Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

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Ben Chamberlain
 Jun 9, 2019
Gilbert and Frank have a genuine love and frighteningly thorough knowledge of old television and movies; the eloquent amd highly organized Frank is a fantastic researcher, and Gilbert is hilarious and thoroughly charming. Incredible interview guests!

Bill
 Nov 26, 2018
My favorite Podcast. Very Entertaining

Rupert Stewart
 Oct 21, 2018


 Oct 15, 2018

Description

Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, a man Stephen King once called “a national treasure,” talks with the show business legends, icons and behind-the-scenes talents who shaped his childhood and influenced his comedy. Along with co-host and fellow pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre, Gilbert is joined by comics, actors, musicians, talk show hosts, writers and other eyewitnesses to Hollywood history, including Bruce Dern, Chevy Chase, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Adam West, Steve Buscemi, Micky Dolenz, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow and DOZENS more, for a funny, frenetic, fly-on-the-wall look at showbiz then and now (but mostly then.) Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast was named "Best Podcast of 2015" by the Village Voice and one of iTunes' "Best of 2014." It has been featured in Rolling Stone, Wired and the Los Angeles Times.

Episode Date
286. Stephen Bishop
01:36:58

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop joins Gilbert and Frank for an enormously entertaining conversation about secret song origins, Beatles trading cards, the glory days of Top 40, auditioning for Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson and chumming around with Burt Bacharach, John Belushi, Carrie Fisher and Harry Nilsson. Also, Bob Dylan hails a cab, Warren Beatty eats a bowl of chili, Gilbert swipes shampoo from Donald Fagen and Stephen and Linda Ronstadt cover "The Monster Mash." PLUS: Frank Sinatra Jr! Praising Randy Newman! (and Jimmy Webb)! "Sex Kittens Go to College"! And Stephen cameos in "Animal House," "The Blues Brothers" and "Kentucky Fried Movie"!

Nov 18, 2019
285. Danny Huston
01:26:51

Gilbert and Frank chat with actor-director Danny Huston ("Wonder Woman," "The Aviator," "Hitchcock") about meeting Orson Welles, directing Robert Mitchum, getting inside the heads of big-screen bad guys and growing up with (and working with) his legendary father, John Huston. Also, Hal Roach cozies up to Mussolini, Katharine Hepburn makes like Eleanor Roosevelt, George Raft turns down the role of a lifetime and Danny reflects on the career of his grandfather, Oscar-winner Walter Huston. PLUS: "The Other Side of the Wind"! Remembering Robert Evans! The mystery of B. Traven! The punk rock cinema of Bernard Rose! And Danny and Gilbert reenact a scene from "Chinatown"!

Nov 11, 2019
284. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
01:44:53

Screenwriters and producers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski return to the podcast to talk about (among other topics) the 25th anniversary of "Ed Wood," the exuberance of Milos Forman, the bizarro cinema of Rudy Ray Moore and their new Eddie Murphy vehicle, "Dolemite is My Name." Also, Jim Carrey pranks Danny DeVito, Tim Burton befriends Vincent Price, Ray Walston "replaces" Peter Sellers and Scott and Larry remember the late, great Martin Landau. PLUS: Appreciating Robert Morse! The legacy of William Goldman! Mae West seduces 007! The Marx Brothers meet the Master of Disaster! And Scott and Larry pick their favorite big-screen biopics! 

Nov 04, 2019
283. Rick Baker
01:50:41

For their annual Halloween episode, Gilbert and Frank welcome Emmy and Oscar-winning makeup master Rick Baker for a compelling conversation about horror hosts, gorilla suits, Aurora model kits, "Famous Monsters of Filmland" and the enduring influence of makeup legends Jack Pierce and Dick Smith. Also, Eddie Murphy ups his game, Milicent Patrick gets her due, Rick transforms Martin Landau into Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee dresses up as...Christopher Lee. PLUS: "The Thing with Two Heads"! In praise of Ray Harryhausen! The ingenuity of Lon Chaney! The guerilla cinema of Larry Cohen! And Rick accepts an Oscar from Vincent Price!

