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Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

English, Comedy, 1 season, 903 episodes, 3 days, 7 hours, 10 minutes
About
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.
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Malcolm McDowell Part 2

GGACP continues its celebration of the birthday of actor and raconteur Malcolm McDowell (b. June 13) by revisiting PART TWO of a memorable two-part episode from 2020. In this episode, Malcolm talks about the art and design of "A Clockwork Orange," the troubled history of "Caligula," the awkward truth about H.G. Wells and the lives and careers of screen legends John Gielgud, James Mason, Peter O'Toole and Robert Shaw. Also, Anthony Quinn grunts, Gene Kelly turns a cold shoulder, Albert Finney turns down "Lawrence of Arabia" and Malcolm rids the world of Captain Kirk. PLUS: J. Lee Thompson! Gore Vidal pulls out! Christopher Lee wigs out! The improvisational talents of Peter Sellers! And Malcolm remembers his mentor Lindsay Anderson! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/20241 hour, 1 minute, 8 seconds
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Malcolm McDowell Part 1

GGACP celebrates the birthday of legendary actor Malcolm McDowell (b. June 13) with this ENCORE of the first part of an unforgettable 2-part episode from 2020. In this installment, Malcolm weighs in on a number of essential topics, including the birth of the Beatles, the eccentricities of Stanley Kubrick, the intensity of James Cagney and the “friendship” of Danny Kaye and Laurence Olivier. Also, John Lennon has a laugh, Ian Holm holds a grudge, Mick Jagger considers “A Clockwork Orange” and Gilbert and Malcolm send up Jack the Ripper. PLUS: The Liverpool Stomp! The generosity of Albert Finney! The comedy of Derek and Clive! And Malcolm performs a “phallic monologue”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Dick Cavett

GGACP celebrates ten (10!) years since its debut on June 1, 2014 by revisiting the very first episode of the podcast, featuring a memorable interview with comedian, author and talk show legend Dick Cavett. In this episode, Dick shares personal stories about Jack Benny, Johnny Carson, Katharine Hepburn, John Lennon and Groucho Marx (among others) and talks about the time a guest dropped dead on his set (yes, it happened). Also, Dick recalls writing for Jack Paar and Jerry Lewis and favors Gilbert and Frank with uncanny impressions of obscure character actors. PLUS: "Rashomon: The Sitcom"! The genius of Sid Caesar! The tragedy of Erin Fleming! Tarzan moves in! Dick plays The Bitter End! And Frank Nelson gets mistaken for Gale Gordon!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mario Cantone Encore

GGACP celebrates the beginning of Pride Month by presenting this ENCORE of a "special quarantine podcast" from 2020, featuring actor, singer, comedian and friend of the show Mario Cantone. In this episode, Mario joins Gil and Frank for a highly amusing conversation about teen idols, classic game shows, favorite Hitchcock flicks, the versatility of Jack Lemmon and the difference between impressionists and comedian-impressionists. Also, “Mildred Pierce” turns 75, Julia Child fillets the Little Mermaid, Mario hops a flight with Kathleen Turner and Gilbert guest-stars in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” PLUS: “Burnt Offerings”! The musical stylings of Jerry Dixon! The Ramones visit “Steampipe Alley”! And “Aladdin Meets the Harlem Globetrotters”!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 41 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Tales of Hollywood with Sandy Helberg

GGACP celebrates the birthday of veteran character actor and friend of the podcast Sandy Helberg (born May 28) by revisiting this wide-ranging and wildly amusing interview from 2019. In this episode, Sandy regales Gilbert and Frank with stories about Groucho Marx, Freddy Mercury, Laurence Olivier, Frank Sinatra and Ringo Starr and shares memories of appearing in "High Anxiety," "Spaceballs" and "History of the World." Also, Broderick Crawford hits the sauce, Humphrey Bogart patrols the coast, Art Metrano plays Leonardo da Vinci and Jerry Van Dyke (sort of) foils a holdup. PLUS: The genius of Lorenzo Music! Albert Einstein on ice! “Terror in the Wax Museum”! And Gilbert and Sandy co-star in “Meet Wally Sparks”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202448 minutes, 47 seconds
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Lee Meriwether & Julie Newmar Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of Emmy-nominated actress Lee Meriwether (b. May 27) with this ENCORE of a rare two-part installment featuring not one, but TWO of the actresses to play Catwoman during the run of the classic 1966 “Batman” series (along with Julie Newmar). In these episodes: Lee looks back on her reign as Miss America, impersonates Ed Wynn and threatens (promises?) to discipline Gilbert. Next up, Julie reminisces about working with everyone from Michael Rennie to Chad & Jeremy and favors us with her favorite Catwoman catchphrase. Also, Julie feuds with Jim Belushi, Lee hops a flight with J. Fred Muggs and Buddy Ebsen runs afoul of Shirley Temple. PLUS: “The Eddie Cantor Story”! The return of Billy Barty! Gilbert channels Sydney Greenstreet! And the ongoing mystery of Cesar Romero! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 18 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Ron Dante

GGACP celebrates the 55th anniversary of one of the most successful pop tunes of all time, the Archies' "Sugar, Sugar" (released May 24, 1969) by revisiting this 2017 interview with vocalist, record producer and Archies lead singer Ron Dante. In this episode, Ron joins Gilbert and Frank for an engaging conversation about the history of the legendary Brill Building, the birth of bubblegum music, the magic touch of Don Kirshner (and Barry Manilow) and the lost art of commercial jingles. Also, Ron mimics Donovan, Larry Fine throws in the towel, Paul Shaffer goes deep-sea fishing and Carole King’s babysitter tops the charts. PLUS: “Leader of the Laundromat”! The fabulous Toni Wine! The 1910 Fruitgum Company! “The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan”! And the return of “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 40 seconds
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Alan Zweibel Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of Emmy award-winning writer and friend of the podcast Alan Zweibel (b. May 20) by presenting this ENCORE of an interview from 2015. In this episode, Alan talks about penning jokes for Catskills comics, contributing to the glory days of “Saturday Night Live," co-creating the groundbreaking “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and collaborating with everyone from Gilda Radner to Rob Reiner to Billy Crystal. Also: Alan heckles Larry David, “borrows from” Paul Simon, turns down “Hollywood Squares” and inspires a classic “Seinfeld” episode. PLUS: Totie Fields! Christopher Lee! The subversiveness of “Duck Soup”! Uncle Miltie gets banned! And Gilbert tries (unsuccessfully) to follow The Beatles! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 54 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Bob Burns

GGACP celebrates the birthday of actor, film historian, memorabilia collector and “Monster Kid” Bob Burns by revisiting this wide-ranging interview from 2017. In this episode, Bob regales Gilbert and Frank with stories about meeting Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, George Pal and William Castle, among others. Also, Bob mentors Rick Baker, tours with Eddie Munster, brings Lon Chaney Jr. to tears and visits the set of “Plan 9 from Outer Space.” PLUS: “Shock Theater”! Ray “Crash” Corrigan! “Invasion of the Saucer Men”! Tor Johnson goes to the movies! And Bob confirms the “legend” of Forrest Tucker!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20241 hour, 36 minutes, 14 seconds
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Roger Corman Encore

GGACP salutes the life and career of the late, legendary producer-director Roger Corman by presenting this ENCORE of a memorable interview from back in 2014. In this episode, Roger recalls meeting longtime friend and collaborator Jack Nicholson, reveals the reason the Hell’s Angels threatened to murder him and explains why “a monster should always be bigger than a leading lady.” Also, Roger works with Robert De Niro, Bruce Dern, Dennis Hopper and Charles Bronson and helps launch the directing careers of Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese and Peter Bogdanovich (among others). PLUS: “The Beast with (not quite) a Million Eyes”! Roger experiments with LSD! Peter Lorre messes with Boris Karloff’s head! And the enduring mystery of “The Terror”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Farewell, Mr. Warmth

GGACP celebrates the birthday of legendary comedian and actor Don Rickles (b. May 8, 1926) by revisiting this tribute mini-ep from 2017. In this episode: “The Pride and the Passion”! "X: The Man with the X-ray Eyes"! Rickles and Newhart see the world! Don zings the commander in chief! Fambino Bambazzo buys the farm! And Gilbert reboots "C.P.O. Sharkey"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202438 minutes, 50 seconds
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David Steinberg Encore

GGACP celebrates May's Jewish Heritage Month by presenting this ENCORE of a 2014 interview with legendary comedian, director and host of Showtime’s “Inside Comedy” series, David Steinberg. In this episode, David talks about his years-long friendships with Jack Benny and George Burns, his 140+ appearances on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” and how his standup act landed him on Richard Nixon’s enemies list. Also: the Smothers Brothers get hate mail and David directs Gilbert in an episode of “Mad About You”! PLUS: John Candy does Doc Severinsen! David saves Tony Randall’s life! And the Mount Rushmore of Jewish comedians! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/202457 minutes
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GGACP Classic: Gilbert Sings!

GGACP once again remembers our late, lovable pal Paul "Raybone" Raeburn by revisiting this mini-show from 2018, as Gilbert "reinterprets" compositions by Elton John, Kris Kristofferson, and podcast guests Charles Fox and Paul Williams. Also in this episode: Moms Mabley! The genius of Roger Miller! The Paul Raybone Band! Paging Gordon Lightfoot! And Ed Sullivan blows the joke!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202436 minutes, 48 seconds
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Raybone's Record Collection Encore

GGACP bids a heartfelt farewell to our late colleague and occasional "researcher," the much-beloved Paul "Raybone"Raeburn, with this ENCORE of a mini-episode from 2019. This week: McCartney & Lennon!? “Surfin’ Bird”! “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows”! Gilbert covers Cyrkle! And the not-quite-triumphant return of Zager and Evans! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/202439 minutes, 1 second
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GGACP Classic: Election and Save the Tiger

GGACP celebrates the 25th anniversary of Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor's dark comedy "Election" (released April 23, 1999) by revisiting this "Colossal Obsessions" mini-ep from 2015. In this episode: "Lord Love a Duck"! Appreciating Matthew Broderick! The genius of Bruce Jay Friedman! Jerry Stiller and Jack Gilford eat a sandwich! And the not-so-guilty pleasure of “cringe comedies”! PLUS: Gilbert praises "Save the Tiger"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202422 minutes, 10 seconds
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Charlotte Rae Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (b. April 22, 1926) of Edna Garrett and Sylvia Schnauser herself, late character actress Charlotte Rae by presenting this ENCORE of an interview from 2016. In this episode, Charlotte looks back at some of the highs (and lows) of her life and career, and shares her memories of working on the 1950s nightclub circuit as well as on the much-loved sitcoms “Car 54, Where Are You?”, “Diff’rent Strokes” and “The Facts of Life.” Also, Charlotte lauds Nat Hiken, rooms with Cloris Leachman, joins forces with Paul Lynde and impersonates Zsa Zsa Gabor. PLUS: Wally Cox! “Hot L Baltimore”! The many talents of Fred Gwynne! Charlotte disses Joan Collins! And “New Faces of 1952”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202455 minutes, 6 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Eric & Eliza Roberts

GGACP celebrates the birthday of Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts (b. April 18) by revisiting this 2020 interview with Eric and actress/casting director Eliza Roberts. In this episode, Eric and Eliza talk about their five decades in Hollywood and share entertaining stories about Bob Fosse, Tony Curtis, Rod Steiger, Sterling Hayden, Mickey Rourke and Shelly Winters (to name a few). Also, Roger Corman strikes a deal, Eric shares the screen with the King of Pop, Gilbert praises “The Pope of Greenwich Village” and Eliza appears in “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” PLUS: “Three Days of the Condor”! Saluting Sonny Fox! The legend of Larry Cohen! The Diceman sends up Sly Stallone! And Eric reveals the “shortcomings” of Marlon Brando! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 49 seconds
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Billy West Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of “Man of a Thousand Voices” Billy West (b. April 16) with this ENCORE presentation of Billy's first appearance back in 2014. In this episode, Billy West talks about his memorable work on “Ren & Stimpy,” Matt Groening’s “Futurama,” “Looney Tunes” cartoons and of course, “The Howard Stern Show,” where he won over listeners with his outrageous impressions of Larry Fine, Lucille Ball and Jackie Martling (among others). Also, the boys discuss Bud Abbott, Peter Lorre, Al “Grandpa” Lewis, and the racism of 60's-era Dick Tracy cartoons. PLUS: Jewish Frankenstein! Angry Munchkins! The true story of Dr. Zoidberg! Billy jams with The Beach Boys! And Gilbert sings the theme song from “Problem Child”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 13 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Charade and The Conversation

GGACP celebrates the 50th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece "The Conversation" (originally opened April 7, 1972) by revisiting this mini-episode from 2015, as Gilbert praises the classic thriller he previously introduced on Turner Classic Movies. Also, Robert Duvall makes the scene, Harrison Ford makes a bold choice, Allen Garfield becomes Allen Goorwitz and the boys look back at the short -- but memorable -- career of John Cazale. PLUS: Frank recommends the Cary Grant-Audrey Hepburn starrer "Charade"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202414 minutes, 42 seconds
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John Byner Encore

GGACP celebrates April's National Humor Month by featuring this ENCORE of a memorable 2020 interview with comedian, actor and master impressionist John Byner. In this episode, John shares anecdotes about James Cagney, Jerry Lewis, Groucho Marx, Ed Sullivan and Jackie Vernon (to name a few) and talks about his engrossing memoir “Five Minutes Mr Byner: Lifetime of Laughter.”Also, Jack Carter lashes out, George Jessel lawyers up, Joey Bishop promotes a boxing match and Billy Barty sits on Bob Hope’s lap. PLUS: Annette Funicello! “Angels with Dirty Faces”! Dueling Rod Steigers! “Merv Griffin’s Talent Scouts”! And John and the boys remember the late, great Bob Einstein! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 51 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Drew Friedman

To coincide with the recent screening of the in-progress Drew Friedman documentary, GGACP revisits this CLASSIC conversation as guests (and friends) Drew Friedman, Rupert Holmes and Richard Kind help celebrate the show's 200th episode. Topics include: the cinema of Fred Gwynne, the unpredictability of Jerry Lewis, the long-lost child of Uncle Miltie and the risks and rewards of meeting one’s heroes. Also, Drew puts Groucho to bed, Rupert lunches with Frank Capra, Richard lives up to his name and the panel recalls the movie that changed their lives. PLUS: The Olivia de Havilland of monster movies! In praise of Dan Castellaneta! Gilbert disses (the original) “Casino Royale”! Merv Griffin co-stars with a gorilla! And the boys rank the best Richard Kind impressions!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 15 seconds
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Gabe Kaplan Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of actor, writer, comedian and friend of the podcast Gabe Kaplan (b. March 31) with this ENCORE of a memorable interview from 2021. In this episode, Gabe joins Gilbert and Frank for a hilarious conversation about working strip clubs and Burlesque houses, meeting (and portraying) Groucho Marx, the clunkiness of the Dean Martin Roasts and the backstage drama of "Welcome Back Kotter." Also, Jack Carter buys a shirt, Buddy Hackett makes an omelet, Pat McCormick passes out on Jerry Lewis' couch and Gabe crosses paths with Jack Ruby and Golda Meir. PLUS: "Battle of the Network Stars"! The comedy of Buddy Mantia (and London Lee)! Howard Cosell narrates the Bible! Richard Pryor makes a run for it! And Gilbert auditions to play...Chico Marx!? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 18 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Peter Marshall

GGACP celebrates the birthday of actor, singer and former “Hollywood Squares” host Peter Marshall (b. March 28) with this CLASSIC presentation of an interview from 2016! In this episode, Peter regales Gilbert and Frank with irresistible stories about Redd Foxx, the mob, Glenn Ford, Uncle Miltie’s “apparatus” and Charlie Weaver’s (and Vincent Price’s!) sexual proclivities. Also, Peter croons with Bing, tours with Bob Hope, gets roasted by Orson Welles and runs afoul of John Wayne. PLUS: Al Jolson schmoozes! Phil Silvers does “Who’s on First”! Gilbert ticks off Marlon Brando! Peter and Nanette Fabray hit a nudie bar! And the definitive version of the Paul Lynde/Golddiggers story! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ben Mankiewicz Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of Hollywood historian and Turner Classics Movies host Ben Mankiewicz (b. March 25) with this ENCORE presentation of an interview from 2021. In this episode, Ben joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about (among other topics) his famous family, the depiction of grandfather Herman Mankiewicz in David Fincher’s “Mank,” the real authorship of “Citizen Kane” and his well-received TCM podcast “The Plot Thickens.” Also, Mickey Rooney finds religion, Harpo Marx goes to a seder, Jerry Lewis leaves a mysterious voicemail and Ben remembers the late, great Robert Osborne. PLUS: “Duck Soup”! “Mad Dog of Europe”! Tony Curtis: fashion icon! Kirk Douglas knocks Joseph Mankiewicz! And Ben interviews Sophia Loren, Ernest Borgnine and Max von Sydow! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 38 seconds
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GGACP Classic: M. Emmet Walsh

GGACP salutes the life and career of the late, legendary character actor M. Emmet Walsh (“Blade Runner,” “Fletch,” “The Jerk”) by revisiting this memorable (to say the least) interview from 2018. In this episode, Emmet talks about nailing auditions, stealing scenes, reinventing characters and humanizing heavies and bad guys. Also, Laurence Oliver gets “the wish,” Henry Fonda rallies the troops, Lauren Bacall reads the riot act and the Coen Brothers pay in cash. PLUS: The Stanton-Walsh rule! J. Carrol Naish! Loving Lee Grant! Deconstructing “Blood Simple”! And Emmet plays “tennis” with Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Harrison Ford! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 28 seconds
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Colin Quinn Encore

GGACP celebrates Irish American Heritage Month (and a belated St. Patrick's Day!) by presenting this ENCORE of a 2021 interview with comedian, writer and actor Colin Quinn. In this episode, Colin joins Gilbert and Frank for a frequently hilarious conversation about vanishing Manhattan, awkward celebrity encounters, the gritty cinema of Sidney Lumet and Martin Scorsese and his one-person show, “Colin Quinn: The Last Best Hope.” Also, Rod Steiger holds a grudge, Pat Cooper blows his stack, Kate Winslet shops at a bodega and Colin remembers the late, great Norm MacDonald. PLUS: Michael V. Gazzo! “The Panic in Needle Park”! The comedy stylings of Jan Murray! In praise of Steve Buscemi! Norman Lloyd hangs with Babe Ruth! And the boys deconstruct “Titanic,” “The Departed” and “The Godfather: Part III”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 39 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Barbara Feldon

GGACP celebrates the birthday of “Agent 99” herself, the funny and charming Barbara Feldon (b. March 12) by revisiting this interview from way back in 2014. In this episode, Barbara shares warm memories of “Get Smart” co-stars Don Adams, Ed Platt and Bernie Kopell and offers her take on the Steve Carell-Anne Hathaway feature film version. Also, Barbara reminisces about working with everyone from Dean Martin to Bruce Dern and reveals how she managed to win $64,000 on a quiz show. PLUS: Gilbert channels John McGiver! A live rendition of the “99” song! Barbara auditions to be a stripper! And the worst TV movie ever made! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 53 seconds
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Tim Robbins Encore

GGACP marks the 30th anniversary of 1994's "The Hudsucker Proxy" (released March 11,1994) with this ENCORE presentation of a 2020 interview with Oscar-winning actor, director and musician Tim Robbins. In this episode, Tim talks about the "New Hollywood" of the '70s, the genius and generosity of Robert Altman, the timeliness of Depression-era screwball comedies and the enduring appeal of "The Shawshank Redemption." Also, Gore Vidal steals the show, Richard Pryor plays The Gaslight Cafe, Orson Welles locks horns with William Randolph Hearst and Tim (fondly) remembers Paul Newman, Don Rickles and Robin Williams. PLUS: "Cradle Will Rock"! "Howard the Duck"! Monty Python comes calling! And Tim weighs in on the future of movie theaters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/20241 hour, 47 minutes
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GGACP Classic: Bob Bergen and Rob Paulsen

GGACP celebrates the upcoming birthdays (March 8, March 11) of award-winning voice actors Bob Bergen (Tweety, Porky Pig, Marvin the Martian) and Rob Paulsen (Pinky, Yakko, Jimmy Neutron) by revisiting this funny and moving interview from 2019. In this episode, Bob and Rob talk about the loyalty of voice performers, giving back to fans, the generosity of Daws Butler and Casey Kasem and the voices behind Toucan Sam, Charlie the Tuna and the Pillsbury Doughboy. Also, Orson Welles hits the bottle, Mickey Rooney “inspires” Walt Disney, Rob hangs with Rip Taylor (and Jonathan Harris) and 14-year-old Bob cold-calls Mel Blanc. PLUS: “What’s Opera Doc?” The genius of Randy Rogel! The outrageousness of Bob Ridgely! Remembering Marvin Kaplan! And Bob teaches Gilbert to do Porky Pig! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/20241 hour, 42 minutes, 43 seconds
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Richard Lewis Encore

GGACP remembers our beloved and brilliant friend Richard Lewis with this ENCORE of a memorable conversation from 2017. In this episode, Richard discusses the 9th season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and reminisces about his 45 years in comedy, his history of "nightmare gigs" and his relationships with Rodney Dangerfield, Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles and Jonathan Winters. Also, Larry David goes to camp, David Brenner buys a stapler, the Juggalos heckle Lionel Atwill and Richard (sort of) joins the mile-high club. PLUS: John Cassavetes! The legend of Fred de Cordova! "The Island of Dr. Moreau"! Richard plays Carnegie Hall! And Gilbert plays Queen Elizabeth! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 57 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Michael McKean

GGACP celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of "This Is Spinal Tap"(March 2, 1984) by revisiting this 2016 interview with Emmy-nominated actor-writer and Oscar-nominated musician Michael McKean. In this episode, Michael looks back on his days in the sketch troupe The Credibility Gap, recalls his brief stint at "Saturday Night Live," reveals the amusing origin of Lenny and Squiggy and praises the improvisational cinema of Christopher Guest. Also, Norm Macdonald loses his cool, Spinal Tap meets Joe Franklin, Rod Steiger channels "Il Duce" and Michael and Gilbert compare life mask collections. PLUS: Remembering Zacherle! The genius of Richard Libertini! "Abbott and Costello Go to Mars"! Cannonball Adderley buys the farm! And "The Square, Square World of Dick Conti"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/29/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 27 seconds
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Six Degrees of Gilbert Gottfried Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of our late fearless leader, Gilbert (b. February 28, 1955) with an ENCORE of this truly funny mini-episode from 2018, in which the boys play a Gilbert Gottfried-themed version of "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon." Also, Gilbert hangs with Freddy Krueger, Danny Thomas shops at Ethan Allen, Sir Ian McKellen goes slumming and Raybone acquires a strange new affliction. PLUS: Sidney Poitier! Natalie Hershlag! “The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle”! Johnny Carson turns down Martin Scorsese! Lon Chaney Jr. meets the Monkees! And the return of the Scarlett Johansson robot!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/202437 minutes, 34 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Peter Fonda

GGACP marks the birthday of director, producer and counterculture hero Peter Fonda (b. February 23) by revisiting this fascinating interview (one of GIlbert's favorites) from 2018. In this episode, Peter talks about the making of "Easy Rider," his complex relationship with his legendary dad and his encounters with Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, John Lennon and Ernest Hemingway (among others). Also, Dennis Hopper holds a grudge, Elvis straps on a helmet, Jack Nicholson steps in for Rip Torn and Victor Mature gives a bravura performance. PLUS: The genius of Terry Southern! In praise of Christopher Plummer! The Monkees foot the bill! The Beatles find inspiration! And Peter names his favorite Henry Fonda movie! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 5 seconds
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Kliph Nesteroff Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of historian, bestselling author and “King of Comedy Lore” Kliph Nesteroff (b. February 20) with this ENCORE of an unforgettable interview from 2019, featuring an all-new assortment of salacious and scandalous showbiz tales. Also in this episode: Hollywood’s flirts with fascism, the strange predilections of Bud Abbott, the mob’s iron grip on the nightclub circuit and the rise and fall of celebrity fast food franchises. PLUS: The Mad Russian! Stu Gilliam goes berserk! Jerry Lewis pulls a gun! Sammy Davis Jr. joins the Church of Satan! And Kliph gets a surprise phone call from Steve Martin! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/19/20241 hour, 42 minutes, 14 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Dennis DeYoung

GGACP celebrates the birthday of rock/pop icon and former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung (b. February 18) by revisiting this in-depth interview from 2020. In this episode, Dennis talks about the birth of the Beatles, the death of rock n’ roll, opening for Stevie Wonder and Frank Zappa and teaming with Julian Lennon for his new album “26 East, Volume One.” Also, Dean Martin mocks the Stones, Alice Cooper pulls out the stops, Eric Cartman covers “Come Sail Away” and Dennis reveals the biggest downside to being a rock star. PLUS: Dr. Demento! In praise of Antony Newley! Bob Hope wears love beads! Slim Pickens joins a Styx tour! And Dennis serenades the boys with “Babe” and “Lady”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/20241 hour, 36 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jackie Martling Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (b. February 14) of friend, comedian and former “Howard Stern Show” writer Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling with this ENCORE of a sprawling, no-holds-barred conversation about Hollywood urban myths, Joe E. Ross’ hooker habit, the eccentricities of Tiny Tim and the vindictiveness of Ed Sullivan and Arthur Godfrey. Also, Jackie tells a joke to Sir Paul, Gilbert riffs on Jackie Mason, George Jessel turns down “The Jazz Singer” and Johnny Roselli scams the Friars Club. PLUS: Otto & George! Gilbert “Dice” Gottfried! The legend of Joe Ancis! And the origin of the “Jackie puppet”!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 2 seconds
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GGACP Classic: John Amos Returns

GGACP celebrates the 50th anniversary (!) of the groundbreaking Norman Lear sitcom "Good Times" (premiered February 8, 1974) by revisiting this charming mini-episode interview with star John Amos. Also in this episode: Jack Cassidy! "704 Hauser"! Tom Hanks sings a TV jingle! Gilbert writes a Superboy comic! And John remembers Mary Tyler Moore!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202432 minutes, 31 seconds
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Frank's Record Collection Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of co-host Frank Santopadre (b. February 7) with this ENCORE of a wildly entertaining mini-episode from 2019, as Frank tries to stump Gilbert (and Raybone) with some oldies but goodies from his collection of 1960s-70s-era 45s. Also in this episode: the poster boys of one-hit wonders, the versatility of Mel Torme, the genius of Jimmy Webb (and P.F. Sloan!) and the musical stylings of David Soul. PLUS: Johnny Rivers! Zager and Evans predict the future! Gilbert opens for Buster Poindexter! And the tragic tale of Badfinger!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/202434 minutes, 8 seconds
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GGACP Classic: George Zucco and Gene Hackman

GGACP celebrates (belatedly) the birthday of Oscar-winning screen legend Gene Hackman (b. Jan 30, 1930) by revisiting this mini-episode from 2016 as Gilbert and Frank analyze Hackman's career and body of work. Also in this episode: Boris Karloff’s revenge! Unwieldy movie titles of the 1960s and ’70s! Jackie Gleason busts a drug ring! And Gilbert obsesses about George Zucco! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202418 minutes, 41 seconds
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Gino Conforti Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (b. January 30) of a friend of the podcast, veteran character actor Gino Conforti ("Three's Company," "That Girl," "Man of La Mancha") with this ENCORE of an entertaining interview from 2018. In this episode, Gino talks about the life of a "journeyman" actor and looks back on his working relationships with Lucille Ball, Sammy Davis Jr., Zero Mostel, Debbie Reynolds and Orson Welles. Also, Sophia Loren takes a spill, Jerome Robbins takes a powder, Jonathan Winters comes to dinner and Gilbert and Gino remember the late, great John Ritter. PLUS: "Bungle Abbey"! Uncle Carl Laemmle! In praise of Tom Hanks! Gino "befriends" Sally Field! And the Golden Helmet of Mambrino!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/20241 hour, 30 minutes, 22 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Howard Storm and Steve Stoliar

GGACP celebrates the 40th anniversary of a movie that inspired the podcast, Woody Allen's "Broadway Danny Rose" (released January 27, 1984) by revisiting this funny and fascinating conversation with one of the film's performers, comedian and director Howard Storm. In this episode, Howard (accompanied by writer Steve Stoliar) talks about the glory days of burlesque, the heyday of Jewish gangsters, the challenges of directing Redd Foxx, Don Rickles and Robin Williams and Howard's entertaining memoir (co-authored by Steve), "The Imperfect Storm." Also, Desi Arnaz saves the day, Raquel Welch acts the diva, Harry Belafonte breaks Jack Rollins' heart and Howard crosses swords with Don Adams, Lucille Ball and George Jessel. PLUS: Wayland Flowers and Madame! Praising Valerie Harper! The genius of Bud Abbott! And the return of "Dueling Grouchos"!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 33 seconds
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Aaron Lee & Rainn Wilson Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of Emmy-nominated actor Rainn Wilson (b. January 20, 1966) by posting this ENCORE of a memorable 2021 interview with Rainn and writer-producer Aaron Lee. In this episode, Rainn and Aaron talk nerd culture, haunted houses, the many moods of Jerry Lewis, the staying power of "The Office" and the outrageousness of the Comedy Central roasts. Also, Gilbert plays a horse, Aaron pens jokes for Larry Flynt, Rainn wrestles Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Henny Youngman teams with the "Godfather of Gore." PLUS: "Zardoz"! "Clutch Cargo"! The comedy of Foster Brooks! "The Osbourne Family Christmas"! Rainn hangs with Pete Best! And Aaron remembers the late, great Mike McPadden! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/20241 hour, 46 minutes, 37 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Bob Hope Specials and Richard Lester

GGACP celebrates the 92nd birthday of innovative film director -- and long-sought podcast guest -- Richard Lester (b. January 19, 1932), by revisiting this double topic mini-ep from 2016. In this episode, the boys look back on the American-born expatriate's impressive list of collaborators (Peter Sellers, Sean Connery, the Beatles, Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, et al.) as well as his influence on everyone from Martin Scorsese to Steven Soderbergh. Also: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"! John Lennon wins the war! Ted Bessell does George Jessel! The enduring appeal of "A Hard Day's Night"! And Gilbert weighs in on the Spice Girls movie! PLUS: The very first discussion of Bob Hope's "Jack Frost"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202422 minutes, 50 seconds
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Henry Winkler Encore

GGACP celebrates the 50th anniversary of the classic situation comedy "Happy Days" (premiered January 15, 1974) with this ENCORE of a 2015 conversation with actor-producer-director Henry Winkler. In this episode, Henry talks about struggling with dyslexia, befriending Ron Howard and John Ritter, working with screen legends Gene Kelly and Katherine Hepburn and portraying one of TV's most indelible characters, Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli. Also, Henry helps discover Marlee Matlin, meets John (and Julian) Lennon, recalls the genius of a young Robin Williams and explains the mysterious disappearance of Chuck Cunningham! PLUS: Fonzie parts the Red Sea! Sly Stallone paints his windows black! Henry turns down "Grease"! And Gilbert "sings" the "Lords of Flatbush" theme! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 22 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Jack Jones

GGGACP celebrates the birthday of Grammy-winning singer and recording artist Jack Jones (b. January 14) by revisiting this entertaining interview from 2022. In this episode, Jack joins Gilbert and Frank for a conversation about headlining in the heyday of Vegas, touring Vietnam with Bob Hope, recording the theme from "The Love Boat" and working alongside his dad, actor-singer (and Marx Brothers co-star) Allan Jones. Also: Frank Sinatra plays Charades, Cesar Romero plays matchmaker, Gilbert shares his admiration for Fritz ("pop!") Feld and Jack shares the screen with Jack Benny, Judy Garland and Phil Silvers. PLUS: "Wives and Lovers"! "Playboy After Dark"! The comedy of Joe E. Lewis! The "charisma" of Ed Sullivan! And Jack reflects on his friendships with Tony Bennett, Steve Lawrence and Don Rickles! (Our thanks to Jim Della Croce and Gino Salomone!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 53 seconds
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70s and 80s Cop Shows Encore

GGACP bids farewell to late "Starsky & Hutch" star David Soul with this ENCORE of a 2016 mini-episode about classic cop shows (and TV movies) from the 1970s and 80s, including "Murder Can Hurt You," which included a sendup of Soul and Paul Michael Glaser's popular actioner (and featured two "Amazing Colossal" podcast guests!). Also: Tony Curtis gets paged, David Cassidy goes undercover, Art Carney joins forces with a rabbi and the boys look back at the "NBC Mystery Movie" anthology series. PLUS: "Crazy Like a Fox"! "Tenspeed and Brownshoe"! The dulcet tones of Ernie Anderson! Peter Lorre sells antiques! And Gilbert hangs with Charlie Sheen! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/202426 minutes, 6 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Gino Salomone’s Answering Machine Messages from the Stars!

