Monday, February 28, 2011

Master Class With Master Shake

The following acting class was announced on

Master Class With Master Shake: Actor class with comedian Dana Snyder. Agnes Wahlstrom Youth Playhouse, 3280 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach, 6-8 pm, Mar. 8. Ages 14+. $20. Register: 772-234-8052;

The Plume-cation continues...

On Plumey is still updating us on his travels.

He shared another photo of he and Dana, likely on the set of The Producers:

On this photo is a magnificent panoramic shot. Make sure and take a look.

Ken also spoke of the Oscars:

Ken also gave us a few clues of where he ended up last night and today:

Finally, Dana received a marriage proposal on Twitter:

So yeah, it was a pretty ordinary day for Dana.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Plumey & Snydley in Vero Beach

Well, Ken made it to Vero Beach already! He has met up Dana and despite the overwhelming amount of awesomeness the earth did NOT shift off it's axis.

Still, Twitter may never be the same.

And finally, Plume reviewed Dana's show:

Keep doin' what you do, gentlemen!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

a closer look: The Robonic Stooges

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #141: Marathon Men Dana Snyder talked to Ken Plume about a recent bout he had with insomnia.

He said that he awoke in the middle of the night and, unable to fall back asleep, he decided to watch the Boomerang cartoon channel.

Ken: What did you watch on Boomerang?
Dana: Um... I can't remember, really. It was just all those...
Ken: Was it Hanna Barbara or Looney Toons?
Dana: No, it was all Hanna Barbara.
Ken: So were you watching Magilla Gorilla?

Dana: No.
Ken: Quick Draw McGraw?

Dana: Ah, no.
Ken: Jabberjaw?

Dana: No, none of those.
Ken: Wacky Races?

Dana: May have been some Wacky Races. I think there was also some Robonic Stooges.

The Robonic Stooges originally started a segment on the super weird show The Skatebirds. The show featured people in giant bird costumes that liked to skate.

The birds would introduce cartoon shorts, one of which was The Robonic Stooges.

The show eventually was spun off to be it's own 30 minute series.

Bookmark this page. That way if you ever have insomnia you too can enjoy The Robonic Stooges:

Friday, February 25, 2011

Plumey on the road!

If you aren't a Twitter user yet, now is a great time to start.

Over on Ken has started an epic road trip and is tweeting along the way.

Ken is on his way to Florida where he will be watching Dana's performance in The Producers.

He also mentioned visiting Walt Disney World and Universal and promised to talk to strangers and bring a Dr. Who TARDIS on the road.

The journey has begun. Get over to and follow along!

A Bit Of A Chat With Ken Plume & DC Pierson 2

Over on a new episode of Ken Plume's "A Bit of a Chat" series has been added.

This one is titled A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & DC Pierson 2.

DC Pierson is an author, actor and comic.

He and Ken have another fun chat. The first one, A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & DC Pierson, had Ken and DC talking about Powerpoint, Ashton Kutcher and saturday morning cartoons.

This new one will not disappoint. Head over to and check out this new chat!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ken & Geek A Week on

There is a wonderful story on the new Geek cards (featuring Ken "Plumey" Plume) on

Ken's card is prominently displayed in the CNN photo as well:

Want 'em? Visit for info.

Dana on the front page of

Dana and Producers co-star Patrick Boyd made the front page of

Go here to check it out... unless you are reading this in the future. If that's the case go ride in your flying future car.

Dana stars in The Producers: Now through March 20th

Dana will be on stage in beautiful Vero Beach, Florida TONIGHT at 8pm. Dana will be playing the role of Max Bialystock in the Riverside Theatre production of The Producers.

The show will run until March 20th.

The Producers is based on the 1968 Mel Brooks comedy and is one of the most successful shows every conceived.

For tickets:
Local: (772) 231-6990
Toll Free: 1-800-445-6745

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

PHOTO: Ken and Dana raise a glass

Courtesy of Last FM, here is a photo of Plumey and Snydley raising a glass at an unnamed restaurant. Cheers!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Get yer Geek on, Plumey style

News Flash from Ken's Twitter page:

Ken is talking about the release of a set of cards including this one:

Go to for info. Bring a credit card. You know you need these!

a closer look: Sorrell Booke

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #145: Get ‘Em, Flash! Dana and Ken spend a lot of time talking about actor Sorrell Booke.

Sorrell was a wonderful character actor who was best known for his portrayal of Boss Hogg on the Dukes of Hazzard.

Ken: Fantastic actor.
Dana: Yeah, alright. He's good.
Ken: Would you agree with that? As a character actor? A very good character actor.
Dana: Yeah. I agree with that.
Ken: And a versatile character actor.
Dana: Somewhat.
Ken: Somewhat?
Dana: What's this versatility?
Ken: I mean obviously you can see the extremes of it with a southern character like Boss Hogg.
Dana: And then like always, also, like a stuffy business guy.
Ken: Yes.
Dana: So basically an accent or... it's not like in this one he was a Catholic priest...
Ken: I will bet you at one point he probably played a Catholic priest.
Dana: No way. No way.

