Monday, February 27, 2012

50's Funnies (1980; Kitchen Sink Press)

Kitchen Sink Press, 1980
Editor: Larry Shell
Front Cover: Bill Stout
Writers: George Erling, Dave Hunt, Bill Kelley, Will Meugniot, Scott Shaw, Larry Shell 
Artists: Alfredo P. Alcala, Steve Bissette, George Erling, Dave Hunt, Tom Marnick,
Will Meugniot, Ernie Pasanen, Joe Ragusa, Scott Shaw, John Totleben,
Rick Veitch, Tom Yeates

Kitchen Sink Press was one of the first and better known publishers of the underground comix scene that was all the rage from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. The ambitious company was founded by Dennis Kitchen in 1970 and showcased quality work contributed by many unknown and/or controversial artists and writers who were allowed freedom of expression without the constraints of censorship that dominated mainstream comic book companies due to their compliance with the Comics Code Authority. Forbidden and taboo subjects involving sex, drugs, and violence filled the pages of these publications, such as Grateful Dead Comix, The Crow, Omaha the Cat Dancer, and Gay Comix, to name a few. But despite the usually strong subject matter, these naughty rags had a particularly strong appeal for the hippie counterculture who appreciated the satirical presentation of the music scene, politics, and social commentary that were ever present within the context of the stories and artwork. Readers were not only amused and entertained by underground comix, they also found themselves relating to the subject matter, more so than any other comic book genre being sold in newsstands.

50's Funnies was a one-shot title that was published long after the height of the underground comix popularity, but kept true to the form and goal of its predecessors. The front cover, by multiple awards winner Bill Stout (Coven 13; The Dinosaurs: A Fantastic New View of a Lost Era), parodies the fluffy and cheesy romance comics of long ago with a more realistic portrayal of teenage relationship issues. Instead of a heartbroken sweetie sobbing dramatically over being stood up on prom night, we have a young couple making out under the stars. The girl is afraid she will get pregnant, but her reassuring date promises to "pull out before" he shoots! Below that, a banner reads: "MORE LIES INSIDE!" Yup, the cover pretty much establishes the tone of what to expect from the stories that follow. Ah, but there is so much more! The montage of goodies by various writers and artists seem to have no bounds.

The inside front cover art is by Tom Yeates and Steve Bissette, and features a wonderfully illustrated tribute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll -- Elvis Presley! Yeates also contributes a music-themed centerfold in the comic. If his name seems familiar, you might have seen his work in Conan (Dark Horse), Tarzan (Malibu & Dark Horse), or even in the backup feature 'Claw the Unconquered' from DC's Warlord series. Bissette fans are equally treated to more of his art filling the inside back cover. Most notable in the horror comic book genre, Bissette's credits include Bog Swamp Demon (Hall of Heroes), Deadtime Stories (New Comics Group), Gore Shriek (FantaCo), and Tales of Terror (Eclipse).

'I Sold My Soul for Rock 'n' Roll!' by Larry Shell and Scott Shaw is the comic's first story. It's a retelling of the old Oscar Wilde classic about a man who sells his soul to the Devil. This time, however, the demon happens to be a rebellious teenage delinquent named Hot Soxx -- a parody of the popular Harvey Comics character Hot Stuff -- who's driving all the old fork-tailed folks in Hell bonkers with his rock 'n' roll ruckus and flashy motorbike. His aunt Burnia forces the little daredevil to go out into the mortal world and make something of himself. From here on, the tale takes on the familiar elements associated with The Picture of Dorian Gray, while also parodying Dick Clark and American Bandstand50's Funnies editor Larry Shell wrote the story for this humorous and fast-paced feature. Shell's first self-publishing endeavor began in 1975, in which he first worked with many of the artists and writers showcased in this rare comic book. Multi-talented Scott Shaw did the art, lettering, and even co-scripted alongside Shell. Quite impressive is Shaw's body of work in various media outlets, whose comic book credits include Archie Sonic the Hedgehog, The Flintstones, and The Simpsons. Shaw has also been seen utilizing his artistic talents in television cartoon shows, like The Fantastic Four, Jim Henson's Muppet Babies, The Smurfs, and in animated movies for Disney.

