The Lawrence Welk Show was a musical variety show that ran from 1955 to 1982 on a number of stations (originally local LA station KTLA, followed by ABC and finally syndicated). Hosted by band leader Lawrence Welk, the show featured a number of musical and dance acts.


  • In episode 2834 of Sesame Street, The Count leads his All-Bat Band at Birdland's "Open Stage Night." The baton-wielding Count reacts to the applause saying, "Thank you, thank you! Wonderful, wonderful!," in a manner directly mimicking that of Welk's.
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