Well, a look at Sorrell's imdb page shows that he played 'Father Phillipe' on an episode of the show Black Sheep Squadron.
Not sure if that was a priest or just a soldier with an odd first name.

Here is an amazing news clip of Sorrell and the rest of the cast acting as Grand Marshall's of a Kentucky parade in 1980.

See Boss Hogg ride in a white convertible:

Meet a guy who drove 100 miles to see Daisy Duke:

And this guy who never saw ANYTHING like it:

Plus some youngsters that show you how to yell like a Duke:

It will be the greatest 6 minutes and 44 seconds of your life, buddy.

Monday, February 21, 2011

a closer look: The Sears-Vincent Price Collection of Fine Art

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #26: The Bunny Hop talks of the Co-Stars albums including the one featuring Vincent Price.

Ken mentioned that Vincent lent his name to many ventures including the The Sears-Vincent Price Collection of Fine Art a collection.

Since the beginning of time (actually 1895) Sears has sold art to the masses. Still, in 1962 they noticed that most of the general public did not own any fine art.

So they decided to scare the hell out of the American public.

Vincent Price was selected by the board of trusties to 'seek out little old ladies and suck the blood from their necks... then sell them art.'

Price later explained to them that he was actually only an actor, not Dracula. He also explained that he had never played Dracula. He also apologized (in advance) for his work on Michael Jackson's Thriller album.

Luckily for Sears, Price was a connoisseur of fine art and had collected art and lectured on the subject.

Prices ranged from $10 to $3,000. Each painting came with the same quality guarantee that Sears puts on its other products.

The program ended in 1971. In the years between Sears customers bought over 50,000 pieces of fine art.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Video of The Diamond Sisters

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

The topic was re-visited on Ken P. D. Snydecast #164: Every Day’s A Holly-Day when Dana talks of the death of one of The Diamond Sisters.

On that show Dana also checks out some of the videos of the duo on youtube. They really put on an amazing show!
Take a look:

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dana and The Producers in the news

TCPALM.COM has a wonderful write up on Dana's upcoming show. The article, written by Marilyn Bauer, can be found here.

Below are some quotes and a photo, from TCPALM.COM.

"It's got everything," said Dana Snyder, who plays the leading role of Max Bialystock, one of the producers of the title. "It's so Mel Brooks in the best way possible. Every number is a production number. It is gag after gag set within a somewhat plausible story."

"I have played Max before and according to my mother I was great," Snyder said. "It is super fun and many of the people in our cast have been in the national tour or in the movie. There is probably 40 years of doing 'The Producers' with this cast."

For tickets:
Local: (772) 231-6990
Toll Free: 1-800-445-6745

Snydecast & Wikipedia

The Ken P.D. Snydecast has had a unique relationship with the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

The bulk of the issue is discussed in this YouTube clip:

Here, courtesy of Deletionpedia is Plumey's page.

Also on Deletionpedia is the Snydecast page.

Recently a blog post, penned by Colter, was posted at this site. With his permission, I have reposted it below:

The Ken P. D. Snydecast episode 56.

In 2008 a podcast called the Ken P. D. Snydecast was given a page on Wikipedia. Within a day that page was recommended for speedy deletion by a mathematician at UC Irvine for relevance issues. Why was a mathematician allowed to decide what was relevant in the realm of pop culture? He does not appear to be qualified to make such value judgments but if he is not who is and, more importantly, in an age of vast digital space why do such judgments need to be made at all?

Allow me to back up a bit and give a little information on the Ken P. D. Snydecast. The Ken P. D. Snydecast is a show hosted by Ken Plume and Dana Snyder. Any Aqua Teen Hunger Force fan may recognize the latter as the voice of Master Shake. Mr. Plume has many accomplishments of his own including co-authoring a children’s book titled There’s a Zombie in my Treehouse and working with director Kevin Smith on his podcast network. He also runs a site called where the Snydecast as the show is more commonly known appears weekly. The content of the show features witty banter on various topics focusing mostly on pop culture of the past.

Given the pedigree of the hosts and the fact that it exists at all why would such a show not be included in Wikipedia? In the episode linked above Mr. Plume makes the point that in the past encyclopedias were edited by experts for length because they needed to be printed in physical volumes but that in the case of Wikipedia that size restriction does not exist so there is no need to trim down the information. This is a valid point. If something has even the tiniest societal impact why not include it in a digital collection? Why should someone, who is a non-expert in an area, be allowed to make judgments as to what is relevant in it? This seems to be the opposite of what we should be doing. If anything we should be preserving more information that the majority of people think is irrelevant than deleting data that clearly is. As nice as Wikipedia is for looking up certain information, it takes a step in the wrong direction with its speedy deletion policy and need for relevancy. Why the rush? Why speedy deletion? If they really feel the need to keep irrelevant things off their site they should have a review process as opposed to speedy deletion. I am sure there is a review process for certain types of information removal so why not use it in this case as well?

