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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Jun 24, 2015

This week Ken welcomes writer, TV personality, former MTV VJ and all around great human being Karen "Duff" Duffy to the show.

Ken and Duff discuss the heat of NYC, the road to MTV via nursing homes, New Jersey, Modeling, selling Skippy Peanut Butter, Saturday Night Live, Frank Sinatra, studying up, dressing for success, the multi-disciplined approach of classic TV presenters, broadcasting vs. narrowcasting, Firehouse vs. Firehose, the end of the hair bands, researching, photogenic memories, Whit Crane of Ugly Kid Joe, the fun of dating someone with a drinking problem, staying tight with the crew, Tabitha Soren, taking over for Martha Quinn, Rods & Cones, V66, The Basement Tapes, bands on railroad tracks, Ted Demme, Fade to Black, Fab 5 Freddy, Jermaine Jackson's Jermagesty, soul music, Herb Alpert, performers figuring out the business, George Clooney, Bill Murray and Duff's Wedding Present of the gift of performance, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Bill Murray's musical prowess, buying horns off Ebay, Michael O'Donohue, owning a baseball team with your friends, Brockton, MA, sports, free vasectomy, The Rat, when sporting events became high priced bars, Rock and Jock, The Real World, Anna Nicole Smith, House of Style, Cindy Crawford, burkinis, Who Do You Think You Are?, the loser table, drinking tequila for the betterment of Africa, small Irish Catholic Families, ABC's Wide World of Sports, ABC After School Specials, The House Without a Christmas Tree, Jason Robards, becoming a wiseass to counteract the weakness of emotion, 42nd St, being starstruck, Colin Quinn, 24 Hours in America, not taking credit for videos you didn't make, making Mariah Carey angry, Paul Abdul's opposite, Karen's early life as a Video Vixen in Special K, NKOTB, Keith Sweat and Heavy D Videos, Dwight Yoakam, Karen's wooden acting style, being in a terrible movie, Dumb and Dumber, Chris Farley, TV Nation, going back to MTV 20 years later, Jim Carrey's Gallstones, Lauren Holly: Slutty Sexy Nurse, Karen's dream of owning a museum of celebrity used parts, The National Endowment for the Arts, Michael Moore, TV Nation Day: August 18th, Viaticals, Devout Catholicism, being a devout trained hospice chaplain, writing tough questions on a cake, love night for hate groups, winning an Emmy the day before you get canceled, The Awful Truth, Bravo TV, Jon Stewart, loyalty, the difficulties of being George Clooney's sister, seeing good people get rewarded, why talking about the charity you do doesn't count, Stoic Philosophy, the immodesty of social media, growing up with James Gandolfini, Sarcoidosis saving the world from awful Disney Movies, Blank Check, Revlon, old people smell, Kurt Loder, doing red carpet for MTV, going to a really ugly high school, living within 10 miles of where you grew up despite your best efforts,  The Real Housewives of New York, America Family, avoiding quality TV, Debi Mazar, living for the New York Rangers, introducing your son to The Little Rascals, undercover make up artists, Museum of Broadcasting traditions, Zoom, The Funny Face rival of Kool Aid, racist snacks,  and when your children show no interest in your fame.