Hot Damn! A Wally George "Hot Seat" Reunion Night is Coming to the Foxfire

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Hanging to this day in a Huntington Beach dive bar
Orange County's favorite combative-conservative television forefather Wally George passed away on Oct. 5, 2003. The famously-known "coffin-dodger" survived a near-fatal car wreck, the playful beratings of the Weekly's Matt Coker, the cold shoulder of his daughter actress Rebecca De Mornay, but eventually lost his health war to pneumonia.

It's odd an old man's illness would be the thing take him to the "big cable access show in the sky" considering he battled "the sleaziest, sickest band in the history of rock and roll" Gwar, Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon Tom Metzger, and DJ Rick Dees--and won!

"Combat TV" personalities like Bill O'Reilly and Jerry Springer owe a kiss to his long-dead feet for paving the way for their careers. You know that audience mantra "Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!"? That arguably began with "Wall-y!", "Wall-y!", "Wall-y!"

Anyway, love him or hate him, the fine folks that sat their ("sick, sick, sick!") asses on his "Hot Seat" will never forget Wally with the Wig and have initiated a Wally George Alumni Reunion set for Sept. 21 at the Foxfire in Placentia Anaheim Hills, presumably in honor of the 10-year anniversary of his death. Jeff Tolcher (30-plus time veteran of the "Hot Seat") and two-time seat warmer George Kuc are big champions of Mr. George and created the event dubbed Wally-Con.

What keeps these men kneeling at the alter of Wally George? "He was ours," Tolcher said of the Anaheim-based show's host, following up with the observation that Wally really never got the credit he deserved. Tolcher spends much of his time uploading VHS recordings of the "Hot Seat" to YouTube in attempts to preserve Wally's unique, groundbreaking legacy.

Former "Hot Seat" alumni will be at the Foxfire on Sept. 21, recalling their fond memories of Orange County's favorite conservative "coffin-dodger" (as identified by our Mexican-in-Chief this a 2002 food review). Some of the alumni slated to attend and speak are:

Queen Kong, female wrestler
Gary Chartier, founder of the libertarian New America Party
Charli Haynes, female wrestler
Tony Fisch, liberal realist
Lance LaCour, arch conservative
Allan Dollison
Jeff Tolcher, liberal activist
George Kuc, founder of the Young Activists of America and Wally George Alumni

You never know who else will show up. Enjoy this video with highlights from some of the attending alumni:

If you wish to attend as a fan or alumni (like many of us at the Weekly sincerely do), email Tolcher at tallbaldie2 [at] yahoo [dot] com, message him on Facebook here or on his YouTube account here. It's free to attend but buy your own food and drinks, folks. You must RSVP to attend to ensure admittance. Otherwise YOU'RE OUTTA HERE!

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Location Info

Foxfire Nightclub

5717 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim, CA

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22 comments
Brutus
Brutus

Actually Gustavo is the lowest form of life we've ever seen.

Gregory Soave
Gregory Soave

Oh shit Brian!! I was just about to share this with you. I can't wait!!

Jeff Tolcher
Jeff Tolcher

Poorman was invited but he is back in NY doing his podcasts

Chris Ray
Chris Ray

Hey Jeff Tolcher hook it UP!!!!

Chris Ray
Chris Ray

Ill be there!!! I was a huge Wally gorge fan and use to talk to him all the time before he passed. He lived near and we'd always cross paths. He was a great man and new how to get a crowd going.

dominelloc
dominelloc

The radio and TV hate mongers owe it all to Joe Pyne. He was the first. Who else but Joe would open his coat to show he was packing and have his guest show he was packing too. I'm surprised no one ever got killed on that show. Then there was time Frank Zappa was on and Joe told him his long hair made him a girl. Frank answered with " I guess your wooden leg makes you a table". Good stuff.

Jeff Tolcher
Jeff Tolcher

Foxfire is hardly the worst bar in OC. The banquet room which I have seen is nice. If anyone would like to attend its free just send me a message here. Thank you Taylor for the article.

tallbaldie3
tallbaldie3

The foxfire is in Anaheim Hills off the 91fwy and Imperial hwy. All former fans are welcomed.

justinmcook
justinmcook

Minus points for calling it the "KLU" Klux Klan and for saying the Foxfire's in Placentia...

Steve York
Steve York

How the hell do you have a WallyCon without The Poorman?!?

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

Wally would've simply adored Obama.

ElGalloNegro
ElGalloNegro

When I was a kid, I used to watch pro wrestling (WCCW and NWA), then Wally George on channel 56.  Went together like peanut butter and bananas.

n2bigmuscle
n2bigmuscle topcommenter

Are you sure the location is Placentia?  The pic is the Foxfire in Anaheim Hills isn't it?

Dave Nguyen
Dave Nguyen

Love or hate him, Wally George is pure entertainment. Sadly it's being held at the worst bar and restaurant in Orange County.

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