Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A tribute to my favorite Monkee

So, let me give you all a little personal backstory on me. Like many 90s kids, I grew up with Nickelodeon and by extension Nick at Nite. I was a huge fan of a lot of shows they played and grew to love TV of the 60s, 70s and 80s by way of the throw back programming. Along with the shows, I also grew to love a lot of the actors and was always disappointed that I wasn't around to actually see them in their prime. Unfortunately, in 2003, I lost one of my biggest childhood Nick at Nite loves, John Ritter, who played Jack Tripper on Threes' Company. But, just this morning, the six-year-old inside of me was absolutely crushed by the loss of my very first Nick at Nite love, Davy Jones. Although it's been years since I've watched the Monkees, I look back fondly on the days when I used to watch him play the tambourine like a boss as I drank my hot chocolate on the couch before bed. So, here is my tribute to Davy Jones, my Nick at Nite crush circa 1996.

The Monkees theme song

One of my favorite, lesser known Monkees songs

And of course, my favorite Davy Jones clip, his cameo on The Brady Bunch

RIP Davy, I'll miss you.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Kids show episode!

Who's ready to go from drama of high school all the way back to a carefree elementary school mindset, with Watchin' Stuff's cartoons and childhood shows episode this Friday? I know I am. And to get you all in the mood for some 90s children programming, check out this gems I just found.

Nickelodeon promo ad from 1996

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Watchin' Stuff promo

All right, got another little bit of something for you guys today. It's the promo Talor and I made for the show. Admittedly, not our best work, but still characteristically silly and fun I'd say. Check it out if you're interested.

The Watchin' Stuff Freaks and Geeks drinking game!

Okay folks, here it is, the official Watchin' Stuff Freaks and Geeks drinking game. Call up your favorite freaks and/or geeks and have a blast. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Recap of Episode 3: Freaks and Geeks

Hey everybody, sorry it's taken me a little longer than normal to do this but here are links to some things mentioned on yesterday's show.

Since I already posted the real Freaks and Geeks intro, here's the actual Bad Reputation, by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, video for your viewing pleasure. 

The Full Freaks and Geeks castlist.

Future celebrity sightings we mentioned: 

List of songs we played.

Groove Line video as recommended by my mom, Janet, on the chatroll

Songs we would use to serenade a "potential lover": 

Kait's pick: Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)

Talor's Pick: Fat Bottomed Girls

Some fun clips we talked about: 
And clips from the cast's first acting jobs: 
Side note, my apologies to Busy Philips, Holly Hunter and anyone who watches or is involved in the making of the TNT series, Saving Grace. During the show I used a role in the 1999 series Saving Graces as Busy Philips' first acting job in the game I made for Talor. Unfortunately, I used the synopsis for the Holly Hunter show Saving Grace. Very unprofessional of me, especially because we proceeded to (perhaps undeservingly) make fun of the show based on said synopsis. Sorry for the confusion, it won't happen again. 

Anyway, that's all I've got for this one but tune in next week for our Cartoons and Childhood Favorites episode!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Podcast of Episode 3: Freaks and Geeks

Hey everybody!
So we just finished our third show, which was all about Freaks and Geeks. For everybody who missed out on hearing us live this morning, I will try to forgive you. One thing that you can do to make it up to Kait and me is to listen to the show in podcast form! Do it! Now!
*Note: this episode has been modified slightly from its original broadcast.

And if you're interested in some alcohol with your Watchin' Stuff, feel free to play the official Watchin' Stuff drinking game.

"Watch it on Netflix" suggestions of the week

Talor's Suggestion: Funny Games (not the American version)

Kait's Suggestions: Phoebe in Wonderland and My So-Called Life

Other shows and movies mentioned:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Freaks and Geeks week: Bill Haverchuck clips

All right folks, I apologize for being a little lax on hyping the Freaks and Geeks episode. Please don't take that to mean that I'm not excited for this one, because I am, or that we aren't working to provide a great show on Friday, because we most definitely are. It's just Freaks and Geeks doesn't lend itself to clips as well as our previous shows. That being said, there are a couple choice Bill clips I'd like to provide for you all just because I like you. Please, enjoy.

