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TV Guidance Counselor Episode 190: Mark Gallagher

March 7-13, 1998

Today Ken welcomes comedian Mark Gallagher to the show.

Ken and Mark discuss Ken's collections, the thrill of obtaining things, TV on DVD, depression based purchases, horror video games, Custard's Last Stand, dirty Atari, St. Patrick's Horror, Haverhill, being Burn Notice babysat, John Malkovich, Dawson's Creek, Flash Dad, Michael J. Pollard, Superman, The Funspot, Hercules, Bloopers, Aaron Spelling, Cop Rock, SNICK, lack of bedtime, The Real World Boston, Batman cartoons, Freakazoid, South Park, movie tie-in songs, being raised by Stolen Cable, Sega games, anad Swamp Thing.

Direct download: Mark_Gallagher_Final.mp3
Category:Educational Comedy -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

TV Guidance Counselor Episode 189: Angela Featherstone

Today Ken welcomes writer, actress Angela Featherstone (Friends, Con Air, Dark Angel the Ascent) to the show.

Ken and Angela discuss Canadian geography,Guy Madden, Roman Polanski, being a teenage model, Paris, video store education, Fearless Vampire Killers, The Italian Beatles, Hermann Hesse, Bertolucci, Opera, German Radio, learning Japanese, John Woo, forbidden television, Dallas, Black Beauty, Cat People, The Wall, The Story of O, Secretary, brutal movies, the feeling vs the detail, Ray Donovan, Dark Angel The Ascent, The Kids in the Hall, The Chicken Lady, Army of Darkness, Romania, Charles Band, feral countries, quiet internal still acting, Milos Forman, Flopping around, being the copy girl on Friends, Seinfeld, watching yourself, The Wedding Singer, sitcoms, Cracker, avoiding dark material, doing what's best for you, understanding White Trash, Girls, House of Cards, allegories, being a social worker at heart, "floundering", suffering from "dehydration", being a foster child, Children's Action Network, The Heart Gallery, PTSD, people seeing more in you than you see, bitches junkies & whores, Lena Dunham, Jenny Konner, and beautifully damaged sweet people.

Direct download: Angela_Featherstone_Final1.mp3
Category:Educational Comedy -- posted at: 10:54am EST

TV Guidance Counselor 2016 Holiday Special with Joanna Wilson

On this special Jet Black Friday Holiday edition Ken welcomes author and Christmas TV History expert Joanna Wilson (Tis the Season TV, The Christmas TV Companion, Triple Dog Dare) to the show.

Ken and Joanna discuss watching and surviving a 24 hour marathon of A Christmas Story, The Waltons, The House without a Christmas Tree, Sad Christmas vs. Funny Christmas, Scrooged, It's a Wonderful Life, charity, homelessness, being a life long TV junkie, carving out a niche, Rankin Bass, emotional connections to Holiday TV, why holiday and Christmas specials are not just for Christians, Holiday Traditions, Christmas Ghost Stories in the UK, Yule Logs, Cleveland, The Dick Van Dyke Show, the "Show within a Show" sub genre, Variety Shows, Family Ties, The Famous Teddy Z, The Six Million Dollar Man, Spenser for Hire's Hopes and Fears, Bank Robbing Santa Claus on Police Woman, Monsters' Glim Glim, Tales from the Darkside, The Simpsons, shoplifting at Christmas, Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge, learning to appreciate the thought over the gift, Good Times, Bewitched, The Partridge Family in a Western Ghost Town Christmas, personal greetings from your favorite shows, Saturday Night Live's Christmas Merrython, SCTV Christmas, John Waters, Cheers and It's a Wonderful Life, Seinfeld's Festivus, and why The Twilight Zone episode "Night of the Meek" may be the greatest Christmas episode of all time.

Direct download: JoannaWilsonXMas_Final.mp3
Category:Educational Comedy -- posted at: 3:27pm EST

TV Guidance Counselor Episode 188: Sean Tumblety

May 30- June 5, 2004

Today Ken welcomes comedian and mad about town Sean Tumblety to the show.

