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(YouTube)   The 1979 Playboy Mansion Roller Disco and Pajama Party. How long can you stand the music, sequins, and double entendres from host Richard Dawson? (tragically safe for work)   (youtube.com ) divider line
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2013-04-24 01:35:14 PM  
I remember during a break a local news anchor expressing his disgust at the program.

I was simply bored.
 
2013-04-24 01:35:37 PM  
Is this the fluffy bunny thread?

/very much a bookmark
 
2013-04-24 01:40:37 PM  
You had me at the background Pac Man music. UGH.


i1116.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-24 01:40:48 PM  
This, the apex of human civilization.
 
2013-04-24 01:41:53 PM  
Did anyone beat around the bush?

/got nuthin
 
2013-04-24 01:45:24 PM  
As someone that's been to a party there, I can tell you that it is everything you'd imagine it to be.
 
2013-04-24 01:45:33 PM  

emersonbiggins: Did anyone beat around the bush?

/got nuthin


no one shaved back then except Seka.
 
2013-04-24 01:46:56 PM  

theotherles: I remember during a break a local news anchor expressing his disgust at the program.

I was simply bored.


Oh, I forgot.

DISCO S**KS!
 
2013-04-24 01:49:08 PM  
Survey says I didn't make it past the first commercial.
 
2013-04-24 01:49:20 PM  
Previous day's preparations...

www.mercosur.com
 
2013-04-24 01:49:32 PM  
You know, I could have sworn Richard Dawson committed suicide; it turns out it was the guy who replaced him on Family Feud (and whom he again replaced).  Cause I thought, if being host of dreck like this and Family Feud doesn't make you suicidal, nothing will.

/nothing will, he die of cancer last year at age 80
 
2013-04-24 01:52:49 PM  
wow, first read that headline as "Richard Dawkins." That would have been interesting.
 
2013-04-24 01:53:22 PM  
It's all part of life's rich pattern, Brenda, and you better farking get used to it.
 
2013-04-24 01:56:00 PM  

8 5 inches: As someone that's been to a party there, I can tell you that it is everything you'd imagine it to be.

 
2013-04-24 01:56:09 PM  
The shag carpet was laid to rest last year in an unnamed toxic waste dump after 103 countries refused to take it as well as neighboring planets in three galaxies.
 
2013-04-24 01:57:48 PM  
that opening Contac commercial made me ashamed to be a consumer.  that was an astoundingly stupid commercial.
 
2013-04-24 01:58:11 PM  
hairy vag and real racks pic thread!

/oh fark back in the day when the internets was young and free
 
2013-04-24 02:02:53 PM  
i34.tinypic.com

Hey look! It's Dorothy Stratten
 
2013-04-24 02:04:44 PM  
Not gonna click at work but is the woman who put me into puberty (Barbi Benton) in the clips?
 
2013-04-24 02:07:05 PM  
Was there any cocaine left in the Southern California region after that party?
 
2013-04-24 02:14:42 PM  
www.findadeath.com

Wow, I had forgotten all about this weirdness. I hope you choke, subby.
 
2013-04-24 02:15:08 PM  
Chuck Mangione's hat, hair and beard is a timeless look.
 
2013-04-24 02:15:50 PM  

macadamnut: [www.findadeath.com image 300x400]

Wow, I had forgotten all about this weirdness. I hope you choke, subby.


yeah gave me some nightmares as a kid.  *shudder*
 
2013-04-24 02:17:32 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Not gonna click at work but is the woman who put me into puberty (Barbi Benton) in the clips?


I recognized Candy Loving, and a couple of others looked familiar, but did not take the time to watch the whole clip.  The commercials are interesting (1979 ads).
 
2013-04-24 02:21:34 PM  
I watched... a lot of it.

When people say "man, you're old," I say..."yeup."
 
2013-04-24 02:22:54 PM  
Say what you will, but Hugh Hefner was the single-handed cause for the counter-cultural movement of the Sixties.  Along with that Hearst Publishing guy, who started Cosmopolitan, and his grand-daughter, who took over his publishing empire.

/or robbed a bank; I forget which one

//I seen it on the History Channel
 
2013-04-24 02:23:46 PM  
dammit - the mangione earworm has struck again!
 
2013-04-24 02:25:40 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: Chuck Mangione's hat, hair and beard is a timeless look.


www.jazz.com

This picture has always creeped me out somehow.  The way he seems to be so inhumanely happy by hugging his horn.  It just seems ... wrong.
 
