Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Suck It, Gary!

Dana has a new segment of the show Trip Tank entitled Suck It, Gary!

Very funny stuff:
You can watch it here: http://screen.yahoo.com/suck-gary-223214293.html

Monday, April 7, 2014

Dewey Pigmeat Markham

On Ken P.D. Snydecast #114: Baby Driver Dana mentions Pigmeat Markham, praises his comic abilities and suggested we all check him out.

So take a look and a listen to Pigmeat Markham:




Saturday, April 5, 2014

VIDEO: Jack Benny and Rochester

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #53: Fleet Feet And All You Can Eat starts off with Ken's impersonation of Eddie "Rochester" Anderson (Jack Benny's valet on the radio and TV series The Jack Benny Show.)
Then the boys discuss Jack's comedy techniques and what made him so successful.

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #142: iFail Dana discusses his purchase of an iPad. At around the 12 minute mark Ken breaks into an impression of Jack Benny and Rochester at the Apple store.

Here is a classic bit with Jack and Rochester:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pets.com puppet

Ken posted this on Twitter today:
Remember this guy:
From wiki:
Pets.com hired the San Francisco office of TBWA\Chiat\Day to design its advertising campaign. The firm had recently created the popular Taco Bell chihuahua. For Pets.com they designed a doglike sock puppet that carried a microphone in its paw. The puppet, performed by Michael Ian Black (an alumnus of MTV's surrealist comedy sketch show The State), was a simple sock puppet with button eyes, flailing arms and a stick microphone emblazoned with "pets.com".
As the puppet's fame grew through 1999 and 2000, it gained almost cult status and widespread popularity. The puppet made an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America, Nightline, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, and even had a balloon made in its image for the 1999 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In addition to the media appearances the Pets.com puppet made, merchandising was also done for the company including clothing, other trinkets, and a retail version of the sock puppet that delivered some of the puppet's famous lines.
The sock puppet toy was the last item available for order on the Pets.com site at the time of its shutdown in 2000.


Here's a montage of the puppet... watch it and watch eBay for a chance to buy Ken's puppet:



It might me the new Talking Dennis Miller.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ken and Dana podcasting

I had a podcast with Ken and Dana yesterday... separately.

Ken appeared as a guest on The Flux Capaci-cast, the Back to the Future fan podcast I co-host:


LINK (right click to save) 53:00
Guy Hutchinson and John J. are joined by author, film producer and podcaster Ken Plume to discuss the trilogy as well as tangents about SelectaVision discs, old cable boxes, wired remote controls and Ghostbusters II.



Meanwhile, Dana and I put out our weekly episode of Drunk On Disney:


LINK (right click to save) 1:08:03
Bart Scott meets the Drinkfinder! Dana Snyder is Father Guido Sarducci! Guy chats with Big Fat Panda! It's a fun filled romp you wont wanna miss.

To play the home game you need pineapple juice, orange juice, Pusser's Navy Rum, Coco Lopez, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Day The Clown Cried

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Dana and Ken chat about the Jerry Lewis (unfinished) film The Day the Clown Cried.

Dana mentions reading the script. You can read it here:
http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/the_day_the_clown_cried.html

Here is a short clip of Jerry Lewis talking about it:
There is significant set footage in this Flemmish documentary.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Jerry Lewis Saturday 15 March 2014

Dana mentioned on the last Ken PD Snydecast that he was attending the Jerry Lewis live show on March 15 at the La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts.

He tweeted this picture:

Some one posted a short video online:



So we await the Snyde review on the next Snydecast.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spin and Marty

Snydely certainly had Disney on the brain during Ken PD Snydecast 212. At one point he says "what Disney needs to know..." and then corrects himself "what substitute teachers need to know..."
At another point he confuses actor Ron Silver with Disney parks performer Ron Schneider.

And then, when he goes to mention the Adult Swim show Rick and Morty...

He mentions the Disney show Spin and Marty.