Ken and Sean discuss New Jersey vs. New Hampshire, 'zines, sexy Gillian Anderson, Cult TV Shows, X-Files, Sean's industrious youth, converting people to Breaking Bad, Ken's insults at Sean for not knowing who Max Headroom is, TV Pirates, studying film, Deja Vu, Pee Wee's Big Adventure Playhouse, Xena, showing your kid movies of your youth, Monty Python, flea market birthdays, Inside the Actor's Studio, Jay Leno, Jackie Chan, Ender's Game, WC Fields, Jaws, Surfing, bedtimes, Antiques Roadshow, comic book collecting, being banned from science experiments, Survivor, Cops attack Mars, Miss Universe, when the Knockin ain't right, 16 Foot Tall Blenders, pimpin', Tarantino movies, finding your true friends, Ninjas, Point Break, atheism, Tom Papa's canceled series, Lost not having a plan, loving snakes, hating teenage girls, the first 5 minutes of an R-Rated Movie, Marked for Death, being scared of dogs, Spanish terror, and the golden age of David Letterman.

Direct download: Sean_Tumblety_Final.mp3
Category:Educational Comedy -- posted at: 7:53pm EST

TV Guidance Counselor Episode 187: Negin Farsad

May 13-19, 1989

Today Ken welcomes author, comedian, podcaster and filmmaker Negin Farsad to the show.

Ken and Negin discuss outdoor podcasts, Harvard University, transcriptions, tax law, living abroad, barista as dream job, French TV, watching US Shows in foreign countries, TV sign offs, The Yule Log, hotel room channels, being politically active, Making White People Laugh, being Muslim, the dark side of American History, Fashion vs Fascism, Iran, growing up in Palm Springs, CA, identifying as African American despite not being African American, A Different World, thirtysomething, My So-Called Life, single vs three camera, How I Met Your Mother, Coupling, watching TV alone, the wonders of sleep timers, insomnia, naughty Golden Girls, clip shows, COPS, sleepovers, SNL, MTV's The Real World, The Tracy Ulman Show, Sunday night movies, Dynasty, Peter Jennings, ABC News, 70s stunts, Murphy Brown, Roseanne, Growing Pains, Cagney and Lacey, Geraldo's longevity, Cheers, Dear John and the cultural amnesia surrounding Beauty and the Beast.

Direct download: Negin_Farsad_Final.mp3
Category:Educational Comedy -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

TV Guidance Counselor Episode 186: Matt Oswalt

Today Ken welcomes writer Matt Oswalt to the show.

Ken and Matt discuss the hierarchy of showbiz, cute kids, The Hollywood Hills, Satanism on Television, Poor Devil, The City Connection, being a pro-TV family,Saturday Night's Main Event, Wrestling on TV, Santa Claus as Pro Wrestler, Mud Wrestling,Gimme a Break's infamous blackface episode, Joey Lawrence, In Search Of...,, booster STDs, Saturday Night NBC Lineup, 227, Facts of Life, back door pilots, late night Cinemax, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, TV Versions, creepy Private Lessons, Mystery!, The Honeymooners, Sports Machine, Hot Dog the Movie, Nick at Nite, buying the wrong Voltron, Faces of Death, the wonders of Hollywood, killing Klaus Kinski, Robin Williams, Don Rickles, the boring unfunny charismatic Sondra and Elvin, Friday Night Videos, and what the lighting in Heaven is like.

Direct download: Matt_Oswalt_Final.mp3
Category:Educational Comedy -- posted at: 6:12am EST

TV Guidance Counselor Episode 185: Shawn Donovan

March 2-8, 1996

Today Ken welcomes (former) comedian and (current) socialist Shawn Donovan to the show, Dinosaurs, Growth, Environmental Collapse,

Ken and Shawn discuss workplace pleasantries, moving to LA to be a Communist, the nature of manifestos, the Salem Witch Trials, childhood field trips, problem kids in schools, NYPD Blue, Propaganda, the nature of Art in Communism, Second Noah, Beach Cops, the Nerd, Chow Daddy, Kelsey Grammer's accident, TV 56 Creature Double Feature, Space Cases, My So-Called Life, Kung Fu, Murder She Wrote, actor replacement, Menopause, affairs, nature, stoners, River's Edge, Wrestling, Murphy Brown, 90s UK sketch shows, The League of Gentlemen, Chris Morris, Kickin' Aspen, Buddies, dumped pilots, the American Comedy Awards, sexy Proletariat, Awards Shows, The Vijy, North Shore movie theaters, Candence Bergin, Before They Were Stars, Satanic Panic, getting "yourself" stuck in the pool, Caroline in the City, Due South, tainted horse meat, and being forbidden to see Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Direct download: Shawn_Donovan_Final.mp3
Category:Educational Comedy -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

