The Made for TV Mayhem Show was nominated for a Rondo!!! We weren’t sure if we might be picking up a few listeners through that nomination, so we thought we’d get together and each suggest an episode we felt gave people a good idea of what we do. They are episodes that show us at our best… or at our least confused. Something like that. So, of course recording this was a bear. There are sound issues galore (thanks Skype for the bad reception and time lags), and choppy editing came about as I was trying to put it into something that was more coherent. Please be kind. We did this on the fly and on a day that was proving to be difficult.
If you are new, welcome! If you are just listening cuz you like us… thank you so very much. We appreciate every download. Hope you enjoy!
You can look at the Rondo Awards ballot here, and you’ll find our little podcast in the Best Multi-Media Site section. You can email your selections to email@example.com.
Amanda was nominated in three categories. The other two are:
Best Commentary: Last House on the Left (with Bill Ackerman) Top Event: ‘Big Scares on the Small Screen: A Brief History of the Made-for-TV Horror Film,’ at The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, NYC
Put your votes where you must! And thank you so much for checking us out or sticking with us!
Yes, we’re just a tad late, but we’re only speaking of love yet again this February. We made it a twofer though. We’re talking romantic comedies, and our double features two of our favorite small screen faces who are no longer here. Dan and Amanda discuss Every Man Needs One (1972), starring Ken Berry and More than Friends (1978), starring Penny Marshall.
Unfortunately, Nate couldn’t make it this month, but never you fear, I’m sure he’ll be back next month when we talk detective pilots! We’re watching the pilot TV for the Dan August series, The House on Greenapple Road (1970) and Harry-O’s second pilot telefilm, Smile Jenny, You’re Dead (1974).
We’re kicking off 2019 with a retrospective on Michael Parks’ interesting small screen career. We look at Escape from Bogen County (1977) and The China Lake Murders (1990)… and there’s a bit of talk about Parks’ thick, luxurious hair. Hey, it’s how we do. Anyway, here you go! We hope you enjoy!
We’ll be back towards the end of February, and although we’re missing Valentine’s Day proper, we’re still gonna keep love in the air with two romantic comedies featuring actors we love but lost recently. The films on tap: More Than Friends (1978), starring Penny Marshall, and Every Man Needs One (1971) with Ken Berry.
We thought it would be fun to kick off 2019 with a love letter to one of the greatest and most underrated character actors ever! The crew will be gathering sometime in January to discuss Escape from Bogen County (1977) and The China Lake Murders (1990). And yes, we’ll get to Then Came Bronson in another podcast, but for now it’s all about these rarer, less talked about TVMs and the wonderful work Parks left behind! Please let us know your thoughts on these films and/or Mr. Parks by contacting us through one of our many social media channels. We really want to hear from you!
Happy Holidays! Here’s our episode dedicated to Rich Little, Ebeneezer Scrooge, Wacky Wall Walkers and Truman Capote?! Yup, it’s all here and we hope you enjoy our discussion on Rich Little’s A Christmas Carol (as well as our talk on the weirder Christmas TV offerings)! Nate went all bah humbug on us and had to drop out at the last minute (boo!), but we’re joined by our very good friend and holiday expert Joanna Wilson (yay!), and she helps me unwrap the LSD headtrip that Rich Little brought into our living rooms oh so long ago!
It’s that time of year again, where the Christmas trees are all aglow, stockings are hung with care… and Rich Little does an impression of Truman Capote as Tiny Tim?!?
Wait a second…
No, it really happened, and we’re going to talk about it on the next episode. In case you haven’t guessed, we’re watching and discussing Rich Little’s Christmas Carol (1979), which is a candy cane full of LSD. Should be fun! We’ll also be joined by our favorite holiday expert, Joanna Wilson!
We’re not exactly sure on the recording date, but it will be either December 17th or 18th, if you’d like to participate! We’d love to hear from you, so contact us and let us know what you think of Mr. Little’s audacious retelling of the classic story.
OMG! It’s finally here! It’s the Small Screen Vixens episode we recorded eons ago but which had to put on the backburner because life… how she gets in the way. If you don’t remember, this is the episode where we cover Summer Girl (1983) and The Face of Evil (1996). Enjoy!
Btw, Dan was kind enough to do the edits on this one. And he did a wonderful job. Thank you so much Dan!!!
We’ll be back shortly with our annual Christmas episode. Details coming…