#110: Amy Heckerling
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- TV & Film
Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, a man Stephen King once called “a national treasure,” talks with the show business legends, icons and behind-the-scenes talents who shaped his childhood and influenced his comedy.
Along with co-host and fellow pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre, Gilbert is joined by comics, actors, musicians, talk show hosts, writers and other eyewitnesses to Hollywood history, including Bruce Dern, Chevy Chase, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Adam West, Steve Buscemi, Micky Dolenz, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow and DOZENS more, for a funny, frenetic, fly-on-the-wall look at showbiz then and now (but mostly then.)
Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast was named "Best Podcast of 2015" by the Village Voice and one of iTunes' "Best of 2014." It has been featured in Rolling Stone, Wired and the Los Angeles Times.
Writer-director Amy Heckerling ("Clueless," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High") drops by the studio to chat about a wide range of compelling topics, including: the double standard of onscreen nudity, the educational benefits of the "Million Dollar Movie," the blandness of romantic comedies and the genius of Slavko Vorkapich. Also, Amy sparks to James Cagney, salutes Mort Drucker, "studies" with Terry Southern and finds inspiration in "Ed Wood." PLUS: Ray Walston! "Jaws 2!" Praising Cameron Crowe! The mystery of Martin Brest! And Gilbert dances with John Travolta!
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