This was our special “Happy Cru Year” celebration show featuring an interview will Bill Allen. Bill is best known as the ’80s heartthrob “Cru Jones” in the action-packed, BMX film Rad. He has also appeared in many TV shows from the ’80s and has made several appearances on the show Tosh.0. During the show he discussed what it was like on the set of Rad, the impact the film had on the world of BMX riding, and dropped the news that Rad 2 might be in the works. Can it get any more Rad than that?
Here’s an early Christmas gift from your pals at The Five Count. It’s an exclusive interview with Frank Stallone. Frank is best known for his hit single Far From Over. He has also appeared in numerous films including Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky Balboa, Paradise Alley, Staying Alive, Hudson Hawk, and Rambo: First Blood Part II. Happy holidays!
Artwork by John from New Ulm
Christmas Riddle by Nora Myers of The Dirty Birds
This edition of The Five Count started off our series of Christmas shows with “A Turtles Christmas.” The show featured an interview with Townsend Coleman. Townsend is best known as the voice of “Michelangelo” from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, as well as the title character from The Tick: The Animated Series, and various other cartoons and TV shows. During the show Townsend discussed what it was like being the voice of a turtle, the harsh mistress that is Hollywood, and why The Monkees are cooler than the Beatles. Turtle Power!
This edition of The Five Count featured an interview with the one and only Jeffrey Combs. Jeffrey is best known for his role as “Dr. Herbert West “in all three Re-Animator films. He also appeared in films like From Beyond, The Frighteners, and has made countless appearances on various Star Trek episodes. During the show he discussed how he landed the role on Re-Animator, the pros and cons of being known as a superstar in the Star Trek realm, and why it’s not a good idea to get his face tattooed on your body. Our feet were re-animated!
This was our special Freaks and Geeks show featuring an exclusive interview with Samm Levine. Samm is best know for his role as “Neal Schweiber” on the TV show Freaks and Geeks. He also appeared in films like Club Dread, Not Another Teen Movie, and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. During the show Samm discussed in great detail what it was like working on Freaks and Geeks, his friendship with Quentin Tarantino, his tendency to annoy Back to the Future‘s Biff Tannen, and his anger toward the Minnesota Twins. We left no stone unturned.
This was a jam-packed edition of The Five Count. This installment of “Scare-A-Thon 2010” was filled to the brim with celebrity action as we had not one, but two megastars on the show. First up was Steve Grimmett, lead singer for the metal band Grim Reaper. Grim Reaper is best known for their legendary albums See You In Hell, Fear No Evil, and Rock You To Hell. They are also the only band to have all of their music videos featured on Beavis & Butt-Head. During the show he talked about being part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, punching Def Leppard in the face, and having Grim Reaper’s music videos torn to shreds by Beavis & Butt-Head. It rocked!
After that we were joined by WWE Superstar Sheamus. “The Celtic Warrior” is a multi-time WWE Champion, the 2010 King of the Ring, the 2012 Royal Rumble winner, and has feuded with numerous WWE Superstars including Randy Orton, Triple H, and John Cena. “The Celtic Warrior” discussed how he started in the wrestling business, his hatred for The Miz, and his upcoming appearance at WWE’s Bragging Rights PPV in Minneapolis. It was an amazing show, Fella!
This edition of The Five Count (the second installment of “Scare-A-Thon 2010”) featured a special interview with the one and only Ernie Hudson. Ernie is best known as “Winston Zeddemore” in the Ghostbusters films. He has appeared in countless films and TV shows including The Crow, Airheads, Congo, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, and HBO’s Oz. During the show he discussed what it was like being one of the Ghostbusters, hanging out with Mr. T and Dolemite, and the filming of the long-awaited Ghostbusters III film. He also told us about the Twinkie!
This edition of The Five Count featured an interview with Kathy Foster from the band The Thermals. In addition to providing vocals, bass, and drums for The Thermals, Kathy is also a member of Hutch & Kathy, Urban Legends, and the All Girl Summer Fun Band. During the show she discussed what it’s like being in The Thermals, life as a rock star, and why people on the West Coast view Mankato as a mecca for punk rock. Who knew?
This edition of The Five Count featured a special interview with Danny Tamberelli. Danny is best known for his role as “Little Pete” from the Nickelodeon show The Adventures of Pete & Pete. He also appeared in the film The Mighty Ducks and now performs with his band, Jounce. During the show he talked about what it was like being the poster boy for Nickelodeon, his possible ties to the Italian mafia, being close friends with Emilio Estevez, and his band Jounce. Listen up, blowholes!
This edition of The Five Count featured a special interview with WWE’s Paul Bearer. Paul is a professional wrestling legend and was a staple for more than 30 years in companies like WWE, WCW, and TNA. He managed guys like The Ultimate Warrior, Kane, Rick Rude, Steve Austin, Mick Foley, and The Undertaker. During the show he talked about life in the wrestling business, told stories about his days on the road with The Undertaker, and helped us understand how the wrestling business and the funeral business go hand in hand. Oh, yes!