Monthly Archives: March 2016

Dean Cain talks about “Hit the Floor” and “Supergirl”

The last time Dean Cain called into the show, we somehow got sidetracked talking about bacon, so this time we made sure to promote new episodes of his VH-1 series “Hit the Floor” and also his appearance on Monday’s new episode of “Supergirl” on CBS.  In an EXCLUSIVE (‘sclusie) for The Big Wakeup Call, Dean mentioned that his character (Jeremiah Danvers, Supergirl’s dad) just might meet Martian Manhunter.

Ken Jeong Returns!

The last time Ken Jeong called in to our show, we got sidetracked talking about the triangle offense of the ’90s Chicago Bulls, so this time I wanted to make sure we talked about a new episode of “Dr. Ken,” which Ken says is the best episode of the series yet.  We also discussed a potential crossover episode with “Shark Tank,” and why he insists on a level of authenticity for his show.

“Dr. Ken” is on tonight at 8:30/7:30c on ABC.

The Movie Man reviews “10 Cloverfield Lane” and “The Brothers Grimsby”

The Movie Man called in to give his thoughts on John Goodman in “10 Cloverfield Lane” and Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Brothers Grimsby.”  We also discussed movie theater comfort and his latest Twitter rant against Windows 10.

 

 

Bill McCormick’s Civil War Stories

Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center with the latest on “Captain America: Civil War.”   We also discussed Deadpool, Batman, and bootleggers selling your script on the streets of Shanghai for a nickel and a corndog.

Stefanie Michaels, The “Adventure Girl”

“Adventure Girl” Stefanie Michaels called in to talk about where to go for spring break and tips on booking an affordable vacation this summer.  We also discussed “babymoons” as well as leaving the kids with grandma for a quick weekend getaway.

Taylor Bayouth, author of “How to Steal the Mona Lisa”

Taylor Bayouth is the author of a fun new book, “How to Steal the Mona Lisa and Six Other World-Famous Treasures.”  We discussed his inspiration for writing the book, how he researched the potential capers, and what he hopes readers will take away from it. Now that Taylor has been on the show, this website is now likely being monitored for security and/or training purposes.

Todd Chrisley from “Chrisley Knows Best”

“Chrisley Knows Best” is about to begin its fourth season (Tuesday, March 8 at 10/9c) on USA Network, and Todd Chrisley called in to tell us what we can expect.   We discussed the changes his family went through between seasons three and four, how their fan base continues to grow larger and more loyal, and how long it takes to forget when the cameras are rolling.

Louise Harrison

Louise Harrison is the sister of Beatle George Harrison, and she has assembled perhaps the best Beatles tribute band out there, “Liverpool Legends.”  Tomorrow night, they will be in New York City re-creating the Beatles famous 1964 concert at Carnegie Hall.   We talked about how she hand-picked the members of the band, what qualities she was looking for in someone to play George, and shared a wonderful story about George visiting her in the U.S. just before the Beatles exploded in America.

Jon Foo on the new “Rush Hour” series

Action star Jon Foo is coming to your TV screens on March 31st when “Rush Hour” premieres on CBS.  Jon steps into the role made famous in the film series by Jackie Chan.  We talked about stepping into such an iconic role, how he developed his on-screen chemistry with Justin Hires (playing the Chris Tucker part), and the challenges of delivering a perfectly-timed comedic line after performing a sophisticated martial arts-type stunt.

A Stone Age Monkey Update from Bill McCormick

Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center to confirm our fears that monkeys are now using tools and would be considered to have entered the Stone Age.  In just a couple thousand years they’ll enter Bronze and Iron and eventually rule us all.  Bill also gave us the latest on Batman v. Superman, Daredevil, Gambit and more.