GGACP celebrates the birthday of actress Dyan Cannon (b. January 4) by revisiting this relevant (and frequently hilarious) mini-episode from 2018, featuring friend, entertainment reporter and talent booker Gino Salomone. In this episode, Gino shares treasured answering machine messages from various celebrities, including Burt Ward, Larry "Bud" Melman and Russell "The Professor" Johnson (among others). PLUS: Ruth Buzzi! “Death to Smoochy”! The legend of Timmie Rogers! Florence Henderson sends up Bogie! Gilbert ticks off Alan King! And Gino turns down a request from the Caped Crusader! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/202436 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Best of Celebrity Meltdowns Encore

GGACP offers a late-season Christmas/Hanukkah gift to our listeners by presenting this ENCORE of one of the podcast's most beloved mini-episodes, 2019's "The Best of Celebrity Meltdowns," featuring secret recordings of celebrities losing their cool (and then some). This week: Sampling Casey Kasem! Gilbert covers Clarence Carter! Buddy Rich inspires Drew Friedman (and Jerry Seinfeld)! Al Pacino takes a page from Paul Anka! And Charles Foster Kane pitches frozen peas! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/1/202443 minutes, 6 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Obscure Christmas Movies

GGACP continues its celebration of the 2023 holiday season by revisiting this mini-show from 2017 as Gilbert, Frank and Raybone take a longer look at some lesser-known (and deservedly so, in some cases) Christmas flicks, including "Susan Slept Here," "Pocketful of Miracles," "A Carol for Another Christmas," "Santa Claus vs. the Devil" and "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't." Also in this episode: The cinema of Sonny Fox! Grizzly Adams to the rescue! Gilbert dons a Santa suit! Frank Capra cries plagiarism! And the squirrel that saved Christmas! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/202329 minutes, 3 seconds
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Christmas 2021 with Mario Cantone Encore

GGACP welcomes Christmas 2023 with this ENCORE of the final (2021) holiday show featuring actor, singer and fan favorite Mario Cantone. In this episode, Mario discusses a sackful of topics, including the joys of Albert Finney’s “Scrooge,” the enduring appeal of the Snow Miser, the genius of Stephen Sondheim and the 100th birthday of Judy Garland. Also, Mel Gibson celebrates Hanukkah (!), Gilbert replaces Kim Cattrall, Bette Davis makes like Maria von Trapp and Emannuel Lewis learns the true meaning of Christmas. PLUS: “Cricket on the Hearth”! The ghost of Charles Nelson Reilly! Iago sings! Santa hangs ten! Mario reenacts “The Birds”! And the boys get a surprise Christmas visit from a showbiz legend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/25/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 12 seconds
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GGACP Encore: Mario Cantone

GGACP's celebration of the 2023 holiday season continues with this ENCORE of a 2017 installment with Christmas show fixture Mario Cantone. In this episode, Mario chimes in on everything from the infamous Bette Davis-Joan Crawford feud to the not-so-special effects of “Mighty Joe Young” to the strange predilections of Frosty the Snowman. Also, Dracula plays heavy metal, Carol Kane plays Gilbert’s wife, Mario learns the Perfecto Telles story (!) and the co-hosts rank the best (and worst) adaptations of “A Christmas Carol.” PLUS: “The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas”! The genius of Alan Menken! In praise of Leonard Maltin! And the (triumphant) return of Carol Channing and Herve’ Villechaize! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 9 seconds
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Christmas Novelty Songs with Mario Cantone Encore

GGACP celebrates the 2023 holiday season with this ENCORE of a memorable and musical mini-episode from 2016, as the irrepressible Mario Cantone joins the boys for a loving look at Christmas novelty songs, including timeless classics and tuneless clunkers. Also in this episode: Dueling Dylans! Dominick the Donkey! Gilbert gets a Christmas tree! The return of Bob Hope’s ‘Jack Frost’! And Tony Curtis puts the moves on Bette Davis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/202332 minutes, 15 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Gilbert Opens Christmas Gifts from Listeners

GGACP officially ushers in the 2023 holiday season by revisiting this short but sweet mini-episode from 2018, as Gilbert gleefully opens Christmas gifts from worshipful fans -- including coffee table (!) books, collectible magazines, homemade holiday CDs, hand-drawn greeting cards and other podcast-specific goodies. Also in this episode: Chick Tracts presents "The Death Cookie," the music of the Johnny Gregory Orchestra, Gilbert warbles the Chock Full O' Nuts jingle and the first mention of future Facebook funster Michele Mantynen! PLUS: Rondo Hatton! Blind Lemon Raybone! “Boris Karloff’s Tales of Mystery”! “Dr. Butcher: Medical Deviate”! And “The Gilbert Gottfried Munchausen by Proxy Telethon"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202326 minutes, 37 seconds
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Norman Lear Encore

GGACP salutes the incredible life and career of the late writer-producer-director Norman Lear with this ENCORE presentation of a 2017 interview. In this episode, Norman holds court on a variety of subjects, including the inscrutability of Dean Martin, the 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!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 48 seconds
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GGACP Classic: REAL Bands of 1960s TV (with John Fotiadis)

GGACP revisits a memorable mini-episode from 2019 as podcast pal and contributing composer John "Yanni" Fotiadis takes the boys on a guided tour of REAL rock 'n' roll groups that appeared on 1960s TV shows. PLUS: "Far Out Munsters”! Paul Revere & the Raiders! The Peppermint Trolley Company! Mannix meets the Buffalo Springfield! And Chad & Jeremy tangle with Catwoman! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202329 minutes, 16 seconds
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Fictional Bands of 1960s TV (with John Fotiadis) Encore

GGACP celebrates December's Art and Architecture Month with this ENCORE of a 2019 mini-episode with podcast friend, musician (and professional architect!) John "Yanni" Fotiadis, featuring a look back at fictional rock 'n' roll groups of 1960s television. This week: the Fab Four inspire dozens of (fake) knockoffs, the Mosquitoes infest Gilligan's Island, Corporal Agarn manages the Bedbugs and Gilbert reprises his classic Bob Dylan-Floyd the Barber routine. PLUS: Boyce and Hart! The Groovy Guru! Opie Taylor goes electric! Bob Hope sports a hippie wig! And the musical stylings of Bingo, Bango, Bongo...and Irving! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/202330 minutes, 58 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Jonathan Katz

GGACP celebrates the birthday of comedian, writer and star of "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist," Jonathan Katz (born December 1st) by revisiting one of their funniest (and strangest) interviews in the podcast's history. In this episode, Jonathan joins Gilbert and Frank for a chaotic conversation about TV westerns, David Mamet movies, "casual" nudity, Charles Atlas ads and "The Mike Douglas Show" -- among other vital topics. Also, Jon befriends Garry Shandling, pens a pilot for Peter Falk, prank calls a dating service and covers Melanie's "Brand New Key." PLUS: Thelma Todd! Fernando Lamas! Buster Crabbe peddles girdles! Al Pacino comes to dinner! The return of Larry Ragland! And Gilbert sings the theme from "Branded"!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 57 seconds
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Sid & Marty Krofft Encore

GGACP celebrates the life and career of the late, legendary producer and showman Marty Krofft with this ENCORE presentation of a 2018 interview with Marty and his brother and longtime partner Sid Krofft. In this episode, Sid and Marty discuss their unusual creative process, the origins of “H.R. Pufnstuf” and “Land of the Lost” and the failure of their ambitious indoor theme park, “The World of Sid and Marty Krofft.” Also, Dean Martin drops the axe, Bette Davis drops an F-bomb, Walt Disney doles out advice and Liberace “dates” Sonja Henie. PLUS: "Pink Lady and Jeff"! Live, nude puppets! Sid Caesar to the rescue! Remembering Martha Raye! “The Brady Bunch Variety Hour”! And Sid and Marty sue McDonald’s — and win! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 10 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Steven Van Zandt

GGACP celebrates the birthday of actor, musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steven Van Zandt (b. November 22) by revisiting this fun, freewheeling conversation from 2020. In this episode, Steven talks about beloved kiddie show hosts, the glory days of Top 40 radio, the mystique of gangster movies, the Beatles' impact on popular culture and the Rat Pack's "connection" to the E Street Band. Also, Darlene Love mounts a comeback, Little Richard officiates a wedding, Ol' Blue Eyes covers Simon & Garfunkel and Steven remembers his dear friend James Gandolfini. PLUS: The Singing Nun! "Angels with Dirty Faces"! The genius of William Castle! "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine"! And Gilbert and Steven pay tribute to "The Nutty Professor"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 56 seconds
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Dick Cavett LIVE @ 2016 NYC Podfest Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of legendary comic, author and talk show host Dick Cavett (b. November 18th) by presenting this ENCORE of a special live episode recorded at the 2016 NYC Podfest. In this episode, Dick weighs in on a host of topics, including World War II propaganda, John Cassavetes’ boozing, the lost “Tonight Show” episodes and the rapier wit of Pat McCormick. Also, Dick chats up Zeppo (and Gummo!), Groucho proposes to Truman Capote, Jack Benny gets the last word and a young Dick meets his idol, Bob Hope. PLUS: Robert Q. Lewis! Claude Rains trivia! Remembering Sig Ruman! Gilbert and Dick share a milkshake! And George Jessel weighs in on Uncle Miltie’s manhood! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 30 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Amazing Colossal Musical Moments (2014-2020)

GGACP continues its salute to November's American Music Month by revisiting producer/engineer's John Murray's compilation of the podcast's best musical moments from 2014-2020. In this episode: live performances by Neil Sedaka, Dennis DeYoung, Kenny Loggins, Tommy James, Mark Hudson and Tony Orlando (among others). Also: Anne Murray covers “Danny’s Song,” Uncle Junior interprets Yip Harburg, Rupert Holmes (almost) pays tribute to Humphrey Bogart, and Charles Fox composes the soundtrack of 1970s television. PLUS: John Davidson looks ahead! The Shondells go psychedelic! The legend of Morris Levy! Goldie Hawn falls for a Hudson Brother! And the Brill Building sound inspires the British Invasion! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 32 seconds
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Rupert Holmes Encore

GGACP celebrates November's American Music Month by presenting this ENCORE of a 2017 conversation with singer, songwriter, record producer and man of a thousand talents Rupert Holmes. In this episode, Rupert joins Gilbert and Frank to discuss the lost art of “story songs,” the visual splendor of Hammer films, the mimicry gifts of Peter Bogdanovich and the unsung musicianship of the Wrecking Crew. Also, Rupert breaks bread with Groucho (and Frank Capra!), pens tunes for Barbra Streisand, joins forces with Jerry Lewis and reveals the origin of “The Pina Colada Song.” PLUS: “The Indestructible Man”! The magic of Orson Welles! Gene Pitney makes a note! Darren McGavin takes a steam! And Rupert hangs with the Jackson 5!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 52 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Kliph Nesteroff

GGACP marks Native American Heritage Month by revisiting this interview with historian and New York Times bestselling author Kliph Nesteroff, who discusses his 2021 book about Native Americans and comedy, "We Had a Little Real Estate Problem." In this episode, Kliph talks about banned cartoons, politically incorrect mascots, the pioneering comedy of Charlie Hill and the history of Hollywood stereotypes. Also, Buddy Hackett pulls a knife, Howard Hawks disses Rowan & Martin, Peter Sellers sends up Charlie Chan and Frank Sinatra's goons rough up Shecky Greene. PLUS: Allen & Rossi! "Go Go Gophers"! Alan Hale's Lobster Barrel! Jack Carter feuds with Al Jolson! And "F-Troop" rips off a Redd Foxx routine! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 22 seconds
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Peter Noone Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (November 5th) of pop singer, radio host and British Invasion icon Peter Noone with this ENCORE of an episode from 2020. In this episode, Peter joins the boys for a loose and laugh-filled conversation about rock and roll excess, the birth of the Beatles, entertaining the Queen Mum and rubbing shoulders with Bob Dylan, Keith Moon and Elvis Presley (among others). Also, Alice Cooper climbs the charts, Keith Richards lays down the law, Imelda Marcos requests a tune and Herman's Hermits perform "If I Were a Rich Man." PLUS: "The Pirates of Penzance"! Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders! Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars! The genius of Mickie Most! And Gilbert "sings" "I'm Into Something Good"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 1 second
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GGACP Classic: Illeana Douglas

GGACP celebrates the recent release of Illeana Douglas' book, "Connecticut in the Movies: From Dream Houses to Dark Suburbia" by revisiting this 2016 interview with the actress/film historian. In this episode, Illeana shares entertaining anecdotes about everyone from Marlon Brando to Peter Sellers to former beau Martin Scorsese. Also, Rudy Vallee soaks up applause, Melvyn Douglas dispenses advice, Robert De Niro watches the Three Stooges and Illeana mourns the loss of drive-in theaters. PLUS: Shelley Winters drops names! Buddy Hackett cops a feel! Illeana impersonates Richard Dreyfuss! Richard Dreyfuss impersonates Spencer Tracy! And Joe Pesci roughs up Don Rickles!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 42 seconds
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Boris Karloff Tribute Show with Ron MacCloskey, Gregory Mank and Sara Karloff Encore

GGACP officially ushers in Halloween 2023 with this ENCORE of a fascinating panel discussion about the life and career of screen legend Boris Karloff. In this episode, the boys welcome writer-producer Ron MacCloskey, author-historian Gregory Mank and entrepreneur Sara Karloff for a celebration of all things Boris as well as a look at the 2021 documentary, “Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster.” Also: Bela Lugosi plays matchmaker, Colin Clive battles demons, James Whale abuses his power and Karloff predicts stardom for Jack Nicholson! PLUS: “The Girl from Uncle”! The shadowy cinema of Val Lewton! Gregory meets The Bride of Frankenstein! Sara shuns “The Black Cat”! And Boris helps found the Screen Actors Guild! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 27 seconds
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GGACP Classic: The Worst Dracula Movies Ever Made

GGACP's celebration of Halloween season continues with a repost of this memorable mini-episode from 2018 as Gilbert, Frank (and Raybone!) drive a stake through the hearts of the most dismal and deplorable Dracula movies to ever sully the silver screen. In this episode: Jose’ Ferrer cashes a check, Cesar Romero dodges a bullet, Hedda Hopper meets the Count and Bela Lugosi meets Sammy Petrillo! PLUS: "The Nude Bomb"! "Get Christie Love"! "The longest kiss never filmed!" And Brother Theodore teams with Yvonne De Carlo!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202341 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Worst Frankenstein Movies Ever Made Encore

GGACP celebrates spooky season with this ENCORE of an entertaining mini-episode from 2018 as Gilbert and Frank run down (literally) the saddest and sorriest Frankenstein flicks ever to befoul the big screen. Also, Boris Karloff pays the rent, James Karen goes to Puerto Rico, Gilbert meets Samuel Z. Arkoff and James Lipton “interviews” Lon Chaney Jr. PLUS: Zsa Zsa Gabor! William “One Shot” Beaudine! A special appearance by Harold Lloyd Jr! And the mysterious death of Al Adamson!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/202338 minutes, 22 seconds
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GGACP Classic: "The Munsters" vs. "The Addams Family" (with Universal tour guide Chris DeRose)

GGACP ushers in Halloween season by revisiting this frequently hilarious conversation from 2019 as Universal Studios Tour Guide Chris DeRose joins GIlbert, Frank (and Raybone) to compare and contrast two ghoulish 1960s TV series, CBS' "The Munsters" and ABC's "The Addams Family." Also in this episode: Buck Henry cries foul, Mel Blanc voices a raven, Don Rickles guest stars on BOTH series and Gilbert remembers "The Incredible Melting Man"! PLUS: Bobby "Boris" Pickett!"! "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken”! The genius of Nat Perrin! (and Vic Mizzy)! Butch Patrick peddles Woof Woof dolls! And John Astin chooses the name “Gomez”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202337 minutes, 52 seconds
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"Airplane!" 40th Anniversary with Julie Hagerty and Robert Hays Encore

GGACP celebrates the release of the new book, "Surely You Can't Be Serious: The True Story of Airplane!" by presenting this ENCORE of a 2020 episode with the movie's stars, Julie Hagerty and Robert Hays. In this episode, Julie and Robert talk about the film's 40th anniversary and share backstage stories behind one of the most original and quotable movies of all time. Also, Lloyd Bridges goes for broke, Peter Graves frightens small children, Leslie Nielsen plays pranks on the cast and Robert Stack does John Byner doing Robert Stack. PLUS: "Zero Hour!"! "Lost in America"! Remembering Art Carney! Miss Piggy directs! And Julie and Robert recall their favorite "Airplane!" gags! (Special thanks to Richard Kind, Jonathan Rakower, Gino Salomone and the heroic John Murray!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 51 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Dominic Chianese

GGACP celebrates October's Italian-American Heritage Month by presenting this ENCORE of a 2016 interview with Johnny Ola and Corrado "Junior" Soprano himself, actor and musician Dominic Chianese. In this episode, Dominic joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about his early career struggles, his love of music, his days as a folk club emcee and working with legends Lee Strasberg, Sophia Loren, Sidney Lumet, and lifelong friend Al Pacino. Also, Dominic gets a break from George C. Scott, a card from Burt Reynolds, a plum role from David Chase and a backstage visit from Paul Newman. PLUS: Sam Jaffe! The genius of Yip Harburg! Dominic does Dickens! Gilbert does Durante! And Dominic remembers his friend James Gandolfini! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 14 seconds
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Robert Wuhl Returns Encore

The GGACP team celebrates the birthday of a popular guest, comedian and actor Robert Wuhl (b. October 9), with this ENCORE of a memorable interview from 2019. In this episode, Robert weighs in 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 19 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Trading Card Confidential with Gary Gerani

GGACP celebrates the birthday (October 5) of writer, author and "Card King" Gary Gerani by revisiting this 2018 mini-episode about the fascinating, decades-long history of Topps trading cards. In this episode, Gary looks back on developing and writing card series for "Creature Features," "Star Wars," "The Incredible Hulk," "Superman," "Star Trek: the Motion Picture" and "Dinosaurs Attack!" (among many others). Also in this episode: the artistry of Norm Saunders, the birth of action figures, the wit and wisdom of Stan Lee and the golden age of Wacky Packages. PLUS: Gilbert remembers Chick Tracts! Frank pens Bazooka Joe gags! And Gary meets the King of Pop! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202339 minutes, 7 seconds
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Frank Ferrante Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of the legendary Groucho Marx (b. October 2) with this ENCORE presentation of a 2022 interview with actor, comedian and director Frank Ferrante. In this episode, Frank joins fellow "Marxists" Gilbert and Frank for a lively conversation about his affection for "A Day at the Races," his friendships with Arthur and Miriam Marx, his PBS special, "Frank Ferrante's Groucho" and portraying his comedy hero for 35 years and in over 500 cities. Also, Uncle Miltie offers spit take lessons, Elaine Stritch does a kid a solid, Gilbert breaks bread with Henny Youngman and Albert Finney makes a play for Frank's girlfriend. PLUS: Gabe Kaplan! Morrie Ryskind! Gallagher & Shean! "Horse Feathers" turns 90! Frank meets George Fenneman! And the boys pick their favorite Marx Brothers scene of all time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 20 seconds
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GGACP Classic: David McCallum

GGACP celebrates the life and career of the late actor David McCallum by revisiting this interview from 2019. In this episode, David talks about his days as a sex symbol and pop culture sensation, his lesser-known recording career, his star turn in a memorable “Outer Limits” episode and his roles in the film classics “A Night to Remember” and “The Great Escape.” Also, David hosts “Hullabaloo,” sings with Nancy Sinatra, cuts the rug with George Burns and shares a bill with Ray Charles and Ike & Tina Turner. PLUS: “Frankenstein: The True Story”! The durability of “Ducky” Mallard! The secret origin of Illya Kuriyakin! John Huston torments Montgomery Clift! And David remembers his friend and co-star Robert Vaughn! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 31 seconds
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Rob Paulsen Encore

GGACP celebrates the 30th anniversary of the cartoon classic "Animaniacs" (premiered September, 1993) with an ENCORE of a 2017 interview with Emmy-winning voice actor Rob Paulsen ("Pinky and the Brain," "The Tick," "Tiny Toon Adventures"). In this episode, Rob joins the boys for a compelling discussion about the generosity of Mel Blanc, the meticulousness of Steven Spielberg, the versatility of Mark Hamill and the professionalism of June Foray. Also, Roddy McDowall holds court, Orson Welles hits the sauce, Sir John Gielgud cuts to the check and Rob stars in a $500,000 "in-joke." PLUS: Lorenzo Music! Robert Ridgely! The man behind The Brain! Gilbert tangles with the Ninja Turtles! And Paul Williams "meets" Michael Caine! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 58 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Art Metrano

GGACP celebrates the birthday (September 22) of late comedian and actor (and "magician"!) Art Metrano by revisiting this interview from 2017. In this episode, Art looks back on his 50+ year career in film and television, his friendships with performers like Cornel Wilde, Elliott Gould and Robert Mitchum and his miraculous (and inspirational) recovery from a life-threatening injury. Also, Johnny Carson cracks up, Huntz Hall measures up, Buddy Hackett lays even money and Art parties with Lenny Bruce (and Clint Eastwood). PLUS: Jim Brown! "Night of the Hunter"! Raymond Burr goes it alone! The suavity of Dean Martin! The strangeness of Merv Griffin! And Art remembers the late, great Marvin Kaplan!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 20 seconds
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Tracey Jackson & Paul Williams Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (b. September 19) of legendary songwriter and actor Paul Williams with this ENCORE of a memorable 2015 interview with Paul and screenwriter Tracey Jackson. In this episode, Paul and Tracey join the boys at the New York Friars Club to discuss 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 38 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Joe Pantoliano

GGACP celebrates the birthday (b. September 12) of Emmy-winning actor Joe Pantoliano by revisiting this memorable interview from 2016. In this episode, Joe joins Gilbert and Frank for a revealing and entertaining conversation about Italian-American stereotypes, underappreciated film directors, dysfunctional families, onscreen immortality and the secret to playing convincing bad guys. Also, Joe meets Gregory Peck, remembers James Gandolfini, takes advice from Robert Stack and takes the fall for Harrison Ford. PLUS: Eli Wallach! "Midnight Run"! Joe befriends Natalie Wood! Gilbert Gottfried: Teen Idol! And Frank Sinatra welshes on a debt! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ronnie Schell Encore

To mark September's National Chicken Month, GGACP presents this ENCORE of a 2017 conversation with one of the podcast’s most popular guests, actor and comedian Ronnie Schell. In this episode, Ronnie entertains Gilbert and Frank with classic stories about co-stars and contemporaries Harvey Korman, Don Rickles, Mickey Rooney, Don Knotts, and of course, Pat McCormick. Also: Ol’ Blue Eyes takes a punch, Lee Marvin comes up short, Bob Newhart plays the Sahara and Ronnie writes a check to the mob. PLUS: Jesse White! “The Devil and Max Devlin”! The brilliance of Jack Riley! The madness of Marty Ingels! And Gilbert meets Sid Melton (and his dog)!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 13 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Bill Persky

GGACP celebrates the birthday (September 9) of Emmy-winning writer-director Bill Persky by revisiting this memorable conversation from 2017. In this episode, Bill weighs in on topics not covered in his previous appearances, including the physicality of Tim Conway, the irritability of Joey Bishop, the professionalism of Don Ameche and the star power of Sandy Koufax. Also, Jack Palance tells a joke, Harvey Korman treads the boards, Joe Namath turns heads and George Carlin takes a powder. PLUS: Burt Mustin! Gene Kelly unmasked! Super Dave goes to Tahiti! Remembering Garry Marshall! And Eva Gabor replaces Sgt. Bilko! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 34 seconds
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Alan Thicke & Shecky Greene Encore

GGACP marks the 40th anniversary of one of Gilbert's "favorite" gigs, the infamous late-night talk show "Thicke of the Night" (premiered September 5, 1983) with this ENCORE of a 2014 interview with actor, writer and producer Alan Thicke. In this episode, Alan reminisces about everything from his short-lived disco career to penning variety specials for Johnny Cash, Bobby Darin and Flip Wilson. Also, Alan and Gilbert swap wives, John Lennon praises commercial jingles, Merv Griffin composes the "Wheel of Fortune" theme and Paul Lynde drives into a ditch. PLUS: A special BONUS EPISODE with legendary funnyman Shecky Greene! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/4/202350 minutes, 8 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Drew Friedman

GGACP celebrates American Artist Appreciation Month by revisiting this hilarious 2017 interview with award-winning illustrator and cartoonist Drew Friedman. In this episode, Drew discusses his latest book, "Drew Friedman's Chosen People" and joins the boys for a rollicking hour of rumors, innuendo, half-truths and outright lies. Also in this episode: Drew puts Groucho to bed, Frank meets a real, live Stooge, Fred McMurray inspires Captain Marvel and Sammy Petrillo takes credit for "The Munsters." PLUS: The Uncle Miltie puppet! The MAD genius of Don Martin! The return of Perfecto Telles! Jerry Lewis "kills" Peter Lorre! And Mr. Warmth plays Felix Ungar!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 15 seconds
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Dana Gould Part 2 Encore

GGACP celebrates the August birthday of comedian, actor and Emmy-winning comedy writer Dana Gould with this ENCORE of the second installment of a 2-part interview from 2021. In this episode, Dana joins the boys for a highly entertaining conversation about hammy actors, '70s cinema fashion, Famous Monsters of Filmland, the graciousness of George Carlin (and Adam West!) and the mysterious death of Dr. Cyclops. Also, Joey Bishop hassles Jack Benny, Chuck Connors fights a triceratops, Dana runs afoul of Bob Hope and Jonathan Harris (angrily) turns down the "Lost in Space" movie. PLUS: Mr. Moto! "Touch of Evil"! The girl who haunted Bela Lugosi! Dana adapts Rod Serling! Batman tangles with Krusty the Clown! And the return of "Price Comparison"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/20231 hour, 55 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Dana Gould Part 1

GGACP celebrates the birthday (August 24th) of comedian, actor and Emmy-winning writer Dana Gould by revisiting this first installment of a 2-part interview from 2021. In this episode, Dana talks about the "science" of monster movies, the extravagance of Sammy Davis Jr., the generosity of Roddy McDowall (and Charlton Heston!) and the inventive web series, "Hanging with Dr. Z." Also, Dwight Frye checks out, Darren McGavin dons a bathrobe, Orson Welles turns down "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" and Andy Griffith "punches up" "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken." PLUS: Burt Mustin! "King Kong Escapes"! "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine"! Don Knotts meets Mr. Potter! And Dana teams with the one and only Mel Brooks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 29 seconds
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"Teen Movie Hell" with Mike "McBeardo" McPadden Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (August 21) of our dearly-missed friend and colleague, Mike "McBeardo" McPadden with this ENCORE of a 2019 interview about Mike's informative and entertaining book "Teen Movie Hell." In this episode, Mike guides the boys through a history of coming-of-age comedies of the 1980s and '90s, including the good ("Risky Business," "Say Anything") the bad ("Playing for Keeps," "Getting Wasted") and the unbearable ("Gorp," "Pink Motel"). Also, "Porky's" starts a trend, John Hughes changes the game, Charles Fox pens the music of "Zapped!" and Mad magazine RESENTS "Up the Academy." PLUS: Eric Von Zipper! “The Last American Virgin”! In praise of "Heaven Help Us"! Christopher Lee goes slumming! And Gilbert looks back at his years on “USA Up All Night”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/202350 minutes, 40 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Matthew Modine

GGACP congratulates actor Matthew Modine on the phenomenal success of “Oppenheimer” (yay, movie theaters!) by revisiting this unforgettable and wildly entertaining interview from 2021. In this episode, Matthew talks about the awkwardness of sex scenes, the unpredictability of chimps and the cruel fate of "Cutthroat Island" and looks back on his working relationships with Robert Altman, John Schlesinger and Stanley Kubrick. Also, Bruce Dern bumps off The Duke, Wallace Shawn stars in "12 Angry Men," Oliver Reed shows off a very special tattoo and Matthew and Gilbert co-star in the unforgettable "Funky Monkey." PLUS: Jiminy Glick! Ray Walston! "Jesus Was a Commie"! The cinema of Alan Pakula! The poetry of R. Lee Ermey! And Matthew remembers the legendary Albert Finney! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/17/20231 hour, 55 minutes, 19 seconds
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Jeff Altman Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (August 13) of comedian, actor and magician Jeff Altman with this ENCORE of a warm and funny conversation from 2021. In this episode, Jeff talks about his family connection to Houdini, his decades-long friendships with Buddy Rich and David Letterman, the early days of the Magic Castle and the Comedy Store and the infamous NBC variety show “Pink Lady & Jeff.” Also, Raymond Burr takes a seat, Sam Kinison sees a ghost, Gilbert watches Rodney Dangerfield eat and Jeff opens for Pia Zadora and The Captain & Tennille. PLUS: Sean Connery! “Legends of the Superheroes”! Jerry Lewis demands credit! The comedy of Jim Varney! And Jeff and Dave kill off the careers of the Starland Vocal Band! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/14/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 18 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Rosanna Arquette