Oct 28, 2019
282. Dennis Lambert
01:50:03

Gilbert and Frank chat with Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Dennis Lambert ("One Tin Soldier," "Nightshift," "Ain't No Woman Like the One I've Got") who talks about working the Catskills as a boy singer, shopping songs in the Brill Building era, producing hit records for the Four Tops and the Righteous Brothers and co-creating the much-maligned Starship hit, "We Built This City." Also, Neil Diamond hawks holiday tunes, Carole King demos "One Fine Day," Gilbert "covers" Glen Campbell and Dennis becomes a superstar in the Philippines. PLUS: Freddie and the Dreamers! The artistry of Levi Stubbs! The versatility of Steve Lawrence! "Billy Jack" gets a message from God! And Dennis breaks down the construction of a Top 10 hit!

Oct 21, 2019
281. Phil Rosenthal
01:36:33

Emmy-winning comedy writer, food lover and raconteur Phil Rosenthal returns to the podcast for an in-depth conversation about New York-style pizza, celebrity PSAs, "non-ethnic" character actors, the cinema of Stanley Kubrick and the emotional resonance of "The Honeymooners." Also, Will Ferrell works the men's room, Peter Boyle turns down "The French Connection," Brad Garrett salutes The Merchant of Venom and Phil breaks bread with Steve Martin and Carl Reiner. PLUS: Nick Apollo Forte! "Ratatouille"! The timelessness of "Tootsie"! Appreciating Walter Matthau! Gilbert hangs at Larry David's place! And "Broadway Danny Rose" inspires the Amazing Colossal Podcast! 

Oct 14, 2019
280. Treat Williams
01:34:13

Actor, writer and cinephile Treat Williams stops by the studio to talk about his 45 years in film, his admiration for Frank Capra and William Wyler, his love of old movie theaters and his memories of working with legendary directors Milos Forman, Sergio Leone and Steven Spielberg. Also, Vincent Price disses Alan Thicke, John Belushi auditions for "Hair," Gilbert hangs with Katharine Hepburn and Treat cameos in "The Empire Strikes Back"! PLUS: "The Phantom"! Praising Bob Balaban! The mastery of Sidney Lumet! Gene Hackman cuts to the check! And Treat remembers James Cagney, Martin Landau and Orson Welles!

Oct 07, 2019
279. Don Reo
01:22:26

Comedy writer, producer and showrunner Don Reo regales Gilbert and Frank with memorable anecdotes about Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Redd Foxx, Jackie Gleason and Bob Hope and shares behind-the-scenes stories from classic shows like "Rhoda," "Sanford and Son" and "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In." Also, Groucho takes a phone call, Tom Waits provides inspiration, Robert Altman cuts to the chase and Don joins forces with the legendary Slappy White. PLUS: Phil Spector Week! "The Rifleman" loses his cool! The return of "The Honeymooners"! The comedy stylings of Elton John! And Don remembers the late, great Clarence Clemons!

Sep 30, 2019
278. Amazing Colossal Trivia Call-in Show (with Rupert Holmes)
01:35:00

Gilbert and Frank are joined by special guest pop culture expert Rupert Holmes for the first-ever "Amazing Colossal Trivia Call-in Show." Also: Cesar Romero meets Sid Melton, Kirk Douglas inspires "Barney Miller," Jay Leno partners with Pat Morita and Frank Gorshin passes the torch to Jamie Farr. PLUS: "The Phantom of the Paradise"! "The Return of Doctor X"! James Bond's greatest nemesis! Rupert hangs with Charles Bronson! The curse of the Spinal Tap drummers! And the secret origin of "Escape (The Pina Colada Song")!

Sep 23, 2019
277. Jackie Martling and Billy West
01:31:56

Two of Gilbert and Frank's favorite guests, comedian Jackie Martling and voice actor Billy West return to the podcast for a no-holds-barred conversation about the cinema of George Pal, the versatility of Paul Frees, the uniqueness of Peter Sellers and the enduring legend of Joe Franklin. Also, Jonathan Winters disses Don Adams, Jack Carter guests on "Ren & Stimpy," Billy meets The Man from Uncle and Jackie weighs in on the Gilbert-Shecky Greene clash. PLUS: "Shock Theater"! "7 Faces of Dr. Lao"! The return of the Jackie puppet! Curly Howard takes a bullet! And George Jessel duets with...George Jessel?