'Bullet for a Doll,' by writer Bill Kelley and artist Tom Yeates, is the next segment. It's a noir-like piece that takes us back to the days when pulp fiction detectives were saddled with fixed fedoras and permanent, non-removable wife-beaters. The token cigarette dangling from the dick's non-existent lips and trusty .38 pistol by his side are also evident. The scenario plays out with typical narration as the staple femme fatale attempts to seduce this emotionally constipated man. However, the twist at the end is quite bizarre and disturbing. So much so, that readers may find themselves pondering what the hell it all meant? We have the talented writer Bill Kelley to thank for messing with our heads. More of his fine work can be found in DC Comics' lineup of guilty pleasures, such as Elvira's House of Mystery, Sgt. Rock, Unknown Soldier, Weird War Tales, and in the horror anthology series called Unexpected. Tom Yeates' artwork captures the tone of the narration brilliantly and adds further dimensions to the oddity of the piece. Quite unsettling, indeed.

'Beat-Out' is a satirical commentary on society's obsession with quick self-improvement ads that littered the magazines and comic books of the time -- in particular, those earn-your-school-diploma-at-home advertisements and the infamous Charles Atlas Plan! Among all this is a story about... boy wants girl... other boy wants girl... girl gets around! This little treat is brought to us by the hard working and controversial George Erling, whose interesting list of credits include titles like Beastiality, Heebie Jeebie, and Weird Rip-Offs.

'Forgotten Fears of the Fifties' is a sick and twisted look at the Atomic Age of yesteryear, when TV horror hosts invaded households like bed bugs, teenagers made good use of the handy zipper, and numerous B sci-fi and horror flicks paraded across the Drive-In movie screens. Editor Larry Shell appears in the drawings as the host "in various disguises," impersonating the likes of Rod Serling, Alfred Hitchcock, John Zacherley, and other iconic personalities. It's a true classic, featuring the astounding artwork of Rick Veitch (Fearbook), Joe Ragusa (Manticore), Tom Marnick (CARtoons), John Totleben (Taboo), and Ernie Pasanen (Parade of Gore)! Perhaps, out of the names mentioned, the most recognizable in the comic book industry are those of Veitch and Totleben, who have both done work on the popular titles Heavy Metal and Swamp Thing, and much of their contributions appear extensively in DC and Marvel Comics. Titles Veitch is known for include Captain America, Ghost in the Machine, Hellblazer, Jonah Hex, Mystery in Space, Nightmare Theater, and, especially, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book series. Totleben's resumé is as equally impressive, having taken on such titles as Batman, Bizarre Adventures, From Hell, Miracleman, The Sandman, Tales of the Vampires, Twisted Tales, X-Men Unlimited, etc.

'Momma's Bwah!' by Bill Kelley and Rick Veitch again, is a deliciously demented and perverse parody on classic comic strip characters and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre! Bazooka Joe and His Gang are lifted right out of those mini-comics found inside the wrapper of every Topps Bazooka chewing gum and are now aged into horny teenage delinquents, who play a nasty joke on infamous serial killer and cannibal Ed Gein. Unfortunately for Joe and his friends, however, Mr. Gein likes to hunt down and kill naughty teenagers. Other famous comic characters make cameo appearance, these include Nancy, Archie, Popeye, etc. Extremely offensive, it's doubtful this historical gem of underground comix will ever be republished during our age of politically correct suppression. But fear not, fellow sickies... SP has posted more of this feature at the end of the SPew. Enjoy!

