1976. America continued to celebrate its bicentennial in the way most other countries only dream of: by having Paul Lynde host a Halloween special featuring KISS, the Wicked Witch of the West, Witchiepoo from H.R. Pufnstuf, Tim Conway, Liz “Pinkie Tuscadero” Kelly, Florence Henderson and Donny & Marie Osmond.
Needless to say, it was the ne plus ultra of show business as we know it, and the world decided to just stop producing any kind of entertainment because, really, how could you possibly top that? This is why all television networks to this day show nothing but The Paul Lynde Halloween Special 24-7.
And because you may not be near a television set at the moment, here’s KISS yukking it up with Paul Lynde before launching into “King of the Nighttime World.”