Monday, January 19, 2015

Johnny Carson on The Jack Benny Show

Continuing with some great Jack Benny clips. The other day we saw Benny on Carson's Tonight Show. Today we flip the roles with Carson appearing on Benny's show.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Jack Benny Roast!

Yesterday we saw a great clip of Jack Benny on The Tonight Show. Today we have a wonderful program.

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast is an NBC television special show hosted by entertainer Dean Martin from 1974 to 1984. For a series of 54 specials and shows, Martin would periodically "roast" a celebrity. These roasts were patterned after the roasts held at the New York Friars' Club. The format would have the celebrity guest seated on a dais, and one by one the guest of honor was affectionately chided or insulted about his career by his fellow celebrity friends.

These are really fun to watch. This is a great one!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Jack Benny on The Tonight Show!

Ken has often tweeted about his love of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show and he and Dana often fill the Snydecast with stories of the great Jack Benny.

Recently this gem popped up on YouTube! Enjoy it!

Friday, January 16, 2015


I love reading Ken's Twitter account. He's especially funny when there is a creative HASTAG.

Take a look:

"I was expecting someone else." #FiveWordsToRuinADate

"Yeah, no, this is awkward." #FiveWordsToRuinADate

"But tonight is half-priced wings!" #FiveWordsToRuinADate

"I rolled a three. Nertz." #FiveWordsToRuinADate

Let the Nazis poison them. #FiveWordsToRuinADate #Indy

"I do magic tricks, too." #FiveWordsToRuinADate

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

9 Friggin' YEARS!

This month (January 26th to be precise) marks the 9th Anniversary of The Ken PD Snydecast!

Just think of all the fun we had!

Stories about Walt Disney World:
 Butter beer!
 Talking Dennis Miller Doll!
 Nacho Cheese!
 McCormick Spices!
 Fried Baloney!
 Fake Shake autographs!
Plus tater tots, Tommy Glasscock, Cook E. Jarr, Cookie Puss, Better Chedders and some other stuff I can't remember.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Cook E. Jarr show ended

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #185: Semi-Elect a listener question about what to do in Las Vegas. Dana mentions a few different things.

He mentions Musashi Japanese Steak House (3900 Paradise Rd  Las Vegas, NV 89169 • 702-735-4744), he mentions Popavich (the crazy cat man) and he mentions Cook E. Jar.

According to Las Vegas Leisure Guide:

Cook E. Jarr has been a lounge fixture on the Las Vegas scene since he came here in the early 80's and decided to make it his home. Always fresh as a singer and entertainer Jarr has a unique, anything goes, style all his own, combining music as diverse as 60's Classics, disco, country and even todays hip-hop hits with his own trademark sound effects, puns, antics and special effects, punctuated with his tales of "old" Vegas. Las Vegas is pretty much the only place one could expect to find someone as... "Vegas Baby" as Cook E. Jarr. 

Cook E. Jarr creates one of the best parties with the best music in town. If you don't find yourself uncontrollably jumping up to dance, just sit back and enjoy, but don't miss what many people come to Las Vegas expecting to see, because he delivers.

Here is a video from his show:

Recently Dana pointed out to me that the show has come to an end.

From The Las Vegas Sun:

Singing, joking and grooving to the end, Cook E. Jarr closes with a flourish at Harrah’s

Cook E. Jarr is playing right now. He’s playing out the string, playing the fool, playing the music box in the corner, all at The Piano Bar at Harrah’s.

The Jarr is finished here, as of the end of this set, which is to be about 6 p.m. He has performed “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker, “You May Be Right” by Billy Joel and “Bust a Move” by Young MC. He is going out with a flourish, hitting the “woof, woof!” mechanism on his music machine and barking right along with his indefatigable voice.

Read more here.

From Ken's Twitter feed

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

As 2015 begins, let's revisit this topic from KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #166: What’s New Wit You from 2011.

