From Page To Screen: THE PAUL LYNDE SHOW

Welcome to a new Wildcard Wednesday! It was nearly four years ago that we covered the best of The Paul Lynde Show (1972-1973, ABC). At the time, I had only seen 23 of the 26 episodes. But now that the series has been run on Antenna TV — well, 19 of the 26 episodes, anyway — I’ve added two more to my collection, “Whiz Kid Sizzles As Quiz Fizzles” and “No Nudes Is Good Nudes,” leaving “Barbara Goes Home To Mother” as the lone elusive offering.

This week, I’m happy to share a draft of “No Nudes Is Good Nudes” — with marked revisions. This was the fourth aired installment, first seen on October 04, 1972.

Also, for subscribers who have a scholarly interest in this material (no commercial designs whatsoever), I’m offering a copy of Antenna’s syndicated cut of this episode. (Incidentally, I screened the full thing at UCLA in 2015 and wrote about it in a post here.) It’s good enough to be among the series’ best and would likely make my favorites list if I wrote it today.



Come back next week for another Wildcard post! And stay tuned for this month’s Musical Theatre Monday!

19 thoughts on “From Page To Screen: THE PAUL LYNDE SHOW

  1. I have a scholarly (no commercial whatever) interest in this Paul Lynde Show episode. Are you able to share it, and any others? Thank you!

    • Hi, Mark! Thanks for reading and commenting.

      I have emailed you at your workingpositive address with access to this episode.

  2. Would you please send me this script? I’ve seen Paul Lynde guesting on a lot of show but didn’t know he had his own show. I look forward to reading this one, since I can’t actually see it. Thanks.

  3. Came across your brilliant website this month (August) after watching a Paul Lynde Show episode you posted to You Tube and then subscribed !
    Hopefully you can still send me the link to ‘No nudes is good nudes’. Many thanks. Such a shame, that this under valued show has never been released on dvd.

    • Hi, John! Thanks for reading and commenting.

      I’m not seeing you listed as a subscriber of this blog. Please subscribe using your preferred email address (don’t forget to confirm) and I will send the episode your way!

      • That is very puzzling when you state ‘i’m not seeing you listed as a subscriber.”
        I clicked on the confirm button email when I first subscribed., with an email coming back stating, ” Congratulations, you are now subscribed to the site THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! ( and will receive an email notification when a new post is made.”

        I am also getting your regular emails, got this weeks ‘Summer Sails away”, with my confirmed email at gmail.
        Do I have to resubscribe ?
        Thanks, John

          • Yes I subscribed on WordPress. I can’t find any reference to an account starting with B when I look under my Word Press settings.
            It states I subscribed on August 16th.
            I checked the settings under delivery frequency and it states immediate.
            As I mentioned I am getting your weekly email so very weird that it is not letting you see my subscription !!
            Any other suggestions ?

  4. Always a huge Paul Lynde fan. Have some of the episodes of this show, and his comedy album from the 1960s. I’d love to see this episode!

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