September 5-11, 1987
Today Ken welcomes writer (Atomic Bebop Hulabaloo) and friend Adam Marsh to the show.
Ken and Adam discuss Adam’s dream come true of appearing on the show, Adam’s complicated sibling history, pool hustlers, Tower Records, New Kids on the Block, arcades, the homeless, slug people, pools, Mountain time, Pool Trucks, Rumpus Rooms, Werewolf, Chuck Connors, Thicke of the Night, Chris Elliot, Jay Leno on Letterman, What’s Your Beef?, Marlon Brando, The New Adventures of Beans Baxter, Empire Records, Second Chance, Married…with Children, NOW Comics, Ralph Snart, Matthew Perry, the collarless shirt future, SCTV, The Kids in the Hall, Win Lose or Draw, My Sister Sam, the sad loss of Rebecca Schaffer, P.I., going to TV tapings, being a featured extra in 90s teen shows, Who’s the Boss, Larry Jr. vs. Larry Jr., bothering Diane Lane, Streets of Fire, AIDS, elderly street puppeteers, Highway to Heaven, Head of the Class, directing Orson Welles, Chris Elliot on the Equalizer, people named “Rags”, Gilbert Godfrey as a card salesman, The Charmings, Shelley Long, four part Night Courts, Saturday Morning Preview specials, 227, Gummy Bears, hating Foofer, Disney missing a trick by not embracing Gargoyles, Miami Vice with Bob Balaban, G. Gordon Liddy, D.C. Follies, when the U.S. was into the Taliban, and the greatest episode of all time.
and here’s some screen grabs from Adam’s days as an extra
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.