Friday, January 31, 2014

Photos of KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #209: Where Schemes Come True

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #209: Where Schemes Come True was recorded as Dana, Ken, Quincy Marr and myself were driving from Walt Disney World to Theme Park Connections and then back.

Here are some photos I took during the recording:

You can see the recorder (in between the seats) and you can see Dana holding Quincy's phone (as he talks about on the show.) There was about 15 minutes before the recording where we thought the recorder was on and it wasn't. During that time Dana made fun of Quincy's phone. Much of the conversation was re-created on the new recording.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Reflections of China

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast much is said about the host of the EPCOT attraction Reflections of China.

From Wiki: Li Bai (701–762), also known as Li Po, was a Chinese poet acclaimed from his own day to the present as a genius and romantic figure who took traditional poetic forms to new heights. He and his friend Du Fu (712–770) were the two most prominent figures in the flourishing of Chinese poetry in the mid-Tang Dynasty that is often called the "Golden Age of China".

He's also known for playing jokes on Martin Short. Watch the full video below:

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #209: Where Schemes Come True

Ken & Dana return with a magical car journey near Disney World featuring special guests Guy Hutchinson and Quincy Marr. Go LISTEN!

Two notes: Mustaches were eventually purchased and no photos were actually taken of sleeping Ken Plume.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Talking Dennis Miller Update

Remember Talking Dennis Miller?

No? I hardly blame you.

Back in the summer of 2012 Dana put him on eBay:

I bought him. And drank beer with him:

And I took him to meet a Muppet:

Then (August 2012) I shipped him to DragonCon where he hung with Aaron Poole:

 Photo courtesy of @doctoraicha

From there he was sent to Jon Eadler who reunited him with Dana in the Summer of 2013:

Eadler took good care of Dennis for the rest of the year and handed him back to Dana this past week (January 2014):

Here he is with Ken Plume and Dana's old friend Quincy:

 At the end of the night, Jon Eadler handed off Talking Dennis Miller to Movie Brain Rot's Jim DeSantis:

Where will Dennis go next? Time will tell...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Did Saving Mr. Banks Show The Wrong Warner Brothers logo?

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #208: Boobknobs And Breadsticks Ken mentions a scene in Saving Mr. Banks where they show the Warner Brothers logo.

Ken mentions that the Warner Brothers logo they show is the current logo, not the 1961 logo:

So is it?

IMDb says so:

 The truth is a little more convoluted. Here's a brief history of the WB logo:

The current logo is similar to the one used in the 1960s.

Here's the logo that WB used for the 1954 film Dial M For Murder:

It matches pretty closely with the one in the film, if you look at the painted clouds.

It seems possible that a limo driver in 1961 would have a sign that looked like the one in the film.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Melanie Paxson

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #208: Boobknobs And Breadsticks Dana mentions having worked with Melanie Paxson at the Lyceum Theater in a production of Peter Pan.

Melanie plays Dolly in the Disney film Saving Mr. Banks.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Walt Disney Mustaches Volume 2

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #208: Boobknobs And Breadsticks They mention the Moustaches.

In addition to a Walt Disney version, they make these:

Here are the characters. As you can see, some have mustaches (like hook and Geppetto.) Some are weird like (Sulley and Cheshire Cat.)  Some are debatable, like Hitchhiking Ghosts and Jafar (who may have mustaches, but they don't exactly look like these.)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #208: Boobknobs And Breadsticks Ken and Dana talk about Narcoossee's.

It's pronounced NAHR-COO-SEES.
Slip away to this elegant waterfront retreat for exquisite seafood specialties and spectacular views of Seven Seas Lagoon. 
It's known for it's fine seafood.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Logo Fiasco-rama

Ken was digging through old pics and found this photo taken during KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #13: The Logo Fiasco-rama.

Here is the original description:
Dana & Ken assemble a virtual (yet real) cornucopia of [adult swim] luminaries to judge the seemingly never, yet mercifully ending logo contest, with a guest list that includes The Venture Bros.’ Jackson Pubick and Doc Hammer, Aqua Teen’s Ned Hastings, Home Movies and Lucy, Daughter of the Devil’s Loren Bouchard, writer extraordinaire Brian Studler, and the beautiful Jennifer Stephens, direct from [as] headquarters. It’s a real mess, but fun. Really. Trust us. You’ll find a cheat sheet of all the logo entries below.

We are still waiting for the cheat sheet...

Here is a timeline of quotes from the episode:

02:35 Give me a sharpie and 15 minutes and I'll give you guys a logo.
03:05 ...the blue one isn't the worst, the green one is...

26:58 You can't fake this kind of awfulness.
28:16 I'm getting this as a tattoo. The green one. The little logo that could.
34:00 As god as my witness this is the greatest logo ever!
37:27 I will fight anybody who says this isn't the greatest logo in the history of logos.

Ken in the tub!

The photo has surfaced!

Walt Disney Mustaches Volume 1

So now we just have to buy them.

ZZCoop posted this on Twitter. God bless him.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sesame Place

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #208: Boobknobs And Breadsticks the boys talked about Sesame Place.

Sesame Place is a amusement/water park in Langhorne Pennsylvania (about an hour outside of Philadelphia.)

Ken remembers getting his photo taken in Ernie's bathtub. Here is a photo (that's not Lil' Kenny) of the bathtub:

 It was an area where you could get a souvenir photo next to a replica of Sesame Street.

Dana mentions seeing the animatronic Cookie Monster and Oscar:

Dana mentions the history of the site. Here's a timeline I put together of the early history of the park:

June 1960: Jim Henson visits Disneyland and is interested in the way theme parks can bring characters to life. 

April 1978: Jim and CTW discuss the idea of a theme park based on Sesame Street. The goals were to promote exercise, healthy eating and learning in a fun way. 

June 27, 1979: A formal groundbreaking takes place in Middletown PA (just outside of Langhorne) with a group of children, from the New Approach Method day care. 

July 30, 1980: Sesame Place opens to the public. Admission is $3.95. 

August 12, 1980: The Middletown township supervisors vote 5-0 to seek a declaratory judgement from Bucks County Court against the operators of Sesame Place. The township wanted Sesame Place to collect an "amusement tax" from patrons. Sesame Place contended that it was not an amusement park. 

1982: Sesame Place adds "Automated Muppets," animatronic versions of the Sesame Street characters that tell jokes sing and laugh. (THIS IS WHAT DANA MENTIONS SEEING)

1983: The first walk around characters: Ernie and Bert and The Honkers debut at Sesame Place. 

You can read the full timeline I put together here and many more articles about the park's history I have written here

Dana mentioned that I go there often, which is true... I should note I take my pre school age son with me. Dana also says that he believes that everything is pretty much the same as it was in the 1980s there. This is most definitely not true.

Almost none of the features from the 1980s (including the animatronic Muppets) have been removed from the park.

Dana mentioned the restaurant he ate at. It was a super sleek restaurant called The Food Factory. Today it's re-themed as Elmo's Eatery (this answers Ken's "Is it all Elmo now" question.)

The park has been totally redone and expanded many many times over from the 1980s.

This was actually why I ended up blogging about the history of the park. I was fascinated by how different it was and unable to find good info online.

If you want more info check out the blog I put together:

It's not updated often, but it's the most comprehensive historical look at Sesame Place online.