitch's stunning goatee pollutes thrift stores from Albany to Tangiers, it's actually rather seldom that an entire episode of the long running Sing Along with Mitch surfaces. Check out a full episode with original commercials here.
Could anything be more square? Heck, it even stars Bob McGrath, arguably the whitest man in television history. And while we're at it - the real Bob McGrath please stands up on a Mitch Miller era episode of To Tell the Truth.
Oh, and apparently Mitch is still alive - at the age of ninety-seven! Oh, and watch Mitch Miller on an episode of Car 54 Where Are You as Fred Gwynne and Joe E. Ross audition for the show.