With the great news posted earlier by the Retroist that today IS Pac-Man Day, it seemed an opportune moment to share Buckner and Garcia’s “Pac-Man Fever” performance on Solid Gold.
So if you are not too exhausted from visiting your local arcade and playing hours of Pac-Man to help celebrate this wondrous day why not take a moment and watch this fantastic performance?
[Via] Ronafe69’s YouTube Channel
All I need now is a bowl of Pac-Man cereal and my day will be set!
Before there was Jeff Dunham and Terry Fator, there was Wayland Flowers. Technically, Flowers was less a ventriloquist and more a puppeteer, but the basic premise remains the same. He did shows and skits with puppets. One of his most famous puppets was an old hag named Madame. Maybe “hag” isn’t so nice, but, man, was this broad misshapen, particularly in the chin and mouth area. Not only did she have a distinctive look, but she had a distinctive gravely voice as well. Flowers and Madame appeared on The Andy Williams Show, Hollywood Squares, and Laugh-In, and she also had her own sitcom, Madame’s Place. But I know her best from her many appearances on Solid Gold. Like so many things I saw in my really young days, I couldn’t understand Madame and was pretty much traumatized by her. But I don’t find her scary today. At least, not as scary.
Belinda Carlisle “performs” her hit “Mad About You” on the syndicated U.S. music and variety TV program Solid Gold in 1986. Introduced by show host Marilyn McCoo.