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Charles Grodin

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The Inimitable Charles Grodin

TV Confidential

TVC 540.4: An encore presentation of December 2012 conversation with Charles Grodin, the actor known around the world for his appearances in such films as Rosemary's Baby, Catch-22, Midnight Run, The Heartbreak Kid, Seems Like Old Times, and the Beethoven movies, as well as his popular CNBC talk show, his daily commentaries for CBS Radio, and his numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Late Show with David Letterman, and other late-night talk shows. At the time he appeared on our program, Charles had just released The Perils of Show Business: Proceed at Your Own Risk, an informative and entertaining DVD that offers hands-on, straight-shooting, real world advice about acting schools, the audition process, the world of agents, and many other things that one must know when considering a career in show business. That DVD is still available from Amazon, while proceeds from all of Grodin’s earnings from the sales of The Perils of Show Business will be donated to The Lend a Hand Foundation, a nonprofit organization that Charles started to help people in need who are not covered by any other organization.Want to advertise/sponsor our show?TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started:https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


1 Jun 2021

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96. An Appreciation of Charles Grodin & Midnight Run (1988)

Full Cast And Crew

Charles Grodin died at 86 on May 18th, 2021.  His career spanned from 1954 to 2017, but what's notable about Grodin is how he always prioritized happiness over success and power within the entertainment industry. This is something he wrote about over his several books, and is contained within the evidence his career leaves behind. Offered club gigs, he turned them down because the thought of doing two sets of the same material each night felt like fakery that would cheat the audience.  When reminded that the audiences wouldn't overlap and that they'd never know, Grodin replied, "Yeah,  but the waiters would know".  I think that anecdote contains everything you need to know about how Grodin viewed comedy and his role in performing.  Aside from his movies and theatrical and television work, Grodin was also a groundbreaking and vital guest on Johnny Carson and the David Letterman shows.  He viewed promotional talk show appearances as awkward and phony, so he always viewed every appearance as a performance he committed to regardless of the percentage of the audience that might not be in on the joke. His humor, warmth, and decency is what burbles underneath the prickliness with which most of his film appearances lead.  In this episode, I'll talk about Grodin's career beginning with 'Rosemary's Baby' (also an FCAC episode with special guest Ted Jessup), his many legendary TV appearances, with particular emphasis on Johnny Carson and Letterman, with a clip from the time he brought his attorney onto the Letterman show to complain about his previous treatment at Letterman's hands. Then, diving into a recent re-watch of 'Midnight Run', we celebrate the genius of this movie, it's perfect script and construction, it's (for some) difficult production, and the many many wonderful moments between Grodin and DeNiro and their castmates captured within. I've also been a particular fan of the touching family reunion scene within 'Midnight Run', which, even tho Grodin doesn't DO much within the scene itself, has an emotional resonance because the Duke character motivates Jack Walsh to go home and visit his family for the first time in 9 years, and so much of the truth of this brilliantly handled scene stems from that place of warmth and emotional certainty that Grodin brought to the role of Johnathan Mardukas.


27 May 2021

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Remembering Actor Charles Grodin / Delmark Records' Bob Koester

Fresh Air

Actor Charles Grodin, of 'Midnight Run' and 'Heartbreak Kid' fame, died May 18. He was known for his deadpan humor and his ability to make even the most unpleasant characters likable and funny. He spoke with Terry Gross in 1989. Also, we remember Bob Koester, who died May 12. He was the founder of Delmark Records, which released records by blues and jazz artists, and he also operated the Jazz Record Mart in Chicago. He was a mentor and father figure for many Chicago musicians, and he was considered one of the major forces behind the blues revival in the mid '60s. Justin Chang reviews 'The Killing of Two Lovers' and TV critic David Bianculli reviews two shows, 'The Bite' and 'Solos.'


21 May 2021

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Penguins Tie Series, Steph versus Lebron, Mike Davis’ Legs, and Remembering Charles Grodin

Extra Points with Cousin Sal & Dave Dameshek

Cousin Sal and Dave react to another no-hitter being thrown in baseball as the Detroit Tigers’ Spencer Turnbull gets the fifth one of the season. After a wild ending, the Pittsburgh Penguins tie their series with the New York Islanders 1-1 and Dave calls Bryan Rust catching and throwing the puck an all-time sports blunder. Sal and Dave place a pizza versus Pirmanti Brothers on who wins the series (02:00).  The first night of the NBA play-in round games were disappointing and Sal thinks it should be single elimination; then he has a better idea inspired by his old law professor, Professor Hunt. Who would you take in a one on one matchup if your life depended on it – Lebron or Steph? Plus, the guys make their bets on Lakers/Warriors (14:45).  Reactions to running back Mike Davis’s massive legs and the actor who played The Mountain on Game of Thrones lost weight and is now a boxer. Sal thinks he should fight Jake Paul (29:30).  Dave tries to convince Sal to do Olympic bobsled and finally Sal tries to pay tribute to the late Charles Grodin (42:30). 


