Monday, August 15, 2011


Starting today we are pleased to announce our brand new blog site! We have combined our blog and websites into one so you dont have to ping pong between two seperate sites. From now on go to for your one-stop retro fix.
We have also added a LIVE video element so you can watch our tapings live and send us your questions to be asked of our celebrity guest. See ya at our new diggs.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


If you follow our blog here then you need to know of a change effective immediately. We have combined the website and the blog at This blog will not be updated after the month of August. Please head to our website and follow us there if you can. ALSO, we are implementing video to our site and possibly making the podcast a VODCAST....a video podcast. No worries if you still prefer to hear us in audio only form because we will be producing BOTH audio and a video version.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Erin Walton: Tonight!

Mary McDonough can say she grew up as a Walton. Yes, the squeaky clean rural family that made The Brady Bunch look like pimps and prostitutes. LOL. The CBS drama that had everyone yelling goodnight to each other from their bedrooms in the 70s was a phenomenon in the tv industry at the time but some behind the scenes truths were shocking. Our guest tonight got to be a part of that piece of television history.....good or bad. Mary McDonough played Erin Walton and says she learned a lot about life in general on the set of that show. Her latest book chronicles her struggle to remain a normal kid while balancing being on an A list show.
Join us tonight as we delve into the Waltons. A show that was a part of the fabric of the american family in the 1970s. We kick off at 7:30pm. Just Do a SKYPE search for "waitiknowthis" and call in.
Hope to see ya then!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

ON THIS DAY in American Bandstand history

1961 - Conway Twitty performed "The Next Kiss (Is the Last Goodbye)" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Jon & Robin & the In Crowd performed "Dr. John, the Medicine Man" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Jim Stafford performed "My Girl Bill" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - The Ohio Players performed "Jive Turkey" on "American Bandstand."

Here's a cute clip from the old Crook and Chase show talking about fashion on American Bandstand.

"I just want to say to the kids out there watching: You can do anything you want in life. Unless Jay Leno wants to do it too."
- Conan OBrien

Friday, May 27, 2011


Im posting this image of Jeff because this is the way I'd prefer to remember him. Either this or as Bobby on "Taxi". He led a sad life after a massive back injury that led to constant pain and addiction this actor ended up as the sad center of the reality show with Dr. Drew called "Celebrity Re-hab". It broke my heart to see him as destroyed as he was on that show. So this post I will keep short and simple. Lets remember him the way he would have wanted to be remembered. Here's a great clip from Taxi and one from Grease.

Thanks Jeff. We are glad your suffering is over. Rest in peace.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


"Hello, Sammy!" I absolutely loved when Paul Lynde would show up unannounced on "Bewitched" and utter those words to Samantha Stevens. (Be still my beating heart. Ahhh Liz Montgomery) Uncle Arthur was a great character portrayed by a great character actor. Paul Lynde worked his way into america's heart through Hollywood Squares where he was the best "center square" in history. His quips and quotes from the night before were passed along at the watercoolers across the country everyday at work. My personal favorite...

Peter Marshall: "Paul, is it true that there is a musical bra?"
Paul Lynde: "The hills are alive!..." (Sung to the Sound of Music tune)

But did you know that the handsome, flamboyant comedian/actor was once a heavy set guy from Ohio who struggled with self-confidence? I watched a special on Paul Lynde recently and was blown away when I saw the images of him when he had a serious weight problem. (Check it out HERE) I dont think its a shock to anyone that Paul was gay but in those days it just wasn't as accepted so he had to live with that demon as well.
When you watch the special I linked you to in the last paragraph you'll here the story of how one night Paul and his partner were out partying when his partner, intoxicated, decided to hang out of their hotel window as a goof. He slipped and Paul watched him fall to his death.

Obviously he had a lot to process. Paul Lynde had a difficult personal life. Some say his alcoholism held him back while others talked of his quirky hang ups like when he would buy a new home and decorated it he wouldn't allow folks to come inside during his housewarming party.

But all that aside....I loved the guy. Whether he was the voice of Templeton the rat in the animated Charlotte's Web or Uncle Arthur...he was hilarious. One of the best.

Paul Lynde left us suddenly on January 10th 1982 5 months shy of his 56th birthday. He died of a heart attack. But we will never forget him.