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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.)

13 years later, Jeopardy! went on the air. There’s a guy who knew how to entertain.

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