That time Phyllis Diller roasted the Haunted Mansion

Back in 1972-3, Disney ran a short-lived variety show called The Mouse Factory that intercut classic animation with live action, framed by celebrity hosts that kind of threaded it all together into a mashed-up, loose storyline.

The greatest of these long-lost shows is surely Phillis Diller's Spooks and Magic, in which Diller zings us (and a succession of limp-necked, sagging head-characters) with spook-themed gags, all framed around the Disneyland Haunted Mansion, intercut with scenes from classic cartoons like The Lonesome Ghost.

Diller's borscht-belt macabre humor is spectacular in its pure, unabashed cheese!

(Thanks, Dan!)

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