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Happy HOMO-ween! – WATCH: “The Paul Lynde Halloween Special!” (1976) – FULL Video

Tune Out The Rocky Horror Remake and WATCH "The Paul Lynde Halloween Special" Instead (1976) FULL Video


Its that time of year again Sammie!  

Its time for  our annual viewing of The Paul Lynde Halloween Special!

The Paul Lynde Halloween Special! was  broadcast October 29th, 1976 on ABC.  It featured guest star Margaret Hamilton in her first and only reprisal of her role as The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz and guest starred Billie Hayes as Witchiepoo from H.R. Pufnstuf, Tim Conway, Roz (Pinky Toscadaro) Kelly, Florence Henderson,the rock band KISS, Billy Barty, and yes even Betty White! PLUS an un-billed surprise appearance by Donny and Marie Osmond! (Nothing scarier than Mormons on Halloween!.)

So lets do the REAL time warp and travel back to 1976 and watch the gay man. the center square and the gay legendary comedic actor himself Paul Lynde as he makes everyone Halloween just a little bit homo before it got trendy. 

Many Halloween TRICK and TREATS to the lovely Lisa Derrick  for turning us on to this.

Its Groooooooooooovey.




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Will Kohler



Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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