Ken Reid, Jo Bozarth, and April Bowlby

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October 19-25, 1985

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This week Ken welcomes the hosts of the 75Reads Podcast, Jo Bozarth and April Bowlby.

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Ken, Jo and April discuss jacuzzin’, Ken’s bad jokes, growing up in California, no bedtimes, screen time, The Furchester Hotel, Star Track star makers, Hollywood, Universal Studios, The Best of Times, Robin Williams, Mork, Taxi, the dark 70s, the perfection of the 1980s, dating baseball players and musicians, loving Niles, fat camp, pregnancy on TV, Cheers,  Ted Danson, Golden Girls, Facts of Life, Backdoor pilots, roommates later in life, spin-offs, The Tortellis, 227, Designing Women, how kids hate being tricked,  Hunks, beefcake Calendars, Glim Glim, Monsters, Tales from the Darkside, The Twilight Zone, the cotton candy defense, murder, The Brady Bunch, Three’s Company, The Regal Beagle, filming locations, visiting the A-Team van by accident, Barney Miller, Night Court, After School Specials, having a fake baby in school, egg babies, Erin Grey, Wait Til Your Father Gets Home, Nick at Nite, Patty Duke, Valley of the Dolls, Dragnet, Westerns, loving basketball, Gidget, Back to the Beach, Kate & Allie, Cagney and Lacey, the Lakers, boxing, Red Vines vs Twizzlers, Alec Baldwin TV movies, bad kissing, the Red Sox blowing it, TV series based on movies, the mystery of Hunk Block, Pat Sajak, Mr. Belvedere, and the wonder of Judith Light.

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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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