'Spaced Rat-Pol,' by writer and artist Dave Hunt and inker Alfredo P. Alcala, is next up and enters sci-fi territory with a parody of the original 1950's television series Space Patrol. The story is much more tame compared to the two previous horror entries it follows, but the talented Mr. Hunt and the ink work of legendary artist Alcala keep things entertaining and engaging with non-stop action and eye-catching visuals. Of course, the parody's true strength shines through if one is familiar with the old television show. Dave Hunt fans will especially enjoy this rare and daring excursion from the man who's endless reign of contributions include Adventures on the Planet of the Apes, Amazing Adventures, The Amazing Spider-Man, Astonishing Tales, The Transformers, as well as horror titles, like The Barn of Fear, Book of the Dead, Chamber of Chills, Creatures on the Loose, The Man-Thing, The Monster of Frankenstein, Strange Tales, and Werewolf by Night. Alfredo P. Alcala first achieved fame with his 1963 creation of Voltar by CRAF Publications. Such prestige earned him work on countless titles, such as Conan the Barbarian, Doctor Strange, Freddy Krueger's Nightmare on Elm Street, House of Secrets, Plop!, Tales of the Zombie, Witching Hour, and Warren Magazine favorites -- Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella!

'Turf!,' by Will Meugniot, raps up the collection with this strange and final entry. It's a social commentary on the useless existence of being a member of a street gang. The lead character, who narrates the tale, is an aging gang leader with no future and time is running out. The ending, however, has a supernatural twist that is quite disturbing and is enhanced even further by the perturbing illustrations. Meugniot's work has appeared in The DNAgents, Exotic Fantasy, Howard the Duck, Marvel ChillersMarvel Team-Up, Vanity, and has branched off into the the television and video entertainment industry as both a director and producer for such projects as G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom, Jem, Slimer and the Real Ghostbusters, Spider-Man Unlimited, Stargate: Infinity, and X-Men.

Forgotten Fears of the Fifties (continued)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Giant Robo (a.k.a. Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama)

He flew; he delivered mega-punches; sported a flame-thrower inside his mouth; and had an array of destructive arsenal at his disposal... including shooting missiles from his metallic fingertips. He was GIANT ROBO! and he was built to resemble the great pharaohs of ancient Egypt. This super-bot aided young Daisaku Kusama (Johnny Sokko in the U.S. version) in battling giant monsters unleashed by an organization of alien invaders called Big Fire (or the Gargoyle Gang in the U.S.) in every episode of the Japanese TV series Jaianto Robo (1967-1968). Giant Robo made his debut in a popular comic strip before he got his own TV show. By 1970, several episodes were compiled into a feature length film called Voyage Into Space, which in turn, motivated the U.S. to re-release the original TV series in syndication. The show was now called Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot and several editing changes were made for the American audience who warmly embraced this fantastic creation. Today, Giant Robo has become a cult-favorite franchise, with toys, comic books, and animated cartoons in high demand from long adoring fans. The origin and background stories of Giant Robo continue to evolve, but his unique appearance remains unmistakable. Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama had the honors of playing Giant Robo in the TV series. He immediately went on to appear in several action films until the mid-1970s. Here, Sicko-Psychotic has listed his and Giant Robo's credits, including comic book appearances. I welcome and encourage GR fans to help add onto this list, either now or in the following years.

Weekly Shonen Sunday: "Giant Robo" (1967) -- magazine featured comic strip by Mitsuteru Yokoyama
Jaianto Robo (1967-1968; a.k.a. Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot) -- TV series, featuring Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama as Giant Robo
Shôwa Zankyô-den: Karajishi Jingi (1969; a.k.a. Chivalrous Tales of the Shôwa Era: The Duty of a Lion; Brutal Tales of Chivalry) -- featuring Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama
Shôwa Zankyô-den: Shinde Moraimasu (1970; a.k.a. Chivalrous Tales of the Shôwa Era: Hell Is Man's Destiny) -- featuring Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama
Yakuza Deka (1970; a.k.a. Gangster Cop) -- featuring Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama
Voyage Into Space (1970) -- movie made from compilation of JAIANTO ROBO TV series episodes
Joshuu Sasori: Kemono-beya (1973; a.k.a. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable) -- featuring Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama
Onna Hissatsu Ken (1974; a.k.a. Sister Street Fighter; Female Fighting Fist in Danger) -- featuring Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama
Onna Hissatsu Ken: Kiki Ippatsu (1974; a.k.a. Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread) -- featuring Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama
Shinkansen Daibakuha (1975; a.k.a. Super-Express 109; Bullet Train) -- featuring Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama
Shôrinji Kenpô (1976; a.k.a. The Killing Machine) -- featuring Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama
Jaianto Robo: Animeshon (1992-1998; a.k.a. Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still) -- video series featuring Giant Robo
Giant Robo: Chikyuu no Moetsukiru Hi (1992-1993) -- comic book series by Yasuhiro Imagawa
Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1993) -- novelization by Hiroshi Yamaguchi
Screwed (2000) -- features scenes from VOYAGE INTO SPACE
Jaianto Robo - Tanjō-hen (2002 ; a.k.a. Giant Robo: The Beginning) -- 3-issue comic book series
Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Burned (2006) -- manga comic book series
GR: Giant Robo (2007; a.k.a. Giant Robo 40th Anniversary) -- animated TV series featuring Giant Robo


