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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

May 17, 2016

For his monumental 150th (!) episode Ken is honored to welcome the fantastic, fabulous, one and only Cassandra Peterson, also known as Elvira Mistress of the Dark.

Ken and Cassandra discuss who the hell she is, drag disguises, the trappings of celebrity, the great flood, Colorado, the 70s conservative Christian invaders, being a show girl in Las Vegas, living on a farm without a TV, "The Silver Ace", forced singing, Gunsmoke & Wrestling, coming from a costume Dynasty, Tina Louise, Gilligan's Island, I Dream of Genie, Destiny as the queen of Halloween, loving comedy, The Three Stooges, the golden age of Las Vegas, Addams Family vs. The Munsters, Bewitched vs. I Dream of Genie, Twilight Zone, The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, the creation of "the teenager", Beatniks, Hulabaloo Go Go girl contests, Shin Dig, Dragnet, Nick at Nite, being blind to The Brady Bunch, moving to Europe, Elvis, acting, The Groundlings, taking classes with Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl, SNL, Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Laraine Newman, Fantasy Island, dancing on Tony Orlando and Dawn, the birth of Elvira, The Paragon of Comedy, 3-D movies, Vincent Price, Holly Knight, Fred Schneider, Kabuki, David Bowie, Joey Arias, Klaus Nomi, the 1st TV Generation, Oingo Boingo, The Whisky, KROQ, Punk Rock, forgetting the 70s, managing the Go-Gos (almost), Rodney on the ROQ, syndication, CHiPs, The Fall Guy, Bloopers and Practical Jokes, The Tonight Show, The Monster Club, Elvira Mistress of the Dark on Blu Ray, Coors Beer, the death and resurrection of the horror host, Tim Burton, NBC Productions, The Nick, Brandon Tartikoff, being the beacon of hope for outsiders, gay kids, and goths, conventions, the Elvira pilot, and befriending Vincent Price in search of his cookbook.