On that episode Dana told us about Sushi the drag queen. Sushi rings in the New Year in Key West by dropping in a giant red shoe at the stroke of midnight

You KNOW you need to see this! Take a look:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cosmic Rays

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken mentions Cosmic Rays. Dana couldn't think of the name and Ken had cookies there.

He still has them.

Here is a tour of the place.

Ken mentions the animatronic. This is Sonny E. Clipse.

He's great. Check out his full show:

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tiki Room!

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #221: Dole Whipped! is named after the delicious treat you can get at Disneyland and Walt Disney World near the Tiki Room!

In 1963 the Anaheim California version of the attraction, entitled "Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room" opened. It was the first attraction to feature Audio-Animatronics, a WED Enterprises patented invention.

There is a Dole pineapple stand outside the attraction where you can buy Dole Whips and other pineapple treats:

A virtually identical version (with a new pre-show) opened at Walt Disney World in 1971. As Dana mentioned, it was called Tropical Serenade:

This attraction had an Orange stand called Sunshine Tree Terrace:

They also had a costumed Orange Bird character:

On the other side of Adventureland there is a Pineapple stand called Aloha Isle:

 Where you can get (among other things) an Orange Dole Whip:

In 1998 the attraction was re-themed (in Florida only) to a new show called "Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management".

This show featured much of the old show, but was now hosted by Iago from Aladdin and Zazu from The Lion King:

In January 2011 a small fire broke out in the attraction. When it reopened it returned to the original show (sans Iago and Zazu) and was re-titled "Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room" (ditching the "Tropical Serenade" name Dana mentioned.)

Plus, Sunshine Terrace reopened:
Where you can get Orange Bird cups:
Also of note, Tokyo has a version that includes Stitch:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Spicy food!

The newest Ken PD Snydecast features some talk about SPICY foods.

Ken doesn't like 'em. He thinks of them as a little flavor plus pain.

Dana likes it. He ate Indian food before the show.

Indian food is often very spicy.

From THIS SITE: Turmeric is an Indian spice, bright yellow in color and is used in both south and north Indian cooking. It is derived from a plant native of India that is part of the ginger family. It is made from the boiled, dried, cleaned and polished roots of the turmeric plant. In medieval Europe it became known as Indian saffron and was far more expensive in its day than the saffron spice of today. Turmeric is used primarily in Kashmiri dishes. Used for flavor and color, it is a principal element in curry powder.

Coriander powder, known in India as ‘Dhaniya’ is purchased as whole seeds or in powder form in both south and north Indian cooking. Fresh coriander is also known as ‘cilantro’ to many. The seeds are often used as a condiment with or without roasting. It is a herb with a delicate sweet aroma and it is an essential spice in every Indian household. It is used in Indian Dals (dried legumes and pulses), Rasam, Sambar, soups and curries. The fresh coriander leaves are generally used as garnish on top of finished dishes. Native of the Mediterranean, coriander is produced in India and in many other countries. The oil is used in seasonings for sausages and other meat products.

Cumin, known as ‘Jeera’ in India, can be purchased as whole seeds or in powder form and comes from a dried, white fruit on an annual herb that is a tropical plant grown in many parts of the world. The seeds are bitter and have an aromatic odor. It is indigenous to northern Egypt, Syria, the Mediterranean region, Iran and India. It is also grown in Mexico, China, Sicily and Malta. Cumin is used in Indian cooking as a flavoring agent in things like curry powders, seasonings of breads, cakes and cheese, and as a condiment. It is also used in many native dishes of Central and South America. Used in small quantities in most dishes it merely enhances the dish further. It is found to date from the second millennium B.C. All Indian curries and dals include it in small quantities. Often the cumin seeds are heated and roasted which gives off its robust flavor and aroma. Cumin can be used in powder form but is best used with the seeds.

This photo is irrelevant.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ken and Dana talk about Christmas Toys

Here is a  10 minute video features audio from KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #75: The Christmas Horn where Ken and Dana discussed favorite Christmas presents and favorite toys in general.

A Burger King doll, the Pixel Vision Camera and Alvin and the Chipmunks!