Specialty Shows

An Evening With Sledge Hammer!’s David Rasche…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor David Rasche. David is best known for his role as the title character on the TV show Sledge Hammer! He’s also appeared in films like Cobra, Men in Black 3, and Delirious. During the show he discussed living in St. Peter, Minn. before getting into acting, why people still love Sledge Hammer! all these years later, and his upcoming film Swallow. Trust him! He knows what he’s doing!

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to The Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley, discussed our most-painful medical experiences, and Ton explained how Facebook is spying on you through your cell phones. Don’t let that deter you from following The Five Count on Facebook though!

The Five Count At The Library…

During this edition of The Five Count we discussed our favorite albums of 2018, discussed the health benefits of Bob Seger, and spoke with “Smash!: Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX and the ‘90s Punk Explosion” author Ian Winwood, “Prince: Before the Rain” author Allen Beaulieu, and “Nashville Sound: An Illustrated Timeline” author Don Cusic. Who knew we were so well-read?

The Five Count Live From A Haunted House (Dead Horse Rewind)

It’s Halloween, and what better way to scare the hell out of you than with a trip to the audio vaults? This episode of The Five Count is from Oct. 25, 2008. This was a special Halloween edition of the show and concluded our series of “on location” broadcasts that we featured throughout the month of October in 2008. We set up shop in a haunted house outside of Transylvania to tell ghost stories, gaze at Ton’s chest hair, and tremble in ghastly horror as we made fun of the True Punks. Happy Halloween!

The Five Count Scare-O-Rama 2018…

This was our special “Scare-O-Rama 2018” edition of The Five Count. During the show we discussed which accessories our action figures would come with, whether or not 16-year-old Ton would beat up present-day Ton, tried to figure out why KMSU has so many trash cans, and listened to some spooky ghost stories. It was a monster party like no other!

An Evening With Loverboy’s Paul Dean And The Guess Who’s Garry Peterson & Rudy Sarzo…

This episode of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with three of Canada’s favorite rockers. First we were joined by Paul Dean. Paul is best known as the guitarist for Loverboy. Known for hits like Working for the Weekend, Turn Me Loose, and Lovin’ Every Minute of It, Loverboy has been a mainstay in rock for 40 years. During the show Paul discussed how his career first took off in the U.S., rocking with Loverboy over the years, and his recent solo single Hell Yeah. See Loverboy live on Oct. 12 at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa!

Next we were joined by both drummer Garry Peterson and bassist Rudy Sarzo of The Guess Who. Known for hits like These Eyes, American Woman, and Share the Land, The Guess Who has been touring and releasing albums since the mid-‘60s. During the show Garry discussed playing in The Guess Who over the past 50+ years, Rudy discussed making the transition to the band after playing with heavier bands like Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne, and they announced the release of The Guess Who’s new album The Future Is What it Used to Be. Get your copy today!

During the rest of the show we complained incessantly about the new Predator film, considered adding the rap moniker “Lil’” to our names, and played enough Canadian rock to flip your toque. We partied all night, eh?

The Five Count Plays Nintendo…

During this installment of The Five Count we discussed the best toys for kids spawned from ultra-violent movies, Dustin wowed the audience with his Little House on the Prairie knowledge, Ton flew off the handle and jacked a janitor’s jaw, and we spoke to author Brett Weiss about his new book “The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-M)”. We were playing with power all night!

An Evening With The MC5’s Wayne Kramer & UFC Hall of Famer Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two legends in their respective fields. First we were joined by Wayne Kramer. Wayne is best known as the founder and guitarist for the band MC5. He’s also played with the likes of Johnny Thunders, Axis of Justice, Was (Not Was), and Mudhoney. During the show he discussed the 50th anniversary tour for MC5, his memories of working with GG Allin, and his new book “The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities.” See Wayne with the MC50 tour on Oct. 23 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis!

Next we were joined by Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell. Known for fights with the likes of Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture, Chuck is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and a member of the UFC Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed transitioning from MMA to acting, his new film Silencer, and coming out of retirement to once again face Tito Ortiz. See “Liddell vs. Ortiz III” on Nov. 24 from Golden Boy Promotions!

During the rest of the show we argued over who should be in charge of The Five Count’s social media presence, Ton discussed his former “working” relationship with Reba McEntire, and we paid tribute to Burt Reynolds. R.I.P. Burt!

An Evening With Sharknado’s Anthony C. Ferrante and Rifftrax’s Mike Nelson & Kevin Murphy…

This edition of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with three TV favorites. First we were joined by filmmaker Anthony C. Ferrante. Anthony is best known as the creator and director of the Sharknado film series. He’s also directed films like Headless Horseman, Boo, and Hansel & Gretel. During the show he discussed the success of the Sharknado films, the various actors who have made guest appearances over the series, and the sixth Sharnado film The Last Sharknado: It’s Abut Time! It premiers Aug. 19th on the Syfy channel!

Next we were joined by Five Count alumni Mike Nelson & Kevin Murphy. Mike and Kevin are best known as the men behind both Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax. Mike was the head-writer for MST3K and the on-screen host. Kevin was also a writer for MST3K and the voice of the “Tom Servo” robot. During the show they discussed their favorite films they’ve “riffed” over the years, how they feel when they receive backlash from fans over making fun of films, and their upcoming presentation of the film Krull. Check out the upcoming event RiffTrax Live: Krull at a theater near you!

During the rest of the show we paid tribute to Aretha Franklin, Ton explained why his moving to New Ulm, Minn. would overwhelm the city’s infrastructure, and decided whose likeness we would like to airbrush on our tights. We also drank an entire case of Mike’s Half-Staff Lemonade!

The Five Count Celebrates Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band…

This edition of The Five Count was a celebration of the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest films ever made, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! During the show we explained why The Bee Gees are better than The Beatles, discussed why unattractive people can’t be music stars nowadays, tried to figure out why everyone thinks Sgt. Pepper’s is one of the worst films of all-time, and Ton mourned the loss of Minnesota Vikings Training Camp in Mankato. Luckily, he’s slowly overcoming that grief with the help of Peter Frampton!

The Five Count Gets Real Sweaty…

Things got real sweaty for this installment of The Five Count! During the show we celebrated National Nude Day, discussed why all the aerobic studios closed down, spoke with a mailman about the dos and don’ts of leaving gifts for your mail carriers, and played enough sweat-inducing tunes to cause a bad rash. We also dubbed Ton the Crocodile Dundee of swamp ass!