Ep. 84: Best of TV

21st May 2021

Get settled on the couch and grab some snacks: it’s another “Best Of” edition of Go Fact Yourself! As we all were stuck inside for most of the past year, TV was one of the only sources of entertainment that didn’t go away. We’ve collected some of our favorite contestants from the early episodes of […]

Episode notes

Get settled on the couch and grab some snacks: it’s another “Best Of” edition of Go Fact Yourself!

As we all were stuck inside for most of the past year, TV was one of the only sources of entertainment that didn’t go away. We’ve collected some of our favorite contestants from the early episodes of the show who chose TV shows as their area of expertise.

You’ll hear from tons of great guests like Cristela Alonzo, Pete Holmes and many more, as they talk about shows like “Mad Men,” “The Golden Girls,” and “Jeopardy.” Happy binging!

Appearing in this episode:

Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Cristela Alonzo from Episode 4

Pete Holmes from Episode 9

Louis Virtel from Episode 17

Alison Rosen from Episode 24

Glen Weldon from Episode 27

With guest experts:

Jim Colucci, Entertainment writer, radio reporter, editor at CBS Watch magazine and author of Golden Girls Forever.

Allan Havey, actor and comedian, from “Mad Men.”

Jerome Vered, writer and all-time winner ofJeopardy.”

Gloria Loring, actror and singer-songwriter from “The Facts of Life.”

Brian Firkus actor, singer and embodiment of drag-queen Trixie Mattel.

Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. 

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.

Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.

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In this episode...

Guests

  • Cristela Alonzo
  • Pete Holmes
  • Louis Virtel
  • Alison Rosen
  • Glen Weldon
  • Jim Colucci
  • Allan Havey
  • Jerome Vered
  • Gloria Loring
  • Brian Firkus

About the show

Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong bring together the smartest celebrities they know and make them look dumb… and then smart again! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors, and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don’t worry; if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts!

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