Bill gets cut off mid-funk

Bill's secret

Bill will eat anything for $10

Monday, February 20, 2012

Get ready for some Freaks and Geeks

All right, sadly it's time to move away from Portland but, on the bright side, we're on our way to Michigan circa 1980, folks! Get ready to go back to high school this Friday when Talor and I talk Freaks and Geeks. An amazing short-lived show with and amazing theme song.

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Watchin' Stuff Portlandia drinking game

All right, as promised, here's the Portlandia drinking game so you can enjoy the show and put a fifth on it! Hope you have fun with it.

Podcast of Episode 2: Portlandia

Hey everybody, for those of you who missed this morning's show, or just want to hear it again, here is the podcast of our Portlandia episode! I hope you enjoy it.
*Note: this podcast has been modified slightly from its original broadcast.

And for those who would like a bit of alcohol with their Watchin' Stuff, check out our official Watchin' Stuff drinking Game.

Recap of Episode 2: Portlandia

All right everyone, here are some links to things we discussed on this morning's show.

The Internet videos that started it all, ThunderAnt! My favorite is One Man Show but go to the site and pick your favorite.

Assorted referenced Portlandia clips:
Carrie Brownstein's NPR Blog, Monitor Mix. Although she no longer writes for the blog it's still a good read.

Fred and Carrie's full Spotify playlists. Click the picture to access the playlist (just so you know, it requires Spotify):

More music from bands played/referenced on the show: 
Some of the other songs played on the show today

Just in case you didn't believe me, proof that Carrie Brownstein is on Rolling Stone's list of the Top 25 Most Underrated Guitarists

And finally, proof of the show's quotability, this is the whiteboard on my fridge. This was a running game between my roommates and I for about a week. In case you can't read them, the quotes are: 
  • "We have a me no no bring bags" 
  • "Cacao!" 
  • "A-oh River" 
  • "Put a bird on it!" 
  • "I made a homemade quesadilla" 
  • "I do a lot of canning of jams and I would like to can you" 
  • "I'm just a little guy" 
  • "Cheese boats are dope" 
  • "Whose dog is this, the one with the lips that are falling off?" 
  • "Jenna get yo' acupuncture" 
  • "I'm not gonna go crazy on the counter or anything" 
  • "You've got a neck like a movie star" 
  • "No, you go" 

I really hope that was everything. If there's anything else you care to know, please comment. Also, if you have IFC, tune in for the seventh episode of Portlandia season 2. Podcast and drinking game should be posted shortly. Thanks guys. 

"Watch it on Netflix" of the week

Hey, thanks to everyone who listened to our Portlandia episode! If you weren't able to tune in, we'll be posting the podcast shortly. For now, here's our "Watch it on Netflix" suggestions of the week.

Talor's Suggestion: Peep Show

Kait's Suggestions: Downton Abbey and Battlestar Galactica 

Other shows/movies mentioned: 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Birthday post!

It's my birthday and I'm gonna make myself a homemade quesadilla. Not sure what this means? Check out the clip.

And as a birthday gift to me, please tune-in for our Portlandia show tomorrow morning! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Portlandia style

Happy Valentine's Day everybody! Hope it's a good one. In honor of V-Day and our upcoming Portlandia episode of Watchin' Stuff I've decided to post some of the best love/relationship clips from the show. Please, do enjoy.

The short-lived love between Carrie and a large man

Love and marriage

Love tainted by bad tattoos

Love that will make you a little uncomfortable

And the brand I'm most familiar with, infatuation

Monday, February 13, 2012

Portlandia avatars!

Talor and I are planning this weeks show today and got sidetracked making our own Portlandia avatars on the IFC website. Heres what we came up with. Hope you like them. Mine's the one on the right, without the beard. I have no beard.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Full Arrested Development drinking game

As promised, here's the full write up of the Arrested Development drinking game. Have fun and use it responsibly, my friends.

Podcast of episode 1: Arrested Development

Hey guys, if you missed us live this morning, feel free to listen to the podcast!
*Note: this podcast has been modified slightly from it's original broadcast.

