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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Mar 25, 2015

In this week's episode Ken welcomes comedian Paula Poundstone to the show.

Ken and Paula discuss the 60s Batman and it's death traps, Liberace, TMZ, Jennifer Aniston's possible pregnancies, America's desire to see celebrities fail, idolizing the wrong people, how actors are able to continue to work with bad material, awards shows, Roasts, Alex Trebek's hidden humor, Betty White's unauthorized backstory, Lost in Space, The Twilight Zone, Billy Mumy, banning television for children, going through life without an immunity to advertising, programming your children's tastes, The Three Stooges, experiencing comedy as a collective experience, technical failures increasing comedy, cartoon adaptations of live action sitcoms, Wacky Races, Boston's WSBK TV38 and it's phenomenal afternoon line up, the sanctity of a girl's underwear drawer,  Gilligan's Island, taking credit for Sherwood Schwartz's work, re-enacting the story of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for the stage, OCD leading to marathoning shows, M.A.S.H., forsaking food for bus station TV watching, The Harvard Square Movie Theater's Double Feature education, Animal House, running into Donald Sutherland, being babysat by television, Romper Room, Captain Kangaroo, Child World: the World's Greatest Toy Store, I Love Lucy, Mr. Rogers, Mary Tyler Moore, Lily Tomlin,  The Dick Van Dyke Show, the cold harsh truth about taking care of 16 cats, Laugh In, The Smothers Brothers, getting away with the nipple, Love American Style, Carol Burnett, doing stand up on SNL, waiting for one or two good laughs on a sketch show, the loss of the 90 minute format TV show, Gene Barry in The Name of the Game, the world shattering depression that you get when your favorite series ends, forsaking prime time television, being hooked by The Mentalist, Boardwalk Empire, checking out of pop culture, being a contestant on Jeopardy, Angie Dickinson's unrealistic expectations of Alex Trebek, Cybill Shepherd, taking classes at the Groundlings, Paula's ABC Variety Show, The Malibu Fires, Joel Hodgson's Oreo cookie based ratings calculator, the Saturday Night death slot, letting shows have time to figure it out, CNN, the enraging ridiculousness of the 24-Hour News Cycle, and how technology is making us dumber.