This week: The films of Victor Mature! The conquests of Kirk Douglas! The musical stylings of Johnny Mandel! And Klinger and Father Mulcahy take it on the road!
This week: James Wong Howe! Movie tag lines! The cinema of Peter Yates! And the Coen brothers send up Raymond Chandler!
The “Man of a Thousand Voices,” comedian and impressionist Rich Little joins Gilbert and Frank for an hour of memories and anecdotes about his legendary showbiz pals and co-stars, including Jimmy Stewart, Dean Martin, Don Rickles, Frank Sinatra and Jack Benny (to name but a few). Also, Rich dubs Ernest Borgnine, George Burns takes a phone call, Johnny Carson takes his revenge and David Frye lays down the law. PLUS: The Velvet Fog! “The Caine Mutiny”! Carnac the Magnificent! Ed Sullivan introduces Little Richard! And Gilbert “dances for Fred Astaire”!
Gilbert and Frank take a look back at some of the best moments of an unforgettable year, featuring a lineup of memorable guests, including Dick Van Dyke, Michael McKean, Lee Grant, Bob “Super Dave” Einstein and Matthew Broderick, to name a few. Also, Pat Cooper rants, Bruce Dern praises Gilbert, Peter Bogdanovich classes up the joint and George Takei spanks William Shatner. PLUS: Dueling Paul Williams! Uncle Junior sings! Dick Cavett strips! The wonder of Bob Hope’s “Joys”! And the fascinating journey of Al Jaffee!
This week: Paging Don Gordon! Pursuing Tim Conway! Praising Tony Orlando! Remembering Alan Thicke! And Gilbert sings “Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)”!
50 years ago, ABC’s “Batman” series debuted, launching “Batmania” and introducing the world to a 21-year-old actor named Burt Ward. Burt joins Gilbert and Frank for a look back at one of the most popular and enduring shows in TV history, sharing his memories of co-star/mentor Adam West, Frank Gorshin, Vincent Price and yes, Cesar Romero. Also, Burt spars with Bruce Lee, Adam makes like Moses, Shelley Winters works her charms and Ol’ Blue Eyes lobbies for the role of The Joker. PLUS: Lesley Gore! Lorenzo Semple Jr! “Legends of the Superheroes”! Batman meets “The Ghost of Frankenstein”! And Burt and Adam go to a nudist colony!