Animal Planet’s Jackson Galaxy called in to talk about his new book, Catification. He talked about designing a stylish yet cat-friendly home and why rejecting Hot Wheels is no reason to get rid of anybody.Follow @bigwakeupcall
MIke Nelson and Kevin Murphy are best known for being part of Mystery Science Theater 3000. They now record “Riff Trax,” which are hilarious movie commentaries you can listen to while you watch your personal DVD collection. They’re doing a live Riff Trax of the 1997 movie classic “Anaconda” at theatres nationwide (Find one near you here). We talked about their writing process, how they decide which films to riff on, and just what exactly is their beef with “According to Jim.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
I’ve been a fan of Casey Wilson since she first appeared on Saturday Night Live. She now stars as Annie on NBC’s “Marry Me,” Tuesday nights at 8 Central. She talked about how she and co-star Ken Marino quickly developed their chemistry, why Tim Meadows makes the best TV dad, and when we’ll hear her sing on the show.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Orlando Jones called the show just after the premiere of “Sleepy Hollow.” We chatted about how he joined the show and why his previous work on Mad TV prepared him to work in such a diverse ensemble of characters. He also deftly dodge my attempt to get him to reveal a spoiler. Enjoy this entertaining flashback from The Big Wakeup Call Vault ™.Follow @bigwakeupcall
The Movieman joined the show this week to review “Book of Life” and “Fury” (NOT “Furry” — that’s a another type of movie that could go a couple of different ways). He also scolded me about improper movie ticket buying techniques. See more from The Movieman by going to sixsecondreviews.com.Follow @bigwakeupcall
I will state with 100 percent absolute metaphysical certitude that Comedy Bang! Bang! is my favorite TV show right now, so I was delighted to have host Scott Aukerman back on the show and ask him all the questions I couldn’t get to during his last appearance. Scott was very funny (and very patient), and even gave us a ‘sclusie as to what we’ll see on a future episode!
Comedy Bang! Bang! returns to IFC will all-new episodes starting Tonight (October 17) at 10:00 Central. You heard me. Central.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Daniel Stern is currently starring in “Manhattan,” a WGN America drama about the creation of the atomic bomb. We talked about what it means for the show to have been renewed for a second season, how it feels to view himself as a seasoned veteran actor, and of course how he wound up having the best beard on television.
Kendrick Sampson was featured as “Jessie” on The Vampire Diaries and now plays Dean Iverson on Fox TV’s Gracepoint, also starring David Tennant and Anna Gunn. He called in to share stories about how the cast shares a special bond, why he can’t reveal even the tiniest of spoilers, and how many Dr. Who and Breaking Bad trivia questions are asked on the set.Follow @bigwakeupcall
BWUC EXCLUSIVE: Chef Amanda Freitag reveals why Brussels Sprouts suddenly became edible in 2002! She also shared a great pork-on-pork recipe, which I misunderstood as pork-on-pork-on-pork and inadvertently made it better. Next: pork-on-pork-on-pork, batter-dipped and deep-fried — coming soon to the Wisconsin State Fair.