Specialty Shows

Father’s Day With Burl Ives…

This was a special Father’s Day edition of The Five Count. In honor of fathers everywhere, we played the music of everyone’s favorite fatherly troubadour, Burl Ives. During the show we discussed Burl’s comeback into the mainstream, Ton talked about punching bears in the face, and Dustin shared stories about growing up with his father, Wayne Newton. Another great Father’s Day in the books. Grab your pops!

Artwork by Nora Myers of The Dirty Birds

The Five Count’s Six-Year Anniversary…

This was the special “Six Years of Five Count” anniversary show. It was a star-studded affair, complete with a live performance by The Five Count House Band. During the show we discussed the amazing fact that we’re still on the air after six years and chatted on the phone with our old friends Vomix, Randy “Macho Man” Savage, and Al’s mom. When not hobnobbing with all our adoring fans, the house band ripped through many of today’s biggest hits, including a heart-warming (and shirtless) rendition of George Michael’s Careless Whisper!

The Five Count House Band (L to R: Al Carlson, Dustin Wilmes, Juston “Ton” Cline)

Mother’s Day With The Five Count…

This was our special Mother’s Day edition of The Five Count. During the show we sang praises to mothers all over Southern Minnesota, tried to set Ton up with any single mothers in the audience, and gushed over The Five Count House Band‘s recent appearance in the Mankato Free Press. Check out the photo below. The show is lacking in sound quality thanks to faulty KMSU equipment!

The Five Count House Band (L to R: Juston “Ton” Cline, Al Carlson, Dustin Wilmes)

The Five Count’s 300th Show Goes Over The Top…

This was the 300th broadcast of The Five Count! We went Over the Top and celebrated by playing the entire soundtrack from the aforementioned cinema masterpiece. During the show we dissed all the naysayers who said we’d never make it, discussed the pros and cons of taking helicopter rides with Juggalos, and arm wrestled each other until we passed out. The world might not meet you halfway, but you can still listen to the show!

Easter With The Church Universal And Triumphant…

This was a special Easter edition of The Five Count. During the show we tried to lure today’s questionable youth away from the dangers of rock music with help from the Church Universal and Triumphant. We also begged for pledge dollars and broke the news that Ton had died and descended into Hell. Hopefully, on the 300th show (next week) he will rise again!

An Evening With Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman…

This edition of The Five Count was our special “Tribute to Troma” show, featuring an exclusive interview with the President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of The Toxic Avenger, Lloyd Kaufman. Lloyd is a world-renowned director, producer, actor, author, and has championed the cause of independent media for more than 30 years. During the show we talked to Lloyd about the behind the scenes happenings of Troma, his 40 years as a filmmaker, the dangers of media consolidation, and all the upcoming projects we can expect from Troma in the near future. He even invited us to be extras in the upcoming film Toxic Avenger 5: The Toxic Twins!

A Night At Studio 55-Count…

This edition of The Five Count was the final installment of our month-long “Funkuary” shows. During the show we got real sweaty while gettin’ down, recounted Ton’s recent date with KMSU’s Ms. Lona, and shared stories about the days at Studio 55-Count (which was just like Studio 54, only it was in Ton’s bedroom.) Ain’t nothin’ to it but to do it, baby!

The Fudge Count…

After a week-long furlough, we returned with another installment of “Funkuary” on The Five Count. During the show we discussed the logistics of having our own backing-band follow us around, tried to set up Ton with the girl who works at the pretzel hut in the mall, and we planned a trip to the beach. We also changed the name of the show to “The Fudge Count” for the last five minutes of the show. Get funky!

Artwork by Nora Myers of The Dirty Birds

The Five Count Celebrates Funkuary…

This was the first installment of our “Funkuary” series, The Five Count’s month-long dedication to the funk. During the show we busted out on the funk, gave shout-outs to a deathbed-ridden Ton, and Dustin’s grandma called in to discuss embroidery floss. It don’t get much funkier than that!

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The Five Count’s Princemas Celebration…

We celebrated Princemas for this edition of The Five Count. During the show we discussed all the reasons why Prince is so great, told the story of how Prince gave Ton his name, and thwarted the sophomoric efforts of the Princemas Grinch, a/k/a The Dirty Birds. Several rugs were defaced during the making of this show!