Yes all my ghosties and ghoulies and long legged beasties and things that go bump in the night its time once again for Back2Stonewall.com’s 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 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! (And believe me there is nothing scarier than Mormons on Halloween!.)
So lets do the REAL time warp and travel back to 1976 and join the gay legendary comedic actor Paul Lynde as he makes everyone Halloween just a little bit homo before it got trendy.
In a followup interview done by Huffington Post’s Chris Harnick after legendary actress Betty White met with President Obama today. Betty was asked about her status as a gay icon which spans from the 1970’s suring her stint on the Mary Tyler Moore Show as the man hungry “Happy Homemaker” Sue Anne Nivens to today.
Oh! I didn’t know I was a gay icon. I get a lot of mail — but I don’t get many bad letters — but I got a woman the other day that was so upset with me because they said, “How do you feel about the gay marriage thing?” and my answer to that is, “I really don’t care with whom you sleep, I just care what kind of a decent human being you are.” I figure all the rest of it is your business and not mine. And not hers, incidentally.
Hot on the heels of Marine Sgt. Scott Moore asking Mila Kunis to accompany him to this years Marine Corps Ball via YouTube, (Which Mila graciously accepted) Marine Sgt. Ray Lewis has sent out an invitation to none other than Betty White to accompany him. And he is serious.
Lets hope that Betty accepts (You aren’t getting any younger gurl!)
“I don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time – and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones – I think it’s fine if they want to get married. I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.” – Betty White, in an interview with Parade Magazine.