2013-04-24 02:30:29 PM  
This is just hilarious.   In some ways, the 70's were a trip.  I almost miss them.  Almost.
 
2013-04-24 02:31:09 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Not gonna click at work but is the woman who put me into puberty (Barbi Benton) in the clips?


That's a negative, Ghostrider. However, at the about the 7:05 mark there a random cut scene to what appears to be a young Jamie Hyneman during his experimental "bdsm, African Grey parrot" phase.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-24 02:31:13 PM  
Why do I get the impression that while this "clean" fun was going on in front of the cameras for broadcast TV, that one room over, James Caan was getting a blumpkin from Playmate of the year?
 
2013-04-24 02:33:19 PM  

Pfighting Polish: Anderson's Pooper: Chuck Mangione's hat, hair and beard is a timeless look.

[www.jazz.com image 486x486]

This picture has always creeped me out somehow.  The way he seems to be so inhumanely happy by hugging his horn.  It just seems ... wrong.


/my new euphamisim....."George Costanza got caught in the bathroom with a copy of Glamor Magazine hugging his horn."
 
2013-04-24 02:34:59 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Not gonna click at work but is the woman who put me into puberty (Barbi Benton) in the clips?


Well, I did, and no one told me that it had super-loud sound (that I cannot control with my volume button!)  Frek!  "HUGH HEFNER WANTS TO INVITE YOU..." was as far as it got, but that was quite far enough.
 
2013-04-24 02:35:57 PM  
who remembers the time Hef tossed his thong out the window?

ak.picdn.net
 
2013-04-24 02:36:17 PM  
img809.imageshack.us
 
2013-04-24 02:40:47 PM  
mmdangolmmmdangchuckmangione

www.behindthevoiceactors.com
 
2013-04-24 02:42:11 PM  

xxmedium: NuttierThanEver: Not gonna click at work but is the woman who put me into puberty (Barbi Benton) in the clips?

That's a negative, Ghostrider. However, at the about the 7:05 mark there a random cut scene to what appears to be a young Jamie Hyneman during his experimental "bdsm, African Grey parrot" phase.

[i.imgur.com image 641x505]


Oh yeah forgot that Hef dumped Barbi sometime around 76-77 and had started sparring with Bogdanavich over Dorothy Stratten by 78-79
 
2013-04-24 02:42:36 PM  
NOW I can understand why everyone voted for Reagan that year.
 
2013-04-24 02:45:31 PM  
I was waiting for a Turkish prison or gladiator movie reference during the Tostitos commercial
 
2013-04-24 02:46:46 PM  
It seems odd that there was a moment where both the Village People and Chuck Magione were both A listers.
 
2013-04-24 02:53:37 PM  

The Flexecutioner: mmdangolmmmdangchuckmangione

[www.behindthevoiceactors.com image 210x240]


Mmm-talk about-that dang-Internet, Man.

/click-ick-ick nekkid chicks and mmm...
 
2013-04-24 02:54:00 PM  

Kibbler: You know, I could have sworn Richard Dawson committed suicide; it turns out it was the guy who replaced him on Family Feud (and whom he again replaced).  Cause I thought, if being host of dreck like this and Family Feud doesn't make you suicidal, nothing will.

/nothing will, he die of cancer last year at age 80


As I once mentioned in a thread about Dawson's passing, it seems eerily ironic that out of all the Hogan's Heroes cast members, only Robert Clary survives to this day, and he was this close to being exterminated in one of the Reich's death camps during WWII. He still bears his prisoner SS tattoo, which is why Corporal LeBeau was always seen wearing long sleeve shirts no matter the season.
 
2013-04-24 02:54:56 PM  
I was 10 years old at the time and I remember having to sneak to watch this "smut". I was actually more interested in the pinball machine at the time.
www.shootagainpinball.com
 
2013-04-24 03:02:23 PM  

theotherles: theotherles: I remember during a break a local news anchor expressing his disgust at the program.

I was simply bored.

Oh, I forgot.

DISCO S**KS!


The Disco era wasn't about the music.  It was about getting laid. Alot. Todays youth have no idea wtf it was like.  I was there, I lived it.  I had clear platform heels with goldfish, a baby blue ice cream suit, a mustang convertible and all the mugambo I could handle.  It's a miracle I A. survived.  and B. Graduated college.
 
