Ken Reid and Frank Santopadre

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January 2-8, 1971

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This week Ken welcomes comedy writer and co-host of The Amazing Collosal Podcast with Gilbert Gottfried Frank Santopadre to the show.

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Ken and Frank discuss Jello Biafra, Fred Schneider, Ken’s impressive bookings, interviewing Ken, the idea for where TV Guidance Counselor came from, Ken’s days in bands, reviewing the Partridge Family, USA Network’s 90s originals, Duckman, working with Paul Fusco, Lost on Earth, Claude’s Crib, Ralph Mazza, recognizing character actors, loving “that guys”, the fun part of living in L.A., Bruce Kirby, all the New York character actors, deep dives, musicians, variety shows, vaudeville, impressionists, Petula Clark, owned and operated TV stations, Ed Sullivan, The Monster that Challenged the World, New York in the 1970s, All in the Family, MTM Productions, Adam West, Lost in Space, Old Man rivalries, Paul Lynde, Bob and Ray, Mad Magazine, Lucy and Bob Hope dressing like hippies, terrifying Lucy, hippies, Stone Pillow, Amos and Andy, Mods, Wilt Chamberlain, Alias Smith and Jones, Channel 5 NY, WPIX, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Milton Berle, The New Andy Griffith Show, Make Room for Granddaddy, Gaylord Carter’s Pipe Organ, Jim Neighbors, game shows, The Avengers, The Dean Martin Show, desperately trying to get people to use Zip Codes, The Love God, That Girl, Adam Strange, Frosty the Snowman, Strange Report, Night Gallery, Tales of the Unexpected, horror anthology shows, Love American Style, and attending the Barbizon Modeling School.

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About Ken Reid

I’m Ken Reid, a stand up comedian from Boston, MA and a life long television fan. I’ve been twice nominated as the Best Stand up in Boston and I have been featured on Comedy Central, NPR, Nerdist, and MSN. I own every issue of TV Guide. Each week a guest chooses an issue at random, picks their viewing choices from that week and the show is our discussion of the tough viewing choices of our past. We get into stories about growing up, people’s relationship with television, some cultural/media studies dissection and I spit out a lot of trivia.

Note: The Ken Reid TV Guidance Counselor Podcast is rated PG-13 and may contain mild language.

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