Saturday, July 30, 2011

Video: The Smurfs

Ken P. D. Snyde-Cast #36: The Snydes features plenty of talk of The Smurfs.

Much of the podcast talks about The Snydes, a rip off of the Smurfs where every character would be a tiny blue Dana... except for Plumegamel.

Sadly, that is not the movie in theaters today.

Anyhoo, here are some retro commercials that shows that the world was even more saturated with Smurfs in the 80s.

First up is this commercial for the Smurf Power Cycle and other Smurf vehicles. It's a bit odd. First Smurfette runs in holding some kind of VHS tape to show the 'Smurfs Test Track' where products are "tested on real kids". Then comes my favorite line ever...


Next is a commercial for Smurf Yogurt... or lobster and pickles. It's hard to tell.

This commercial is for a Smurf's Christmas album that is as awful as you can imagine:

At 0:25 I think the kid on the right opens a Star Wars toy.

Finally, this commercial for the Smurfs video game.

Dads are stupid. Smurf them.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Video: Barry Humphries

On Ken P. D. Snyde-Cast #36: The Snydes Dana and Ken chat about Barry Humphries best known for his Dame Edna character.

Recently, on Twitter, I was tipped off to this great performance by Humphries playing Sir Les Patterson on The Michael Parkinson Show. It's a riot:

Also from The Michael Parkinson Show here are clips of Barry in his Dame Edna regalia:

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Random clips from Ken PD Snydecast 31-40

Here is a video with audio clips from episodes 31-40.

Relive the magic of Ken hating Transformers, Muppets, The Snydes and Plumegamel.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shoji Tabutchi, Batman & Snoopy

Ken and Dana were both lighting up twitter last night. Here are some of the highlights:

Dana "A dream come true! Meeting the great Shoji Tabutchi!"
Shoji is a world renown country musician and fiddler. He performs at the Shoji Tabutchi Theatre (amazing coincidence.)

Ken "Would you like to see a sketch of Batman drawn by Charles Schulz? Sure you would... "
You can find more info about this sketch here.

And most importantly, in response to questions about the return of Snydecast, Dana said "yes count on it! Starting august!"

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Random clips from Ken PD Snydecast 21-30

Here are some great clips from Ken PD Snydecast 21-30.

Ahhh, the nostalgia! Ken speaking Aussie, Dana talking about Picas, Christmas music, New Year wishes, ukuleles and kazoo out the wazoo.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Random clips from Ken PD Snydecast 11-20

Yesterday we took a look at clips from Snydecast episodes 1-10. Today we look at episodes 11-20.

Take a listen and enjoy such moments as the logo contest, the (fake) Tommy Glasscock letter, Dana singing like Jack Klugman and much more!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Random clips from Ken PD Snydecast 1-10

I put together this video with audio clips from Ken PD Snydecast 1-10. Now you can relive the miserable audio from episodes 1 & 2, the John Popper/Paul Prudhomme debate, the ride on It's a Small World, Ken's love of Mr. Holland's Opus, The Laurel & Hardy Museum photo and more!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Run for Your Wife... and Sgt. Bilko

Today is opening day for Run For Your Wife at the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock, MO. The show runs until July 30.

If you are lucky enough to be there in Arrow Rock seeing Dana play Stanley in the show you have no need for any further entertainment today. In fact, if I were you, I would sit in a darkened room for the other hours of the day.

Seriously. You can be over entertained. Your face may fall off. Back away from the website slowly.

For the rest of us, here is a classic episode of Phil Silvers' Sgt. Bilko. In this episode Sgt. Ritzik's wife leaves him and it's up to Bilko to save the marriage:

Wanna know more about Run For Your Wife? Go to the Lyceum Theatre website for more details.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Run For Your Wife... and sexist commercials

Tomorrow is opening day of Dana Snyder's final summer production at the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock.

This show is called Run For Your Wife and it runs until July 30.

This is a fast paced adult comedy and Dana plays the freeloading neighbor, Stanley.

