A talk show hosted by the famous (at the time) puppet Madame, voiced by Wayland Flowers. The format of the show was similar to most other talk shows of the day, with interviews, comedy ... See full summary »
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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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A talk show hosted by the famous (at the time) puppet Madame, voiced by Wayland Flowers. The format of the show was similar to most other talk shows of the day, with interviews, comedy monologues and various other segments. The main difference of this show, though, was that while most other hosts tried to be polite and inviting toward their guests, Madame was well-known for her sharp-tongue and cutting put-downs. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Cousin Charlie: My god, are you putting on weight or are my eyeballs getting fat?
Madame: What are you talking about? I have the body of a 16 year old girl.
Cousin Charlie: You ought to give it back dear. Your wrinkling the hell out of it. Tell me darling, is that your face or did your neck throw-up?
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Featured in Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) 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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