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Peter Lorre: Film & TV List

Although he didn't howl during a full moon, couldn't turn himself into a nocturnal bat, nor did he sport a pair of metal bolts on the side of his neck, Peter Lorre, nonetheless, became one of the greatest and most recognizable horror icons of all time. His unique voice, physical appearance, and strange sense of humor landed him many roles of a predatory and villainous nature in countless movies -- especially film noir and other sub-genre thrillers. So convincing was Lorre's antagonistic portrayals that, out of fear, people would literally try to avoid him on the streets. However, movie audiences were eventually treated to other entertaining and enjoyable aspects of the talented actor's capabilities once he was finally allowed to display his impressive range during the Mr. Moto film series and later projects within the realm of comedy and drama. Possessing great comic timing, gifted with improvisational skills, and disciplined in method acting, Peter Lorre certainly could hold his own when working beside some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Like many of his fellow co-stars, Lorre received most of his training from performing in a substantial number of theatrical stage productions long before he began a career in motion pictures. Lorre especially enjoyed roles that challenged him and were far different from other characters he had already played, but his claim to fame were the vile and sinister roles that rattled and unnerved millions. Many have imitated and even mimicked him, but no one could ever duplicate the power he displayed behind each of his performances, no matter how small the role or how bad the script. A true professional of the highest degree.