GGACP celebrates the birthday (August 10) of actress and director Rosanna Arquette by revisiting this in-depth interview from 2018. In this episode, Rosanna discusses the vindictiveness of critics, the pros and cons of autograph shows, the vanishing haunts of New York City and her personal encounters with everyone from Bette Davis to Paul McCartney to Martin Luther King. Also, Bob Dylan goes electric, Martin Scorsese stifles a laugh, Johnny Carson rocks a tennis outfit and Rosanna shares the screen with the late, great David Bowie. PLUS: Charley Weaver! "The Dark Secret of Harvest Home"! The brilliance of Burt Bacharach! The edginess of "After Hours"! And Gilbert praises the work of his sister, Arlene Gottfried! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 17 seconds
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One-Hit Wonders of 1968-'69

GGACP presents this ENCORE of a 2016 mini-episode celebrating the bands and musicians that made a single appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 charts -- 55 (and 54) years ago. In this episode: Zager and Evans predict the future, Iron Butterfly garbles a rock classic, Jimmy Webb pens a hit for The Brooklyn Bridge and Gilbert reinterprets "Angel of the Morning." PLUS: "Dark Shadows"! Strawberry Alarm Clock! Paging Mason Williams! The musical stylings of Pigmeat Markham! And Olivia Newton-John's grandpa wins a Nobel Prize! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/7/202331 minutes, 34 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Butch Patrick

GGCAP celebrates the birthday (August 2) of former child actor Butch Patrick by revisiting this memorable interview from back in 2014. In this episode, Butch discusses landing the role of Eddie Munster, explains why the original Marilyn was replaced and reveals if he still has his old "Woof Woof" doll. Also, Butch speaks with candor about overcoming his demons and tells us where "Lidsville" creators Sid and Marty Krofft found their own "inspiration." PLUS: "The Phantom Tollbooth"! Ben Stiller's "Cape Munster"! The "comedy" of Sammy Petrillo! And Butch shares memories of Mel Blanc, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde -- and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/202359 minutes, 48 seconds
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One-Hit Wonders of 1973 Encore

GGACP presents this ENCORE of a 2017 mini-episode celebrating the musicians, bands and artists that made a single appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 charts -- 50 years ago. In this episode: the legend of Norman “Hurricane” Smith, the many talents of Loudon Wainwright III, the "Southern Gothic" of Vicki Lawrence and the return of John Fred & His Playboy Band. PLUS: "Dueling Brandos"! "Winchester Cathedral"! Respecting Burt Reynolds! The musical genius of Dr John! And the strange origin of "Dancing in the Moonlight"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/202344 minutes, 23 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Chevy Chase

GGACP celebrates the 40th anniversary of "National Lampoon's Vacation" (released July 29, 1983) by revisiting this memorable (and rare) interview with actor, comedian and original "Saturday Night Live" cast member Chevy Chase. In this episode, Chevy reminisces about working with Dan Aykroyd, Randy Quaid and Rodney Dangerfield and reveals why he turned down roles in "Animal House," "Ghostbusters," "American Beauty" and "Forrest Gump." Also, Chevy reprimands Desi Arnaz, locks horns with Bill Murray, rides a roller coaster with Eddie Bracken and runs afoul of Cary Grant. PLUS: Sid Caesar's strange superstition! The Land Shark strikes again! "Planet of the Cheap Special Effects"! Gilbert "covers" Barry Manilow! And the mystery of the Munchkin suicide!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 14 seconds
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Gilbert's Christmas in July Encore

GGACP presents this ENCORE of a summer mini-episode (from July, 2018) with a holiday twist as Gilbert opens gifts from appreciative listeners. Also in this episode: Wacky Packages, porno drive-ins, the films of Caroline Munro and the return of Horrible Herman the Asiatic Insect! PLUS: Howlin' Paul Raybone! Thanking Kirk Hammett! Loving Sid & Marty Krofft! Chico hangs with Laurel and Hardy! And the GGACP team bids farewell to Nutmeg Post! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/202344 minutes, 18 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Orson Bean

GGACP celebrates the birthday (July 22, 1928) of the late actor, comedian and raconteur Orson Bean by revisiting this interview from back in 2016. In this episode, Orson recalls his years as a game show and talk show fixture as well as his roles in the popular films "Anatomy of a Murder" and "Being John Malkovich," and shares his memories of working with icons Boris Karloff, Helen Hayes, Jimmy Stewart, Phil Silvers and Dustin Hoffman. Also, Orson discusses his years on the Hollywood blacklist, his friendship with Stan Laurel, his fondness for Ed Sullivan and his personal correspondence with Groucho Marx. PLUS: John McGiver returns! Jack Paar takes a powder! Will Jordan does Sabu! Jack Klugman nails Willy Loman! And Jayne Mansfield upstages Walter Matthau!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 12 seconds
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Richard Masur Encore

GGACP honors striking SAG-AFTRA members by posting this ENCORE of a 2021 interview with Emmy- and Oscar-nominated actor-director -- and former SAG-AFTRA president -- Richard Masur. In this episode, Richard talks about his years as a union leader, his 6-decade acting career, his numerous collaborations with mentor Norman Lear and his role in United Artists' infamous "Heaven's Gate." Also, Francis Ford Coppola welcomes feedback, Jack Nicholson replaces Mandy Patinkin, John Carpenter remakes "The Thing" and Richard shares drinks (and the screen) with GGACP favorite Pat McCormick. PLUS: "Scavenger Hunt”! “Hot l Baltimore"! Remembering Richard Farnsworth (and Ben Johnson)! The wisdom of Robert Preston! And Richard praises co-stars Gene Hackman, Sidney Poitier and Meryl Streep! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 1 second
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GGACP Classic: Ron Delsener

GGACO celebrates the birthday of legendary concert promoter Ron Delsener (b. July 15) by revisiting this memorable interview from 2018. In this episode, Ron regales Gilbert and Frank with stories about growing up in the era of automats and bowling pin boys, inventing the free concert in Central Park, his early days as a promoter of live events and working with Woody Allen, Bob Dylan, Lenny Bruce and the Beatles. Also, Arthur Godfrey lusts after Haleloke, Bruce Springsteen "opens" for Anne Murray, Ol' Blue Eyes boots Jimmy Roselli out of Vegas and Ron presents Groucho at Carnegie Hall. PLUS: Murray the K! The brilliance of David Bowie! The return of Swain's Rats & Cats! "Jimi Hendrix' Eclectic Thanksgiving"! And Ron sees Dean and Jerry's farewell show at the Copa! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 2 seconds
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Jay Thomas Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of the late comedian, radio personality and Emmy-winning actor Jay Thomas (b. July 12, 1948) with this ENCORE of a hilarious interview from way back in 2014. In this episode, Jay talks about playing doomed hockey star Eddie LeBec on “Cheers” and tabloid talker Jerry Gold on “Murphy Brown” and shares some brutally candid anecdotes about everything from stealing Bill Cosby’s jokes to getting kicked out of a “West Wing” audition to the world's worst cross-country flight. PLUS: Richard Dreyfuss! Cheech & Chong! Joe Piscopo runs afoul of the mob! Jay runs afoul of Rhea Perlman! Gilbert's opening act steals his material! And the Lone Ranger “rides” again!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 31 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Burt Ward

GGACP celebrates the birthday of TV's original Boy Wonder, Burt Ward (b. July 6) by revisiting this 2016 interview to mark the 50th anniversary of ABC's "Batman" series. In this episode, Burt shares fond memories of co-star/mentor Adam West, Frank Gorshin, Vincent Price (and yes, Cesar Romero). Also, Burt spars with Bruce Lee, Adam makes like Moses, Shelley Winters plies her charms and Ol' Blue Eyes lobbies for the role of The Joker. PLUS: Remembering Lesley Gore! The genius of Lorenzo Semple Jr! Hanna-Barbera's "Legends of the Superheroes"! Batman meets "The Ghost of Frankenstein"! And Burt and Adam go to a nudist colony!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 36 seconds
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Adam Arkin and Alan Arkin Encore

GGACP celebrates the life and career of legendary Oscar-winning actor Alan Arkin with this ENCORE of a 2020 interview with Alan and his son, Emmy-winning actor-director Adam Arkin. In this memorable episode, Adam and Alan talk about portraying villains, directing dark comedies, working with children, the precision of the Coen brothers and the Cold War politics of "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming." Also, Pat McCormick hits the hard stuff, Groucho drops in on Second City, Stephen King praises "Wait Until Dark" and Alan (almost) directs "Blazing Saddles." PLUS: Captain Kangaroo! "Northern Exposure"! The brilliance of "The In-Laws"! Adam "reps" Chuck McCann! Alan records "The Banana Boat Song"! And Adam and Alan choose their favorite Arkin performances! (Special thanks to Marsha McManus, Estelle Lasher, Gino Salomone, Sherman Allen and John Murray) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 23 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Richard Lewis

GGACP celebrates the birthday of "The Prince of Pain," comedian and actor Richard Lewis (born June 29th) by revisiting his funny and far-ranging interview from 2017. In this episode, Richard discusses the 9th season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and reminisces about his 45 years in comedy, his history of "nightmare gigs" and his relationships with Rodney Dangerfield, Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles and Jonathan Winters. Also, Larry David goes to camp, David Brenner buys a stapler, the Juggalos heckle Lionel Atwill and Richard joins the mile-high club (sort of). PLUS: John Cassavetes! The legend of Fred de Cordova! "The Island of Dr. Moreau"! Richard plays Carnegie Hall! And Gilbert plays Queen Elizabeth! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 36 seconds
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Dennis Lambert Encore

GGACP marks the 50th anniversary of the Four Tops hits, "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)" and "Are You Man Enough?" (from "Shaft In Africa") with this ENCORE of a 2019 interview with Grammy-nominated songwriter Dennis Lambert ("One Tin Soldier," "Nightshift," "Don't Pull Your Love"). In this episode, Dennis discusses working the Catskills as a boy singer, shopping songs in the Brill Building era, producing hit records for the Righteous Brothers and co-creating the oft-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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 6 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Beach Blanket Movies!

GGACP ushers in the official start of the summer season with this mini-episode celebration of AIP's "Beach Party" movies of the 1960s -- and the legendary and soon-to-be-legendary performers (Boris Karloff, Buster Keaton, Paul Lynde, Don Rickles) who appeared in them (not to mention series star and "Amazing Colossal Podcast" guest Frankie Avalon). Also in this episode: Little Stevie Wonder! Remembering Harvey Lembeck! The expertise of Eddie Deezen! “The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini”! And Annette Funicello exposes her navel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/202339 minutes, 35 seconds
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Chris Lemmon and Charlie Matthau Encore

GGACP celebrates dads everywhere with this ENCORE of a special Father's Day show featuring actor-musician Chris Lemmon and producer-director Charlie Matthau. In this episode, Chris and Charlie look back at the lives and careers of one of cinema's legendary comedy teams, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Also: Jerry Lewis turns down "Some Like it Hot," Red Skelton passes on "The Sunshine Boys," Walter "compliments" Christopher Walken and Jack runs afoul of Virna Lisi's husband. PLUS: "The Fortune Cookie"! The Ukrainian Cary Grant! The music of Neal Hefti! The complexities of Blake Edwards! Walter rescues "The Odd Couple"! And Ving Rhames pays Jack an unforgettable tribute! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 33 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Treat Williams

GGACP celebrates the life and career of our friend, the late actor, writer and cinephile Treat Williams by revisiting this interview from 2019. In this memorable episode, Treat looks back at 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 28 seconds
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Chip Kidd Encore

GGACP marks the 30th anniversary of Steven Spielberg, Michael Crichton and David Koepp's "Jurassic Park" (released June 11, 1993) with this ENCORE presentation of an interview with the creator of the original "JP" logo/art, award-winning designer and pop culture historian Chip Kidd. In this episode, Chip joins Gilbert and Frank for a lively (and educational!) conversation about classic 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 Schulz, Gilbert plays a Superman villain andSaul Bass directs the "Psycho" shower scene. PLUS: Tobor the 8th Man! Batman vs. Godzilla! In praise of Alex Ross! The Hulk shreds his pants! And the strange death of Jack Cole! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 41 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Pat Cooper

GGACP pays tribute to the late, legendary comedian Pat Cooper by revisiting this memorable interview from 2016. In this episode, Pat sounds off on a variety of interesting topics, including the mob's influence on showbiz, the difference between Jewish and Italian comics, the popularity of Jimmy Durante and the self-importance of Ed Sullivan. Also, Pat disses Paul Anka, praises Alan King, turns down Martin Scorsese and clashes with the Chairman of the Board. PLUS: Joe DiMaggio! Lola Falana! Robert De Niro roasts Don Rickles! Shirley MacLaine bombs at Caesar's! And Pat tries to make a baby laugh! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 20 seconds
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Mark Harris Encore

GGACP celebrates Pride Month with this ENCORE of a 2021 interview with New York Times bestselling author, journalist and entertainment historian Mark Harris. In this episode, Mark joins Gilbert and Frank for a fascinating and informative conversation about his critically-acclaimed Mike Nichols biography ("Mike Nichols: A Life"), as well as his thoroughly-researched books, "Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War" and "Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood"). Also: Mel Blanc teams with Dr. Seuss, Bob Dylan is considered for "Bonnie and Clyde," John Ford films the Battle of Midway and Rex Harrison insults the Emperor of Ethiopia. PLUS: "Bogart Slept Here"! The brilliance of Elaine May! The disaster of "Doctor Dolittle"! The Three Stooges take on the Fuhrer! And Mark writes an Emmy-winning Netflix docuseries! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 3 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Don Reo

GGACP once again pledges support for striking TV and film writers by revisiting this 2019 interview with comedy writer and showrunner Don Reo. In this episode, Don regales Gilbert and Frank with anecdotes about Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Redd Foxx, Jackie Gleason and Bob Hope and shares backstage stories from classic shows like "Rhoda," "Sanford and Son" and "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In." Also, Groucho takes a call, Tom Waits provides inspiration, Robert Altman cuts to the chase and Don joins forces with the legendary Slappy White. PLUS: ”Action”! 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 42 seconds
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Irwin Winkler Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (May 28) of Oscar-winning producer Irwin Winkler ("Rocky," "Goodfellas," "Raging Bull," "The Right Stuff") with this ENCORE of a fascinating interview from 2019. In this episode, Irwin 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 made! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 56 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Michael Feinstein

GGACP celebrates May's Jewish Heritage Month by revisiting this 2022 interview with Grammy and Emmy-nominated musician and historian Michael Feinstein. In this episode, Michael serenades Gilbert and Frank with classic tunes from the “Great American Songbook” and talks about performing at Hollywood parties, dining with Frank Sinatra, “accompanying” Judy Garland, befriending Rosemary Clooney and Ira Gershwin and recording his latest album “Gershwin Country.” Also, Paul Lynde gets plastered, Liberace morphs into Carol Channing, Irving Berlin begs Groucho not to perform his songs and Vincent Price carries on the memory of Dolores del Rio. PLUS: Bert Lahr! The music of Hugh Martin! The genius of Yip Harburg! Peter Lorre meets…Peter Lorre! Uncle Hymie inspires Inigo Montoya! And Michael favors the boys with “I Love a Piano” and “Lydia the Tattooed Lady”!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 50 seconds
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Max Allan Collins and Dave Thomas Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (May 20) of Emmy-winning actor and writer Dave Thomas with this ENCORE of a 2021 interview with Dave and author-mystery writer Max Allan Collins. In this episode, Dave and Max talk about the influence of Mad magazine, the genius of Jack Webb, the strange passions of Raymond Burr and their science fiction/crime novel “The Many Lives of Jimmy Leighton.” Also, John Cleese demands breakfast, Max impresses Warren Beatty, Gilbert cuts the rug with John Travolta and Dave weighs in on the horrors of “Joys” and “Jack Frost.” PLUS: Senor Wences! “The Road to Hong Kong”! Remembering Tom Poston! Santa Claus meets Liberace! Max praises “A Night in Casablanca”! And Jerry Lewis (literally) transforms into Buddy Love! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 8 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski

GGACP continues its support of striking film and television writers by revisiting this 2019 interview with Emmy-winning screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. In this episode, Scott and Larry talk about the 25th anniversary of "Ed Wood," the exuberance of Milos Forman, the bizarro cinema of Rudy Ray Moore and their 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 the boys pick their favorite big-screen biopics! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 23 seconds
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Bill Saluga Encore

GGACP salutes the life and career of late comedian and variety show mainstay Bill Saluga (AKA Raymond J. Johnson Jr.) with this ENCORE of an interview from 2017. In this episode, Bill recalls his years in the sketch group The Ace Trucking Company and reminisces about working with everyone from Redd Foxx to Billy Barty to John Lennon (among others). Also, Bill rooms with John Byner, David Frye hits on the ladies, Dick Shawn roasts Uncle Miltie and Bob Dylan pays tribute to Ray J. Johnson. PLUS: Gypsy Boots! "The Steve Allen Comedy Hour"! Bill improvises with Bobby Darin! RFK sings "Wild Thing"! And Pat McCormick meets the Master of Suspense! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 13 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Jason Alexander

GGACP commemorates the 25th anniversary of the final episode of "Seinfeld" (May 14, 1998) by revisiting this 2020 interview with Tony-winning actor and director Jason Alexander. In this episode, Jason talks about network interference, working with animals, classic "Twilight Zone" episodes, Woody Allen's influence on George Costanza and how a "show about nothing" impacted popular culture. Also, Robert De Niro yuks it up, Liza Minnelli lends a hand, Jason and Martin Short perform "The Odd Couple" and Gilbert warbles a tune from "Duckman"! PLUS: Remembering Joe Besser! "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle"! The genius of Jerry Stiller! The golden age of comedy albums! And Jason gets advice from William Shatner! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 2 seconds
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David Mandel Encore

GGACP pledges its support for film and TV writers with this ENCORE of a 2021 interview with Emmy-winning writer-director David Mandel. In this episode, David joins Gilbert and Frank for a revealing conversation about the origin of classic "Seinfeld" gags (man-hands, "Bizarro" Jerry), the inner workings of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the brilliance of Bob Einstein and Jerry Stiller, the ruthless humor of HBO's "Veep" and David's memorabilia-themed podcast "The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of." Also, Orson Welles gaslights studio bosses, Michael McKean sends up Robert Evans, Gilbert runs afoul of Kelsey Grammer and Billy Wilder (almost) directs the Marx Brothers. PLUS: Nerf Crotch Bat! In praise of Phil Hartman! Larry David blows a fuse! "Abbott and Costello Meet Al Pacino"! And...LIVE from New York, it's the "Planet of the Apes"! (thanks to our friend Andrew Buss) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 2 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Tom Bergeron

GGACP celebrates the birthday (May 6) of TV personality and game show host Tom Bergeron by revisiting this entertaining conversation from 2017. In this episode, Tom weighs in on a variety of topics, including the unpredictability of live television, the genius of Marcel Marceau, the benefits of transcendental meditation and the rise and fall of the Jerry Lewis Telethon. Also, Tom interviews Moe Howard (and Larry Fine), Sid Caesar speaks German, Bob Hope moves down the couch and Mel Brooks mimics Bill Cullen. PLUS: Bob the Puppet! The Lawrence Welk singers! Arnold Schwarzenegger “brings funny!” Henry Winkler pulls a fast one! And Tom and Gilbert remember John Ritter!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 46 seconds
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Robert Osborne Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (May 3) of the late actor, author and Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne with this ENCORE of a memorable conversation from 2014. In this episode (a Gilbert favorite), Robert talks about long-forgotten character actors, the introduction of Cinemascope, the evils of colorization and "pan and scan" and his friendships with Lucille Ball, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland (to name a few). Also, Judy Garland holds court, Orson Welles disses Ted Turner, Vincent Price shares the screen with Art Linkletter and Robert appears in the "Beverly Hillbillies" pilot. PLUS: "The Wrong Box"! "Inside Daisy Clover"! Burgess Meredith directs! Zero Mostel acts out! And the greatest film school in the world! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 28 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Tommy James

GGACP celebrates the birthday (April 29) of rock 'n' roll legend Tommy James by revisiting this entertaining interview from 2017. In this episode, Tommy serenades Gilbert and Frank with some of his biggest hits ("I Think We're Alone Now," "Crystal Blue Persuasion") and discusses his turbulent, decades-long relationship with notorious music mogul/mob associate Morris Levy. Also, "Sgt. Pepper" changes the game, Gene Krupa hits hard times, Hubert Humphrey calls in a favor and Tommy reveals the strange origin of "Mony Mony." PLUS: Alan Freed! Vincent "The Chin" Gigante! "Hanky Panky" tops the charts! Tommy pens "Tighter, Tighter"! And Ed Sullivan presents "Tony Jones and the Spondells"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 11 seconds
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Jackie Martling and Billy West Encore

GGACP's celebration of National Humor Month rolls on with this ENCORE of an unforgettable 2019 interview with actor-voice artist Billy West and comedian Jackie Martling. In this episode, the boys discuss 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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 49 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Neil deGrasse Tyson

GGACP celebrates Earth Day (April 22) by revisiting this 2020 interview with astrophysicist, "Cosmos" host and "Twilight Zone" superfan Neil deGrasse Tyson. In this episode, Neil schools Gilbert and Frank on the subjects of time travel, zombie uprisings, the "logic" of werewolf movies and the plausibility of "Jurassic Park." Also, Sandra Bullock defies gravity, Perry Mason meets Godzilla, Raquel Welch rocks a loincloth and Rod Serling adapts "Planet of the Apes." PLUS: "The Blob"! Raymond J. Johnson Jr! Superman gets his freak on! Saluting Gene Roddenberry! And Neil and Gilbert compete on "The $100,000 Pyramid"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 16 seconds
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Paul Dooley Encore

GGACP celebrates the 20th anniversary of the beloved mockumentary "A Mighty Wind" (released April 16, 2003) with this ENCORE presentation of a 2015 interview with veteran actor Paul Dooley. In this episode, Paul looks back on everything from tackling the role of Wimpy in Robert Altman's "Popeye" to creating characters for PBS' "The Electric Company" to improvising with Alan Arkin and Joan Rivers. Also, Paul performs standup for Jack Paar, understudies for Art Carney and shoots a commercial with Buster Keaton! PLUS: Richard Libertini! The genius of Nichols and May! "The Indestructible Man"! Paul does Lionel Barrymore! Gilbert does Walter Matthau! And Paul gets "probed" by aliens! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 32 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Brad Garrett

GGACP celebrates the birthday of actor-comedian Brad Garrett (April 14) with this ENCORE of one of the funniest interviews in the podcast's history. In this episode, Brad talks about the camaraderie of Golden Age comedians, the strange appeal of the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts," the comedic genius of Martin Mull and Fred Willard and the challenges of portraying his longtime hero, Jackie Gleason. Also, Sammy Davis buys a soda, Liza Minnelli sheds a tear, Gilbert plays the sitcom neighbor-from-Hell and Brad opens for the Chairman of the Board. PLUS: "Fargo"! Art Fern! In praise of Mr. Warmth! The generosity of...Jack Carter? The comedy stylings of "Greg Barrett"! And Brad remembers the late, great Peter Boyle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/20231 hour, 47 minutes, 12 seconds
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Lewis Black ENCORE

GGACP celebrates National Humor Month with this ENCORE of a memorable LIVE interview with Emmy and Grammy-winning comedian and writer LEWIS BLACK, recorded at the late, great Caroline's Comedy Club. In this episode, Lewis recounts some of his best showbiz war stories, shares his affection for “Sgt. Bilko” and “Amos ‘n’ Andy,” and looks back on the day the Beatles rocked his young world and changed his life. Also, Lewis auditions for Woody Allen, Gilbert loses a part to Dustin Hoffman (!) and Sir Cedric Hardwicke fails to live up to his name. PLUS: David Copperfield! Huntz Hall! “Terror Train”! Gilbert portrays a Spaniard! And Lon Chaney Jr. gets Bela Lugosi’s brain! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 16 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Marilu Henner

GGACP celebrates the birthday (April 6) of actress and best-selling author Marilu Henner by revisiting this no-holds-barred conversation from 2020. In this episode, Marilu talks about the sex appeal of Danny DeVito, the physical comedy of John Ritter, the star power of Burt Reynolds and the "gift" of her unusual (and uncanny) memory. Also, Larry David pens a love letter, Charles Durning teaches ballroom dancing, Gilbert flirts with Princess Leia and Marilu looks back at the films "L.A. Story," "Johnny Dangerously" and "Cannonball Run II." PLUS: The legend of Andy Kaufman! Bob Costas' "Ed Ames moment"! Shirley MacLaine works the room! Ol' Blue Eyes plays the MDA telethon! And Marilu picks her favorite episodes of "Taxi"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 28 seconds
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Tony Orlando Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (April 3) of one of Gilbert and Frank's favorite guests: singer, actor and music producer Tony Orlando, by presenting this ENCORE of an unforgettable interview from 2016. In this episode, Tony reminisces about singing doo-wop on New York City rooftops, hustling for gigs at the world-famous Brill Building and working alongside music icons Carole King, Gerry Goffin and Clive Davis. Also, Tony remembers Freddie Prinze, gives props to Jerry Lewis, locks horns with "The Great One" and reveals the happy accident that created Tony Orlando and Dawn. PLUS: Tony roasts Dean Martin! Nancy Walker takes her revenge! Shecky Greene flips out! And the boys joins Tony for a "rendition" of "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Beverly D'Angelo

GGACP closes out its celebration of Women's History Month by revisiting this lively (and then some) interview with actress and singer Beverly D'Angelo ("Hair," "National Lampoon's Vacation," "Coal Miner's Daughter"). In this episode, Beverly looks back at 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 and Peter O'Toole. Also: Beverly reads 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"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Austin Pendleton Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (March 27th) of Tony-nominated actor-director Austin Pendleton with this ENCORE of an interview from 2019. In this episode, Austin discusses the randomness of success, the myth of comic timing, the plight of character actors and the secret of surviving in a business without rules. Also, Austin directs Elizabeth Taylor, replaces Dustin Hoffman, turns down Robert Altman and shares the screen with Jackie Gleason, Jack Lemmon, Paul Newman and Barbra Streisand (to name a few). PLUS: "The Muppet Movie"! The wisdom of Otto Preminger! The diplomacy of Billy Wilder! Groucho ad-libs! Orson Welles disses Stanley Kubrick! And Austin remembers the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 22 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Norman Steinberg

GGACP salutes the life and career of our friend, Emmy-winning writer and producer Norman Steinberg, by revisiting this memorable conversation from 2016. In this episode, Norman talks about his friendships with Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman and Madeline Kahn, collaborating with Richard Pryor and George Carlin and co-scripting the (arguably) funniest movie of all time, "Blazing Saddles." Also, Norman remembers Peter O'Toole, praises Flip Wilson, accepts an award from Jimmy Durante and ends Luciano Pavarotti's film career. PLUS: "My Favorite Year"! "When Things Were Rotten"! James Mason goes bowling! Gilbert brings back vaudeville! And the strange life of David Frye! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 49 seconds
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Matthew Broderick Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of Tony-winning actor Matthew Broderick (March 21) with this ENCORE of a frequently hilarious interview from 2016. In this episode, Matthew talks about his days as a struggling young actor, his friendship with Jason Robards, his passion for Turner Classic Movies and his memories of working with legends Sean Connery, Sidney Lumet, Neil Simon and Mel Brooks. Also, Matthew mimics Marlon Brando, lauds Jack Lemmon, defends "Godzilla" and runs afoul of the Secret Service. PLUS: In praise of Christopher Walken! Peter Lorre blows the audition! Nathan Lane does Bert Lahr! Gilbert disses Ferris Bueller! And Bruno Kirby plots his revenge! This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/GILBERT and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/202359 minutes, 44 seconds
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GGACP Classic: John Sebastian

GGACP celebrates the birthday (March 17) of Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and The Lovin' Spoonful founder John Sebastian by revisiting this in-depth interview from 2020. In this episode, John entertains Gilbert and Frank with anecdotes about Cass Elliott, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon and Jim Morrison and reveals the stories and inspirations behind hits like "Daydream," "Summer in the City," and "Do You Believe in Magic." Also, Groucho co-hosts "Music Scene," Richard Pryor plays the Cafe Au Go Go, Art Garfunkel nails a Spoonful cover version and John composes a classic sitcom theme. PLUS: Vivian Vance! "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" The legend of Zal Yanovsky! John plays Woodstock! Boris Karloff plays Captain Hook! And Ed Sullivan introduces the "American Beatles"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 4 seconds
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Marsha Mason Encore

GGACP's celebration of Women's History Month continues with this encore presentation of a 2019 interview with Oscar-nominated actress-director Marsha Mason. In this episode, Marsha talks about the value of character actors, the importance of onscreen chemistry, the true story behind “Bogart Slept Here” and her memories of collaborating with (and living with) the legendary Neil Simon. Also, Peter Falk shares the spotlight, Dustin Hoffman inspires “The Goodbye Girl,” Paul Newman introduces Marsha to auto racing and Gilbert sings the theme song from “Cinderella Liberty.” PLUS: “Dark Shadows”! “The Cheap Detective”! The superstitions of Peter Sellers! The elusiveness of George Segal! And Marsha co-stars with Albert Finney, Anthony Hopkins and Jason Robards! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 32 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Steve Buscemi

GGACP celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Coen Brothers' "The Big Lebowski" by revisiting this 2015 interview with Brooklyn-born actor and director Steve Buscemi. In this er..."unforgettable" episode (recorded at the New York Friars Club), Steve talks about his early days as a stand-up, his memories of making modern-day classics like "Reservoir Dogs," "Miller's Crossing" and "Fargo" and his on-screen deaths at the hands of everyone from Vince Vaughn to Roger Daltrey. Also, Steve shares a cab with Gilbert, shares the stage with Andy Kaufman and shares his appreciation for Harvey Keitel and "The Brady Bunch." PLUS: The madness of Lawrence Tierney! Illya Kuryakin ties the knot! Paul Winchell builds an artificial heart! And Woody Allen meets Carrot Top! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 50 seconds
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Amy Ryan Encore

GGACP celebrates Women's History Month with this ENCORE presentation of an interview with Tony and Oscar-nominated actress (and lifelong Gilbert fan) Amy Ryan. In this episode, Amy talks about the mastery of Sidney Lumet, the brilliance of Philip Seymour Hoffman, discovering family secrets, perfecting regional accents and portraying Michael Scott's love interest on "The Office." Also, Hugh Hefner hits the town, Clint Eastwood keeps it moving, Albert Brooks stages a "one-man show" and Amy and Gilbert perform Hamlet's soliloquy! PLUS: Slovin & Allen! "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers"! Neil Simon drops the ax! Gilbert plays a Mexican! And Amy brings her parents to the Academy Awards! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 29 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Patreon Members Grill Gilbert and Frank

