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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 15 days ago 1
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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 3 years ago 1
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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 4 years ago 2

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 7 years ago 4
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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 8 years ago 1
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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 9 years ago 1

FOF #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: Comedians, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 9 years ago 5