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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 4 years ago 1

FOF #2422 – Celebrities Who Ruined their Careers in an Instant

They sacrificed everything, working on their craft, reaching success, only to destroy it in an instant with one wrong move. From car crashes to getting caught with their pants down, some celebrities’ terrible misdeeds cost them everything.

Today, Brian Sweeney joins us to look at famous people that had life by balls only to get strung up and left out to dry because of disastrous choice

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 7 years ago 0

Watch the Entire Paul Lynde Halloween Special from 1976, If You Dare

Here’s a little halloween special from 1976 that stars the campy gay icon Paul Lynde. While you might not recognize him immediately, you would certainly recognize the face & the voice. He was a very […]

Posted in: Culture & Style, Television, Videos 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 14 years ago 1