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FOF #2922 – Incredibly Strange Christmas Music 2020, Vol. 11 – Christmas Boogaloo

No holiday puts it all out there like Christmas! When people from all kinds of cultures and traditions come together, the food, music and celebrations regardless of who you are can be marvelous.

Today we wrap up our sixteenth season of podcasting with our holiday celebration: “Incredibly Strange Christmas Music, Vol.11”- wonderfully weird songs we think deserve a spot on your playlist this year.

Listen as we dive into Pete Rodriguez, the godfather of Latin Boogaloo music, a fusion of soul, rhythm & blues and Caribbean music that captivated Harlem dance halls in the 60s and 70s and changed the musical landscape forever.

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast 1 year ago 0

FOF #2798 – Bruce Vilanch on The Paul Lynde Halloween Special

One of the strangest shows ever broadcast on TV is the Paul Lynde Halloween Special. The musical variety show featuring a campy highway pile-up of the top stars of the day with Margaret Hamilton reprising her Wicked Witch from the Izard of Oz aired only once on ABC in 1976.

Today comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, best known for writing for the Oscars and for his appearance on Hollywood Squares joins us to talk about being a head writer for the Paul Lynde Halloween Special.

Posted in: Actors, Comedians, Podcast, Writers 3 years ago 1

FOFA #1221 – Bruce Vilanch on the Star Wars Holiday Special

George Lucas commissioned The Star Wars Holiday Special with hopes of keeping the movie fresh in people’s minds while he filmed the Empire Strikes Back. It aired on November 17, 1978 to dismal reviews and is considered by many as one of the most awful and hilarious TV specials of all time.

Today we’re talking to comedy writer and gay legend Bruce Vilanch, who worked as a writer for The Star Wars Holiday Special, and also on many lavish, campy TV specials of the 1970s including The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, The Cher Show, and The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.

Posted in: Classic Podcasts, Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 6 years ago 1

FOFA #1221 – Bruce Vilanch on the Star Wars Holiday Special

George Lucas commissioned The Star Wars Holiday Special with hopes of keeping the movie fresh in people’s minds while he filmed the Empire Strikes Back. It aired on November 17, 1978 to dismal reviews and is considered by many as one of the most awful and hilarious TV specials of all time.

Today we’re talking to comedy writer and gay legend Bruce Vilanch, who worked as a writer for The Star Wars Holiday Special, and also on many lavish, campy TV specials of the 1970s including The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, The Cher Show, and The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.

Posted in: Classic Podcasts, Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 7 years ago 2

FOFA #1584 – A Double Date with Bruce Vilanch and Ronnie Kroell

We are thrilled to have two of our favorite guests in the home studio- Bruce Vilanch and Ronnie Kroell! Listen as Bruce talks about what happened between him and James Franco at the Oscars and Ronnie gives us the low down on his love life.

Posted in: Classic Podcasts, Podcast 10 years ago 2

FOF #1583 – A Double Date with Bruce Vilanch and Ronnie Kroell

We are thrilled to have two of our favorite guests in the home studio- Bruce Vilanch and Ronnie Kroell! Listen as Bruce talks about what happened between him and James Franco at the Oscars and Ronnie gives us the low down on his love life.

Posted in: Podcast 10 years ago 0

FOFA #1221 – Bruce Vilanch on the Star Wars Holiday Special

Today we’re talking to comedy writer and gay legend Bruce Vilanch, who worked as a writer for The Star Wars Holiday Special, and also on many lavish, campy TV specials of the 1970s including The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.

Listen as Bruce talks to us about the wonderful tacky world of TV specials from the 1970s and he also reveals that there is a documentary on the Star Wars Holiday Special in the works!

Posted in: Classic Podcasts, Comedians, Interviews, Podcast 11 years ago 1

When Honey Badgers Attack: James Franco Edition

If you heard our Oscar Podcast on “Feast of Fun” last month, you know how disappointed we were with James Franco hosting duties. We summed it up to the fact that’s he’s rich, famous and […]

Posted in: Culture & Style, Images, Movies, News & Rumors 11 years ago 3

FOF #1333 – Bruce Vilanch Takes Us Inside the Oscars

For over two decades comedian Bruce Vilanch has written some of the best received Academy Awards shows. Although the writing process starts months in advance he really shines when he’s in the hot seat, coming up with funny things for the hosts.

Listen as Bruce takes us inside the Oscars, his best and worst Oscar memories, and how he still might be able to get James Franco to dress up in drag!

Posted in: Interviews, People, Podcast, Writers 11 years ago 4

Five Fabulously Insane TV Specials Written by Bruce Vilanch

I knew there was a reason why I love Bruce Vilanch so much. Besides being comedy writer to all the comedy divas, Bruce played a major role as a writer of some of the most tacky, insane and fabulous TV musical specials from the 1970s. Here are some of my favorite clips.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Music, Television, Videos 12 years ago 1