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Merv Griffin Sings “I’ve Got a Loverly Bunch of Coconuts”

Ever wonder what Merv Griffin did for work before he became a talk show host and inventor of Jeopardy?  Here’s your answer.

The year is 1951. That’s Freddy Martin leading his orchestra, and the cowboy-hatted gent is pianist Murray Arnold. (If you’re trying to figure out those strange lyrics, read about coconut shys.)

And if you can’t get enough, here’s the whole crazy show, with Merv joining the cast on “Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye.”

{ Hat tip: Sam Longoria }

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