Frank Santopadre is an American comedy writer and producer for television, radio and live events, currently working as a staff writer on ABC's The View and as the co-producer and co-hosts of Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast!.
Actress and singer Beverly D'Angelo ("National Lampoon's Vacation," "Hair," "Coal Miner's Daughter") joins Gilbert and Frank for a VERY spirited conversation about her long, strange trip through show business, her gig as a Hanna-Barbera storyboard artist, her enduring friendships with Chevy Chase and Carrie Fisher and her on-screen collaborations with Woody Allen, Alan Arkin, Eddie Bracken, Ava Gardner and Peter O'Toole. Also: Beverly auditions for "Raging Bull," Gilbert reads "Fifty Shades of Grey," Burgess Meredith puts on the moves and Bela Lugosi directs a Marx Brothers movie. PLUS: Lurleen Lumpkin! "The Sentinel"! Remembering Patsy Cline! In praise of Andrew Bergman! And Beverly favors the boys with "The Girl from Ipanema"!This episode is brought to you by Bat Out Of Hell The Musical.
Gilbert and Frank welcome one of their favorite composers, Grammy and Emmy winner Charles Fox, who looks back on a six-decade career of writing top 40 hits ("Killing Me Softly with His Song") as well as music and themes for TV shows ("Happy Days," "Wonder Woman") feature films ("Barbarella," "9 to 5") and game shows ("Match Game," "What's My Line?"). Also, Charles teams with Barry Manilow, pens a tune for Burt Reynolds, witnesses the Ed Ames tomahawk incident and remembers friends Neal Hefti, Jerry Goldsmith and Henry Mancini. PLUS: "Love, American Style"! The Charles Fox Singers! The inventiveness of Ernie Kovacs! Gilbert sings the soundtrack from "Zapped!" And the boys pay loving tribute to Paul Williams!
Gilbert and Frank return to Sid Gold's Request Room in New York City for a LIVE singalong episode, accompanied by pianist extraordinaire Joe McGinty and a roomful of passionate (and knowledgeable!) listeners. Also, Helen Reddy gets the jump on Bette Midler, Herve Villechaize covers the Captain & Tennille, Gilbert picks a bone with Kenny Rogers and Dustin Hoffman shares the screen with Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. PLUS: Ace of Base! The songs of Shel Silverstein! "The Blind Man in the Bleachers"! "The Wreck of the Barry Fitzgerald! " And the boys salute GGACP guests Ron Dante, Neil Sedaka and Paul Williams!This episode is sponsored by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: GILBERT).
Captain Stubing himself, actor Gavin MacLeod climbs aboard the Amazing Colossal Podcast for a fun-filled conversation about paying dues, playing bad guys, crushing on Marilyn Monroe, acting with (and without) a hairpiece and sharing a years-long friendship with the late, great Ted Knight. Also, Gavin praises Cary Grant, ad-libs with Peter Sellers, cuts the rug with Bing Crosby and breaks into the business with Martin Balsam, Martin Landau and Jack Warden. PLUS: Big Chicken! "Chuckles Bites the Dust"! The brilliance of Blake Edwards! A surprise caller chimes in! And Gavin and Tony Curtis share a donut! This episode is brought to you by Morgan & Morgan (www.forthepeople.com).