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ChiPs 1970s Celebrity Roller Disco Party!

Melissa Sue Anderson! Nancy Kulp! Ruth Buzzi! Robert Mandan! Dana Plato! Cindy Williams! Philip McKeon! Jo Anne Worley! Tina Louise! Susan Richardson!

Come one, come all! Ponch and John welcome you!

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by Anonymousreply 99January 31, 2023 12:57 AM

I think I saw Dody Goodman and Madeline Rhue in there, too.

by Anonymousreply 1January 28, 2023 4:50 PM

Nancy Kulp looks confused as hell. She must've thought she was going to the girl bar.

by Anonymousreply 2January 28, 2023 4:51 PM

My favorite part, at 1:20:

Announcer: "Hey, Cindy!" Cindy Williams: "Yeah? Whaddya want?!"

Oh, and Victor French drunkenly kicking up his heels through the line dance.

by Anonymousreply 3January 28, 2023 5:09 PM

R3...and Nancy Kulp wandering past Cindy like a lost drunk woman.

by Anonymousreply 4January 28, 2023 5:16 PM

They should have qualified that these were television “stars.”

by Anonymousreply 5January 28, 2023 5:22 PM

Susan Richardson and Antonio Fargas need to host the CHiPs Roller Disco Reunion Special.

by Anonymousreply 6January 28, 2023 5:28 PM

Even gay ol' Johnnie Ray and his hearing aid showed up!

by Anonymousreply 7January 28, 2023 5:31 PM

Lynda Carter and KISS had their own party.

The good part starts at 1:00.

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by Anonymousreply 8January 28, 2023 5:45 PM

Op that’s some good shit! I saw Linda Lavin, Jo Anne Worley! WTF was Nancy Kulp even doing there? Looking for pussy?

by Anonymousreply 9January 28, 2023 5:56 PM

R9 Probably. But Melissa Sue Anderson wasn't interested.

by Anonymousreply 10January 28, 2023 6:01 PM

very 70s and [bold]VERY AMERICAN.[/bold] YAAAAAY!

by Anonymousreply 11January 28, 2023 6:01 PM

Here is an excerpt from Charlie’s Angels “Angels On Skates” episode from November 1979! Watch Cheryl Ladd as Kris Munroe roller boogie with Ed Bagley Jr! Cheryl’s red spandex pants and rainbow 🌈 suspenders are very 1979!

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by Anonymousreply 12January 28, 2023 6:02 PM

I mistook Nancy Culp for Bernie Kopell.

by Anonymousreply 13January 28, 2023 6:04 PM

Figures that Susan Richardson showed up, with her untalented behind.

by Anonymousreply 14January 28, 2023 6:07 PM

R12 I think this was filmed at the same roller rink as the ChiPs episode.

Look at Ed go!

And in 70s detective shows, the bad guys always chewed gum. Look at Rene Auberjonois just chompin' away.

by Anonymousreply 15January 28, 2023 6:07 PM

No Roz Kelly?

Was she busy at Celebrity Needlepoint 😉

by Anonymousreply 16January 28, 2023 6:14 PM

R16 LOL! Maybe she sent her sister Leather in her place.

by Anonymousreply 17January 28, 2023 6:23 PM

Shouldn't The Village People have been included?

by Anonymousreply 18January 28, 2023 6:35 PM

The announcer didn't mention these "stars" but I think Philip McKeon and Brett Somers are in that video with the other alleged celebrities.

by Anonymousreply 19January 28, 2023 6:39 PM

R19 I thought I saw Brett rolling by.

by Anonymousreply 20January 28, 2023 6:44 PM

Is that Wesley "Land of the Lost" Eure with Melissa Sue Anderson at 1:50?

And who's the kinda hot lanky dude in the white t-shirt and suspenders skating with who appears to be Helen Reddy at 2:05?

by Anonymousreply 21January 28, 2023 6:49 PM

At ease, at ease, at ease. Hey, this here's a benefit for a good cause!

by Anonymousreply 22January 28, 2023 6:55 PM

OP, you made my day with this super 70s thread!

by Anonymousreply 23January 28, 2023 7:00 PM

Three boy actors are seen. Phillip McKeon, Adam Rich and Todd Bridges. Uh oh Todd.

by Anonymousreply 24January 28, 2023 7:08 PM

R24 Todd's okay now. Adam and Phillip? Not so much.

by Anonymousreply 25January 28, 2023 7:09 PM

Where was Robert Urich? Hal Linden? Lauren Tewes? Pam Dawber? Erin Moran?

by Anonymousreply 26January 28, 2023 7:12 PM

Connie Needham looks pissed that she had be the one to babysit Adam Rich again.

by Anonymousreply 27January 28, 2023 7:13 PM

R26 They were all busy filming an episode of The Love Boat that day.

by Anonymousreply 28January 28, 2023 7:14 PM

How in the fuck did they get this mismatch of celebs together for this???

Open casting call for celebrities: Calling all stars! Calling all stars! Roller boogie scene being filmed tomorrow for an episode of NBC’s Chips. Be there!

by Anonymousreply 29January 28, 2023 7:18 PM

Damn, Melissa Sue Anderson wasn't even trying. Her partner was dragging her along while she looked around for an exit.

by Anonymousreply 30January 28, 2023 7:23 PM

[quote] How in the fuck did they get this mismatch of celebs together for this???

I think it was kind of like jury duty. In the 1970s, when you were a celebrity and your name was drawn, you were required to report. They may have been given a choice: You can either skate for a few minutes for an episode of CHIPs or you make a fool of yourself in the obstacle course on "Battle of the Network Stars."

by Anonymousreply 31January 28, 2023 7:28 PM

From a 1979 People magazine cover:

"Roller Mania: Olivia, Mork, Cher, the Village People, Billie Jean, JFK Jr., Warhol, Tanya and all America are on wheels"

(Another headline in the same issue: "A lesbian couple raises their 6 kids -- and many hackles")

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by Anonymousreply 32January 28, 2023 7:33 PM

R31 Nancy Kulp wisely chose the roller skating rink.

by Anonymousreply 33January 28, 2023 7:45 PM

[quote]How in the fuck did they get this mismatch of celebs together for this???

It's like the intro to The Towering Inferno II (1979)

by Anonymousreply 34January 28, 2023 8:00 PM

I love the Bonnie mace story about Nancy kulp and Irene Ryan.

by Anonymousreply 35January 28, 2023 8:03 PM

R21 I think the tall guy in the suspenders is big-cocked Andrew Prine.

by Anonymousreply 36January 28, 2023 8:10 PM

My Nana's monthly cul-de-sac parties has twice as many celebrities in attendance. Ricardo couldn't skate due to his gimp leg, so we let him head up the scavenger hunts.

by Anonymousreply 37January 28, 2023 8:16 PM

R21 I could be wrong, but I think that's Raquel Welch skating with Andrew Prine, not Helen Reddy.

by Anonymousreply 38January 28, 2023 8:36 PM

R12 & R15: That's Flipper's Roller Disco, at the corner of La Cienega & Santa Monica Blvd (now a CVS). For about two years (1979-81), it was THE place to be. Spent many a weekend afternoon with my friends skating to Donna Summer, Chic, Michael Jackson, etc. (seriously, you were practically guaranteed to hear a song by all three, every hour, they had so many hits). I had my 13th party at Flipper's...sporting spandex pants (oy!) & a Heaven sweatshirt.

by Anonymousreply 39January 28, 2023 8:41 PM

We had another thread on this last summer. Classic 70s cheese!

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by Anonymousreply 40January 28, 2023 8:41 PM

R39 I know that CVS. I had no idea it used to be a roller rink!

by Anonymousreply 41January 28, 2023 8:43 PM

This is campier than a row of tents

by Anonymousreply 42January 28, 2023 8:43 PM

While we're on the topic of roller skating, I recently stumbled across this little gem with Charlotte Rae & the FOL girls skating for Jerry's Kids....in Chatsworth.

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by Anonymousreply 43January 28, 2023 8:51 PM

when these two guys suddenly appear and boogie on down is a highlight for me.

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by Anonymousreply 44January 28, 2023 8:53 PM

Had Charlotte polished off a bottle of gin before she got to the roller rink?

by Anonymousreply 45January 28, 2023 8:55 PM

R41, it was bowling alley before that -- La Cienega Lanes. Good article here:

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by Anonymousreply 46January 28, 2023 8:56 PM

More stars than there are in the heavens.

by Anonymousreply 47January 28, 2023 8:59 PM

Remember, everyone, that this was the era of the gayest opening scene of all time, from Roller Boogie.