2013-04-24 03:14:36 PM  
Were they (poorly) ad libbing, or did someone actually get paid to write that nonsense?

/remembers when this first aired
//just as horrible now as it was then.
///godamn the 70's sucked.
 
2013-04-24 03:16:17 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: theotherles: theotherles: I remember during a break a local news anchor expressing his disgust at the program.

I was simply bored.

Oh, I forgot.

DISCO S**KS!

The Disco era wasn't about the music.  It was about getting laid. Alot. Todays youth have no idea wtf it was like.  I was there, I lived it.  I had clear platform heels with goldfish, a baby blue ice cream suit, a mustang convertible and all the mugambo I could handle.  It's a miracle I A. survived.  and B. Graduated college.


Yes, well that was, well and good.  One word "AIDS".  Think the monkey lov'in started in '79.  Disco did suck, as did AM stations, and 8-track tapes.
 
2013-04-24 03:18:16 PM  

SPLAMM: I was 10 years old at the time and I remember having to sneak to watch this "smut". I was actually more interested in the pinball machine at the time.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-24 03:21:31 PM  
Q: what does Playboy magazine have in common with National Geographic?

A: they both have lots of pretty pictures of places i ain't never gonna visit!

/i swear i could have filled a pond with the help of those ladies
//still dehydrated
 
2013-04-24 03:23:55 PM  

The Flexecutioner: that opening Contac commercial made me ashamed to be a consumer.  that was an astoundingly stupid commercial.


The product ads, in both breaks, were kinda sweetly-innocent.

It was the ABC sitcom preview block, at the very end, that got me.  Gawd damn that was some horrible tripe.  A show like  Wipeout ('hit in the balls again.. get it.. BALLS') would be preferable.
 
2013-04-24 03:30:39 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Why do I get the impression that while this "clean" fun was going on in front of the cameras for broadcast TV, that one room over, James Caan was getting a blumpkin from Playmate of the year?


Oh, Abso-goddamn-lutely. I have no doubt that the whole business off-camera was a raucus, hairy, cum-stained, coke-addled mess of hedonism, and some old Hollywood goons who were more turned on by working a deal for the Next Big Project that might make each of them One Million Dollars. And even they got blown by playboy babes before they went home. One got blown by a Village Person.
 
2013-04-24 03:42:02 PM  
PMOY 1978:  Debra Jo Fondren:

www.vegasretro.com
 
2013-04-24 03:42:53 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i34.tinypic.com image 575x385]

Hey look! It's Dorothy Stratten


Nice.
 
2013-04-24 03:52:12 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: PMOY 1978:  Debra Jo Fondren:

[www.vegasretro.com image 259x400]


Grooming standards have changed a bit, I see.
 
2013-04-24 03:54:11 PM  

incircles: DjangoStonereaver: PMOY 1978:  Debra Jo Fondren:

[www.vegasretro.com image 259x400]

Grooming standards have changed a bit, I see.


There is something to be said for the natural look of the 1970s.
 
2013-04-24 03:54:27 PM  
richard dawson: "this is dorothy stratten, who in just a few months will be brutally murdered by her scumbag boyfriend."
 
2013-04-24 03:59:13 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: theotherles: theotherles: I remember during a break a local news anchor expressing his disgust at the program.

I was simply bored.

Oh, I forgot.

DISCO S**KS!

The Disco era wasn't about the music.  It was about getting laid. Alot. Todays youth have no idea wtf it was like.  I was there, I lived it.  I had clear platform heels with goldfish, a baby blue ice cream suit, a mustang convertible and all the mugambo I could handle.  It's a miracle I A. survived.  and B. Graduated college.


I will have to admit that I didn't get laid.
 
2013-04-24 04:03:48 PM  

fireclown: It seems odd that there was a moment where both the Village People and Chuck Magione were both A listers.


I tried to find the footage of Mangione playing in the Lake Placid Olympics opening ceremonies, but my YouTube-fu is weak.  He was higher Wilt Chamberlain's 'fro comb.
 
2013-04-24 04:49:38 PM  

FrancoFile: fireclown: It seems odd that there was a moment where both the Village People and Chuck Magione were both A listers.

I tried to find the footage of Mangione playing in the Lake Placid Olympics opening ceremonies, but my YouTube-fu is weak.  He was higher Wilt Chamberlain's 'fro comb.


With him playing it's more like Lake Flaccid, amirite?
 
