This week Ken welcomes Tracy Tofte (formerly Wells) of Mr. Belvedere to the show.
Ken and Tracy discuss real estate, loving the San Fernando Valley, traffic, acting with your sister, The Bad Seed, stage moms, being in a Pepsi Commercial with Michael Jackson, Pennies from Heaven, being a dancer, ABC, Growing Pains, guest starring, After School Specials, No Means No, if things are better or worse now, Very Special episodes, difficult discussions, ton shifts, being in Gremlins, getting cut out of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the tough lessons learned while acting as a kid, keeping mementos, being famous and not knowing it, the fizzle out cancellation of Belvedere, being cast as the best friend, navigating the loss of a parent, strangers being at your birthday for publicity, losing a role to Hilary Swank, guesting on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, how there’s enough business for everybody, saying goodbye, having Belvedere reunions, missing out on the social aspect of actually going to High School, shooting in front of live audiences, building a show around Bob Uecker, warm up comics, movie actors vs. TV actors, movie stars, having trouble watching yourself, cooking shows, Good Eats, Julia Child, being a chef, shared experiences, James at 15, acting horror stories, going back to civilian life, Hollywood History, murder houses, Ben and Matt and Ken’s strange relationship with the Wahlbergs.
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.