Funshine Friday (Holiday Repeat): ‘The Paul Lynde Halloween Special’ (1976)

Happy Halloween, Bionic pals! It’s time for a tasty holiday repeat. Enjoy heartily!

“ABC’s answer to trick or treat”
‘The Paul Lynde Halloween Special,’ October, 1976

On October 29, 1976 a comedic monster known as The Paul Lynde Halloween Special ate up television screens across America. Here now, in its entirety, you can watch that marvelous beast in frightening action once again.

Are you brave enough to enjoy the full 50 minutes of horrific 1970s fun? Get a load of this line-up and you’ll want to dive right in: KISS (rocking three songs in their network TV debut)! Florence Henderson! Billy Barty! Witchiepoo! Tim Conway! Pinky Tuscadero! The Wicked Witch of the West! Betty White! Donny & Marie Osmond! And more…

Middle America meet Kiss
‘Detroit Rock City,’ ‘The Paul Lynde Halloween Special,’ 1976

‘The Paul Lynde Halloween Special,’ 1976

Huge thanks to Vintage Los Angeles for posting a link to the special on their Facebook page and sparking my re-post. Happy Halloween!

The Paul Lynde Halloween Special IMDb

Scary!?
Donny & Marie Osmond, The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, 1976

Previously on Funshine Friday: ‘Wonderama’ – ‘Exercise’ Song (1972)

More Paul Lynde at Bionic Disco: Daily 70s Spot: ‘Paul Lynde Halloween Special’ ABC Promo (1976), 70s Moments: Paul Lynde’s WSPD-TV Weather Report (Toledo, 1978)

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Daily 70s Ad: Mattel – Snoopy’s ‘Snap-Tite’ Sopwith (1970)

Mattel – Snoopy’s ‘Snap-Tite’ Sopwith. ('Boy's Life' magazine, October, 1970)

Mattel – Snoopy’s ‘Snap-Tite’ Sopwith. (‘Boy’s Life’ magazine, October, 1970)

“There’s no drying time because you don’t need any glue or paint.”

It’s got a motorized propeller. How could you not want this? Daily 70s Ad # 293: Mattel – Snoopy’s ‘Snap-Tite’ Sopwith originally appeared in the October, 1970 issue of Boy’s Life magazine.

(Source: Boy’s Life)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Bell System Telephone ‘Choosey Beginners’ (1978)

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Daily 70s Ad: Bell System Telephone ‘Choosey Beginners’ (1978)

Bell System Telephone ‘Choosey Beginners.' ('Ebony' magazine, October, 1978)

Bell System Telephone ‘Choosey Beginners.’ (‘Ebony’ magazine, October, 1978)

“Beginners can be choosers.”

Not the Mickey phone? C’mon! Daily 70s Ad #292: Bell System Telephone ‘Choosey Beginners’ originally appeared in the October, 1978 issue of Ebony magazine.

(Source: Ebony)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Mattel’s Mirror Mania Board Game (1970)

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Daily 70s Ad: Mattel’s Mirror Mania Board Game (1970)

Mattel’s Mirror Mania Board Game. ('LIFE' magazine, October 16, 1970)

Mattel’s Mirror Mania Board Game. (‘LIFE’ magazine, October 16, 1970)

“If you managed to read this headline, you’re ready for Mirror Mania,our new game of illusions.”

I can see why this one didn’t really catch on. And yet, I am intrigued. Daily 70s Ad #291: Mattel’s Mirror Mania Board Game originally appeared in the October 16, 1970 issue of LIFE magazine.

(Source: LIFE)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Crystal Studios, ‘Thank You, Stevie Wonder’ (1976)

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Daily 70s Ad: Crystal Studios, ‘Thank You, Stevie Wonder’ (1976)

Crystal Studios, ‘Thank You, Stevie Wonder.' ('Billboard' magazine, October 16, 1976)

Crystal Studios, ‘Thank You, Stevie Wonder.’ (‘Billboard’ magazine, October 16, 1976)

“Friends in the Key of Life.”

Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life was partially recorded at Crystal Studios in Hollywood. The chart-topping L.P. released in September of 1976. Daily 70s Ad #290: Crystal Studios, ‘Thank You, Stevie Wonder’ originally appeared in the October 16, 1976 issue of Billboard magazine.

(Source: Billboard)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Hot Wheels, ‘Snake’ Funny Car (1970)

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Daily 70s Ad: Hot Wheels, ‘Snake’ Funny Car (1970)

Hot Wheels, ‘Snake’ Funny Car. ('Boy's Life' magazine, October, 1970)

Hot Wheels, ‘Snake’ Funny Car. (‘Boy’s Life’ magazine, October, 1970)

“Lurking beneath the canary-like exterior is a monster Plymouth 426 Hemi mill. With all the goodies.”

It’s Don Prudhomme‘s Plymouth Barracuda funny car – cut down to size. Daily 70s Ad #289: Hot Wheels, ‘Snake’ Funny Car originally appeared in the October, 1970 issue of Boy’s Life magazine.

(Source: Boy’s Life)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Kodak, ‘Pick Of The Pockets’ (1973)

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