Writer, director and producer Mick Garris (“The Stand,” “Psycho IV,” “Stephen King’s The Shining”) joins Gilbert and Frank to weigh in on a host of horror-related topics, including the cordiality of Vincent Price, the bravado of Christopher Lee, the generosity of Forrest J. Ackerman and the “ampleness” of Lon Chaney Jr. Also, Stanley Kubrick ditches the script, Martin Scorsese clears the set, Gilbert hangs with Tobe Hooper and Mick remembers the late, great William Schallert. PLUS: “Rod Serling’s Night Gallery”! “Exorcist II: The Heretic”! Bea Arthur meets R2-D2! Mick wins over Norman Bates! And the golden age of horror anthologies!
This week: Anthony Newley! The REAL Fred Flintstone! “How to Murder Your Wife”! Gilbert bombs in New Delhi! And “Harvey Korman” guests on the podcast! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Gilbert and Frank welcome back one of their favorite guests, cartoonist and illustrator extraordinaire Drew Friedman, who discusses his newest book, “Drew Friedman’s Chosen People,” and joins the boys for a rollicking hour of rumors, innuendo, half-truths and outright lies. Also, Drew puts Groucho to bed, Frank meets a real, live Stooge, Fred McMurray inspires Captain Marvel and Sammy Petrillo takes credit for “The Munsters.” PLUS: The Uncle Miltie puppet! The MAD genius of Don Martin! The return of Perfecto Telles! Jerry Lewis “kills” Peter Lorre! And Mr. Warmth plays Felix Ungar!
This week: Bette Midler breaks out! Richard Pryor drops trou! Robin Williams does Gilbert a solid! Rodney Dangerfield vs. Joe E. Ross! And the true story behind Budd Friedman’s monocle! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Veteran actress Dee Wallace (“E.T.,” “Cujo,” “The Howling”) joins Gilbert and Frank for an informative and inspiring conversation about the power of intuition, the challenges of sudden fame, the generosity of Harold Prince and the precision of Steven Spielberg. Also, John Carradine soldiers on, Dudley Moore replaces George Segal, Harrison Ford ends up on the cutting room floor and Dee embraces the term “scream queen.” PLUS: Blake Edwards! “The Frighteners”! Dee praises Cloris Leachman! Slim Pickens holds court! And Gilbert and Larry David go to the movies!
This week: “The Beastmaster”! “Aladdin on Ice”! J.Lo becomes Chuck Norris! Renny Harlin gives Gil the brushoff! And we salute the Gilbert Gottfried Podcast Listener Society! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
“Push the button, Frank!” Writer, comedian and actor Frank Conniff (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”) stops by the studio to share selections from his new book of MST3K-related essays and to weigh in on topics ranging from Superman’s Jewish roots to the outsized cinema of Bert I. Gordon to the meta-comedy of ArtMetrano. Also, Jack Webb directs, Pia Zadora meets Kris Kringle, Frank defends Ed Wood and Gilbert hangs with Sid Melton. PLUS: Richard “Jaws” Kiel! The Rip Taylor Trio! “Monster a Go-Go!” Billy Wilder teams with the Marx Brothers!? And the worst musical ever made! Photos of great delight are displayed on our Facebook Photo Gallery!
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This week: Pimpin’ with James Lipton! Dreaming of Alan Arkin! Dice Clay skips “My Cousin Vinny”! And Gilbert gets lucky in Madrid! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!