Ken Reid and Jim Bowes


October 22-28, 1983


This week Ken welcomes long time bud and fellow Boston comic Jim Bowes.


Ken and Jim discuss ferrets, kids, kids with ferrets, cold dead eyes, Beastmaster, blind love, Centaur Woman, Mr. Smith, Clyde the Monkey, being a teacher, Divorced Dad Horny, getting emails from the GOP, mailing list roulette, Patriot Ledger, going “in town”, adult ADD, It’s a Living, Sex Therapists, Love Boat, Diff’rent Strokes, impotence, Starblazers, Mr. Big’s Toyland, growing up poor, being part of a big family, Rambo, HBO premieres, teenage rumbles, beating people with a crowbar, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Goodnight Beantown, Not Necessarily the News, Newhart, offensive jokes, M*A*S*H, Jane Seymour, The Haunting Passion, TK Carter as a Genie, Amanda Bearse, Happy Days, Jenny Picolo, Political Debates, Ray Flynn, Knight Rider, Mr. Bigs, The Fall Guy, Murderers hunting murderers, Dom DeLuise as a clown, The End, putting words in Richard Roundtree’s mouth, Joanna Kerns, Gimme a Break!, Corey Feldman, The Bad News Bears, Scotty Schwartz, Jackie Gleason, The Great Pumpkin, Manimal, Monthy Python, watching documentaries and OUTRAGE!


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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