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Title: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dania on July 23, 2008, 11:06:28 PM
I really think the best thing was when Tom gomped Laurie.  Sorry Laurie, but that was awesome when he gomped you. 

The worst part was when that guy calling about Dark Knight didn't get gomped.  What the heck was with all that product placement ??
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Matt on July 24, 2008, 12:10:17 AM
There were so many great moments: Tom's Mamma Mia review, Tom and PFT impersonating Jeff Goldblum, Spike's "Hellllllllloooooooooo, Patton" (that should be Patton's ringtone for the rest of his life). My favorite has to be PFT's laugh at "Morgan Spurlock's girlfriend". It was, pardon the phrase, epic.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Son of Dorvid on July 24, 2008, 01:34:05 AM
Listen to that BJ Bryson call again.  Holy moly.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: stepheninchicago on July 24, 2008, 02:22:14 AM
Best Part:
*PFT losing it over Ramsey's call.

Worst Part:
*Having to wikipedia Bill Murray after hearing Tom say "if that's stuff is true, then shame on you" and in turn being bummed out.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: High Rise Denudes on July 24, 2008, 02:22:25 AM
best episode in awhile!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: WavyGravy on July 24, 2008, 03:11:15 AM
best:  Stage version of 'Caligula'

2nd best:  Tom's celebrity sightings
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on July 24, 2008, 05:18:33 AM
My favorite moment was when Tank was stammering while talking about Tor.  Then when Tom mimicked the stammer, Tank goes "What're you doin', Surfin' Bird?  HEY GLEN, HE'S DOIN' SURFIN' BIRD!!!"  Or something like that.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on July 24, 2008, 08:14:14 AM
I will need to reserve final judgement until after having reviewed the podcast; but, as it stands now, the best moment was "Morgan Spurlock's girlfriend".  It was a perfect storm of inflection, timing, and content, much like "Truck Nuts" some weeks back.  I hope Ramsey doesn't take Paul's laughing jag the wrong way and mutate with anger, like a comic book villian, into James. I hope to never hear the words "You got Ramsey-ed".

The worst moment was when the show ended--no offense to Evan Funk Davies. He's awesome. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on July 24, 2008, 08:41:32 AM
Gotta agree with the Spurlock moment. Fantastic episode.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Omar on July 24, 2008, 08:47:51 AM
I laughed at "Alexandra Jamieson, better known as Morgan Spurlock's Girlfriend" and then got swept up in PFT's eruption.  When Ramsey revealed that his second celebrity sighting was in fact Morgan Spurlock, I laughed so hard that I thought I would require hospitalization for internal injuries.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: herbie on July 24, 2008, 09:05:31 AM
my favorite part was the whole DJ CINNABONS call.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on July 24, 2008, 09:13:20 AM
"A skid of iPhones."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on July 24, 2008, 09:18:59 AM
Second favorite, right after Spike has done the "Hello, Patton" and laugh at Tom's request:

Tom (laughing): Thank you, Spike. You're a good guy.
Spike: Thank you. I'm glad somebody approves.
Tom (stone-faced): Get off my phone.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: buffcoat on July 24, 2008, 09:20:39 AM
When was the Tank/Tor call?  I only found the one Wurster moment.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: moonshake on July 24, 2008, 09:27:14 AM
I enjoyed how much PFT was enjoying Tom's rapid-fire GOMPs towards the end of the show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on July 24, 2008, 09:57:54 AM
When was the Tank/Tor call?  I only found the one Wurster moment.

There were three.

Glenn Danzig and Tank - around half an hour in
DJ Bryson, about 1.15 or so
And a brief call towards the end, responding to the topic.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Omar on July 24, 2008, 10:04:31 AM
When was the Tank/Tor call?  I only found the one Wurster moment.

And a brief call towards the end, responding to the topic.

Randy from Tunnelbridge!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: buffcoat on July 24, 2008, 10:58:12 AM
Thanks, SamirMar, you guys are the beast best.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Days of Se7en on July 24, 2008, 11:14:49 AM
The key to PFT's greatness as a Best Show guest isn't just that he's funny, but that he's such a great laugher when funny things happen.  Ramsey's "celebrity" sighting would've been a funny enough moment on its own, but PFT's explosion made it an all-time classic.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Ramsobot on July 24, 2008, 11:23:05 AM
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I hope Ramsey doesn't take Paul's laughing jag the wrong way and mutate with anger, like a comic book villian, into James.

Absolutely not! That moment was a highlight for me. I've told everyone to listen to it, and even put it on my website.

It has been requested by a certain person that I won't name that I James the show, and I've refused. It would take some Harvey Dent-esque fall from grace for that to happen, I think.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: stepheninchicago on July 24, 2008, 11:53:12 AM
I have to say as well, that opening the show with Unrest's "Six Layer Cake" was absolutely sublime. That's not even my favorite song on the record, but having that pretty guitar intro after the themes, was just the perfect set up.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on July 24, 2008, 12:00:49 PM
I think the best moment was probably when I realized that Paul was in the studio with Tom... Just to hear that laugh... and then hearing their conversation about Tom's various celebrity citings in LA. Good stuff!

The worst moment was when it ended.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: herbie on July 24, 2008, 12:10:02 PM
i actually listened to unrest both on my way into nyc and out of nyc on monday and tuesday! and ABBA a lot last weekend. A+ musical picks!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on July 24, 2008, 12:13:24 PM
The key to PFT's greatness as a Best Show guest isn't just that he's funny, but that he's such a great laugher when funny things happen.  Ramsey's "celebrity" sighting would've been a funny enough moment on its own, but PFT's explosion made it an all-time classic.

Yes! He's a fan of the show. And a good listener.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Chris L on July 24, 2008, 12:34:55 PM
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I hope Ramsey doesn't take Paul's laughing jag the wrong way and mutate with anger, like a comic book villian, into James.

Absolutely not! That moment was a highlight for me. I've told everyone to listen to it, and even put it on my website.

It has been requested by a certain person that I won't name that I James the show, and I've refused. It would take some Harvey Dent-esque fall from grace for that to happen, I think.

You either die a good caller, or you live long enough to see yourself become James.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on July 24, 2008, 01:28:19 PM
Quote
I hope Ramsey doesn't take Paul's laughing jag the wrong way and mutate with anger, like a comic book villian, into James.

Absolutely not! That moment was a highlight for me. I've told everyone to listen to it, and even put it on my website.

It has been requested by a certain person that I won't name that I James the show, and I've refused. It would take some Harvey Dent-esque fall from grace for that to happen, I think.

You either die a good caller, or you live long enough to see yourself become James.

I want to reference some plot point from the last twenty minutes of The Dark Knight to humorous affect, but it's all a blur now, a totally kick ass blur. Who were those masked hostages in the building again?

Ramsey, you're a class act.   
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on July 24, 2008, 06:19:29 PM
I actually googled Morgan Spurlock in the middle of PFT's laugh, saw a google image of him and his girlfriend, then started to laugh myself once I realized who it was, finished laughing, and PFT was still going.  Good times.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Joe Rogaine on July 24, 2008, 07:07:11 PM
What was the hang up on the Whitest Kids You Know guy about? Does Tom have something to do with that show? Ive never seen it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on July 24, 2008, 07:10:05 PM
I assumed the guy said something unfit for the air waves so Tom hung up on him without even acknowledging the call.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on July 24, 2008, 07:21:18 PM
(posted this in the wrong thread earlier)

PFT's video store stories cracked me up, especially the one about the angry "Ballroom Dancing" customer.  Like Steve, I also liked the "Surfin' Bird" moment.

Worst part of the show...The Whitest Kids You Know caller who got unceremoniously GOMP'd.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on July 24, 2008, 07:39:06 PM
I'm re-listening to Wurster's second call. It's amazing. One of my favorite kind of calls - the obscure namedropping and bizarre popcultural references, plus lots of nods to everybody listening who has some knowledge of previous calls and the Newbridgverse. Similar in style to "Club Pizzazz" and Matthew Tompkins' calls.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on July 24, 2008, 11:19:19 PM
The pre-recorded top of the show GOMP might have been the best so far. For one thing, it wasn't even a GOMP. And I love how it faded out with Tom giggling like a little kid, acting it out loud to himself.   
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dania on July 25, 2008, 12:06:30 AM
When PFT asked if Tom put googly eyes on the ABBA box

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3029/2699786691_4fc3a0fcfc_o.jpg)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on July 25, 2008, 03:08:22 AM
(posted this in the wrong thread earlier)

PFT's video store stories cracked me up, especially the one about the angry "Ballroom Dancing" customer.  Like Steve, I also liked the "Surfin' Bird" moment.

Worst part of the show...The Whitest Kids You Know caller who got unceremoniously GOMP'd.

Thanks, Jon from Maplewood.  I too was a bit thrown by the Whitest Kids You Know GOMP.  Did the kid swear and Tom had to dump it out?  Or does Tom just severely dislike the Whitest Kids? 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on July 25, 2008, 03:42:52 AM
I thought Tom smelled a viral marketing strategy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on July 25, 2008, 09:45:43 AM
He's probably not that familiar with that particular comedy troop and thought he was hearing something vaguely racist.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on July 25, 2008, 10:01:12 AM
I thought Tom smelled a viral marketing strategy.

That was my first thought as well.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: gravy boat on July 25, 2008, 10:13:33 AM
I enjoyed how much PFT was enjoying Tom's rapid-fire GOMPs towards the end of the show.

About 6 minutes from the end, the guy with the professional kidnapper's voice, gets frustrated with Tom interrupting his celebrity sighting story to riff on his voice.

Kidnapper: You want to hear this story?

