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Highlights include:
Smackdown: Jon and Robin vs The Poppy Family
Dramatic Reading of an Adam-12 novel
Great bubblegum music by Ron Dante, Nancy Sinatra, Kasenetz-Katz Super Circus Orchestra, Buckner and Garcia, Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution, The Archies, Bill Haley and the Comets, Ohio Express, The Rare Breed, Mac & Katie Kissoon, Jay and the Techniques, Sammy Davis, Jr., David Hasselhoff

Highlights include:
Battle of the Bands- Haley Mills vs. Annette Funicello and Tommy Sands
Dramatic Reading of Banana Splits album liner notes
Great bubblegum music by The Archies, The Groovie Goolies, Hudson Brothers, Bo Diddley, Hardy Boys, The Dave Clark Five, The Ohio Express, The Rubettes, Burt Ward (Robin of Batman TV show), The Sugar Bears, The Partridge Family, The Monkees, Rick Springfield, Tommy Roe

Highlights include:
Hardy Boys Smack Down - Shaun Cassidy vs Hardy Boys (the animated band)
Dramatic Reading from a Bionic Woman novel
First appearance of Passing the Torch, music of this generation which is bubbly and gummily.
Great bubblegum music from Tommy James and the Shondells, Tommy Roe, Tricks, The Archies, Peppermint Trolley Company, Edward Bear, Bay City Rollers, Kasenetz-Katz Super Circus, Fred Flintsone, Ohio Express, Patrick McNee and Honor Blackman and The New Beats

Highlights include:
Wild Animal Smackdown pitting Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution against The Sugar Bears
. Dramatic reading from a Welcome Back, Kotter novel
First use of the Echo Valley Time Machine to visit the roots of bubblegum pop. Great bubblegum music from Captain Groovy and his Bubblegum Army, The Cattanooga Cats, Brady Kids, The Music Explosion, The Archies, The Hardy Boys, The Poppy Family, Jon and Robin, The Banana Splits and Daddy Dewdrop

Highlights include:
First use of Echo Valley Authentic Direct from Vinyl Analog Collectibles (mp3s made from the original rare LPs)
Singing Family Smackdown (Cowsills vs . DeFranco Family)
Dramatic reading from Partridge Family novel
Sad song mini-marathon with Run, Joey, Run and Billy, Don't Be a Hero
Great bubblegum music from The Groovy Goolies, The Archies, Bay City Rollers, Partridge Family, The Hot Wheels, Banana Splits, The Fifth Estate

Highlights include:
Battle of the Bands: Brady Bunch vs. The Beatles
Dramatic reading from a Mod Squad novel
Great bubblegum music from The Banana Splits, Dino, Desi and Billy, The Lovin' Spoonful,
Tommy Roe, Terry Jacks, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, Lulu, Lesley Gore, The Monkees

The first full-length episode. Highlights include:
Teen Idol Smackdown between Bobby Sherman and Donny Osmond
Dramatic reading from a Starsky and Hutch novel

Great bubblegum music from The Ohio Express, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Shaun Cassidy, The Defrancos, The Cowsills, Rex Smith, Dixie Cups, David Soul

A closer look at bubblegum great Lou Christie! A dramatic reading of a Brady Bunch comic book! An exclusive new bubblegum tribute song from Rich Kid Expre$$! We remember bubblegum enthusiast Bennie D. Ketron! And, oh yea, a reminder about  the Share the Gum contest!! You can win a piece of bubblegum history! Plenty of great bubblegum pop from the Ohio Express, The Brady Kids, The Love Affair, the 1910 Fruitgum Company, Rich Kid Expre$$, The Rich Kids, The Rubettes and The Hollies!

Have you heard about the contest!? The Bubblegum Board of Directors has a plan to save Echo Valley and it's all about YOU! Spread the word! Share the gum! Win unbelievably wonderful collectibles from the Echo Valley Archives! Hand-picked by Kid Bubblegum! Details are in this episode! A focus on Wesley Eure from Land of the Lost and a dramatic reading of a Land of the Lost Golden Book! Songs you've never heard from Bobby Sherman and The Original Caste and Octopus and The Pastors! Plenty of great bubblegum music from The Osmonds, The Partridge Family, The Ohio Express, The Newbeats, Niagara, The Next Five, The Tricycles and The Kids from Fame!


Time for the 9th Annual Echo Valley Christmas Special! Discover the bubblegum in an Andy Williams TV Christmas special! A dramatic reading from an Archies Christmas comic classic! A joyful sad Christmas song marathon! Strange Christmas gum from Mae West! Plenty of thematically appropriate bubblegum from The Partridge Family, Marty Wilde, Claudine Longet, The Osmonds, Pink Floyd, Bobby Sherman, Bobby Goldsboro, Herman's Hermits, Banaroo, The Twistin' Kings, The Archies, The Christmas Spirit, Gary US Bonds, Lise Miller, The Wombles, and the 1910 Fruitgum Company!

Meet the Bubblegum Board of Directors who are trying to save Echo Valley! Professor Bubblegum and all of Echo Valley are upbeat and optimistic, just like bubblegum pop itself. Music about, by, and inspired by the Board of Directors, including Kid Bubblegum's favorite song ever! A dramatic reading of a Josie and the Pussycats children's book! Do you know Barbie's last name? Plenty of great bubblegum music by The Archies, Barbie, The Brady Kids, Giorgio Moroder, Wind (with Tony Orlando), Proud Mary, Josie and the Pussycats, The Comix, The Pipkins, and Bruce Roberts!

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!

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