GGACP celebrates the birthday (February 28th) of our late, GREAT co-host by revisiting this special Q & A episode from 2021, as Gilbert and Frank field questions from their loyal Patreon supporters on a wide (and fascinating!) variety of topics. In this episode, the boys discuss early gigs, career do-overs, elusive guests, forbidden TV shows, bad celebrity marriages and the “musicality” of comedy. Also: Vincent Price reads “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Nostradamus predicts fame for Henry Winkler, Gilbert narrates “The Rocky Horror Show” and Frank writes jokes for Larry “Bud” Melman. PLUS: Commander USA! Kentucky Fried Theater! Chico “Dice” Marx! “My Mother the Car”! “The Frances Bavier Story”! And Gilbert and Frank get a shout-out from Michael Corleone! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 49 seconds
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Gavin MacLeod Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (February 28) of Captain Stubing and Murray Slaughter himself, actor Gavin MacLeod, with this ENCORE of an interview from 2019. In this episode, Gavin talks 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: Chuckles Bites the Dust”! The villainy of Big Chicken! “ The brilliance of Blake Edwards! A surprise caller chimes in! And Gavin and Tony Curtis share a donut! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 49 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Richard Belzer

GGACP salutes the life and career of the late, great actor-comedian Richard Belzer by revisiting this memorable interview from back in 2018. In this episode, Richard is joined by former GGACP guests Tom Leopold and Paul Shaffer for a hilarious round-table discussion of essential topics, including: the glory days of Catch a Rising Star, the Jackie Mason-Ed Sullivan feud, the infamous Chevy Chase roast and the war between Gallagher and “Gallagher Too.” Also, Señor Wences sells the act, Alan King lusts after Topo Gigio, Liza plays the Rhineland and Mick Jagger pays “The Belz” a rare compliment. PLUS: “Al Capone, the Musical”! The return of Dick & Stinky! The ballad of Perfecto Telles! Gilbert “louses” Harry Shearer! And Richard remembers his friend (and hero) Jerry Lewis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 11 seconds
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Andrew Bergman Encore

"Serpentine!" GGACP celebrates the birthday (February 20) of screenwriter-director Andrew Bergman with this ENCORE of a memorable interview from 2019. In this episode, Andrew regales Gilbert and Frank with behind-the-scenes stories from two of cinema's most iconic comedies, "Blazing Saddles" and "The In-Laws," and reminisces about working with legends George Burns, Red Buttons, Maximilian Schell, Jack Warden and (notably) Marlon Brando. Also, Johnny Carson turns down the Waco Kid, Richard Libertini "destroys" Alan Arkin, Nicolas Cage makes like Jimmy Stewart and Andrew's dad pens gags for Victor Borge. PLUS: "Honeymoon in Vegas"! The brilliance of Bob and Ray! Deconstructing "Duck Soup"! Mel Brooks sends up "The Caine Mutiny"! And Bert Parks sings to a Komodo dragon!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 35 seconds
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Peter Riegert Encore

GGACP celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the acclaimed comedy “Local Hero” (released February 17, 1983) by revisiting this 2018 interview with one of Gilbert and Frank’s favorite actors, Peter Riegert. In this episode, Peter discusses the fleeting nature of fame, the contrivances of romantic comedies, the randomness of on-screen chemistry and the profound influence of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and the Marx Brothers. Also, James Garner lays down the law, Burt Lancaster marches on Washington, Maurice Micklewhite becomes Michael Caine and Peter remembers the late, great James Gandolfini. PLUS: The Firesign Theater! “The Million Dollar Movie”! “When You Wish Upon a Weinstein”! Gilbert bonds with Chico’s daughter! And Peter “kisses” Humphrey Bogart and Jimmy Stewart! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 54 seconds
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Rick Overton Encore

GGACP commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the classic comedy “Groundhog Day” (released February 12, 1993) with an ENCORE presentation of a 2017 interview with comedian, actor and Emmy-winning writer Rick Overton. In this episode, Rick talks about everything from incidental sitcom music to the Beatles’ animated series to the underrated mimicry of Frank Gorshin. Also, Barney Fife screws up his courage, Ian McKellen prank calls Patrick Stewart, Rick hangs with Kurt Vonnegut and Captain Nemo meets the Prince of *$#@* Darkness! PLUS: Burns & Carlin! “Million Dollar Mystery”! Otis the Drunk cleans up! The return of the Lee Marvin story! And Rick remembers his friend Jonathan Winters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 29 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Tom Scharpling

GGACP celebrates the birthday (February 9th) of comedian, TV writer and host of the popular Internet show/podcast “The Best Show,” Tom Scharpling by revisiting this memorable interview from 2017. In this episode, Tom weighs in on a wide range of topics, including the comic genius of Martin Short (and Charles Grodin), the self-importance of Jerry Lewis, the body count of “Death Wish 3” and the forgotten history of “Saturday Night Live.” Also: Jimmie Walker breaks out, Harry Shearer holds out, Tom feuds with Chuck Woolery and Hitler puts a hit out on the Three Stooges. PLUS: Gilbert O’Sullivan! “The Day the Clown Cried”! Alex P. Keaton goes to Japan! Tom meets Lisa Simpson! And the creepiest song ever written! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sitcom Writers Roundtable Encore with Dave Hackel, John Markus, Bernie Orenstein and Bill Persky

GGACP celebrates the birthday (February 5th) of legendary comedy writer Bernie Orenstein with an ENCORE of a roundtable discussion featuring an all-star panel of TV comedy writers, including Dave Hackel (“Wings,” “Becker”), John Markus (“The Cosby Show,” “The Larry Sanders Show”) and Bill Persky (“The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “That Girl”). In this episode, the boys discuss failed pilots, troublesome actors, bad network notes, the versatility of Danny Kaye and the volatility of Buddy Hackett. Also, John writes for Bob Hope, Bill disses Joey Bishop, Bernie shows Bing Crosby the ropes and Dave spends a memorable day with Truman Capote. PLUS: “The Cheap Show”! The Jewish Tom Sawyer! The genius of Sheldon Leonard! Garry Shandling breaks in! Redd Foxx holds out! And Bernie remember the late, great Saul Turteltaub! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 15 seconds
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GGACP Classic: John Schuck

GGACP celebrates the birthday (February 4th) of veteran stage and screen actor John Schuck by revisiting this memorable interview from 2021. In this episode, John looks back at his six-decade career in show business and talks about turning down movie roles, guesting on game shows, canoodling with Elizabeth Taylor, portraying both Herman Munster and Daddy Warbucks and working alongside icons Robert Altman, Warren Beatty, George Burns, Richard Burton and Rock Hudson. Also, Bud Cort takes flight, James Mason goes bowling, Jack Riley and Pat McCormick whistle the national anthem and John pens a love letter to Betty Grable. PLUS: “Holmes and Yoyo’! The Old Philosopher! The magnificent mind of Leonard Stern! In praise of “Dick Tracy”! And John shares memories of Richard Deacon, Jack Gilford, James Karen and Werner Klemperer! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/20231 hour, 56 minutes, 37 seconds
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Joe Dante Encore

GGACP marks the 30th anniversary of the cult comedy “Matinee” (released January 29, 1993) with an ENCORE presentation of a fascinating 2016 interview with director-producer Joe Dante. In this episode, Joe discusses everything from his love of Disney films to apprenticing for Roger Corman to developing the ill-fated “Jaws 3, People 0.” Also, Joe auditions Rod Steiger, ad-libs with Tony Randall, passes on “Orca, Part II” and pays tribute to William Castle. PLUS: Keye Luke! Brother Theodore! “Bride of the Gorilla”! Horrible Herman the Asiatic Insect! And the return of “The Tingler”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 41 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Phil Rosenthal

GGACP celebrates the birthday (January 27) of a favorite guest of Gilbert and Frank, Emmy-winning writer-producer Phil Rosenthal, by revisiting his first appearance from back in 2018. In this episode, Phil weighs in on a number of compelling topics, including the "sex appeal" of comedians, the ingeniousness of "Tootsie" (and "The Swimmer"!) and the realism and relatability of "The Honeymooners." Also, Lucy loses a ring, George Burns nabs an Oscar, Robert Mitchum straps on an apron and Phil remembers his dear friend Peter Boyle. PLUS: The artistry of Alan Arkin! The wonders of Walter Matthau! Jerry Lewis plays the big room! Phil hangs with Peter O'Toole! And the most politically incorrect movie ever made! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 30 seconds
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Marvin Kaplan Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (January 24) of the late, great character actor Marvin Kaplan with this ENCORE of a wildly entertaining conversation from 2016. In this episode, Marvin looks back on his memorable appearance in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and recalls working with screen legends Charlie Chaplin, Katharine Hepburn, Clark Gable, Jack Lemmon, Paul Newman and Lon Chaney Jr. (just to name a few). Also, Marvin praises Sam Jaffe, props up Broderick Crawford, remembers Zero Mostel and risks his life for Blake Edwards. PLUS: Fritz Feld! The talents of Strother Martin! Arnold Stang takes a fall! Stanley Kramer sacks Jackie Mason! And the return (once again) of Maria Ouspenskaya! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 27 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Tippi Hedren

GGACP celebrates the birthday (January 19) of screen icon and activist Tippi Hedren by revisiting this memorable interview from 2017. In this episode, Tippi talks about her absorbing memoir ("Tippi"), her collaborations with co-stars Marlon Brando and Rod Taylor, her turbulent relationship with the legendary Alfred Hitchcock and her fifty-year mission to rescue and protect wild animals. Also, Cary Grant pays a visit, Sean Connery pays a compliment, JFK makes his move and Tippi befriends a raven from "The Birds." PLUS: Edith Head! "The Harrad Experiment"! Charlie Chaplin saves the day! Young Gilbert checks out "Marnie"! And the most dangerous movie ever made! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 38 seconds
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Andrea Martin Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (January 15) of Tony and Emmy-winning actress-comedian Andrea Martin with this ENCORE presentation of an interview from 2018. In this episode, Andrea talks about the long-lost era of variety television, the strange world of Internet celebrity, the proposed "SCTV" reunion and the origin of classic characters Edith Prickley and Perini Scleroso. Also, Merv Griffin signs off, Bob Dylan overstays his welcome, Lee Grant crushes on Gilbert and Andrea remembers her friends John Candy and Harold Ramis. PLUS: Señor Wences! "Cannibal Girls"! Dueling Floyd the Barbers! The return of Rick Moranis! And Andrea tells the only joke she knows! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 30 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Michael H. Weber

GGACP celebrates the birthday of a friend and a recurring guest, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Michael H. Weber ("The Disaster Artist," "500 Days of Summer," " The Fault in Our Stars") with this CLASSIC of a frequently hilarious interview from 2018. In this episode, Michael discusses the studio development process, the many eccentricities of Marlon Brando (and Tommy Wiseau), the cinema of Richard Curtis and the importance of truth in storytelling. Also, Jane Fonda takes a seat, Bill Murray thanks Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman pursues Hannibal Lecter and the boys list their favorite romantic comedies (and romantic comedy cliches). PLUS: Evel Knievel! "The Knack...and How to Get It"! Gilbert hangs with Paul Rudd! In praise of "Jerry Maguire"! And Michael swaps punchlines with Steve Martin! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 57 seconds
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Larry Storch Encore

The creative team, fans and followers of the Amazing Colossal Podcast celebrate what would have been the 100th (!) birthday (January 8, 1923) of the late, great actor-comedian Larry Storch with this ENCORE of an interview conducted in Larry's New York City home in the spring of 2014. In this much-loved episode, Larry talks about his days in burlesque and (mob-owned) nightclubs, his gift for accents and dialects, his decades-long friendships with Don Adams and Tony Curtis and his memories of everyone from Lucille Ball to Jackie Gleason to Buddy Hackett to Orson Welles. PLUS: John Barrymore! "Tennessee Tuxedo"! Louis Prima inspires the Groovy Guru! Larry tells some of his all-time favorite jokes! And the boys warble an impromptu rendition of the “F-Troop” theme! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202358 minutes, 53 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Stuart Margolin

GGACP marks the recent passing of one of Gilbert and Frank's favorite character actors, Stuart Margolin, by revisiting this entertaining interview from 2016. In this episode, Stuart looks back on his 55-year career in films and television and shares stories about "Love, American Style," "Death Wish," his pop songwriting career and his decades-long friendship with "Rockford Files" co-star James Garner. Also, Stuart directs Uncle Miltie, casts Marvin Gaye, imitates Maxwell Smart and pens a tune for Johnny Fontane. PLUS: Remembering Richard Mulligan! "Evil Roy Slade"! Julie Andrews takes it off! Stuart boards "The Big Bus"! And the strange tale of "Lanigan's Rabbi"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tim Matheson Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of actor-director Tim Matheson (December 31) with this ENCORE of a memorable interview from 2018. In this episode, Tim reflects on the 40th anniversary of "Animal House," discusses his onscreen chemistry with co-star Peter Riegert and recalls his working relationship (and friendship) with John Belushi. Also, Tim takes a lesson from Henry Fonda, takes a call from Steven Spielberg, shares a bed with Mel Brooks and shares the screen with Tim Conway and Don Knotts. PLUS: "Jonny Quest"! Remembering Sam Kinison! In praise of Jack Warden! Dean Wormer meets Iron Man! And Tim tries to save the National Lampoon! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 12 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Dick Cavett & Robert Bader

GGACP salutes the new PBS documentary "Groucho and Cavett" with this ENCORE of a 2020 interview with legendary TV personality Dick Cavett and author-producer (and the documentary's writer-director) Robert Bader. In this episode, Dick and Robert weigh in on a variety of topics while looking back at Groucho Marx's numerous appearances on "The Dick Cavett Show." Also, Johnny Carson disses Jerry Lewis, Zeppo misses Chico's wedding, Cary Grant romances Amelia Earhart and Danny Kaye zings the Duchess of Windsor. PLUS: Orson Welles meets the Fuhrer! The lost novel of Truman Capote! The triumphant return of Richard Loo! James Mason stars in "The Honeymooners"! And Dick reflects on his friendship with Muhammad Ali! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/29/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 37 seconds
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John Amos Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (December 27) of “Good Times” and “Roots” star John Amos with this ENCORE of a memorable interview from 2016. In this episode, John reminisces about everything from his days as a struggling comic to his breakthrough role on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” to working with Eddie Murphy and James Earl Jones in “Coming to America.” Also, John remembers Ted Knight, cuts up with Tim Conway, shares the screen with Lena Horne and moves into Archie Bunker’s old house. PLUS: Yaphet Kotto! Famous Amos! “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”! Praising Ernest Borgnine! And the mystery of the misheard theme song! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/26/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 12 seconds
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GGACP Classic: CHRISTMAS 2019 with MARIO CANTONE

GGACP celebrates Christmas 2022 with this winter blast from the past (from 2019) with actor-comedian Mario Cantone. In this episode, Mario and the boys discuss misleading movie titles, politically correct Christmas carols, the genius of Paul Frees (and Frank Loesser) and the 80th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz.” Also: Jack Cassidy teams with Jim Backus, Judy Garland locks horns with Busby Berkeley, Ricardo Montalban serenades Esther Williams and Gilbert gets accosted by Snow White. PLUS: Jan-Michael Vincent! Lucille Ball sings! “Christmas on the Ponderosa”! Tony Curtis tells off Danny Kaye! And “Frosty the Snowman” turns 50! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 48 seconds
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Terry Zwigoff Encore

GGACP ushers in Christmas week with this ENCORE of a VERY candid interview with the director of the holiday classic "Bad Santa," Terry Zwigoff ("Crumb," Ghost World"). In this episode, Terry shares his thoughts on misbehaving movie stars, tacked-on happy endings, the twisted genius of Drew Friedman and the comedy stylings of Margaret Dumont. Also, Cloris Leachman requests a nude scene, Mickey Rooney auditions to play an elf, Woody Allen mistakes Gilbert for a Native American (!) and Terry professes his love for the Amazing Colossal Podcast. PLUS: Joe Cobb! Paulie Walnuts! The art of Basil Wolverton! In praise of John Ritter! And Gilbert reads the greatest film review of all time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 4 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Stephen Bishop

GGACP celebrates the 40th anniversary of the celebrated comedy "Tootsie" (released December 17, 1982) by revisiting this memorable 2019 episode with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop ("It Might Be You"). In this episode, Stephen talks 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”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 19 seconds
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Disaster Movies of the 1970s Encore

GGACP celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of Gilbert and Frank's favorite movies, Irwin Allen's all-star disaster epic "The Poseidon Adventure" (released December 13, 1972) with this ENCORE of an "Amazing Colossal Obsessions" episode from 2017. In this episode: Leslie Nielsen plays it straight, Red Buttons feuds with Carol Lynley, Shelley Winters trains with an Olympic swimming coach and the boys discuss "Airport," "Airport '77," "When Time Ran Out" and "The Towering Inferno." PLUS: The films of Martin Landau! Remembering George Romero! The musical genius of John Williams! Charo boards the Concorde! And Gilbert warbles "The Morning After"!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/202239 minutes, 31 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Kevin Pollack

GGACP celebrates the 30th anniversary of the classic courtroom drama "A Few Good Men" by revisiting this interview with comedian and impressionist Kevin Pollak. In this episode, Kevin joins the boys for a frequently hilarious conversation about the legend of Harry Houdini, the cinema of Barry Levinson, playing pranks on Paul Reiser and Alan Arkin, joining the cast of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and sharing the screen with Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Jack Lemmon and Rod Steiger. Also, Steve Martin packs arenas, Walter Matthau hits on Sophia Loren, Don Rickles runs afoul of Joe Pesci and Kevin attempts to explain France's affection for Jerry Lewis. PLUS: "Morton & Hayes"! In praise of "Avalon"! Riffing with Robin Williams! Remembering J.T. Walsh! And Kevin wows with impressions of Albert Brooks, Peter Falk and Jack Nicholson! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/20221 hour, 53 minutes, 37 seconds
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Judd Apatow Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (December 6) of writer, producer, director and loyal "Amazing Colossal Podcast" fan Judd Apatow with this ENCORE of an interview from 2015. In this episode, Judd shares stories about everyone from Jack Benny to Albert Brooks to Jack Nicholson to legendary character actor Norman Lloyd. Also, Judd writes the Grammys for Garry Shandling, gets a letter from Andy Kaufman, "stalks" Steve Martin and pitches a movie idea to the Rolling Stones. PLUS: Lorenzo Music! The voices of Mel Blanc! The brilliance of "Broadcast News"! Gilbert wishes Lon Chaney, Jr. well! And "The Last Days in Fred Silverman's Bunker"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 6 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Larry Charles

GGACP celebrates the birthday (December 1st) of writer-director Larry Charles (“Borat,” “Seinfeld,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) with this ENCORE of an interview from 2019. In this episode, Larry joins the boys for an engrossing conversation about humor as a survival tactic, the hazards of guerrilla filmmaking, the persuasive powers of Sacha Baron Cohen and the Netflix show, “Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy.” Also, Mel Brooks sends up Bill Cullen, Jerry Lewis inspires Bob Dylan, Gilbert guest stars on “Mad About You” and Larry remembers the late, great Bob Einstein. PLUS: “Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp”! The Zen of Jack Nicholson! The influence of Jackie Mason! Larry hangs with Huntz Hall! And the “Seinfeld” episode that never aired! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 54 seconds
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James Karen Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of the late, great character actor James Karen (b. November 28, 1923) with this ENCORE of a memorable interview from 2015. In this episode, James talks about spending seven decades on the big and small screen, befriending the legendary Buster Keaton, sharing a house with Marlon Brando and Wally Cox and working with Jane Fonda, James Garner, Gene Hackman, Robert Redford and Steven Spielberg (just to name a few). Also, James "sells" Craig T. Nelson a haunted house, Clark Gable parties with Louis B. Mayer, a Boy Scout uniform leads to an acting career and a controversial "Jeffersons" episode nearly sinks a plum TV pitchman gig. PLUS: "Return of the Living Dead"! "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster"! Gilbert gets a one-cent residual check! Moe Howard recites from "The Tempest"! And James teaches Michael Douglas to drive! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 21 seconds
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Announcing "A Tribute to Gilbert"

Amazing Colossal Podcast fans: join Frank, Dara, Gino, Mario, Richard, Rupert and the rest of the gang for the FINAL GGACP episode, "A Tribute to Gilbert", because we REALLY don't want you to miss fun moments like this one. Remember: you can access/view the entire 2+ hour show ANYTIME, day or night for 7 days -- but ONLY 7 days (Dec. 8th thru 14th) and then it will no longer be available.  Join us for this wild, hilarious farewell party and lovefest and help us support Gil's charity, Myotonic Dystrophy research!  Tix: Moment.co/GGACP Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/25/20223 minutes, 11 seconds
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GGACP Classic: TV Turkeys

GGACP celebrates Thanksgiving 2022 with what else? An entire episode devoted to TV Turkeys (aka terrible and "preposterous" TV programs) including "You're in the Picture," "Hello, Larry," "Misfits of Science" and of course, "Pink Lady and Jeff." In this episode, Jackie Gleason apologizes, "Supertrain" goes off the rails, Fred Silverman invents "Jiggle TV" and Raybone provides actual research. PLUS: Meadowlark Lemon! The World of Sid and Marty Krofft! Paul Lynde hosts a game show! (not really)! Gilbert tries to forget "Thicke of the Night"! And Tim Conway stars in the worst sketch show of all time! (Thanks for the inspiration, Kevin Allman!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/202244 minutes, 22 seconds
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Richard Kind Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (November 22) of 6-time guest and friend of the podcast Richard Kind with this ENCORE of his very first appearance from back in 2015. In this episode, Richard discusses the evils of censorship, the joy of onscreen female nudity, the demented genius of Pat McCormick and the early hits (and misses) of Gilbert's stand-up career. Also, Richard auditions for "Cruising," duets with Jose Ferrer, gets "punk'd" by George Clooney and pays his respects to Soupy Sales. PLUS: Conrad Veidt! "The Island of Dr. Moreau"! The many talents of Charles Nelson Reilly! Forrest Tucker plays the back "nine"! Jack Benny lusts after Gina Lollobrigida! And Tony Curtis shares a snack with Captain Stubing! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 28 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Dick Cavett

GGACP celebrates the birthday (November 19th) of a 4-time guest and friend of the podcast, the legendary Dick Cavett, by revisiting this sprawling, fascinating interview from 2019. In this episode, Dick shares delightful (and hilarious) anecdotes about Jack Benny, Stan Laurel, Truman Capote and Walter Winchell (among others) and looks back on his memorable interviews with Orson Welles, John Lennon, Frank Capra, George Harrison and Laurence Olivier. Also in this episode: Peter Lorre fails the audition, Lily Tomlin storms off the set, Bob Hope comes to Lincoln, Nebraska and Jack Paar sabotages "Fat Jack" Leonard. PLUS: Oskar Homolka! "Chuckles Bites the Dust"! The return of Richard Loo! Johnny Carson disses Jerry Lewis! And Dick introduces "An Evening with Groucho"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/20222 hours, 20 seconds
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Bob Balaban Encore

GGACP celebrates the 45th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's beloved 1977 sci-fi classic "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (released November 16, 1977) with this ENCORE presentation of a memorable interview with Oscar and Emmy-nominated actor-producer-director Bob Balaban. In this episode, Bob talks about his family’s history in the movie theater business, his affection for horror films, his transition from acting to directing and his admiration for colleagues Wes Anderson and Christopher Guest. Also, Orson Welles inspires fear, Robert Altman tackles a whodunit, Bill Murray perfects his short game and Bob “apprentices” for Sidney Lumet. PLUS: “Brewster McCloud’! Remembering Francois Truffaut! The Marx Brothers on stage! The brilliance of Eugene Levy! Uncle Miltie meets an extraterrestrial! And Bob remembers the great Fred Willard! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 43 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Alan Menken

GGACP celebrates the 30th anniversary of Disney's animated "Aladdin" (released November 11, 1992) by revisiting this interview with Tony, Emmy, Grammy and (8-time) Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. In this episode, Alan talks about the marriage of music and images, the demise (and resurrection) of movie musicals, the brilliance of the late, great Howard Ashman and the "architecture" of unforgettable songs like "Be Our Guest," "I See the Light," "Part of Your World" and "Somewhere That's Green." Also, Danny DeVito mimics Jimmy Durante, Steve Martin plays a sadistic dentist, Brad Garrett and Jeffrey Tambor perform a "want" song and Alan praises the talents of John Williams, Thomas Newman and Lin-Manuel Miranda. PLUS: "I'll Do Anything"! The influence of "Fantasia"! The comedy of Randy Rainbow! Alan wins a Razzie! And Bob Dylan turns down "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"! (special thanks to Rick Kunis, Leah Levenson and the audio production magic of John Murray) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 31 seconds
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"Weird Al" Yankovic Encore

GGACP salutes the recently-released biopic "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" and the upcoming release of the book "The Illustrated Al" with this ENCORE of a 2021 interview with comedian, musician and multiple Grammy winner "Weird Al" Yankovic. In this episode, Al talks about the influence of Mad magazine, the golden age of Top 40, the reclusiveness of Tom Lehrer, the cultural importance of "Word Crimes" and the mystifying longevity of "The Joe Franklin Show." Also, Little Richard buys a vowel, Al and Coolio bury the hatchet, Jerry Lewis tries to take over "Comic Relief" and Charles Nelson Reilly makes "sweet, sweet love" to a manatee. PLUS: Pat Boone! "The Rutles"! Remembering Frank Jacobs! The wit and wisdom of Shel Silverstein! And the rise and fall of Allan Sherman! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 38 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Gino Salomone

GGACP celebrates the birthday of talent booker, entertainment reporter to the stars and devoted friend of the podcast Gino Salomone by revisiting this memorable (and hilarious) interview from 2018. In this episode, Gino looks back on his years-long friendship with Gilbert and talks about promoting celebrity autograph shows, his infamous visit (with Gilbert) to Sid Melton's house and Gilbert's bewildering refusal to reach out to Don Rickles and Mel Brooks. Also, Grandpa Munster lays down the law, Paul Lynde meets The Golddiggers, Florence Henderson plays Gino’s mom and Sandra Bullock declares her lust for Gilbert. PLUS: Paging David Doyle! Blowing off Norman Fell! The "dead eyes" of Tommy Lee Jones! The Munchkins go to Pittsburgh! And Dyan Cannon provides a future GGACP soundbite! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202240 minutes, 20 seconds
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Rick Baker Encore

GGACP celebrates Halloween 2022 with this ENCORE of a 2019 interview with Emmy and Oscar-winning makeup master Rick Baker. In this episode, Rick talks about local 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! (Special thanks to our friend Patton Oswalt) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 32 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Rich Koz aka Svengoolie

GGACP celebrates the Halloween season by revisiting this 2017 interview with one of the last remaining TV horror hosts, Rich Koz, AKA “Svengoolie." In this episode, Rich remembers some of his famous predecessors (Ghoulardi, Zacherle, Chilly Billy, Morgus the Magnificent) and praises the stylishness and symbolism of the original Universal horror classics. Also, Fritz Feld gets hitched, Eddie Munster goes wild, Vampira takes Elvira to court and Mister Rogers meets the Wicked Witch of the West. PLUS: Count Floyd! "The Mummy's Curse"! Remembering Raymond J. Johnson Jr! Bela Lugosi gets hypnotized! Gilbert chokes the chicken! And the (arguably) craziest horror film ever made! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ed Begley Jr. Encore

GGACP celebrates the 40th anniversary of the classic drama "St. Elsewhere" (premiered October 26, 1982) by presenting this ENCORE of a memorable interview with veteran actor ED BEGLEY JR. In this episode, Ed talks about the glory days of the Troubadour, the timelessness of "The In-Laws," the absurdity of Hollywood urban legends and the career of his Oscar-winning dad, Ed Begley. Also, Forrest Tucker takes a nip, Steve Allen checks into St. Eligius, Harry Belafonte shuts down Rodney Dangerfield and Ed hits the rink with Charlie's Angels. PLUS: Wheeler & Woolsey! "Amazon Women on the Moon"! Mr. Warmth lowers the boom! Ed remembers his friend Peter Falk! And the unsolved death of John "Stumpy" Pepys!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 51 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Shep Gordon

GGACP celebrates the birthday (October 18th) of legendary talent manager, producer and "Supermensch" Shep Gordon by revisiting this memorable interview from 2019. In this episode, Shep joins Gilbert and Frank from his Hawaii home to talk about his 50+ years in rock 'n' roll, the pitfalls of worldwide fame, the importance of "making history," the secret of client-manager relationships and the benefits of "bad" publicity. Also, Janis Joplin packs a punch, Cary Grant adopts a cat, Elton John gets showered in panties and Shep saves Raquel Welch from a wardrobe malfunction. PLUS: Wolfman Jack! The late, great Teddy Pendergrass! Groucho dishes the dirt! Shep hangs with the Dalai Lama! And Alice Cooper gets fired out of a cannon! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 9 seconds
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Michael McKean Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (October 17th) of Emmy-nominated actor-writer and Oscar-nominated musician Michael McKean with an ENCORE presentation of this frequently hilarious 2016 interview. In this episode, Michael looks back on his days in the sketch troupe The Credibility Gap, recalls his brief stint at "Saturday Night Live," reveals the curious origin of Lenny and Squiggy and praises the oddball cinema of Christopher Guest. Also, Norm Macdonald loses his cool, Spinal Tap meets Joe Franklin, Rod Steiger channels "Il Duce" and Michael and Gilbert compare life mask collections. PLUS: Remembering Zacherle! The genius of Richard Libertini! "Abbott and Costello Go to Mars"! Cannonball Adderley buys the farm! And "The Square, Square World of Dick Conti"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 57 seconds
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GGACP Classic: John Leguizamo

GGACP celebrates (and closes out) Hispanic Heritage Month by revisiting this memorable 2020 conversation with Emmy and Tony-winning writer-director-actor John Leguizamo. In this episode, John discusses Latin history, defunct comedy clubs, the freedom of voice acting, the films of Barry Levinson and George Romero and the debacle of "Super Mario Bros." Also, Wesley Snipes plucks his eyebrows, Gilbert envies Raymond Burr, Lorne Michaels disses Steven Seagal and John runs afoul of Al Pacino, F. Murray Abraham and Patrick Swayze. PLUS: "House of Buggin'"! Saluting Mel Blanc (and Al Hirschfeld)! Remembering Tony Scott! Toulouse-Lautrec wows the ladies! And John "kills" Lee Strasberg! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 2 seconds
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Michael Giacchino Encore

GGCAP celebrates the birthday (AND the release of his directorial debut, Marvel's "Werewolf by Night") of Oscar, Emmy and Grammy-winning film & TV composer Michael Giacchino with this ENCORE presentation of a fascinating interview from 2018. In this episode, Michael talks about the birth of film scores, the golden age of "contract musicians” and the influence of Dave Grusin, Henry Mancini, Lalo Schifrin and Max Steiner. Also, Don Knotts gets tough, Martin Scorsese picks out pop songs, Jerry Goldsmith conducts in an ape mask and Michael teams with the legendary John Williams! PLUS: Ray Harryhausen! Appreciating Randy Newman! The genius of Hoyt Curtin! Paul McCartney grooves to Dr. Strange! And Michael pays tribute to Japanese monster movies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 16 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Richard Benjamin

