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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Dec 30, 2015

April 30 - May 5, 1977

On today's episode Ken welcomes author, novelist, journalist, musician and all around great guy Rick Moody to the show.

Ken and Rick discuss the atmosphere of cookies in Harvard Square, 60s TV, Richard Nixon, Richard Nixon's Teeth, dying of a broken heart, boarding school rules, cold turkey television, Irwin Allen, Disaster Movie fetishes, Airport 70-75, Airplane, all star casts, novelizations of the movie, JAWS, The Rock in San Andreas, man vs. nature, Steve McQueen's assessment that "they'll keep building them, and we'll keep putting those fire out", 70s Subversives, Harrison Ford fighting demons in the Possessed, burying your wife alive, Bad Ronald, Invitation to Hell, The Night Stalker, Gene Hackman, Fred Astaire, Xanadu, Linda Blair's finest work, After School specials, teenager drunks, Scott Baio is Stoned, Helen Hunt is Angel Dusted, The Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Love, cultural capital, Game of Thrones, In Search Of..., Noah's Arc, Bermuda Triangle, John Davidson, PBS, The American Family, Albert Brooks, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, the weird whirlwind of Louise Lasser, bothering Norman Lear, pacing, David Lynch, Fernwood Tonight, Twin Peaks, violating the structure by leaving Thursday Blank, reading, punished with educational programming, seeing Serpico at an inappropriate age so Dad can have "me time", Chevy Chase vs. Richard Pryor, Love Boat III, lack of 21st Century All-Stars, niche programming, Hotels of North America, Motel Room Television, Dateline, Shock Theater, Chiller Theater, Creature Features, WPIX, Thanksgiving with King Kong, The 4:30 Movie, Mothra, Four Fingers of Death's relation to the Crawling Hand, why The Ice Storm and Garden State are period pieces, the Wire, Golden Age of TV, remaking movies, being too upset by horror movies, terrified of "The Thing", David Cronenberg, Hostel, The Mummy's Curse, The Blob, The Monkees, Teen Mom, HBO Go, The Bachelor, admitting addiction to Reality TV, Catfish, loving Mr. Show, Monty Python, Pee Wee's Playhouse and a violent hatred of cooking shows.