The Jimmy Dean Show
Air Date September 26, 1963
Guests Rosemary Clooney, Al Hirt, Roy Clark, and Rowlf the Dog
Streaming RFD-TV Country Club

Rowlf the Dog makes his debut on The Jimmy Dean Show in the second episode of the series.


In honor of National Dog Week, Jimmy introduces the audience to his ol' pal, Rowlf. He explains to Jimmy that dogs have a government just as humans do, with Lassie as their President. He asserts that every man should have a dog, segueing to the two singing their first duet, "Nobody."


  • This episode was taped on August 29, 1963.[1]
  • Rowlf was not originally intended to be a regular character on the show, but his debut appearance was such a hit that producers asked him back the following week.


  1. 11/18/1965 – ‘Dean Show in Carnegie Hall’

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