GGACP celebrates the 40th anniversary of the classic comedy "My Favorite Year" (released October 8, 1982) by revisiting this memorable interview with the film's director, actor-director Richard Benjamin. In this episode, Richard looks back on his six-decade career in Hollywood and recalls memories of working with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Clint Eastwood, Mike Nichols and Orson Welles. Also, James Mason pulls a fast one, Walter Matthau plays the ponies, George Burns orders the soup and Johnny Guitar meets Lawrence of Arabia. PLUS: "He & She"! The genius of Michael Crichton! The brilliance of Buck Henry! Richard pursues Albert Finney! And Gilbert sings the theme from “Goodbye Columbus”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 15 seconds
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Larry Cohen Encore

GGACP marks the 40th anniversary of the cult sci-fi/horror film "Q: The Winged Serpent" (released October 8, 1982) with an encore of this frequently hilarious 2018 interview with maverick filmmaker Larry Cohen (“It’s Alive,” “The Stuff,” “Hell Up in Harlem”). In this episode, Larry talks about his early days as a standup comic, his friendship with Alfred Hitchcock, the risks and rewards of “guerrilla moviemaking” and the documentary about his life and career, “King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen.” Also, Chuck Connors blows the whistle, Robert De Niro dons a yarmulke, Bette Davis stages a “comeback” and John Belushi babysits Broderick Crawford. PLUS: Revisiting “Coronet Blue”! John Wayne throws out the script! The Coen Brothers pay “tribute” to “Branded”! And Larry remembers the legendary Samuel Z. Arkoff! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 30 seconds
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GGACP Classic: James Burrows

GGACP celebrates the 40th anniversary (premiered September 30, 1982) of the iconic sitcom "Cheers" by revisiting this 2019 conversation with the show's co-creator, Emmy-winning director James Burrows. In this episode, James 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,” “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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 6 seconds
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Mac Davis Encore

GGACP marks the 50th anniversary of the hit single "Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me" reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (September 23, 1972) with this ENCORE of a memorable interview with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and actor MAC DAVIS. In this episode, Mac talks about 70s-era variety shows, sharing the screen with Jackie Gleason, sharing a bill with George Burns and Henny Youngman and penning hits for Elvis Presley (“Memories,” “In the Ghetto,” “A Little Less Conversation”). Also, Buddy Hackett pulls out a piece, Buddy Holly plays a roller rink, Richard Nixon guest stars on “Laugh-In” and Mac crashes Sam Elliott’s screen test. PLUS: Solomon Burke! The Memphis Mafia! “North Dallas Forty”! Remembering Kenny Rogers! Appreciating James Garner! And Colonel Parker “gifts” Mac with a velvet Elvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 51 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Paul Reiser

GGACP marks the 30th anniversary of NBC's "Mad About You" (premiered September 23, 1992) by revisiting this 2020 interview with comedian, writer and Emmy-nominated actor Paul Reiser. In this episode, Paul talks about breaking into standup, shooting a (failed) pilot with Gilbert, working with longtime heroes Alan Arkin, Peter Falk and Carol Burnett and recreating the glory days of "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson." Also, Jerry Lewis steals the show, Mel Brooks brings a bottle, George Carlin stays for breakfast and Michael Douglas transforms into Liberace. PLUS: "Diner"! The Great Flydini! Tony Danza plays Fred de Cordova! Gilbert and Paul go to the movies! And the boys praise the talents of Richard Kind! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 35 seconds
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Alan Alda Encore

GGACP celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic TV series "M*A*S*H" (premiered September 17, 1972) with this ENCORE of a memorable 2018 interview with Emmy-winning actor-writer-director Alan Alda. In this episode, Alan discusses growing up in Burlesque theaters, working with his father Robert Alda, coping with the pressures of sudden fame and learning to live life “in the moment.” Also, Mickey Rooney "hails a cab," Buster Keaton does a backflip, Sarah Silverman forms an unlikely friendship and Alan remembers M*A*S*H colleagues Harry Morgan, Wayne Rogers and McLean Stevenson. PLUS: The Great Blackstone! “The Beast with Five Fingers”! Revisiting “Crimes and Misdemeanors”! Beetlepuss rescues Bela Lugosi! And Alan shares the stage with Red Buttons, Phil Silvers and Mae West! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 5 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Brian Levant

GGACP celebrates the release of the new book "My Life and Toys" by revisiting this informative interview with the book's author: screenwriter, director, toy collector and pop culture historian Brian Levant ("The Flintstones," "Beethoven," "Jingle All the Way"). In this episode, Brian joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about staging pie fights, mail-order alligators, failed "Munsters" reboots and the comedic genius of Harvey Korman and Jonathan Winters. Also, Jack Warden forgets his lines, Chuck Jones finds the fountain of youth, Garry Marshall's memorial service brings down the house and Brian directs Gilbert in "Problem Child 2." PLUS: Buffalo Bob Smith! The legend of "Poochinski"! The wonderful world of Hanna-Barbera! Fonzie jumps the shark! The Lone Ranger rides again! And Brian remembers colleagues Phil Hartman and Charles Grodin! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bill Macy Encore

GGACP celebrates the 50th anniversary of Norman Lear's "Maude" (premiered September 12, 1972) with this ENCORE of an unforgettable interview with veteran actor Bill Macy ("The Jerk," "My Favorite Year," "The Producers"). In this episode, Bill looks back at his seven-decade career and his collaborations with everyone from Bea Arthur to Steve Martin to Peter O'Toole. Also, Bill praises Carl Reiner, understudies Walter Matthau, ticks off Tony Curtis and shares the big 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!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 20 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Paul Shaffer

To mark the 40th anniversary of the pop/dance hit "It's Raining Men," (September 10, 1982) GGACP revisits this interview from 2014 with the song's co-writer -- musician, conductor and comedian (and friend of the podcast) Paul Shaffer. In this episode, Paul discusses being influenced by the musical and comedy acts he grew up watching on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” so it was only fitting that we interviewed him in the “Ed Sullivan Room” of the famed New York Friars Club. Also, Paul recalls working with icons James Brown, John Belushi, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jerry Lewis, Brian Wilson AND the infamous Phil Spector. PLUS: Lou Jacobi! Rickie Layne and Velvel! Paul shares the screen with Mickey Rooney! And Gilbert and Paul reveal their obsession with a Cindy Crawford-Valerie Bertinelli infomercial! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ronnie Schell Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday of screen legend Alan Ladd (September 3rd) with an ENCORE of a 2017 interview with comedian and actor Ronnie Schell. In this episode, Ronnie remembers his early days on the club circuit, recalls decades-long friendships with funnymen Bill Dana, Pat McCormick and Harvey Korman and discusses his memorable role as Gomer Pyle's bunkmate, Duke Slater. Also, Ronnie reminisces about sharing the big and small screen with Andy Griffith, Redd Foxx, Rodney Dangerfield, Tony Curtis, Goldie Hawn, George Carlin and even Groucho Marx. PLUS: Billy De Wolfe! The Kingston Trio! The reclusive Jack Burns! Sinatra drops by the Blue Angel! And the prodigious talents of Theodore Bikel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 39 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Chuck McCann

GGACP celebrates the birthday (September 2) of one of Gilbert and Frank's childhood heroes, actor, comedian and showbiz historian CHUCK McCANN. In this ENCORE presentation of a memorable interview from back in 2015, Chuck talks about worshipping (and befriending) Stan Laurel, Buster Keaton and Groucho Marx (among others) and his unlikely journey from obsessed movie buff to screen and stage performer and beloved kiddie show host. Also: Chuck hitches a ride on Hugh Hefner's jet, inspires a young Billy Crystal, shares the screen with Rodney Dangerfield and co-stars in a legendary TV flop. Plus: Hal Roach! Lionel Barrymore! Chuck and Groucho pitch deodorant! Mae West "works" the docks! And Chuck asks Gilbert for a lollipop! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 58 seconds
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Lewis Black Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (August 30) of actor, playwright and Grammy-winning comedian Lewis Black with this ENCORE of an interview from 2020. In this episode, Lewis discusses the inventiveness of Pixar, the cinema of Barry Levinson, the timelessness of “Dr. Strangelove” and the political comedy of Mort Sahl, Dick Gregory, Paul Krassner and the Smothers Brothers. Also, Christopher Walken cracks a joke, Ruth Buzzi meets Michael Corleone, Ed Sullivan chews out Jackie Mason and Lewis tours the Middle East with Robin Williams. PLUS: Topo Gigio! Saluting Joe Grifasi! George Carlin leaves a message! The musical satire of Mark Russell! And Lewis sings the praises of the National Comedy Center! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 15 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Dana Gould

GGACP celebrates the birthday (August 24) of comedian, actor, Emmy-winning writer, podcast host and film buff Dana Gould with a revisit of this hilarious interview from 2016. In this episode, Dana weighs in on everything from Hollywood “fixers” to werewolf transformations and regales Gilbert and Frank with stories about everyone from Dwight Frye to Mark Hamill. Also, Dana meets Merv Griffin, mimics Adam West (and Don Knotts!), befriends Vampira and remembers Roddy McDowall. PLUS: “Mars Attacks!” The genius of Dan Curtis! The sexism of James Bond! Gregory Peck meets Gopher! And the mysterious death of Albert Dekker! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 31 seconds
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Mark Hudson Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (August 23) of musician, songwriter, bandleader, producer and comedian Mark Hudson with this ENCORE presentation of one of the funniest and wildest interviews in the show's history. In this episode, Mark looks back on a 6-decade career in television and pop music and discusses the many legends he's worked with, from Steven Tyler to Margaret Hamilton to Ringo Starr to Captain Kangaroo. Also, the Hudson Brothers meet the Osmond Brothers, Ed Wynn steps out of character, Elton John takes a dip and Mark remembers old friend Harry Nilsson. PLUS: "The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show"! Tito Jackson! Rod Hull and his Emu! The REAL Fifth Beatle! The Hudsons "pay homage" to Herman's Hermits! And Mr. Green Jeans goes loco! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/22/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 54 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Jimmy Webb

GGACP celebrates the recent birthday (August 15th) of legendary songwriter and composer Jimmy Webb (“Wichita Lineman,” “Up, Up and Away,” "By the Time I Get to Phoenix'') by revisiting this memorable interview from 2017. In this episode, Jimmy shares an entire career’s worth of memories and anecdotes, including meeting Elvis, playing baccarat with Ol’ Blue Eyes, turning down 40K a week to play Las Vegas and and sitting in on a recording session of the Beatles' “White Album.” Also, Jimmy parties with Paul Williams, crosses swords with Harry Nilsson, joins John Lennon on his “lost weekend” and pens megahits for longtime friend and collaborator Glen Campbell. PLUS: Father Guido Sarducci! Gilbert sings again! The Nelson Riddle Orchestra! The musical genius of Johnny Rivers! And Jimmy plays “MacArthur Park” in…MacArthur Park!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 11 seconds
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Jeffrey Tambor Encore

"Hey now!" GGGACP celebrates the 30th anniversary of the premiere of HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show" (August 15, 1992) with this encore of a 2019 conversation with Emmy-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor. In this hilarious (and heartfelt) episode, Jeffrey talks about finding joy, avoiding dailies, pursuing authenticity, befriending co-star Garry Shandling and breathing life into some of TV's most indelible characters. Also, Ernest Borgnine inspires, James Mason perspires, Jeffrey gets mistaken for Elliott Gould and Rod Steiger holds a grudge against Marlon Brando. PLUS: George C. Scott! "Radioland Murders"! Remembering Rip Torn! The generosity of Al Pacino! And Jeffrey and Gilbert share the screen with a chimp! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 14 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Amy Heckerling

GGACP celebrates the 40th anniversary of the iconic 80's coming-of-age film "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (released August 13, 1982) by revisiting this interview with writer-director Amy Heckerling (“Clueless,” “National Lampoon's European Vacation”). In this episode, Amy weighs in on the double standard of onscreen nudity, the educational benefits of the “Million Dollar Movie,” the blandness of romantic comedies and the genius of Slavko Vorkapich. Also, Amy sparks to James Cagney, salutes Mort Drucker, “studies” with Terry Southern and finds inspiration in “Ed Wood.” PLUS: Ray Walston! “Jaws 2!” Praising Cameron Crowe! The mystery of Martin Brest! And Gilbert cuts the rug with John Travolta!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 30 seconds
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Keith Carradine Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (August 8, 1949) of one of their favorite guests, veteran actor and Academy Award-winning musician Keith Carradine with this ENCORE of an interview from 2018. In this episode, Keith looks back at his frequent collaborations with mentor Robert Altman, reminisces about his friendships with Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Robert Mitchum, and reflects on the life and career of his dad, horror icon John Carradine. Also, Harvey Keitel loosens up, Jerry Lewis shoots hoops, Rod Steiger pays a surprise visit and Jessica Tandy lights up the stage. PLUS: "Love American Style"! Sam Fuller eats a stogie! Kwai Chang Caine hosts SNL! Deconstructing "The Aristocrats"! And Keith wins an Oscar for Best Original Song! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/8/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 35 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Marx Bros. Round Table

GGACP celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Marx Brothers' "Horse Feathers" (released August 10, 1932) by revisiting this 2019 interview with a panel of Marx aficionados, including authors Robert S. Bader(“Four of the Three Musketeers”) and Josh Frank (“Giraffes on Horseback Salad”) and Harpo’s son, musician Bill Marx. Also: Chico works blue, Salvador Dali meets Louis B. Mayer, Harpo shares a bill with Allan Sherman and Bill visits the set of “Love Happy.” PLUS: “The Big Store”! Harpo goes to Russia! Groucho livens up the party! Zeppo inspires Cary Grant! And Bill reveals his favorite Marx Brothers movie! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/4/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 36 seconds
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Micky Dolenz Encore

GGACP remembers producer, director and Monkees co-creator Bob Rafelson with this ENCORE of a 2014 interview with actor and musician Micky Dolenz. In this episode, Micky looks back at “Monkeemania” and his own unlikely journey from 1950’s child star (“Circus Boy”) to 1960’s pop/rock icon. Also, Micky drops in on a “Sgt. Pepper” recording session, makes movies with Jack Nicholson and Frank Zappa (and Bob Rafelson!) and hits the town with fellow “Hollywood Vampires” John Lennon, Keith Moon and Alice Cooper. PLUS: Lon Chaney Jr.! Micky’s mom meets “The Creeper”! The Monkees take on “Faust”! Harry Nilsson quits his day job! And Sgt. Bilko sings “Yesterday”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 4 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Sid and Marty Krofft

GGACP celebrates the birthday of legendary producer, showman and puppeteer Sid Krofft (July 30, 1929) by revisiting this classic episode from 2018 featuring Sid and his brother and longtime partner Marty Krofft. In this episode, Sid and Marty discuss their unusual creative process, the origins of “H.R. Pufnstuf” and “Land of the Lost” and the failure of their ambitious indoor theme park, “The World of Sid and Marty Krofft.” Also, Dean Martin drops the ax, Bette Davis drops an f-bomb, Walt Disney doles out advice and Liberace “dates” Sonja Henie. PLUS: Live, nude puppets! Sid Caesar to the rescue! Remembering Martha Raye! “The Brady Bunch Variety Hour”! And Sid and Marty sue McDonald’s — and win! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 52 seconds
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Will Jordan Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (July 27th) of the late, legendary comedian-impressionist Will Jordan with this ENCORE of an interview from back in 2016. In this episode, Will looks back on his 70 years in showbiz and regales 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 40 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Charles Fox

GGACP celebrates the 40th anniversary of one of Gilbert's favorite comedies, "Zapped!" (released July 23, 1982) with this 2019 interview featuring Grammy and Emmy winning composer Charles Fox. In this episode, Charles looks back on a six-decade career of writing top 40 hits (“Killing Me Softly with His Song,” "Ready to Take a Chance Again") 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 praises Ernie Kovacs, pens a tune for Burt Reynolds, witnesses the Ed Ames tomahawk incident and remembers friends Neal Hefti, Jerry Goldsmith and Henry Mancini. PLUS: "The Green Slime"! “Love, American Style”! The Charles Fox Singers! And the boys pay loving tribute to Paul Williams! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 14 seconds
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Nancy Allen Encore

GGACP marks the 35th anniversary of the classic action/sci-fi/social satire "RoboCop" (released July 17, 1987) with this ENCORE of an interview with actress Nancy Allen (“Carrie,” “Dressed to Kill,” “Blow Out"). In this episode, Nancy talks about her 40+ year career in movies, her firsthand experience of Hollywood’s “New Wave,” her love of film noir and her memories of working with influential directors Hal Ashby, Brian De Palma, Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis. Also, Roger Moore holds court, John Belushi turns on the charm, Gilbert stands in for Sissy Spacek and Nancy sees a (very) rough cut of “Star Wars.” PLUS: Remembering Martin Landau! The chaos of “1941”! Abel Ferrara talks turkey! Michael Caine puts on a dress! And Nancy reveals the horrors of “RoboCop 2”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 34 seconds
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GGACP Classic: "Salute to Saturday Morning TV" with Jerry Beck and Bill Leff

GGACP celebrates the birthday of legendary animator William Hanna (born July 14) with this salute to Saturday morning cartoons featuring animation historian/author Jerry Beck (“The 50 Greatest Cartoons,” “The Hanna-Barbera Treasury”) and TV host/presenter Bill Leff (Me-TV’s “Toon In with Me”). In this episode, Jerry and Bill (along with Gilbert and Frank) look back on the kiddie show hosts of their youth and deconstruct beloved programs like “Looney Tunes,” “The Flintstones,” “Jonny Quest,” “The Jetsons,” “Underdog” and “Wacky Races." Also, Daffy Duck meets Jack Benny, Gomer Pyle “inspires” Milton the Monster, Jackie Gleason (almost) sues Hanna-Barbera and “Batmania” inspires a wave of super-knockoffs. PLUS: The genius of Jay Ward! The art of Dave and Max Fleischer! The Three Stooges go robonic! Jerry hangs with Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng! And the boys praise the talents of Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Paul Frees and Paul Winchell! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 55 seconds
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Carl Gottlieb Encore

GGACP celebrates the summer season (and July's upcoming Shark Week) with this ENCORE of an interview with screenwriter-director Carl Gottlieb, the writer of everyone's favorite summer blockbuster, 1975's “Jaws." In this episode, Carl discusses his work on "Jaws 2" and "Jaws 3-D," the ingenuity of Steven Spielberg, the effectiveness of “unseen horror” and the many challenges of bringing the original “Jaws” to the screen. Also, John Belushi spoofs Richard Dreyfuss, Groucho guest hosts “Music Scene,” Ringo battles the Abominable Snowman and Carl and Steve Martin team up for “The Jerk.” PLUS: “The Absent-Minded Waiter”! “Son of the Invisible Man”! The Smothers Brothers vs. CBS! Sterling Hayden vs. the I.R.S.! And “The Jaws Log: The Musical”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/20221 hour, 57 minutes, 11 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Brad Bird and Michael Giacchino Part 2

In this conclusion of a 2-part episode from 2021, Gilbert and Frank chat with Oscar-winning writer-director Brad Bird and Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino about James Bond homages, iconic superhero themes, incorporating everyday objects into movie soundtracks and the over-the-top pleasures of the Wachowskis' "Speed Racer." Also, Bernard Herrmann plays the Theremin, Lily Tomlin (almost) voices Edna Mode, Brad directs a modern-day film classic and Michael reveals the key to his Oscar-winning score for "Up." PLUS: "Tomorrowland"! The brilliance of Jerry Goldsmith! Al Hirt meets the Green Hornet! Milton Bradley's Fireball Island! And Michael recalls his time on "Lost"! (Thanks again to audio producer extraordinaire John Murray!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 50 seconds
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Barry Sonnenfeld Encore

GGACP celebrates the 25th anniversary of the original "Men in Black" (released July 2, 1997) with this ENCORE of a hilarious, uncensored 2020 conversation with award-winning director and producer BARRY SONNENFELD. In this episode, Barry talks about directing temperamental actors, distrusting optimism, respecting movie audiences, helming "The Addams Family" and "Get Shorty" and writing his bestselling memoir, "Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother." Also, George C. Scott pushes the envelope, Gene Hackman grows a goatee, Barry and Larry David compare neuroses and Michael Jackson cameos in "Men in Black II." PLUS: "Throw Momma from the Train"! In praise of Dennis Farina! The obsessiveness of Stanley Kubrick! The many conquests of James Caan! And Barry shares his rules for staging comedy scenes! (Special thanks to Alan Zweibel and John Murray!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 9 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Brad Bird and Michael Giacchino Part 1

GGACP celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Pixar masterpiece "Ratatouille" (released June 29, 2007) by revisiting this 2-part interview with Oscar-winning writer-director Brad Bird and Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino. Also in this episode, the Brad and Michael discuss their various collaborations ("The Incredibles," "Incredibles 2," "Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol") complex action plots, "pre-loved" soundtracks, the demise of movie showplaces and the genius of John Barry and Elmer Bernstein. Also, Peter O'Toole clears his throat, Tom Cruise scales a high-rise, Burt Lancaster swims in an imaginary river and Michael Keaton pokes fun at comic book fanatics. PLUS: "The Big Sleep"! "Never Say Never Again"! The lost James L. Brooks musical! Brad co-hosts TCM's "The Essentials"! And Michael composes a love letter to Henry Mancini, Lalo Schifrin and John Williams! Special thanks to audio producer John Murray and Curtis Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 59 seconds
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John Byner Encore

GGACP celebrates the birthday (June 28) of one of Gilbert and Frank's favorite performers, comedian, actor and impressionist John Byner with this ENCORE presentation of a hilarious interview from 2016. In this episode, John recalls his early days in show business, his friendship with the legendary Ed Sullivan, memorable encounters with Groucho and James Cagney and his role in Bob Hope's infamous TV special "Joys." Also, John runs into The Duke, roughs up Woody Allen, collaborates with Friz Freleng and consoles Rodney Dangerfield. PLUS: Roger Miller! "Merv Griffin's Talent Scouts"! "Murder Can Hurt You!" Paul Williams in stereo! And the rise and fall of Vaughn Meader! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 53 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Peter Asher

GGACP celebrates the birthday (June 22nd) of Grammy-winning producer, British Invasion rocker and former Apple Records exec Peter Asher with this memorable interview from 2017. In this episode, Peter joins the boys for a fascinating discussion about the genius of James Taylor, the profound influence of the Everly Brothers, the rivalry between the Beach Boys and the Fab Four and the 50th anniversary of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Also, John Lennon meets Yoko Ono, Linda Ronstadt teams with Nelson Riddle, Peter and Gordon play the '64 World’s Fair and Peter becomes the first person to hear "I Want to Hold Your Hand." PLUS: The genius of Spike Milligan! Gilbert sings! Jackie Gleason acts out! Peter “inspires” Austin Powers! Chad & Jeremy meet the Caped Crusaders! And a “rejected” Beatles tune lands Peter at the top of the charts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 42 seconds
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Danny Aiello Encore

GGACP commemorates the birthday of late, great character actor Danny Aiello (June 20th) with this encore presentation of a wildly entertaining interview from 2015. In this episode, Danny joins Gilbert and Frank at the legendary New York Friars Club to talk about his journey from Greyhound bus dispatcher to Oscar nominee and shares his memories of goofing around with Paul Newman, sightseeing with Rodney Dangerfield and singing backup for Bette Midler. PLUS: Remembering "Moonstruck"! Uncle Miltie meets Jack Ruby! Robert De Niro learns to play baseball! And the "Pete Best" of "The Godfather"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 50 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Adam Arkin and Alan Arkin

GGACP celebrates Father's Day with this classic interview from 2020, featuring Emmy-winning actor-director Adam Arkin and Oscar-winning actor-director Alan Arkin. In this episode, Adam and Alan talk about portraying villains, directing dark comedies, working with children, the precision of the Coen brothers and the Cold War politics of "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming." Also, Pat McCormick hits the hard stuff, Groucho drops in on Second City, Stephen King praises "Wait Until Dark" and Alan (almost) directs "Blazing Saddles." PLUS: Captain Kangaroo! "Northern Exposure"! The brilliance of "The In-Laws"! Adam "reps" Chuck McCann! Alan records "The Banana Boat Song"! And Adam and Alan choose their favorite Arkin performances! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 54 seconds
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Dee Wallace Encore

GGACP celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (June 11, 1982) with veteran actress Dee Wallace. In this episode, Dee joins Gilbert and Frank for an informative (and inspiring!) conversation about the power of intuition, the challenges of sudden fame, the generosity of Harold Prince and the precision of Steven Spielberg. Also, John Carradine soldiers on, Dudley Moore replaces George Segal, Harrison Ford ends up on the cutting room floor and Dee embraces the term "scream queen." PLUS: "The Frighteners"! The cinema of Blake Edwards! Dee praises Cloris Leachman! Slim Pickens holds court! And Gilbert and Larry David go to the movies!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 53 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Mario Cantone

GGACP's Pride Month celebration continues with this ENCORE of the first podcast appearance (from 2015) by Tony-nominated actor, singer and comedian Mario Cantone. In this episode, Mario crushes on Jan-Michael Vincent, tours London with Marty Krofft, treads the boards with Patrick Stewart and regales Gilbert and Frank with inside-showbiz stories about everyone from Lauren Bacall to Robert Redford to Paul Lynde. PLUS: "Danger Island"! Remembering Jack Wild! Monty Clift visits Merv Griffin! Bette Davis trashes Faye Dunaway! Richard Simmons kidnaps Famous Amos! Mario searches for Sammy Davis’ eye! And Gilbert (and Mario) sing the theme from “The Sterile Cuckoo”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 46 seconds
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George Shapiro Encore

GGACP remembers the late, great talent manager and Emmy-winning producer (and all-around mensch!) George Shapiro with this ENCORE of an interview from 2018. In this episode, George reminisces about the glory days of the Borscht Belt and the golden age of variety television and reflects on his personal and professional relationships with Steve Allen, Jimmy Durante, Carl Reiner and Jerry Seinfeld. Also, Elvis praises Andy Kaufman, Richard Belzer inspires Tony Clifton, "Dem Bums" visit "The Martha Raye Show" and George explains his lifelong love affair with comedy (and comedians). PLUS: Marty Feldman! Buddy Holly and the Crickets! Nichols and May bring down the house! Richard Pryor plays God! And Danny DeVito plays...George Shapiro? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 32 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Bruce Vilanch

To celebrate the start of Pride Month, GGACP revisits this memorable 2018 interview with legendary comedy writer-performer Bruce Vilanch. In this episode, Bruce looks back at the “golden age” of TV variety shows and specials, including “Donny & Marie,” “The Brady Bunch Hour,” “The Star Wars Holiday Special” and “The Paul Lynde Halloween Special.” (all written or co-written by Bruce himself). Also, Margaret Hamilton makes her move, Robert Reed channels Carmen Miranda, Jack Benny does “The Match Bit” and Gilbert takes over the new “Hollywood Squares.” PLUS: Jack Palance! Bob Hope’s filing cabinet! “Wayne Newton at SeaWorld”! Bruce hangs with Tallulah Bankhead! And the Oscar joke that never made it to air! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 2 seconds
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George Takei Encore

The GGACP team marks May's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with this ENCORE interview with one of the world’s most well-loved pop culture figures, actor-activist George Takei. In this episode, George shares his feelings about Caucasian actors in Asian roles, speaks frankly about Japanese-American internment, expresses his gratitude to Trekkies and fondly remembers old friend Leonard Nimoy. Also, George feuds with William Shatner, chats up Jerry Lewis, runs into Cary Grant and rebukes Arnold Schwarzenegger. PLUS: Frank Gorshin! Celebrating James Hong! George channels Sir John Gielgud! Gilbert does his best Richard Burton! And the last of the Paramount contract players! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 12 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Phil Rosenthal

As Jewish Heritage Month draws to a close, GGACP revisits this memorable interview with Emmy-winning comedy writer, showbiz historian, foodie and raconteur Phil Rosenthal. In this episode, Phil chats about New York-style pizza, “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: Larry Gelbart! Nick Apollo Forte! The brilliance of “Ratatouille”! The timelessness of “Tootsie”! Loving Walter Matthau! Gilbert hangs at Larry David’s place! And “Broadway Danny Rose” inspires the Amazing Colossal Podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 21 seconds
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Kelly Carlin Encore

In celebration of the new HBO documentary, "George Carlin's American Dream," GGACP presents an ENCORE of a 2015 episode with the doc's executive producer, writer-performer KELLY CARLIN. In this episode, Kelly discusses her revealing memoir, "A Carlin Home Companion" and shares treasured (and not-so-treasured) memories of growing up with the man who changed and redefined the art of standup comedy. Also, Kelly hangs with Sammy Davis Jr., seduces Leif Garrett, borrows Farrah Fawcett's shampoo and recites the "7 Words You Can Never Say on Television." PLUS: Burns and Carlin! Burns and Schreiber! The "Danny Kaye Plan"! Otto & George! And Gottfried Sings Again! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 48 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Ron Friedman

May's Jewish Heritage Month continues as GGACP revisits one of their funniest interviews out of 400+ with veteran comedy writer Ron Friedman (“Get Smart,” “The Odd Couple,” “All in the Family,” "Barney Miller") who worked with (and wrote for) everyone from Lucille Ball to Milton Berle to Danny Kaye to Orson Welles -- and has the war stories to show for it. Also, Herve Villechaize packs heat, Sammy Davis meets Charlie’s Angels, Ron writes “Murder Can Hurt You!” and Pat McCormick takes a…”dip” in Jonathan Winters’ pool. PLUS: Vaughn Meader! Stump and Stumpy! Christmas carols for Jewish people! Forrest Tucker introduces “the General”! And Ron creates Paul Lynde’s Uncle Arthur! (Special thanks to Gino Salomone!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 12 seconds
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Danny Huston Encore

GGACP celebrates the 60th birthday (May, 14, 1962) of actor-director Danny Huston (“The Aviator,” “Hitchcock,” “Wonder Woman”) with this ENCORE presentation of a 2019 interview. In this episode, Danny regales Gilbert and Frank with stories about meeting Orson Welles, directing Robert Mitchum, getting inside the heads of big-screen bad guys and growing up with (and working alongside) 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”! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 10 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Neil Sedaka

GGACP's celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month continues with this classic interview from 2019 featuring 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: "My Yiddishe Momme"! The Captain & Tennille! Elton John to the rescue! The late, great Len Maxwell! Billy Joel “borrows” a melody!"And Neil demonstrates his songwriting process! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tony Roberts Encore

GGACP marks the 50th anniversary of Woody Allen's film version of "Play it Again, Sam" (and the recent 45th anniversary of "Annie Hall") with an ENCORE presentation of this 2017 interview with veteran stage & screen actor Tony Roberts. In this episode,Tony holds court on a wide range of topics, including the intensity of Al Pacino, the minimalism of Robert Mitchum, the eccentricities of Jerome Robbins and the professionalism of Sidney Lumet. Also: Tony runs lines with Edward G. Robinson, takes flight with Mary Poppins, plays the ponies with Mickey Rooney and treads the boards with Abe Vigoda! PLUS: Everett Sloane! “Amityville 3-D”! Woody hits the beach! Tony’s mom dates Uncle Miltie! And Sydney Greenstreet meets…Sydney Greenstreet!? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 51 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Leonard Maltin Returns

