Very 70s Halloween tv specials. How very? Paul Lynde and KISS very.
October 30, 2014 7:53 PM   Subscribe

 
I want to see the Paul Lynde/KISS one so bad and it won't play on iOS.
posted by sourwookie at 8:13 PM on October 30, 2014


Sweet jeebus, trying to calculate how much of ABC's cocaine budget went to that Paul Lynde special.
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 8:16 PM on October 30, 2014 [12 favorites]


Sourwookie: works on my iPad if I click the inline link
posted by entropicamericana at 8:57 PM on October 30, 2014


That PSA: "Hey kids, a black witch costume is too hard for drivers to see, make it white!" WHITE IS NOT FOR WITCHES. Unless you are Glinda. But as a kid, I would have been all "pscht, don't be a jive turkey*, I ain't wearing a white witch costume!"

*authentic 70s slang!
posted by emjaybee at 9:18 PM on October 30, 2014 [1 favorite]


Came for the Halloween candy poison/razor blade hysteria, was not disappointed.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 10:48 PM on October 30, 2014 [1 favorite]


We have the Paul Lynde special on DVD. It never fails to amaze. Margaret Hamilton AND WitchiePoo -- come on!
posted by davidmsc at 11:24 PM on October 30, 2014 [4 favorites]


We were peaceable people, but we would have beaten up any kid in a Hollie Hobbie costume.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 11:52 PM on October 30, 2014 [3 favorites]


That Paul Lynde special is the 1970's in a bottle!
posted by fairmettle at 2:23 AM on October 31, 2014


All that poor little girl wanted for Halloween was to be a witch. Instead, for safety's sake, she was forced to be a KKK version of Orko.
posted by jenny76 at 4:53 AM on October 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


What the heck was wrong with us during the 70s? Did the Bicentennial go to everyone's head or what? After reviewing these historical documents, I cannot believe I survived that decade. Wow.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:10 AM on October 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


That Paul Lynde special is the 1970's in a bottle!

I always thought that the Lynde special was a Sid/Marty Krofft production (Witchiepoo!), but alas no. THAT would have locked it in as the 1970s time capsule.
posted by JoeZydeco at 7:03 AM on October 31, 2014


I didn't realize how much mileage Paul Lynde got out of Bye, Bye, Birdie.

That Paul Lynde special is the 1970's in a bottle!

Or, as Orange Dinosaur Slide suggested, a vial.

posted by Room 641-A at 7:51 AM on October 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


What the heck was wrong with us during the 70s? Did the Bicentennial go to everyone's head or what? After reviewing these historical documents, I cannot believe I survived that decade. Wow.

See, when I watch these and realize they were, at the very least, the cultural background noise of the years many of my synapses were forming, it actually feels like it explains a lot.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:58 AM on October 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


*ahem*
All that cocaine in the '70s?

Disney's ESPN 2 to air Star Wars Halloween special.

Is coke still the choice of a new generation, or is it ice?
posted by Mezentian at 8:30 AM on October 31, 2014


I have to go to the euphemism …
posted by gubo at 10:17 AM on October 31, 2014


Say what you will about Paul Lynde, he is the *definitive* Templeton the rat.
posted by Chrysostom at 11:06 AM on October 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Wouldn't a white witch costume just look like a KKK costume? I think I'd rather risk getting hit by a car.
posted by The Man from Lardfork at 11:07 AM on October 31, 2014


*ahem*
All that cocaine in the '70s?


Sure, it's easy to blame everything on all the coke, but to be fair, some of it was the 'ludes.
posted by Room 641-A at 11:22 AM on October 31, 2014 [4 favorites]


This post got a "Great Job, Internet!" from the A.V. Club.

(Before anyone lets it go to their head, it should be pointed out that the bar for entry isn't all that high.)
posted by Sys Rq at 1:56 PM on October 31, 2014 [3 favorites]


But at least it helps mitigate that dumb orange-peeling post I made a couple of weeks ago!
posted by Room 641-A at 10:27 AM on November 1, 2014


I'm watching the Paul Lynde Halloween Special and feel like I need to take a moment of silence in memory of all the sequins and double entendres that sacrificed their lives to bring us this cultural treasure.
I'm with MCMikeNamara: This explains so much about my childhood brain.
posted by Dr. Zira at 5:36 PM on November 1, 2014


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