Ken Reid and Scott Weinberg

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April 11-17, 1981

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This week Ken welcomes film critic, podcaster and good dude Scott Weinberg to the show.

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Ken and Scott discuss Philadelphia, Larry Fine, Billy West, Ed Asner, The Doom Patrol, Wilfred Brimley, how Jack Kirby is the Architect of 21st Century Pop Culture, how movies became big budget exploitation movies, Made For-TV movies, loving genre movies, Star Wars rip offs, Logan’s Run, Battlestar Gallactica, Goliath Awaits, Barbara Eden, TV shows based on movies, the difficulty of telling an ongoing story on TV, Sledgehammer, Airplane!, Police Squad, the all time funniest joke in the history of the world, The Incredible Hulk, The Hulk Out List, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, bottle episodes, innovation, Square Pegs, Fast Times, laugh tracks, V, Ken Johnson, Alien Nation, Midnight Run sequels, Splash Too, 9 to 5, The Jerk Too, Revenge of the Nerds, WKRP, Fantasy Island, Love Boat, Happy Days, Mr. Mom, Ann Jillian, It’s a Living vs Making a Living, first run syndication, Baywatch, Charles in Charge, Heaven on Earth, god shows, pilots, Real People, That’s Incredible!, Those Amazing Animals, Working Stiffs, It’s Your Move, Quincy, Little House knock offs, Three’s Company, Laverne and Shirley, Too Close for Comfort, Dukes of Hazard, Greatest American Hero, loving John Ritter, John Candy, Phil Hartman, the mystery of “Enis”, the wonder of Brooke Shields, loving when actors get better, the nature of criticism, Fangoria, parental disapproval, Mad Magazine, and figuring out why certain movies aren’t for kids.

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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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