Sep 16, 2019
276. James Burrows
01:36:29

Emmy-winning director James Burrows talks about the importance of the "straight man," the influence of his legendary dad Abe Burrows, the societal impact of "Will & Grace" and the winning formulas behind "Taxi," "Cheers," "Friends" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Also, Andy Kaufman comes to dinner, Woody Harrelson changes the game, Norman Lear writes a fan letter and James meets John Steinbeck, Truman Capote and Groucho Marx. PLUS: Sydney Pollack! Remembering Ruth Gordon! The comedy of Patchett and Tarses! The generosity of Jay Sandrich! And James directs the "All in the Family" reboot!


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Sep 09, 2019
275. Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns
01:33:42

Comedy historian Jeff Abraham and producer-filmmaker Burt Kearns discuss their new book, The Show Won't Go On and provide fascinating backstories on the untimely (and unusual) passings of Dick Shawn, Joe E. Ross, Al Kelly, Parkyakarkus and Karl Wallenda (among others). Also, Moe Howard wears a dress, Sid Caesar packs heat, Burt Reynolds gets a paint job and Paul Anka tears down Wayne Newton. PLUS: Carmen Miranda's final bow! The poetry of Buddy Hackett! The history of the "bullet catch"! The strange death of Washington Irving Bishop! And Jeff and Burt attend the Jerry Lewis auction!


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Sep 02, 2019
274. Robert Wuhl Returns
01:26:27

Gilbert and Frank welcome back one of their most popular guests, comedian and actor Robert Wuhl, who holds court on a variety of subjects, including bad biopics, overrated film classics, the real story of Ty Cobb and the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton's "Batman." Also, Jack Nicholson hatches a plan, Ward Bond tangles with Martin Landau, John Ford takes on Cecil B.DeMille and Robert remembers his friends Joe Bologna, Bruno Kirby and Trey Wilson. PLUS: "The Babe Ruth Story"! The villainy of Frank Fay! The cinema of Michael Ritchie! Neil Simon teams with Peter Sellers! And Robert reprises his Oscar voting rules!

Aug 26, 2019
273. Larry “Ratso” Sloman
01:47:09

Gilbert and Frank are joined by author, journalist and songwriter (and Gilbert's old pal) Larry "Ratso" Sloman for a conversation about the Jewishness of Elvis Presley, the glory days of "Rolling Stone," the mysterious death of Harry Houdini and the new Martin Scorsese documentary, "Rolling Thunder: A Bob Dylan Story." Also, Al Lewis takes the stand, Joni Mitchell takes umbrage, Floyd the barber meets Robert Zimmerman and Ratso recalls adventures with Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, George Harrison and Al Goldstein. PLUS: Gogi Grant! "Renaldo and Clara"! "Fred Mertz' Night Out"! Ratso samples Bela Lugosi! And Gilbert stars in "National Lampoon's" Foto Funnies!


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Aug 19, 2019
272. Griffin Dunne
01:27:14

Actor, producer and director Griffin Dunne drops by the studio to talk about vanishing New York, teaming up with Martin Scorsese and Sidney Lumet, the timelessness of Billy Wilder's "Ace in the Hole" and the life (and work) of his famous family members, Dominick Dunne and Joan Didion. Also, Otto Preminger takes a bad trip, Jerry Lewis interprets Gore Vidal, Griffin sneaks onto the set of "Gilligan's Island" and Tim Burton (almost) directs "After Hours." PLUS: "The Panic in Needle Park"! The artistry of Harry Nilsson! The brilliance of Rick Baker! Howdy Doody pleasures himself! And Griffin shares the screen with the Material Girl! 


