Paul Goes To New York


Tabitha.....Lisa Hartman
Minerva......Karen Morrow
Adam.......David Ankrum
Nancy......Penelope Willis
Marvin.....Mel Stewart
Renee......Barbara Sharma
Paul......Robert Urich
Roberts......Kenneth Mars

Television talk show host Paul Thurston surprises everyone by concluding one of his shows with the announcement that he is going to New York City to host a game show, "Make a Pile".

His assistant, Tabitha Stephens, who is secretly a witch, gets "volunteered" to throw a farewell party for Paul and must find a replacement for him. Paul's replacement, Renee Cummings, arrives at the party and meets the crew. Tabitha's Aunt Minerva "pops in" and finds a natural enemy in Renee. Paul stays after the party to flirt with Tabitha, but she is rescued by her friend Nancy. Cat-like Renee turns out to be two-faced and the crew labels her "Mistress of the knife", because her vicious verbal attacks carve away at the egos of her show's guests.

Minerva suggests to Tabitha that she ask Paul to return to the show. They go to New York and find that Paul isn't the star he said he was. In reality, he is just a backstage announcer. Tabitha asks Paul to return to the show, and he consents, but a new problem arises: Renee's contract is for a full year. Tabitha's solution is for Paul to act as co-host. Unhappy with the turn of events, Renee tries to make Paul feel alien on his own show and embarrasses their guest speaker.

Tabitha resorts to her bewitching powers to force Renee to act like a cat, thus making a fool of herself. As a result, the show returns to its rightful host, Paul Thurston, who is elated to be home again.


Paul Thurston leaves KXLA to host a New York City game show and is replaced by a woman who is vicious both to her guests and the backstage crew.

Produced by: George Yanok
Directed by: Charles Rondeau
Written by: Bernie Kahn

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