“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!
This week: Louis Nye holds court! Mae West wigs out! Rodney Dangerfield sings “The Rainbow Connection”! And Jackie meets The King of All Media! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Comedian, actor and Emmy-winning writer Rick Overton (“Willow,” Groundhog Day,” “Seinfeld”) joins Gilbert and Frank for a free form discussion of everything from incidental sitcom music to the Beatles’ animated series to the underrated mimicry of Frank Gorshin. Also, Barney Fife screws up his courage, Ian McKellen prank calls Patrick Stewart, Rick hangs with Kurt Vonnegut and Captain Nemo meets the Prince of *$#@* Darkness! PLUS: Burns & Carlin! “Million Dollar Mystery”! Otis the Drunk cleans up! The return of the Lee Marvin story! And Rick remembers his friend Jonathan Winters!
This week: Wally Cox breaks the ice! Lewis Black busts a gut! Gilbert meets war re-enactors! And the many talents of Arlene Gottfried! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Gilbert and Frank usher in Halloween 2017 with one of the last remaining TV horror hosts, Rich Koz, AKA “Svengoolie,” who remembers some of his famous predecessors (Ghoulardi, Zacherle, Chilly Billy) and praises the stylishness and symbolism of the original Universal horror classics. Also, Fritz Feld gets hitched, Eddie Munster goes wild, Vampira takes Elvira to court and Mister Rogers meets the Wicked Witch of the West. PLUS: Count Floyd! “The Mummy’s Curse”! Bela Lugosi gets hypnotized! Gilbert chokes the chicken! And the (arguably) craziest horror film ever made!