Ken Reid and Lamont Price


December 16 -22, 1989


Today Ken welcome returning guest and TV Guidance Counselor All-Star Lamont Price back to the show.


Ken and Lamont discuss the questionable racism of old media, skywriters, screwballs, Looney Toons cloud fights, animated sketch shows, black people’s cultural Stockholm syndrome, cultural norms, Blackula, Bernie Casey, John Hughes fear of black people, White White Christmases, Motown Christmas, Bernie Mac Show, Christmas Lights, Good Times, getting thrown a bone, The Jeffersons, LeVar Burton, Mr. Rogers, seeing Eddie Vedder at a bar, Run DMC’s Christmas in Hollis, Cape Codder, Amen, Booker, Richard Grieco, the birth of The Simpsons, Married…with Children, MacGuyver, magical Christmas statues, Lucy, Scrooge, Wee Willy Winky Pajamas, defending A Christmas Story, generational hatred of It’s a Wonderful Life, Rescue 911, Scotty Pippin vs. HIV, Ken’s weak grasp of Basketball, Chuck Connors, The Rifleman, corporal punishment as a kid, Wrestling moves, terrifying home decor, Unsolved Mysteries Christmas Special, Hatbox Children and the Telephone Santas, Australian Christmas, Night Court, A Claymation Christmas Celebration, The California Raisins, A Different World, Facts of Life, loving Cree Summer, Garfield, Charlie Brown Christmas, Lamont’s unapologetic championing of Lucy Van Pelt, how Violet is the real villain, and why Just the Ten of Us is the greatest show of all time.

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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