Ken Reid and Caryn Richman

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April 16-22, 1966

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This week Ken welcomes actor (The New Gidget, The Bradys) Caryn Richman to the show.

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Ken and Caryn discuss their failed attempts to do the show in person over the years, Gidget, The Bradys, 1966, growing up in Long Island, going to High School with Joey Buttafuoco, being in Grease in Broadway, the age you’re stuck at, embracing your age, playing sweet and wholesome, how hard sitcom acting is, breaking the fourth wall on Gidget, the wave of “New” shows in the 80s, The Bradys, dramatic reboots of comedies, Gilligan’s Island, I Dream of Jeanie, Donna Reed, Wandavision, Lawrence Welk, Ed Sullivan, The Wonderful World of Disney, the Saturday Night Movie, seeing Broadway shows, being in a singing group, Tuxedo Junction, Dance Fever, Hollywood Squares, what impressed your parents, Win, Lose or Draw, Soaps, the weirdness of having understudies on television, The Young and the Restless, Batman ‘66, wiping tapes, lost shows,  Encyclopedias, the public library, Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, having Patty Duke’s father, the greatness of The Hollywood Museum, Dawn Wells, music rights, Kathy Zuckerman, The Hollywood Christmas Parade, meeting Jimmy Stewart, why you really shouldn’t meet your heroes sometimes, Bewitched, The Smothers Brothers and the “scary and spies” craze of the 1960s.

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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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