Die Yerschwundene Frau (1929)
Der Weisse Dämon (1930)
Bomben auf Monte Carlo (1931)
Die Koffer des Herrn O.F. (1931)
M (1931)
A Man's a Man (1931)
Dope (1932)
F.P.1 Antwortet Nicht (1932)
Fünf von der Jazzband (1932)
Schuß im Morgengrauen (1932)
Stupéfiants (1932)
Du Haut en Bas (1933)
Les Requins du Pétrole (1933)
Unsichtbare Gegner (1933)
Was Frauen Träumen (1933)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
Crime and Punishment (1935)
Mad Love (1935)
Crack-Up (1936)
Secret Agent (1936)
Lancer Spy (1937)
Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937)
Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937)
Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937)
I'll Give a Million (1938)
Mr. Moto Takes a Chance (1938)
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)
Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938)
Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939)
Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939)
Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939)
I Was an Adventuress (1940)
Island of Doomed Men (1940)
Strange Cargo (1940)
Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
You'll Find Out (1940)
All Through the Night (1941)
The Face Behind the Mask (1941)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Mr. District Attorney (1941)
They Met in Bombay (1941)
The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)
Casablanca (1942)
Invisible Agent (1942)
Background to Danger (1943)
The Constant Nymph (1943)
The Cross of Lorraine (1943)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
The Conspirators (1944)
Hollywood Canteen (1944)
The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)
Passage to Marseille (1944)
Confidential Agent (1945)
Hotel Berlin (1945)
The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)
Black Angel (1946)
The Chase (1946)
Three Strangers (1946)
The Verdict (1946)
My Favorite Brunette (1947)
Casbah (1948)
The Arrow Show: "Babysitter Sketch" (1949) -- TV series episode
Cavalcade of Stars: "The Tell-Tale Heart/Mad Doctor Sketch" (1949) -- TV series episode
Rope of Sand (1949)
Texaco Star Theater: "The Man with the Head of Glass/Cabinet of Dr. X" (1949) -- TV series episode
Variety: "The Man with the Head of Glass" (1949) -- TV series episode
We, the People: "Peter Lorre/Spyros Skouras" (1949) -- TV series episode
Double Confession (1950)
Quicksand (1950)
Der Verlorene (1951)
Celebrity Time: "March 23" (1952) -- TV series episode
Ford Festival: "Room for Two" (1952) -- TV series episode
Four Star Revue: "January 17" (1952; a.k.a. All Star Revue) -- TV series episode, with Boris Karloff & Martha Raye
Lux Video Theatre: "The Taste" (1952) -- TV series episode
Suspense!: "The Tortured Hand" (1952) -- TV series episode
Texaco Star Theater: "March 18" (1952) -- TV series episode
What's My Line?: "May 4" (1952) -- TV game-show episode
Beat the Devil (1953)
The Dave Garroway Show: "Episode #1.2" (1953) -- TV series episode
The Jackie Gleason Show: "May 6" (1953) -- TV series episode
The Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show: "Epionage Sketch" (1953) -- TV series episode
The United States Steel Hour: "The Vanishing Point" (1953) -- TV series episode
The Betty White Show: "October 7" (1954) -- TV series episode
Climax!: "Casino Royale" (1954) -- TV series episode
Disneyland: "The Disneyland Story" (1954) -- TV series episode
The Red Skelton Show: "Episode #3.40" (1954) -- TV series episode, with Lon Chaney Jr.
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: "The Pipe" (1954) -- TV series episode
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
The Best of Broadway: "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1955) -- TV series episode, with Boris Karloff
Climax!: "A Promise to Murder" (1955) -- TV series episode
Disneyland: "Monsters of the Deep" (1955) -- TV series episode
Disneyland: "The Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland/A Tribute to Mickey Mouse" (1955) -- TV series episode
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents: "The Blue Landscape" (1955) -- TV series episode
The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater: "The Sure Cure" (1955) -- TV series episode
The George Gobel Show: "Episode #1.29" (1955) -- TV series episode
Hollywood's Best: "April 22" (1955) -- TV series episode
I've Got a Secret: "January 5" (1955) -- TV game-show episode
Producers' Showcase: "Reunion in Vienna" (1955) -- TV series episode
The Red Skelton Show: "Episode #4.18" (1955) -- TV series episode
The Red Skelton Show: "Episode #5.10" (1955) -- TV series episode
The Rheingold Theatre: "The Blue Landscape" (1955) -- TV series episode
The Star and the Story: "The Blue Landscape" (1955) -- TV series episode
Star Time Playhouse: "The Pipe" (1955) -- TV series episode
Studio 57: "Young Couples Only" (1955) -- TV series episode
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