We don't have a clip from the show to show you from the show, but maybe you will enjoy this record by Steve Allen titled "What is a Wife?":

Ah yes, the good old days those horrible days when sexism was rampant.

Remember what Ward Cleaver had to say:

Yep, it was a different time. Sexism wasn't just ok, it was a sales pitch.

Take a look at this vintage coffee ad:

This didn't just happen in the 50s. Here is an ad from 1970 for Goodyear:

As "multiplesifl" says in the comment section "Let's just all be thankful the dizzy broad could handle all those confusing signs and didn't kill someone important, like a man."


Let's wrap things up with a classic commercial for Mystery Date from Milton Bradley:

Be sure to check out the Lyceum Theatre website for more details on Run For Your Wife.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Random "wife" videos from YouTube

We are just days away from Dana Snyder's final summer production at the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock.

This show is called Run For Your Wife and it runs from July 23-30.

As we await the first show this Saturday, keep busy with these videos I found on YouTube...

First here is, perhaps, the most amazing duo of horse names being called at a race last August:
(NOTE:audio is only on the left speaker.)

Next is this awful woman:
She was married to some awful man and they are getting a divorce.
I was bored of the clip 10 seconds in... but then at 0:30 something magical happened! Check it out:

Finally, it's the king of wife jokes, Mr. Henny Youngman:

Go to the Lyceum Theatre website for more details.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dana Snyder on stage in Run For Your Wife

Dana Snyder will be performing in one final summer production at the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock.

This show is called Run For Your Wife and it runs from July 23-30.

This is a fast paced adult comedy and Dana plays the freeloading neighbor, Stanley.

Here is a description from The New York Times:
In this comedy about bigamy, a dull man turns out to have a hyperactive romantic life. That is the beginning and the slowly approached end of the evening's tomfoolery. John Smith, a London taxi driver, maintains two separate households, one in Wimbledon, the other a few minutes away in Streatham. Because of an accident too complicated to explain, his worlds collide, and the police are called in to investigate.

With increasing ineptitude, the taxi driver tries to keep one wife from learning about the other. To extend his comedy, Mr. Cooney uses every subterfuge in the joke book, including the pretense of his being homosexual. Whenever possible, the play makes fun of stereotypes (dumb cops, swishy gays and prefeminist women who think only of getting their man into bed).

Gas up the car and get to Missouri and see the show!
Be sure to check out the Lyceum Theatre website for more details.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Video: Johnny Carson

As time goes by Johnny Carson's Tonight Show has become a faint memory to many people. Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a place for it in reruns on TV.

Sadly, if you mentioned a Carson's late night show to most twenty-somethings they would think you mean Carson Daily.

It's a shame because Johnny was brilliant.

Here is a great skit with his famous Carnac character:

Here he is in a very funny salesman skit:

Finally, here is a Mister Rogers parody that Johnny did. His apology beforehand is even funnier than the bit itself:

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Photo: The Diamond Sisters

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #19: All Hallow’s Grimace Dana talked about the elderly contortionist twins, The Diamond Sisters.

A photo of Dana holding the ladies is mentioned... take a look:

This photo appears on the site with the caption: In happier times, with his twin ex-wives (surgically separated in 2004)

And since we are talking about The Diamond Sisters, check out this video:
Take a look:

Friday, July 15, 2011

Video: Dana Snyder interviewed by a rabbit


This video was uploaded back in '07. It aged very well.

Video: Red Nose 2010

Here are some great videos featuring Plumey and company raising money in the wackiest way possible.


Harry Potter

Last night Ken tweeted this:

With the release of the new Harry Potter film Warner Brothers put out this YouTube video:

If you haven't seen it yet, this is the trailer for the new film:

Warner also put out some highlights from the red carpet. It's a fun video:

And speaking of fun, what article on Harry Potter would be complete without the Potter Puppet Pals.

