TV Legend Gavin MacLeod

Gavin MacLeod’s career spans over 50 years in the movies and on television.  He was happy to talk about The Love Boat, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and how the ME in ME-TV kind of refers to him.

Dennis DeYoung

One of the first 45’s I remember owning was “Come Sail Away.”  I came home from school one day and my mom had bought it for me after hearing it on the old WLS.  I wore that thing out on my little Fisher-Price record player.   I’ve been a fan of Styx ever since, and was very happy to have the chance to chat with Dennis DeYoung.  When he started spontaneously singing a little bit of “Lady” it gave me chills!  Dennis was on to talk about his new CD/DVD, “Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx Live in Los Angeles.”

Garry Trudeau on “Doonesbury” and “Alpha House”

Garry Trudeau called in to talk about Season 2 of “Alpha House,” now out on Amazon Prime Instant Video.  We talked about why he chose to go with startup Amazon Studios, how his writing process differs for the series versus the strip, and possible reasons why he’s still somehow seen as “reclusive.”

The Movieman reviews Ouija, John Wick and St. Vincent

The Movieman joined us to make bad Ouija-related puns while also reviewing this week’s new releases.  Check out more at Six Second Reviews.


Bill McCormick on Space Travel, Marvel Movies and Methane Bombs

Bill McCormick from the World News Center used his weekly segment to talk about a team of Chinese scientists going to the moon, what’s happening on the Marvel Comics side of the movies, and giant methane bombs in Arizona that could blow things up real good.

Camren Bicondova, Selina Kyle on “Gotham.”

Camren Bicondova is just 15 years old but was very well-spoken during our interview.  She talked about auditioning for the role of Selina Kyle, how she tries to play the future Catwoman, and her relationship with co-star David Mazouz, the future Bruce Wayne.


Jackson Galaxy, host of “My Cat From Hell.”

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.

Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy from MST3K and Riff Trax

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.”

Casey Wilson

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.

BWUC Vault: Orlando Jones from Sleepy Hollow

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 ™.