Alan Sacks: Travolta to Punk Rock

An incredible interview with a man who went from co-creating "Welcome Back, Kotter" to going deep into the LA Punk scene to making Disney Movies

 Alan SacksAlan Sacks co-created “Welcome Back, Kotter.” Alan Sacks gave John Travolta his big break. He produced films for the Disney Channel and the Jonas Brother. Most Recently, Alan Sacks managed the kid rock phenom ” .” But for me, he’s best known for the Ray Sharkey LA Punk Rock art house flick, duBeat-e-o.

On the podcast, Alan Sacks goes into great detail about his experience in the punk scene and what brought him there.

I talked to Alan Sacks and I brought up that I thought he was the manager of the kid heavy metal band, “Unlocking the Truth.” Alan immediately set me straight and let me know that he was let go. Alan’s options are his own. I know nothing of this situation. I invite the parents of the kids or the management to rebut what Alan said. But again, it’s his opinion. Not mine or the show’s.


Monty Python Takes Over Morning Show (1975)

Screen Shot 2014-08-01 at 1.43.34 PMEric Idle, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin and Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam take over a 70’s American morning show to promote their movie, “The Holly Grail.” (Starts about 1 minute in) They are the “co-hosts” for the hour.  They try to read prompter and by the end of they are tearing the studio up. Screen Shot 2014-08-01 at 1.46.55 PM

The host seems to be having fun. The late Peter Jennings is having none of it. He seems pretty annoyed. Maybe because Chapman sneaks a middle finger on air.

There’s also an extra long clip from the movie.

The end credits play straight while the Python guys are tearing apart the set and attacking the host.

Say No more! (Video After the jump)


“Who’s That Girl?” Sreenwriter Andrew Smith


Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Play | RSSAndrew Smith has written for Newhart, Merv, Barbara and even Madonna. Andrew talks about what it was like to write what he thought was his best work only to watch it turn into “Who’s That Girl?” Also, what’s it like to write on the View and how to Read more about “Who’s That Girl?” Sreenwriter Andrew Smith[…]

More With Morty!


Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Play | RSS TV legend Robert “Morty” Morton is back to talk about: the worst talk shows, who should replace Regis, who should replace Leno,  crazy Kathy Lee, c*ck blocking Clinton and behind the scenes in the Bill Hicks scandal. Watch “The Late Shift” and hear the story behind the Read more about More With Morty![…]

David Letterman Former EP Robert “Morty” Morton


Dave and Morty - Hollywood styleThe man behind Letterman – Robert “Morty” Morton talks about “The Late Shift” which is based on his time during the Letterman/Leno feuds. Morty gives us insight to what it was like to be on the front lines of the backstabbing of the late night wars.

Also, Morty chimes in on who should replace Letterman and Leno if they are ever to retire.
Today’s show is part one of an interview with Morty.

You can watch the movie on Amazon (we get a cut).


Listen to part 2 here!

Listen to part two where Morty talks about a cranky Regis, a crazy Kath Lee and who should Co-host with Kelly. Plus get behind the scenes of the Letterman/Bill Hicks story and hear how Tom Schneider busted Morty on air .  Bonus: We’ll tell you who  Tom Schneider is. […]

Confessions of an Oscar Writer


Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Play | RSSOscar scribe, Mason Stienberg gives the behind the scenes on the awards show. Unlike “The Artist” Mason is not silent about working with Billy Crystal! Find out why some jokes make it and why some don’t. Plus Mason brings jokes and bits that did not make air. Also Read more about Confessions of an Oscar Writer[…]

“Job Creators” are just Sharks

ABC’s “Shark Tank” exposed how the 1% really feels about hiring Americans.  The show proved that giving tax breaks to the rich will just keep the rich richer. You see a  man came in with a product that people will want/need. It seems like a no brainer. BUT he will only make in the USA Read more about “Job Creators” are just Sharks[…]

Nicko & the Worst Sitcom of the Year


Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Play | RSSABC’s sitcom “Work It” has been called the worst show on TV in years. They made it and put it on air. So Nicko and I were planning on reviewing the show, and then they cancelled it. UGH! Now you have taste, ABC? Caleb Bacon, Paul Goebel, Paul Read more about Nicko & the Worst Sitcom of the Year[…]

Three of the Week. 10/10

Three podcasts I wait for each week. I hope you will like… “Daytime Justice” – Sharon Houston talks to people in the strange world of daytime court shows. I worked in this genre for five years. There are a lot of great stories. Wait for the teeth episode. Also look for my interview.   “Filmweek” Read more about Three of the Week. 10/10[…]

.@andygreenwald & the TV Cancellation Fantasy League


Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Play | RSSFormer Grantland writer Andy Greenwald  makes it easy to choose the first losers of the 2011 Fall line up. Adam Spiegelman (“Proudly Resents”) and Andy discuss the new show and his unique approach. Go to to fill out your own Fall TV Cancellation Fantasy League ballot.  Hurry Read more about .@andygreenwald & the TV Cancellation Fantasy League[…]