Specialty Shows

An Evening With Scream Queens Kelli Maroney & Laurene Landon…

This was our special “Scream Queen” edition of The Five Count. We were joined by actress Laurene Landon. Laurene has appeared in numerous films over the years including …All the Marbles, The Stuff, Roller Boogie, and Maniac Cop I & II. During the show she discussed her beginnings in showbiz, her favorite roles over the years, and the time she was trained to wrestle by the legendary Mildred Burke. Laurene can hold her own for sure!

After that we were joined by actress Kelli Maroney. Kelli is best known for starring in films like Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall, and Not of This Earth. She’s also appeared in TV shows like Ryan’s Hope, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and True Blood. During the show she discussed her early days in the business, the iconic roles she played over the years, and her thoughts on being known as a scream queen. It was a scream queen extravaganza on The Five Count!



The Five Count Remembers Nick Menza & Joe Fleishaker…

This was a special Memorial Day edition of The Five Count. We used the occasion to pay our respects to two fallen icons. First we paid tribute to former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza. As part of our favorite Megadeth lineup, Nick played drums on the albums Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction, Youthanasia, and Cryptic Writings. We also took a trip to Tromaville to pay our respects to actor Joe Fleishaker. We are big fans of the Troma Entertainment film company and Joe has appeared in numerous Troma films including Troma’s War, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Terror Firmer, Tromeo and Juliet, Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., and The Toxic Avenger Part II-IV. Hopefully the tribute shows will slow down for the rest of the year. Happy Memorial Day!



An Evening With The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Barry Bostwick…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor Barry Bostwick. Barry is best known for his role as “Brad Majors” in the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He’s also appeared in films like Weekend at Bernie’s II, Teen Beach Movie, Spy Hard, and TV shows like Spin City, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Glee. During the show he discussed the impact Rocky Horror has had on people, his ability to not become typecasted in his career, and his appearance at the Minneapolis Wizard World Comic Con. We did the Time Warp something fierce!

During the rest of the show we discussed our plans to build a tree house, warned of the dangers of wearing cleats in the restroom, Ton explained his hatred for the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, and we played our favorite songs about mothers. Happy Mother’s Day!


The Five Count Remembers Prince…

This episode of The Five Count was our tribute to Prince. During the show we discussed all the ways Prince has impacted our lives, reminisced about all the Prince-related episodes we’ve aired over the years, speculated on what might happen to “The Vault” at Paisley Park, and tried to choke back tears so we could beg for money for KMSU Pledge Drive. The Five Count will continue to keep the memory of Prince alive!


An Evening With Jesus Christ Superstar’s Ted Neeley…

This edition of The Five Count was another award-winning Easter special. It featured an exclusive interview with actor Ted Neeley. Ted is best known for his role as “Jesus Christ” in the film Jesus Christ Superstar. He also appeared in the rock operas Hair, Tommy, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road, and the film Django Unchained. During the show he discussed his early days in the business, how he landed the role of “Jesus” by accident, and the impact Jesus Christ Superstar has had on people’s lives. It was an Easter tale for the ages!

During the rest of the show we reminisced about Easter specials of the past, freaked out over the news that Axl Rose is the new singer for AC/DC, discussed the menu at the Last Supper, and drank enough Shasta to choke a camel! Ton barfed in church the next day!


An Evening With WWE’s AJ Styles & NJPW’s Jim Ross…

This installment of The Five Count featured two exclusive interviews with heavyweights in the world of professional wrestling. First we were joined by WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross. Working for companies like Mid-South Wrestling, WCW and WWF/WWE since the mid-‘70s, “Good ‘Ol JR” has called some of the greatest matches in wrestling history. He’s currently the new voice of New Japan Pro Wrestling. During the show he discussed his new venture as the voice of NJPW, his thoughts on this year’s Wrestlemania, and why he loves fans from Minnesota. Hear him every Friday night on NJPW’s weekly show on AXS TV!

After that we were joined by “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles. With a career dating back to 1998, AJ is a former IWGP Heavyweight Champion, NWA World Heavyweight Champion, and TNA World Heavyweight Champion. He currently wrestles for WWE. During the show he discussed his thoughts on signing with the WWE, how he thinks the newly-signed talent from NJPW will fare in the WWE, and his excitement for this year’s Wrestlemania. It was phenomenal!



Birthday Shouts & Duke Farewell…

During this edition of The Five Count we celebrated Billy Floyd Shouts‘ birthday, told a story about the time Collective Soul asked to be on the show and we said no, considered booking a trip on the NKOTB Cruise, planned a reboot of Robocop, payed tribute to the late Tony Burton, and gave away tickets to see WWE Live: Road to Wrestlemania. No custard was left uneaten!

The Five Count Has Trench Face…

During this edition of The Five Count we discussed our ongoing battle with trench face, argued about our favorite celebrity bakers, paid tribute to the late Vanity and Commandant Lassard, and considered all the times people may have died or were born while The Five Count was on in the background. The rest of the show was cream cheese!


The Five Count’s 600th Show – An Evening With Judas Priest’s K.K. Downing…

This installment of The Five Count was our 600th episode! It featured an exclusive interview with K.K. Downing. K.K. is best known as the former lead guitarist for the band Judas Priest. Trading riffs with guitarist Glen Tipton, K.K. played on every Judas Priest album from 1974’s Rocka Rolla to 2009’s A Touch Of Evil: Live. During the show he discussed his days in Judas Priest, why he decided to leave the band, and his influence on today’s metal scene. He’s the reason The Five Count is hell bent for leather!

During the rest of the show we reminisced about the last 599 episodes, offered the listeners advice on how to escape the “friend zone” unscathed, considered lifting the moratorium on Robocop-related mailbag questions, and discussed the ingredients needed for the perfect sausage party! Happy Valentine’s Day!


The Five Count Super Bowl Show…

This was a special Super Bowl edition of The Five Count. During the show we discussed proper Super Bowl party etiquette, received a call from NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon, admired all the black mold on the ceiling of the KMSU studios, and played enough football-related music to put Jock Jams out of business! Touchdown!