A: No, I don't want to hear this story.
[Hang up]
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Itslikeimsayin on July 25, 2008, 05:35:16 PM
The whole show was great. I loved the line that went something like, "If they said 'Mamma Mia and its $1.5 million budget,' I'd say, 'What'd they do with that extra half a million?'"

Those two quick-hit Wurster calls were wonderful little bonuses. Not to pull back the curtain too far, but I wonder if things like the Randy from Tunnelbridge call was even planned beforehand.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: AaronC on July 25, 2008, 07:11:18 PM
I laughed at "Alexandra Jamieson, better known as Morgan Spurlock's Girlfriend" and then got swept up in PFT's eruption.  When Ramsey revealed that his second celebrity sighting was in fact Morgan Spurlock, I laughed so hard that I thought I would require hospitalization for internal injuries.

Exactly! 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jamesp on July 25, 2008, 07:33:37 PM
From when I listened on Tuesday, I tuned in in time to hear the topic start with PFT in studio and I especially loved the Morgan Spurlock's girlfriend call and Wurster's call about seeing Madonna at MSG.

Speaking of this week's show, this story here reminded me of Tom talking about what a loser Ben Stein is:

http://mediamatters.org/items/200807240001?f=h_latest

Ben Stein should be somewhere on that talent list (best/worst) towards the bottom. Everything about that guy (being Nixon's speech-writer, the anti-evolution documentary, ClearEyes commercials, & that dumb game show) makes me despise him so much.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Itslikeimsayin on July 25, 2008, 08:51:38 PM
Don't forget he gave us this, though:

"Bueller?





Bueller?"





Danny Bonaduce is much more despicable, imo. I can't stand that guy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jamesp on July 25, 2008, 09:24:23 PM
Don't forget he gave us this, though:

"Bueller?





Bueller?"





Danny Bonaduce is much more despicable, imo. I can't stand that guy.

I feel like Danny at least knows he's a creep, but he does steroids so it's tough to decide which is worse.

My biggest complaint about Bonaduce is that I heard his radio show one time and he has the worst voice imaginable for radio.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on July 26, 2008, 01:14:27 AM


My biggest complaint about Bonaduce is that I heard his radio show one time and he has the worst voice imaginable for radio.

You don't find the voice of someone who sounds like they gargle glass shards every morning soothing?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yesno on July 26, 2008, 02:02:36 AM
Batman confusion was pretty great.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: AllisonLeGnome on July 26, 2008, 09:51:30 PM
Most of my favorite moments (and there were a lot of them) have already been posted, but I'll quote some anyway just for purposes of redundancy:

There were so many great moments: Tom's Mamma Mia review...

 PFT's laugh at "Morgan Spurlock's girlfriend". It was, pardon the phrase, epic.

I enjoyed how much PFT was enjoying Tom's rapid-fire GOMPs towards the end of the show.

I'm re-listening to Wurster's second call. It's amazing. One of my favorite kind of calls - the obscure namedropping and bizarre popcultural references, plus lots of nods to everybody listening who has some knowledge of previous calls and the Newbridgverse. Similar in style to "Club Pizzazz" and Matthew Tompkins' calls.

Batman confusion was pretty great.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: paul on July 27, 2008, 05:35:54 PM
He's probably not that familiar with that particular comedy troop and thought he was hearing something vaguely racist.

or maybe he's like me and just avoids them because of their name.


my least favorite part of the show was when tom said he un-facebooked james, and then i looked and found out that tom un-facebooked me too. i don't think i'm as bad as james.
but i'm not sore about stupid internet crap, so it's no big deal.
it happened right around the "morgan spurlock's girlfriend" part tho, so it took some of the funny out of that for me.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on July 27, 2008, 06:17:04 PM
best moments for me:

- PFT's "ballroom dancing" story.

- steve in north hollywood's "double."

- spike's continued absence of any sense of humor whatsoever, and the calmness and vulcan-like logic he exhibits as he answers "no" repeatedly to tom's increasingly ridiculous questions. he's so deadpan about it i lose it every time a particular line of inquiry begins.

- the underlying message behind abba's "take a chance on me" is "i'm garbage."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Josh on July 27, 2008, 06:33:38 PM
The reason last week's show was so awesome is that it was in 4/4 time.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on July 27, 2008, 08:47:39 PM
I'm afraid to check whether or not Tom has de-friended me.  Even the thought of actually makes me a little anxious, which is pretty ridiculous.

All my favorite moments have already been covered, but in defense of that Batman call: "Straight Up: the Dark Knight" was pretty hilarious.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Superdragon DJ on July 28, 2008, 05:33:48 AM
Second favorite, right after Spike has done the "Hello, Patton" and laugh at Tom's request:

Tom (laughing): Thank you, Spike. You're a good guy.
Spike: Thank you. I'm glad somebody approves.
Tom (stone-faced): Get off my phone.

That is tied with PFT and Tom laughing on the Morgan Sperlock call. That shit had me crying.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on July 28, 2008, 03:15:43 PM
- the underlying message behind abba's "take a chance on me" is "i'm garbage."

I've actually spent time in the past breaking down the lyrics to TACOM, trying to see if the subtext suited the purposes of a protest I was involved in. It was mindblowing to hear the theory vocalized since I'd come to a similar conclusion myself then and nobody else I told this to agreed in the least, if they cared at all.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: AllisonLeGnome on July 28, 2008, 04:42:52 PM
- the underlying message behind abba's "take a chance on me" is "i'm garbage."

I've actually spent time in the past breaking down the lyrics to TACOM, trying to see if the subtext suited the purposes of a protest I was involved in. It was mindblowing to hear the theory vocalized since I'd come to a similar conclusion myself then and nobody else I told this to agreed in the least, if they cared at all.

Now you HAVE to tell us what exactly you were protesting.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on July 28, 2008, 06:07:05 PM
- the underlying message behind abba's "take a chance on me" is "i'm garbage."

I've actually spent time in the past breaking down the lyrics to TACOM, trying to see if the subtext suited the purposes of a protest I was involved in. It was mindblowing to hear the theory vocalized since I'd come to a similar conclusion myself then and nobody else I told this to agreed in the least, if they cared at all.

Now you HAVE to tell us what exactly you were protesting.

I feel wary divulging too much, but the point of the protest in general was to sway the foot soldiers of a larger interest into seeing things in a new light, or Taking A Chance On Me (me being the cause in that case). I can tell you the song didn't work out, although it's become more of a personal anthem for me as an appeal to life to life itself, since tbsowfmu and the abba box came into my life.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on July 28, 2008, 08:46:10 PM
- the underlying message behind abba's "take a chance on me" is "i'm garbage."

I've actually spent time in the past breaking down the lyrics to TACOM, trying to see if the subtext suited the purposes of a protest I was involved in. It was mindblowing to hear the theory vocalized since I'd come to a similar conclusion myself then and nobody else I told this to agreed in the least, if they cared at all.

Now you HAVE to tell us what exactly you were protesting.

I feel wary divulging too much, but the point of the protest in general was to sway the foot soldiers of a larger interest into seeing things in a new light, or Taking A Chance On Me (me being the cause in that case). I can tell you the song didn't work out, although it's become more of a personal anthem for me as an appeal to life to life itself, since tbsowfmu and the abba box came into my life.

You were working for McCain, right?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on July 28, 2008, 11:13:09 PM
I resent that implication sir. Ron Paul 2012! I'm taking the ReLOVEution back to the streets!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on July 29, 2008, 06:16:29 AM
I'm taking the ReLOVEution back to the streets!

This makes it sound more like you're working on the Andre 3000 campaign.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on July 29, 2008, 08:28:06 AM
best moments for me:

- PFT's "ballroom dancing" story.

- steve in north hollywood's "double."

- spike's continued absence of any sense of humor whatsoever, and the calmness and vulcan-like logic he exhibits as he answers "no" repeatedly to tom's increasingly ridiculous questions. he's so deadpan about it i lose it every time a particular line of inquiry begins.

- the underlying message behind abba's "take a chance on me" is "i'm garbage."


Thanks Andrew in Philadelphia ... for Taking a Chonce on Me.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on July 30, 2008, 06:30:32 AM
Best moment in last night's (7/29) show:

Tom's absolute delight in Spike's participating in the topic.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on July 30, 2008, 09:28:03 AM
Best moment in last night's (7/29) show:

Tom's absolute delight in Spike's participating in the topic.

One of the most surprising things I've ever heard on the show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Laurie on July 30, 2008, 09:49:51 AM
Best moment in last night's (7/29) show:

Tom's absolute delight in Spike's participating in the topic.

Yes, that was great! He was so surprised.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on July 30, 2008, 10:29:16 AM
Tom's Oscar caliber performance on the phone with his former shrink.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on July 30, 2008, 10:53:33 AM
I loved the special guests! They were special!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Ramsobot on July 30, 2008, 01:04:18 PM
And they were guests.

I know I'm a little close to the thing, but I enjoyed the call from Jeremy (née James).

But my favorite things were Spike's second call and Jason Woliner's use of "The Strangers" as a verb: "We've been Stranger'd."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on July 30, 2008, 03:39:36 PM
(hangs up)
I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT WHIPPED CREAM
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on July 30, 2008, 03:51:07 PM
'Sleepy La Beef'


 Tom laughing at this after he had said it for a third time.


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on July 30, 2008, 07:38:05 PM
(http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/detail/80/02/23190280.jpg)
Laurie!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on July 30, 2008, 10:14:49 PM
Every time Tom's therapist said "You're getting sleepy" inappropriately and with absolutely no effect. 