2013-04-24 04:59:01 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: With him playing it's more like Lake Flaccid, amirite?


hi-ohhh!
 
2013-04-24 05:07:12 PM  

theotherles: I remember during a break a local news anchor expressing his disgust at the program.



That's in part 3, right at the beginning.

Local news anchors are supposed to be the "community voice" and therefore have to espouse conservative and non-controversial values. When something offends both the Moral Majority and the Women's Movement, you better completely distance yourself from it.
 
2013-04-24 05:25:57 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: theotherles: theotherles: I remember during a break a local news anchor expressing his disgust at the program.

I was simply bored.

Oh, I forgot.

DISCO S**KS!

The Disco era wasn't about the music.  It was about getting laid. Alot. Todays youth have no idea wtf it was like.  I was there, I lived it.  I had clear platform heels with goldfish, a baby blue ice cream suit, a mustang convertible and all the mugambo I could handle.  It's a miracle I A. survived.  and B. Graduated college

Anything went  and you didn't have to wrap it in plastic like your granny's couch.
Now you have to wear  a condom.
Oh well look  on the bright side kiddies at least when  your 70 it  will  still look brand new.

 
2013-04-24 05:26:22 PM  
At first I was all:
www.jazz.com
But then I:
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-24 05:38:45 PM  

FrancoFile: fireclown: It seems odd that there was a moment where both the Village People and Chuck Magione were both A listers.

I tried to find the footage of Mangione playing in the Lake Placid Olympics opening ceremonies, but my YouTube-fu is weak.  He was higher Wilt Chamberlain's 'fro comb.


Yeah, Mangione's done interviews where he talks about how high he was all the time then. One time he was talking about going out for a gig and some celebrity was telling Mangione how great he played at a Mansion party. Mangione had no idea what the guy was talking about.

Also, Debra Jo Fondren: NSFW and NSFW.
 
2013-04-24 05:55:54 PM  

LonMead: FrancoFile: fireclown: It seems odd that there was a moment where both the Village People and Chuck Magione were both A listers.

I tried to find the footage of Mangione playing in the Lake Placid Olympics opening ceremonies, but my YouTube-fu is weak.  He was higher Wilt Chamberlain's 'fro comb.

Yeah, Mangione's done interviews where he talks about how high he was all the time then. One time he was talking about going out for a gig and some celebrity was telling Mangione how great he played at a Mansion party. Mangione had no idea what the guy was talking about.

Also, Debra Jo Fondren: NSFW and NSFW.


404 and 404
 
2013-04-24 06:00:40 PM  

Johnson: [img809.imageshack.us image 734x518]


God DAMN do I hate the type styles of the late 70s / early 80s. Fark Korinna. Fark ITC.
 
2013-04-24 06:02:51 PM  

strapp3r: SPLAMM: I was 10 years old at the time and I remember having to sneak to watch this "smut". I was actually more interested in the pinball machine at the time.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 450x299]


This coming from a Farker named Strap-on, i mean er.  Actual GIS result below:
rlv.zcache.com
 
2013-04-24 06:05:52 PM  
theorellior:  God DAMN do I hate the type styles of the late 70s / early 80s. Fark Korinna. Fark ITC.

so change the channel and see what's on NBC instead:

img856.imageshack.us
 
2013-04-24 06:09:56 PM  

Johnson: theorellior:  God DAMN do I hate the type styles of the late 70s / early 80s. Fark Korinna. Fark ITC.

so change the channel and see what's on NBC instead:

[img856.imageshack.us image 720x768]


worst rendition of erik estrada ever.
 
2013-04-24 06:14:47 PM  

Johnson: so change the channel and see what's on NBC instead:


GAAAAAAAAHKKSFLKSDG; IONGBO;KXDLMSD/.1245G39 ..6^>^&>#$%>ytrh

[NO CARRIER]
 
2013-04-24 06:52:08 PM  
Wow, I had forgotten all about nacho cheese Tostitos.
 
2013-04-24 07:07:45 PM  
Great find, Subby. The 70's were friggin awesome.

/ because I was young.
 
2013-04-24 07:24:41 PM  

Johnson: theorellior:  God DAMN do I hate the type styles of the late 70s / early 80s. Fark Korinna. Fark ITC.

so change the channel and see what's on NBC instead:

[img856.imageshack.us image 720x768]


"NBC. Proud as a Peacock."

... Not that there is anything wrong with that.

This is almost as good as the original submission. Grizzly Adams, Shirley Feeney and Dana Plato all doing roller disco, huh?
 
2013-04-24 07:26:20 PM  

Christian Bale: theotherles: I remember during a break a local news anchor expressing his disgust at the program.


That's in part 3, right at the beginning.

Local news anchors are supposed to be the "community voice" and therefore have to espouse conservative and non-controversial values. When something offends both the Moral Majority and the Women's Movement, you better completely distance yourself from it.


that was the only thing i remembered was Ron Magers having a large stick up his ass.

/was 14 and loved it
 
2013-04-24 07:42:05 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: The Disco era wasn't about the music.  It was about getting laid. Alot. Todays youth have no idea wtf it was like.  I was there, I lived it.


You was there in the Paradise Garage DJ booth with Larry Levan.

/We all know what you really want.
//The Sonics.
///The Sonics.
 
2013-04-24 08:11:19 PM  
Ahh the 70's. When recreational reading was still popular enough to have television commercials for books.
 
2013-04-24 08:29:42 PM  
I have been watching match game '75 on GSN. Political correctness has taken so much fun out of life.
 
2013-04-24 08:36:15 PM  
Mistique books!  Sounds so mysterious and foreign.

Also, is it just me or is Chuck Mangione's head about two sizes too big for his body in that video?
 
2013-04-24 08:58:20 PM  
That was so stupid, but I watched the first two parts.

/dawkins
 
2013-04-24 09:05:24 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: all the mugambo I could handle.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-24 10:02:29 PM  
The announcer voice was Dick Tufeld; voice of the "Lost In Space" robot.
 
2013-04-24 11:20:39 PM  

Lawnchair: The Flexecutioner: that opening Contac commercial made me ashamed to be a consumer.  that was an astoundingly stupid commercial.

The product ads, in both breaks, were kinda sweetly-innocent.

It was the ABC sitcom preview block, at the very end, that got me.  Gawd damn that was some horrible tripe.  A show like  Wipeout ('hit in the balls again.. get it.. BALLS') would be preferable.


God, can you imagine if a modern tv exec traveled back in time? He'd eat them alive.
 
2013-04-25 12:16:54 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: God, can you imagine if a modern tv exec traveled back in time? He'd eat them alive.


Hard to say, really.  Would the level of detached cynicism and darkness in today's TV sell in 1979?  Or were people producing/watching  The Love Boat and  Dukes of Hazzard because that's where the cultural zeitgeist lay?  Is the major difference that this was still just before cable, when there were 3 networks and 80% of the country was watching one of them live at 8? Programming is way, way different with 100 channels, Hulu, and DVRs.

As for my own horror, I'm certain someone will say the same about  Jersey Shore 35 years from now.

The production values available in a freebie copy of Windows Movie Maker would obviously blast everything off the air, though.
 
2013-04-25 12:55:17 AM  

Any Pie Left: The announcer voice was Dick Tufeld; voice of the "Lost In Space" robot.




Danger Will Robinson!
 
2013-04-25 01:06:37 AM  
2:25
 
2013-04-25 03:43:07 AM  
Y'know, I'm pretty sure that opening sequence inspired ZZ Top's best videos.
 
2013-04-25 06:56:29 AM  
Isn't it interesting that 34 years ago, hot button topics included Middle East issues and American dependence on foreign oil.

Also, about five minutes into part 2: " oh fark, get the black people off the skate rink. They're daning and making us look bad.

/ I would have been about 2 when this aired.
 
2013-04-25 10:50:54 AM  
Now I understand why Steve Martin wanted the Battle of the Network Stars to be fought with guns...

(Not that Gabe Kaplan vs. Robert Conrad wouldn't have been a bad fight back then...)

Jaclyn Smith in the relay FTW!
 
2013-04-25 03:15:44 PM  
The '70s were a very sad time to be alive.
 
2013-04-25 04:29:24 PM  

Johnson: theorellior:  so change the channel and see what's on NBC instead:


In NBC's 75th Anniversary special, they themselves largely lampooned how atrocious the network was during that time.  The wiki page does a good enough job of explaining what kind of dire straits the pre-Tartikoff NBC was in.  It was probably the worst NBC had been ... well, maybe until now.

Then there's this, which got a lot of people at a certain production company in trouble:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN9wJ75DjdA
 
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