19 May 2021

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Episode 63: Charles Grodin/Paul Simon (Oct. 29, 1977)

That Week In SNL (A Vintage Saturday Night Live Podcast)

Our ol' chum William Ham drops by the show to discuss one of the most gleefully meta episodes of the show, one that is STILL somehow confused to be actually real events. Gilda also debuts two of her most fondly remembered characters: Judy Miller and Roseanne Roseannadanna.

1hr 44mins

30 Oct 2020

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Real Life (1979) by Albert Brooks, with Charles Grodin

Fever Dream Static

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15 Oct 2020

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Charles Grodin & Kevin Nealon, who discusses his 1st Tonight Show appearance with Podcast Host Wil Shriner

The Johnny Carson Show

Charles Grodin talks about Movers and Shakers, his many credits,  and Oscar nominations. Kevin Nealon does a stand-up set on Winter, cross-country skiing, filing taxes, and his memories from childhood.


31 May 2020

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Charles Grodin on The Perils of Show Business

TV Confidential

From December 2012: Ed welcomes actor, author and CBS Radio commentator Charles Grodin (Rosemary’s Baby, Catch-22, Midnight Run, The Heartbreak Kid, Seems Like Old Times, Beethoven, The Perils of Show Business: Proceed at Your Own Risk).Want to advertise/sponsor our show?TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started:https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


19 Apr 2020

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Charles Grodin asks Johnny personal questions & Dom Irerra entertains with his stand-up set, 1986

The Johnny Carson Show

Johnny realizes that he and Tommy are wearing similar outfits and reminisces about high school prom. In addition to the recent Emmy Award nominations, Johnny discusses biographies, strikes, and new footage from the Titanic. Actor Charles Grodin discusses his last appearance on The Tonight Show  and asks Johnny more personal questions. Comedian Dom Irerra returns with another hilarious stand-up set about his experience working as a waiter, hating when people smoke in his face, and Judgement Day.


23 Feb 2020

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EP. 20- RJ City Tolerates David Arquette, Loves Charles Grodin; Howard "Animal Steele": Movie Star?

Iron-On Wrestling with Gregory Iron

Gregory Iron sits down with TV, film, wrestling star, and basically David Arquette's dad -- RJ City! RJ City talks candidly about what it's like being the unwilling guardian and tag team partner of the star of film classic such as "Scream," "Ready To Rumble,"and of course "See Spot Run." How did the feud and eventual partnership between Arquette/City come to be, and how serious does David take wrestling? RJ also chats about his time with Steve Austin at 3:17 Gimmick Street, his start in pro wrestling at age 12, working on films alongside the likes of Kevin Nash, Roddy Piper, and Bret Hart, the wrestling psychology lessons he picked up from these legends, his appreciation for Muppets and the 1994 film "Clifford," how to build a comedy match, his self aware feud with Greg, and what it was like getting the shit kicked out of him by Hall of Famer Koko B. Ware. Before the interview, Greg & Aaron Bauer discuss their favorite wrestler-related TV shows and films. Aaron tells us about "Animal Steele" being confused for a movie star, and Greg brings us another edition of "Hulk Hogan's Lie of the Week" -- straight from the set of "Thunder In Paradise." --- Gregory Iron wrestles with cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects the mobility of his right arm, hand and fingers. Trained by WWE NXT Superstar Johnny Gargano in 2006, Iron has conquered his disability and gone on to work with some of the top names in wrestling including "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, CM Punk, The Dudley Boyz, Tomasso Ciampa and many others. Co-host Aaron Bauer has worked in the professional wrestling industry for over two decades. A jack-of-all-trades, Aaron has worked in the industry as a local promoter for ECW events, a manager, and has provided color commentary over matches for some of the biggest stars in WWE, WCW, ECW, AEW, Impact & ROH. Follow "Iron-On Wrestling with Gregory Iron" on all social media platforms: www.facebook.com/irononwrestling www.twitter.com/irononwrestling www.Instagram.com/irononwrestling Back us on Patreon, where you can get complete bonus episodes and additional audio and video content for just $5 a month: www.Patreon.com/IronOnWrestling Follow Gregory Iron: www.Facebook.com/TheHandicappedHero www.Twitter.com/GregoryIron www.Instagram.com/gregory_iron Buy CLASSIC AND EXCLUSIVE Gregory Iron tees here: www.prowrestlingtees.com/GregoryIron www.whatforapparel.com/GregoryIron To book Gregory Iron for pro wrestling events, speaking engagements, wrestling seminars, school workshops and more contact Greg on his website: www.Gregory-Iron.com Please check out our sponsors: Kayfabe News: Unreal news about an unreal sport! www.KayfabeNews.com The Savage Stash: The Cream of the Crop for vintage & original pro wrestling merch! www.TheSavageStash.com Of The Dead Designs: Bringing Artwork To Life! www.OfTheDead.weebly.com Chadd's Bistro: Bistro Club 4 Life! www.ChaddsBistro.com Special thanks to "Ajax" Alex Cantrell for creating the "Iron-On Wrestling" theme song. Check out Alex and his comedy film team "Aldous Mustache" on social media: www.YouTube.com/user/AldousMustache www.instagram.com/aldousmustache www.Twitter.com/AldousMustache

2hr 13mins

5 Feb 2020