Seriously. This video has 105,949,577 views:

Yeah. I don't get it either.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ken Tweets About Arthur

Last night Ken watched the Russell Brand remake of Arthur and tweeted about it:

So. Russell Brand is doing a Dudley Moore impression in this? Fine. I shall be Peter Cook is my criticisms of it. #Arthur

Helen Mirren is wearing sensible shoes. It's like she knew she'd have to carry this movie. #Arthur

14 minutes in. Still waiting for a laugh. Perhaps when Jonah Hill shows up as his fiancee. #Arthur

Is Nick Nolte turning into a bullfrog? I think he is. I think he is turning into a bullfrog. Drugs. Hell of a thing. #Arthur

Still waiting for the ghost of Dudley's Arthur to advise Brand's Arthur in a boozy Obi-Wan fashion: "Hey-ey-ey-ey. Drink! Heeheehee" #Arthur

Dudley's Arthur wasted money like a drunken manchild. Brand's Arthur spends like he's Brewster's Millions in the Warner vault. #Arthur

Expectations high for Christopher Cross's big finale "Arthur's Remake Theme (When You Get Caught w/in a Remake That's Quite Shitty)" #Arthur

Don't get me wrong: I like Russell Brand. I was a fan long before anyone else in the US knew who he was.This film just doesn't work. #Arthur

When you get caught between the moon and New York City, you're probably dead from lack of oxygen. #Arthur

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Video: Charley's Aunt's premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #105: Trapped In A Turnstile Dana mentions that he just got the DVD for Charley's Aunt with Jack Benny.

Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a trailer for this film online. The only clip I could find is THIS ONE and I think it's in Czechoslovakian.

There is a great clip from the premiere of the film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre online.

It features some great candid moments with Jack Benny:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Last week to see Dana in The Sound of Music

Dana Snyder's performance at the Lyceum Theatre's production of The Sound of Music is in it's final week.

The show will wrap up on July 17.

After that Dana will stick around for the production of Run For Your Wife.

Details on the Lyceum Theatre website.

For those of you that can get to Arrow Rock Missouri, do it! And send us a review of the show!

For the rest of us, here is a very cool video of Arrow Rock that shows the Lyceum and gives us a look at how peaceful and beautiful the town is:

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Blues Brothers in the mall

On Ken PD Snydecast 9: A Mailbag Special a listener named Raul writes in and asks Ken what his favorite movies are.

Ken quickly responds with Ghostbusters, Animal House, Mr. Holland's Opus, MASH, Spinal Tap and The Blues Brothers.

One of the most fun scenes in The Blues Brothers takes place in the Dixie Square Mall. The mall had closed down and was redressed making it a remarkable filming location.

Here is a neat behind the scenes look at the filming of the scene... it's like 4 minutes long and for some reason is uploaded as 4 separate parts:

Amazingly the abandoned mall is still (somewhat) standing.

There are some interesting videos showing the decay of the mall. I really like this one:

BTW early in the clip you see a juxtaposition of these two photos:

The man in the pictures is stunt man Gary McLarty, the left shot is from Blues Brothers and the inset shot on the right is from when he testified in the Robert Blake trial that Blake had tried to hire him to kill his wife.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Video: The Making of Animal House

Ken's birthday is here! Today let's take a look at one of Ken's favorite flicks:

On Ken PD Snydecast 9: A Mailbag Special a listener named Raul writes in and asks Ken what his favorite movies are.

Ken quickly responds with Ghostbusters, Blues Brothers, Mr. Holland's Opus, MASH, Spinal Tap and Animal House.

Animal House (or National Lampoon's Animal House if you're not into the whole "brevity thing") looks like it was as much fun to make as it is to watch.

Here is a solid making of documentary.


Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Molly Lewis 4 has a new episode of "A Bit of a Chat", Ken's OTHER podcast.

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Molly Lewis 4 is the usually mixture of silliness, sincerity and actual interview stuff. Ken describes the episode "...In this episode, I have another chat with musician, geek, and internet sensation Molly Lewis about Paula Deen, butter, snorting, trouble, bells, furniture, and trombones."