Now I badly want to say that to people in the middle of heated debates.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TacoSmith on July 31, 2008, 12:18:48 AM
(hangs up)
I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT WHIPPED CREAM

Yes, this was one of my favorite moments ever. One of my favorite things is when Tom gets angry inexplicably at something.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on July 31, 2008, 06:03:41 AM
The public/private call from Tom's therapist seemed conceptually brilliant to me.  I can only assume that they were deliberately teasing someone/something, but in order to suppose who is being teased violates the spirit of the bit.  If you were to consider it, you cross the line and the joke's now on you too.  A+
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on July 31, 2008, 11:49:03 AM
Tom's therapist: "Welcome to Couch Talk...can you turn down your radio?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: gravy boat on August 01, 2008, 08:36:11 AM
Tom's therapist: "Welcome to Couch Talk...can you turn down your radio?"

Tom's therapist: "That's why I was on that side of the couch."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: todd on August 01, 2008, 12:26:37 PM
The public/private call from Tom's therapist seemed conceptually brilliant to me.  I can only assume that they were deliberately teasing someone/something, but in order to suppose who is being teased violates the spirit of the bit.  If you were to consider it, you cross the line and the joke's now on you too.  A+


I agree. Way different than most of the bits on the show. It worked flawlessly - especially when Jon started taking calls. Great show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: around the bend on August 01, 2008, 04:30:59 PM
I really liked the way Tom described Evan Funk Davies' upcoming show.  He always has a good couple lines to describe the next show, but that night it was really really funny.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on August 08, 2008, 06:45:56 PM
I really liked the way Tom described Evan Funk Davies' upcoming show.  He always has a good couple lines to describe the next show, but that night it was really really funny.

That's one of my favorite bits.  Except the night that he mentioned that EFD was going to spin Allen Ginsburg all night, because I was thinking I'd play some Ginsburg on this proposed radio play show.  Ouch!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on August 08, 2008, 07:18:40 PM
simon's bastard cousin "rick."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on August 08, 2008, 08:53:17 PM
simon's bastard cousin "rick."

That was priceless.  The return of Philly Boy Roy was great, altogether:

Trying to pronounce "mayubinatorial"
Surfin' Bird
Music Group
Not "keepin' it Roxburruh"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on August 08, 2008, 08:54:51 PM
I personally loved Tom's impression of a carbon monoxide detector.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on August 09, 2008, 03:29:40 AM
The end of Spike's second call when he yelled about wanting certain channels off his TV instead of "ARGH the little things".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 09, 2008, 12:32:27 PM
yeah, everything about that was (hilariously) awkward.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mostlymeat on August 11, 2008, 06:43:06 PM
An hour complaining about the message board? Not the best best show.

-Ajax
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 11, 2008, 07:59:17 PM
An hour complaining about the message board? Not the best best show.

-Ajax

Agreed.  Last week was for completists only.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on August 11, 2008, 08:36:01 PM
What could've possibly happened in FOTchan to cause this?  Inquiring minds want to know.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: emma on August 11, 2008, 09:34:27 PM
An hour complaining about the message board? Not the best best show.

-Ajax

Agreed.  Last week was for completists only made me sad.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on August 12, 2008, 09:59:32 AM
I think we need to change the name on this thread to, simply, The BEST moments of last night's show.

Accentuate the positive, G's! ... I mean FOT's!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on August 12, 2008, 01:41:17 PM
Last week was a bummer, but it's going to take a hell of a lot more than that to get me to burn my FOT card.  I listened to the TSOYA with Tom from 2005, and it completely cured me.  What an awesome guy!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 12, 2008, 05:00:33 PM
I agree.  There have been a lot of ups and downs over the years, but it's true: no caller is bigger than the show.  That Officer Tom vs. Purple Shirt and related-rivalries thing seemed to get very negative in real life, but the show kept chugging and just got better and better.  Last week was rough, but it was all about the message board drama dragging everything down.  It's funny how only a week has past and my FOT outlook has gotten way more optimistic again.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on August 13, 2008, 09:12:41 AM
"Spoctors"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on August 13, 2008, 09:33:30 AM
The whole nazi sandwich discussion was a gem.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ScottP on August 13, 2008, 10:45:08 AM
Two favorites:

Tom's drunk Mike impression.

Tom playing Asia instead of The Smiths. ;D
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on August 13, 2008, 11:00:17 AM
The Asia thing was great.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on August 13, 2008, 11:48:22 AM
I think my favorite part of this week's show was Dr. H's first, polite attempt at a GOMP, which didn't take. A GOMPer having to face the GOMPed was like slamming a door in someone's face, only it's just a screen door, and they can still see you standing there on the other side. Or maybe pushing somebody out of a first floor window.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on August 13, 2008, 11:52:16 AM
slamming a door in someone's face, only it's just a screen door, and they can still see you standing there on the other side.

Can I use this in something?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on August 13, 2008, 12:03:11 PM
The misGOMP and, what I like to call, the "Asia-sneak" were the two things that made me laugh the most.  But the whole episode was still a lot of fun.

I still hope Tom isn't really planning to leave any time soon.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 13, 2008, 12:34:56 PM
i liked H-Man; he was endearing.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on August 13, 2008, 12:45:17 PM
The whole nazi sandwich discussion was a gem.

It's always a good idea to bring up Hitler.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on August 13, 2008, 12:49:14 PM
i liked H-Man; he was endearing.

That's part of what made the misGOMPS so great.  H-Man was just a nice guy (not that Tom's not nice; you get it) making an honest stab at fulfilling the Best Show format.  It's somehow fitting that he would have face his victims.

I was trying to think of what the misGOMPS were like. The closest thing I could come up with was when Will Ferrell is being burned alive in the first Austin Powers. "I am very badly burned..."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yesno on August 13, 2008, 12:56:40 PM
The whole nazi sandwich discussion was a gem.

It's always a good idea to bring up Hitler.

"Enough with this Hitler guy. I don't like him. The jury's in: thumbs down." -Tom Scharpling
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spalding on August 13, 2008, 01:55:15 PM
i liked H-Man; he was endearing.

Exactly the same word I was thinking. I especially liked when he went into his explanation of how his frat was a force of good, but dug his ditch even deeper. Increased his endearing factor threefold.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on August 13, 2008, 03:19:04 PM
Mike's new tattoo: a Zune, showing the red band trailer for Tropic Thunder.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: break on August 13, 2008, 04:04:25 PM
i liked H-Man; he was endearing.

That's part of what made the misGOMPS so great.  H-Man was just a nice guy (not that Tom's not nice; you get it) making an honest stab at fulfilling the Best Show format.  It's somehow fitting that he would have face his victims.

I was trying to think of what the misGOMPS were like. The closest thing I could come up with was when Will Ferrell is being burned alive in the first Austin Powers. "I am very badly burned..."

There is also the scene in Bananas where Woody Allen avoids the two hoodlums assaulting an old lady on the subway.  Then he faux-heroically tosses them off the subway car just as the doors close, but they open right back up. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 13, 2008, 04:56:27 PM
the pro-obama, anti-jew lady (cant tell if anyones mentioned her)...couldnt stand her.

-iAmBaronVonSweetie
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on August 13, 2008, 05:00:06 PM
Last night was a solid show, I laughed from beginning to end and the H-Man certainly didn't disappoint - even if it wasn't what I was expecting (I was expecting a Wurster in-studio faux 'shock jock' that Tom pretended to adore whilst nauseating half the listening audience with relentless chat) it was a fine piece of broadcasting. Hitler Sandwich and faux-GOMPs (or GOOPs as they became) were the highlights. Oh, and H's less-than-passionate defence of his college show co-host, who Tom said was 'the worst'.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on August 13, 2008, 05:45:04 PM
faux-GOMPs (or GOOPs as they became)

GOMPP (Get off my phone, please)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mokin on August 13, 2008, 06:13:05 PM
the pro-obama, anti-jew lady (cant tell if anyones mentioned her)...couldnt stand her.

-iAmBaronVonSweetie

That call was weird, but it was spun into gold when Tom mocked her hateful praise after he gomped her.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Fido on August 13, 2008, 06:20:30 PM
I was trying to think of what the misGOMPS were like. The closest thing I could come up with was when Will Ferrell is being burned alive in the first Austin Powers. "I am very badly burned..."

EXACTLY what I was thinking of when it happened, Pete. I think the Will Farrell character's name was Mustafa. Only hilarious when you know it's fictional. The mis-GOMPs were completely hilarious.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chrisfoll577 on August 13, 2008, 07:30:25 PM
the pro-obama, anti-jew lady (cant tell if anyones mentioned her)...couldnt stand her.

-iAmBaronVonSweetie

I loved how she was calling from the lower east side.   I think I'll vote for McCain just because of her condescending tone of voice.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 13, 2008, 09:00:27 PM
I'm not voting for Obama.

Not because he's black, but because of the Shepard Fairey stickers.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on August 14, 2008, 01:14:11 AM
the pro-obama, anti-jew lady (cant tell if anyones mentioned her)...couldnt stand her.

-iAmBaronVonSweetie

I loved how she was calling from the lower east side.   I think I'll vote for McCain just because of her condescending tone of voice.

She sounded very much to me like the lady who called recently and pranked Tom with the "your show put me right to sleep" zinger. I could be wrong though.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 14, 2008, 02:29:35 AM
Not to get all class war, but she sounds like the kind of hyper-privileged person who, because of her tax bracket, was raised surrounded by ignorant snobs and who is always the "wild one" with the crazy "lefty" ideas, like her off-the-wall "People outside of New York are racist" theories, which have never really been tested but are so radical that they threaten to blow the walls out of this here blue-chip seaside cocktail bar with twenty dollar martinis out here on Shelter island.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ackbar on August 14, 2008, 04:37:22 AM
in the end.. that phonecall was among the best of the night. tom's reactions were on point & the woman was laughable; far from angering imo.
the fact she admitted to not being a true new yorker yet felt she was the best representation of the city/state said it all to me
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yesno on August 14, 2008, 08:03:32 AM
please more class war, junk. I love it!  That kind of snob makes me turn Maoist.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on August 14, 2008, 08:44:10 AM
I thought she was kidding initially. Who calls TBS and leads off with "I want to talk politics"?

