Ken Reid and Mark Waid

Today Ken welcomes writer, comic book royalty and world’s leading Superman expert Mark Waid to the show.

Ken and Mark discuss the casual celebrity of Los Angeles, growing up in rural Alabama, the loss of the Boston Romper Room’s franchise, central time people, The Newlywed Game, why the prizes were so unimpressive, Monty Hall and Let’s Make a Deal, The Prisoner, Spy Shows, the power of heart and sincerity, My Three Sons, Leave it to Beaver Monster Sweatshirts, what holds up, The Andy Griffith Show, Maybery R.F.D., Car 54 Where Are You?, Christmas Episodes, breaking the 4th wall, I Married Dora, incidental music, theme songs, Vic Mizzy, slumming on TV, variety shows, Batman ‘66, which came first comics or TV?, Lost in Space, Superboy, The Cain-iacs, Captain America: The Musical, Ken Barry, retooling, Archie Bunker’s Place, Facts of Life, Family Affair, invisible friends, It Takes a Thief, Robert Wagner, micro film, micro dots, why spy shows were the new Western, Land of the Giants, Wild Wild West, When Where Why, Wonder Woman’s Emma Peele phase, Mr. Mind, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Invaders, color TV, why Glen Campbell replaced the Smothers Brothers, Pat Paulson for President, Green Acres, The Flying Nun, the origin of “Gidget”, animated series based on live action shows, time travel, in space, in a band, The Rifleman, Branded, Elseworlds, Kingdom Come, Marvel’s “What If?”, Ken’s dream Ghost Writer TV series, Daniel Boone, Davey Crocket, Hex 2000, the tragedy of the Wild Wild West movie, Get Smart!, The Banana Splits, Saturday Morning Preview Shows, and the longevity of The Simpsons.

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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