If you love the Snydecast, you MUST listen to this show.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Yankovics and Snyders

This bit of bad news popped up on twitter:


Well, it seems like a good day to share these clips of Weird Al Yankovic.

First, here is performing on "Tomorrow with Tom Snyder":

Here is an odd clip circa 1993 with Weird Al playing Santa on a Tom Snyder holiday special:

Speaking of people named Snyder... you may remember this exchange from the start of KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #113: Nuts On The Snyde Part 2:

Ken: Not the Yankovic he wants...
Dana: Yeah, I don't want Weird Al Yankovic. I want Frankie Yankovic. The TRUE Yankovic. There's only one Yankovic as far as I'm concerned.

Here is a clip with BOTH Yankovics:

Here is another clip with Frankie and his band playing "The I've Got A Wife At Home Polka":

I checked Weird Al's twitter feed for a response to Plumey's recorder problems and all I found was:
Wait... I don't think that's really him.

You can find his account here.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Bill Corbett 2 has a new episode of "A Bit of a Chat", Ken's OTHER podcast.

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Bill Corbett 2“.

Ken describes the episode "...I have another chat with playwright, screenwriter, MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 alumnus, and one-third of Rifftrax, Bill Corbett, about Mr. Sting, Pushy Robert Plant, Hollywood, and Big Hands."

If you love Bill Corbett and MST3K, you MUST listen to this show.

Speaking of MST3K, Ken tweeted the following picture recently:

The Gamera episodes were lots of fun. Take a look:

Now go and listen to A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Bill Corbett 2“.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Over on Twitter the following exchange took place:

"2 months since @KenPlume and @danasnyder blessed us with an award winning #KenPDSnydecast Please don't leave us hanging too much longer guys"

"@iamScottLane once we get some great suggestions of topics well crap one out"

"once I get over this flu induced delirium I'll brainstorm some #snydecastideas"

Seriously? This is a podcast that has done THREE SHOWS where they talked about toilets.

First there was KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #113: Nuts On The Snyde Part 2 where Dana had just returned from the bathroom and was surprised that each stall had a real door and was like "a little room".

Then the marine toilet in KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #69: One Fish Two Fish?

And let's not forget the discussion for the ages that was KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #139: Glass Toilet.

But, if ideas are needed, then ideas we shall give him!

Send @danasnyder a tweet, or email him at, or email me at and I will post it here on the Experience, or just put a note in the comments.

I have been waiting since 2007 for the boys to give us the Co-Stars record experience that they talked about on KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #26: The Bunny Hop.

They talked about doing one of two things. Either acting opposite the existing Co-Stars record or creating new Co-Stars "records" that you could act with at home, one with Plumey & one with Snydely.

Here is a video I put together to explain the wonder that is the Co-Stars record:

Arrow Rock Theatre's Sound of Music OPENS TODAY at 2PM

Dana Snyder will be performing once again at the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock in The Sound of Music starting today (through July 17.)

The show has been written up in the Boonville Daily News and sounds fantastic!

Take a look:
Arrow Rock theatre brings home The Sound of Music
By News Release
Boonville Daily News
Posted Jun 30, 2011 @ 05:05 PM

Arrowrock —
The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre's 51st Season continues with Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic, The Sound of Music, opening on July 6 with fourteen performances through July 17.

Based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, with a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, The Sound of Music features a lush score filled with unforgettable songs such as, "The Sound of Music", "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" and "Do-Re-Mi".

The Sound of Music was the final collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, and has garnered numerous honors, including five Tony Awards for the original 1959 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, and five Academy Awards for the 1965 film adaptation, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

Director, Peter Reynolds, says, "We have been appreciating the consummate skill of the composers of The Sound of Music whose contributions changed musical theater forever, and focusing our energies on Rodgers and Hammerstein's sage advice: 'mean it from the bottom of your heart, and say what is on your mind as carefully, as clearly and beautifully as you can.'"