I imagine her flipping the dial in her car and landing what sounds like a legit call-in show with a sizable listenership. Then, after giving it all of five minutes, she becomes outraged that this valuable forum is being wasted on Doo-Wop and Family Guy-inspired folk art. So she calls in with a mission to wake people up to the truth!   
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on August 14, 2008, 08:46:19 AM
My theory in chat was that she just went up the radio dial and called in to every station she could find, and then read from some sort of prepared transcript.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yesno on August 14, 2008, 09:13:28 AM
My theory in chat was that she just went up the radio dial and called in to every station she could find, and then read from some sort of prepared transcript.

Yeah, while all of us are sitting, doing nothing, she's doing her part to educate the people.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: senorcorazon on August 14, 2008, 10:22:50 AM
"Did your frat have a competition, like a dance off, or throwing a javelin?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: joanna on August 14, 2008, 12:07:24 PM
so which is crazier, in your opinion:

- the fact that she thought it was going to be news to tom (and his listeners) that there were people who wouldn't vote for obama based on race alone; or

- that she thought she could change their minds by rounding up a team of new yorkers to set them straight?

i can't decide. they're both so crazy that it's hard to pick.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 14, 2008, 12:43:28 PM
joanna, your avatar is perfect for more situations that i ever give credit for on this board. 


this was one of them.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Itslikeimsayin on August 14, 2008, 01:38:29 PM
"I can't understand you, WALL-E."

So great.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 14, 2008, 01:57:23 PM
"I can't understand you, WALL-E."

So great.

say, "Eve-ah"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Itslikeimsayin on August 14, 2008, 02:23:34 PM
Another couple I forgot:

Caller: "So I got Kyle Glass's autograph instead. It didn't make up for it, but..."
H-Man: "Good ol' KG."
Tom: "Yeah, Kyle Glass. You a big Kyle Glass fan?"

---

"As Conrad Bain says, 'Different strokes for people who are unalike.'"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on August 14, 2008, 04:36:06 PM
As a big Laurie from Miami fan, I regret having to say she turfed out pretty hard. Bush league call.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Itslikeimsayin on August 14, 2008, 04:39:45 PM
Man, lots of great stuff from this one. I just remembered that Tom worked in Judge Smails' "The world needs ditchdiggers, too" line.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on August 14, 2008, 04:51:32 PM
on the relisten:

Erika whispering "He's a Nazi!" about Goebbels.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: senorcorazon on August 14, 2008, 04:56:48 PM
I'm not voting for Obama.

Not because he's black, but because of the Shepard Fairey stickers.


You prefer this?

(http://witz.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/nope.jpg)

All the making fun of Drunk Mike. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on August 14, 2008, 11:01:44 PM
Another couple I forgot:

Caller: "So I got Kyle Glass's autograph instead. It didn't make up for it, but..."
H-Man: "Good ol' KG."
Tom: "Yeah, Kyle Glass. You a big Kyle Glass fan?"

I know it's unlikely this will come off as anything more than a lame excuse, but I do actually know that Kyle's name is "Gass" and not "Glass". Admittedly for the first few months I was ever aware of the D I did think it was Glass, but I eventually got schooled. Apparently old habits die hard when I'm on the spot! Thankfully I didn't have to regret the gaff too much, because it made me laugh when I relistened, even while down in my cringing posture of shame.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Itslikeimsayin on August 15, 2008, 01:51:16 AM
Yeah, it made it funnier that you didn't catch on when Tom called you on it. Easy mistake to make.

Jables' reaction sounded more funny than dickish to me. Autographs are ludicrous anyway. (Says the guy who has a signed Tenacious D poster hanging in his garage.)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on August 15, 2008, 03:23:32 AM
Yeah, it made it funnier that you didn't catch on when Tom called you on it. Easy mistake to make.

Jables' reaction sounded more funny than dickish to me. Autographs are ludicrous anyway. (Says the guy who has a signed Tenacious D poster hanging in his garage.)

Salt the wound, why don'tcha?

Hey, Itslikeimsayin, is your name a reference to J-Roc from Trailer Park Boys?  If so, Good on ya, sir!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on August 15, 2008, 04:03:00 AM
I have to say it was funny and dickish all at the same time, which was kinda great because it confirmed the nature of his persona as a reality for me. Also, I get a huge kick out of it when Tom mocks other people who sound stupid on the radio, so I cannot love it any less just because it was me. No wound to salt!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Itslikeimsayin on August 15, 2008, 04:57:05 AM
Hey, Itslikeimsayin, is your name a reference to J-Roc from Trailer Park Boys?  If so, Good on ya, sir!

No, it's a Mr. Show reference. Bob Odenkirk's character says it in a Three Times One Minus One sketch.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Matt C on August 15, 2008, 05:51:50 AM
H-Man seemed like a nice guy but if Tom's gone so am I.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on August 15, 2008, 07:20:42 AM
I'm sure he'll be staying, then.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on August 15, 2008, 08:26:14 AM
Hey, Itslikeimsayin, is your name a reference to J-Roc from Trailer Park Boys?  If so, Good on ya, sir!

No, it's a Mr. Show reference. Bob Odenkirk's character says it in a Three Times One Minus One sketch.

Picking a username from a Mr. Show sketch is so nerdy!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 15, 2008, 11:37:30 AM
Hey, Itslikeimsayin, is your name a reference to J-Roc from Trailer Park Boys?  If so, Good on ya, sir!

No, it's a Mr. Show reference. Bob Odenkirk's character says it in a Three Times One Minus One sketch.

Picking a username from a Mr. Show sketch is so nerdy!

exactly.  that's why my next screen name is going to be: BlowUpTheMoon
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on August 15, 2008, 11:49:37 AM
Spike claiming that McCain fighting in Vietnam is a story generated for sympathy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Matt on August 15, 2008, 12:28:54 PM
Hey, Itslikeimsayin, is your name a reference to J-Roc from Trailer Park Boys?  If so, Good on ya, sir!

No, it's a Mr. Show reference. Bob Odenkirk's character says it in a Three Times One Minus One sketch.

Picking a username from a Mr. Show sketch is so nerdy!

I see what you did there...
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on August 15, 2008, 02:24:06 PM
- tom loudly drinking slurping the remains of some beverage through a straw during h-man's explanation of the origin of his handle.

- atheists (also) don't like hitler.

- spontaneous ventriloquism
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mostlymeat on August 15, 2008, 02:46:16 PM
The H-Man show was completely brilliant. So so so good! And while I complained about last week's show, it makes perfect sense now as a 3hr setup for the H-Man debut!

2 KUDOS!

-Ajax
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: todd on August 15, 2008, 02:50:32 PM
- tom loudly drinking slurping the remains of some beverage through a straw during h-man's explanation of the origin of his handle.

I forgot that! It was AWESOME.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 15, 2008, 05:01:14 PM
Jeff from the Volcano Suns calling up.  He has a great chuckle.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on August 15, 2008, 08:32:10 PM
I'm just glad I got mentioned.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on August 15, 2008, 10:02:38 PM
The Soup Nazi being an actual nazi.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on August 16, 2008, 10:04:40 PM
yeah, but he was like a nazi.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chrisfoll577 on August 16, 2008, 10:50:42 PM
Jeff from the Volcano Suns calling up.  He has a great chuckle.

I got a kick out of how he sounded like he had a few more drinks by his second call.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: AllisonLeGnome on August 17, 2008, 12:01:14 AM
The entire Nazi/sandwich exchange was great, but particularly:

Tom: Atheists hate Hitler.
H-Man: Do they?
Tom: [silence]
...
...
YES

Just the way he said that has been stuck in my head all day.

Like many, I really grew to like the H-Man by the end of the show, but one of the best moments for me was still when it became clear that Tom's departure is not imminent.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: moderate rock on August 17, 2008, 02:57:30 AM
"Get off my phone! Sorry...." 
"Aw thanks."

Haha. Great stuff.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on August 17, 2008, 03:16:45 AM
Hey, Itslikeimsayin, is your name a reference to J-Roc from Trailer Park Boys?  If so, Good on ya, sir!

No, it's a Mr. Show reference. Bob Odenkirk's character says it in a Three Times One Minus One sketch.

It's about lit'racy
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: The H-Man on August 17, 2008, 08:20:29 PM
Thanks to everyone who listened, and glad that those of you who've spoken so far have enjoyed it.  It was a great experience.

-The H-Man
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on August 18, 2008, 11:15:37 AM
Nice work, H-Man!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on August 18, 2008, 11:19:07 AM
i second that - the h-man was great.

i also liked tom's attempt at bridging of the generation gap when h-man revealed his unfamiliarity with the film 48 hours.


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on September 04, 2008, 01:59:33 PM
re: Gene Simmons

caller: Enjoy that!
TS: Oh I am.  It's like a FEAST.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on September 04, 2008, 04:17:07 PM
Anytime Tom calls a caller "sweetheart" or "honey" delights me.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on September 04, 2008, 04:57:47 PM
Anytime Tom calls a caller "sweetheart" or "honey" delights me.

Esp, when it's a guy.   :D
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TacoSmith on September 04, 2008, 09:28:07 PM
Tom's reaction to hearing Phil DeFranco's name was by far my favorite thing of the night.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on September 05, 2008, 07:51:07 AM
Anytime Tom calls a caller "sweetheart" or "honey" delights me.

