Madame was created by the legendary Wayland Flowers in the mid-1970s. 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 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 Marshall asked Madame the final game question of the daytime series.

Ageless, Madame has kept up with the times and is hip and has great hips (“Kim Kardashian has nothing on me!”). She’s taken off her black veil that she’s worn since Wayland’s passing, and is ready for another puppeteer to get intimate with her. And you’re invited!

To learn more about Madame, watch the video (Madame Across America) below: