Friday, May 22, 2015

Guy's Book!

A big thanks to Dana and Ken for promoting my book on the newest episode. You can pre-order it directly from my at for $20 - free shipping. This is actually cheaper than Amazon where it is $22.99.

Also for pre-orders get an original Sesame Place token from the Computer Gallery in the 1980s (while supplies last.)

The book will feature over 150 color photographs that cover the storied history of the park.  Photographs allow you to see what it was like to visit Sesame Place in 1980, entering through a giant Big Bird head and walking across a massive suspension bridge over the park.

Park designer Eric McMillan created the (now ubiquitous) ball crawl where children can climb through pits of thousands of colored balls. Sesame Place was one of the first places anyone ever experienced this novel idea.  In 1980s, Sesame Place also boasted being home to “the nation’s largest collection of computer games” and thousands of children and adults got their very first computer experience at the park.

The book also showcases the park’s growth in the 1990s, where focus shifted to water rides and adding more walk-around costumed characters and stage shows.  The 1990s also saw new themed areas; Twiddlebug Land and Elmo’s World.

Special attention is paid to Sesame Place’s A Very Furry Christmas and The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular events.  Through photographs and captions we document the amazing parades at Sesame Place.

The book wraps up with Cookie’s Monster Land, the newest area of the park.  Sesame Place: Images of Modern America is being released this summer to coincide with the park’s 35th Birthday (Sesame Place doesn’t have anniversaries).  The book is designed to appeal to nostalgic fans of the park and theme park aficionados who want to learn the unique history of Sesame Place.

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #223: A Taunt Of Flavor

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #223: A Taunt Of Flavor - Ken & Dana return with a hatbox full of love.

Also, make sure and buy the CD! Once the sell out we will make VOLUME TWO! This is a fantastic CD with new introductions and mini episodes where Ken and Dana are reminded of the details of the recording:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

Ken and Dana have both been enamored with the new Trader Sam's Grog Grotto in WDW.

The themed bar is located in The Polynesian Hotel and is a new version of the Trader Sam's in Disneyland.

The bar has special drinks that are served in wonderful souvenir glasses that Ken has been collecting:

Here's a nice overview:

Friday, May 1, 2015

Tom Kenny

Ken posted this picture today:

If you haven't listened yet, make sure and check out Ken's chat with Tom Kenny.
A Bit of a Chat with Tom Kenny 2: in this episode, I have another chat with actor and voice artist Tom Kenny, about Spongebob, Christmas, music, rockagenarians, and gauntlets.

You can also hear Ken's first chat with Tom Kenny (from 2009) here.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Dana in FUG Sweater

A few years back Dana (and Andy Sipes) appeared in a short film called FUG Sweater. The film was screened at the Julien Dubuque Film Festival this past weekend. You can see it below:

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hello Dalai!

Here's a bizarre story from November of 1987. A young woman wearing a Sgt. Bilko shirt was accosted in Tibet when they thought Bilko was the Dalai Lama:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Dana Snyder in Dead Meat

Here's a video that has been online for a few years but I haven't posted here yet. Dana is very funny in it:

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dana on The Thundermans

Dana provides a voice on the teen (or is it tween?) Nickelodeon comedy The Thundermans. He voices the evil rabbit Dr. Colosso. On a recent episode Colosso returned to his human form and was played by Dana Snyder:

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

a closer look: Tikki Tikki Tembo

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #170: Where There’s A Whey There’s A Will features talk of Chinese families and "number one sons."
During the talk Dana mentions: Tilki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo.

There is a Wikipedia page that tells all the details about this children's story, but here is a Cliff Notes version:

Chinese parents used to name thier first born very long names, but give an unimportant short name to the second born. So there was a boy named Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo. He and his younger brother Chang are playing when Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo falls into a well.

Chang has trouble getting help because of the amount of time it takes to say his brother's name. The message of the story is that Chinese people now have short names in case they get stuck in a well.

There are a bunch of videos on Youtube. Some of the school plays with caucasian kids doing really non-PC accents are awkwardly funny. Still, this is one of the better videos if you really need to hear the whole story:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015