This week: Clint Eastwood writes a check! Bob Newhart rights a wrong! Rodney Dangerfield throws in the towel! The comic genius of Patrick Warburton! And the glory years of Catch a Rising Star! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Gilbert and Frank are joined by veteran comedy writer and producer Ed. Weinberger, who looks back on six decades’ worth of career highlights, including touring Vietnam with Bob Hope, penning jokes for Johnny Carson, firing Tony Clifton (but not Andy Kaufman) and befriending the late, great Dick Gregory. Also, Dino hits the sauce, Vaughn Meader hits the skids, George C. Scott hits the roof and Ed. remembers the infamous Harry Crane. PLUS: When Orangutans Attack! “Ted Baxter’s Famous Broadcasters’ School”! Ol’ Blue Eyes places a bet! Gilbert makes like Lenny Bruce! And Ed. auditions to play…himself?
This week: Gilbert minds the store! J.J. impersonates Robocop! Jackie Gleason trashes the script! Tom Arnold hits the john! And Quake gets a macho makeover! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
GGACP fan (and host) favorite, songwriter-composer-dramatist Rupert Holmes returns to discuss (among other essential topics) the brilliance of Bernard Herrmann, the lesser-known films of Boris Karloff and the fine art of “cracking” celebrity impressions. Also, Frank Gorshin channels George Burns, Gilbert channels Sydney Greenstreet, Bob Hope goes psychedelic and Rupert remembers childhood hero Jerry Lewis. PLUS: “House of Wax”! The Great Gildersleeve! Grandpa Munster rocks out! Rupert”collaborates” with Mickey Rooney! And the boys pay tribute to “Old Dark House” movies!
“Jaws 3, People 0”! The secret origin of Garbage Pail Kids! Praising “The Godfather Part II”! Gloria Swanson goes ape! And Gilbert seduces Mr. Magoo! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Writer-director-producer David Zucker (“Airplane!,” “The Naked Gun,” “Kentucky Fried Movie”) sits down with Gilbert and Frank for a fascinating, hour-plus conversation about the rules of comedy, the challenges of parody, the uniqueness of “Who’s on First?” and the greatest hits (and misses) of the Marx Brothers. Also, Peter Graves takes offense, Vincent Price takes a pass, Woody Allen boxes a kangaroo and “ZAZ” lifts a plot from Charles Bronson. PLUS: “Top Secret!” “A Fistful of Yen”! In praise of Chevy Chase! John Byner sends up Robert Stack! And David remembers his old friend Leslie Nielsen.
Al Lewis stops the show! Groucho packs Carnegie Hall! Miguelito Loveless strikes out! And Jackie explains “Stump the Jokeman”! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Gilbert and Frank welcome veteran stage, film and television actress Joyce Van Patten, who shares fond memories of working with some of Hollywood’s most iconic figures, including Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Danny Kaye, Dean Martin and Peter Sellers (to name a few). Also, Joyce dines with Vincent Price, tours with Tony Randall, treads the boards with Al Shean and remembers the late, great Herb Edelman. PLUS: Mr. Big converts! Rod Serling stops by the set! Joyce praises Martin Balsam! Andy Griffith hates on Jack Lord! And Bob Denver adopts a monkey!