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Complete series cast summary:
Wayland Flowers ...
 Madame (51 episodes, 1982)
Susan Tolsky ...
 Bernadette Van Gilder / ... (51 episodes, 1982)
Johnny Haymer ...
 Walter Pinkerton / ... (51 episodes, 1982)
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 Sara Joy Pitts (51 episodes, 1982)
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 Buzzy St. James (24 episodes, 1982)
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Wayland Flowers' diva Madame (a retirement age ventriloquist character who all ways spoke her/his mind while wearing fabulously over the top jewel and feather accented designer original gowns) starred as herself. Similar to "The Larry Sanders Show" (1992), the meat of each episode was in the backstage areas of her life. The primary cast included her three person staff, and a pre-teen Corey Feldman as the latch key neighbor kid who spent most of his days hanging around Madame's house. Most episodes dealt with standard sitcom style dilemmas in Madame's career or home life, peppered with Flower/Madame's biting one liners. Written by Silast

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Bernadette: Oh, well I demand to know what is going on. I mean, one minute your cousin Charlie is Mr. Suberbia and the next minute he's Baby Jane Hudson.
Madame: Well, I guess there's no hiding it now. Oh, when Charlie was in the army he was assigned to a top secret nuclear waste experiment.
Sara Joy: Mama told me never to play with that stuff.
Madame: Now one night while Charlie was watching a Bette Davis movie on television there was a terrible radiation leak. It caused every chromesome in his body to become nelly.
Bernadette: Oh, how ...
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Danger!! Death Ray (1995) See more »

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Madame's Place Theme
By Michael K. Miller, Monica Riordan, and Alan Satchwell
Music by Dan Foliart and Howard Pearl
Sung by Denise De Caro
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Sublime
16 January 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I can't believe this show has been forgotten. It had (it still has - on the shelf) a sublime, unique brand of humor - ribald and gentle, never insulting. So many people could learn about TRUE humor from it. It also had a great optimism. Memory fades. I don't remember anything specific, except the great style, good cheer and camp, and my never missing an episode and being in awe of it. Why must great things always be relegated to oblivion? Kent Skov's "Mad Movies" also met with public indifference.


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