When the irrepressible novice, Maria, proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her unorthodox approach quickly wins over the children but conflicts with the structure that the Captain insists upon.

To read the full article click here.
Also, be sure to check out the Lyceum Theatre website.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Photos and Video: Dana Snyder at Florida Supercon 2011

This weekend Dana was one of the featured guests at the Florida Supercon in Miami.

As reported in
Featured guests include actors and voice actors for many beloved films and TV shows like Transformers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Tron. This year’s special guest is Cary Elwes, who brought a surprising amount of energy and appreciation for all the fans who’ve seen him in movies such as the Princess Bride and the modern horror movie Saw. Elwes was not the only genuinely happy guest, as voice actor Dana Snyder actually brought a tween fan on stage to help him get through his improvised appearance, it was as heart warming as it was comedic.

Continue reading on Superheroes celebrate the fourth of July in Miami. Copyright

Here are some great pictures of the event (courtesy of Jon from Jacksonville who made the nearly 12 hour round trip drive to the convention... or maybe flew in a private jet, I have no idea.):

Above is a picture with Dana and his randomly selected tween co-panelist.

Dana signing artwork. Notice the containers of mustard on the table.

Jon described this as "Dana Snyder describing his least favorite episode recording of ATHF. When he was sick. This is the vomit impression..."

Here we see Dana Snyder with Lear Bunda discussing the screening of The Space Coast movie. It's a project we will be hearing more about I'm sure.

Dana hosting the art auction panel.

This may look like a repeat of the vomit photo... but notice Dana is wearing a different (and dare I say MORE AWESOME) shirt.

Here is some video of Dana on one of the Supercon panels:

Finally, here is a clip of Dana and a fan at the show:

Here are some Twitter comments from various users about the show:

"Got to see a screening of a super secret upcoming @andysipes @danasnyder project today. Can't wait for the official release!"

"I also got called "Purple princess of darkness" and "victorian babydoll" by @Danasnyder. Horrible <3 #Supercon"

"At the Whales Rib in Deerfield Beach Fl. Asked for the Dana Snyder table but we got Steven Tyler. No Dana table. That's BS!"

"@DanaSnyder saw my "Deal With It" sign on a plate and called me "McGyver Plateman Cosplay Man". Wut."

"Picture w/ some of @heyhihello and Master Shake aka @DanaSnyder! OMG AQUA TEEN."

"Saw a panel with @DanaSnyder, the voice actor or master shake. He was super cool~"

If you have any photo, videos or memories of the convention go ahead and post them below.

Thanks to Jon for the photos and all who tweeted and uploaded videos of the event.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Dana in The Sound of Music July 6-17

Dana Snyder will be performing once again at the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock in The Sound of Music from July 6-17.

Dana will be playing Franz the Butler and he will surely butle like you have never seen someone butle before.

It's a fun part and will surely steal the show with Dana giving the performance.

I assume you all have seen the Julie Andrews film version. If not, shame on you.

Get your tickets and get to Arrow Rock! In the meantime here is a trailer for the Julie Andrews version. Someone recut it to to make it seem like a horror flick:

Also, be sure to check out the Lyceum Theatre website.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Video: The Little Rascals in Teacher's Pet

Back in 2008 KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #64 was released talking quite a bit about The Little Rascals.

The Little Rascals series (aka Our Gang) was a comedy series that ran from the early 1920s to the late 1930s.

Here is one of the more memorable shorts of the series.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Things to do in Miami: The hotel from The Bellboy, Goldfinger & Scarface

Seeing Dana Snyder at the Florida Supercon this weekend (July 1-4, 2011)?

While you enjoy the Miami sun, you may want to check out the famous Fontainebleau Hotel.

According to this is the hotel from the Jerry Lewis flick The Bellboy:

AND it's the hotel in Goldfinger where Jill Masterson talks to James Bond (and eventually gets killed by Oddjob and painted gold.)

Plus the hotel appeared in Scarface.

Finally, the song is mentioned in the Allan Sherman song Streets of Miami. Go to iTunes and get it.