GGACP celebrates National Jewish Heritage Month with a series of memorable interviews, beginning with author, critic, Hollywood historian and recent recipient of TCM's Robert Osborne Award, Leonard Maltin. In this episode, Leonard shares his expertise on a number of topics, including the death of fanzines, the disappearance of movie theaters, the charm of “The Maltese Falcon” (both versions) and the appeal of New York-set films of the 1970s. Also, Zeppo breaks up the act, Laurel and Hardy bring down the house, Steve Allen portrays Benny Goodman and Gilbert and Leonard remember their dear friend James Karen. PLUS: Keefe Brasselle! “The Buster Keaton Story”! In praise of “Ed Wood”! Al Pacino remembers “Scarecrow”! And Leonard spends a day with Burgess Meredith! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 57 seconds
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Brenda Vaccaro Part 2

In this conclusion of a far-ranging 2-part episode, Oscar-nominated actress Brenda Vaccaro joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about the fun of filming comedies, the diva antics of Lauren Bacall (and Faye Dunaway), making a pilot for Lucille Ball, the comedic genius of Peter Cook, the generosity of Quentin Tarantino and sharing the stage and screen with Michael Caine, Gene Hackman, Al Lewis, Vincent Price and Frank Sinatra (among others). Also, Andrea Martin spoofs a Playtex ad, Ron Leibman plays the "bongos," Warren Beatty spots the "funny" in Jack Warden and Brenda tries to wrap her mind around the Cesar Romero rumor. PLUS: "Cactus Flower"! Shooting "Supergirl"! Remembering Laura Nyro! In search of George Hamilton! The talents of Frank Welker! And Brenda weighs in on the dramatic chops of Gilbert Gottfried! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Bobcat Goldthwait

National Humor Month draws to a close with this memorable 2017 conversation with comedian, actor, writer and director Bobcat Goldthwait. In this episode, Bobcat discusses his transition from performing to directing, his love of Universal horror films, his delight in making audiences feel "awkward" and his years-long friendship with the legendary Robin Williams. Also: Bobcat wrestles with Arsenio, runs afoul of Nickelback, writes a "Billy Jack" movie and raves about Gilbert's documentary. PLUS: John Lennon doodles! Robert De Niro watches "Problem Child"! In praise of Barry Crimmins! In defense of Ed Wood! And Bobcat and Gilbert remember "Hot to Trot"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 23 seconds
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Brenda Vaccaro Part 1

In this first part of a 2-part episode, Emmy-winning and Tony nominated actress Brenda Vaccaro regales Gilbert and Frank with stories from her seven decades in show business and discusses (among other things) avoiding nude scenes, the drug culture of 60s-70s Hollywood, the physical demands of acting in a disaster movie and her memories (both good and bad) of filming the Oscar-winning classic "Midnight Cowboy." Also, Uncle MIltie hogs the spotlight, Michael Douglas drives a hard bargain, Aunt Bee meets Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino takes Brenda on a "magic carpet ride." PLUS: Remembering Ben Gazzara and Harry Guardino! Loving Robert Mitchum! The REAL Ratso Rizzo! Anthony Newley directs! And Gilbert wows Brenda with his John McGiver impression! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 16 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Brad Garrett

National Humor Month rolls on as Team GGACP revisits one of their funniest shows to date, featuring comedian and Emmy-winning actor Brad Garrett, who talks about the camaraderie of Golden Age comedians, the strange appeal of "The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts," the genius of Martin Mull and Fred Willard and the challenges of portraying his longtime hero, Jackie Gleason. Also, Sammy Davis buys a soda, Liza Minnelli sheds a tear, Gilbert plays the sitcom neighbor-from-Hell and Brad opens for the Chairman of the Board himself. PLUS: "Fargo"! Remembering Art Fern! In praise of Mr. Warmth! The generosity of...Jack Carter? The comedy stylings of "Greg Barrett"! And Brad remembers the late, great Peter Boyle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 42 seconds
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Tim Robbins Encore

GGACP marks the 30th anniversary of 1992's "The Player" with this encore presentation of a 2020 interview with Oscar-winning actor, musician and activist Tim Robbins. In this episode, Tim talks about the "New Hollywood" of the '70s, the genius and generosity of Robert Altman, the timeliness of Depression-era screwball comedies and the enduring appeal of "The Shawshank Redemption." Also, Gore Vidal steals the show, Richard Pryor plays The Gaslight Cafe, Orson Welles locks horns with William Randolph Hearst and Tim (fondly) remembers Paul Newman, Don Rickles and Robin Williams. PLUS: "Bobbo Supreme"! "Howard the Duck"! Monty Python comes calling! In praise of "The Hudsucker Proxy"! And Tim weighs in on the future of movie theaters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/20221 hour, 50 minutes
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GGACP Classic: Susie Essman

GGACP's celebration of National Humor Month continues with this classic conversation with comedian, actress and old friend Susie Essman, recorded live at the 2015 NYC Podfest. In this episode, Susie talks about playing acid-tongued Susie Greene on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," recalls opening for comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Richard Belzer -- and a young Gilbert Gottfried -- and reveals on how standup comedy saved her from a life of crime. Also, Susie chooses her favorite "Curb" moments, obsesses over Turner Classic Movies and looks back at the chaotic standup career of Larry David. Plus: Peter Lorre! Margaret Hamilton! "Norman's Corner"! Susie roasts Jerry Stiller! And the curse of the "Shiksa Goddess"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
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Bob Costas Encore

GGACP ushers in the start of the 2022 baseball season with this encore of a 2015 interview with Emmy-winning sportscaster, journalist and Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Costas, recorded at the New York Friars Club. Also in this episode: Bob analyzes “Top Cat," imitates Howard Cosell, “interviews” Jack Palance and recites Babe Ruth’s farewell speech. PLUS: "The Million Dollar Movie"! Crazy Guggenheim returns! Rod Steiger emotes! Shirley MacLaine clams up! Gilbert sings the theme from “Underdog”! And the boys praise the underappreciated genius of Bud Abbott! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 36 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Steven Wright

GGACP celebrates National Humor Month by reposting classic interviews with some favorite comedians, through the entire month of April. First up (from 2017), comedian, writer and actor Steven Wright drops by the studio to talk about his love of surrealism, his admiration for Don Rickles, his childhood obsession with "The Tonight Show" and the absurdity of telling jokes to strangers for a living. Also, Steven discovers Hal Ashby (and Cat Stevens!), Gilbert chats up Norman Fell, Randy Quaid holds a press conference and Brooke Shields visits a podiatrist. PLUS: "Summer of '42"! Humphrey Bogart buys stamps! Steven nabs an Oscar! The return of Jack Frost! And Ben Gazzara enjoys the Ben Gazzara bit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 20 seconds
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Karina Longworth

Karina Longworth -- author, film critic, and host of the award-winning Hollywood history podcast, "You Must Remember This" -- joins Gilbert and Frank for a deep dive into a variety of fascinating topics, including: the reclusiveness of Dean Martin, the kinkiness of "The Black Cat," the mysterious deaths of Thomas Ince and William Desmond Taylor, the curious friendship between Ed Wood and Bela Lugosi and the premiere of YMRT's new season, "Erotic 80s." Also, Orson Welles romances Eartha Kitt, Patton Oswalt portrays Boris Karloff, JFK turns his back on Sammy Davis Jr. and William Randolph Hearst "takes a shot" at Charlie Chaplin. PLUS: The genius of Polly Platt! The trials of Fatty Arbuckle! The "secret" life of Errol Flynn! The dark magic of Kenneth Anger! And Gilbert and Karina debate the talents of Lon Chaney Jr! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 16 seconds
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GGACP Classic: John Astin

In celebration of his 92nd birthday (March 30, 1930), Gilbert and Frank revisit this (long sought-after!) 2019 interview with actor and director John Astin, who looks back on a 60+ year career in films and television, recalls his collaborations with Doris Day, Cary Grant, Rod Serling and Jonathan Winters and reveals the positive impact that "The Addams Family" has had on his life. Also, John spoofs Hugh Hefner, records an early "rap" single, chews the scenery on "Batman" and meets the one, the only Groucho. PLUS: "Evil Roy Slade"! "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster"! The comedic genius of Nat Perrin! The strange death of Edgar Allan Poe! And John remembers dear friends Jackie Coogan and Carolyn Jones! (Special thanks to Patrick McCarthy, Robb Spewak and Sean and MacKenzie Astin)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Godfather's 50th Anniversary with Mark Seal

Vanity Fair editor and award-winning journalist Mark Seal, author of the sensational behind-the-scenes book, "Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli" joins Gilbert and Frank to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo's 1972 mob masterpiece, "The Godfather." Also in this episode: Burt Lancaster closes in, Vic Damone bows out, Marlon Brando pulls off a shocking transformation and the mafia takes offense at the word "mafia." PLUS: The music of Nino Rota! The genius of Dick Smith! Gilbert roasts Abe Vigoda! Mark climbs into bed with Robert Evans! James Caan's performance is inspired by...Don Rickles!? And Richard Castellano ad-libs one of the greatest lines in movie history! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 16 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Barry Levinson

This week on "Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Classics"... GGACP celebrates the 40th anniversary of the beloved comedy "Diner" (released March, 1982) with this encore presentation of a special live interview (recorded at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival) with Oscar-winning writer-director Barry Levinson. In this episode, Barry recalls his early days as a sketch performer, his collaborations with comedy icons Mel Brooks, Carol Burnett and Tim Conway and the experience of directing Dustin Hoffman's Academy Award-winning performance in "Rain Man."  Also, Warren Beatty breaks hearts, Jackie Gayle riffs on "Bonanza," Rodney Dangerfield runs afoul of the law and Barry and Gilbert recall the unsold pilot "Toast of Manhattan." PLUS: Lohman and Barkley! The curse of The Mummy! The brilliance of Bruno Kirby! The "magic" of Art Metrano! Jack Riley salutes Jack Benny! And Barry remembers the dynamic Robin Williams!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 45 seconds
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Frank Ferrante

Actor, comedian and director Frank Ferrante joins fellow "Marxists" Gilbert and Frank for a lively conversation about his affection for "A Day at the Races," his decades-long friendships with Arthur and Miriam Marx, his upcoming PBS special, "Frank Ferrante's Groucho" and portraying his comedy hero for three decades and in over 500 cities. Also, Uncle Miltie offers spit take lessons, Elaine Stritch does a kid a solid, Gilbert breaks bread with Henny Youngman and Albert Finney makes a play for Frank's girlfriend. PLUS: Morrie Ryskind! Gallagher & Shean! "Horse Feathers" turns 90! Frank meets George Fenneman! Remembering Hal Holbrook! And the boys pick their favorite Marx Brothers scene of all time! Ship more in less time with ShipStation. Just go to ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page, and type in GILBERT to get a 60-day free trial. That’s 2 months FREE of no-hassle, stress-free shipping.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 20 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Jonathan Lynn

To mark the 30th anniversary of the comedy classic "My Cousin Vinny," Gilbert and Frank present this encore from 2018 with actor-writer-director-raconteur Jonthan Lynn, who talks about iworking with legends Jerome Robbins and Tennessee Williams, sharing the stage with future Pythons John Cleese and Graham Chapman and the challenges of directing the memorable comedies "Clue" and "My Cousin Vinny." Also, Ed Sullivan loses his cool, Zero Mostel cracks wise, Steve Martin takes a crack at "Bilko" and Jonathan fights (and wins) for Marisa Tomei. PLUS: Chaplin comes to tea! Remembering Fred Gwynne! The genius of Madeline Kahn! Peter O'Toole goes Hollywood! And the truth behind the Orson Welles frozen peas ad! (Special thanks to our pal Rick Ungar!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 58 seconds
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Michael Feinstein

Grammy and Emmy-nominated musician and historian Michael Feinstein serenades Gilbert and Frank with classic tunes from the "Great American Songbook" and talks about performing at Hollywood parties, dining with Frank Sinatra, "accompanying" Judy Garland, befriending Rosemary Clooney and Ira Gershwin and recording his latest album "Gershwin Country." Also, Paul Lynde gets plastered, Liberace morphs into Carol Channing, Irving Berlin begs Groucho not to perform his songs and Vincent Price carries on the memory of Dolores del Rio. PLUS: Bert Lahr! The music of Hugh Martin! The genius of Yip Harburg! Peter Lorre meets...Peter Lorre! Uncle Hymie inspires Inigo Montoya! And Michael favors the boys with "I Love a Piano" and "Lydia the Tattooed Lady"!  (Special thanks to Susan Madore, Mario Cantone and Land Romo)  Shop Solo Stove now and get up to 30% off fire pits all month long, use promo code GILBERT at checkout to get an extra $20 off. Plus a lifetime warranty and FREE 30-day returns. Start hiring RIGHT NOW with a SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/GILBERT. Offer valid through March 31st. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 50 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Lee Grant

Gilbert and Frank celebrate Women's History Month with this encore presentation from 2016, featuring Oscar-winning actress, filmmaker and activist Lee Grant. In this episode, Lee speaks openly and candidly about her years on the Hollywood blacklist, her friendships with Hal Ashby, Grace Kelly and Walter Matthau and her decision to turn down a classic sitcom role. Also, Lee remembers Sharon Tate, praises the talents of Rod Steiger, shares the stage with Peter Falk and flips the bird on "The Tonight Show." PLUS: "The Landlord"! "Divorce American Style"! Jewish Bond villains! Olivia de Havilland takes a swim! And Gilbert crushes on Warren Beatty! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 19 seconds
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Jack Jones

Grammy-winning singer and recording artist Jack Jones joins Gilbert and Frank for a captivating conversation about headlining in the heyday of Vegas, touring Vietnam with Bob Hope, recording the theme from "The Love Boat" and working alongside his dad, matinee idol (and Marx Brothers co-star) Allan Jones. Also: Frank Sinatra plays Charades, Cesar Romero plays matchmaker, Gilbert shares his admiration for Fritz Feld and Jack shares the screen with Judy Garland, George Jessel, Jack Benny and Phil Silvers. PLUS: "Wives and Lovers"! "Playboy After Dark"! The comedy of Joe E. Lewis! The "charisma" of Ed Sullivan! And Jack reflects on his friendships with Tony Bennett, Steve Lawrence and Don Rickles! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 23 seconds
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GGACP Classic: David Zucker

The Amazing Colossal Podcast celebrates the 40th anniversary (original airdate March 4, 1982) of Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker's much-loved series "Police Squad" with this episode from 2017 featuring writer-director-producer David Zucker ("Airplane!," "The Naked Gun," "Kentucky Fried Movie"). Also in this episode: Vincent Price takes a pass, Woody Allen boxes a kangaroo, "ZAZ" lifts a plotline from Charles Bronson and David discusses the greatest hits (and misses) of the Marx Brothers. PLUS: "Top Secret!" "A Fistful of Yen"! In praise of Chevy Chase! John Byner sends up Robert Stack! And David remembers his old friend Leslie Nielsen! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 53 seconds
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"Salute to Saturday Morning TV" with Jerry Beck and Bill Leff

Gilbert and Frank are joined by animation historian/author Jerry Beck ("The 50 Greatest Cartoons," "The Hanna-Barbera Treasury") and TV host/presenter Bill Leff (Me-TV's "Toon In with Me") for a nostalgic look back at the kiddie show hosts of their youth and the glory days of Saturday morning television ("Looney Tunes," "The Flintstones," "Jonny Quest," "The Jetsons," "Underdog," "Wacky Races," etc.) Also, Daffy Duck meets Jack Benny, Gomer Pyle "inspires" Milton the Monster, Jackie Gleason (almost) sues Hanna-Barbera and "Batmania" inspires a wave of super-knockoffs. PLUS: The genius of Jay Ward! The art of Dave and Max Fleischer! The Three Stooges go robonic! Ronald Colman joins the Beatles? Jerry hangs with Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng! And the boys praise the talents of Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Paul Frees and Paul Winchell! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 25 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Amazing Colossal 300th Episode!

GGACP celebrates the birthday (February 28th) of its co-host and fearless leader with this encore presentation of show #300. In this episode, Frank — aided by questions from callers and an in-studio audience — interviews Gilbert about his 50-year career in the entertainment business, covering his early stand-up days, his brief stints on "Saturday Night Live" and "Thicke of the Night" and his memorable movie roles, including Iago, Sidney Bernstein, Igor Peabody and the unforgettable "Man on Porch." Also, Lorne Michaels pays respects, Larry David clears the room, Ben Gazzara enjoys a laugh and Humphrey Bogart drops by the post office. PLUS: "Meet Wally Sparks"! "The Horn Blows at Midnight"! Marty Allen disses Paul Lynde! Lou Costello stars in "Citizen Kane"! And Gilbert shares the screen with Ryan Gosling! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 27 seconds
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Joel Grey Encore

Gilbert and Frank celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bob Fosse's 1972 masterwork "Cabaret" with this encore presentation from 2019 featuring Oscar and Tony-winning actor-singer Joel Grey. In this episode, Joel has a little fun at the co-hosts' expense while reminiscing about James Garner, Jack Gilford, Buck Henry and Lana Turner and promoting his Yiddish language version of "Fiddler on the Roof." Also: Rita Hayworth lights up the screen, Pat McCormick plays Grover Cleveland (!), Gilbert pulls out his George Jessel impression and Joel shares a stage with the great Eddie Cantor. PLUS: "Man on a Swing"! Hal Prince saves the day! The genius of Will Jordan! And Joel remembers his dad, the legendary Mickey Katz! Ship more in less time with ShipStation. Just go to ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page, and type in GILBERT to get a 60-day free trial. That’s 2 months FREE of no-hassle, stress-free shipping.   Visit athleticgreens.com/GILBERT for a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. Take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 40 seconds
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GGACP Classic: "Blazing Saddles" Tribute with Andrew Bergman and Norman Steinberg

In this encore of an episode from 2019, Gilbert and Frank salute the iconic comedy "Blazing Saddles" (released in February, 1974) with an in-depth interview with the film's screenwriters, Andrew Bergman and Norman Steinberg. Also in this episode: Mel Brooks sends up Bogie, Cleavon Little replaces James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor puts on a maid’s uniform and Andrew and Norman recall deleted scenes and last-minute casting changes. PLUS: Gig Young bows out! Marlon Brando mumbles! Stanley Kubrick tortures Slim Pickens! John Carradine plays “John Carradine"! And the boys remember Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman and Gene Wilder! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 45 seconds
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In Memoriam 2021 Part 2

In part 2 of their annual In Memoriam episode, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Michael H. Weber joins Gilbert and Frank for a fond look back at the lives and careers of Norm MacDonald, Sidney Poitier, Stephen Sondheim, Lina Wertmuller and Betty White as well as GGACP guests Ed Asner, Sonny Fox, Gavin MacLeod, Michael Nesmith and Bob Saget. Also in this episode: Cloris Leachman crushes on John Stamos, Joan Micklin Silver directs a "thinking man's" rom-com, Anne Beatts becomes the first female editor of National Lampoon and Allan Burns creates Cap'n Crunch and "My Mother the Car." PLUS: Cousin Itt! Hermey the Elf! The screenplays of Walter Bernstein! The musical stylings of Leslie Bricusse! Paul Mooney writes a classic SNL sketch! And the boys remember character actors Michael Constantine, Arlene Golonka, Gregory Sierra and Clarence Williams III! Start hiring RIGHT NOW with a SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/GILBERT. Offer valid through March 31st. Visit athleticgreens.com/GILBERT for a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. Take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! Shop now at solostove.com and get up to 30% off fire pits all month long, AND use promo code GILBERT at checkout to get an extra $10 off. Plus a lifetime warranty and FREE 30-day returns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 3 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Robert Wagner

In celebration of his 92nd birthday, Gilbert and Frank revisit this 2019 interview with screen legend Robert Wagner, who talks about his years as a 20th Century Fox contract player, shares his memories of making the films "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 lays on the charm, 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 comic genius of Blake Edwards! And Robert pays tribute to Hollywood's greatest character actresses! (Special thanks to Lex Passaris and Jeannie Sloan!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 31 seconds
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In Memoriam 2021 Part 1

Gilbert and Frank are joined by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Michael H. Weber in paying loving tribute to some of the irreplaceable artists and performers who left us over the last year, including Ned Beatty, Charles Grodin, Jackie Mason, Christopher Plummer and George Segal as well as GGACP guests Peter Bogdanovich, Richard Donner, Art Metrano and Jessica Walter. Also in this episode: Mel Brooks spoofs The Last Supper, Yaphet Kotto tangles with 007, Dean Stockwell inspires a classic rock album and Hal Holbrook plays Mark Twain for an astonishing six decades. PLUS: "Murder by Decree"! "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"! The brilliance of Cicely Tyson! The many talents of Polly Platt! And Alfred Hitchcock saves Norman Lloyd from the blacklist! Go to ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page, and type in GILBERT to get a 60-day free trial. That’s 2 months FREE of no-hassle, stress-free shipping. Make SHIP happen! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 18 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Brian Holland and Eddie Holland

GGACP celebrates Black History Month with this encore presentation featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. In this episode, Brian and Eddie reflect on the history of Motown, their work with The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and The Four Tops and the creative process behind their dozens of hits, including "Heat Wave," "Baby Love," "I Hear a Symphony," and "You Keep Me Hangin' On." Also, Martha Reeves makes her move, Berry Gordy builds an empire, The Beatles cover "Please Mr. Postman" and Eddie co-writes "Ain't Too Proud to Beg." PLUS: The Funk Brothers! The genius of Lamont Dozier! Motown goes psychedelic! Brian praises Richard Pryor! And Eddie remembers the legendary Jackie Wilson! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 9 seconds
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Amazing Colossal 400 Episodes Celebration

Gilbert and Frank are joined by "surprise" guest callers Craig Bierko, Drew Friedman, Gino Salomone, Dave Thomas, Steven Weber and Billy West for a special celebration of 400 episodes (!) and 90+ minutes of conversation about substandard Stooges, fragrant movie stars, awkward celebrity encounters, Richard Kind-themed collectibles, the legend of Sammy Petrillo and the 50th anniversary of "The Heartbreak Kid." Also, Steven checks out Angie Dickinson, Drew parties with Peter Bogdanovich, Craig gets a phone call from Tony Randall and Gino shares a heartwarming tale about the late, great Sidney Poitier. PLUS: The Singing Nun! The return of Nipsey Russell! Bob Hope plays the BIG room! Dave pitches an "Oh God!" sequel! Grandpa Munster remembers the Andrews Sisters! And Frank looks back on (nearly) 400 podcast guests! This episode is brought to you by: Indeed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 22 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Paul Sand

This week on “Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Classics."... Gilbert and Frank celebrate the 50th anniversary of the premiere (Jan 26, 1972) of one of their favorite caper movies, "The Hot Rock," with this classic episode featuring one of the film's stars, Tony-winning actor Paul Sand. Also in this episode, Paul discusses the birth of improv comedy and the early days of Second City and shares his memories of working with Carol Burnett, Sid Caesar, Mary Tyler Moore, Zero Mostel and Barbra Streisand. Also, Judy Garland beats a retreat, Paul tries on Harpo's wig, Marcel Marceau joins the French Resistance and teenaged Gilbert stumbles onto a movie set. PLUS: Elaine May! "The MAD Show"! Praising Valerie Harper! The brilliance of William Goldman! And Paul cameos in a memorable episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 15 seconds
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Matthew Modine

Gilbert and Frank are joined by actor and filmmaker Matthew Modine ("Full Metal Jacket," "Birdy," "Married to the Mob") for a wildly entertaining and frequently hilarious conversation about the viciousness of film critics, the awkwardness of sex scenes, the unpredictability of chimps, the cruel fate of "Cutthroat Island" and his working relationships with Robert Altman, John Schlesinger and Stanley Kubrick. Also, Bruce Dern bumps off The Duke, Wallace Shawn stars in "12 Angry Men," Oliver Reed shows off a very special tattoo and Matthew and Gilbert co-star in the unforgettable "Funky Monkey." PLUS: Jiminy Glick! Ray Walston! "Jesus Was a Commie"! The cinema of Alan Pakula! The poetry of R. Lee Ermey! And Matthew remembers the legendary Albert Finney! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/20221 hour, 57 minutes, 49 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Bob Saget

Gilbert, Frank and the GGACP team remember our friend Bob Saget with this classic episode from 2020, featuring a spirited discussion about celebrity roasts, the perseverance of Rodney Dangerfield, the brilliance of Cloris Leachman, the understated genius of Martin Mull and his popular podcast, “Bob Saget’s Here For You.” Also, Norm Macdonald reads a joke book, Jack Warden plays it old school, Gilbert jams with Robin Williams and Bob sneaks into a taping of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” PLUS: Lionel Atwill! Don Rickles meets Denzel Washington! Johnny Carson babysits! The cinema of Larry Cohen! The return of “Dummy in the Window”! And Cesar Romero makes a play for Bob’s mom! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sally Struthers Part 2

In this conclusion of a memorable two-part episode, veteran screen and stage actress Sally Struthers regales Gilbert and Frank with entertaining backstage tales from "All in the Family," "The Gilmore Girls" and the all-female production of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," while sharing personal recollections of Joan Crawford, David Frost, Betty Garrett, Liz Torres and her idol and hero Ruth Gordon. Also, Burgess Meredith philosophizes, Katharine Hepburn paints a birthday card, Sally "gooses" Dennis the Menace and Mel Blanc shows off his vanity license plate. PLUS: Burt Mustin! "Harold and Maude"! "The Great Houdini"! The genius of Rupert Holmes! Colonel Potter goes to Russia! And Sally dates the King of Rock 'n' Roll and...wait for it...Pat McCormick! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 47 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Peter Bogdanovich

Gilbert and Frank celebrate the life of late director, critic and film historian Peter Bogdanovich with this 2016 episode about the making of "Citizen Kane," the influence of John Ford and Howard Hawks, the B-movies of Roger Corman and the decline of the Hollywood studio system. Also, Peter befriends Cary Grant, Gilbert meets Richard Pryor, Jimmy Stewart recites a poem and Alfred Hitchcock orders a steak. PLUS: Kenneth Mars! Orson Welles' lost film! Walter Brennan comes alive! Peter remembers John Ritter! And the strange death of Thomas Ince! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 17 seconds
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Sally Struthers Part 1

In the first part of a two-part episode, Emmy-winning actress Sally Struthers joins Gilbert and Frank for a fascinating and laugh-filled conversation about the aloofness of Rudy Vallee, the eccentricities of Sam Peckinpah, the versatility of Bill Dana, the unexplainable existence of "The Phynx" and the recent 50th anniversary of "All in the Family." Also, Jack Nicholson shops at Tiffany's, Steve McQueen romances Ali MacGraw, Rod Steiger gives Sally the heebie-jeebies and Bob Hope visits the “Planet of the Shapes." PLUS: Jack Benny! Ned Glass! "Five Easy Pieces"! "The Tim Conway Comedy Hour"! The many faces of Sammy Davis Jr! And Sally remembers friends and co-stars Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds
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GGACP Classic: Bob Einstein

This week on "Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Classics": to mark the release of the new HBO documentary "The Super Bob Einstein Movie," Gilbert and Frank present a memorable episode from 2016 featuring legendary writer-actor-producer Bob Einstein. In this episode, Bob 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!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 7 seconds
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Kenny Loggins Encore

In this encore presentation of an episode from 2019, Gilbert and Frank welcome Grammy and Emmy-winning singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins for a revealing conversation about the rewards of collaboration, the mystery of the creative process, the challenge of composing songs for the movies "Top Gun" and "Footloose" and his "accidental" partnership with writer-producer Jim Messina. Also, Kenny tries out for "Hair," mimics Bob Dylan (and Tina Turner!), steers clear of the disco era and teams with Richard Marx, Stevie Nicks and Michael McDonald. PLUS: Stealer's Wheel! The genius of Clive Davis! Anne Murray covers "Danny's Song"! Gilbert auditions for "Caddyshack II"! And Kenny (and Gilbert) guest star on "Family Guy"! Special thanks to Rick Cowling, Michael Jensen and Ryan Romenesko! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 52 seconds
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Celebrating "A Charlie Brown's Christmas" Encore

In this encore of an episode from 2020, Gilbert and Frank are joined by writer-producer Craig Schulz ("The Peanuts Movie") and author-archivist Chip Kidd ("Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz") for an in-depth look at the origin and legacy of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and the enduring genius of the man behind it. Also, Snoopy crushes on Peggy Fleming, Linus makes prime time history, Barney Google inspires a lifelong nickname and Craig introduces his father's work to a new generation. PLUS: Joe Shlabotnik! "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"! The brilliance of Vince Guaraldi! The artistry of Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson! And the experts reveal their favorite "Peanuts" strips of all time! (Special thanks to Charles Kochman, Melissa Menta, Lindsey Schulz and John Murray!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/20211 hour, 48 minutes
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Christmas 2021 with Mario Cantone

Gilbert and Frank usher in yet another holiday season with actor, singer and fan favorite Mario Cantone, who chimes in on a sackful of topics, including the joys of Albert Finney's "Scrooge," the enduring appeal of the Snow Miser, the genius of Stephen Sondheim, the 100th birthday of Judy Garland and the new "Sex in the City" reboot, "And Just Like That." Also, Mel Gibson celebrates Hanukkah (!), Gilbert replaces Kim Cattrall, Bette Davis makes like Maria von Trapp and Emannuel Lewis learns the true meaning of Christmas. PLUS: "Cricket on the Hearth"! The ghost of Charles Nelson Reilly! Santa hangs ten! Iago sings! Mario reenacts "The Birds"! And the boys get a surprise Christmas visit from a showbiz legend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 12 seconds
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Terry Zwigoff

Gilbert and Frank welcome Oscar-nominated writer-director and devoted GGACP fan Terry Zwigoff ("Crumb," "Ghost World," "Bad Santa") for a funny and candid conversation about clueless focus groups, misbehaving movie stars, tacked-on happy endings, the twisted genius of Drew Friedman and the comedy stylings of Margaret Dumont. Also, Cloris Leachman requests a nude scene, Mickey Rooney auditions to play an elf, Jeanne Moreau buys a ticket to "Crumb" and Woody Allen mistakes Gilbert for a Native American. PLUS: "Louie Bluie"! Joe Cobb! Paulie Walnuts! The art of Basil Wolverton! In praise of John Ritter! And Gilbert reads the greatest film review of all time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 34 seconds
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Barry Sonnenfeld

Director-producer-raconteur Barry Sonnenfeld returns to the podcast for an entertaining and informative conversation about the timelessness of "Dr. Strangelove,” the genius of Elmore Leonard, the shortcomings of "Wild Wild West," the technical wizardry of "Raising Arizona" and the 30th anniversary (and new 4K release) of 1991's "The Addams Family." Also, Keenan Wynn plays it straight, Will Smith yuks it up, Christopher Lloyd reimagines Uncle Fester and James Caan moves into the Playboy mansion. PLUS: "Touch of Evil"! "Pushing Daisies"! Praising Patrick Warburton! The art of Pablo Ferro! The legend of Phil Gersh! And Barry remembers Dennis Farina, Albert Finney and Raul Julia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/20212 hours, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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Max Allan Collins and Dave Thomas

