To mark the 25th anniversary of the release of the cult classic black comedy “Problem Child” (July 27, 1990), Gilbert and Frank reached out to Junior himself, former child star Michael Oliver, to talk about his memories of co-stars John Ritter and Jack Warden, his battles with the film’s producers and his struggles to lead a normal life off-screen. Also, Gilbert carries the “Problem Child” torch, PETA protests the movie’s ad campaign, and Michael turns his back on showbiz. PLUS: “Drexel’s Class”! Macaulay Culkin! “The Munsters Today”! The Beach Boys get into the act! And Gilbert “plays” Robert Redford!
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: Tom Hanks vs. James Bond! The artistry of Conrad Hall! And Dustin Hoffman goes to the dentist!
Singer and actor Josh Groban has sold over 25 million records and performed with legends like Sting, Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand, which is why it was so surprising that he allowed Gilbert and Frank into his home to interview him. In an animated and laugh-filled discussion, Josh shares his passion for comedy, his affection for the “Problem Child” movies and his memories of guest-starring on “The Office” and “Ally McBeal.” Also, Josh coins a catch phrase, tackles the role of Tevye (at age 17!), mimics Jay Leno and duets with “Adele Dazeem.” PLUS: “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.”! Gladys Knight & The Pips! “The Beastmaster”! Old Groucho returns! And Josh sings “the hits” of Gilbert Gottfried!
This week: Rod Steiger’s a ladykiller! Tim Robbins invents the Hula Hoop! And the subtle genius of Paul Newman!
This week, Gilbert and Frank phone up one of the most visible and popular TV actors of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, former heartthrob and “B.J. and the Bear” and “My Two Dads” star Greg Evigan, who shares memorable anecdotes about everyone from Burt Reynolds to William Shatner to simian TV sidekick Sam (AKA “The Bear”). Also, Greg shares the stage with Ben Vereen AND John Travolta, jams with Paul Shaffer and lends his car to Ringo Starr! PLUS: Don Kirshner! The strange genius of Glen A. Larson! “Pink Lady and Jeff”! |”The Battle of the Network Stars”! And Gilbert sings again!
Screenwriter Tracey Jackson and legendary songwriter and actor Paul Williams join Gilbert and Frank at New York’s famed Friars Club to talk about the launch of their new podcast and to cover a wide array of topics, including the “musicality” of comedy, the addiction of fame, and the movies that changed Paul and Tracey’s lives. Also, Paul auditions for The Monkees, Tracey hangs with Hunter S. Thompson and Gilbert “favors” Paul by performing some of his greatest hits. PLUS: John Byner! The Jewish Elvis! Robert Mitchum’s bed! Tracey bootlegs a Paul Williams concert! And the return of Pat McCormick!
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: Roddy McDowall goes to high school! Jack Nicholson takes to the airwaves! And (arguably) the creepiest movie ever made!