July 12-18, 1958
This week Ken welcomes author and creator of Roger Rabbit, Gary K. Wolf.
Ken and Gary discuss how long Gary has been in Boston, the Summer of Love in San Francisco, growing up in Earlsville Illinois, only having on TV in the neighborhood, Big Top, building two story TV antennas for the Fringe areas, when TV was over, Howdy Doody, Kukla Fran and Ollie, missing the 150th episode of Howdy Doody because you acted up in school, Lawrence Welk, accordion, toe dancing, Ed Sullivan, regional TV Guide, playing catch with Chuck Connors, Nudie Suits, blue cows, being encouraged to read, comics books, true crime magazines, Steve McQueen, Roy Rogers, naming Trigger’s son, Route 66, Space Patrol, cartoons, being inspired by cereal commercials, word balloons, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the battle of Bugs and Micky, The Prisoner, appearing on Creature Features, loving pinball, being Basic Instinct-d, Steven Spielberg, Roy Disney, gags in the margins, the jazz in Peter Gunn, Corvettes, fighting in Vietnam, guns, Go Tell the Spartans, female reporters in War Zones, re-inventing Space Hawk, and getting to talk about things you don’t get to talk about enough.
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.