rank Conniff, Jr. is an American writer and actor who is best known for his portrayal of TV’s Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000. He is the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and editor Frank Conniff.
October 2, 2017
“Push the button, Frank!” Writer, comedian and actor Frank Conniff (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”) stops by the studio to share selections from his new book of MST3K-related essays and to weigh in on topics ranging from Superman’s Jewish roots to the outsized cinema of Bert I. Gordon to the meta-comedy of ArtMetrano. Also, Jack Webb directs, Pia Zadora meets Kris Kringle, Frank defends Ed Wood and Gilbert hangs with Sid Melton. PLUS: Richard “Jaws” Kiel! The Rip Taylor Trio! “Monster a Go-Go!” Billy Wilder teams with the Marx Brothers!? And the worst musical ever made!
December 23, 2016
If variety is the spice of life, today’s Christmas grab bag episode is zesty af. Negin shares a newsy dispatch from under parents’ roof in Palm Springs before talking with Seema Iyer (The Bollywood Lawyer) and Charlie Pickering (The Weekly) about why really obnoxious people sometimes become super successful. Next up: comedian Becky Donohue explains her love of all things delivery. Finally, Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress) and Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000) ponder the value of not being in the moment.
December 2, 2016
Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress) and Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000) join Negin as first-time guests to talk about the Jill Stein-led recount effort, Fidel Castro’s death, and Donald Trump’s cabinet picks. Plus, presidential conflicts of interest, Negin’s trip to Cuba, and tips for confronting hateful comments and racist jokes.
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