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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Jul 25, 2017

Today Ken welcomes writer, director and sometimes actor Carl Gottlieb (Jaws, The Smothers Brothers, The Jerk) to the show.

Ken and Carl discuss classic Hollywood apartments, growing up in Manhattan, Your Show of Shows, Champagne tastes on a Beer Pocket Book, Howdy Doody, Milton Berle, The NBC Symphony, how radio begat television, The DuMont Network, having a pet mouse, Carl's TV debut, Tom Corbitt Space Patrol, being a Sci-Fi fanatic, The Shadow, Amos and Andy, how a car can cost as much as a television, how parody thrives when an audience is well informed, pretending to be in the orchestra to get into Your Show of Shows, writing for the college newspaper in Syracuse, joining The Committee, Harry Brandt Theaters, fighting in the War, San Francisco, The Smothers Brothers, Steve Martin, Rob Reiner, Bob Einstein, Lorenzo Music, Saturday Night Live, working with Lorne Michaels on Flip Wilson specials, the Square Generation, writing "The Air Traffic Controller" for Bob Newhart, Carl's favorite sketch, winning an Emmy, Music Scene, Janis Joplin, Stephen Spielberg, Jaws, The Odd Couple, Carl's book The Jaws Log, Paws, Which Way is Up, The Jerk, directing Caveman, Ringo Star, Raquel Welch's fur bikini, George Burns' Comedy Showcase, and hippies and beatniks on Gomer Pile.