The Gist speaks with Gilbert Gottfried, and celebrates Schoolhouse Rock.
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Gilbert Gottfried Speaks for the Birds

The Gist asks the comedian about the old showbiz world that drew him to comedy.

Gilbert Gottfried speaks for the birds.

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Today on The Gist, a voice you couldn’t mistake for anyone else’s. Mike speaks with comedian Gilbert Gottfried about his attraction to old showbiz and his Amazing Colossal Podcast. For the Spiel, Mike’s jazzed for the ABC prime-time special on Schoolhouse Rock.



Gilbert Gottfried makes Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” even more fancy.

Update, Sept. 2, 2014: This post has been updated to add the video of Gilbert Gottfried’s remix of ”Fancy.”

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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