Esp, when it's a guy.   :D

It's always a guy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on September 05, 2008, 10:52:47 AM
Anytime Spike and Tom discuss politics, something great will happen.

"It's Jo, like on the Facts of Life?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Stupornaut on September 05, 2008, 02:32:23 PM
I wasn't listening to the show this week (torn between following the convention and checking out the free block party literally down the block from my apartment), so now I feel like a dork listening to the podcast and hearing Tom request that I call and give the listeners an update on what it's like to have the convention in town. I'll see about calling next week, when any interest in this subject will be completely and totally gone.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Matt on September 05, 2008, 03:37:00 PM
I enjoyed every moment of this Tuesday's show. It was like The Freewheelin' Tom Scharpling - he talked about this, riffed on that, made fun of that guy, etc. He was constantly bouncing from one thing to another and it was all hilarious and fun to listen to.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 05, 2008, 03:59:58 PM
i was reminded this week how much i enjoy Julie's calls.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on September 06, 2008, 05:28:23 AM
I said it before, I'll say it again:  Tom's groaning at the mention of Phillip DeFranco.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Amplituden on September 07, 2008, 07:39:05 PM
When Tom imitates Dante from Clerks its always amazing. 
Last Tuesday's show was on fire!  Someday I will work up the cajones to call in.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on September 07, 2008, 11:30:36 PM
I said it before, I'll say it again:  Tom's groaning at the mention of Phillip DeFranco.

Thirded completely. That is EXACTLY how he makes me feel, just icky and bothered to the core.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: joanna on September 10, 2008, 12:18:12 AM
julie: hi tom, it's julie from cincinatti.
tom: quality caller.
julie: no, it's JULIE. from CINCINNATTI.

best.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jason on September 10, 2008, 10:48:45 AM
I think Julie has become one of my favorite callers, definitely my favorite female caller. She's genuine and funny.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on September 10, 2008, 10:49:37 AM
Roy telling us about Walt Disney was great. Also "Dr. Jonas Brothers"

Tom's impression of Russell Brand (who'll be back next year? (http://thesuperficial.com/2008/09/russell_brand_returning_for_ne.php))

Tom's satisfaction upon putting one over Jason

Roy getting the call screener's name right! No more "Leopold".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on September 10, 2008, 11:52:51 AM

Roy getting the call screener's name right! No more "Leopold".

AP Mike is running a stellar campaign and people are taking notice.

Also, I thought Tom's Paul Stanley impression was inspired, if not exactly spot-on.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on September 10, 2008, 12:28:17 PM
I think Julie has become one of my favorite callers, definitely my favorite female caller. She's genuine and funny.

Funny?  Sure.  Genuine?  Not as much.  But she has definitely grown on me.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on September 10, 2008, 12:33:19 PM
I think Julie has become one of my favorite callers, definitely my favorite female caller. She's genuine and funny.

Funny?  Sure.  Genuine?  Not as much.  But she has definitely grown on me.

I am genuine, except for a few facts. But the facts have nothing to do with whatever is underneath them, and what's underneath my facts is sincere and genuine.

I'm glad I made you guys laugh! I should probably quit calling while I'm ahead, but it's just like smoking.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 10, 2008, 12:47:18 PM
Julie, you're funny and if i were in cincinatti any time in the future i would throw out a coffee and cigarettes FOT face-to-face.  but dont pull a Steve from NH.

cut it short, dont fall down that pit.  youre both good people.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on September 10, 2008, 01:12:16 PM
The Best Show USO show,

James Jamesing the troops had me in tears   ;D+ :'(
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 10, 2008, 01:24:37 PM
"Hellooooo, troops."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on September 10, 2008, 01:31:27 PM
"Some sort of clave" really made me laugh, for no reason.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on September 10, 2008, 02:50:15 PM
The Best Show USO show,

James Jamesing the troops had me in tears   ;D+ :'(

Yes! When Tom was describing it, I imagined it devolving into chaos with James being hustled into a helicopter like in Apocalypse Now.

I want to see a similar Best Show Live Revue based on the proposed USO Tour. In addition to James and Spike, I like to think it would involve a cape-clad Mike eating a briefcase full of disco fries on stage and Tom introducing his special guests, the 1994 Eastern Conference Champion Knicks.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 10, 2008, 03:17:23 PM
Jason Grote calling in.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: joanna on September 10, 2008, 04:18:40 PM
Also "Dr. Jonas Brothers"


yes!

i had a dream about the jonas brothers last night? coincidence? i don't think so.




and it wasn't that kind of dream, you pervs.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on September 10, 2008, 05:13:50 PM
The Best Show USO show,

James Jamesing the troops had me in tears   ;D+ :'(

Yes! When Tom was describing it, I imagined it devolving into chaos with James being hustled into a helicopter like in Apocalypse Now.

I want to see a similar Best Show Live Revue based on the proposed USO Tour. In addition to James and Spike, I like to think it would involve a cape-clad Mike eating a briefcase full of disco fries on stage and Tom introducing his special guests, the 1994 Eastern Conference Champion Knicks.

Wes, you are the bes(t).
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 10, 2008, 06:14:05 PM
Jason Grote calling in.

Aw, you are sweet.  I was totally caught off-guard when I thought I was going to have to talk about being a playwright.  How can you do that without being boring?!

The Best Show USO show,

James Jamesing the troops had me in tears   ;D+ :'(

Yes! When Tom was describing it, I imagined it devolving into chaos with James being hustled into a helicopter like in Apocalypse Now.

I want to see a similar Best Show Live Revue based on the proposed USO Tour. In addition to James and Spike, I like to think it would involve a cape-clad Mike eating a briefcase full of disco fries on stage and Tom introducing his special guests, the 1994 Eastern Conference Champion Knicks.

Wes, you are the bes(t).

Seconded.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on September 10, 2008, 06:51:14 PM
Also "Dr. Jonas Brothers"


yes!

i had a dream about the jonas brothers last night? coincidence? i don't think so.




and it wasn't that kind of dream, you pervs.

I'm sorry. Better luck tonight!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Lacey on September 10, 2008, 09:16:43 PM
When Philly Boy Roy said "compupines."  Also his practiced reading vs. his actual reading. 
It bothers me a little that I find illiteracy hilarious.  Philly Boy Roy's illiteracy is hilarious.  Also Charlie, from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," is functionally illiterate, and I find that hilarious. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Denim Gremlin on September 10, 2008, 10:09:34 PM
When Philly Boy Roy said "compupines."  Also his practiced reading vs. his actual reading. 
It bothers me a little that I find illiteracy hilarious.  Philly Boy Roy's illiteracy is hilarious.  Also Charlie, from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," is functionally illiterate, and I find that hilarious. 


that door says "pirate" on it, do you think a pirate lives there?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Stupornaut on September 10, 2008, 10:22:01 PM
Ugh, they're running more of those McCafe commercials, but now it's with women. "Oh, I don't have to listen to jazz all day!" "I can wear high heels again!" "I can talk about television! I like television!" "I don't have to pretend to know where Paraguay is!" "Paraguay?"

You deserve the awful coffee you get, ladies.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jameswheeler on September 11, 2008, 05:01:04 AM
Regarding McStuff, there actually was a McHotDog, in the UK at least. I never tried one, but they looked abominable. All in a styrofoam bun, garnished with raw diced onion...
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on September 11, 2008, 06:30:13 AM
"Some sort of clave" really made me laugh, for no reason.

"Some sort of clave" was definitely hilarious.  "Joe Vitamin" caught me off guard too.  And "I'd be lyin' if I said I wasn't interested in her ... ... ... as a lover ... Whaaat!?!?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 11, 2008, 04:16:16 PM
DFK: you know why we gotta drop the 'ling from your last name?
TOM: why's that?
DFK: people in the south east are gonna think youre chinese.  now, they got no time for that.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on September 11, 2008, 11:29:56 PM
(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/3474/metallica1py8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on September 12, 2008, 12:04:24 AM
([url]http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/3474/metallica1py8.jpg[/url])


Labor Day Sale is pulling the striiiings.

Great post, Peteski. Thank you!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on September 12, 2008, 12:23:08 AM
God I love that freaking Hetfield picture.  Cracks me the hell up!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on September 12, 2008, 01:58:35 AM
([url]http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/3474/metallica1py8.jpg[/url])


Shouldn't the new bass player guy being carrying the bag?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: colonel panic on September 12, 2008, 10:14:42 AM
I didn't even recognize Hetfield.

It went:

1. hey, is that the dude from Suicidal?
2. is he shopping?
3. i think he's in Metallica now.
4. so are those groupies, then?
5. that's James Hetfield!

and Jason Grotes call is currently my favorite part but I'm only at DFK (who is doing well). Gene just called in and I'm laughing at the "sued" portion.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 12, 2008, 11:34:51 AM
following you, im at Julie:

JULIE: "hello, Tom, it's julie from cincinatti."
TOM: "quality caller"
JULIE: "what?"
TOM: "quality caller"
JULIE: "wait, no, julie from cin-ci-natti"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on September 12, 2008, 03:48:47 PM
Kid Rock's rider for the VMAs this year (courtesy of InTouch magazine):
- 1 toaster
- 1 tube of ChapStick
- 1 pack of white crew socks
- 2 bottles of Grey Goose or Ketel One vodka
- 2 low fat yogurts (raspberry)
- 1 package of baby wipes
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 12, 2008, 07:28:42 PM
Kid Rock's rider for the VMAs this year (courtesy of InTouch magazine):

- 1 package of baby wipes

Uses these in lieu of bathing.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 12, 2008, 11:19:21 PM
What a hilarious show.  The Kid Rock stuff was fantastic.

