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Raquel Welch & the Krofft Puppets

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Raquel Welch & the Krofft Puppets

Really Raquel was a prime-time variety special adapted from Raquel Welch's 1973 live night club show, Raquel and the World of Sid & Marty Krofft. The special showcased Welch's talents as a singer, dancer and comedienne, pitting her in a variety of skits with the Krofft Puppets, who were the only guest stars (which was highly unusual for a television variety special). The show aired on CBS on March 8, 1974.

Some Krofft sites mistakenly list the title of the special as Raquel Welch in the World of Sid and Marty Krofft. Although this is, perhaps, the earliest celebrity television variety show that the Kroffts were involved with, they didn't produce the special, their puppets merely appeared in it.


  • Let Me Entertain You
  • I Am Woman
  • You Light Up My Life (written by Carole King)
  • It Ain't Necessarily So
  • I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
  • Steam Roller


  • Only the opening segment of the show was actually taped in front of an audience.
  • Raquel Welch donned $500,000 worth of jewels borrowed from Van Cleef.