Today Ken welcomes TV writer and author of the new book “Just the Funny Parts”, Nell Scovell to the show.
Ken and Nell discuss New England, The Marx Brothers, Newhart, Bill Fiends, perfume smelling from the head down, Mark Harmon, the first color show, Batman ‘66, Get Smart, When Things Were Rotten, Mary Tyler Moore, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Star Trek, My Man Godfrey, Warehouse 13, Murphy Brown, Outlander, Fringe, product placement, women in comedy, Designing Women, Carol Burnett, going through the looking glass, JFK Jr., Spy Magazine, the lagoon from Gilligan’s Island, Joel Hodgson, TV Wheel, Mad Magazine, parody, Monty Python, Kate & Allie, loving Jane Curtain, SCTV, SNL, Albert Brooks, Obama as comedian, writing jokes for Hillary, the wonders of Caroline Rea, remaking McCloud with Brett Butler, saving up your TV time and dreading The Wire.
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.