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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

May 13, 2015

April 10-16, 1976

This week Ken welcomes actor James Urbaniak. James and Ken discuss Lloyd Bridges: Policeman, 70s illustrations, Rhoda, cigarette ads, 70s High Fives, tar, just watching things because they are there, April Vacation, the evil nature of "Big Ski", free subscription gifts, the sheer class of a leather TV Guide Cover, having the option of Black and White, TV pliers, 8 Track Clubs, The New York Report, the Fall Preview excitement, Saturday Morning Premires, Jabberjaw, Holmes and Yoyo, cops and robots, the mythology of short lived shows, Pat Buchanan, Easter Specials, The Peanuts, the hierarchy of Charlie Brown specials, passive aggressive anger over the pre-preemption of Rhoda,  waking up early for Saturday Morning cartoons, Scooby Doo, Animated series based on live action series, The Ghost of Frankenstein, King Kong Thanksgiving,  the importance of buying brand name batteries, The Bowrey Boys, comedic spin offs from dramas, dramatic spin offs from comedies, Lawrence Welk, The Easter Resurrection, Easter as the worst Holiday, Easter: Mid-Season replacement, The Happy Days/Laverne and Shirley Hour, Christy MacNichol, Vic Tayback, Little House of the Prairie, Big Luscious Tomatoes, Bionic people, 70s vague Indians, The Honeymooners, lazy TV Guide descriptions, Burns and Allen, Joe Franklin, Uncle Floyd, The Waltons vs. Hawaii Five-O, Ken's hatred of Welcome Back Kotter, Barney Miller, Max Gayle, Godstuff, TV Guide owners personal notes, Topper, PONG, and TV Guide's status as an ahead of the curve journalistic futurist.