Man, I had no idea Tom was trying to talk to me about Davy Jones.  I wasn't listening live and just assumed I should choogle on out of there so he could get on with his bit.  It makes me want to call again and just laff at Tom's jokes, but it's going to be a while before I can listen live again and it's hard to get what's going on without context.

Dave, I'm sorry I didn't adequately credit you for the Tom/Dogmo birthday idea, but if it's any consolation, Tom scolded me for it!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: crumbum on September 13, 2008, 11:26:43 AM
About the whole 'metal is for children' thing -- isn't Tom a big comic book fan (and not the grown-up kind, either)? Don't mean to pick on him, but you know... glass houses and all.

I'm not sure where I picked up that idea; maybe I'm confusing his tastes with all those 'Comedians of Comedy' guys. Someone wanna set me straight?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 13, 2008, 11:51:21 AM
About the whole 'metal is for children' thing -- isn't Tom a big comic book fan (and not the grown-up kind, either)? Don't mean to pick on him, but you know... glass houses and all.

I'm not sure where I picked up that idea; maybe I'm confusing his tastes with all those 'Comedians of Comedy' guys. Someone wanna set me straight?

Richard Meltzer said rock music in general was for children.

With metal what especially skeeves me is when they take the musicianship to absurd extremes.  'Everybody played in a different time signature there, and you couldn't see it but the bass player really had to stretch his hand out a lot'.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 13, 2008, 11:54:45 AM
About the whole 'metal is for children' thing -- isn't Tom a big comic book fan (and not the grown-up kind, either)? Don't mean to pick on him, but you know... glass houses and all.

I'm not sure where I picked up that idea; maybe I'm confusing his tastes with all those 'Comedians of Comedy' guys. Someone wanna set me straight?

Yeah, yeah.  Not to give you a hard time or anything, but is anyone actually listening to the show (or enjoying any comedy) because they want a coherent, internally consistent philosophical worldview?  "Metal is for children" is funny.  No one is saying anybody has to stop listening to metal (which actually terrified me as a child, incidentally).
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: crumbum on September 13, 2008, 12:20:33 PM
About the whole 'metal is for children' thing -- isn't Tom a big comic book fan (and not the grown-up kind, either)? Don't mean to pick on him, but you know... glass houses and all.

I'm not sure where I picked up that idea; maybe I'm confusing his tastes with all those 'Comedians of Comedy' guys. Someone wanna set me straight?

Yeah, yeah.  Not to give you a hard time or anything, but is anyone actually listening to the show (or enjoying any comedy) because they want a coherent, internally consistent philosophical worldview?  "Metal is for children" is funny.  No one is saying anybody has to stop listening to metal (which actually terrified me as a child, incidentally).

Point taken. I did get a kick out of the Metallica rant, and mostly agreed with it. The parallel with other 'kid's stuff' just occurred to me later on and I wasn't sure if I was correct about the comics thing. More curious than anything else.

As for other favourite moments this (and last) week, I'm totally on board with 'heave ho' (no pun intended). I hope he sticks with it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 13, 2008, 12:22:02 PM
Oh, OK. To answer your question, Tom has talked about comics on the show fairly often.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on September 13, 2008, 12:30:23 PM
About the whole 'metal is for children' thing -- isn't Tom a big comic book fan (and not the grown-up kind, either)? Don't mean to pick on him, but you know... glass houses and all.

Punk rock is not exactly known for its emotional maturity either, and we all know from the music segments that it's a favorite genre.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: crumbum on September 13, 2008, 01:02:54 PM
About the whole 'metal is for children' thing -- isn't Tom a big comic book fan (and not the grown-up kind, either)? Don't mean to pick on him, but you know... glass houses and all.

Punk rock is not exactly known for its emotional maturity either, and we all know from the music segments that it's a favorite genre.

Where would we be without kid's stuff?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on September 13, 2008, 01:59:03 PM
What a hilarious show.  The Kid Rock stuff was fantastic.

Man, I had no idea Tom was trying to talk to me about Davy Jones.  I wasn't listening live and just assumed I should choogle on out of there so he could get on with his bit.  It makes me want to call again and just laff at Tom's jokes, but it's going to be a while before I can listen live again and it's hard to get what's going on without context.

Dave, I'm sorry I didn't adequately credit you for the Tom/Dogmo birthday idea, but if it's any consolation, Tom scolded me for it!!

No worries, it was supposed to turn into a high-concept joke about being plagiarized by a famous playwright, but right away I lost the thread and it turned into that doofusy racism thing. I was bad all around this week, I think I am on a self-imposed ban, unless I have a brilliant response to a topic in the next couple of weeks.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on September 13, 2008, 02:04:28 PM
Yeah, the Best USO Show on WFMU was definitely my favorite part. 

"Hellooooo Troops".  I could hardly breathe I was laughing so hard.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on September 13, 2008, 02:08:31 PM
The troops getting James'd might've been my favorite.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on September 13, 2008, 02:12:52 PM
I keep laughing about the "Brian Hussein" thing, especially every time I now see that cable commercial.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TheShamblers on September 13, 2008, 10:37:26 PM
The last "heave ho" of the show.  It was so casual.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on September 14, 2008, 12:33:59 AM
The last "heave ho" of the show.  It was so casual.

Yes, that was great.  I loved the afterthought-ness of it.  Ditto on the troops getting James'ed, especially their subsequent bafflement.

Dave, you can't even imagine how extensive my plagiarism of your jokes is.  Luckily, they're just plays, so no one will ever see them.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: n8 on on September 14, 2008, 03:29:26 AM
Pat from jersey city eliciting a slight guffaw (seemingly in spite of himself) from tom with his anecdote about being punched in the face on the PATH train by a mr. t-looking guy.  "He looked kinda like Mr. T...Except, like, less muscular...Without a mohawk."  I'm not sure why, but this got me for some reason.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: crumbum on September 14, 2008, 12:38:57 PM
Tom as Seth Rogan -- he really nailed the phlegmy quality.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: moonshake on September 15, 2008, 10:12:23 AM
I love how early on in the show Tom would start the clock well after a caller had started speaking, just so that he could say "Stop the clock!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: lemke on September 16, 2008, 12:06:51 AM
I love how early on in the show Tom would start the clock well after a caller had started speaking, just so that he could say "Stop the clock!"

YES!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: namethebats on September 16, 2008, 11:29:17 PM
Tom stringing "Brian Wilson" along.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on September 16, 2008, 11:51:36 PM
Tom losing his rant when he was on with Frank, and asking himself what he was even saying.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on September 17, 2008, 12:04:52 AM
About the whole 'metal is for children' thing -- isn't Tom a big comic book fan (and not the grown-up kind, either)? Don't mean to pick on him, but you know... glass houses and all.

Punk rock is not exactly known for its emotional maturity either, and we all know from the music segments that it's a favorite genre.

Metal as we know it today owes a great deal to punk, just like goth music.  Teasing metal is a (hardcore) punk tradition rooted in the eighties.  Most people who listen to one also listen to at least a little of the other.  It isn't personal, just inter-scene politics.  ;)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jameswheeler on September 17, 2008, 10:05:46 AM
Tom stringing "Brian Wilson" along.
Oh man, I started to feel so bad for that guy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on September 17, 2008, 10:13:08 AM
Tom losing his rant when he was on with Frank, and asking himself what he was even saying.


Agreed. That had me cackling along with Tom.

My other favorite moment: Tom equating the people at Yankee Stadium to the creeps in the Star Wars canteen ("My friend doesn't like you. I don't like you either!").
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on September 17, 2008, 10:26:11 AM
Tom stringing "Brian Wilson" along.
Oh man, I started to feel so bad for that guy.
Hey, it turned back on Tom at the end with the surprise revelation.

The breakdown of "Blueberries For Breakfast" was amazing. The way all the goofy hippie nonsense slowly gave way to the sound of a murder being recorded...I'm trying to think of another song that's so cryptically ominous under the surface, and all I can come up with is the Bee Gee's "My Thing" - which I'm convinced is about a dog ordering the Bee Gees to kill for him.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on September 17, 2008, 10:45:55 AM
Spike wanting to spend a week trapped inside "Sims 2".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jameswheeler on September 17, 2008, 10:49:13 AM
Oh man, I started to feel so bad for that guy.
Hey, it turned back on Tom at the end with the surprise revelation.
What was the revelation? I wound it back a couple of times and still can't hear what the guy said.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on September 17, 2008, 11:16:01 AM
Was there a revelation? I just thought Tom thought the joke fizzled out and dumped the whole thing.

That Cantina stuff was great too.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on September 17, 2008, 11:25:01 AM
ALSO, Tom losing it before telling us about H-man's croquet mallet. That whole Facebook thing started of slow and I didn't know what he was doing with it, but I was dying by the end.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 17, 2008, 11:32:15 AM
1) Tom echoing Spike's laugh
2) playing Kris Kross


and i'm only 28 minutes in.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: AaronC on September 17, 2008, 11:56:03 AM
2) playing Kris Kross

Yes!  So many great moments (Brian Wilson aka Doug, H-Man's Facebook entries, Blueberries for Breakfast), but my favorite call of the night goes to Harry (like Harry Potter) and his discussion of the world's best dessert. 

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: tomkaters on September 17, 2008, 12:05:33 PM
Listening now...the Star Wars Cantina scene talk about Yankees stadium made me spit coffee all over my desk.

