Ken Reid and Brett White

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September 21-27, 1996

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This week the TV Guide meets The TV Guidance Counselor as Must Have Seen TV’s Brett White joins Ken to discuss Returning Favorites circa 1996.

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Ken and Brett discuss Long Island, lockdown depression, action figures, The X-Men, New Mutants, Marvel Continuity, Mad Men, Bewitched, Decider, Full House, Fuller House, visiting sets, Home Improvement, childhood lists, making your own Top 40, being barred from watching MTV, smoking, the blown out 90s, returning favorites, Married…with Children, Second Noah, Jeff Foxworthy, Dr. Phil, shot on video vs shot on film, Newhart, Drew Carey Show, Baywatch Nights, Kevin Sorbo, Renegade, USA Network, live action Saturday Mornings, hacking the X-Men Cartoon, Walker Texas Ranger, Night Stand with Dick Dietrick, MST3k, Sci-Fi Channel, Talk Soup, good Streaming Services, SNL edits, Dean Cain, taking whatever comic book stuff you could get, tape trading, arguing with kids online, classic commercial compilations, Road Rules, The Real World, Mad About You, Third Rock from the Sun, Something So Right, the enormous amount of women writers on Home Improvement, Ellen’s Coming Out episode, Space Above and Beyond, farces, Friends, was Joey Gladstone a good stand up comedian?, E.R., Stevil, Ken’s war with Kane Hodder, TGIF, Martin Mull sexy man, and the origins of the Ninja Turtles on Oprah tape.

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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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