Television: Guy at the Office Party

Nobody can tell for sure what it is or why, but the yeastiest dish on TV this season is served up about midnight every Tuesday when the Popocatepetl of party-givers, Elsa Maxwell, rises onstage at NBC's Tonight to barter inanities with cheeky, clef-chinned Jack Paar. To Elsa, Host Paar is "My King of Jest," and Jack calls Elsa "Queen of the Wild Frontier." "Elsa's not afraid to say what's on my mind," explains Paar as, with wide-eyed innocence, he eggs her on to gossip haphazardly about Perry Como ("He puts me to sleep"), Princess...

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