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Aug 12, 2019
271. Ted Wass
01:32:56

Actor-director Ted Wass ("Soap," "Oh God! You Devil," "Curse of the Pink Panther") regales Gilbert and Frank with stories about everyone from George Burns to James Coburn to Tony Randall, recalls the many controversies surrounding "Soap," and looks back on the impossible task of replacing the legendary Peter Sellers. Also, Raymond Burr narrates the Bible, Gilbert gushes over the "Sheena" movie, Frank reads the infamous "Soap" memo and Harvey Korman "owns" Ted's funny bone. PLUS: "Experiment in Terror"! Praising Robert Wagner! Remembering Janet Margolin! Martin Mull slays the room! The brilliance of Susan Harris! And Ted directs Phyllis Diller, Kathleen Freeman and William Shatner!


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Aug 05, 2019
270. Neil Sedaka
01:16:35

Gilbert and Frank are thrilled to welcome rock 'n' roll icon Neil Sedaka, who discusses growing up in Brooklyn, his apprenticeship at the famed Brill Building, his chart-topping collaborations with lyricist Howard Greenfield and his memories of Bobby Darin, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Richard Rodgers and Paul McCartney (among others). Also, Bob Dylan offers praise, John Lennon provides inspiration, Mick Jagger buys a Sedaka record and Neil remembers his cousin Eydie Gorme. PLUS: The Captain & Tennille! Elton John to the rescue! The late, great Len Maxwell! Billy Joel "borrows" a melody! And Neil demonstrates his songwriting process!


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Jul 29, 2019
269. "Twilight Zone" 60th Anniversary Panel with Gary Gerani, Nick Parisi and Anne Serling
01:29:49

To mark the 60th anniversary of the original "Twilight Zone," Gilbert and Frank welcome historian Gary Gerani, author NickParisi and Rod Serling's daughter Anne Serling, to discuss one of the most groundbreaking programs in television history -- and the man behind it. Also: Desi Arnaz leads the way, Ray Bradbury lends a hand, Richard Matheson joins the team and Anne reveals her dad's favorite TZ actors. PLUS: "Rod Serling's Night Gallery"! The brilliance of Bernard Herrmann (and Jerry Goldsmith)! Gilbert sends up Ed Wynn! Buster Keaton enters the Twilight Zone! And the panel picks their most underrated TZepisodes!


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Jul 22, 2019
268. Beverly D’Angelo
01:48:28

Actress and singer Beverly D'Angelo ("National Lampoon's Vacation," "Hair," "Coal Miner's Daughter") joins Gilbert and Frank for a VERY spirited conversation about her long, strange trip through show business, her gig as a Hanna-Barbera storyboard artist, her enduring friendships with Chevy Chase and Carrie Fisher and her on-screen collaborations with Woody Allen, Alan Arkin, Eddie Bracken, Ava Gardner and Peter O'Toole. Also: Beverly auditions for "Raging Bull," Gilbert reads "Fifty Shades of Grey," Burgess Meredith puts on the moves and Bela Lugosi directs a Marx Brothers movie. PLUS: Lurleen Lumpkin! "The Sentinel"! Remembering Patsy Cline! In praise of Andrew Bergman! And Beverly favors the boys with "The Girl from Ipanema"!


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Jul 15, 2019
267. Charles Fox
01:33:17

Gilbert and Frank welcome one of their favorite composers, Grammy and Emmy winner Charles Fox, who looks back on a six-decade career of writing top 40 hits ("Killing Me Softly with His Song") as well as music and themes for TV shows ("Happy Days," "Wonder Woman") feature films ("Barbarella," "9 to 5") and game shows ("Match Game," "What's My Line?"). Also, Charles teams with Barry Manilow, pens a tune for Burt Reynolds, witnesses the Ed Ames tomahawk incident and remembers friends Neal Hefti, Jerry Goldsmith and Henry Mancini. PLUS: "Love, American Style"! The Charles Fox Singers! The inventiveness of Ernie Kovacs! Gilbert sings the soundtrack from "Zapped!" And the boys pay loving tribute to Paul Williams!

Jul 08, 2019
266. GGACP LIVE Singalong and Trivia Show
01:28:44

Gilbert and Frank return to Sid Gold's Request Room in New York City for a LIVE singalong episode, accompanied by pianist extraordinaire Joe McGinty and a roomful of passionate (and knowledgeable!) listeners. Also, Helen Reddy gets the jump on Bette Midler, Herve Villechaize covers the Captain & Tennille, Gilbert picks a bone with Kenny Rogers and Dustin Hoffman shares the screen with Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. PLUS: Ace of Base! The songs of Shel Silverstein! "The Blind Man in the Bleachers"! "The Wreck of the Barry Fitzgerald! " And the boys salute GGACP guests Ron Dante, Neil Sedaka and Paul Williams!



