Ken Reid and Tony Thaxton

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September 2-8, 1989

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This week Ken welcomes rockstar (Motion City Soundtrack), podcaster (Bizarre Albums) and Alison Rosen’s boardman, Tony Thaxton to the show.

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Ken and Tony discuss backstage life, meeting celebs, free drinks, Carrot Top, Trent Reznor’s amazement at skateboarding, Indiana, living in a weird part of Michigan, living on a time machine, Bears and Cubs, ALF, Harry Caray vs. Johnny Most, Saturday Morning Preview Specials, the Yummy Awards, singles, Gummi Bears, Masterpiece Theater 3000, Austin City Limits, Gattlin Bros, cover bands, Nintendo, Empty Nest, confusing Dear John, the theme to It’s Gary Shandling’s Show, theme song Karaoke, Perfect Strangers, Misfits of Science, having older sisters, My Two Dads, the Jerry Lewis telethon, contests to name things, The Hogan Family, “The Party” from the Mickey Mouse Club, unsold pilots with Ricki Lake, satellite dishes, above ground pools aka AGPs, Who’s the Boss?, Rescue 911,  Wonder Years, the MTV video music awards, Growing Pains, Michael Damien and Prince, loving the Beatles, The Cosby Show, A Different World, Cheers, Book signings, The Equalizer, why Ken feels good about himself for the first time in two years, Just the Ten of Us, Death of a Salesman, movie reviews, and a Jeer heavy week.

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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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