"He doesn't like you...I don't like you either!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Lacey on September 17, 2008, 12:07:33 PM
My favorite part was the "Blueberries for Breakfast" analysis.  I get a delay because I listen over the internet, and someone in the chat said "this song has taken a weird turn" about two minutes before I heard the line "I'm gonna have to call the cops if you don't leave me alone."  I had the pleasure of knowing something bizarre was about to happen, and happen soon, and then the delight of the bizarre thing being so many, many times more bizarre than I could have ever predicted.

That segment will be my "hey, listen to this" segment for a friend I'm trying to convert.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on September 17, 2008, 12:07:54 PM
Tom's H-Man Facebook Update Poetry

And also Harry getting mad about the quality of the desserts at the Tip Top. Cracked me up!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on September 17, 2008, 12:51:14 PM
Its in the Alcoholics Anonymous' *44 Questions" (http://"http://www.aa.org/lang/en/catalog.cfm?category=4&product=1") pamphlet : 

No. 3 "Do you enjoy drinking beer in the shower?"

(http://www.savannahaa.com/images/44quest.gif)


*Answers the questions most frequently asked about A.A. by alcoholics seeking help, as well as by their families and friends.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: moonshake on September 17, 2008, 12:52:41 PM
The idea of a Burn After Reading motorcycle jacket was funny also.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on September 17, 2008, 12:57:27 PM
I found my worst moment. On listening to the podcast, right after Tom heave ho's me (at the 2:12:45 mark), realplayer gets stuck in a glitch and keeps repeating him disdainfully saying "more power to 'em though, more power to 'em" over and over and over. I think this may be a sign from god? Is that happening to anyone else or is this a trick on me? It genuinely is freaking me out a little.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on September 17, 2008, 01:02:04 PM
You deserve to be freaked out for that trucknutz crack. How dare you*.





*make me laugh.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yesno on September 17, 2008, 01:04:18 PM
return of "Magnolia" music
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 17, 2008, 01:12:28 PM
"2...0...1...2...0...9...9...3...6...8"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on September 17, 2008, 02:34:27 PM
(http://www.cynicallyoptimistic.com/blog/Files/JeffMrSoftee.jpg)

+

(http://www.blueberryfestival.ca/bluebe13.jpg)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: utterer on September 17, 2008, 09:11:15 PM
The realization of the fact that Pleasure Island is actually the soundtrack to a porno movie and the director of said movie left out the sexy details to Brian Wilson when pitching the soundtrack idea to him ranks up there pretty high.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on September 17, 2008, 09:31:10 PM
I thought the revelation was that Doug was Doug Gillard from GBV (??????????????????????????????)
or that the guy claimed to be Doug Gillard to zing Tom (??????????????????????????????????????).
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: The H-Man on September 17, 2008, 09:40:28 PM
I found my worst moment. On listening to the podcast, right after Tom heave ho's me (at the 2:12:45 mark), realplayer gets stuck in a glitch and keeps repeating him disdainfully saying "more power to 'em though, more power to 'em" over and over and over. I think this may be a sign from god? Is that happening to anyone else or is this a trick on me? It genuinely is freaking me out a little.

Nice signature, RegularJoe.  That is all.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Dan B on September 18, 2008, 01:53:32 AM
That Comedy Podcast list is invalid.  The Best Show isn't actually being outsubscribed by those shitty podcasts.  We need a better ranking system.

http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/13097.asp

Quote
The iTunes top 100 lists
iTunes publishes a top 100 list for all of the podcasts in its directory and separate top 100 lists for each podcast category. This is a ranking that was meant by Apple to be interesting primarily for iTunes users, not to be useful for advertisers. However, it can be quite informative if you know how to read it.

Much to the ire of podcasts with well established audiences, the iTunes top 100 lists are based primarily on new subscriptions initiated in the iTunes podcast directory during the past week, with the more recent subscriptions weighted more heavily. In other words, iTunes is essentially ranking the podcasts with the highest velocity of new users.


Use iTunes to identify the up-and-comers and growing podcasts, but don't rely on it as the be-all and end-all of podcast rankings. Hypothetically, though unlikely, an established podcast with a million subscribers and 100 new iTunes subscribers would be placed behind a brand new podcast with 200 fresh subscribers. It also doesn't count the portion of the audience that doesn't use iTunes. Nevertheless, iTunes provides the best publicly-available ranking of podcasts since it has the largest user base from which to collect information. Ignore it at your own peril.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: pinky on September 18, 2008, 07:10:53 AM
I liked when the guy god gomped tried to abbrieviate Heave Ho. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 18, 2008, 08:23:10 AM
Who has hacking skillz?  Take over a zombie network and get all the nodes to subscribe.  I bet that's what Kevin Smith did.

That Comedy Podcast list is invalid.  The Best Show isn't actually being outsubscribed by those shitty podcasts.  We need a better ranking system.

[url]http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/13097.asp[/url]

Quote
The iTunes top 100 lists
iTunes publishes a top 100 list for all of the podcasts in its directory and separate top 100 lists for each podcast category. This is a ranking that was meant by Apple to be interesting primarily for iTunes users, not to be useful for advertisers. However, it can be quite informative if you know how to read it.

Much to the ire of podcasts with well established audiences, the iTunes top 100 lists are based primarily on new subscriptions initiated in the iTunes podcast directory during the past week, with the more recent subscriptions weighted more heavily. In other words, iTunes is essentially ranking the podcasts with the highest velocity of new users.


Use iTunes to identify the up-and-comers and growing podcasts, but don't rely on it as the be-all and end-all of podcast rankings. Hypothetically, though unlikely, an established podcast with a million subscribers and 100 new iTunes subscribers would be placed behind a brand new podcast with 200 fresh subscribers. It also doesn't count the portion of the audience that doesn't use iTunes. Nevertheless, iTunes provides the best publicly-available ranking of podcasts since it has the largest user base from which to collect information. Ignore it at your own peril.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: crumbum on September 18, 2008, 08:36:22 AM
Tom summing up 'Blueberries for Breakfast' as the sound of the Sixties coming undone:

'We've gotta cool it out, man!'
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on September 18, 2008, 08:40:50 AM
how about the general air of creepiness that took hold of the chat when Maya (from Brooklyn?) called in.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Lacey on September 18, 2008, 10:16:34 AM
I thought her self-help babble was kind of sad.  It only became funny when Tom had no idea what she was talking about but encouraged her to keep up with the Oprah-esque platitudes.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on September 18, 2008, 10:27:54 AM
how about the general air of creepiness that took hold of the chat when Maya (from Brooklyn?) called in.

Do tell. I had to miss the chat and show due to a hurricane-related power outage, but now I'm curious in a rubbernecking car accident kinda way.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Chad on September 18, 2008, 02:55:23 PM
The H Man facebook status updates were brilliant.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on September 18, 2008, 03:37:42 PM
I'm listening to tuesdays show and I just heard melanie's call. That cracked me up!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on September 19, 2008, 05:57:57 PM
Tom v. Stephen King

"What does this guy have against trees? Did a tree kill his family, and then he vowed revenge against trees for the rest of his life by writing 900 books to try and kill every tree on Earth?"

That's 100% perfect.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on September 20, 2008, 05:57:20 AM
I still haven't heard the third hour from the 9/16 show.  But so far, my favorite moment was when Tom exposed that dude who was pretending to be Brian Wilson.  What an FWD.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 20, 2008, 11:39:34 AM
I still haven't heard the third hour from the 9/16 show.  But so far, my favorite moment was when Tom exposed that dude who was pretending to be Brian Wilson.  What an FWD.

FWD?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mokin on September 20, 2008, 12:14:30 PM
FWD = Factory Wrapped Douche.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 20, 2008, 12:38:21 PM
FWD = Factory Wrapped Douche.

OK, thanks.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 20, 2008, 12:39:04 PM
"They can get Fred Astaire to dance with a vacuum cleaner, but they can't get the FPS right on the Babe Ruth footage"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mike a on September 20, 2008, 03:28:20 PM
I still vote for "Porcupine Pie" as worse than "Blueberries for Breakfast," but Tom may well have started the process to make People Like Us a cult favorite.  It could very well be the Mamas & Papas' Holland or Tusk - the sound of a dispirited band fracturing before your ears.  (Or Let It Be without the hit singles or high-quality album tracks a la "Two Of Us").
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 20, 2008, 08:27:07 PM
I still vote for "Porcupine Pie" as worse than "Blueberries for Breakfast," but Tom may well have started the process to make People Like Us a cult favorite.  It could very well be the Mamas & Papas' Holland or Tusk - the sound of a dispirited band fracturing before your ears.  (Or Let It Be without the hit singles or high-quality album tracks a la "Two Of Us").

I'm partial to 'Cowboy Star'.  Porcupine Pie is not completely without charm.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Richard on September 21, 2008, 09:40:05 AM
Thank God Julie from Cincinnati didn't call. Her voice gives me nightmares. She should use a voice modulator.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Stupornaut on September 21, 2008, 11:11:46 AM
I still vote for "Porcupine Pie" as worse than "Blueberries for Breakfast," but Tom may well have started the process to make People Like Us a cult favorite.  It could very well be the Mamas & Papas' Holland or Tusk - the sound of a dispirited band fracturing before your ears.  (Or Let It Be without the hit singles or high-quality album tracks a la "Two Of Us").

I'm partial to 'Cowboy Star'.  Porcupine Pie is not completely without charm.

I maintain that "Dear Mr. Jesus" beats them all, though I have no idea how Tom would react to my nomination of it ("you're making fun of child abuse? You ghoul! HEAVE HO")
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 21, 2008, 02:23:25 PM
Thank God Julie from Cincinnati didn't call. Her voice gives me nightmares. She should use a voice modulator.