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Jul 01, 2019
265. Gavin MacLeod
01:26:47

Captain Stubing himself, actor Gavin MacLeod climbs aboard the Amazing Colossal Podcast for a fun-filled conversation about paying dues, playing bad guys, crushing on Marilyn Monroe, acting with (and without) a hairpiece and sharing a years-long friendship with the late, great Ted Knight. Also, Gavin praises Cary Grant, ad-libs with Peter Sellers, cuts the rug with Bing Crosby and breaks into the business with Martin Balsam, Martin Landau and Jack Warden. PLUS: Big Chicken! "Chuckles Bites the Dust"! The brilliance of Blake Edwards! A surprise caller chimes in! And Gavin and Tony Curtis share a donut! 



This episode is brought to you by Morgan & Morgan (www.forthepeople.com).

Jun 24, 2019
264. Chip Kidd
01:28:24

Award-winning designer, author and pop culture historian Chip Kidd joins Gilbert and Frank for a lively (and educational!) conversation about memorable movie posters, Jewish comic book creators, the convoluted history of Captain Marvel and the 80th anniversary of the Caped Crusader. Also, King Kong goes to Japan, Andrew Wyeth inspires Charles M. Schulz, Gilbert plays a Superman villain and Chip designs the iconic "Jurassic Park" logo. PLUS: Tobor the 8th Man! Batman vs. Godzilla! In praise of Alex Ross! The strange death of Jack Cole! And Saul Bass directs the "Psycho" shower scene!


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Jun 17, 2019
263. Jeff Ross and Dave Attell
01:26:47

Comedian and Roastmaster General Jeff Ross returns to the podcast (along with special drop-in guest Dave Attell) to talk about performing in the age of political correctness, using comedy as a teaching tool, the lesser-known stand-ups of the '50s and '60s and the Netflix series "Bumping Mics" and "Historical Roasts." Also, Aretha Franklin flips the bird, Jeff takes down Jerry Lewis, Dave gives props to Steve Martin (and Rod Serling) and the boys remember the never-aired New York Friars Club roasts. PLUS: "The Omega Man"! Uncle Miltie whips it out! Gilbert boards the Maxi-Bus! Dave launches a new series! And Jeff pays tribute to the late, great Don Rickles!


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Jun 10, 2019
262. Ron Friedman Returns
01:45:38

By popular demand, legendary television writer Ron Friedman ("The Odd Couple," "The Andy Griffith Show," "All in the Family," "Barney Miller") returns to discuss the structure of storytelling, the importance of escapism and the inspirations for Captain Marvel and the Sub-Mariner and to regale Gilbert and Frank with all-new stories about Lucille Ball, Lenny Bruce, Tony Randall, Danny Thomas and (of course) Pat McCormick. Also, Jack Benny takes a stand, Carol Wayne dodges a bullet, John Huston tangles with Errol Flynn and Ron remembers his friend, the late, great Stan Lee. PLUS: Stump and Stumpy! Herve Villechaize's doppelgänger! Marilyn Monroe converts! Buster Crabbe teams with Chuck McCann! And Ron kills off a beloved fictional character! 


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Jun 03, 2019
261. Richard Marx
01:35:36

Gilbert and Frank are joined by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter (and amateur comedian) Richard Marx for a conversation about the disappearance of "story songs," the futility of "chasing hit records," the long-lost art of commercial jingle writing and the versatility of film composers John Barry and Dave Grusin. Also, Charlie Chaplin pens a standard, Kenny Rogers pulls a shrewd move, Ben Gazzara pops into Gilbert's head and Tony Bennett and Bob Newhart remember Richard's dad, Dick Marx. PLUS: Earth, Wind & Fire! The genius of Burt Bacharach! Lionel Richie makes a phone call! Lenny Bruce plays Mister Kelly's! And Richard reveals the song he wishes he'd written!

