December 8th, 2012

Show #434

Tippi Toes - Primus
If It Doesn't Snow On Christmas - Joe Pesci
That Spirit Of Christmas - Ray Charles
I Like Christmas (I Like It, I Like It) - Barry Gordon
Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy - Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly
On Christmas, On Christmas, On Christmas - The Curfew
The Magic Of Christmas – Kid Stuff Repertory Company
Snowflakes And Frozen Lakes – Kid Stuff Repertory Company
Under The Tree – Kid Stuff Repertory Company
Deck The Halls – Kid Stuff Repertory Company
An Old Fashioned Christmas – Kid Stuff Repertory Company
Somedays Are More Important – Kid Stuff Repertory Company
Friends Again – Kid Stuff Repertory Company
We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Kid Stuff Repertory Company
Tippi Toes - Primus
Do The Donkey Kong – Buckner & Garcia
Yar’s Revenge – John Braden
Pac-Man Fever – Buckner & Garcia
Video Game Wizard – John Farley
Who Me? - Buckethead

Featuring: Dustin Wilmes & Juston Cline

This was another jam-packed, two-hour episode of The Five Count. During the first hour we played some of our favorite yuletide classics, warned the listeners of the dangers of osteoporosis, and took a trip to Pac-Ville to celebrate Christmas with Pac-Man. It was breathtaking.

The second hour included two exclusive interviews with Donkey Kong masters. Our first guest was Steve Wiebe. Steve is best known as the main focus in the documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. He has held the record for highest score in Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr. on several occasions and was the first person to achieve more than a million points in a public game of Donkey Kong. During the show he discussed his mastery of the Atari 2600, the harsh mistress known as Donkey Kong, and his rivalry with Billy Mitchell.

After that we were joined by Steve's arch-nemesis in The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Billy Mitchell. Billy is considered by many to be the greatest arcade game player of all-time. He has held the record for highest scores in Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., BurgerTime, and was the first person to achieve a perfect score in Pac-Man. During the show he discussed his days as part of the U.S. National Video Game Team, meeting Namco founder Masaya Nakamura, and why creative editing in The King Of Kong cast him in an unfavorable light. It was an arcade Christmas on The Five Count!

...Roscoe Orman, Gordon from Sesame Street, joins us next Saturday!