Ken Reid and Phillip Iscove

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Feb. 25 to March 3, 1995

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This week Ken welcomes co-creator of Sleepy Hollow and co-host of Podcast like it’s 1999 Phil Iscove to the show.

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Ken and Phil discuss escaping the North East, growing up in Toronto, CTV, ER, The George Clooney narrative, people the Networks Love, Felicity, Owen Wilson, The Minus Man, Janeane Garofalo, Clay Pigeons, the 90s low point of SNL, bad 90s suits, Swingers, film festivals, indie movies, horror films, Eric Lasalle, Anthony Edwards, gore on TV, Michael Crichton, pulp, being the Stephen King of medical fiction, West World, Spielberg, Disclosure, evergreen genres, why latex gloves are the hardest park of medical acting, USA Network, 1999, grids, Awards Season, Blue Collar Shows, Werewolf, the early days of Fox, Married…with Children, why simple premises are best,  The Simpsons, Fish Police, Melrose Place, why apartments are every writer’s dream, The WB, high school years, UPN having no identity, Beavis and Butthead, wish fulfillment, Ren & Stimpy, Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer, Chicago Hope, Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story starring Patsy Kensit, tactical werewolves in Full Eclipse, Tim Daly, Beverly Hills 90210 and the Flaming Lips, having your favorite band on your show, Ken’s weird phone, Bjork, John Noble, hierarchy of fandom, one Great White Shark, Antonio Sabato Jr hosting The Hunt for Amazing Treasures, The X-Files, Sightings, the difficulty of juggling serialization and episodic stories, having no plan, and Chuck Connors as a werewolf sea captain with a pipe.

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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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