Another hour of bubblegum pop brilliance! A dramatic reading from a Hawaii Five-O novel, followed by a rare Sammy Davis, Jr. recording of the theme song with the words! Tributes to breakfast food! An Echo Valley Time Machine classic by Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians! First appearance of the What We Love About Bubblegum segment! Plenty of great bubblegum music by Paul Revere and the Raiders, Josie and the Pussycats, Banaroo, The Foundations, Neil Diamond, Michael Carpenter, Flame, The Fifth Estate, Tommy Roe, The Fun and Games, Slim Goodbody and Friends, The Archies, The Amazing Pickles, The Good Earth and Capt. Groovy and his Bubblegum Army!
Some Strange Gum reminds us to save energy! Flip's Groovy Guide to the Groops tells us all we need to know about The Lemon Pipers! A modern take on a Partridge Family classic! A good lesson learned from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids! We travel back in time with Ritchie Valens! Plenty of great bubblegum music by The Ohio Express, Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution, The Cyrkle, Yellow Balloon, The Wombles, Doug Powell, The Young Turks, The Energizers, The First Street Marble Team, Artie Resnick, Daddy Dewdrop, The New Vaudeville Band, McKendree Spring, Bobby Sherman, Wolfgang, Gene Thomas, and Harper's Bizarre!
Who are The Conquests and why do they claim to be both The Rare Breed and Ohio Express?! We read the true story of the first time that Time magazine officially recognized "bubblegum" pop music! A double bubble from Amen Corner! A shout out to Kid Bubblegum from The Banana Splits! Tasty bubblegum rarities you may have never heard before from Bobby Bloom, the Batman TV series, and Salt Water Taffy! Spotlight on Giorgio! Plenty of great music from Andy and David Williams, 5th Avenue Busses, Vic Venus,Giuliano and Nocturnes,Manfred Mann, The Lollipops, Bobby Sherman, Jerry and Jeff, The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show, Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus, The Hot Wheels and Robin McNamera!
Season Four begins! A look at the ABC Saturday morning bubblegum lineup for 1969! A dramatic reading from a Lois Lane comic book letter column! A double bubble from the Lords of London! The rarely heard alternate title song from Sigmund and the Sea Monsters! Plenty of great bubblegum happiness from folks like The Sugar Bears, Josie and the Pussycats, The Monkees, Ohio Express, Johnny Whitaker, The Muppets, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Cowsills, The Strangeloves, Toy Factory, The Archies, Edward Bear, Pickettywitch, Baby Bugs, Bennett and Evans, The Boston, and Stevenson's Rocket!
We welcome those nice young people, the Kids from C.A.P.E.R, to Echo Valley! A Battle of the Bands between The Animals and The Partridge Family! A dramatic reading from a Kool-Aid Man comic book. First appearance of the Strange Gum segment. An exciting bit of a Charlie Chan and the Chan Clan episode! Plus lots of great bubblegum music from Tommy James, The Monkees, Stamford Bridge, Sounds of Modification, The Ohio Express, Sound Laboratory, Fifth Estate, Mrs. Miller, The Cowsills, Staten Island Ferry, The Left Banke, and Candy!
We explore the secret missing years of Jimmy Osmond, the youngest and most mysterious of the Osmonds. We read from a book written by Miss Susan Dey (Lori of The Partridge Family) that is for girls only!! A spotlight on Mungo Jerry, a group with hits spanning five decades. A look at the new fall season on ABC. And, as always, plenty of great bubblegum music from folks like The Hardy Boys, The Sands, The Partridge Family, The Brady Bunch, The Buckinghams, Third Rail, the Bubblegum, Candy Choir, Giorgio and The Fun and Games!
