Madame is back and wants you as a new recruit6th September 2014
Jump Start Madame’s Comeback tour!
The sassy, outspoken and loveable “old broad” is calling on all her fans, old and young, to rally around and get her back ON TOP where she belongs. Do YOUR part and Go to her Indiegogo page at www.indiegogo.com/projects/jump-start-madame-s-comeback-tour then pick a “thank you” level; make sure you check out Madame’s NEW music video Jump Start My Comeback Tour, a tongue in cheek song parodying the hit song I’m so Fancy in TRUE Madame style.
A bit about Madame (in case you didn’t know): Madame was created by the legendary Wayland Flowers in the mid-1960s. Flowers’s first big break was an appearance on the The Andy Williams Show. The character of Madame is an “outrageous old broad” who entertains with double entendres and witty comebacks. Bedecked in fabulous evening wear and “summer diamonds” (“Some are diamonds; some are not”), Madame’s look is based on movie stars such as Gloria Swanson. Madame is rumoured to be based on a Washington, DC gay icon, waitress and restaurant hostess Margo MacGregor. Madame’s many TV appearances included Laugh-In; a long run on the game show Hollywood Squares (replacing Paul Lynde in The Centre Square); a recurring comedy skit on Solid Gold; a regular on ABC’s short-lived summer replacement show called Keep on Truckin’, various TV guest spots; and as the star of her own syndicated 1982 sitcom, Madame’s Place, which in itself was the precursor to every reality TV show out there!
Flowers and Madame were in the centre square on the final NBC episode of Hollywood Squares in June 1980; host Peter Marshallasked Madame the final game question of the daytime series, which was: “Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Strauss lived in the same place. Where did they all live?” Madame’s “comic” answer: “At the YMCA!” Then her “serious” answer: Germany. (The correct answer: Austria.)