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Men in Charge Season 10, Episode 16: Inside the Krofft Dynasty

In this bumper edition of "What's New with You?" award-winning baritone host Roger Basement interviews Seymour Krofft, adopted son of Sid and Marty Krofft—of the Amazing World of Sid and Marty Krofft, the Atlanta-based urban theme park that lasted precisely six months. That seems like very little time unless you compare it to the time that each of the Krofft's slapstick Saturday-morning kids' shows were on the air. Ellie van Shrapnel, the Krofft's biggest fan, is quick to point out that "Land of the Lost" lasted three seasons, and shows off her scale model of the Amazing World of Sid and Marty Krofft theme park. Jacqueline “Mongo” Stern-Harries, literary executor of the Kroffts and architect of the hyper-specialized program in “Historically Significant Puppetry Studies,” is around to settle any legal difficulties, which, of course, only exist because lawyers bring them up in the first place.

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Kevin Decker, Professor of Philosophy, was left holding the bag when Tony Flinn recently retired from Eastern Washington University. That bag was full of cats. At first, he thought they were cute, but then they woke up and started mauling him. It turned out that the cats were mountain lion cubs, often referred to incorrectly as “cougars.” One had rabies. From his now-permanent hospital bed, Kevin writes for and co-produces “Men in Charge,” the title of which may or may not be ironic
Tony Flinn, known around the model railroad track in his basement as “Professor of English, Emeritus,” recently retired from Eastern Washington University to age in place, like an old car up on blocks in the barn, convenient for climbing behind the wheel and saying “Vroom! Vroom!” He and his co-host and co-producer, Kevin Decker, have been writing and performing in “Men in Charge” since probably 2014, or even earlier, depending on whether you’re using the Julian or Gregorian calendar.
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