Small Town Security – Brian Taylor on Chief’s Alien Origins in the Season 3 Finale

sts-brian-325What’s up all you cool people? Have you enjoyed the seven awesome episodes of Small Town Security Season 3 so far? Did this episode make you curl up in the fetal position under the covers? Wanna know more about the madness of Episode 8? If you answered yes to any of these questions then come on in, the water’s fine, as you’re about to be doused with some inside knowledge on the Season 3 Finale, “Hail to the Chief”!

I think I may have said this in the past, so excuse me if I sound repetitive, but Chief is obsessed with three things in life and they are in order: Sex, food, Beverly Hills. She will stop at nothing to obtain these things, and not even radiation stopped her from going to Beverly Hills. After surgery this was all she talked about. She HAD to go.

Originally it was just going to be Dennis and Chief in L.A. as Irwin wanted to stay in Ringgold and get caught up on some things, but Chief wouldn’t have it. She said she wanted her “Daddy” to come with her too, LOL. Apparently, this became Irwin’s pet name ever since poor Chief went into the hospital. He became her “Daddy” as he was always there for her. Seeing all the footage of those three in and around L.A. was entertaining to say the least.
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Small Town Security – Brian Taylor on Forcing the Chief to Diet in Episode 307

small-town-security-episode-307-brian-325What’s up, gang?! This week, your boy Brian is here to lay the straight dope on all you care to know about Season 3, Episode 7, “The Belly of the Beast.” (Make sure you say the title in a deep, echo-y voice for the full effect.)

Pretty crazy episode, eh? Dennis took his troops to the dragon’s den, Irwin and I tried to slay a hungry beast, and Christa was fighting… well, she was being Christa.

This was a fun episode for me to watch as this was the first time I got to see what REALLY went on in the cave and what Christa did when left alone at the office. The cave would have been fun to hang out at, as I don’t mind caves, except I’m too tall for them so I generally steer clear, as I’ve hit my head on too many things over the years. The cave they ventured in was at Raccoon Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This is yet another fun, adventurous destination here in our area and you should check it out if you’re in our neck of the woods. From what I’ve heard, there’s miles of passageways to explore in those caves besides the camping and hiking you can do there.

As for Christa, I can’t believe she tore up the office over a flipping cricket! If I was there, I would have captured those damn crickets with a lot less mess. So glad Sgt. Baynes got there when he did or Christa would have destroyed the office beyond repair.
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Small Town Security – Brian Taylor on McGruff the Crime Dog’s Visit to JJK in Episode 306

sts-brian-325Another week, another episode of Small Town Security to dissect. This week, let’s talk about Season 2, Episode 6 “Watch Dogs.”

This is a good title for this episode, but if it were up to me, I’d call it: “Winston is THE MAN!” Winston Cavendish is such a unique individual with a fascinating background, it’s hard to not like the guy. He has more stories than the Empire State Building and a soothing speaking voice that can calm down the rowdiest group of crumb snatchers. Yes, he can be a little long winded, but it never bothered me. I was all ears whenever he had something to say. I guess you could say I’m a McGruff groupie.
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Small Town Security – Brian Taylor on Joan’s Surgery and the Funniest Moment in Episode 305

small-town-security-episode-305-brian-325Well, hello there, once again kids. Thanks for stopping in to get a little extra insight into Season 3, Episode 5 “Heady Times: Part 2.”

I know you didn’t like the way “Heady Times: Part 1″ ended last week and left you hanging, as only Chief likes things that “hang.” Hey, I had to throw in some innuendo after that emotional roller coaster from the past two episodes. Chief wouldn’t have it any other way.

