#120: Dawn Wells
- Visual Arts
- 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.
In addition to co-starring in one of the most popular and durable sitcoms of all time, "Gilligan's Island," actress Dawn Wells appeared in dozens of memorable shows, including "Bonanza," "The Invaders," "The Wild Wild West," "77 Sunset Strip" and "The Joey Bishop Show." Gilbert and Frank talk to Dawn about her Old West roots, her friendships with her fellow castaways and her memories of Don Rickles, Hans Conried, Phil Silvers and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Also, Batman fends off a shark, Martin Landau builds evil robots, Sherwood Schwartz takes his revenge and Elisha Cook Jr. warms Dawn's heart. PLUS: Sterling Holloway! "The Legend of Boggy Creek"! The return of John McGiver! Mr. Magoo drops an F-bomb! And Sid Caesar phones Albert Einstein!