The Donut Show Ep. 003: Actor Todd Bridges and Miley Cyrus’s Different Strokes


For Episode 003 of The Donut Show we are pleased to bring you special guest Todd Bridges, star of the popular television series “Diff’rent Strokes.” Your hosts — Jason Pyles, Keith Stein and Willis Wheeler — talk to Todd about his experience on “Diff’rent Strokes,” and his thoughts on why the show had a premature demise. Todd gives some thoughts on the late Gary Coleman and some intriguing information about his relationship with the Jackson family, as well as his thoughts on Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson and the allegations against Michael. Todd discusses the work he’s been doing lately, race relations in America and how to fix the United States, how he feels about reality television and his thoughts about the future of his career. Oh, we also get Todd’s perspective on Miley Cyrus’s racy performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and her transformation from Hannah Montana to present. And our own Willis Wheeler asks “Willis Drummond” about his thoughts on the most infamous episode from “Diff’rent Strokes.”

But that’s not all — we also have documentary filmmaker JOSHUA LIGAIRI joining us again, as well as MAHMOUD, a Canadian who recently had liposuction! As you can tell, we have a lot of surprises for you during Episode 003. Give us a listen and subscribe!

SHOW NOTES for Episode 003:

1. Welcome | Intro

2. Donut Mini Reviews
Willis: Spring rolls from Panda Express
Keith: * * *
Jason: Krispy Kreme Original Glaze Donut

3. Trendy Talk and News
— Introducing actor Todd Bridges
— What Todd’s been working on lately
— Gary Coleman and “Diff’rent Strokes” (1978-1986)
— Michael Jackson and the Jackson family
— Miley Cyrus and the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

4. The Men’s Department
— Men hugging

5. Willis’s World
— Welcome back filmmaker Josh Ligairi
— Ben Affleck as Batman

6. Are You Getting Fat?
— Introducing Mahmoud from Canada
— Liposuction

7. TV, Rock Gods and Whatever Happened to…
— Justin Timberlake
— The Top 10 Personalities (Alive or Dead) That You’d Like to Have Dinner With…

8. Jason’s Cinematic Oddity and What’s New on DVD
— New on DVD: At Any Price (2013)
— Lesser-known Gem: Gerry (2002)

9. Word of the Day | Random Facts

10. Donut Time
Willis: 12 oz. can of Budweiser beer
Keith: Krispy Kreme Original Glaze Donut
Jason: The Cereal Monsters (especially Count Chocula, Frankenberry and Boo Berry)

11. Closing

Thanks you for listening. Join us next Thursday for another episode!

Special thanks goes out to actor Todd Bridges for joining us on this episode. We’d also like to thank The Dave Eaton Element and Dave Eaton himself for the use of his music for our theme song.


IMDb: Todd Bridges

Follow Joshua Ligairi on Twitter: @IcarusArts

Josh’s documentary: “Cleanflix”

Josh’s Movie Podcast: Movie Podcast Weekly

Keith’s plugs:
Krispy Kreme Film Festival

Willis’s plugs:
Terror Troop horror movie podcast
Cinema Beef Podcast
On Twitter: @NastyWillDC
Willis On Facebook
Willis on the NFW Movie Commentary Podcast (mostly horror-related)

Jason’s plugs:
The Dave Eaton Element
Jason’s BIG Movie Podcast: Movie Podcast Weekly
Jason’s little Movie Podcast: Movie Stream Cast
Especially for HORROR MOVIE FANS: Horror Movie

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4 thoughts on “The Donut Show Ep. 003: Actor Todd Bridges and Miley Cyrus’s Different Strokes

    1. Yeah. Shame he couldn’t stay through the whole show– podcasts like this are more interesting with a larger (but not excessive) number of people.

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