Where Were You In ’97?
|April 17, 2015||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Nice! I’m extremely pleased to have had the opportunity to appear on Boston Comic Ken Reid’s amazing podcast TV Guidance Counselor. Ken has been one of the funniest dudes in Boston for a long time now and his mind also happens to be a steel trap for pop cultural trivia. Each week he invites a guest to choose 1 of the TV Guide issues from his collection (I think he has a full run of 17 years worth) and he and the guest go over what they would have watched on that particular week in TV history. Ken’s had some big names & straight-up legends on the show such as Jonathan Katz, Paula Poundstone, Amy Sedaris, Kumail Nanjiani, & Paul Provenza so it was an especially cool experience to be invited on. It was a great conversation and so much fun. CHECK IT OUT HERE (You can listen via SoundCloud or iTunes)
I picked the week of June 28th – July 4th, 1997. As expertly noted by Ken we discussed:
Ken’s hoodie collection, shared celebrity birthdays, Ken’s 17th birthday, Agent Orange, the you now and the you at 17 having different tastes, Cops, America’s Most Wanted, the scariest Unsolved Mysteries Ken ever saw, learning gay pick up spots from Farley Bros movies, Fashion Bug, Dress Barn, Snick, Robin Williams, Ernest’s career, Krull, Beastmasters of the Universe, Early Edition, being introduced to 70s Green Arrow by your doctor, The DC Animated Universe, Isabella Rosellini, Kablam!, Charles Burns’ Black Hole, Oddville, Ken’s punk rock teenage band days, banning the Simpsons, Ken’s arguments with the dude from Dashboard Confessional, Real World vs. Road Rules, King of the Hill, Seinfeld, Paul Reiser, Big Top vs. Big Adventure, Fargo, Unhappily Ever After, The Wayans Bros, rare diseases, the over lap of Kids Inc and Children of the Corn, UPN shows, L.L. Cool J’s unplugged comeback, Broken Arrow, John Woo’s US career, Pump Up the Volume vs. The Superbowl, working in the media section of a library vs living in the media section of your own home, Bad Brains, Henry Rollins’ movie career, roommates with Flea (s), Ruby Wax, Strongest man in the world competitions, ER, snuff tapes, real life death scenes, TV Week, TV Guide Channel, Bewitches, Nick At Nite, Get a Life, Newhart, Secret World of Alex Mac, Roseanne, Dictionary dicks, Tanya Roberts, The Naked Truth, the greatness of Tea Leoni, Home Improvement, Neneh Cherry, Can’t Hardly Wait, Point Break, meeting Kelsey Grammer, Hazard Mail, HP Lovecraft’s Curse, The Experts: World’s greatest cold war movie, Parker Lewis, Beach MTV, Step by Step, Cutting Class, adult cartoons, One Crazy Summer, and the glory of Independence Day.