This episode of The Five Count was for the children. During the show we played our favorite children songs, discussed who would be on our Mt. Rushmore of cartoon characters, explained how not to be offensive when ordering food at Mexican restaurants, and Ton told the story of how he almost played Joey Lawrence’s role on the TV show Blossom. We also spent 20 minutes reminiscing about fruit pies!
This episode of The Five Count featured exclusive interview with two legendary Canadian TV producers. First we were joined by Marty Krofft. Marty is best known as one-half of the television-producing duo Sid & Marty Krofft. Known for creating shows like H.R. Pufnstuf, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, and Land of the Lost, Sid and Marty Krofft have been producing children’s television for nearly 50 years. They were recently awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Daytime Emmy Awards!
Next, we were joined by television producer Stephen Stohn. Stephen is the executive producer of the teen drama series Degrassi, including The Kids of Degrassi Street, Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and Degrassi: Next Class. He was also the executive producer of the telecast of Canada’s music awards show, The Juno Awards. His new book “Whatever It Takes: Life Lessons from Degrassi and Elsewhere in the World of Music and Television” is available now!
The rest of the show featured a conversation with Predator about the dos and don’ts of attending prom, a conversation with Twitter Lori about the pros and cons of ceramic lobsters, and harassment by the proprietor of a Chinese restaurant and a woman who tattooed a Camaro on her butt. Ton skipped the show to go to a Bon Jovi concert!
During this episode of The Five Count we celebrated the 25-year anniversary of Aerosmith‘s Get a Grip album, defended Aerosmith’s honor against numerous naysayer listeners, gave our thoughts on the recent concert involving real musicians backing a video of Prince, Ton regaled us with tales of his various great-radio groupie conquests, and we raked-in numerous donations to the KMSU Pledge Drive. Music was the weapon!
This was another beloved Easter edition of The Five Count. During the show we shared our favorite bible stories, discussed the origins of anchovies on pizza, received a call from “Granny” from the Looney Tunes cartoons, and gave away tickets to see Judas Priest at The Armory in Minneapolis on April 2. Happy Easter, gentle listeners!
It’s been a while, so we’ve decided to head to The Five Count Vault for another Dead Horse Rewind! This show is from April 11, 2009 and was a special Easter edition of The Five Count. We played inspirational music and praised the name of Ton, who many people believe is the real son of God. The Arbitron spikes used to nail Ton to the cross were pulled out and used to make great radio. Ton-men!
This installment of The Five Count was a special Valentine’s Day show. We were joined for an exclusive interview with the most romantic guest we could think of, actor Kane Hodder. Kane is best known for portraying “Jason Voorhees” in the films Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, and Jason X. He’s also appeared in films like Wishmaster, Lone Wolf McQuade, Waxwork, Demolition Man, and Hatchet I–III. During the show he discussed his desire to play the role of “Jason Voorhees” again, the evolution of the stuntman, and his new film Victor Crowley. Luckily, no one was killed during the interview!
During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite romantic movies, Ton explained why everyone should love the Olympics, and we played a batch of loin-warming love songs. Happy Valentine’s Day from your favorite radio hunks!
The Five Count’s Ninth Annual Princemas Celebration – An Evening With fDELUXE-The Family’s St. Paul Peterson…
This edition of The Five Count was our ninth-annual Princemas celebration! The show featured an exclusive interview with St. Paul Peterson. Paul is best known as a former member the Prince-assembled bands The Time and The Family. In addition to playing with the likes of The Steve Miller Band, Kenny Loggins, and Peter Frampton, he currently plays with his new band fDELUXE. During the show he discussed being involved in the early days of the Minneapolis Sound, his decision to part ways with Prince, and his upcoming fDELUXE shows at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. See them live on Jan. 31!
During the rest of the show we discussed the origins of Princemas, spoke with Mike the Aussie about his love of INXS, and devised a plan to fill Ton’s casket with Coca-Cola and Mentos. Merry Princemas!
This episode of The Five Count was our 700th episode! It featured an exclusive interview with voice-actor Nancy Cartwright. Nancy is best known as the voice of “Bart Simpson” on the TV show The Simpsons. She’s also worked on shows like Rugrats, Animaniacs, The Critic, Pound Puppies, and Alvin and the Chimpunks. During the show she discussed her early days in animation, the longevity and future of The Simpsons, and her new film In Search of Fellini. Afterward, we did The Bartman!
During the rest of the show we discussed which famous people we’d like to invite to a celebratory episode 700 dinner, Ton explained his excitement for the Minnesota Vikings’ upcoming Super Bowl victory, and we payed tribute to Five Count alumnus “Fast” Eddie Clarke. Here’s to another 700!
During the final edition of The Five Count for 2017 we reflected on our achievements over the past year, Ton discussed the best oil brands and proper idle times for cold weather driving, we regretted missing Crazy Town performing in Mankato at the same time as The Five Count, and played our favorite new wave jams! Smell ya next year!
This was another “A Five Count Christmas” edition of The Five Count. During the show we discussed our favorite holiday foods, spoke with Predator about the true meaning of Christmas, tried to figure out why the Three Wise Men gave Baby Jesus so many lousy gifts, and sang our favorite Christmas carols with Rainbow Brite. Happy Holidays, gentle listeners!