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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Dec 20, 2021

This week Ken welcomes comedian and all around Hollywood player Chip Pope to the show.

Ken and Chip discuss growing up in Texas, The Last Picture Show, taking out all the good looking people, fights at the Rodeo Grounds, taking your shirt off, weird Massachusetts city names, moving to LA, TV watching in coming of age autobiographical childhood tales, the love hate relationship with L.A., Bo Burnham's Nightmare on Elm St, Newhart, On Golden Pond, how long it takes a show to find itself, shows improving over time, TV ratings, your show getting canceled, Cheers, Taxi, Kent III, cigarettes, getting cast as a skateboarder in Man in the Moon and being cut out, CED RCA Selectadisc, betamax, HBO, Jeff Altman, having a black and white TV well into the 1980s, the weird peeing like a man in Personal Best, SCTV, David Letterman's "They Took My Show Away", Voyagers, gun accidents on set, OJ Simpson in Cocaine and Blue Eyes, Betty White in "Just Men", daytime gameshows, Square Pegs, Beau Bridges TV movie directorial debut, playing John Ritter, knowing you won't get a part, The Greatest American Hero, Ed Koch: Confirmed Gay, mixing disparate half hour comedies, comedians being series in films, Dane Cook: Serial Killer, Dukes of Hazard, and the insanity of show biz.