In one of their funniest and most wide-ranging episodes to date, Gilbert and Frank welcome author-mystery writer Max Allan Collins and actor-comedian Dave Thomas for an entertaining conversation about the influence of Mad magazine, the genius of Jack Webb, the strange passions of Raymond Burr, the rise and fall of Bob Hope, the war between Al Capone and Elliot Ness and Max and Dave's new science fiction/crime novel "The Many Lives of Jimmy Leighton." Also, John Cleese demands breakfast, Max impresses Warren Beatty, Gilbert cuts the rug with John Travolta and Dave weighs in on the horrors of "Joys" and "Jack Frost." PLUS: Fearless Fosdick! Senor Wences! "The Road to Hong Kong"! Remembering Tom Poston! Santa Claus meets Liberace! Max praises "A Night in Casablanca"! And Jerry Lewis (literally) transforms into Buddy Love! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/20211 hour, 53 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ron Leibman and Jessica Walter Encore

Gilbert and Frank celebrate Thanksgiving by giving thanks for one of their most cherished episodes and two of their favorite guests, the late, great (and greatly missed) actors Ron Leibman ("The Hot Rock," "Where's Poppa?", "Angels in America") and Jessica Walter ("Play Misty for Me," "Arrested Development," "Archer"). Also in this episode: Ron stars in the Mad magazine movie, Jessica wrestles a woman (or two), Gilbert covers Bobby Vinton and Jerry Lewis "borrows" from Harry Ritz. PLUS: "Amy Prentiss"! Praising George Segal! Remembering Art Metrano! "Zorro, the Gay Blade"! The return of Rickie Layne and Velvel! And "Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 22 seconds
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The "Columbo" 50th Anniversary Show with David Koenig

To mark the 50th anniversary of the series premiere of "Columbo," Gilbert and Frank are joined by author and pop culture historian David Koenig for a loving look at the iconic show, its mercurial star Peter Falk, its impressive lineup of guest killers and character actors and David's new book, "Shooting Columbo: The Lives and Deaths of TV's Rumpled Detective." Also in this episode: Bing Crosby takes a pass, Eddie Albert speaks his mind Steven Spielberg knocks it out of the park and Larry Cohen signs on as a "murder consultant." PLUS: Vito Scotti! The brilliance of Jack Cassidy! The genius of Levinson & Link! The debacle of "Mrs. Columbo"! Truman Capote "bumps off" Johnny Carson! The boys pick their favorite episode! And David reveals the truth (?) about Danny Kaye and Laurence Olivier! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 15 seconds
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Boris Karloff Tribute Show with Ron MacCloskey, Gregory Mank and Sara Karloff

Gilbert and Frank welcome writer-producer RON MacCLOSKEY, author-historian GREGORY MANK and entrepreneur SARA KARLOFF for a celebration of the life and career of screen legend Boris Karloff as well as a discussion about the recently-released 2021 documentary, "Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster." Also in this episode: Bela Lugosi plays matchmaker, Colin Clive battles demons, James Whale abuses his power and Boris predicts stardom for Jack Nicholson! PLUS: "The Girl from Uncle"! "Arsenic and Old Lace"! The shadowy cinema of Val Lewton! Gregory meets The Bride of Frankenstein! Sara shuns "The Black Cat"! And Boris helps found the Screen Actors Guild! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 57 seconds
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Colin Quinn

Comedian, actor, writer and lifelong New Yorker Colin Quinn (finally!) joins Gilbert and Frank for a hilarious conversation about vanishing Manhattan, mobsters with podcasts, awkward celebrity encounters, the gritty cinema of Sidney Lumet and Martin Scorsese and his new one-person show, "Colin Quinn: The Last Best Hope." Also, Rod Steiger holds a grudge, Pat Cooper blows his stack, Kate Winslet shops at a bodega and Colin remembers the late, great Norm MacDonald. PLUS: Michael V. Gazzo! "The Panic in Needle Park"! The comedy stylings of Jan Murray! In praise of Steve Buscemi! Norman Lloyd hangs with Babe Ruth! And the boys deconstruct "Titanic," "The Departed" and "The Godfather: Part III"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 39 seconds
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Kirk Hammett Encore

Gilbert and Frank celebrate Halloween week with this classic episode from 2018, featuring Metallica guitarist, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and monster kid Kirk Hammett, who discusses his lifelong love affair with horror films, his priceless collection of movie memorabilia, his sympathy for "misunderstood" monsters and the shared connection between horror fans and metal heads. Also, Boris Karloff goes digital, Kirk meets Robert Crumb, Forrest Ackerman drives a hard bargain and Gilbert pens a fan letter to the Wolf Man. PLUS: "White Zombie"! "It Conquered the World"! Maria Ouspenskaya returns! The twisted genius of Basil Gogos! And Horrible Herman, the Asiatic Insect! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 35 seconds
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Mark Harris

New York Times bestselling author, journalist and entertainment historian Mark Harris joins Gilbert and Frank for a fascinating and informative conversation about his critically-acclaimed Mike Nichols biography ("Mike Nichols: A Life"), as well as his thoroughly-researched books, "Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War" and "Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood"). Also: Mel Blanc teams with Dr. Seuss, Bob Dylan is considered for "Bonnie and Clyde," John Ford films the Battle of Midway and Rex Harrison insults the Emperor of Ethiopia. PLUS: "Bogart Slept Here"! "The Day of the Dolphin"! The brilliance of Elaine May! The disaster of "Doctor Dolittle"! The Three Stooges take on the Fuhrer! And Mark writes an Emmy-winning Netflix docuseries! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/20211 hour, 51 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dino Stamatopoulos

Emmy-winning writer, producer, musician and monster kid Dino Stamatopoulos (“Mr. Show,” “TV Funhouse,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”) joins Gilbert and Frank for a darkly funny conversation about savage chimps, cross-dressing puppets, bad horror movie tropes, the spectacular failure of "The Dana Carvey Show" and the creation of his wildly original Adult Swim series, "Moral Orel" and "Mary Shelley's Frankenhole." Also: Ken Jeong climbs into a Godzilla suit, Robert Smigel sends up Bozo the Clown, Gilbert pulls off a shameless Halloween scam and Dino hangs with the legendary Forrest Ackerman. PLUS: Iggy Pop! Zeppo Marx! “The Ambiguously Gay Duo"! "I Walked with a Zombie"! In praise of Scott Adsit (and Charlie Kaufman)! And Dino's character fakes his own death on "Community"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 32 seconds
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Aaron Lee & Rainn Wilson

Comedy writer-producer Aaron Lee and Emmy-nominated actor Rainn Wilson join Gilbert and Frank to talk about nerd culture, haunted houses, the many moods of Jerry Lewis, the staying power of "The Office," the outrageousness of the Comedy Central roasts and their paranormal podcast "Dark Air with Terry Carnation." Also, Gilbert plays a horse, Aaron writes jokes for Larry Flynt, Rainn wrestles Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Henny Youngman teams with the "Godfather of Gore." PLUS: "Zardoz"! "Clutch Cargo"! The comedy of Foster Brooks! "The Osbourne Family Christmas"! Rainn hangs with Pete Best! And Aaron remembers the late, great Mike McPadden! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 7 seconds
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Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin Part 2

In this conclusion of a 2-part episode, veteran screen actors Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss talk about sharing the stage with their children, celebrating 60 years of marriage, casting the comedy classic "My Favorite Year" and filming "The Stepford Wives," "Westworld," Diary of a Mad Housewife" and "The Parallax View." Also, Mel Brooks produces "The Elephant Man," Orson Welles intimidates the cast of "Catch-22," Paula's mom chats up William S. Burroughs and Richard lists his favorite Paula Prentiss performances! PLUS: "Captain Nice"! Elsa Lanchester! The genius of Michael Crichton! The irrepressible Bill Macy! And Richard and Paula remember friends Yul Brynner, Buck Henry, Jack Klugman and George Segal! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202156 minutes, 12 seconds
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Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin Part 1

In the first part of a 2-part episode, Gilbert and Frank talk to celebrated actors and longtime Hollywood couple Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss about their seven-decade careers in front of (and behind) the camera, co-starring in a groundbreaking sitcom, co-hosting "Saturday Night Live," meeting Stan Laurel and Buster Keaton and working with legendary directors Howard Hawks, Mike Nichols and Billy Wilder. Also, Jack Cassidy plays a superhero, Jack Benny exits "The Sunshine Boys," Paula shares the stage with Hope and Crosby and Richard teams Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood. PLUS: Uncle Goopy! "Goodbye, Columbus"! Remembering Jim Hutton! Walter Matthau plays the ponies! And Richard and Paula gush over Gilbert's James Mason impression! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 14 seconds
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Kevin Pollak

Actor, comedian and impressionist Kevin Pollak joins Gilbert and Frank for a frequently hilarious conversation about the legend of Harry Houdini, the cinema of Barry Levinson, joining the cast of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and sharing the screen with Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Jack Lemmon and Rod Steiger. Also, Steve Martin packs arenas, Walter Matthau hits on Sophia Loren, Don Rickles runs afoul of Joe Pesci and Kevin explains France's affection for Jerry Lewis. PLUS: Anne Bancroft! "Morton & Hayes"! In praise of "Avalon"! Pranking Paul Reiser! Remembering J.T. Walsh! And Kevin wows the boys with impressions of Alan Arkin, Albert Brooks, Peter Falk and Jack Nicholson! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/20211 hour, 53 minutes, 37 seconds
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Michael Nesmith Encore

To celebrate the upcoming Monkees farewell tour, Gilbert and Frank present this classic encore episode from 2015, featuring a rare interview with musician-songwriter-producer Michael Nesmith, who talks about hosting hootenannies, worshipping Bob Dylan, visiting swinging London, nailing his original screen test in October ’65 and his fondness and affection for longtime Monkees fans. Also, Michael pals around with John Lennon, pens a hit for Linda Ronstadt, hits the road with Dennis Hopper and (sort of) remembers working with Lon Chaney Jr. PLUS: "Easy Rider"! "A Face in the Crowd"! The genius of Bob Rafelson! The Monkees sell out! Roger McGuinn gets spiritual! And Jack Nicholson kills off the Prefab Four! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/6/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 59 seconds
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Griffin Dunne Encore

To mark the 40th anniversary of 1981's "An American Werewolf in London," Gilbert and Frank present an encore episode with actor, producer and director Griffin Dunne, who talks about blending horror and comedy, teaming with Martin Scorsese and Sidney Lumet, the cynical cinema of Billy Wilder and the lives (and work) of Joan Didion and Dominick Dunne. Also, Jerry Lewis adapts Gore Vidal, Otto Preminger takes a bad trip, Griffin sneaks onto the set of “Gilligan’s Island” and Tim Burton (almost) directs “After Hours.” PLUS: Howdy Doody! "Who's That Girl"! “The Panic in Needle Park”! The genius of Harry Nilsson! And the artistry of two-time GGACP guest Rick Baker! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 48 seconds
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Richard Donner Encore

In honoring the life and career of late, great producer-director Richard Donner ("Superman," "The Omen," "Lethal Weapon," "The Goonies") Gilbert and Frank present this ENCORE episode from 2018, featuring a fascinating conversation about the importance of on-set teamwork, the eccentricities of Marlon Brando, the singular talent of Rod Serling and the challenge of (faithfully) adapting the Man of Steel for the big screen. Also, Gregory Peck cashes in, Gene Hackman plays hardball, Jackie Gleason bends the elbow and Richard looks back on directing Hollywood’s greatest character actors. PLUS: "Inside Moves"! Miguelito Loveless! “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”! Celebrating Don Rickles! Gilbert auditions for “Scrooged”! And Richard remembers his friend Christopher Reeve! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/23/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 25 seconds
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Billy West Returns Encore

In this ENCORE presentation of a classic GGACP episode, Gilbert and Frank talk to comedian, voice actor and fan favorite Billy West about bad sight gags, one-joke comedians, post-stroke Stooges, the legend of "Grandpa" Al Lewis, the genius of June Foray and Frank Welker and the magnificence of the Buddy Rich and Paul Anka rants. Also, Larry Fine plays Stanley Kowalski, Lou Jacobi inspires Dr. Zoidberg, Jay Leno messes with James Mason's head and Jerry Lewis meets SpongeBob SquarePants. PLUS: The Mad Russian! Peg Leg Bates! Dueling Peter Lorres! Ren & Stimpy turn 30! The brilliance of Larry Storch! And the triumphant return of the Jackie puppet! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 9 seconds
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John Schuck

Veteran stage and screen actor John Schuck joins Gilbert and Frank for a look back at his 6-decade career in show business and a lively conversation about turning down movie roles, guesting on game shows, canoodling with Elizabeth Taylor, portraying both Herman Munster and Daddy Warbucks and working alongside icons Robert Altman, Warren Beatty, George Burns, Richard Burton and Rock Hudson. Also, Bud Cort takes flight, James Mason goes bowling, Jack Riley and Pat McCormick whistle the national anthem and John pens a love letter to Betty Grable. PLUS: "Holmes and Yoyo'! The Old Philosopher! The magnificent mind of Leonard Stern! In praise of "Dick Tracy"! And John shares memories of Richard Deacon, Jack Gilford, James Karen and Werner Klemperer! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/20211 hour, 56 minutes, 52 seconds
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Patreon Members Grill Gilbert & Frank

Gilbert and Frank fly solo and field questions from their loyal Patreon supporters on a wide (and fascinating) variety of topics, including early gigs, career do-overs, elusive guests, forbidden TV shows, bad celebrity marriages and the "musicality" of comedy. Also in this episode: Vincent Price reads "Fifty Shades of Grey," Nostradamus predicts fame for Henry Winkler, Gilbert narrates “The Rocky Horror Show” and Frank writes jokes for Larry "Bud" Melman. PLUS: Commander USA! Kentucky Fried Theater! Chico "Dice" Marx! "My Mother the Car”! “The Frances Bavier Story"! And Gilbert and Frank get a shout-out from Michael Corleone!  (Thanks again to all our Patreon supporters!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 4 seconds
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Brian Levant

Writer, producer, director, toy collector and pop culture historian Brian Levant ("The Flintstones," "Beethoven," "Jingle All the Way") joins Gilbert and Frank for a fun-filled conversation about staging pie fights, mail-order alligators, failed "Munsters" reboots, the comic genius of Harvey Korman and Jonathan Winters and the making of his upcoming memoir/coffee table book, "My Life and Toys." Also, Jack Warden forgets his lines, Chuck Jones finds the fountain of youth, Garry Marshall's memorial service brings down the house and Brian directs Gilbert in "Problem Child 2." PLUS: Buffalo Bob Smith! The legend of "Poochinski"! The wonderful world of Hanna-Barbera! Fonzie jumps the shark! The Lone Ranger rides again! And Brian remembers colleagues Phil Hartman and Charles Grodin! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 59 seconds
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Rick Baker & David J. Skal

It’s Halloween in July as Gilbert and Frank celebrate the 90th anniversaries (1931-2021) of Universal Studios' original "Dracula" and "Frankenstein" by welcoming Oscar-winning makeup creator Rick Baker and author-historian David J. Skal for a fascinating conversation about sympathetic monsters, mad scientists (real and imagined), the origin of horror films, the genius of Jack Pierce and the premature deaths of Colin Clive, Dwight Frye and Lon Chaney. Also, David interviews Carla Laemmle, Rick turns Martin Landau into Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange appears in Boris Karloff's obit and Bram Stoker's widow tries to kill off "Nosferatu." PLUS: Ghoulardi! "Man of a Thousand Faces"! The influence of Forrest J. Ackerman! Bette Davis (almost) plays the Bride of Frankenstein! And the boys (once again) try to make sense of "The Black Cat"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 37 seconds
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Gabe Kaplan

Actor, writer and comedian Gabe Kaplan (finally) joins Gilbert and Frank for a truly hilarious conversation about working strip clubs and Burlesque houses, meeting (and portraying) Groucho Marx, the clunkiness of the Dean Martin Roasts and the backstage drama of "Welcome Back Kotter." Also, Jack Carter buys a shirt, Buddy Hackett makes an omelet, Pat McCormick passes out on Jerry Lewis' couch and Gabe crosses paths with Jack Ruby and Golda Meir. PLUS: London Lee! The comedy of Buddy Mantia! "Battle of the Network Stars"! Howard Cosell narrates the Bible! Richard Pryor makes a run for it! And Gilbert auditions to play Chico Marx!? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 48 seconds
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Dick Van Dyke ENCORE

In an encore of this classic GGACP episode from 2016, Gilbert and Frank are joined by actor, comedian, recent Kennedy Center honoree and national treasure Dick Van Dyke, who looks back on his illustrious eight-decade career, recalls his friendships with Buster Keaton and Stan Laurel and shares his memories (good and bad) of making the classic films "Mary Poppins" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." Also, Dick idolizes Ray Bolger, co-stars with Mickey Rooney, gets a surprise visit from Cary Grant and earns a compliment from Fred Astaire. PLUS: "My Mother the Car"! The Perfect Fool! Praising Paul Lynde! The genius of Carl Reiner! Gilbert and Dick duet! And Dick reveals his secrets of longevity! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 39 seconds
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Roger Cook & Henry Gross

British-born singer-songwriter Roger Cook ("Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress") and Brooklyn-born songwriter-recording artist Henry Gross ("Shannon") share tales from their seven decades in the music business and talk about playing mob-owned joints, forming doo-wop groups, opening for the Beatles (and Benny Hill!), being inspired by Jimi Hendrix and hearing their songs on the radio for the first time. Also, Casey Kasem blows his cool, George Martin teams with Peter Sellers, Henry becomes the youngest artist to perform at Woodstock and Roger writes a soft drink jingle that becomes a worldwide sensation. PLUS: Sha Na Na! "I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman"! The comedy of Jackie Vernon! Gary Lewis and the Playboys! Steve Coogan sends up Blue Mink! And Henry and Roger remember the late, great John Prine! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/20212 hours, 2 minutes, 33 seconds
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Weird Al Yankovic

Comedian, musician and multiple Grammy winner "Weird Al" Yankovic returns to the show to talk to Gilbert and Frank about the influence of Mad magazine, the golden age of Top 40 radio, the reclusiveness of Tom Lehrer, the cultural importance of "Word Crimes" and the mystifying longevity of "The Joe Franklin Show." Also, Little Richard buys a vowel, Al and Coolio bury the hatchet, Jerry Lewis tries to take over "Comic Relief" and Charles Nelson Reilly makes "sweet, sweet love" to a manatee. PLUS: Pat Boone! "The Rutles"! Remembering Frank Jacobs! The wit and wisdom of Shel Silverstein! The rise and fall of Allan Sherman! And Al narrates the Tiny Tim documentary! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 9 seconds
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Brad Bird & Michael Giacchino Part 2

In this conclusion of a 2-part episode, Gilbert and Frank chat with Oscar winning writer-director Brad Bird and Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino about James Bond homages, iconic superhero themes, incorporating everyday objects into movie soundtracks and the over-the-top pleasures of the Wachowskis’ "Speed Racer." Also, Bernard Herrmann plays the Theremin, Lily Tomlin (almost) voices Edna Mode, Brad directs a modern-day film classic and Michael reveals the key to his Oscar-winning score for "Up." PLUS: "Tomorrowland"! The genius of Jerry Goldsmith! Al Hirt meets the Green Hornet! Milton Bradley's Fireball Island! And Michael recalls his time on "Lost"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 6 seconds
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Brad Bird & Michael Giacchino Part 1

In the first part of a 2-part episode, Oscar-winning writer-director Brad Bird and Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino join Gilbert and Frank for an informative and wildly entertaining conversation about their numerous collaborations ("The Incredibles," "Incredibles 2," "Ratatouille," "Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol") complex action plots, "pre-loved" soundtracks, the demise of movie showplaces and the genius of John Barry and Elmer Bernstein. Also, Peter O'Toole clears his throat, Tom Cruise scales a high-rise, Burt Lancaster swims in an imaginary river and Michael Keaton teases comic book fanatics. PLUS: "The Big Sleep"! "Never Say Never Again"! The lost James L. Brooks musical! Brad co-hosts TCM's "The Essentials"! And Michael composes a love letter to Henry Mancini, Lalo Schifrin and John Williams! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 14 seconds
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Sonny Fox ENCORE

Gilbert and Frank mark Memorial Day 2021 with this special ENCORE presentation of one of their favorite episodes, featuring producer, broadcaster and World War II veteran Sonny Fox, who discusses his life-changing experience as a prisoner of war, his years as host of the beloved children's show "Wonderama" and his memories of the notorious quiz show scandals of the 1950s. Also in this episode: Sonny hosts "The $64,000 Challenge," gets cut from "The Nutty Professor," takes a stand for Jack Gilford and looks back on his friendship with Robert F. Kennedy. PLUS: Allen Funt! "The Movie Game"! Mickey Rooney holds out! Patty Duke spills the beans! And Jack Klugman steps in for Bogie! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ruta Lee

Actress, game show hostess and philanthropist Ruta Lee shares stories from her eight decades in Hollywood and her new memoir "Consider Your Ass Kissed" and reminisces about partying with the Rat Pack, dating Shecky Greene, working for directors Stanley Donen and Billy Wilder and forging friendships with Debbie Reynolds, Darren McGavin, Fred Astaire and (yes) Cesar Romero. Also, Liz Taylor orders the chili, Gilbert frames a one-cent check, Lucy tosses Uncle Miltie's salad and Ruta remembers her dear friend Alex Trebek. PLUS: James Garner! Billy Barty! "Man with a Camera"! "The Wackiest Ship in the Army"! Dick Gautier ties the knot! And Ruta sings the praises of Jerry Lewis, Joey Bishop AND Jack Carter!(??) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 17 seconds
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Al Roker

Emmy-winning TV host, author and producer (and native New Yorker) Al Roker joins Gilbert and Frank for a trip down memory lane and a fun, freewheeling conversation about local kiddie show hosts, the lost art of ventriloquism, the complicated genius of Charles M. Schulz and Al's new book "You Look So Much Better in Person." Also, Fred Flintstone enjoys a smoke, Red Buttons leads a double life, Willard Scott becomes the original Ronald McDonald and Gilbert and Al co-star in "Sharknado 5: Global Swarming." PLUS: Willie Tyler & Lester! "The Dick Tracy Show"! "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"! Saluting Yaphet Kotto! Frank shares his favorite roast joke! And Al and Gilbert cover the hits of Soupy Sales! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 50 seconds
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Jeff Altman

Gilbert and Frank are joined by comedian, actor and magician Jeff Altman for a warm and funny conversation about his family connection to Houdini, his decades-long friendships with Buddy Rich and David Letterman, the early days of the Magic Castle and the Comedy Store and the infamous NBC variety show "Pink Lady & Jeff." Also, Raymond Burr takes a seat, Sam Kinison sees a ghost, Gilbert watches Rodney Dangerfield eat and Jeff opens for Pia Zadora and The Captain & Tennille. PLUS: Sean Connery! "Legends of the Superheroes"! Jerry Lewis demands credit! The comedy of Jim Varney! And Jeff and Dave kill off the careers of the Starland Vocal Band! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 18 seconds
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Michelle Phillips (Part 2)

In this conclusion of a 2- part episode, actress, singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Michelle Phillips talks about transitioning from music to films, hosting star-studded Hollywood parties, locking horns with Rudolph Nureyev, befriending Groucho Marx and her final conversations with group mates John Phillips and Cass Elliot. Also, Brian Wilson searches for inspiration, Jimi Hendrix burns his Stratocaster, Mia Farrow visits the Joshua Tree and Michelle hangs with Elvis, Cary Grant and Gregory Peck. PLUS: The Mugwumps! Monterey Pop! "The Man with Bogart's Face"! Leslie Caron swings! Otis Redding brings down the house! And Michelle pens the second verse of "California Dreamin'"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 56 seconds
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Michelle Phillips (Part 1)

In the first part of a 2-part episode, singer, actress and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Michelle Phillips looks back on her seven decades in the entertainment business and regales Gilbert and Frank with tales of the wild days and crazy nights of The Mamas and the Papas, one of the most successful, influential (and short-lived) groups in pop music history. Also in this episode: Cass Elliot beats the rap, Marshall Brickman co-writes "Annie Hall," Michelle dates Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson and The Mamas and the Papas meet the Fab Four. PLUS: "Shampoo"! The genius of Lou Adler! The Halifax Three! Reginald Van Gleason! And Michelle discusses the stories behind "Creeque Alley," "Go Where You Wanna Go" and "I Saw Her Again"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 21 seconds
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David Mandel

Gilbert and Frank welcome Emmy-winning writer-director David Mandel for a revealing and rewarding conversation about the origin of classic "Seinfeld" gags (man hands, "Bizarro" Jerry), the inner workings of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the brilliance of Bob Einstein and Jerry Stiller, the ruthless humor of HBO's "Veep" and David's memorabilia-themed podcast "The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of." Also, Orson Welles gaslights studio bosses, Michael McKean sends up Robert Evans, Gilbert runs afoul of Kelsey Grammer and Billy Wilder (almost) directs the Marx Brothers. PLUS: Nerf Crotch Bat! In praise of Phil Hartman! Larry David blows a fuse! "Abbott and Costello Meet Al Pacino"! And "LIVE from New York, it's the Planet of the Apes"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ken Kwapis

Gilbert and Frank talk to Emmy-nominated TV and film director Ken Kwapis about working with primates, borrowing from Buster Keaton, falling in (and out of) love with movies, adapting "The Office" for American television and his new memoir, "But What I REALLY Want to Do is Direct." Also, Charlie Chaplin walks a tightrope, Alan Arkin (reluctantly) plays volleyball, Steve Coogan seduces a Keebler elf and Ken finds inspiration in "The Bellboy" and "A Night at the Opera." PLUS: "American Graffiti"! In praise of drive-in theaters! The cinema of Joan Micklin Silver! The comic mastery of Steve Carell! And Ken shares memories of Peter Falk, Faye Dunaway, Robert Redford and Captain Kangaroo! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ben Mankiewicz

Film critic, Hollywood historian and Turner Classics Movies host Ben Mankiewicz joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about his famous family, the depiction of his grandfather in David Fincher's "Mank," the real authorship of "Citizen Kane" and his well-received TCM podcast "The Plot Thickens." Also, Mickey Rooney finds religion, Harpo Marx attends a seder, Jerry Lewis leaves a mysterious voicemail and Ben remembers the late, great Robert Osborne. PLUS: "Duck Soup"! "Mad Dog of Europe"! Tony Curtis: fashion icon! Kirk Douglas knocks Joseph Mankiewicz! And Ben interviews Sophia Loren, Ernest Borgnine and Max von Sydow! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 38 seconds
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Dick DeBartolo and Al Jaffee Encore

Gilbert and Frank celebrate the 100th (!) birthday of Mad magazine cartoonist Al Jaffee with this encore episode from 2016, featuring Al and longtime Mad writer Dick DeBartolo, who discuss their friendships with publisher William M. Gaines, their admiration of Jack Davis and Mort Drucker and the secret origin of the term "potrzebie." Also, Al remembers Harvey Kurtzman, Dick falls for Lauren Bacall, Stephen Colbert pays tribute to a comedy hero and Gilbert bashes "Up the Academy." PLUS: Gloria Swanson! "To Tell the Truth"! "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions"! Al parties with Jason Robards! And the warped genius of Don Martin! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 16 seconds
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Dana Gould Part 2

In this conclusion of a 2-part episode, Gilbert and Frank welcome back comedian, actor and Emmy-winning comedy writer DANA GOULD for a highly entertaining conversation about hammy actors, '70s cinema fashion, Famous Monsters of Filmland, the graciousness of George Carlin (and Adam West!) and the mysterious death of Dr. Cyclops. Also, Joey Bishop hassles Jack Benny, Chuck Connors fights a triceratops, Dana runs afoul of Bob Hope and Jonathan Harris (angrily) turns down the "Lost in Space" movie. PLUS: Mr. Moto! "Touch of Evil"! The girl who haunted Bela Lugosi! Dana adapts Rod Serling! Batman tangles with Krusty the Clown! And the return of "Price Comparison"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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Dana Gould Part 1

In the first of a 2-part episode, comedian, actor and Emmy-winning writer Dana Gould returns to the show for a funny, frenetic conversation about the "science" of monster movies, the extravagance of Sammy Davis Jr., the generosity of Roddy McDowall (and Charlton Heston!) and the new web series, "Hanging with Dr. Z." Also, Dwight Frye checks out, Darren McGavin dons a bathrobe, Orson Welles turns down "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" and Andy Griffith "punches up" "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken." PLUS: Burt Mustin! "King Kong Escapes"! "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine"! Don Knotts meets Mr. Potter! And Dana teams with the one and only Mel Brooks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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Laraine Newman

Actress, comedian, Emmy-nominated writer and loyal GGACP fan LARAINE NEWMAN returns to the show to discuss descending from Jewish cowboys, growing up in celebrity-land, co-founding The Groundlings, auditioning for Bob Hope (and Robert De Niro) and her engrossing new memoir, "May You Live in Interesting Times." Also, Don Ameche mounts a comeback, Chevy Chase tells the "Aristocrats" joke, Laraine crushes on Illya Kuryakin and Walter Matthau turns down the Julia Child sketch. PLUS: Autumn Fizz! "American Hot Wax"! Buck Henry gets kinky! "That's Not Funny, That's Sick!" And Laraine recalls working with Bob & Ray, Dudley Moore and Rodney Dangerfield! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 47 seconds
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Michele Lee

Gilbert and Frank are joined by Tony- and Emmy-nominated actress-singer Michele Lee for a look back at her seven-decade career in television ("Knots Landing"), movies ("The Comic," "The Love Bug") and on the Broadway stage ("How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying") and a lively conversation about the bawdiness of Red Skelton, the naughtiness of Buddy Hackett, the courageousness of Don Rickles and the flirtatiousness of Frank Sinatra. Also, Michele cuts the rug with Fred Astaire, treads the boards with Robert Morse and Rudy Vallee, takes directing tips from Jerry Lewis and plays Lou Costello's wife in the infamous "Bud and Lou." PLUS: "Rod Serling's Night Gallery"! "Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story"! In praise of Dick Van Dyke! And Michele shares the screen with Liberace, Danny Kaye and Sammy Davis Jr! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 23 seconds
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Alan Menken

Tony, Emmy, Grammy and 8-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about the marriage of screen music and images, the demise (and resurrection) of movie musicals, the genius of the late, great Howard Ashman, and the "architecture" of songs like "Be Our Guest," "I See the Light," "Part of Your World" and "Somewhere That's Green." Also, Danny DeVito mimics Jimmy Durante, Steve Martin plays a sadistic dentist, Brad Garrett and Jeffrey Tambor perform a "want" song and Alan praises the talents of John Williams, Thomas Newman and Lin-Manuel Miranda. PLUS: "Fantasia"! The comedy of Randy Rainbow! "I'll Do Anything"! Alan wins a Razzie! And Bob Dylan turns down "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 2 seconds
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Richard Masur

