October 7-13, 1978
The remote sessions continue as this week Ken welcomes super listener, and creator of “TV Guidance Counselor Bingo”, Eric Fusco, for some talk about being alone together.
Ken and Eric discuss how to pronounce Fusco, Italians, birthday weeks, when baseball ruins everything, Richard Dreyfuss dramadies, Rhoda, working with people younger than you who don’t know anything, shows that represent NYC, The Warriors, hardcore shows, the 1970s obsession with aliens, knowing what cars are going to get wrecked, CHiPs, Love Boat, Battlestar Gallactica, Archie Bunker, Sam the Butcher’s Drinking Problem, The Gumball Rally, pimple popping, WKRP, punk rock episodes, Ray Boulger, fighting M*A*S*H with M*A*S*H, Doctor shows, surgery, SCTV, Sally Kirkland, modeling schools, Mercedes McCambridge, Vega$, U.F.O., Space 1999, Project UFO, In Search Of…, What’s Happening parodies, Quincy M.E., The Muppet Show, Ken’s interview with John Cleese, feeling incredibly old, horny Bernie Kopell, Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk, using Roddy McDowell’s bathroom, the plague of tennis pros, Big John Hamilton, westernization of Chinese TV, Timeless, Time After Time, Match Game, and not always being able to relax by watching old TV.
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.