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Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

899 episodes - English - Latest episode: 7 days ago - ★★★★★ - 3.8K ratings

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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Episodes

Malcolm McDowell Part 1

June 10, 2024 07:00 - 1 hour

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 ...

Mario Cantone Encore

June 03, 2024 07:00 - 1 hour

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 ...

GGACP Classic: Tales of Hollywood with Sandy Helberg

May 30, 2024 07:00 - 48 minutes

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,...

Lee Meriwether & Julie Newmar Encore

May 27, 2024 07:00 - 1 hour

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 an...

GGACP Classic: Ron Dante

May 23, 2024 16:07 - 1 hour

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, R...

Alan Zweibel Encore

May 20, 2024 07:00 - 1 hour

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...

GGACP Classic: Bob Burns

May 16, 2024 07:00 - 1 hour

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” Corri...

Roger Corman Encore

May 13, 2024 07:00 - 1 hour

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...

GGACP Classic: Farewell, Mr. Warmth

May 09, 2024 07:00 - 38 minutes

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

David Steinberg Encore

May 06, 2024 07:00 - 57 minutes

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...

GGACP Classic: Gilbert Sings!

May 02, 2024 07:00 - 36 minutes

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

Raybone's Record Collection Encore

April 29, 2024 07:00 - 39 minutes

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

GGACP Classic: Election and Save the Tiger

April 25, 2024 07:00 - 22 minutes

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

Charlotte Rae Encore

April 22, 2024 07:00 - 55 minutes

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...

GGACP Classic: Eric & Eliza Roberts

April 18, 2024 07:00 - 1 hour

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 Gr...

Billy West Encore

April 15, 2024 07:00 - 1 hour

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...

GGACP Classic: Charade and The Conversation

April 11, 2024 07:00 - 14 minutes

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 ...

Gabe Kaplan Encore

April 01, 2024 07:00 - 1 hour

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 passe...

GGACP Classic: Peter Marshall

March 28, 2024 07:00 - 1 hour

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 Jol...

Ben Mankiewicz Encore

March 25, 2024 07:00 - 1 hour

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 sed...

GGACP Classic: M. Emmet Walsh

March 21, 2024 07:00 - 1 hour

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...

Colin Quinn Encore

March 18, 2024 07:00 - 1 hour

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...

GGACP Classic: Barbara Feldon

March 14, 2024 07:00 - 1 hour

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...

Tim Robbins Encore

March 11, 2024 07:00 - 1 hour

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 ...

GGACP Classic: Bob Bergen and Rob Paulsen

March 07, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour

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...

Richard Lewis Encore

March 04, 2024 12:49 - 1 hour

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 mil...

GGACP Classic: Michael McKean

February 29, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour

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 ...

Six Degrees of Gilbert Gottfried Encore

February 26, 2024 08:00 - 37 minutes

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 dow...

GGACP Classic: Peter Fonda

February 22, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour

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 ...

Kliph Nesteroff Encore

February 19, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour

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 bers...

GGACP Classic: Dennis DeYoung

February 15, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour

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 dow...

Jackie Martling Encore

February 12, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour

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....

GGACP Classic: John Amos Returns

February 08, 2024 15:31 - 32 minutes

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

Frank's Record Collection Encore

February 05, 2024 08:00 - 35 minutes

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 open...

GGACP Classic: George Zucco and Gene Hackman

February 01, 2024 15:44 - 18 minutes

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

Gino Conforti Encore

January 29, 2024 17:15 - 1 hour

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...

GGACP Classic: Howard Storm and Steve Stoliar

January 25, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour

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 m...

Aaron Lee & Rainn Wilson Encore

January 22, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour

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 ...

GGACP Classic: Bob Hope Specials and Richard Lester

January 18, 2024 08:00 - 22 minutes

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 ...

Henry Winkler Encore

January 15, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour

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 (a...

GGACP Classic: Jack Jones

January 11, 2024 08:00 - 1 hour

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 sh...

70s and 80s Cop Shows Encore

January 08, 2024 08:00 - 26 minutes

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. PL...

GGACP Classic: Gino Salomone’s Answering Machine Messages from the Stars!

January 04, 2024 08:00 - 36 minutes

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 ...

The Best of Celebrity Meltdowns Encore

January 01, 2024 08:00 - 43 minutes

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 c...

GGACP Classic: Obscure Christmas Movies

December 28, 2023 08:00 - 29 minutes

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...

Christmas 2021 with Mario Cantone Encore

December 25, 2023 08:02 - 1 hour

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 m...

GGACP Classic: Mario Cantone

December 21, 2023 08:00 - 1 hour

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) adapta...

Christmas Novelty Songs with Mario Cantone Encore

December 18, 2023 08:00 - 32 minutes

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

GGACP Classic: Gilbert Opens Christmas Gifts from Listeners

December 14, 2023 08:00 - 26 minutes

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 f...

Norman Lear Encore

December 11, 2023 08:00 - 1 hour

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 Carrol...

Guests

Mario Cantone
5 Episodes
Gary Gerani
4 Episodes
Rob Paulsen
3 Episodes
Leonard Maltin
2 Episodes
Penn Jillette
2 Episodes
Butch Patrick
1 Episode
Chip Kidd
1 Episode
Dana Gould
1 Episode
Dan Harmon
1 Episode
Dave Thomas
1 Episode
David McCallum
1 Episode
David Stein
1 Episode
Ed Asner
1 Episode
Gene Wilder
1 Episode
George Takei
1 Episode
Jeff Abraham
1 Episode
Jim Gaffigan
1 Episode
Jim Norton
1 Episode
Judd Apatow
1 Episode
Judy Gold
1 Episode
Norman Lear
1 Episode
Paul Scheer
1 Episode
Paul Williams
1 Episode
Steven Weber
1 Episode
Tom Johnson
1 Episode
Weird Al Yankovic
1 Episode

Books

The Parallax View
1 Episode