Gilbert and Frank talk to Emmy- and Oscar-nominated actor-director Richard Masur about his 6-decade acting career, his years as president of the Screen Actors Guild, his numerous collaborations with mentor Norman Lear and his role in the infamous "Heaven's Gate." Also, Francis Ford Coppola welcomes feedback, Jack Nicholson replaces Mandy Patinkin, John Carpenter remakes "The Thing" and Richard shares drinks (and the screen) with Pat McCormick. PLUS: "Scavenger Hunt!" "Hot l Baltimore"! Remembering Ben Johnson! The wisdom of Robert Preston! And Richard praises co-stars Gene Hackman, Sidney Poitier and Meryl Streep! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 1 second
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Kliph Nesteroff

Show business historian and New York Times bestselling author KLIPH NESTEROFF returns to the podcast for an entertaining and (as always) educational discussion about banned cartoons, politically incorrect mascots, the history of Hollywood stereotypes and his new book on Native Americans and comedy, "We Had a Little Real Estate Problem." Also, Buddy Hackett pulls a knife, Howard Hawks disses Rowan & Martin, Peter Sellers sends up Charlie Chan and Frank Sinatra's goons rough up Shecky Greene. PLUS: "Go Go Gophers"! Alan Hale's Lobster Barrel! Allen & Rossi "inspire" Charlie Hill! Jack Carter feuds with Al Jolson! And "F-Troop" rips off a Redd Foxx routine! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 53 seconds
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Amazing Colossal Musical Memories (2014-2020)

Under the creative guidance of audio producer John Murray, Gilbert and Frank discuss and dissect some of the show's best musical moments from 2014-2020, with live performances by Neil Sedaka, Dennis DeYoung, Kenny Loggins, Tommy James, Mark Hudson and Tony Orlando (among others). Also in this episode: Anne Murray covers "Danny's Song," Uncle Junior interprets Yip Harburg, Rupert Holmes (almost) pays tribute to Humphrey Bogart, and Charles Fox composes the soundtrack of 1970s television. PLUS: John Davidson looks ahead! The Shondells go psychedelic! The legend of Morris Levy! Goldie Hawn falls for a Hudson Brother! And the Brill Building sound inspires the British Invasion! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 3 seconds
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In Memoriam 2020

Gilbert and Frank are again joined by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Michael H. Weber for a loving look back at some of the artists and performers who left the stage in 2020, including Carl Reiner, Kirk Douglas, Diana Rigg, Buck Henry, Regis Philbin and Olivia deHavilland. Also in this episode: Sean Connery improvises an iconic line, Fred Silverman makes TV history, Matty Simmons co-founds the National Lampoon and the world bids farewell to Mr. Creosote. PLUS: Burns and Schreiber! Stiller and Meara! The art of Mort Drucker! The genius of Fred Willard! And Gilbert and Frank salute a member of the ACP family! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 57 seconds
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"Deconstructing the Rat Pack" with Rick Lertzman

Entertainment historian and bestselling author RICK LERTZMAN ("The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney") discusses his new book, "Deconstructing the Rat Pack: Joey, the Mob, and the Summit" and joins Gilbert and Frank for a fascinating conversation about the heyday of nightclubs, the glory days of Las Vegas and the cultural impact of Frank, Dean, Sammy, Joey and Peter. Also, Uncle Miltie whips it out (again), Sammy Davis blows through a fortune, Pat McCormick tanks "The Joey Bishop Show" and Jerry Lewis runs afoul of Sam "Momo" Giancana. PLUS: Sheldon Leonard! Louis Prima inspires Ol' Blue Eyes! Don Adams "borrows" from Bob Newhart! Rick hangs with Moe Howard (and Bud Abbott)! And the unknown reason behind Dean and Jerry's split? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 39 seconds
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Norman Lear Encore

Gilbert and Frank celebrate the 50th anniversary of "All in the Family" with an ENCORE presentation of another classic episode, as legendary writer-producer-director NORMAN LEAR 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 dear 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 48 seconds
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Dave Thomas Encore

In this repeat of a classic GGACP episode, Gilbert and Frank chat with one of their favorite performers, actor-writer-director DAVE THOMAS, who looks back on his years with Second City (and "SCTV"), his transition to dramatic series writing, his admiration for Bob Hope and his working relationships with Dan Aykroyd, Eugene Levy, Tom Poston and Martin Short. Also, Richard Harris gets rough, Buck Henry storms out, Gilbert cuts the rug with John Travolta and Mel Blanc plays Dave's dad. PLUS: "The New Show"! Yasser Arafat hits the links! Dave praises Al Jaffee! And the comedy stylings of Max von Sydow! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 53 seconds
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BONUS Live from Stereo

Frank Santopadre is joined by special guest Mario Cantone to answer your questions live from the Stereo App! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/1/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 57 seconds
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Celebrating "A Charlie Brown's Christmas"

To celebrate the 55th anniversary of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Gilbert and Frank welcome writer-producer Craig Schulz ("The Peanuts Movie") and archivist and author Chip Kidd ("Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz") for a look back at one of the most beloved and innovative television specials ever produced and the enduring genius of the man behind it. Also, Snoopy crushes on Peggy Fleming, Linus makes prime time history, Barney Google inspires a lifelong nickname and Craig introduces his father's work to a new generation. PLUS: Joe Shlabotnik! "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"! The brilliance of Vince Guaraldi! The artistry of Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson! And the panelists reveal their favorite "Peanuts" strips of all time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/20201 hour, 43 minutes, 47 seconds
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Christmas 2020 with Mario Cantone

Friend and fan favorite Mario Cantone returns for GGACP's annual holiday episode and a funny and festive conversation about awkward child actors, depressing Christmas carols, holiday-themed horror films, the musical talents of Leslie Bricusse and Jerry Herman and the 50th anniversary of Rankin/Bass' "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town." Also, Mickey Mouse meets Scrooge, Katharine Hepburn tugs on St. Nick's beard, Cyrano de Bergerac warbles a seasonal ditty and Mario (finally) discovers the legend of Cesar Romero. PLUS: Tattoo sings! Ed Norton swings! "Christmas at SeaWorld"! Saluting Paul Coker! And Bob Hope and Marie Osmond holiday in Saudi Arabia! (Produced & edited by John Murray. Special thanks to Jerry Dixon. In loving memory of Mike McPadden). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 19 seconds
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Craig Bierko and Beverly D'Angelo

GGACP favorites Craig Bierko and Beverly D'Angelo return to the show for a spirited conversation about ABC Afterschool Specials, obscure time travel movies, the comedic brilliance of Martin Short and Richard Kind and the early days of cable television. Also, Al Pacino watches "Cats," Milos Forman inspires Steve Martin, Beverly grabs Chevy Chase's junk and Craig mixes up Bob Hope and Richard Nixon. PLUS: Imogene Coca! The return of old Groucho! Stan Kann the Gadget Man! In praise of Carrie Fisher! And rest in peace, Janet Ann Gallow! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 2 seconds
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Stacy Keach

Emmy and Tony-nominated actor Stacy Keach looks back on his seven-decade career and talks about playing Shakespeare's greatest characters, dining with Orson Welles, shooting pool with John Huston and sharing the screen with Paul Newman, George C. Scott, Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. Also, Rod Steiger passes on "Patton," Stacy turns down Hawkeye Pierce, John Wayne parties with Zsa Zsa Gabor and the Keaches, Quaids and Carradines team up for "The Long Riders." PLUS: "The Ninth Configuration"! Idolizing Olivier! Reinventing Frankenstein! Fonzie goes to college! And Stacy's dad joins forces with Maxwell Smart! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 1 second
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John Sebastian

Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer and founder of The Lovin' Spoonful John Sebastian entertains Gilbert and Frank with anecdotes about Cass Elliott, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon and Jim Morrison and reveals the stories and inspirations behind hits like "Daydream," "Summer in the City," and "Do You Believe in Magic." Also, Groucho co-hosts "Music Scene," Richard Pryor plays the Cafe Au Go-Go, Art Garfunkel nails a Spoonful cover version and John composes a classic sitcom theme. PLUS: Vivian Vance! "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" The legend of Zal Yanovsky! Boris Karloff plays Captain Hook! And Ed Sullivan introduces the "American Beatles"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 34 seconds
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Abbott and Costello

Gilbert and Frank are joined by archivist BOB FURMANEK, film critic LEONARD MALTIN and author-historian RON PALUMBO for a celebration of the 80th anniversary of Bud Abbott & Lou Costello's screen debut and an animated conversation about the lives and careers of one of the most popular comedy teams of all time. Also in this episode: Groucho Marx gushes, Dean Martin gets a nose job, Boris Karloff turns down "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" and Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi consider a Bud and Lou biopic. PLUS: Bingo the Chimp! Saluting Sidney Fields! Shemp joins the army! Joe Besser frightens Gilbert! And the experts pick their favorite A&C movies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/20201 hour, 49 minutes, 33 seconds
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John Byner

Comedian, actor and master impressionist John Byner returns to the show to share hilarious anecdotes about James Cagney, Jerry Lewis, Groucho Marx, Ed Sullivan and Jackie Vernon (to name a few) and to talk about his recently-released memoir "Five Minutes Mr. Byner: a Lifetime of Laughter."Also, Jack Carter lashes out, George Jessel lawyers up, Joey Bishop promotes a boxing match and Billy Barty sits on Bob Hope's lap. PLUS: Annette Funicello! "Angels with Dirty Faces"! Dueling Rod Steigers! "Merv Griffin's Talent Scouts"! And John and the boys remember the late, great Bob Einstein! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 51 seconds
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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Gilbert and Frank are joined by astrophysicist, "Cosmos" host and "Twilight Zone" superfan Neil deGrasse Tyson for an entertaining and educational conversation about time travel, zombie uprisings, the logic of werewolf movies, the science of being funny and the plausibility of "Jurassic Park." Also, Sandra Bullock defies gravity, Perry Mason meets Godzilla, Raquel Welch rocks a loincloth and Rod Serling adapts "Planet of the Apes." PLUS: "The Blob"! Raymond J. Johnson Jr! Superman gets his freak on! Saluting Gene Roddenberry! And Neil and Gilbert compete on "The $100,000 Pyramid"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 16 seconds
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Tim Robbins

Oscar-winning actor, musician and activist Tim Robbins joins the boys for a lively discussion on a wide range of topics, including the "New Hollywood" of the '70s, the genius and generosity of Robert Altman, the timeliness of Depression-era screwball comedies and the enduring appeal of "The Shawshank Redemption." Also, Gore Vidal steals the show, Richard Pryor plays The Gaslight Cafe, Orson Welles runs afoul of William Randolph Hearst and Tim (fondly) remembers Paul Newman, Don Rickles and Robin Williams. PLUS: "Bobbo Supreme"! "Howard the Duck"! Monty Python comes calling! In praise of "The Hudsucker Proxy"! And Tim weighs in on the future of movie theaters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 1 second
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Halloween 2020 with Joe Dante and Mick Garris

Film directors (and fellow monster kids) Joe Dante and Mick Garris help Gilbert and Frank usher in Halloween 2020 with a frighteningly good conversation about giant insects, evil hunchbacks, cheesy haunted house flicks, the glory days of horror anthologies and the 60th anniversary of “Psycho.” Also, Basil Rathbone goes slumming, Bogie plays a mad scientist, Anthony Perkins puts Mick to the test and Joe sings the praises of Dick Miller and John Carradine. PLUS: “She-Wolf of London”! “The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes”! The genius of William Castle! The “Colossal” cinema of Bert I. Gordon! And Joe and Mick salute the late, great Larry Cohen! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/20201 hour, 42 minutes, 36 seconds
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"The Odd Couple" 50th Anniversary Show

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of ABC's "The Odd Couple," Gilbert and Frank welcome a panel of experts, including comedian-superfan Dave Juskow, author Bob Leszczak ("The Odd Couple on Stage & Screen") and the sons of Oscar Madison himself, Adam Klugman and David Klugman. Also, Tony Randall stands out, Mickey Rooney loses out, John Byner breaks up the room and Garry Marshall makes TV history. PLUS: The queen of game shows! "The New Odd Couple"! Howard Cosell fakes it! Adam plays young Oscar! And David hits the road with Randall and Klugman! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 43 seconds
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Bob Costas

Emmy-winning broadcaster and Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Costas returns to the podcast for an animated conversation about his five-decade career in television, his passion for TV westerns, his weakness for cheesy sports biopics and his memorable interviews with Rod Steiger, Jerry Lewis, Mickey Mantle, Don Rickles and Rodney Dangerfield. Also, Uncle Miltie drops the mic, Ralph Kramden does the mambo, Lon Chaney Jr. meets "The Rifleman" and Bob gets his very own Topps baseball card. PLUS: "The Million Dollar Movie"! Appreciating Joe Franklin! Babe Ruth to the rescue! William Conrad learns karate! And Bob remembers the late, great Tom Seaver. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 16 seconds
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Lewis Black

Actor, playwright and Grammy-winning comedian Lewis Black returns to the podcast to discuss the creativity of Pixar, the cinema of Barry Levinson, the timelessness of "Dr. Strangelove" and the political comedy of Mort Sahl, Dick Gregory, Paul Krassner and the Smothers Brothers. Also, Christopher Walken cracks a joke, Ruth Buzzi meets Michael Corleone, Ed Sullivan chews out Jackie Mason and Lewis tours the Middle East with Robin Williams. PLUS: Topo Gigio! Saluting Joe Grifasi! George Carlin leaves a message! The musical satire of Mark Russell! And Lewis sings the praises of the National Comedy Center! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 15 seconds
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Joe Mantegna

Gilbert and Frank talk to Tony-winning actor Joe Mantegna about paying dues, working with primates, portraying Dean Martin, his admiration for Errol Flynn and his long association with Pulitzer-winning playwright David Mamet. Also, Don Ameche busts a gut, Eli Wallach rides the subway, Ben Kingsley takes in a Chicago concert and Joe lands a role in the Italian "Star Wars." PLUS: Super Sugar Crisp! In praise of Tony Bennett! The courage of Lenny Bruce! The genius of Shel Silverstein! And Joe voices an iconic cartoon character! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 21 seconds
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Malcolm McDowell: Part 2

Part 2 of Malcolm McDowell! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 8 seconds
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Malcolm McDowell: Part 1

Gilbert and Frank welcome a long sought-after guest, actor Malcolm McDowell, who weighs in on a number of topics, including the eccentricities of Stanley Kubrick, the birth of the Beatles, the intensity of James Cagney and the "friendship" of Danny Kaye and Laurence Olivier. Also, John Lennon enjoys a laugh, Ian Holm holds a grudge, Mick Jagger considers "A Clockwork Orange" and Gilbert and Malcolm send up Jack the Ripper. PLUS: The Liverpool Stomp! "Yankee Doodle Dandy"! The generosity of Albert Finney! The comedy of Derek and Clive! And Malcolm performs a "phallic monologue"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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Patton Oswalt Rerelease

Originally aired April 29, 2018 Comedian, actor, writer and GGACP fan Patton Oswalt drops by the studio (finally!) to discuss the films of Sidney Lumet and Billy Wilder, the "unnatural" art of sitcom acting, the disappearance of grindhouse theaters and the influence of "Richard Pryor: Live in Concert." Also, Larry Cohen deconstructs Superman, Gilbert imagines "Titanic, Part II," the Karate Kid opens a car dealership and Patton stages "The Day the Clown Cried." PLUS: Praising "Ratatouille"! Remembering John Cazale! The artistry of Rick Baker! "Francis Ford Coppola's Dr. Strange"! And the shocking climax in the case of the Golden State Killer! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/20201 hour, 51 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jim Gaffigan Rerelease

Originally aired December 21, 2015 Gilbert and Frank return to the famed New York Friar's Club to chat with comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan, who weighs in on subjects ranging from the lost art of "ethnic comedy" to the healing powers of stand-up to the caste system of show business. Also, Jim "opens" for the Pope, treads the boards with Jackie Gleason's grandson, struggles to capture Manhattan on film and writes ads for Downy and Hardee's. PLUS: Myron Cohen! Nat Hiken! The hunchback makes out! The genius of Cloris Leachman! And the "biggest Goy in the world"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 59 seconds
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Brian and Eddie Holland

Gilbert and Frank welcome Rock & Roll Hall of Fame songwriters Brian and Eddie Holland for an in-depth look at the history of Motown, their work with The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and The Four Tops and the creative process behind their dozens of hits, including "Heat Wave," "Baby Love," "I Hear a Symphony," and "You Keep Me Hangin' On." Also, Martha Reeves makes her move, Berry Gordy builds an empire, The Beatles cover "Please Mr. Postman" and Eddie co-writes "Ain't Too Proud to Beg." PLUS: The Funk Brothers! The genius of Lamont Dozier! Motown goes psychedelic! Brian praises Richard Pryor! And Eddie remembers the legendary Jackie Wilson! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 39 seconds
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John Leguizamo

Emmy and Tony-winning writer-director-actor John Leguizamo joins Gilbert and Frank for a funny, energetic conversation about Latin history, defunct comedy clubs, the freedom of voice acting, the films of Barry Levinson and George Romero and the debacle of "Super Mario Bros." Also, Wesley Snipes plucks his eyebrows, Gilbert envies Raymond Burr, Lorne Michaels disses Steven Seagal and John runs afoul of Al Pacino, F. Murray Abraham and Patrick Swayze. PLUS: "House of Buggin'"! Saluting Mel Blanc (and Al Hirschfeld)! Remembering Tony Scott! Toulouse-Lautrec wows the ladies! And John "kills" Lee Strasberg! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/17/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 33 seconds
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Bob Saget

GGACP friend and fan favorite Bob Saget returns to the show to talk about celebrity roasts, cancel culture, the perseverance of Rodney Dangerfield, the understated genius of Martin Mull and his new podcast, “Bob Saget’s Here For You.” Also, Norm Macdonald reads a joke book, Jack Warden plays it old school, Gilbert jams with Robin Williams and Bob sneaks into a taping of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” PLUS: Remembering Don Rickles! Johnny Carson babysits! The films of Larry Cohen! The return of “Dummy in the Window”! And Cesar Romero hits on Bob’s mom! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 6 seconds
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Mac Davis

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and actor Mac Davis joins Gilbert and Frank for a fun, breezy conversation about 70s-era variety shows, sharing the screen with Jackie Gleason, sharing a bill with George Burns and Henny Youngman and penning hits for Elvis Presley ("Memories," "In the Ghetto," "A Little Less Conversation"). Also, Buddy Hackett pulls a gun, Buddy Holly plays a roller rink, Richard Nixon guest stars on "Laugh-In" and Mac crashes Sam Elliott's screen test. PLUS: Solomon Burke! The Memphis Mafia! "North Dallas Forty"! Remembering Kenny Rogers! Appreciating James Garner! And Colonel Parker "gifts" Mac with a velvet Elvis! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/20201 hour, 43 minutes, 51 seconds
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Michael Lehmann

Gilbert and Frank talk with director and producer Michael Lehmann ("Heathers," "Airheads," "True Blood," "American Horror Story") about hotheaded producers, 70s paranoia thrillers, the artistry of Francis Ford Coppola, the effectiveness of "The Exorcist" and the reassessment and reevaluation of "Hudson Hawk." Also, Warren Beatty lends a shoulder, Ed Begley plays a giant insect, James Coburn adopts a chimp and Harold Ramis receives a hero's welcome. PLUS: William Conrad! "The Beaver Gets a Boner"! Appreciating Joe Mantegna! Michael directs Carl Reiner! And the boys sing the praises of "The Maltese Falcon" and "My Darling Clementine"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 46 seconds
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Sitcom Writers Roundtable with Dave Hackel, John Markus, Bernie Orenstein and Bill Persky

Gilbert and Frank are joined by an all-star panel of TV comedy writers, including Dave Hackel ("Wings," "Becker"), John Markus ("The Cosby Show," "The Larry Sanders Show"), Bernie Orenstein ("Sanford & Son," "Love American Style") and Bill Persky ("The Dick Van Dyke Show," "That Girl") for a hilarious and informative conversation about failed pilots, troublesome actors, bad network notes, the versatility of Danny Kaye and the volatility of Buddy Hackett. Also, John writes for Bob Hope, Bill disses Joey Bishop, Bernie shows Bing Crosby the ropes and Dave spends a memorable day with Truman Capote. PLUS: "The Cheap Show"! The Jewish Tom Sawyer! The genius of Sheldon Leonard! Garry Shandling breaks in! Redd Foxx holds out! And the boys remember the late, great Saul Turteltaub! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/20201 hour, 43 minutes, 15 seconds
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Adam Arkin and Alan Arkin

Gilbert and Frank are joined by Emmy-winning actor-director Adam Arkin and Oscar-winning actor-director Alan Arkin for a funny and fascinating conversation about portraying villains, directing dark comedies, working with children, the precision of the Coen brothers and the Cold War politics of "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming." Also, Pat McCormick hits the hard stuff, Groucho drops in on Second City, Stephen King praises "Wait Until Dark" and Alan (almost) directs "Blazing Saddles." PLUS: Captain Kangaroo! "Northern Exposure"! The brilliance of "The In-Laws"! Adam "reps" Chuck McCann! Alan records "The Banana Boat Song"! And Adam and Alan choose their favorite Arkin performances! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 23 seconds
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Special Encore Episode: Carl Reiner

In a rebroadcast of a classic episode from 2017, Gilbert and Frank welcome one of their comedy heroes, writer-actor-director Carl Reiner, who looks back on his earliest years in the business, shares his admiration for Steve Allen, Sid Caesar and Dick Van Dyke and discusses his film collaborations ("The Jerk," "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid") with Steve Martin. Also, Gilbert and Carl roast Joan Rivers, Ruth Gordon torments George Segal, Queen Elizabeth praises "The 2000 Year Old Man," and Sheldon Leonard rescues "Head of the Family." PLUS: Iron Balls McGinty! Monty the Talking Dog! Mickey Rooney sends up Ben Turpin! And the legend of Le Petomane!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 22 seconds
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Brad Garrett

In one of GGACP's funniest shows to date, comedian and Emmy-winning actor Brad Garrett visits with Gilbert and Frank to talk about the camaraderie of Golden Age comedians, the strange appeal of the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts," the comedic genius of Martin Mull and Fred Willard and the challenges of portraying his longtime hero, Jackie Gleason. Also, Sammy Davis buys a soda, Liza Minnelli sheds a tear, Gilbert plays the sitcom neighbor-from-Hell and Brad opens for the Chairman of the Board. PLUS: "Fargo"! Art Fern! In praise of Mr. Warmth! The generosity of...Jack Carter? The comedy stylings of "Greg Barrett"! And Brad remembers the late, great Peter Boyle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 12 seconds
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Chris Lemmon and Charlie Matthau

To celebrate both Father's Day and the 100th anniversary of Walter Matthau's birth, Gilbert and Frank are joined by actor-musician Chris Lemmon and producer-director Charlie Matthau for a loving look at the lives and careers of one of cinema's legendary comedy teams, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Also: Jerry Lewis turns down "Some Like it Hot," Red Skelton passes on "The Sunshine Boys," Walter "compliments" Christopher Walken and Jack runs afoul of Virna Lisi's husband. PLUS: "The Fortune Cookie"! The Ukrainian Cary Grant! The music of Neal Hefti! The complexities of Blake Edwards! Walter rescues "The Odd Couple"! And VingRhames pays Jack an unforgettable tribute!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 33 seconds
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Bob Balaban

Gilbert and Frank chat with Oscar- and Emmy-nominated producer, director and actor Bob Balaban about his family's history in the movie theater business, his affection for horror films, his transition from acting to directing and his admiration for colleagues Wes Anderson, Christopher Guest and Steven Spielberg. Also, Orson Welles inspires fear, Robert Altman tackles a whodunit, Bill Murray perfects his short game and Bob "apprentices" for Sidney Lumet. PLUS: "Brewster McCloud'! The Marx Brothers on stage! The brilliance of Eugene Levy! Uncle Miltie meets an extraterrestrial! And Bob remembers the late, great Fred Willard! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 43 seconds
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"Airplane!" 40th Anniversary with Julie Hagerty and Robert Hays

"Airplane!" stars Julie Hagerty and Robert Hays join Gilbert and Frank to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary and to share backstage secrets and stories behind one of the most original and quotable movies of all time. Also, Lloyd Bridges goes for broke, Leslie Nielsen pranks the cast, Peter Graves frightens small children and Robert Stack does John Byner doing Robert Stack. PLUS: "Zero Hour!"! "Lost in America"! Remembering Art Carney! Miss Piggy directs! And Julie and Robert recall their favorite "Airplane!" gags! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 51 seconds
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Barry Sonnenfeld

Gilbert and Frank welcome former cinematographer and award-winning director and producer Barry Sonnenfeld for an uncensored, laugh-filled conversation about directing temperamental actors, distrusting optimism, respecting movie audiences, helming "The Addams Family" and "Get Shorty" and writing his new memoir, "Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother." Also, George C. Scott pushes the envelope, Gene Hackman grows a goatee, Barry and Larry David compare neuroses and Michael Jackson cameos in "Men in Black II." PLUS: "Throw Momma from the Train"! In praise of Dennis Farina! The obsessiveness of Stanley Kubrick! The many conquests of James Caan! And Barry shares his rules for filming comedy scenes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dennis DeYoung

Rock icon and former Styx frontman DENNIS DeYOUNG joins Gilbert and Frank from his home in Chicago to talk about the birth of the Beatles, the death of rock n' roll, opening for Stevie Wonder and Frank Zappa and teaming with Julian Lennon for his new album "26 East, Volume One." Also, Dean Martin mocks the Stones, Alice Cooper pulls out all the stops, Eric Cartman covers "Come Sail Away" and Dennis reveals the biggest downside to being a rock star. PLUS: Dr. Demento! In praise of Antony Newley! Bob Hope wears love beads! Slim Pickens joins a Styx tour! And Dennis serenades the boys with "Babe" and "Lady"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 55 seconds
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Carol Kane

Emmy-winning actress Carol Kane joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about the cinema of the 1970s, Oscar acceptance speeches, the generosity of Jack Nicholson, the inventiveness of Andy Kaufman and her admiration for (and friendship with) the legendary Bette Davis. Also, Bill Murray takes a beating, Mike Nichols performs a magic trick, Gilbert kibitzes with Charles Durning and Carol takes a (career-changing) call from Gene Wilder. PLUS: Fritz Feld! Defending "Ishtar"! Saluting Hal Ashby! "Harry and Walter Go to New York"! And Carol Kane fills in for...Carole King?? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 39 seconds
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Mario Cantone

It's Christmas in May as the multi-talented Mario Cantone joins the boys for a special quarantine episode and a wildly entertaining conversation about teen idols, classic game shows, favorite Hitchcock flicks, the versatility of Jack Lemmon and the difference between impressionists and comedian-impressionists. Also, "Mildred Pierce" turns 75, Julia Child fillets the Little Mermaid, Mario hops a flight with Kathleen Turner and Gilbert guest-stars in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." PLUS: "Burnt Offerings"! In praise of Alec Baldwin! The musical stylings of Jerry Dixon! The Ramones visit "Steampipe Alley"! And "Aladdin Meets the Harlem Globetrotters"!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 41 seconds
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Amy Yasbeck

Actress and activist Amy Yasbeck visits the show to talk about golden age comedians, the directing style of Mel Brooks, working with Gilbert on "Wings" and the "Problem Child" franchise, and the playfulness and generosity of her husband, the late, great John Ritter. Also, Morey Amsterdam sings "Yuk-a-Puk," Gilbert gets nominated for a Razzie, Amy cuts the rug with Leslie Nielsen and Jack Warden changes accents in mid-movie. PLUS: Emil Sitka! "The New Love American Style"! Anne Bancroft plays Maria Ouspenskaya! John borrows shtick from Jerry Lewis! And 6-year-old Amy pitches the Easy-Bake Oven! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 45 seconds
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Alan Zweibel

Gilbert and Frank welcome back Emmy-winning comedy writer Alan Zweibel for a freeform discussion about bad reviews, least-loved SNL hosts, feuding celebrity couples, unsung Catskills comedians and Alan's new memoir, "Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier." Also, Gilda Radner struggles with fame, Abe Vigoda plays an eskimo, Alan gets heckled by a young Bill Murray and Frank reveals his favorite "Saturday Night Live" sketch of all time. PLUS: "It's Garry Shandling's Show"! The craftsmanship of Alan King! The brilliance of Herb Sargent! The REAL Broadway Danny Rose! And Alan remembers his friend, the late, great Buck Henry! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jeffrey Tambor

"Hey now!" Gilbert and Frank welcome Emmy-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor for a hilarious (and heartfelt) conversation about finding joy, avoiding dailies, pursuing authenticity, befriending the late, great Garry Shandling and breathing life into some of television's most indelible characters. Also, Ernest Borgnine inspires, James Mason perspires, Jeffrey gets confused with Elliott Gould and Rod Steiger holds a grudge against Marlon Brando. PLUS: George C. Scott! "Radioland Murders"! Remembering Rip Torn! The generosity of Al Pacino! And Jeffrey and Gilbert co-star with a chimpanzee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 13 seconds
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Gilbert and Frank's Amazing Colossal 6th Anniversary Show: Part Two

GGACP celebrates its 6th anniversary and the recent release of Episode #300 with PART TWO of a live evening of story and song from New York City's Cutting Room with Mario Cantone, Marilu Henner, Richard Kind, Paul Shaffer and surprise guest performer David Yazbek  -- as well as special guests Susie Essman, Barbara Feldon, Tom Leopold, Jackie Martling, Jeff Ross and Alan Zweibel. Also in this episode: Gilbert and Jeff star in "CSI," David and Paul pay tribute to Ed McMahon, Tony Curtis puts the moves on Bette Davis and Richard and Mario (finally!) debate the merits of "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol." PLUS: Mason Reese! "Wait Until Dark"! The Island of Misfit Toys! The musical stylings of the Gilbert Gottfried Orchestra! And a Broadway icon drops by to join the fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 41 seconds
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Gilbert and Frank's Amazing Colossal 6th Anniversary Show: Part One

Gilbert and Frank celebrate the podcast's 6th anniversary and the recent release of their 300th episode by welcoming returning guests MARIO CANTONE, MARILU HENNER, RICHARD KIND and PAUL SHAFFER (as well as several surprise guests!) for an evening of music and laughter at New York City's Cutting Room. Also in this episode: Forrest Tucker sinks a putt, Irwin Corey eulogizes Soupy Sales, Burt Reynolds throws Johnny Carson off his game and Gilbert "makes love" to Dolores del Rio. PLUS: "Lonesome" George Gobel! Remembering Tony Randall! Richard praises David Letterman! Marilu fills in for Bob Hope! And a screen legend pays the boys a surprise tribute! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jason Alexander

Tony-winning actor and director Jason Alexander joins Gilbert and Frank for an in-depth conversation about network interference, working with animals, classic "Twilight Zone" episodes, Woody Allen's influence on George Costanza and the impact of "Seinfeld" on popular culture. Also, Robert De Niro yuks it up, Liza Minnelli lends a hand, Jason and Martin Short perform "The Odd Couple" and Gilbert warbles a tune from "Duckman"! PLUS: Joe Besser! "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle"! The genius of Jerry Stiller! The golden age of comedy albums! And Jason gets advice from William Shatner!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices