Monday, October 28, 2013


Ken tweeted this today:

The actor in the photo is Adam Brown, who appeared in The Hobbit among other things. He does bear a resemblance to Bruce:

If you aren't familiar with Bruce Forsyth, wiki says:
Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE (born 22 February 1928), is an English television presenter and entertainer whose career spans 74 years. He rose to fame through the 1950s series Sunday Night at the London Palladium, going on to present series such as The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, The Price Is Right and You Bet!. He has been co-presenter of Strictly Come Dancing since 2004. Forsyth is known for his catchphrase, "Nice to see you, to see you nice".

Here are some clips of him in action:

Friday, October 25, 2013

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode in 3D

Ken just tweeted this:
Here's the info from BBC:

Hundreds of thousands of fans across the UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Germany and Russia will gather to watch on the big screen at the same time as millions of TV viewers worldwide • The celebrations will cross the equator with screenings to be held in 106 cinemas in Australia and New Zealand

Click to tweet: #DoctorWho 50th Anniversary episode in 3D cinema event over 400 cinemas, 8 countries via @BBCWpress

BBC Worldwide today announces that the special 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who will also be screened in 3D in cinemas across the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Germany and Russia at the same time as the UK TV broadcast on BBC One on 23rd November 2013, with more countries  to be confirmed within the next few weeks.

In addition to the global TV broadcast, hundreds of cinemas in the UK and around the world are also confirming their plans to screen the hotly anticipated special episode simultaneously in full 3D, giving fans another unique opportunity to be part of a truly global celebration for the iconic British drama series. 216 VUE, Cineworld, Odeon, BFI and Picturehouse cinemas in the UK and Ireland have already confirmed their participation, with tickets for the anniversary screening set to go on sale this Friday October 25th at 9am. Locations include London, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

Internationally, German, Russian, American* and Canadian* fans will gather in cinemas to enjoy the simulcast release, approximately 30 cinemas in Germany will screen the special and up to 50 theatres will debut it in Russia.  The celebrations will cross time zones travelling over the equator to New Zealand and Australia where fans will have a choice of 106 cinemas across both countries to view the episode in 3D on the big screen on the 24th November following the simulcast TV broadcast earlier in the morning.

Full details of participating countries and cinema chains, plus specific booking details can be found at

In addition to Matt Smith the one-off special, entitled The Day of the Doctor stars former Time Lord David Tennant and Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper, and John Hurt.

The 50th Anniversary weekend for Doctor Who in November will also see over 20,000 fans gather at London’s ExCel for the official celebration event which will feature appearances from cast old and new including Matt Smith and former Doctors Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker and Tom Baker. Further information on the event can also be found at

Since 1963 Doctor Who has been one of the best loved dramas and certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful sci-fi series ever.  The show has received numerous awards across its 50 years and has seen huge commercial success with over 10 million DVDs and 8 million action figures sold globally.  It is also the number one BBC show on iTunes in the UK. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK broadcaster distributes Doctor Who to over 200 territories across the world.  Doctor Who is produced by BBC Cymru Wales.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Plume in London

Ken is on his way to London soon. I assume he will never come back.

London is the perfect city for Ken! A city full of people that sound like Doctor Who and the place where the shot The Great Muppet Caper:

Go over to Twitter and wish Ken a safe trip!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ken Chatting About Muppets

FROM FRED: I’m Ken Plume, and soon you’ll be listening to “A Bit Of A Chat” with me, Ken Plume.

In this episode, I have a chat with biographer Brian Jay Jones about Jim Henson, Muppets, choreography of the unseen, Washington Irving, and Daily Show mugs.

Go and LISTEN!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Last year...

Wanna take a nostalgic look back at LAST YEAR on the Ken PD Snydcast? KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #183: Your Area And You: Ken and Dana return with talk of Mohammad Ali, ibdb, Hawaiian shirts, Casio keyboards and Rum Tum Tugger.

After you listen (or if you have a good memory) this may be marginally funny:

Last year was also when this was on the site every day:
Good times.

Yeah. 2012 RULED!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Muppet Show with Christopher Reeve

Way back on KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #66: Make Life A Jamboree Ken and Dana chat a lot about Muppets. Ken even does some impressions.

The episode isn't online at the moment... but hey... Christopher Reeve on The Muppet Show is!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ken's fainting tweets

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #204: Meatlife Crisis has a discussion of Ken's fainting spell at Walt Disney World.

Here are the Tweets that he and Dana talked about:

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Itch Sticks!

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #204: Meatlife Crisis features a brief mention of "Itch Sticks."

Dana says he brings them with him when he travels.

I wondered what that was. It's a Benadryl stick:
I had assumed it was some kind of joint.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #204: Meatlife Crisis the boys talk about the Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane in Austin Texas!

It's a beautiful theater, take a look:

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Orange Bird

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #203: Trek-a-doodle Ken and talk about some Orange Bird cups from Walt Disney World.

From the Disney Wiki:
The Orange Bird was created in 1970 as a mascot for the Florida Citrus Commission in exchange for them sponsoring the Tropical Serenade attraction in the Magic Kingdom.
Accompanied by singer Anita Bryant, the two appeared in ads for Florida oranges and Bryant narrated a record album telling the character's story. Eventually, the bird would fade into obscurity when Disney and the FCC severed their ties in 1987.
Years later, at Tokyo Disneyland in 2004, the Orange Bird would experience a revival as the Japanese became infatuated with the character and the character received a lot of merchandising to coincide with Japan's annual Orange Day on April 14. The Orange Bird has since returned in merchandising to Walt Disney World in time for the 40th anniversary of the resort and the character. Eventually, on April 17, 2012, the Orange Bird made a proper return to the Sunshine Tree Terrace.

Here is the full story... with Anita Bryant:     

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #203: Trek-a-doodle Ken and Dana can't recall the name of "Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges." They have all the words and cannot organize the words.

Ken also calls Bluto "Pluto" at one point.

Here is a video of the attraction: