Ken Reid and Joanna Cassidy

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Today Ken welcomes legendary actress Joanna Cassidy (Blade Runner, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead) to the show.

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Ken and Joanna discuss airplanes, growing up in Haddonfield, being from a family of artists, Eleanor Parker, working with everybody, Joan Crawford, made for TV plays, coming to California, San Francisco, being a young Mother, modeling and acting, fashions by Mary Mako, falling into a career, having a scientific mind, Dick Shawn, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, pet monkeys,  Love Boat, the glamour of old Hollywood, Burt Lancaster, Buffalo Bill, MGM, Roller Derby Girls, the state of the world, insects, Eagle Eyes, comedy, Call Me Fitz, managing your energy levels on a set, the art of communication, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, being uncomfortable on set, watching dailies, the issues that arise when a director lacks confidence, Phil Silvers, Live from Death Row, acting without blinking, actors who bring a life lived to their work, auditioning to play the part of yourself, beautiful people, being lost in visuals, willing things into existence, child actors, the strangeness of a life in the spotlight, the golden age of television, having a commitment to watching a show, After Life, Carry On films, Vanessa Redgrave, Terry Thomas, Italian films, Steven Weber, staying on an actor’s face, Nicolas Refn, ballet, Cher, The Intruder, William Shatner, Will Farrell, Jackie Gleason, silly comedy, Melissa McCarthy, making something you know isn’t great, editing TVGC, remaking Joan of Arc and how movies are youth.

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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.