He’s back! The ultimate “Fish and The Flint Chronicles” guest, Ernie Gilbert is back for another swim in the Aquarium. This time he’s right here on the bricks of Saginaw Street doing the show with his signature hat and grin. Ern is in town as the star attraction for a huge gig he’s doing at Churchills in Downtown Flint, so it’s a big Flint week for him.
For those who don’t know our favorite guest, he’s a true blue Flintstone, born and bred on the East Side of Flint. He attended Washington Elementary, Whittier Junior High, and Flint Central High School. All schools now abandoned, which makes Ern’s visit all the more poignant. Not only is he a product of those schools, but he also stuck around and graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint just for good measure.
Ernie’s success with shows like Nickelodeon’s Fairly Odd Parents, TUFF Puppy, and Puppy Dog Pals, are a sterling testament to his unique band of creativity, humor, and artistry. But despite all of this he surely hasn’t forgotten his roots. He gives a lot of shout outs to the important people in his life who helped elevate his self confidence to help him ascend to the top of a very tall mountain top in the entertainment industry.
Among those names are a science teacher named Jack Wagner, and a theater and drama teacher named Martin Jennings. Getting his start as a ‘singing and dancing apprentice’ in the Flint Central production of “Babes in Arms’, a mere 40 years ago (EGAD!) was the catalyst to a whole lot of fun and success. There is plenty of fun in this episode including a one in a million break down of The Wizard of Oz that will be rank among the all time hits of “Fish and The Flint Chronicles”. As always it’s an eclectic, fun and ever - interesting cannonball in to the deep end of the Aquarium with Fish and Ern!
This episode originally aired on April 20, 2022
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