This week: Bad biopics! Neil Simon reboots “Bogart”! Lee Marvin bests Rod Steiger! And Mike Myers borrows from Quincy Jones!
Emmy-nominated writer, producer and comedian Carol Leifer joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about early comedy influences Mickey Katz, Allan Sherman and Vaughn Meader, her salad days at The Comic Strip and Catch a Rising Star and scripting unforgettable “Seinfeld” episodes like “The Rye,” “The Lip Reader” and “The Hamptons” (aka “The Ugly Baby.”) Also, Carol dates Paul Reiser, recognizes Ron Perlman, compliments Barry Levinson and opens for the Chairman of the Board. PLUS: Lenny Schultz! “Cool Hand Luke”! The return of “Dummy in the Window”! Gilbert meets Lorne Michaels! And Carol (sort of) meets Jack Nicholson!
This week: Boss Hogg comes to Brooklyn! Scorsese satirizes SoHo! And the big screen’s first (and last!) Jewish James Bond villain!
The pride of South Philadelphia, former teen idol Bobby Rydell joins Gilbert and Frank at the Friars Club’s George Burns Room to talk about his early days as a drummer, his hit records “Swinging School,” “Wild One” and “Volare” and his memorable role as Ann-Margret’s lovesick boyfriend Hugo Peabody in the movie musical “Bye Bye Birdie.” Also, Bobby opens for Joey Bishop, tours with the Everly Brothers, shares a drink with Ol’ Blue Eyes and inspires the Beatles’ classic “She Loves You.” PLUS: Crazy Guggenheim! Clem Kadiddlehopper! Bobby plays the legendary Copa! John Wayne meets the Son of God! And Guy Marks steals Uncle Miltie’s thunder!
Each week, comedian Gilbert Gottfried and comedy writer Frank Santopadre share their appreciation of lesser-known films, underrated TV shows and hopelessly obscure character actors, discussing, dissecting and (occasionally) defending their handpicked guilty pleasures and buried treasures. This week: the haunting of George C. Scott! Burt Lancaster and Joan Rivers go for a swim! And “Mr. Warmth” takes on “Inherit the Wind”!
Outspoken and controversial writer-producer Dan Harmon went from performing improv in his hometown of Milwaukee to creating hit television shows like “Community” and Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty.” Dan joined Gilbert and Frank for a refreshingly candid and revealing conversation about the perils of celebrity, how his various neuroses fuel his creativity and why he chose to launch his own podcast (the wildly popular “Harmontown”) instead of going to therapy. Also: Dan pays “homage” to Bill Cosby, gets canned by Sarah Silverman, creates the never-aired cult show “Heat Vision and Jack” and locks horns with comedy hero-turned-antagonist Chevy Chase. PLUS: “Manimal”! “Misfits of Science”! “The Streisand Effect”! Gilbert hangs with Charlie Sheen! And Dan receives a VERY special delivery! Also, don’t forget — COMMUNITY returns for its SIXTH season on Yahoo! Screen on Tuesday March 17th!
To mark the 50th anniversary of the classic adventure series “Lost in Space,” Gilbert and Frank dial up Will Robinson himself, actor, musician and voice artist Bill Mumy, who shares childhood memories of working with icons Irwin Allen, Brigitte Bardot and Walt Disney and explains why he turned down the role of Eddie Munster. Also, Bill runs afoul of Alfred Hitchcock, stars in three unforgettable “Twilight Zone” episodes and records the novelty song “Fish Heads.” PLUS: “The Great Vegetable Rebellion”! Billy meets Keith Richards! Zorro meets Eva Peron! And Gilbert tangles with the Man of Steel!
One of their favorite funny people, comic, writer and Comedy Central host Dave Attell joins Gilbert and Frank this week to talk about everything from Louis CK’s cult Blaxploitation spoof “Pootie Tang” (featuring Dave in a small role) to Gilbert’s controversial (and costly) tsunami jokes to Danny Kaye’s (alleged) love affair with Sir Laurence Olivier. Also: Dave shares his passion for 70’s-era porn, tells us why he doesn’t consider himself a good actor and helps us dissect classic (and not-so-classic) movies like “Planet of the Apes,” “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Tingler.” PLUS: Tuesday Weld! Pat Morita! Hymie the Robot! The Three Stooges meet “The Dirty Dozen”! And Barbara Hershey becomes Barbara Seagull!