Paramount Movie Ranch replaced Tropico Goldmine as the site for the 14th Annual World's Championship Chili Cookoff. Peter Marshall and Joe Landis filmed a special on the World's Championship and there were more "stars" at Paramount than there were in the sky. Robert Mitchum, Ernest Borgnine, Joanne Dru, Peter Marshall, Artie Johnson, Dennis James, Jack Kelly, Tom Poston, Rory Calhoun, Mike Connors, Slim Pickens, Earl Holliman, George Gobel, Billy Barty, and Chuck Conners were all in the special. Bill Pfeiffer, the Washington D.C. winner, won $20,000 with his "Capital Punishment" chili. John Hundley was second, Randy Davis third, Ray Walker fourth, and LeRoy Johnson was fifth.