The Bob Hope Show: "November 11" (1956) -- TV series episode
Climax!: "The Fifth Wheel" (1956) -- TV series episode
Climax!: "The Man Who Lost His Head" (1956) -- TV series episode
Congo Crossing (1956)
The Ed Sullivan Show: "The John Huston Story" (1956) -- TV series episode, with Vincent Price
Encore Theater: "Queen's Bracelet" (1956) -- TV series episode
The Jackie Gleason Show: "September 29" (1956) -- TV series episode
Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)
Playhouse 90: "Massacre at Sand Creek" (1956) -- TV series episode
Playhouse 90: "Sizeman and Son" (1956) -- TV series episode
Screen Directors Playhouse: "No. 5 Checked Out" (1956) -- TV series episode
Studio 57: "The Finishers" (1956) -- TV series episode
Studio 57: "The Queen's Bracelet" (1956) -- TV series episode
The 20th Century-Fox Hour: "Operation Cicero" (1956) -- TV series episode, with Alan Napier
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "The Diplomatic Corpse" (1957) -- TV series episode
The Buster Keaton Story (1957)
Climax!: "A Taste for Crime" (1957) -- TV series episode
Collector's Item: "The Left Fist of David" (1957) -- TV series pilot episode, with Vincent Price
Collector's Item: "Appraise the Lady" (1957) -- TV series 2nd pilot episode, with Vincent Price
Hell Ship Mutiny (1957)
Playhouse 90: "The Fabulous Irishman" (1957) -- TV series episode
Playhouse 90: "The Jet-Propelled Couch" (1957) -- TV series episode, with Maila Nurmi
Playhouse 90: "The Last Tycoon" (1957) -- TV series episode, with Jack Palance
The Red Skelton Show: "Episode #6.21" (1957) -- TV series episode
The Red Skelton Show: "Episode #7.6" (1957) -- TV series episode
The Sad Sack (1957)
Silk Stockings (1957)
The Story of Mankind (1957)
The Milton Berle Show: "Episode #1.11" (1958) -- TV series episode
Playhouse 90: "Turn Left at Mount Everest" (1958) -- TV series episode
The Red Skelton Show: "Episode #7.19" (1958) -- TV series episode, with Jackie Coogan
The Big Circus (1959)
Five Fingers: "Thin Ice" (1959) -- TV series episode, with Alan Napier
The Red Skelton Show: "Episode #8.27" (1959) -- TV series episode
The Red Skelton Show: "Episode #9.7" (1959) -- TV series episode
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "Man from the South" (1960) -- TV series episode
I've Got a Secret: "February 17" (1960) -- TV game-show episode, with Betsy Palmer
Mike Wallace Interviews: "March 8" (1960) -- TV series episode
Playhouse 90: "The Cruel Day" (1960) -- TV series episode
Rawhide: "Incident of the Slavemaster" (1960) -- TV series episode
The Red Skelton Show: "Episode #9.30" (1960) -- TV series episode, with Rod Serling
Scent of Mystery (1960)
The Tonight Show Starring Jack Paar: "February 15" (1960) -- TV series episode
Wagon Train: "The Alexander Portlass Story" (1960) -- TV series episode
What's My Line?: "February 14" (1960) -- TV game-show episode
The Best of the Post: "The Baron Loved His Wife" (1961) -- TV series episode
Checkmate: "The Human Touch" (1961) -- TV series episode
The Gertrude Berg Show: "First Test" (1961) -- TV series episode, with Mary Wickes
The Gertrude Berg Show: "The Trouble with Crayton" (1961) -- TV series episode
Here's Hollywood: "July 21" (1961) -- TV series episode
Mrs. G. Goes to College: "First Test" (1961) -- TV series episode
Mrs. G. Goes to College: "The Trouble with Crayton" (1961) -- TV series episode, with Mary Wickes
Peter Lorre Playhouse: "June" (1961) -- TV series pilot episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jack Paar: "November 16" (1961) -- TV series episode
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show: "February 23" (1962) -- TV series episode
Route 66: "Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing" (1962) -- TV series episode, with Boris Karloff & Lon Chaney Jr.
Tales of Terror (1962)
Tell It to Groucho: "May 3" (1962) -- TV series episode
The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
The DuPont Show of the Week: "Diamond Fever" (1963) -- TV series episode
The Hy Gardner Show: "March 3" (1963) -- TV series episode, with Boris Karloff
The Jack Benny Program: "January 22" (1963) -- TV series episode
Kraft Suspense Theatre: "The End of the World, Baby" (1963) -- TV series episode
The Merv Griffin Show: "Episode #1.79" (1963) -- TV series episode
The Merv Griffin Show: "Episode #1.106" (1963) -- TV series episode
The Raven (1963)
77 Sunset Strip: "5: Parts 1-5" (1963) -- TV series episodes, with Burgess Meredith & Victor Buono
The Steve Allen Show: "January 14" (1963) -- TV series episode
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show: "February 20" (1963) -- TV series episode
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: "January 25" (1963) -- TV series episode
Hollywood and the Stars: "Monsters We've Known and Loved" (1964) -- TV series episode, with Boris Karloff
Muscle Beach Party (1964)
The Patsy (1954)