This week: Allan Sherman hangs with Harpo! Frank turns down Snoop Dogg! Gilbert “salutes” Alan Thicke! And Herve Villechaize tears down the Wall of Sound! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Gilbert and Frank dial up legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen (“Animaniacs,” “The Tick,” “Pinky and the Brain”) for a compelling discussion of essential topics, including the generosity of Mel Blanc, the meticulousness of Steven Spielberg, the versatility of Mark Hamill and the professionalism of June Foray. Also, Roddy McDowall holds court, Orson Welles hits the sauce, Sir John Gielgud cuts to the check and Rob stars in a $500,000 “in-joke.” PLUS: Lorenzo Music! Robert Ridgely! The man behind The Brain! Gilbert tangles with the Ninja Turtles! And Paul Williams “meets” Michael Caine!
This week: Whit Bissell! The beauty of Yvette Mimieux! The genius of Nicholas Meyer! Richard praises “It’s a Wonderful Life”! And “the Professor” meets John Wilkes Booth! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
In one of their funniest episodes to date, Gilbert and Frank are joined by veteran actor Bill Macy (“Maude,” “The Jerk,” “My Favorite Year”) for a highly entertaining look back at his seven-decade career and his collaborations with everyone from Bea Arthur to Norman Lear to Steve Martin. Also, Bill praises Carl Reiner, understudies Walter Matthau, ticks off Tony Curtis and shares the screen with Art Carney (and Lily Tomlin). PLUS: “Oh! Calcutta!” Remembering Joe Bologna! Gilbert plays a Spaniard! William H. Macy changes his name! And Bill convicts Bialystock and Bloom!
This week: Jim, Jake and Joan! Charlie Callas hops a flight! Hef goes to bat for Dick Gregory! And Gilbert visits the Playboy Mansion! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Jonathan Ashe, Gilbert, Tommy James and Frank. Photo: © Charles Eshelman
Rock ‘n’ roll legend Tommy James serenades Gilbert and Frank with some of his biggest hits (“I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion”) and discusses his troubled, decades-long relationship with notorious music mogul/mob associate Morris Levy. Also, “Sgt. Pepper” changes the game, Gene Krupa hits hard times, Hubert Humphrey calls in a favor and Tommy reveals the strange origin of “Mony Mony.” PLUS: Alan Freed! Vincent “The Chin” Gigante! “Hanky Panky” tops the charts! Tommy pens “Tighter, Tighter”! And Ed Sullivan presents “Tony Jones and the Spondells”! Also: be sure and head on over to Facebook and check out our fantastic photo album!
Emmy-winning actor JAY THOMAS was best known to audiences as hockey star Eddie LeBec on “Cheers” and tabloid talker Jerry Gold on “Murphy Brown,” but he was also a show business renaissance man, working as a stand-up, disc jockey, sportscaster and reality show host. Jay dropped by Gilbert’s apartment back in 2014 to share some hilariously candid anecdotes about everything from stealing Bill Cosby’s jokes to getting kicked out of a “West Wing” audition. Also: Jay looks back on the infamous “Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?”! Joe Piscopo runs afoul of the mob! Jay runs afoul of Rhea Perlman! And The Lone Ranger “rides” again!
This week: Little Dot! Desi Arnaz, Jr! “The Man from Atlantis”! Carl Reiner sings again! And Gilbert disses “Night Gallery”! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!