I love Paul Lynde. In fact, I do a mediocre impression of him. He’s one of the lost Hollywood personalities I miss today. He had personality; he was an identity. His uniqueness and camp gets me a little nostalgic when I watch Bewitched or clips of Hollywood Squares. It made me more than delighted to have a topic tied in to the above show tune.
Whether this was supposed to be a joke, satire, or just plain soap-box stomping, I’ve seen it many times before. There are older generations pulling the same routine their parents did in their prime. It’s always the same thing, a tired broken record.
My question becomes why is it that hard to stop this recycled nonsense? Is it that ingrained into a human’s behavior to think the “youngin’s ruining the country”?
In the near future, I’d like to put up some more writing. I have some house repairs to do, but there might be a little time to be creative.
Lots of people make lots and lots of money from this. You know that.
All the more reason to deep six it from my perspective. It’s the yellow journalism of the new millennium.
I know this song, but never realized Paul Lynde sang it. I picture him on Hollywood Squares. A bit ironic that he’s singing about kids…
I’m sure it’s looked through a different lens, now that he passed on. There were plenty of people in 1963 that had no idea, and he would make several innuendos on Hollywood Squares very few picked up on.
Unfortunately, I have no idea what “Hollywood Squares” is or was. Great clip however,,,Paul Lynde is excellent. All I think of, when I hear Dick Van Dyke’s voice, is his dreadful attempt at a cockney accent in Mary Poppins! Oh by the way, I think the ruination of the country is carried out, on equal terms, by young and old alike:)
Hollywood Squares was a game show on American TV for decades. You might find an English equivalent, if you take a look at the episode below.