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TV GUIDE Close up: This special dramatic episode of Echo Valley, the bubblegum music podcast, airs without a laugh track and with limited interruption. The cast includes Professor Bubblegum and Kid Bubblegum.

The old Professor is getting a bit forgetful, but we still get a good hour of bubblegum pop music! A dramatic reading from a Banana Splits comic book! Some nice words from Jimmy Osmond! An early rarity from Tommy Boyce! A recent rarity from Micky Dolenz! Plenty of jolly good gummy fun from The Bay City Rollers, The Wombles, Beano, Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart, The Yo-Yos, The Collage, The Raindrops, Gene Thomas, Street People, and Together!

The Crisis in Echo Valley continues as the population is dropping, bubblegum fans are missing, and Kid Bubblegum's years of tweets (whatever those are) are gone and unremembered! Is there anybody out there? In the meantime, there's reason for optimism as we talk to the creators of Joey and Ron, a new bubblegum musical opening in New York City! A dramatic reading from an Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan comic book! It's the 50th anniversary of Sugar, Sugar! Lots and lots of great bubblegum music from The Archies, Bobby Sherman, Christopher Knight and Maureen McCormick from The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Telly Savalas, Central Park, Rodney Allen Rippy, Sydney Elliott, The Orlons, Barry Mann, The Exiles, The Chan Clan, and the cast of Joey and Ron (the new stage musical)!

The post office can't find us! A dramatic reading of The Partridge Family and a haunted house! A spotlight on Austin Roberts! Kidd Video moves in to Echo Valley! A pop medley from the Brady Bunch Variety Hour! Plenty of great bubblegum from Ron Dante, Sweet Basil, Boyce and Hart, The Drifters, Kidd Video, Kris Jensen, Kermit the Frog and The Muppets, Arkade, Ritchie Luvworth, The Partridge Family, The Monkees, Edison Lighthouse, The Hardy Boys, Jeff Barry, The Buckinghams and Bobby Sherman!

EV135 (S6E5) Andy Kim

Discover the bubblegum greatness of Andy Kim! A dramatic reading from a Partridge Family comic book! A history lesson on The Hot Wheels Saturday morning cartoon! And is there a Crisis in Echo Valley...? Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Archies, The Kids from Fame, Baron Longfellow, Bobby Bloom, The Partridge Family, Alan Vallone, and The Amen Corner!

What was the first bubblegum band? (Is that a SPOILER in the title?) Professor Bubblegum shares part of his doctoral dissertation! Giorgio disguised as "Johnny Schilling"! A dramatic reading from  a guide to love for teenagers! Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from The Strangeloves, The Beach-Nuts, Rock & Roll Dubble Bubble Trading Card Company Of Philadelphia 19141, The McCoys, The Sheep, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Archies, The Sugar Bears, Andy and David Williams, Little Jimmy Osmond, The Yellow Brick Road, and The Wreck-A-Mended!

Enjoy an hour of super fun dance-able music designed to appeal to unsophisticated young people! We look at the disco aspects of bubblegum pop! A dramatic reading of a Kaptain Kool and the Kongs comic book! Two of bubblegum's best are responsible for the disco era! The Brady Bunch sings disco! Kristy McNichol on the TV Show Family catches disco fever! Plenty of great bubblegum music from Ron Dante, The Osmonds, Kristy McNichol, Ricky Wilde, The Muppets, Telly Savalas, Giorgio, First Class, Rick Dees, ABBA, and The Village People!

An hour of bubblegum pop! We remember Peter Tork of The Monkees! We only play records we have never played before! A look at the Cattanooga Cats! An exciting Brady Bunch mystery in New York City! A time machine proto-bubblegum classic from Sam Cooke! Plenty of bubblegum pop from The Muppets, Giorgio, The Rare Breed, The Montana's, Judd, Freddie and the Dreamers, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, The Rock Flowers, Rumbles Ltd., We in a Nutshell, and The Jalopy Five!

Season 6 starts us off with a bouncy hour of sugar-powered pop music! A dramatic reading from a Harlem Globetrotters comic book! A look at British teen idol Marty Wilde! Great bubblegum from Fraggle Rock, The Archies, The Sugar Bears, Andy Kim, The Pipkins, Boyce and Hart, The Cuff Links, Pickettywitch, The Groovie Goolies, Giorgio, Jack Wild, Ken Stella, The Sugar Canyon, Brother Bones and His Shadows, and Gary Lewis and the Playboys!

It's the very special 8th annual special Echo Valley bubblegum music Christmas Special! Our first taste of The Monkees' new Christmas album! A dramatic reading with Leonard Nimoy! And, in a double bubble of sorts, Mr. Nimoy sings of Bilbo Baggins! The million dollar quartet of David Cassidy, Shirley Jones, Barbara Eden and Frank "Music Box Dancer"Mills! Veronica confesses her love for Archie Andrews! The Brady kids put up our Christmas tree! Who would steal the baby Jesus on Dragnet?! Plenty of great holiday bubblegum music from The Archies, the 1910 Fruitgum Company, T. Rex, The Beach Girls, Cliff Richard, Bobby Goldsboro, Banaroo, The Cowsills, The Wombles, Derek and Ray, Laughing Wind, Judy and the Duets, and Captain and Tennille! Ho ho ho!

We look back at Season 5 of Echo Valley with our favorite segments and the best bubblegum music! Also, we count down the top ten most popular songs from Season 5! Plenty of great bubblegum music from The Archies, The Banana Splits, David Cassidy, the 1910 Fruitgum Company, Jonathan King, Danny Bonaduce, The Fun and Games, and more!

