Friday, November 16, 2007

1972-The Paul Lynde Show

If you grew up after the 1970s, you have probably never heard of Paul Lynde. Remembered by many as the center square on Hollywood Squares throughout the 70s, Paul Lynde was a character actor that essentially played the same personality in every role. He was known for his trademark sarcastic manner, often a quick insult delivered through his teeth with a head waggle. Think Roger from American Dad is original? His personality and mannerisms are heavily inspired from Paul Lynde.
He was a prolific guest star in TV shows throughout the 60s and 70s. He was known as a stylish 'confirmed bachelor,' so naturally when producers gave him his own show he was cast as straight-laced Paul Simms, attorney, husband, father.
One day Howie, a shaggy-haired, blue-jeans wearing college student moves in-and hilarity ensues! Well, in reality, the show is remembered as mediocre at best and would often end up with someone falling in the pool.

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