Ken Reid and Amanda Reyes

 

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October 21-27, 1978

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This week Ken welcomes author, TV movie genius and all around cool chick Amanda Reyes to the show.

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Ken and Amanda discuss living in Texas, movie around as a kid, being via satellite, glamour, Las Vegas, LA, Vegas with Robert Urich, The Nightstalker, being a BYOTVG guest, WKRP in Cincinnati, being a horror fan, being an expert, Made for TV movies, how Amanda became an expert, Eddie Brandt’s Saturday Matinee, Are You In The House Alone? a TV Movie compendium 1964-1999 , Bad Ronald, soaps, how TV movies are often just “movies” in the UK and Europe, Kate’s Secret, Meredith Baxter-Bernie, representation for women’s stories, older women’s stories and classic Hollywood actors, Black Christmas, slasher flicks, exploitation directors, Special Bulletin, the amount of TV movies and specials in the 1978-1979 season, Peyton Place, The Bradys, Escape from Gilligan’s Island, Rhoda, Carter Country, reunion movies, Westerns, The Hardy Boys, Battlestar Gallactica, Gallactica 80, cult deprogramming, Max Gayle, hunks, Tab Hunter, Dorothy Stratton, Star 80, Judith Crist, Kim Basinger, Blind Date, Killjoy, Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold, lost TV movies, blaming the adult industry, cannibals, Happy Days, Laverene and Shirley, Donner Pass, House II, Shauna Grant, The Waltons, The Grass is Always Greener over The Septic Tank, Alex Rocco, Charles Grodin, Leg Men, Leg Work, Parterns in Crime, loving Burt Convy, being distant from your family, watching TV families to learn how familes work, Can’t Stop the Music, Steve Guttenberg, Bruce Jenner, how Eat My Dust! led to Ron Howard’s directing career, Cotton Candy, Halloween is Grinch Night, the punk rock episode of Quincy, CHiPs, Shatner being a jerk directing TJ Hooker, Witches Night Out, things being very 70s, the Odd Couple starring Sherman Helmsly and Pat Morita, Jim Belushi, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Kindertrauma, TV Casualties, It’s Your Move, CBS Storybreak, PSAs and being absolutely terrified of The Incredible Hulk.

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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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