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Ep. 13: Andrea Savage & Fred Willard

In this episode, J. Keith van Straaten is reunited on stage with fellow thespian Andrea Savage. You may recognize Savage from her starring role on TruTV’s I’m Sorry, and dozens of Angelenos will recognize her from a junior high production of a pirate musical, which also starred J. Keith himself. Alas, Fred Willard did not appear in that seminal musical. He was probably off filming This Is Spinal Tap or SCTV at that time. In any event, fate brought Andrea Savage and Fred Willard together to compete for trivia supremacy.

Do YOU Know the Difference? What is the difference between a bagel and a bialy? What is the difference between theater that is off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway?

Areas of Expertise Fred: WWII-era Baseball, ’50s Rock & Roll, Silent film history Andrea: Little House on the Prairie, Playing Poker, Talking to your kids about beginning puberty

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten Helen Hong Andrea Savage Fred Willard

With guest experts: Alison Arngrim, the New York Times bestselling author and actress known for playing Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie.

Dr. Joe Price, Co-Director for The Institute for Baseball Studies at Whittier College.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green. David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer. Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher. The show is edited by Julian Burrell.