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by Anonymousreply 48January 28, 2023 9:02 PM

Its success lies in its clumsiness.

by Anonymousreply 49January 28, 2023 9:02 PM

The only good thing about the 70s was that gay men felt free enough to wear shorts so short that their dicks could hang out if they chose.

by Anonymousreply 50January 28, 2023 9:04 PM

[quote]The only good thing about the 70s

There were so MANY good things. I don't think you're even gay and probably ALERT! not an American.

by Anonymousreply 51January 28, 2023 9:07 PM

American, gay and out since 1973.

by Anonymousreply 52January 28, 2023 9:11 PM

No sign of Donna Pescow, star of TV's "Angie"?

by Anonymousreply 53January 28, 2023 9:12 PM

R3, Cindy had a pact with the announcer to say something to get her away from Nancy Kulp if she was starting to hang around for too long

by Anonymousreply 54January 28, 2023 9:14 PM

Ahhh..flashbacks memories. I used to go to GoodSkates in the city and 2

Playboy did one too...the quality suck but like the CHPS disco video, I get verclumped. I was in my early 20s and had the time of my life back then.

Its in three parts...here is part one. Dorothy Stratton was gorgeous. She was on a rerun of Carson the other night....she would have just a couple of months to live

Oh, Jeana from RHOC was in this too

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by Anonymousreply 55January 28, 2023 9:15 PM

R39 that’s right. I forgot the clip at r12 was filmed at Flippers in LA.

by Anonymousreply 56January 28, 2023 9:20 PM

The70s had spectacularly cheesy tv.

by Anonymousreply 57January 28, 2023 9:21 PM

The moment when Victor French, in a drunken stupor, stumbled up to Nancy Kulp and said, "Hey pal, know where the men's room is?"

by Anonymousreply 58January 28, 2023 9:21 PM

Dawson has a very pronounced American accent in that video.

by Anonymousreply 59January 28, 2023 9:22 PM

It was very Tits and Ass r57. it was called Jiggle TV

by Anonymousreply 60January 28, 2023 9:23 PM

I remember the roller derbies in the 70's too. That's what this reminds me of.

by Anonymousreply 61January 28, 2023 9:28 PM

Cindy Williams thought she was queen of the disco ball when she wasn’t.

by Anonymousreply 62January 28, 2023 9:28 PM

Oh well, r62, TV icon will have to do.

by Anonymousreply 63January 28, 2023 9:40 PM

[quote]it was bowling alley before that -- La Cienega Lanes.

Owned by Art Linkletter, whose daughter Diane took a leap from her sixth-floor apartment at the Shoreham Towers a couple of blocks away.

by Anonymousreply 64January 28, 2023 9:55 PM

Now, that is Christian fun!

by Anonymousreply 65January 28, 2023 9:57 PM


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by Anonymousreply 66January 28, 2023 10:04 PM

I have a perfectly divine recipe for roasted banana soufflés that everyone just screams for at my special roller disco parties!

by Anonymousreply 67January 28, 2023 10:23 PM


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by Anonymousreply 68January 28, 2023 10:26 PM

Remember Leeanne Huntley??

by Anonymousreply 69January 29, 2023 1:34 AM

[quote]The70s had spectacularly cheesy tv.

and incredibly corny as well.

by Anonymousreply 70January 29, 2023 4:41 AM

You mean Leann Hunley, R69? She was gorgeous! And FUNNY!!

I knew her first & foremost as Anna Brady-- Roman's-not-so-dead-first-wife (my first experience with such a thing) on Days of Our Lives. She's still rattling around on DAYS/Beyond Salem from time-to-time. She lost the battle with menopause/her waistline, but I will always love/respect her for leaving her face alone. She still *looks* like Leann Hunley.

by Anonymousreply 71January 29, 2023 6:31 AM

Randomly: As an Elder-Bruin....I would give almost anything for Todd Bridges' vintage UCLA shirt.

by Anonymousreply 72January 29, 2023 6:41 AM

Re: Flippers. It seems sadly ironic that a building/property long-associated with recreational & exercise activities (you may not think so, but bowling IS exercise) ended up being a pharmacy/drug store...to treat all our Fatty-problems. (diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure). Look at all those videos from Flipper's or the Venice Boardwalk Skaters. What do you NOT see?? Fat people.

by Anonymousreply 73January 29, 2023 7:13 AM

I don't know where that was shot, R68....but ONJ did all her roller-skating practice/rehearsing for Xanadu at "Skateland", a roller-skating rink in Northridge (San Fernando Valley) .

