This week: Lauding Norman Lear! Tom Hanks sings a TV jingle! Gilbert writes a Superboy comic! And John remembers Mary Tyler Moore! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Gilbert and Frank welcome comedian, actor, writer and director Bobcat Goldthwait, who discusses his transition from performing to directing, his love of Universal horror films, his delight in making audiences feel “awkward” and his decades-long friendship with the late, great Robin Williams. Also: Bob wrestles with Arsenio, runs afoul of Nickelback, writes a “Billy Jack” movie and raves about Gilbert’s new documentary. PLUS: John Lennon doodles! Robert De Niro watches “Problem Child”! In praise of Barry Crimmins! In defense of Ed Wood! And Bobcat and Gilbert remember “Hot to Trot”! This episode is brought to you by Phil (www.phil.us/GILBERT) and Bombfell (www.bombfell.com/GILBERT).
This week: Appreciating Al Jaffee! Revisiting “The Swimmer”! Gilbert plays the Nevele! And Jackie Mason to the rescue! To listen (and support the podcast) go to http://www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Disc jockey, recording artist, radio/TV personality and longtime game show host Wink Martindale shares six decades of show business memories, including performing for Ed Sullivan, interviewing Jan and Dean, cutting a Top Ten single (“Deck of Cards”) and befriending the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Also, Dickie Dawson laughs it up, Bobby Darin orders off the menu, Sam Cooke experiences technical difficulties and Wink pitches a show to Merv Griffin. PLUS: Sam Phillips! Barry & Enright stage a comeback! Paul Lynde brings down the house! Gilbert sings “Mack the Knife”! And Wink remembers Chuck Barris!
This week: “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”! The legend of Le Petomane! Nehemiah Persoff boards the Titanic! And Gilbert does Reginald Van Gleason! To listen (and support the podcast) go to http://www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Gilbert and Frank welcome one of their most sought-after guests, iconic writer-producer-director Norman Lear, who holds court on a variety of subjects, including the inscrutability of Dean Martin, the politics (and Jewishness) of Edward G. Robinson, the “inventiveness” of Mickey Rooney and the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen. Also, Norman woos Frank Sinatra, praises John Amos, presents Jerry Lewis with a one-of-a-kind gift and remembers his friend Carroll O’Connor. PLUS: James Franciscus! Roscoe Lee Browne! “Hot l Baltimore”! Norman buys the Declaration of Independence! And the legend of Joe E. Lewis.
This week: Byron Glick! “The Las Vegas Show”! Archie Bunker meets Sammy Davis Jr.! Bill’s brother composes the “Get Smart” theme! And NASA salutes Jose Jimenez! To listen (and support the podcast) go to http://www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Grammy-winning producer, British Invasion rocker and former Apple Records exec Peter Asher joins Gilbert and Frank for a fascinating discussion about (among other topics) the genius of James Taylor, the profound influence of the Everly Brothers, the rivalry between the Beach Boys and the Fab Four and the 50th anniversary of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Also, John Lennon meets Yoko Ono, Peter “inspires” Austin Powers, Linda Ronstadt teams with Nelson Riddle and Peter and Gordon play the ’64 World’s Fair. PLUS: Spike Milligan! Del Shannon! Jackie Gleason acts out! Chad & Jeremy meet the Caped Crusaders! And a “rejected” Beatles tune lands Peter at the top of the charts!