Ken Reid and Kyle Kinane

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December 6-12, 1986

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This week Ken welcomes comedian Kyle Kinane to the show.

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Ken and Kyle discuss Zoom backgrounds, homeless wi-fi, Top Secret, revisiting your childhood comedy favorites, Back to the Beach, Malibu, Pajama Parties, dumber Fonzie, turning down bad comedy, getting into an argument with Skippy, Chicago, Chem trails, Ken’s wasted potential, Delta Burke, Brundlefly, scratch tickets, buying booze and cigarettes for your family when you are a toddler, forgotten female comics, the greatest of Elayne Boosler, Night Court, John Goodman, how a supporting cast saves a stand up, Hardbodies II, horny accountants, writing closed captions, messing with people, doing a little “mix and match”, plastic surgery, Jackee, 227, Golden Girls, giving people whatever, variety shows, gross Kraft dinners, made up sex things, TV trying to get you to read, homework, HBO, Amazing Stories, Monsters, WGN, Svenghoulie, Lifetime Lifestyles, Raising Arizona, Martians Go Home, Playboy Stand Up, Newhart, Moving Violations, Police Academy, Michael Winslow, Cousin Larry Appleton = Larry David, Cousin Balki = Borat, Gimme a Break, Dolph Sweet, The Lawrence Brothers, Diff’rent Strokes, Cobra Kai, the wonder of Billy Zabka, Cheers, what to do with your wallet, eating at Norm’s, rebuilding NBC, having a Christmas birthday, Royal Dano, knowing how the game works, Odd Job, Crime Story, Chicago’s best actor, The Murray Brothers, Cusack, Black Velvet Flag, and the wonders of teenage punk rock.

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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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