Up Next: It’s Time for the Annual Holiday Show!

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Well, first an announcement: The male stripper episode might not be available until January 2018! So sorry for the delay, but my schedule is such that I just haven’t had time to edit the darn thing properly.

Alas, Christmas is knocking on the door, and I want to get a holiday episode up and running before the big day. So, we’re doing something a little different and a little the same this year. First of all, we’re welcoming back our BFF Joanna Wilson of Christmas TV History! We love Joanna, and are so excited that she’s going to be hosting another one of our TV movie games! And, then we’re going to discuss the 1971 tele-thriller A Little Game, which is Christmas set, but isn’t necessarily a holiday film. We chose this one because it came up during our Halloween episode and because I recently reviewed it for the upcoming book Yuletide Terror. It’s been on the brain folks, so let’s get it out there. It’s such an underrated gem. Plus, it stars Diane Baker and Ed Nelson. So. Good.

We’d love to hear from you, either about the TVM we’re discussing, or anything else you’d like to talk about. Reach us through one of our many contact options. We’re recording December 13th, so we’ll need to hear from you by the 12th. C’mon. We love you. Say hello!

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Happy Thanksgiving: Special Minisode!

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Happy Tofurkey day! Because I wasn’t able to get our next full episode online before the holidays, I thought I’d put together some old podcast TV trivia segments I created for the Movies About Girls Show. I grouped the segments by topic and decided to make the first one all about small screen actresses! Hope you enjoy! Please keep in mind that I was not great at this, and I talk a little fast and the sound isn’t perfect. Who am I kidding, it’s uncomfortably awkward. But my heart was there, and BOY did I research the stuffing out of these! I also ended with a little tribute to David Cassidy, whom we lost this week. We love you DC!

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Up Next! Male-Strippers-a-Go-Go!

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It’s November, and as we enter into the chilly wintertime I thought it might be fun to heat things up with a look at the male stripper TVM! We’ll be covering For Ladies Only (1981) and Ladykillers (1988). We’re looking at recording some point during the week of November 13th-17th, and I will update the social medias when I know for sure. But for now, if you’d like to comment on this thing known as male exotic dancing and its love affair with the small screen, drop us a line! We’d love to hear from you!

Episode 27: Plan a Halloween TV Movie Marathon!

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Just in time to celebrate the scariest day of the year, The Made for TV Mayhem Show returns, and we’ve turned the insane asylum over to the patients! We asked listeners to program their own Halloween TV movie marathon and we got a wonderful response back! Listen as we go through the lists and discuss the titles. And Dan, Nate and Amanda even picked out three telefilms each too! What a world!

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Episode 26: The ABC Afterschool Special!

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We’re back with a back to school themed episode dedicated to the ABC Afterschool Special! We, as we are wont to do, made it a twofer, and chose two episodes starring one of our favorite actors, Lance Guest! The episodes we discuss are Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom, and Two Loves for Jenny (aka Between Two Loves)! And if that wasn’t enough to get you all excited about chalkboards and backpacks, I interviewed Lance Guest about working on this program, as well as some of his other small screen awesome. You can read that interview on my blog! Hooray, and a big thanks to Mr. Guest, who flashed a lot of that charm that made us all fall in love with him in the first place… oh, and he gave some great insight too! Enjoy the podcast and the interview!

By the way, the essay I was referencing at the beginning of this episode is titled Premature Adulthood: Alcoholic Moms and Teenage Adults in the ABC Afterschool Special by Amanda Keeler. Great stuff!

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We’re gearing up to record again… next week (!)…(Wednesday, October 11 to be exact) because I’ll be out of the country at a conference dedicated to TV horror. Life is good, guys! But if you want details on the next episode, just click here. We’re looking for a lot of feedback. Be our friend.

Up Next! Plan a Small Screen TVM Marathon!

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Yes, I know our ABC Afterschool Special episode hasn’t gone out yet, but we’re recording our next episode very soon and we need YOUR help! We want you to let us know what TV horror movie marathon you would plan for Halloween. Contact us with 3-5 TVM titles. You can just send just the names of the movies or give us a sentence or two letting us know why you chose those telefilms. We haven’t set the exact recording date but it’s sometime before he 12th, so please drop us a line!!!

Up Next… We’re Going Back to (After)School!

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So totally stoked over our upcoming special episode where we’ll be discussing two Lance Guest Afterschool Specials, Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom (1981) and Between Two Loves (1982, aka Two Loves for Jenny). Lance was kind enough to answer a few email questions about working on the ABC Afterschool Special, as well as reflecting on some of his other TV work, and I’ll be hosting this Q&A over at my blog! I’m so super thrilled he took the time to do this!

We’re scheduled to record on the 28th of September, so if you have any thoughts you’d like to share on the Afterschool Special or the CBS Schoolbreak, please have all feedback to us by the evening of the 27th. You can contact us by several different methods, and we are also accepting MP3s now! We’re almost modern over here!