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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 2 months ago 1

FOF #2788 – Being Judy Garland

There’s a lot of Oscar buzz surrounding actress Renée Zellweger’s uncanny portrayal of Judy Garland in the new film Judy. Why is Judy Garland still so important all these years after her death?

Today, Peter Mac, one of the best known and longest working Judy Garland impersonators joins us to take a look at the life and legacy of Judy Garland and how it differs from what you see in the film Judy.

FOF #2436 – The Most Outrageous Movie Fan Theories Ever

Like all great art, popular films create their own world filled with such detail and nuance that it gets fans to come up with some amazing theories as to what’s really going on.

Today, we take a look at some of the most outrageous fan theories of popular films that give an amazing twist to your favorite movie of all time.

Posted in: Podcast 3 years ago 0

FOF #2260 – Two Snaps Up for The Wiz Live!

People were ready to hate-watch NBC’s holiday production of The Wiz Live! but happily gave “no bad news,” instead audiences gave two snaps up for the show’s sizzling costumes, strong performances and return to the Tony Award winning Broadway show, instead of the train wreck 1978 film starring Diana Ross.

Today we give you all the juicy parts you might have missed on NBC’s The Wiz live!

Posted in: Podcast 4 years ago 3