Whatever happened to Kristy McNichol? A dramatic reading of a 1979 article about her! Ignoring many requests, we again play Puppy Bobby by Café Con Leche! Another sad song marathon!Plenty of great bubblegum pop music by The Archies, Giorgio, The Twilights, The Dixie Cups, Desi Arnaz, The Pipkins, The McCoys, The Flying Circus, The Ohio Express, Sun, Andy Kim, Austin Roberts, KISS, Brown Rice, Kristy and Jimmy McNichol, Middle of the Road, and The Tokens!

 

The Munsters were a bubblegum band?! Learn more about Shirley Ellis' hit The Clapping Song than you knew was there to be known and how is a 1930 country/blues hit by the Light Crust Doughboys involved? A dramatic reading of Lily Munster's shopping trip! The Music Explosion admire The Beatles! Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from The Partridge Family, Alvin Stardust, Tony Ronald, Jigsaw, Ray Russell, Ron Dante, New Dream, The Go-Go's (not THOSE Go-Go's), The Rubettes, The Coronados and Sydney Elliott!

Who's Arnie Corrado? What is Rollermania? How do dolphins and porpoises differ? Those questions and more are answered on this rip-roaring, jam-packed, sugar-filled episode of Echo Valley! A dramatic reading of a Flipper comic book! Plenty of great bubblegum music by The Hudson Brothers, Austin Roberts, The Bay City Rollers, The Archies, The 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Monkees, The Arbors, Crazy Elephant, The Cryan Shames, Bobby Sherman, The Bugaloos and The Fun and Games Commission!

Bubblegum songs tend to be short. And sweet. But can even Professor Bubblegum fit 40 songs into a single episode of Echo Valley? (SPOILER ALERT: yes, yes he can.) Plus a dramatic reading from a Partridge Family novel! Archie dances! Plenty of great gum from The Cattanooga Cats, Jack Wild, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, Songs from the Pogo, HR Puff'n' Stuf, Dr. Shrinker, Electrawoman & Dynagirl, Lost Saucer, Wonderbug, Far Out Space Nuts, The Bugaloos, Bigfoot and Wildboy, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Lidsville, John Kincade, The Tremeloes, Scott Stutzman, The Chicago Loop, Partridge Family, The Tokens & The Kirby Four, The Gants, Josie and the Pussycats, Bugs Bunny Road Runner Show, Christoper Knight, Colette, Brady Bunch, Cast of Return to Riverdale (1990), Kaptain Kool and the Kongs, The Muppets, The Pipkins, The Archies, Chan Clan, Saturday Morning Cartoon Show, Banana Splits, The Innocence, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, Bobby Sherman, Beach Boys and Society's Children!

A look at the songwriting career of one of bubblegum's greatest, Joey Levine! A dramatic reading of a Jetsons children's book! A bubble entendre from The Bats! The exclusive Echo Valley cut of Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah from The Jetsons! Plenty of great bubblegum music from The Ohio Express, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, Tony Burrows, Bay City Rollers, Hudson Brothers, Groovie Goolies, Mungo Jerry, The Innocence, The Tradewinds, The Barbarians, The Third Rail, The Jet Stream, The Capitols and The Vogues!

 Advice for the young people from bubblegum's best! Worried about sex, drugs and rock and roll? Confused by the mysteries of love? We answer all your questions on this very wise episode of Echo Valley! A dramatic reading from a Susan Dey book on how to flirt! Spotlight on the singing sages from Space Coaster! Tribute to Schoolhouse Rock's Bob Dorough, We apologize in advance as we hear not one, but two uncomfortable songs (about the age of consent and bad touch)! The Archies get serious! Plenty of great bubblegum from Patty Duke, The Osmonds, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Josie and the Pussycats, Jonathan King, Space Coasters, Slim Goodbody and Friends, Jay and the Americans, The Ohio Express, The Vogues, The Mind's Eye, The In Crowd, and Ronnie Burns!

Today's artists pay tribute to Lancelot Link! And Scooby-Doo! Rarely heard early Ron Dante singles by The Detergents! A dramatic reading of a Baskin-Robbins 31-Flavors Ice Cream comic book! Plenty of great bubblegum pop from Tommy Roe, The Beagles, Beano, Scramble, The Brady Kids, The Amazing Pickles, Bohanna, Bobby Rydell, Tommy James and the Shondells, Rock & Roll Dubble Bubble Trading Card Company Of Philadelphia 19141, The Buckinghams, A Man Called Flintstone, Baha Men, Mondo Fumatore, Trap City EU, Yemi Rush, Shaggy, The Velmas, Martin Zeller, Kurt Gallagher, Paul Gilbert, and Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution!

The spotlight is on The Cowsills! We read a scarce comic book of The Cowsills and how they came to be! We play a bunch of their early songs you have never heard before! Also, (fair warning) there is a rare Echo Valley Sad Song Marathon! And plenty of great bubblegum music from The Archies, Boyce and Hart, Andy Kim, Andy and David Williams, The Ohio Express, Giorgio, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones, Sugar Bears, Cattanooga Cats, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Partridge Family, Len Barry, The Fun and Games, and New World!

A whole hour of bubblegum pop music that you've never heard before! Probably. A dramatic reading of Brady Bunch's Florence Henderson's thoughts about TV husband Robert Reed (SPOILER ALERT: He's a perfectionist)! A solo number from Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick)! Plenty of great bubblegum from Ron Dante, The Kids from C.A.P.E.R., Joey Levine, Barbie and Ken, Apache Dropout, Micky Dolenz, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Ohio Express, Giorgio, Edison Lighthouse, Elton John (as Reg Dwight and Bluesology), Robert Reed, Phil Harris, The Rubettes, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Hudson Brothers, John Wagner Foundation, and Jimmy Osmond!

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