It's back-to-basics, as this episode features bubblegum standards, a mini-tribute to The (animated) Hardy Boys band, a dramatic reading of an interview with The Brady Bunch's Robert Reed from The Television Scene (1972), the guilty secret about Ohio Express' and The Rare Breed's versions of Beg, Borrow and Steal, and plenty of great music from the likes of Ohio Express, The Bugaloos, Take That, Sha-Na-Na, Captain Groovy and His Bubblegum Army, Shaun Cassidy, The Hardy Boys, Josie and the Pussycats, The Brady Bunch, Tommy Roe, The Archies, Haley Mills, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Banana Splits, Terry Jacks and The Monkees!
A clip show featuring the best parts of Season 3! A Top 10 count down of the most popular bubblegum songs from Season 3! How did Sinatra's Strangers in the Night influence bubblegum music? Magazine articles full of groovy dating advice! What do the Cowsills hate about girls? A spotlight on the first bubblegum band in history, The Comedian Harmonists! And plenty of great bubblegum pop!
Gavel to gavel coverage as student court Judge Kid Bubblegum reaches a verdict in the trial of Greg Brady! A shocking outcome that no one saw coming in this season finale episode of Echo Valley! Live reporting from Old Man Bubblegum! During breaks in the proceedings, we still find time for a tribute to cartoon voice Janet Waldo (Judy Jetson, Josie of the Pussycats), a cameo from Casey Kasem, an Echo Valley Time Machine classic from The Wizard of Oz, and plenty of great bubblegum music from The Brady Kids, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Bugaloos, The Ohio Express, Andy Kim, Josie and the Pussycats, Jet Screamer, Bobby Sherman, Everyday Hudson, Crazy Elephant, Carl Carlton, Happy Feeling, Tony Darrow, Chris and Peter Allen, Le Cirque, and Gravy.
The Echo Valley Talent Show finals! The outcome will shock you! We also have time for a dramatic reading from a vintage Sally Field interview! Double Bubble music from Beano!Plenty of feel good bubblegum from The Bugaloos, The Banana Splits, The Archies, The Monkees, The Music Explosion, The Brady Kids, Arkade, The Art Movement, Sally Field, The New Dawn, Rotation, The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show, and the Rock 'n' Roll Dubble Bubble Trading Card Company!
TV actor Robert Conrad's pop rock career! The Who's gummiest classic! Who won the Echo Valley Talent Show semi-finals?! A dramatic reading from a 1971 family guide to teen dating! Casey Kasem doesn't recognize Yellow Balloon's and My Three Sons' Don Grady! Strange gum from Kids' Hit Singers! Plenty of great bubblegum music from The Ohio Express, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Archies, The Partridge Family, The Cattanooga Cats, The Monkees, Kasenetz-Katz Super Circus, Jimmy Osmond, The Fifth Estate, The Muppets, The Hardy Boys, Brian Hyland, The Love Generation, Tony Ritchie and The New Vaudeville Band!
Who are the two optimistic songwriters who argued that we could solve the world's problems as easily as tying a t-shirt together and dying it all the colors of the world?! It's an Echo Valley mystery, solved in this spectacular hour! Plus a dramatic reading from a book on groovy crafts! Bubblegum from Captain Kangaroo! Plenty of great gummy pop from the 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Left Banke, The New Christy Minstrels, Bobby Sherman, Slim Goodbody and Friends, Lou Christie, Robert John, Michael Gately, The In Crowd, Design, Playhouse, The Bats, The Free Design and Normand Gelinas!
Welcome Ricky Segall (Ricky Stevens from The Partridge Family) and his family to Echo Valley! We explore the secret origins of the Barry Manilow classic Mandy! In our dramatic reading, we learn what the Cowsills like and don't like about girls! Get the scoop on a semifinal round of the Echo Valley Riverdale High School Talent Show! Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from Blue Mink, Jigsaw, The Cuff Links, Brady Kids, The Chan Clan, Westlife, The Cyrkle, Scott English, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Cowsills, American Breed, Humpty Dumpty, Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution, and The Gummy Bear!
