Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Returning to his musical comedy revue roots, Max Liebman, the guiding force behind the classic TV variety series Your Show of Shows, offered this lighthearted tribute to the female office workers of America. Drawing from popular songs, plays and movies that have dramatized the plight of the working girl throughout the 20th century, the all-star extravaganza was kicked off with a campy rendition of the title song, rendered by Broadway favorite Helen Gallagher. Other highlights include a comic confrontation between salesgirl Tammy Grimes and floorwalker (Bert Lahr); a typical private secretary's weekend, as performed by Nancy Walker; a subway sketch featuring Walker and Tony Randall (who also emceed the special); and the 1930s hit song "Million Dollar Baby," performed by Janet Blair and Bob Carroll. Originally presented live, Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl reportedly still exists in kinescope form.