And for those who are interested in a little alcohol with their Watchin' Stuff, check out the official Watchin' Stuff drinking game.

Recap of Watchin' Stuff's premiere episode: Arrested Development

Hey everyone! To those of you who listened to the show this morning, thank you so much for your support, it is greatly appreciated! All in all, Talor and I feel it went well. Still a few kinks to work out but they should all be fixed by next week. Anyway, here are some links to things referenced on today's show:

Arrested Development Theme Song 

Link to the cast list

Wikipedia page including list of all cameos.
Talor's favorite is Bob Odenkirk, least favorite is Zac Braff. My favorites are James Lipton, Justine Bateman, Amy Poehler, Robert Smigel and Bud Cort, least favorites are Martin Short and Jamie Kennedy.

Speaking of Robert Smigel, here is the Motherboy picture I mentioned.

Podcast and Arrested Development drinking game coming soon! 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Official Watchin' Stuff theme song!

Only 15 hours until the debut of Watchin' Stuff and I couldn't be more excited. Seeing as this is the final day before we rock the airwaves, I've decided to give you all a little show teaser by posting the official Watchin' Stuff theme song for your listening pleasure. I hope you like it, and if you can guess the origin of every sound bite you'll win a prize. Okay, that's a lie, I have nothing to give you. But still, I'd like to see if anyone can figure it out for bragging rights.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Watchin' Stuff twitter page

Hey, everyone! With only two more days until the debut of Watchin' Stuff I've decided to create a twitter page for the show. If you're a twitter user, please take the time to stop in and follow us, we would really appreciate it.

Also, here's a little treat for your support. Watchin' Stuff Love Fans!

Monday, February 6, 2012


Hello folks,

Because I am bad at posting regularly, or at all apparently, I have missed the opportunity to introduce myself, and the show. Since Kait has done just that, I wanted to put some words to the name and let everyone know that I am Talor, the other half of Watchin' Stuff. I am here today to let you all know that I am committed to being here more often, and providing you with quality entertainment on the air. To make up for my tardiness:

Official Watchin' Stuff promo photo!

Hi all! Some exciting news, Watchin' Stuff now has an official photo!

Hope you all find it as exciting as I do. Only four more days until the first episode of Watchin' Stuff. Talor and I sat down this afternoon and hammered out the majority of the details, so it looks like we might have a semi-perferonal inaugural show.

Also, it's seems that for some reason my second post was deleted, at least that's how it looks right now. Who knows, it might show up again later. Blogging is an imperfect art. Anyway, here's a link to the Watchin' Stuff Facebook page. Please, drop by and like us.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Because it's just around the corner

Arrested Development Valentines! Pair these with a box of 'Maybe Tonight' Sweethearts and you've got yourself a magical February 14th for any die hard AD fan.


Complements of: The Bluth Company

Progress Update: T-5 Days to Premiere

Hey guys, Kait again with an update for our future Watchin' Stuff listeners. With five days left before our first episode airs on KSFS Radio, Talor and I are working hard to drum up a following and compile material for Arrested Development week. I can't share too much, but suffice it to say, we're gonna bring it.

In other news, I created a Facebook page for the show so please, come on down and like us!

Then, after you do that, get into an Arrested Development mindset for Friday by checking out this tumblr: The Bluth Company It's the best appreciation tumblr I've ever seen.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Welcome to Watchin' Stuff!

Hello everyone, my name is Kait Valdez and I would like to welcome you to the official blog for KSFS Radio's newest Friday morning talk show, Watchin' Stuff. Every week my co-host, Talor Jacobs, and I will be discussing a different television show (or group of television shows) for your enjoyment and information. Our first show will air a week from today, Friday, February 10 at 9 AM on KSFS Radio, which can be accessed here. For our first show, we will be discussing the cult classic sitcom, Arrested Development. Whether you've seen the show or not, Watchin' Stuff's inaugural episode should be fun for the whole family, so I highly recommend you check it out. If for some reason you aren't able to listen to our live broadcast, we have plans to post all episodes here as a podcast, so be sure to check back to listen in and access links to things mentioned on the show.