Friday, October 23, 2009

The Paul Lynde Halloween Special Is Playing At The Dino Lounge

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I'm not sure how many of you have ever seen The Paul Lynde Halloween Special. I only saw it this past year. I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it before. It's got to be seen to believed. I loved it. It's a lot of really cool campy fun. I don't know where else you are going to see everybody from Margaret Hamilton (the Wicked Witch of the West herself) to Tim Conway to Florence Henderson to KISS. The special originally aired on October 26, 1976 on ABC.

I had heard about it over the years, but it took me forever to finally get a chance to see it. I'm so glad I finally did. This special has it all, including Florence Henderson doing a disco version of
That Old Black Magic. If you've never seen this special, I hope you'll watch the clips I'm posting. These should be for the entire show if I'm correct. You won't be disappointed. Trust me on that. They just don't make anything quite like this anymore.

So has anybody here seen it besides me? What did you think of it? For those that have never seen it, I hope you'll get a chance to watch all of these clips when you have the time. I don't think you'll be disappointed. It's so unlike anything you've ever seen before.












64 comments:

Protege said...

Thank you for sharing this!! I have never seen these clips, and will make sure to come back and watch them fully. It is always such an experience to stumble upon something we really like.;) And I like anything that has to do with the Holidays and celebrations.;)
Have a great Friday.;)

Amy said...

i dont remember him but i'm going to have fun watching them anyway

Sam said...

I don't think we ever got Paul Lynde down here - it's a classic!! Actually, he's a classic!! Thanks for the post - I'm enjoying working my way through the clips!

Keith said...

Hey Protege. You are very welcome. I had no clue I would find the whole thing online. That was awesome. I had to post it for those who had never seen it. I figured maybe somebody might wanna see what it was all about. Happy Friday!

Keith said...

Hey Amy. Thanks. I hope you enjoy them. I did a post on Paul Lynde a couple of weeks back up here.

Keith said...

Hey Sam. Thanks. I'm glad you are enjoying them. I did a post on Paul the other week up here on my blog. I knew with Halloween coming up that I had to post this.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I love this special. You are right that there's nothing else really out there like it. I adore Paul. I miss him.

Wolf Boy said...

Dude, I've never had the chance to watch this before. I'll watch these clips this weekend. I'm ready to see me some KISS.

Erika said...

You have so put me in the mood for Halloween with these clips, Keith. Loving them all! :)

Marian said...

these are great,hhaha had never seen them before. how great. thanks for sharing.
hope you have a good weekend Keith
xx
Marian

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. Thanks. Glad you like it. I miss Paul too. I remember him over the years when I was growing up. Shame we don't have somebody like him today.

Keith said...

Hey Wolf. I hope you enjoy the clips. It was cool to see KISS up there.

Keith said...

Hey Erika. Thanks so much. I'm really happy you like the clips. This special is such a cool one at Halloween.

Keith said...

Hey Marian. Thanks. Glad you like them. That's cool that I could share these with you. Have a great weekend.

Drake said...

I think i saw this back in 1976, just to see KISS and Paul Lynde.
Totally freaky man. You just don't specials like this anymore!

Maria Confer said...

Oh, so fun! I have never seen these before. Such high camp awesomeness!

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Keith said...

Hey Drake. Thanks for commenting. That's cool that you saw it way back then. I was only like 5 then.

Keith said...

Hey Maria. Thanks. There is definitely a high camp factor. It wouldn't be Paul Lynde otherwise.

Kim@ The Girl Can't Help It said...

Apropos of nothing, Roger on "American Dad" always makes me think of Paul Lynde. Same awesomely bad voice, I guess!

Keith said...

Hey Kim. Thanks. I always loved hearing Paul's voice in cartoons from the past. Plus I know he's imitated a lot.

janettaylor said...

Love all of them!

X♡X♡

Etrapar said...

I hadn't seen it, but now I'm curious ^.*
kisses

Keith said...

Thanks Janet. Glad you liked those.

Keith said...

Hey Sonia. I hope you enjoy them. They are definitely different from anything around these days.

Mondo said...

Man Alive - that Kiss clip is so cool. I had my Kiss t shirt and boots on, while recording a halloween podcast this week. Honest!

Tights Lover said...

This is great! Just finished watching the first clip. I fear my workday may be shot now!!

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I thought it was awesome. That's really cool about wearing your KISS gear for the podcast.

Keith said...

Hey Tights. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the first clip. I'm sure you'll have fun with the rest as well.

Allison said...