Anyways…

The cat’s out of the bag, as you all finally learn that Chief had a brain tumor. For us, this news was a mixed bag. It was promising, because at least we knew what was causing Chief to act all cuckoo. We couldn’t figure out if her current medication was no longer effective or if it was a lack of medication, as it was frustrating us all. Chief had been fibbing to us off and on for a while, whether she had even taken her meds or not. She used to be so consistent with her meds, but all of a sudden she stopped taking them as prescribed. Apparently, as this tumor grew on her brain it started effecting her decision making. This was the scary part of that “mixed bag” I mentioned. Hearing that one you love has to have their brain worked on is frightening news to hear. When you hear someone say, “We’re gonna cut through the skull to get to the brain tumor,” that isn’t the “routine procedure” most docs talk about. Dr. Frankenstein and mad scientist stuff was the first thing that came to me when Irwin hit us with the grim news. However, “routine procedure” was exactly what the doctors told us, so we just held our breath and believed them.
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Small Town Security – Brian Taylor on Gilbert Gottfried’s Appearance and the Episode 304 Cliffhanger

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What’s up, gang!? I’m back for the attack, to fill you in on Season 3, Episode 4 “Heady Times Part 1”!

Chief MIA? Gilbert Gottfried on Joan Koplan’s Forum? Brian looking for another job? To Be Continued….? What the hell is going on!?

Who would’ve thought Small Town Security was going all “After School Special” on your ass and leaving you with a “cliffhanger” that Sly Stallone couldn’t handle? It surprised us too, let me tell ya. Unfortunately, I can’t go into any detail this week, you’re gonna have to wait for Part 2 my friends.

As you probably know, trying to get Chief to go to the doctor is no easy feat. She can be one tough, stubborn lady, as you can’t make her do anything that’s necessary or important. It can be sooo frustrating at times, as she truly is like a little kid. According to Chief, she’s been this way since she exited the womb over 60 years ago. That’s how I coined the phrase: “She’s a little girl with big girl needs.”
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Small Town Security – Brian Taylor on Lambchop’s Last Day in Episode 303

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Hey, what’s up!? I’m back again to fill you in on a few tidbits from Season 3, Episode 3 “Lambchop’s Last Bite.”

Losing “The Lamb” was a tough pill to swallow. Everybody here at JJK are animal lovers and we all have pets, so we all mourned in our own way when Lambchop passed. Lambchop was having some health issues for a while, but I thought she had at least a good one to two years left. I was totally STUNNED the day Chief decided to put Lambchop down. I knew Lamb was old and that she would go into that great doggie park in the clouds eventually, but I never thought I would see that day.

I knew we were filming that day and I was minding my own business as I walked in the office on that sad day and saw Dennis in his dress uniform. When Dennis told me he’s taking Lambchop to the vet for the last time, it didn’t register at first. It’s hard to explain. I wasn’t given a “heads up” or anything. I didn’t realize the cameras filmed that interaction between Dennis and myself until Dennis walked out of the office. I’m telling you folks, me walking into the office was how I found out about Lambchop. That was it.
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Small Town Security – Brian Taylor on Dennis Dating and the Chief’s Massager in Episode 302

sts-brian-325Hey there, boys and girls. It’s me, Brian T. Back to fill your head with some insight involving Season 3, Episode 2 “The Dragon Takes Flight”. This has got to be the best title for any episode ever on TV, as we all know dragons kick ass!

OK, for those wondering, Sherry Dee Allen really did do that entire mural on her own throughout the filming of Season 3. There was no “art department,” nor did she get any assistance. There wasn’t much I really knew about the mural during its inception, other than that Dennis wanted to “spruce up” his area to impress the prospective ladies, but that was it. I wasn’t aware of all the meaning and symbolism until I saw the episode. It really turned out great. I also never sneaked a peeked while Sherry was working on it, as I wanted to wait ’til the end.

There was even a day when Sherry scared the p!$$ out of me. I was at my desk, allegedly all alone, as everyone was off filming somewhere and I was minding my own business, when she came from the back to take a break (the wolf was giving her fits as it didn’t look right to her). I had NO freaking idea she was in the back working on the mural! I nearly jumped out of my chair when I heard her close the door. Oh, what good times.

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Brian Taylor’s Inside Scoop on the Small Town Security Season 3 Premiere

sts-brian-325Well, well, well… look who’s back to fill you kids in on the insights and curiosities of the wonderful third season of Small Town Security. This week is the premiere episode Someone’s Got the Meatball. You didn’t think you heard the last of “Speecy Spicy Meatball,” did you? We all know you want the meatball… you can’t resist it. That’s why Chief kicked it in high gear and made a song that’s catchy to most and could easily become the earworm song of 2014.

