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Wayland Flowers ...
 Madame (51 episodes, 1982)
Susan Tolsky ...
 Bernadette Van Gilder / ... (51 episodes, 1982)
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 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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Comedy | Romance

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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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One of the funniest TV-series from the 1980's
22 December 1998 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

Though Madame's Place was a only one-season series (and for a good reason), the first 5 or 6 shows were the funniest TV shows since Spike Jones and Groucho Marx in the 50s. The show had a "host" corner (ala early Johnny Carson) that once had Phyllis Diller as the celebrity guest in an incredible rapid-exchange of dubious cumpliments with her host that culminate when Phyllis reminds Madame that "...and your vanity table is a Decker & Decker!!" On another show Madame had Tab Hunter as the guest and she kept confusing him with other teeny boppers' hearthrobs of 50s ( Madame: "I always like you with Annette (Funicello) in all those beach movies!! Tab: "Madame!, that was Frankie Avalon.."). The show had other corners that sometimes (and increasingly) did not work so well. Only the portions over which Wayland Flowers had complete control (namely Madame) were always on target. I still enjoy my old video tapes from the original broadcast, but the are getting a little washed down, so hopefully whoever owns the rights knows what a treasure these shows are.


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