Ken Reid and Marly Halpern-Graser II

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July 23 – August 5, 2007

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This week Ken welcomes old friend, animation writer Marly Halpern-Graser back to the show.

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Ken and Marly discuss the last time he was on the show, SEVEN years ago, Marly’s new MCU podcast with his brother, Thai food, Ken and Marly’s tradition of getting Italian food in L.A., the influence of Sleeping Beauty on Italian Horror films, Aquaman, how much people get paid in Hollywood, pitching shows, when Marly first moved to L.A., Heroes, Lost, the 2007 Sci-Fi TV boom,  I Hate My 30s, VH1’s original programming, BBC America showing Star Trek, Doctor Who, getting into Tom Baker, how Ken was the “put together” stand up in the 00s, Zebro, Chocolate Cake City, making online content in the early days of the internet, Shark Week, Snakes on a Plane, Back to the Future/Brokeback Mountain mashups, San Diego Comic Con, Emerson College, Kevin Bright, Hulu, how much it costs to set somebody on fire, making Nazis the heroes, The Gifted, watch parties, the weird sad end of Stan Lee, the mystery of why Ken has never been on the Warner Bros lot, Loonatics, Legion of Superheroes, The Batman, living in an apartment building for child actors, being more open minded about TV, Ken re-writing the New Mutants movie, Siskel & Ebert, confusing Batman ‘89 and Batman ’66, Ken never watching the Jon Stewart era of The Daily Show, Steven Segal movies, when Jeremy Piven got punched in the dick at a comedy club in Boston, why videos of bad people getting hurt are always funny, the grape stomping news blooper, when Superboy fought Spider-Man, The Greatest Open Mic in the History of the World, Right Now Kapow, feeling thrilled and then instantly embarrassed when Graham Linehan gave you a compliment, Buckaroo Banzai, how there are five new Spongebobs this week, Code Monkeys, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, The Naked Brothers Band, real life superheroes, The Simpsons, MoreMAX, HBO II, Entourage, Flight of the Conchords, how hard Joey failed, and how Ken is probably responsible for The Mighty Boosh airing on Adult Swim.

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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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