FROM WIKI: Spin and Marty is a popular series of television shorts that aired as part of ABC's Mickey Mouse Club show of the mid-1950s produced by Walt Disney. There were three serials in all, set at the Triple R Ranch, a boys' western-style summer camp. The first series of 25 eleven-minute episodes, The Adventures of Spin and Marty, was filmed in 1955. Its popularity led to two sequels – The Further Adventures of Spin and Marty in 1956 and The New Adventures of Spin and Marty in 1957.
It aired as reruns on the Disney Channel until September 9, 2002.
The serials were based on the 1942 novel Marty Markham by Lawrence Edward Watkin. The producer for Disney was Bill Walsh and the screenplay was written by Jackson Gillis. The shows' success led to the Spin and Marty comic books of the late 1950s.

You can watch a 7 minute clip of the show here.



Thursday, March 13, 2014

Also voice of Zinger for Tidy Cats internet-only campaign of 8 years ago.

Dana updated his Twitter bio:


 Also voice of Zinger for Tidy Cats internet-only campaign of 8 years ago.

This was a real thing:
LINK to press release
With the subject line "Secret tests revealed in these Tidy Cats videos," consumers were directed to tidycats.com to watch clips along with Roscoe, Phoebe and Zinger (the brand's "spokescats" in its TV commercials). The online videos were produced by infuz, a St. Louis-based interactive agency.

infuz has a video about the promotion online, but no audio from any of the acts appear.

I found a blog that mentions it:

But the link goes here:

The comments are no help:

Zinger may be lost to time...


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Heat Vision and Jack

On the newest Snydecast the boys talk about the TV pilot Heat Vision and Jack.

Heat Vision and Jack is a 1999 comedy/sci-fi television short directed by Ben Stiller and starring Jack Black, Owen Wilson, and Ron Silver. Christine Taylor and Vincent Schiavelli guest starred in the pilot episode, the only episode filmed. While the Fox Network didn't pick up the show, the pilot gained a cult status and an online following.

Enjoy:



Heat Vision and Jack [1999][Unaired Pilot] by UnknownArchiveTV

Friday, March 7, 2014

Ron Silver or Ron Schneider

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #212: Elementary, My Dear Snyder, Dana confuses Ron Silver with Ron Schneider.

Ron Silver was an American actor, director, producer, radio host and political activist.


Ron Schneider was the actor who portrayed the Epcot character Dreamfinder in television appearances in the early 1980s.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dana Snyder mention on Opie & Anthony

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #212: Elementary, My Dear Snyder Dana mentions that they discussed his old Wiki photo on Opie and Anthony in 2010.

They were discussing some goof who was on the show who had made a list of dudes he would sleep with if he could also sleep with some hot chicks.

Old Snyde was near the top of the list.

You can here the clip here:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ken's Book Collection Part 5

The Marx Brothers, Why A Duck?

Here's some background from wiki:

Why a Duck? is a comedy routine featured in the Marx Brothers movie The Cocoanuts (1929). In a scene in which Groucho and Chico are discussing a map, Groucho mentions the presence of a viaduct between the mainland and a peninsula. Chico, who is playing the role of an immigrant with poor English skills, replies "Why a duck?" This leads into a long schtick with Chico responding "Why a no chicken?", "I catch ona why a horse", and so forth.
Why a Duck? is a touchstone scene for Marx Brothers fans, as evidenced by a book of the same name (featuring a foreword by Groucho) which focuses on the minutiae of the Marx Brothers' routines.
The duck is a recurring reference throughout the Marx's and especially Groucho's career. His signature walk was called "the duck walk" and on Groucho's television program You Bet Your Life a stuffed duck made up to resemble Groucho would drop from the ceiling to give contestants money if they said the day's secret word. Ducks are the only animals that perform lines in the song "Everyone says I Love You" in the Marx Brother's fourth film Horse Feathers. Their fifth film was called Duck Soup.

Go to http://www.marx-brothers.org/whyaduck/info/movies/scenes/whyaduck.htm, for the full dialog with audio clips!



Or watch the video here: