Happy Halloween...with Paul Lynde

My annual Halloween tradition....watching The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, and now I share it with you....and you’re welcome.

Halloween, known to some as the gay Christmas, was a great match for Mr. Lynde’s flamboyant brand of comedy.

At the time, Lynde was the wisecracking star of  Hollywood Squares and inhabited the so-called glass closet decades long before that term was even invented.

In the ’60s Mr. Lynde played both Uncle Arthur, the prankish warlock on Bewitched, and Dr. Dudley, the jittery family physician on The Munsters so it made sorta sense to give him his own variety hour special.

The Paul Lynde Halloween Special is an hourlong variety extravaganza, largely unseen since its 1976 ABC broadcast, and now available to anyone with an Amazon Prime Membership.

Betty White and Donny and Marie Osmond make cameo appearances, as does Florence Henderson who sings a disco version of “That Old Black Magic,” and shares a major lip-lock with Mr. Lynde, who’s dressed as “very chic sheik” Florence of Arabia.

But its all four members of KISS who sing and dance around Lynde in a campy corny wonderfully uncomfortable moment of television history.

And to top it all off,  the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) introduces Paul Lynde to Ace Frehley. Only in Hollywood.

This special is EVERYTHING TV should be and more.  So go ahead and watch it on Amazon prime or click HERE. Happy Halloween Paul Lynde, and thank you for this. We ❤️ you.
Happy Halloween...with Paul Lynde Happy Halloween...with Paul Lynde Reviewed by #IheartHollywood on October 31, 2017 Rating: 5

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