TV Guidance Counselor Episode 184: Ben Schwartz

March 23-29, 1991

Today Ken welcomes actor, writer Ben Schwartz to the show

Ken and Ben discuss roped off areas, electro-shock collars, stunt boys, people's injuries, glass tables, House of Lies, Ramen Noodle Julia Roberts, Whoopie from Ghost, The Oscars, Dusty Hoff, testing Ken's brain, Gerald McRaney, J.J. Abrams, Undercovers, Fringe, living forever, Count Duckula, In Living Color, SNL, The Bronx, Kevin Nealon, Adam Sandler, Giraffe Coach, the beauty of curtain calls, the final Family Ties, cuban finales, Leon Redbone's Mr. Belvedere theme song, I Married Dora, Huey Lewis News, The Incredibly Strange Film Show with Jonathan Ross, Russ Meyer, Midnight Madness, Back to the Beach, keeping props from everything you've done, Robert DiNero, The Simpsons, Northeastern University, owning the greatest prop from Parks and Rec, Voices that Care, The Late Late Show, christening a set, Wrestlemania, stealing cable, Sporscenter, The Fresh Prince of Bel Aire, blaming children who's second language is English for your sins, children swearing, Video Games, throwing tennis balls at The Celtics, the one man climbing empire, Beauty and the Beast, Real Genius, Back to the Future, mysterious Chinese throat drops, Ducktails, the Disney Afternoon, Mac & Cheesin', Gargoyles, Final Fantasy 7: The Best Game of All Time, Punch Out, the power of ringtones, Perfect Strangers, Family Matters, TGIF, Inspector Gadget, Cheer, Billy West, MST3K, Sledge Hammer and shows who thought they were getting canceled but didn't.

Direct download: Ben_Schwartz_Final.mp3
Category:Educational Comedy -- posted at: 7:26am EST

TV Guidance Counselor Episode 183: Penelope Spheeris

Today Ken welcomes writer, director Penelope Spheeris (Wayne's World, The Decline of Western Civilization).

Ken and Penelope discuss growing up poor, sneaking TV, the Wonderful World of Disney, Saturday Matinees, hippie drug culture, Dragnet, punk rock scare films, 60 Minutes, the horrors of corporate mergers, the death of true journalism, Wayne's World, Beverly Hillbillies, The Little Rascals, Green Acres, Ken as Wikipedia, drones, comedians and the dark side of life, Richard Pryor, The Decline of Western Civilization, The Boys Next Door, Dudes, tone shifts, horror and comedy as cousins, Ken finding a dead body, UCLA Film School, being a music video pioneer, filming The Parliament Funkadelic Mothership, directing opportunities for women, Albert Brooks, Saturday Night Live, Real Life, Lorne Michaels impressions, being a good person, fear of being poor, American Family, Suburbia, cooking shows, violence on TV, being perplexed by Game of Thrones, true documentaries, and Ken's weird brain.

Direct download: Penelope_Spheeris_Final.mp3
Category:Educational Comedy -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

TV Guidance Counselor 2016 Halloween Special with Sam Furst

On the third annual TV Guidance Counselor Halloween special Ken welcomes friend and believer in the good of Monsters Sam Furst to the show.

Ken and Sam discuss haunted houses, Ghostbusters costumes, The Nightmare on Elm St series, Terminator 2, Halloween TV edits, "making of" TV specials, The Witches, Spawn, the depressing nature of Pet Semetary, Stephen King, New England Halloween, not wanting to be disturbed, loving allegories, SFX, gore, praise for the Evil Dead remake, The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller, Rick Baker, Alien Bar Mitvahs, the fear of mentally challenged adults handing out candy, the Halloween sense of community, TV38's Movie Loft, why Friday the 13th isn't the best Halloween viewing, peeping into people's houses, taking dogs trick or treating, Heavy Metal Horror, Jon Mikal Thor, Black Roses, Iron Maiden, Satanic Panic, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper's Feed my Frankenstein, unusual VHS boxes, C.H.U.D. II, USA Up All Night, USA's Saturday Nightmares, Commander USA's Groovy Moovies, disappointing demons bands, one vs two earrings, not being a Charlie Brown guy, homemade costumes, getting married on Halloween, Paperama, Salem, MA, Hocus Pocus, The Adventures of Pete and Pete Halloweenies, how Nightmare Before Christmas is NOT a Halloween movie, Goosebumps, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, SNICK, E.T., and recommending "The Guest".

Direct download: Sam_Furst_Halloween_20161.mp3
Category:Educational Comedy -- posted at: 8:56pm EST