Monday, March 20, 2023

Happy Halloween! Get some Campy Tricks and Treats from the Late Paul Lynde!

Happy Halloween from OutWire757!  If you are of a ‘certain age’, you will certainly recall the sarcastic, funny always grinning Paul Lynde from ‘Bewitched’ and ‘Hollywood Squares’.  For many, Lynde and Charles Nelson Reilly were about as ‘out’ as a celebrity could be in the 1960’s and 70’s.  Mr. Lynde and Reilly were always on hand to deliver dripping sarcasm or a naughty double entendre.

In 1976, Lynde starred in a very campy, very 70’s Halloween Special for ABC.  Featuring Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch from ‘The Wizard of Oz’), performances by Pinky Tuscadero, Tim Conway, Betty White and Florence Henderson, a disco dance number and the first TV appearance by the band KISS.  There is something for everyone on this trip back in time.

Write Bruce Villanch was a young writer for this show and he produced a segment for the Archive of American Television about the now classic Halloween Special you may view below.

Pour yourself a drink and enjoy the a trip to 1976.


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