This week: Pimpin’ with James Lipton! Dreaming of Alan Arkin! Dice Clay skips “My Cousin Vinny”! And Gilbert gets lucky in Madrid! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Comedian and actor Richard Lewis joins Gilbert and Frank to promote the new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and to reminisce about his 45 years in comedy, his history of “nightmare gigs” and his relationships with Don Rickles, Jerry Lewis, Rodney Dangerfield and Jonathan Winters. Also, Larry David goes to camp, David Brenner buys a stapler, the Juggalos heckle Lionel Atwill, and Richard joins the mile-high club (sort of). PLUS: John Cassavetes! Fred de Cordova! “The Island of Dr. Moreau”! Richard plays Carnegie Hall! And Gilbert plays Queen Elizabeth!
This week: Allan Sherman hangs with Harpo! Frank turns down Snoop Dogg! Gilbert “salutes” Alan Thicke! And Herve Villechaize tears down the Wall of Sound! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Gilbert and Frank dial up legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen (“Animaniacs,” “The Tick,” “Pinky and the Brain”) for a compelling discussion of essential topics, including the generosity of Mel Blanc, the meticulousness of Steven Spielberg, the versatility of Mark Hamill and the professionalism of June Foray. Also, Roddy McDowall holds court, Orson Welles hits the sauce, Sir John Gielgud cuts to the check and Rob stars in a $500,000 “in-joke.” PLUS: Lorenzo Music! Robert Ridgely! The man behind The Brain! Gilbert tangles with the Ninja Turtles! And Paul Williams “meets” Michael Caine!
This week: Whit Bissell! The beauty of Yvette Mimieux! The genius of Nicholas Meyer! Richard praises “It’s a Wonderful Life”! And “the Professor” meets John Wilkes Booth! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
In one of their funniest episodes to date, Gilbert and Frank are joined by veteran actor Bill Macy (“Maude,” “The Jerk,” “My Favorite Year”) for a highly entertaining look back at his seven-decade career and his collaborations with everyone from Bea Arthur to Norman Lear to Steve Martin. Also, Bill praises Carl Reiner, understudies Walter Matthau, ticks off Tony Curtis and shares the screen with Art Carney (and Lily Tomlin). PLUS: “Oh! Calcutta!” Remembering Joe Bologna! Gilbert plays a Spaniard! William H. Macy changes his name! And Bill convicts Bialystock and Bloom!
This week: Jim, Jake and Joan! Charlie Callas hops a flight! Hef goes to bat for Dick Gregory! And Gilbert visits the Playboy Mansion! To listen (and support the podcast) go to www.stitcher.com/premium now!
Jonathan Ashe, Gilbert, Tommy James and Frank. Photo: © Charles Eshelman
Rock ‘n’ roll legend Tommy James serenades Gilbert and Frank with some of his biggest hits (“I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion”) and discusses his troubled, decades-long relationship with notorious music mogul/mob associate Morris Levy. Also, “Sgt. Pepper” changes the game, Gene Krupa hits hard times, Hubert Humphrey calls in a favor and Tommy reveals the strange origin of “Mony Mony.” PLUS: Alan Freed! Vincent “The Chin” Gigante! “Hanky Panky” tops the charts! Tommy pens “Tighter, Tighter”! And Ed Sullivan presents “Tony Jones and the Spondells”! Also: be sure and head on over to Facebook and check out our fantastic photo album!