May 27, 2019
260. John Davidson
01:23:28

A long sought-after guest, singer-actor-TV host John Davidson (finally!) joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about his six decades in show business, his admiration for stand-up comedians, his ability to play the role of "John Davidson" and his memories of working with Julie Andrews, Lucille Ball, George Carlin, Bob Hope and Elvis Presley. Also, John dines with Walt Disney, opens for Jack Benny, steers clear of Paul Lynde and guest-hosts "The Tonight Show" 87 times. PLUS: "The Streets of San Francisco"! In praise of Peter Marshall! The sex appeal of Ricardo Montalban! Don Rickles lays it on the line! And John looks back on the golden age of variety shows!

May 20, 2019
Introducing Life is Short with Justin Long
00:09:49

Life is Short with Justin Long finds the actor sitting down with some of the funniest and most intriguing people of today, like Dax Shepard, Olivia Wilde and Neil Patrick Harris. No topics are out of bounds, and no questions are too personal. Subscribe to Life is Short with Justin Long and start listening at wondery.fm/lifeisshort

May 15, 2019
259. Irwin Winkler
01:29:18

Oscar-winning producer Irwin Winkler ("Rocky," "Goodfellas," "Raging Bull," "The Right Stuff") looks back on a half-century of movie-making and shares behind-the-scenes stories about working with Robert De Niro, Jane Fonda, Sydney Pollack, Martin Scorsese, Jessica Lange and Kevin Kline (to name a few). Also, Al Pacino walks off the set, Sly Stallone sticks to his guns, Jerry Orbach befriends a mobster and Irwin tackles the Hollywood blacklist. PLUS: "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" Remembering Burgess Meredith! Peter Bogdanovich rides again! Elvis replaces Julie Christie! And Irwin reveals the movies he never got to make!

May 13, 2019
258. Robert Wagner
01:30:41

Gilbert and Frank welcome screen legend Robert Wagner, who talks about his years as a 20th Century Fox contract player, shares his memories of making the film classics "Harper," "The Pink Panther" and "The Towering Inferno" and looks back on his decades-long friendships with Cary Grant, Paul Newman, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy. Also, Fred Astaire charms the crowd, Dean Martin drops by the set, David Niven comes in from the cold and Robert guest stars in a memorable "Seinfeld" episode. PLUS: Lionel Stander! "It Takes a Thief"! In praise of Robert Osborne! The genius of Blake Edwards! And Robert pays tribute to Hollywood's greatest character actresses! 

May 06, 2019
GGACP Weekend Bonus Episode: Alan Alda's M*A*S*H Reunion
01:08:14

Gilbert and Frank show their appreciation for previous guest Alan Alda by posting this M*A*S*H cast reunion show (from Alan's podcast "Clear + Vivid") as a special GGACP Weekend Bonus Episode (for those who may have missed it):


M*A*S*H is the most beloved and one of the most watched TV shows of all time. It set viewing records that have never been broken and is ranked as one of the top 25 shows of all time. In this exclusive podcast, actors from this legendary show gather together for an uproarious and totally candid conversation about how they learned to connect with one another to create their special brand of entertainment on the screen and lifelong friendships off-camera. Join Alan Alda (“Capt.Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce”),Loretta Swit (“Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan”),Jamie Farr (“Sgt. Maxwell Q. "Max" Klinger),Mike Farrell (Capt. B. J. Hunnicutt), and Gary Burghoff (Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly) for this intimate gathering of your M*A*S*H pals. The gang invites you to share in the memories and the laughter. Mostly the laughter — after all this is the 4077th. This episode is sponsored by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, please visit aldacenter.org/vivid [aldacenter.org] for more details.

Mar 22, 2019
172. Bill Macy
01:28:54

In one of their funniest episodes to date, Gilbert and Frank are joined by veteran actor Bill Macy ("Maude," "The Jerk," "My Favorite Year") for a highly entertaining look back at his seven-decade career and his collaborations with everyone from Bea Arthur to Norman Lear to Steve Martin. Also, Bill praises Carl Reiner, understudies Walter Matthau, ticks off Tony Curtis and shares the screen with Art Carney (and Lily Tomlin). PLUS: "Oh! Calcutta!" Remembering Joe Bologna! Gilbert plays a Spaniard! William H. Macy changes his name! And Bill convicts Bialystock and Bloom!