This definitely was really campy - but I LOVED it! It was so fun to see, and watch all the celebrities too! They just don't make programs like this anymore! I'm definitely in a Halloween mood now! =)
And thank you so much for your kind words, Keith. It means a lot that I'm in your prayers. I think you're a great guy - don't let anyone get you down either! =) =)

Keith said...

Hey Allison. Thanks for your comment. I'm glad you like this. Yeah, there's nothing like this today. I thought it was some good campy fun.

You are very welcome. You are a very beautiful and special young woman. The best of your life is yet to come. Thanks for your kind words. Take care.

Heavenly Housewife said...

never seen him before, but i'm always up for some cool and campy fun :D

sinnlighet said...

Nice nice nice to be here again!

A from S

Keith said...

Hey Housewife. Thanks. Glad it's right up your alley.

Keith said...

Hey Agneta. Thank you. It's always great to hear from you. Cheers!

Lizzy said...

I have never seen him or heard about him but I guess he was/is famous in USA

Gabbi said...

I've never seen it but it looks really good from the few clips I saw!! Thank you so much for sharing Keith!

Keith said...

Hey Lizzy. I posted about him a few weeks ago. He was on Hollywood Squares and Bewitched. He did a lot of guest spots on other tv shows.

Keith said...

Hey Gabbi. Thanks. I appreciate it. Have a great weekend. Cheers!

this wheel's on fire said...

awesome, campy fun :)

insideratbjornborg said...

these are cool, what a great start to the weekend!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Brand new to me, which is awesome, I love finding retro and vintage Halloween clips/shows/films I've never seen. Thank you for posting these fab find, Keith.

Hope you have a marvelous weekend, my friend!
♥ Jessica

Keith said...

Hey Insider. Thanks. Glad you liked them. Enjoy the weekend.

Keith said...

Hey Jessica. Thank you. I'm so glad I could introduce you to something you had never seen before. I always love when I can do that on my blog. Enjoy the weekend. Cheers!

Couture Carrie said...

So fun, darling!
I had never seen this special before!

Loving the new profile pic, btw!

xoxox,
CC

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. I'm glad I could share this special with you. Thanks. The pic comes from On Her Majesty's Secret Service. I wanted to keep the Bond vibe going.

Leah said...

Thanks for sharing the clips... I enjoyed watching them.

Have a great weekend Keith!

Jeremy Richey said...

I;ve never seen the whole special but I absolutely love the section with KISS that I saw on their KISSOLOGY set Volume 2.

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Forgot about Paul Lynde, love him!

Keith said...

Hey Leah. Thanks. I'm happy you enjoyed these clips. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Jeremy. Thanks for commenting. I appreciate it. I love the parts with KISS. It's a really cool special.

Hey Libby. Thanks. Paul is awesome.

Maggi said...

To me there is nothing to compare with the variety shows of the 70's. Paul Lynde was awesome and funny enough I saw the DVD of this special for sale in Barnes and Noble the other day! lol

Keith said...

Hey Maggi. Thanks for commenting. There were so many great variety shows and specials back during this era. Paul was great. That's really cool about seeing this special at a store.

rika said...

aww.. thx for sharing this :D i really adore paul :D
xx

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Keith said...

Thanks Rika. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Paul is awesome.

naveen said...

thanks for visting my blog Keith
i very happy to see ur commet yes i had great week end
how are u

i wish every moment in ur life filled with happiness

Keith said...

Hey Naveen. You are very welcome. I'm always happy to visit your blog. I'm doing well. I'm enjoying my weekend. I hope you are too. Cheers!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

well, hands down, vincent is my all time favorite! christopher lee next - i don't think i've missed a film of vincent's -

and paul lynde!!! dear heavens! what a name and spirit from yesteryear!

thanks so much for bringing all these spooktacular guys back for us!

happy witches a'brewin' !!!

Keith said...

Hey Gypsy. Thanks. I appreciate your comment. So glad that you're a fan of all these men. I'm happy that you are liking my Halloween postings. Cheers!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh thanks for getting the clips, I hadn't seen it, will so enjoy looking at the clips!
xx

Keith said...

Hey Dustjacket. You are very welcome. I hope you enjoy it. Cheers!

Daniela said...

Though I've never heard of this, due to my ignorance I like to say though I am only 23, I absolutely loved the videos. They are campy and funny and real fun, too! Awesome finds, Keith!

Keith said...

Hey Daniela. Thanks so much. I'm really glad you enjoyed the clips. My thing is that I love to share things with people that they may or may not know.

Maria Jensen said...

There i something special about Paul Lyde. He got that special factor or something.. So funny and brilliant!

Keith said...

Hey Maria. Thanks. I'm a big fan of Paul. He definitely had a magical quality about himself.