Sep 19, 2022
January 21 -27, 1956
This week Ken welcomes professional wrestler, podcaster, YouTube sensation and kindred spirit RJ City to the show.
Ken and RJ discuss being in Toronto, Alison Rosen, doing too much work, wrestling, Ethel Mirman, TV tapings, Ravishing Rick Rude, Stand Up Comedians, Ken's ignorance to Canadian wrestlers, grandmothers introducing RJ to old show biz, vaudeville, how nothing really changes, Lipstick and Dynamite, Gorgeous George, Milton Berle, the search for the wrestling episode of the Mike Douglas Show, John Mikel Thor, Mason Reese, Charles Nelson Riley, how somehow nobody "knows", getting a Cameo from Ruth Buzzi, Lidsville, The Sid & Marty Kroft amusement park, Lawrence Welk, creepy cult vibes, One Toke Over the Line, weird accents, racial insensitivity, Fred Penner's Place, Mr. Dressup, working at CBC, missing Degrasi, I Love Lucy, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, Wyatt Earp, having the first name "Welcome", shooting poker chips, Hugh O'Brien, hideous old male comedians, Shirley McClain, Dick Dale on Lawrence Welk?, Wally Cox, Ernie Kovacs, Edie Adams, The Gentlemaniacs, Sidney Lumet, plays on TV, Kathleen Freeman, Mayor of the Town, Jerry Lewis, David Arquette, evil Jerry Lewis, The King of Comedy, telethons, You Can Quote Me, game shows, publishers, the effects of smoking on human skin, finding graves, loving Phil Silvers, talking to Dick Cavett, Don Knotts, Red Skelton, Anthony Perkins, Bates Motel: The Series, Budd Cort, Rich Little's impressions, Cleo the talking Dog, Jackie Cooper, cheesecake photography, Howling II, Monkey Phases, Wayne and Shuster, comedy by the man, Lorne Michaels, Bob and Ray, the movie "Who?", the Lawrence Welk fan club, Champagne music, blimp hangars, Bishop Sheen, Oral Roberts, getting set up with Charro, Xavier Cugat, bizarre mustaches, Where They Are Now, and the strange UFO obsession of Jackie Gleason.