February 14-20, 1981
This week Ken welcomes comedian and find Southern Gentleman Billy Wayne Davis to the show.
Ken and Billy Wayne discuss Ken’s great stories, donuts, smoking pot, being born late, waterbed sex, Nashville vs. Memphis, poor people, Mystery Train, letting go on the ridiculous pop culture opinions of your youth, being a Dad, being an early reader, having the spark, being the child of teachers, learning vs memorization, putting together a late night set, bikers, patronizing liberalism, racism, trying to take it all with you, skipping the weekend, Valentine’s Day with the Mandrell Sisters, black boxes, Dad porn, Real People vs. That’s Incredible!, the birth of clinically extreme close ups, and early love of quality comedy, Diff’rent Strokes, Very Special Episodes, Stranger Danger, being fueled by spite, manipulating statistics, coke fueled hedonism, D.A.R.E. officers, John Candy’s food repairman sketch on Lorne Michaels The New Show, Laverne and Shirley, The Truth Game, Burt Reynolds hosting SNL, OJ Simpson’s “If I Did It”, the strange American fascination with Princess Di, earning wealth, Teacher/Student relations, Ronald Reagan, McCarthy blacklists, Davis Rules, the darkness of Jonathan Winters, the mistake directors made with Robin Williams, Randy Quaid, the “bravest people on earth”, Buck Rogers, co-eds, the CIA’s secret wetworks programs, Night Court, Andy Griffith, Fridays, The Brady Brides, murder at sea, oil rigs and the mediocrity necessary for large scale success.
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.