A Disco Medley



Featuring Donny & Marie, Paul Lynde, Karen Valentine, Hal Linden, and various Sweathogs.
You've been warned.


24 comments:

  1. Paul Lynde in a Gary Spivey wig!

    And speaking of Sweathogs, did you know that Robert Hegyes (Juan Epstein) died last month?

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    1. Yes, I did see that sad bit of news. Back in the day, I thought he was kinda hot, in that Jewish Puerto Rican way...

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  2. This why I never pursued a career in show business.

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    1. More's the pity, as we now know you have a monstrous talent!

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  3. Wholesome,cleaned,sanitized,and deodorized disco, as only Donnie and Marie can do it.That's what the world needs....

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  4. I really posted this because of Karen Valentine. I wanted to include her in our esteemed roster, and there just aren't enough decent clips of her!

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    1. Too bad there wasn't a shot of Karen geting caught in the doors of the Disco Bus!

      BrianB

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    2. Haha! And then she could fall in love, American style!

      I just rewatched the Room 222 intro. Did high school kids really dress that way? I had such a crush on Lloyd Haynes!

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  5. I assume we'll be seeing a screen grab of Mr. Lynde on the Hair Hall of Fame? LOL

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    1. An excellent idea, wish I knew how to do that!

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  6. I only have two things to say: this series was taped about a block from where I live....which explains the glitter still trapped in the shrubbery.

    And I hope Miss Valentine fired her agent.

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    1. It does not surprise me that you would live near glitter-encrusted shrubbery!

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  7. Do you think anyone mentioned to Karen that she was supposed to be, you know, singing?

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    1. "Dah doo dah doo dah day, doo dah doo dah doo dah day!"

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  8. This was considered entertainment! People scheduled time to sit on the sofa and watch this. People designed those costumes, dances and sets...and kept their jobs! Aren't there laws - or at least morals clauses - about siblings dancing together in spandex? When the only saving grace of a big production number is the crotch of some of the costumes...well, something is terribly wrong in the world. Get these folks to the Freed Unit stat!

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  9. We unfortunately used to watch "Donny and Marie" when I was a child, and every week I used to cringe. More importantly, each week I would think "who the f**k are any of these people"? And do you know what? I am no clearer. Apart from Jimmy "Pork Fat" Osmond and Paul Lynde ("The Hooded Claw"), were the others all bit-part players in "The Love Boat" or something? Jx

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    1. There's no real explanation for American TV stars, though at least back then they were actors. Nowadays they're just Kardashians!

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  10. I just found that clip by checking out the labels on the side bar... My sister was so crazy about the show (well, mostly about Donny (and so was I... secretly!!!) and she forced me to play the part of Donny while she of course played Marie... It must have traumatized me in some way since I still find myself singing sometimes while walking to the bus stop:

    "I'm a little bit country.
    And I'm a little bit rock'n roll"


    *sigh*

    Bill made a good statement about people being able to put bread and butter on their table. Whether we like it or not, we all need to make a living.

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    1. I, too, had a thing for Donny. Still sorta do, but don't tell anyone.

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    2. Bitches,your secret is NOT safe with ME.

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