Sep 11, 2017
Special Bonus Re-Release: Remembering Jay Thomas
01:15:12

Emmy-winning actor JAY THOMAS was best known to audiences as hockey star Eddie LeBec on “Cheers” and tabloid talker Jerry Gold on “Murphy Brown,” but he was also a show business renaissance man, working as a stand-up, disc jockey, sportscaster and reality show host. Jay dropped by Gilbert’s apartment back in 2014 to share some hilariously candid anecdotes about everything from stealing Bill Cosby’s jokes to getting kicked out of a “West Wing” audition. Also: Jay looks back on the infamous “Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?”! Joe Piscopo runs afoul of the mob! Jay runs afoul of Rhea Perlman! And The Lone Ranger “rides” again!

Sep 01, 2017
162. Norman Lear
01:20:54

Gilbert and Frank welcome one of their most sought-after guests, iconic writer-producer-director Norman Lear, who holds court on a variety of subjects, including the inscrutability of Dean Martin, the politics (and Jewishness) of Edward G. Robinson, the "inventiveness" of Mickey Rooney and the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen. Also, Norman woos Frank Sinatra, praises John Amos, presents Jerry Lewis with a one-of-a-kind gift and remembers his friend Carroll O'Connor. PLUS: James Franciscus! Roscoe Lee Browne! "Hot l Baltimore"! Norman buys the Declaration of Independence! And the legend of Joe E. Lewis.

Jul 03, 2017
147. Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Clip Show!
00:57:59
In an effort to introduce and explain the podcast to the unfamiliar or uninitiated, Gilbert and Frank assemble a collection of highlights from the first 140+ episodes, including memorable moments with Matthew Broderick, Howie Mandel, "Weird" Al Yankovic, Chevy Chase and Bob "Super Dave" Einstein (among others). Also, Uncle Junior sings, Al Jaffee turns tragedy into comedy, John Amos sends up Leonard Bernstein and Joey Pants spends a quiet day with the family. PLUS: Skelton Knaggs! Misbehaving Munchkins! Marlon Brando snubs the Academy! Slappy White makes a run for it! And Gilbert (finally) reveals his true self!
Mar 20, 2017
133. Will Jordan
01:38:49
Legendary comedian and impressionist Will Jordan stops by the studio to look back on his 70 years in showbiz and to regale Gilbert and Frank with stories about Charlie Callas, Don Rickles, Lenny Bruce, Sheldon Leonard and David Janssen, to name a few. Also, Will praises John Byner and Larry Storch, meets Lou Costello, remembers Hanson's drugstore and impersonates everyone from Ed Sullivan to George S. Patton. PLUS: Sabu! Foghorn Leghorn! "Broadway Danny Rose"! The genius of Bill Dana! And the return of Rickie Layne and Velvel! Give a Squatty Potty to somebody special this year for the holidays and they can experience a perfect elimination year round! Go to http://SquattyPotty.com and use code GILBERT and save 25% off your entire order. Go to http://AdamandEve.com and use code GILBERT at checkout for 50% off just about any item. You’ll also receive 3 FREE adult DVDs plus a FREE mystery gift and FREE shipping on your entire order. Everything we touch ends up on our phones. Now, we’re not judging but we’re all occasionally guilty of toilet texting, or touching the recipe on the tablet after cutting fish -- or worse yet -- shaking hands with the “flu guy.” All of that ends up on your tech. So isn’t it time you cleaned it? Get a 15% discount when you use the code GILBERT at http://www.whoosh.com
Dec 12, 2016
123. Bob "Super Dave" Einstein
01:17:38
Writer-performer Bob "Super Dave" Einstein is one of the funniest men on the planet, and in this unforgettable episode, he shares hilarious anecdotes about everyone from Redd Foxx to Billy Barty to Sid Caesar to Joey Heatherton. Also, Bob teams with Steve Martin, dials up Ray Charles, "arrests" Liberace and runs afoul of Kate Smith. PLUS: Pat Paulsen! "The Sonny Comedy Revue"! Mike Douglas interviews a monkey! Sly Stone stares down Peter Marshall! And Nixon and Agnew play Laurel and Hardy! Go to http://AdamandEve.com and use code GILBERT at checkout for 50% off just about any item. You’ll also receive 3 FREE adult DVDs plus a FREE mystery gift and FREE shipping on your entire order. Create and enjoy incredible home-cooked meals with Blue Apron. Check out this week’s menu and get your first THREE meals FREE—WITH FREE SHIPPING—by going to http://www.blueapron.com/gilbert
Oct 03, 2016
58. Tracey Jackson & Paul Williams
01:27:39
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!
Jul 06, 2015
53. Artie Lange
01:30:55

