Tuesday, October 30, 2007

How to Have a Happy Halloween

Halloween is tomorrow, but you can celebrate today by ordering a copy of The Paul Lynde Halloween Special on DVD. The show was originally broadcast on ABC 31 years ago yesterday (Oct. 29, 1976) and featured the band Kiss, "Pinky Tuscadero" from Happy Days, Florence Henderson, the wicked witch (Margaret Hamilton) from The Wizard of Oz and cameo appearances by Betty White and Donny and Marie Osmond. (Hamilton was also well known at the time as Cora from the Maxwell House coffee commercials.)

According to the New York Times: "Previously circulated on low-quality bootleg VHS tapes among a small but devoted legion of Lynde lovers, this Halloween celebration again looks the way it did on a 19-inch Zenith 31 years ago, courtesy of a rediscovered tape, a tiny distribution outfit called S'more Entertainment Inc. and its kitsch-loving president ..."

Here's a preview featuring Kiss and Hamilton:

Who wants to pay for rush delivery?

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