BONUS: Ken Reid and Erin Gibson

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October 7-13, 1989

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This week Ken welcomes co-host of Throwing Shade and author of Feminasty Erin Gibson to the show.

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Ken and Erin discuss fancy hotel entitlement, hospitality industry jobs, why you should always rob criminals, Hollywoods One Chubby Girl at a time rule, Delta Burke, Gerald McRaney, the quest for judgement, how women are treated in Hollywood, Eating Disorders, why it’s important to talk about stuff, Linda Bloodworth Thomeson, Les Moonves, sticking to your guns, sticking up for yourself, Just the Ten of Us, sexist D.C., Mr. Belvedere, the “manny” subgenre, learning from Sitcoms, I Married Dora, growing up poor, if it’s better or worse to know your show is being canceled while you are still shooting it, being not pretty enough, Hollywood being brutally honest for no reason, watching Ladyhawke as Sex Ed, Mystic Pizza, entertainment industry restaurants, playing a mom at 30, The Monster Squad, the other f-word, not supporting monsters, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, aspirational television, changing demographics, hidden secret sitcoms, ALF, Cats, Cats The Musical, Hill St. Blues, Night Court, Hard Copy, 20/20, not trusting people with beards, Peter Horton’s look, This Old House, WGBH, PBS, missing your opportunity to call someone out, and how Steve Urkel ruined Family Matters.

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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.