In regards to the video that was made for “Speecy Spicy Meatball”, yes I wore a red pepper costume and a fake mustache. Will you ever see me do something that crazy again? Hopefully not, but you never know with Small Town Security. It was actually pretty fun, as Christa and I did a lot of takes dancing and parading around like damn fools and throwing foam meatballs at Chief. When we wrapped filming on the video, I left the studio still wearing that fake mustache. I almost walked into a store to see if anyone would notice, but the stickiness was wearing off and it wouldn’t stay on. So sad.

The training video we made was also a blast. I never miss an opportunity to do camera work, so I was all for it. We really do have old, cheesy VHS security training tapes at the office — those snippets you saw in the episode are them! Dennis has been wanting to update those silly tapes for quite some time. Especially when he came across some old tapes of Chief’s recently. He found a box of her old school police academy training tapes that came from the depths of the ’70s. They were so hard core ’70s I could feel mutton chops growing on the sides of my face as we watched those relics. As much as I’m knocking the look of Chief’s old police academy tapes, they were pretty damn gritty and realistic. No doubt they inspired Dennis for his training video as the final product really did turn out realistic and believable.

Kudos to all who volunteered and participated in that project!!

Alright gang, that’s all for now, but tune in next week, as I’ll be telling you some goodies from Episode 2.

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Brian Taylor Shares the Inside Scoop on Small Town Security Season 2

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Hey gang it’s me Brian Taylor, aka “The Island of Consistency,” to fill you in on what’s been going on with JJK Security & Investigations.

Another season of Small Town Security has come to a close and it’s been one hell of a fun ride, kids. We’ve gotten love from all over the place from fans and well-wishers — it’s been unbelievable.

A lot of you have been laughing, crying, and having a great time watching us be… US. There have been SO MANY of you telling us through social media, email, AND by picking up the good ‘ol fashioned telephone to tell us how great we are and that you can’t get enough of the show. Well let me be the first to tell all you STS watchers that WE can’t thank you all enough for watching us!

We at JJK can’t swing a cat without running into someone telling us how great Season 2 is, so I thought I’d recap this swell season by adding some additional insight from each episode you probably didn’t know existed.

Episode 1: “The Wicked Witch of Georgia”
The title of this episode actually came from a caller who left us a 3+ minute voice mail ranting about us — well, mostly to Joan. He really did call her “The Wicked Witch of Georgia” as well as a bunch of other crazy stuff. Yet he wished us all good health, even to Joan (it was so weird). I couldn’t tell you how many times we played that entire voice mail, we laughed so hard every time we played it.

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Brian Taylor Shares the Inside Scoop on Small Town Security Season 2

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Hey gang it’s me Brian Taylor, aka “The Island of Consistency,” to fill you in on what’s been going on with JJK Security & Investigations.

Another season of Small Town Security has come to a close and it’s been one hell of a fun ride, kids. We’ve gotten love from all over the place from fans and well-wishers — it’s been unbelievable.

A lot of you have been laughing, crying, and having a great time watching us be… US. There have been SO MANY of you telling us through social media, email, AND by picking up the good ‘ol fashioned telephone to tell us how great we are and that you can’t get enough of the show. Well let me be the first to tell all you STS watchers that WE can’t thank you all enough for watching us!

We at JJK can’t swing a cat without running into someone telling us how great Season 2 is, so I thought I’d recap this swell season by adding some additional insight from each episode you probably didn’t know existed.

Episode 1: “The Wicked Witch of Georgia”
The title of this episode actually came from a caller who left us a 3+ minute voice mail ranting about us — well, mostly to Joan. He really did call her “The Wicked Witch of Georgia” as well as a bunch of other crazy stuff. Yet he wished us all good health, even to Joan (it was so weird). I couldn’t tell you how many times we played that entire voice mail, we laughed so hard every time we played it. Continue reading “Brian Taylor Shares the Inside Scoop on Small Town Security Season 2″ »

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