Gilbert and Frank take a day trip to the New Jersey home of comedian, actor and former Howard Stern sideman Artie Lange to bash "Godfather Part III," praise their favorite character actors (paging Philip Baker Hall!) and laud the films of Sidney Lumet. Also, Artie disses Tom Cruise, dissects "Goodfellas" and dismisses "Mystery Men." PLUS: Peter Ustinov! Tom Waits! Black Don Rickles! Charles Nelson Reilly gives batting tips! And Gilbert sings again!

Jun 01, 2015
50. Michael Nesmith
01:10:42
Gilbert and Frank head to the 2015 Chiller Convention for a rare interview with musician, songwriter and producer Michael Nesmith, who looks back on everything from his mom's invention of Liquid Paper to his original "Monkees" screen test in October of '65. Also, Michael talks politics with John Lennon, pens a hit for Linda Ronstadt and remembers (sort of) Lon Chaney Jr. PLUS: Dennis Hopper! Tony Franciosa! The Monkees "sell out"! Roger McGuinn gets spiritual! And Jack Nicholson kills off the Prefab Four!
May 11, 2015
33. James Karen
01:33:29
Character actor extraordinaire James Karen has appeared in over 80 movies, over 100 television shows and a staggering 5,000 TV commercials. In a career spanning nearly 7 decades (!), he's worked with Frederic March, Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Gene Hackman, Steven Spielberg, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford and Will Smith, to name but a few. Gilbert and Frank phoned James one recent Saturday night to cover a VERY wide range of topics, including his film debut in the immortal "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster," his years-long friendship with the legendary Buster Keaton and his experience sharing a townhouse with Marlon Brando, Wally Cox and Maureen Stapleton. Also, James "sells" Craig T. Nelson a haunted house, a Boy Scout uniform leads to an acting career and a controversial "Jeffersons" episode nearly torpedoes a plum TV pitchman gig. PLUS: James parties with Clark Gable and Louis B. Mayer! Gilbert gets a one-cent residual check! Moe Howard recites from "The Tempest"! And James teaches a teenaged Michael Douglas to drive!
Jan 11, 2015
25. Bob Saget
01:20:05
In one of our more...er..."free-spirited" episodes, Gilbert's old pal BOB SAGET drops by the historic Friars Club to plug his New York Times bestseller "Dirty Daddy" and to look back on his early days in the biz, his 8-year gig as a wholesome sitcom patriarch and his friendships with Rodney Dangerfield and Don Rickles. Also, Bob starts his own hate society, dreams about Buddy Hackett and Buddy Ebsen and grills Gilbert about his most memorable "casting couch" experiences. PLUS: Sam Kinison as the Messiah! Gilbert as "Weezie" Jefferson! Asian Elvis! Perfecto Telles! And the first joke Bob ever wrote!
Nov 17, 2014
20. Weird Al Yankovic
01:14:00
The man with the #1 album in America, the wildly inventive Weird Al Yankovic joins us to talk about everything from the history of novelty records to why he's forbidden to make eye contact with Prince. Also, Gilbert flashes Marge Simpson, prays to a statue of Red Buttons and loses a part to 3' 9" Billy Barty. PLUS: Dueling Crazy Guggenheims! Irving Berlin vs. Mad magazine! "Disco" Art Fleming! And Weird Al's "Mount Rushmore of Comedy"!
Oct 11, 2014
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