Who wants some bubblegum? A spotlight on Tony Ronald, the Dutch (or Spanish or Mexican) pop star! Another dramatic reading from another 1970 novelization of another short lived "relevant" ABC TV show about another group of hip young people! A pair of rare Echo Valley corrections! A New Seekers Double Bubble! Every bubblegum song about airplanes (both of them)! With plenty of bubblegum music by the Banana Splits, The Muppets, The Beach Boys, Johnny Whitaker, The Sugar Bears, Wind (with Tony Orlando), The Cuff Links, The Royal Guardsmen, Chester, Peter's Pipers, Billy Budd, The French Revolution, New Colony Six, New Dream, and The New Vaudeville Band!
A celebration of the brief super-stardom of the four-hit wonder, Every Mother's Son! Is the Theme from H.R. Pufnstuf "already been chewed" gum? A tribute to the great Lee Pockriss, the best songwriter you've never heard of! A dramatic profile of Lidsville and Munsters star, Butch Patrick, from a 1972 guide to the "pop scene"! And which version of the forgotten classic, I.O.I.O., do you like better- the Bee Gees' or Butch Patrick's? Two versions of I'm a Believer, the good and the strange! And plenty of great bubblegum music from Bo Gentry and Richie Cordell, The Monkees, Ohio Express, Two Dollar Question (with Ron Dante), The Cufflinks (with Ron Dante), the Living Strings, Pilot, Andy and David Williams, The Troggs and Andy Kim!
Non-stop bubblegum pop! Focus on the Cattanooga Cats! Meet Cheryl Ladd, Charlie's grooviest angel! Telly Savalas "sings" country western! A double bubble from the Magid Triplets! The Partridge Family sing in bubble entendres! Plenty more great bubblegum music from Tommy James and the Shondells, Pharrell Williams, The Bugaloos, The In Crowd, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Josie and the Pussycats, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Bobby Sherman, Peyton Hogue, Jerry and the Cracks, the Buchanan Brothers, American Breed, and the Rock and Roll Dubble Bubble Trading Card Company of Philadelphia!
A high calorie hour of bubblegum music! Spotlight on Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan! A bit of the H.R. Pufnstuf movie soundtrack! Ray Bolger (the Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz) joins the Partridge Family, along with a dramatic reading from a Partridge Family novel (wherein Shirley risks the family's lives to save a rabbit)! A Giorgio Bubblegum Hall of Fame classic! Late round action from the Riverdale High talent show! Plenty of great music from The Archies, The Royal Guardsmen, Bobby Sherman, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Simonshy, Gene Simmons (not him, the other one), The Arrangement, The Art Movement, The Boston, The Bourbon Family, Café Con Leche, The Doughboys, Barry Mason, Billie Hayes, Jack Wild, Martha Raye, and Helen Love!
A special episode exploring the Rat Pack and their contributions to bubblegum pop. Plenty of great bubblegum and precursor bubblegum from Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Dino, Desi and Billy, Jerry Lewis, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop!
Fifty-nine groovy minutes of bubblegum pop fun! We read about a day in the life of David Cassidy! Learn of Florence Henderson's secret absence from the first few Brady Bunch episodes! Who is today's Ohio Express?! Another Echo Valley Sad Song Marathon! Plenty of great bubblegum music from The Archies, Ohio Express, Tommy James and the Shondells, Partridge Family, Sugar Bears, Hardy Boys, Design, Dusty Greyrock, German Bonds, Rainbow, Sparrow, Florence Henderson, Mac Davis, Bread, Andy Kim and the Four Fuller Brothers!
The first bubblegummy episode of the new year! A spotlight on The Wombles! Early round action of the Riverdale High School talent competition! Original vinyl recordings from heartthrobs Kurt Russell and John Travolta! Plenty of great bubblegum pop from folks like Dana Countryman, The Walkers, Josie and the Pussycats, Jimmy Osmond, World's Fare, Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution, The Ohio Express, The Cuff Links, Shawn, The Brady Kids, Michele and Jeff, ABBA, and Professor Morrison's Lollipop!