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by Anonymousreply 74January 29, 2023 7:42 AM

^Did she wear her leg warmers and headband?

by Anonymousreply 75January 29, 2023 11:33 AM

Are there any roller skating places still open in LA?

by Anonymousreply 76January 29, 2023 11:38 AM

[quote] How in the fuck did they get this mismatch of celebs together for this???

At the beginning of the clip, the poster says "Skate with the Stars: Actors & Others for Animals." I wonder which ones they classified as "actors" and which ones as "others."

by Anonymousreply 77January 29, 2023 5:21 PM

I like how certain 'celebrities' like Joanne Worley weren't required to actually wear skates and could just, you know, walk around the rollar rink in shoes.

by Anonymousreply 78January 29, 2023 5:58 PM

This clip is great has anyone linked it yet?

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by Anonymousreply 79January 29, 2023 6:08 PM

R79 John Travolta he's not.

by Anonymousreply 80January 29, 2023 6:15 PM

He's pretty fucking cute, R80.

by Anonymousreply 81January 29, 2023 6:17 PM

R81 I would've fucked both Ponch and John back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 82January 29, 2023 6:20 PM

R76, There are still a few around in Glendale, Long Beach & Fountain Valley.

Skateland in Northridge (which had been struggling for years) went under during the pandemic. It is now home to the Trebek Center, a 107-bed homeless shelter.

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by Anonymousreply 83January 29, 2023 8:23 PM

[quote]More stars than there are in the heavens.

And more hasbeens than there are stars.

by Anonymousreply 84January 29, 2023 8:26 PM

[quote]At the beginning of the clip, the poster says "Skate with the Stars: Actors & Others for Animals."

Somehow I missed that mention of Actors & Others for Animals at the beginning. Very cool! Several years ago, I attended a performance of Celebrity Autobiography (hilarious!) in NoHo to benefit Actors & Others for Animals. Joanne Worley, longtime president of AOA, was our hostess & pre-show auctioneer. (Earl Holliman was also president of AOA at one time)

by Anonymousreply 85January 29, 2023 8:48 PM

In the video at R43, even though his roller-skating and balance skills are impressive, I feel sorry for that elephant (at 1:56). Animals as circus performers = wrong. Nice to raise money for Jerry's kids, but the poor elephant should have been left out of it.

by Anonymousreply 86January 30, 2023 2:31 AM

That elephant needed a better agent.

by Anonymousreply 87January 30, 2023 2:34 AM

I completely agree, R86 (and LOL, R87). The Tara-bit is difficult to watch now, given how much we know about elephants (as well as other animals forced to perform). But that's the thing...we can't go back & undo any of that Circus-shit which was acceptable back then. We can only do better in the future.

by Anonymousreply 88January 30, 2023 3:17 AM

Somebody's not going to be skating anymore.

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by Anonymousreply 89January 30, 2023 11:21 PM

Grim Reaper: "Hey, Cindy!"

Cindy Williams: "Yeah? Whaddya want?!"

by Anonymousreply 90January 30, 2023 11:41 PM

Damn, OP IS the Grim Reaper!

by Anonymousreply 91January 31, 2023 12:08 AM

I swear that this is the first thing I thought of when I read about Cindy's death.

by Anonymousreply 92January 31, 2023 12:15 AM

R79, love this!

by Anonymousreply 93January 31, 2023 12:22 AM

A few days ago we would have immediately thought of Laverne & Shirley when Cindy died. Now, thanks to OP, we'll always remember her as the CHiPs Celebrity Roller Disco Party Sweetheart.

by Anonymousreply 94January 31, 2023 12:35 AM

After I watched that, youtube suggested this.

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by Anonymousreply 95January 31, 2023 12:36 AM

I guess Abe Vigoda was dead by then.

by Anonymousreply 96January 31, 2023 12:40 AM

Someone posted this same video on datalounge about two months ago- I don't mind really. It's amusing.

by Anonymousreply 97January 31, 2023 12:53 AM

Awww poor Nancy Kulp- she really can't be anything other than a TOTAL Lesbian- like a very effeminate gay male who couldn't possibly pass for straight.

by Anonymousreply 98January 31, 2023 12:54 AM

Robert Mandan! Adam West!

by Anonymousreply 99January 31, 2023 12:57 AM
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