I would like to make a little side note here to point out that the UC Irvine professor who recommended the page for speedy deletion has his own Wikipedia page. I do not intend to go back on my previous statement that we should be preserving more by saying that his page should not be saved because it should, but I will say that if I were editing an encyclopedia for print the show with thousands of listeners would get a space over the university professor.

Friday, February 18, 2011

a closer look: Robert Benchley

On Ken P. D. Snydecast #157: Make All Our Dreams Come True the boys talk about humorist Robert Benchley and compare him to John Hodgman.

Ken: He was the John Hodgman of his day.
Dana: I would say he's better than the Hodgman. No offense to John Hodgman.
Ken: I think that's offense.
Dana: What's that?
Ken: I think they are very similar in what their shtick is.
Dana: You think?
Ken: Yeah. When you watch those Benchley shorts and he's basically presenting a falsely comic view of standard everyday...
Dana: All right, fair enough. I just always pictured Benchley reeking of gin.

Here is one of those shorts. This one is from 1939 and is titled How To Eat.

Enjoy it and see if you get a whiff of gin:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

One week from OPENING NIGHT

On week from tonight Dana will be on stage in beautiful Vero Beach, Florida. Dana will be playing the role of Max Bialystock in the Riverside Theatre production of The Producers.

The show will run from February 24 to March 20th.

The Producers is a laugh riot! Get to Florida! Go! Right now!

For tickets:
Local: (772) 231-6990
Toll Free: 1-800-445-6745

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Molly Lewis

Over on a new episode of Ken Plume's "A Bit of a Chat" series has been added entitled A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Molly Lewis

Molly is a musician and an internet sensation.

This chat is witty and full of surprises.

Go ahead and give it a listen & subscribe on iTunes & give Plumey's show a positive review, please.

VIDEO: Alien Encounter

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #171: You’ll Believe A Man Can Swing Dana and Ken talked about Walt Disney World's Alien Encounter which was at the Magic Kingdom from 1994 to 2003. Here are some videos of the attraction:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

PHOTO: Dana on the Lyceum Theatre schedule

Take a look at this:

Yep, that's Dana - top right.

The following tweet showed up on Twitter yesterday:

The Lyceum Theatre featured The Producers last year with Dana in the role of Max.

In just a handful of days Dana reprises that role in the Riverside Theatre production of The Producers.

a closer look: Wizarding World of Harry Potter

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #171: You’ll Believe A Man Can Swing the boys talk about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter section at Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure park in Florida.

This "land" is well themed and full of attractions and more for fans of the series. Here is a video with the stars of the Potter flicks checking out the area. It gives a nice look at the atmosphere.

Dana and Ken spend a bunch of time talking about the seats on the ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

Here is a picture of those seats:

Also on this Snydecast they talked about the blog Banks Lee & The Three Clicks.

Banks has blogged about his diet and his quest to fit onto this ride.

Here is a shot of Banks so you get an idea of his size:

Monday, February 14, 2011

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #171: You’ll Believe A Man Can Swing

Over on a new episode has been posted entitled KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #171: You’ll Believe A Man Can Swing.

Most of the podcast is devoted to Dana's adventures at Universal's Harry Potter ride in Florida and the Spider-man musical in New York.

Dana suggests we all read The New York Times' review of Spider-man.

Here is a look at the Harry Potter ride from YouTube:

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #171: You’ll Believe A Man Can Swing is fun and long overdue. Check it out now!

Happy Valentine's Day

May you all feel the sting of cupid's arrow today.

If you need a last minute gift for your valentine, let me suggest tickets to the Riverside Theatre production of The Producers starring Dana Snyder.

If theater tickets don't fit the bill, purchase There's a Zombie in my Treehouse for your loved one.

There is no better way to say "I love you" than with the gift of Zombies.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

a closer look: Hash browns

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #53: Fleet Feet And All You Can Eat has a discussion of Dana's obsession with hash browns.

Dana says he loves hash browns. REAL hash browns. He likes hash browns where the potatoes have been sliced with a cheese grater:

Dana reminds us that home fries are cubed and in no way hash browns:

Potatoes O'Brien are also NOT hash browns:

Breakfast potatoes are NOT hash browns:

Lawnmowers are NOT hash browns:

Sausage stuffed with Taco Bell Cheesy Double Beef Burritos are NOT hash browns:

Watermelon eating polar bears are NOT hash browns:

Please study this post in case you are ever in the position to serve Mr. Snyder breakfast.