I enjoy julie calls...her voice has character. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 21, 2008, 04:32:25 PM
Thank God Julie from Cincinnati didn't call. Her voice gives me nightmares. She should use a voice modulator.

I enjoy julie calls...her voice has character. 

Quality caller!  I like Julie's calls too.  Even when her quest for the Heave Ho gets kind of obvious.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on September 21, 2008, 04:45:25 PM
If only Julie had run for mayor, I would not have cast 37 votes for Pudge.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on September 21, 2008, 07:14:27 PM
Thank God Julie from Cincinnati didn't call. Her voice gives me nightmares. She should use a voice modulator.

I enjoy julie calls...her voice has character. 

Quality caller!  I like Julie's calls too.  Even when her quest for the Heave Ho gets kind of obvious.

I do not like the Heave Ho. My quest is to make the host forget the Heave Ho and bring back the GOMP.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Richard on September 21, 2008, 07:30:41 PM
Best moment, giving that guy from Ontario the business about Metal from Europe. I don't always agree with Tom. But, yes, Metal is for kids. The Blues (especially the white variety) and Do-Wop are running a close second to Metal in the race for the ultimate in bad. I have a hard time wrapping my head around most rap music as well. This is where Tom and I part ways.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on September 22, 2008, 04:44:36 AM
Best moment, giving that guy from Ontario the business about Metal from Europe. I don't always agree with Tom. But, yes, Metal is for kids. The Blues (especially the white variety) and Do-Wop are running a close second to Metal in the race for the ultimate in bad. I have a hard time wrapping my head around most rap music as well. This is where Tom and I part ways.

Richard ... If you were a lady, I'd marry you.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mokin on September 22, 2008, 06:09:06 AM
"You're a liar. There's no such thing as a Tyler Perry marathon... unless you're over at my house."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on September 22, 2008, 08:38:13 AM
That was priceless, Mokin!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on September 22, 2008, 10:31:20 AM
Best moment, giving that guy from Ontario the business about Metal from Europe. I don't always agree with Tom. But, yes, Metal is for kids. The Blues (especially the white variety) and Do-Wop are running a close second to Metal in the race for the ultimate in bad. I have a hard time wrapping my head around most rap music as well. This is where Tom and I part ways.

Richard ... If you were a lady, I'd marry you.

You could marry him anyway.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spike on September 22, 2008, 12:29:33 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;DBest moments: Yours Truly discussing THE SIMS 2 and no calls from Laurie from Miami.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on September 22, 2008, 02:01:56 PM
Spike are you excited about the possibility of a Sims movie?

http://www.collider.com/entertainment/interviews/article.asp/aid/9244/tcid/1
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on September 22, 2008, 02:03:21 PM
;D ;D ;D ;DBest moments: Yours Truly discussing THE SIMS 2 and no calls from Laurie from Miami.


Hmmm, I wonder what Laurie did to offend Spike. Oh wait I know ... she was born female!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on September 22, 2008, 02:07:07 PM
;D ;D ;D ;DBest moments: Yours Truly discussing THE SIMS 2 and no calls from Laurie from Miami.


Hmmm, I wonder what Laurie did to offend Spike. Oh wait I know ... she was born female!

And she's not a psychopath. Is she?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: tenspeed on September 22, 2008, 02:51:17 PM
Hmmm, I wonder what Laurie did to offend Spike. Oh wait I know ... she was born female!

I heard she declined an e-vite to a Dungeon Party that Spike was throwing.   
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TheShamblers on September 22, 2008, 08:32:27 PM
The return of Squeaky!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Stupornaut on September 23, 2008, 01:50:40 PM
"Metal fans are complete, complete idiots. They wouldn't even be able to spell the word 'dumb' right. (http://www.lastplanetojakarta.com/2007/11/epic_win.html)"

Seriously, a Darnielle-Scharpling debate on the merits and demerits of metal needs to happen immediately.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on September 23, 2008, 07:59:51 PM
"Metal fans are complete, complete idiots. They wouldn't even be able to spell the word 'dumb' right. ([url]http://www.lastplanetojakarta.com/2007/11/epic_win.html[/url])"

Seriously, a Darnielle-Scharpling debate on the merits and demerits of metal needs to happen immediately.


I couldn't agree with you more.  Darnielle has actually convinced me to listen to a few metal records.

I wonder if this debate has already occurred in private?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on September 24, 2008, 04:42:31 AM
Julie meets Spike! A cosmic collision of opposites. Yin meets yang.

Spike: Aggressively linear. He's got four or five talking points and he beats them to death.

Julie: All over the place. God knows what she'll say next.

Spike: Excessive self-regard. Eight posts ago, on this thread, he nominated himself for a "best moment".

Julie: Excessively self-deprecating. Ease up on yourself, Cincinnati.

Me: Getting way too caught up in the minutiae of TommyWorld.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t55/davebucket68/Julievspikebmp.jpg)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on September 24, 2008, 10:24:10 AM
I flaked out before the topic was put on the table, but up until then it was a W in spite of the early-innings hits given up by Julie and Spike.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on September 24, 2008, 10:43:46 AM
Worst: Me having to say "soccer".

Best: Tom namechecking Franz Beckenbauer.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on September 24, 2008, 10:48:57 AM
I really enjoyed Steve from North Hollywood's call.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: buffcoat on September 24, 2008, 10:57:02 AM
Whaaaaaaaaaa... IN AND AROUND THE LAKE... aaaaaaaaaaatttt?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on September 24, 2008, 11:15:05 AM
The QOSTA tattoo.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on September 24, 2008, 11:23:47 AM
Highlights:

-Samir selling himself out and calling it "soccer" on his own
-Mike materializing behind Tom in the studio
-Mount Foo-more vs. Mount Foo-ji and the dismissal of "the other two guys" in the band
-The extra-long build up to the "wait, am I on the radio?" moment at the end of the show
-The healing begins with Dolenz, and the specific Monkees songs not chosen for playing at the top

Lowlight:

-I wanted a much longer Davy Jones impression

Forgotten highlight from last week:

-Tom mentions the Sam Ash Sound
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jameswheeler on September 24, 2008, 12:22:22 PM
Olivia Munn going in the hate pit.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on September 24, 2008, 12:27:47 PM
Whaaaaaaaaaa... IN AND AROUND THE LAKE... aaaaaaaaaaatttt?

Yes.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on September 24, 2008, 12:33:52 PM
tom hanging up on the person with the kid who idolizes philly boy roy was pure magic. i have to admit, my daughter loves him too, but mostly because he's our block captain.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Matt C on September 24, 2008, 01:03:53 PM
Olivia Munn going in the hate pit.


Anyone have a link to the video Tom was talking about?  I couldn't find it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on September 24, 2008, 01:35:43 PM
tom hanging up on the person with the kid who idolizes philly boy roy was pure magic. i have to admit, my daughter loves him too, but mostly because he's our block captain.

I think that was orangewhip!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Matt on September 24, 2008, 01:38:01 PM
Tom after getting Jamesed: "What a night. WHAT A NIGHT! I LOVE THIS DIRTY RADIO STATION!"

Also, the promise of a roast in the near future...I cannot wait.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on September 24, 2008, 06:26:23 PM
Yutz-knuckle?!?!   :D 

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on September 24, 2008, 10:48:17 PM
I really enjoyed Steve from North Hollywood's call.

Thanks, Erika!  I sure do wish Tom hadn't thrown Olivia Munn into the Hate Pit though.  Who else is down there these days?  I don't think Olivia is even one fifth as deserving as those other guys.  Unsweeeeeet (okay, I'm done with that now).
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Poughkeepsie on September 25, 2008, 10:54:47 PM
Easily Brad from Newbridge singing Foo Fighters tunes.

"PLEASE STICK AROUND, PLEASE STICK AROUND."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 26, 2008, 05:26:26 PM
Easily Brad from Newbridge singing Foo Fighters tunes.

"PLEASE STICK AROUND, PLEASE STICK AROUND."

I can't believe there's actually a band called Hinder.  I wikipedia'ed them and can now appreciate the Hinder Hill lulz.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on September 27, 2008, 07:17:52 AM
To combine two themes from this week's show, I invite (beg?) Tom to use TuFTO as his complaint-segment bed music.

Pretty please?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John M. on September 27, 2008, 11:47:52 PM
Easily Brad from Newbridge singing Foo Fighters tunes.

"PLEASE STICK AROUND, PLEASE STICK AROUND."
Seconded!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on September 29, 2008, 07:22:38 PM
Now I've heard the full show - Haircut 100!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on September 30, 2008, 09:23:29 AM
"I would like to apologize to the good people at Arby's..."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 30, 2008, 11:09:02 AM
"i dont have time for dinaosaur talk."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on October 01, 2008, 02:27:27 AM
(http://media.tumblr.com/mkNw5d644ej08vn0aaPYjTn1o1_400.jpg)

did frangry (http://frangry.tumblr.com/) ever call?


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on October 01, 2008, 05:44:05 AM
did frangry ([url]http://frangry.tumblr.com/[/url]) ever call?


He extended the deadline.

Mawwwwk was the highlight last night.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 01, 2008, 08:48:13 AM
Wow ... after checking that blog, this Frangry seems like a real FWD*.  I hope he shows the proper respect to the hallowed halls of WFMU.








*And that's coming from a guy who is constantly dallying into Factory Wrapped Douche territory.


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on October 01, 2008, 11:10:17 AM
Tom winning a cruise.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on October 01, 2008, 11:43:03 AM
Ramsey havin' a pop at his buddy was a nice, if disloyal, touch.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on October 01, 2008, 11:55:50 AM
One of the callers kind of derailed it, but I enjoyed the "haunted movie" topic, especially the part about doing heavy IMDB research. I did something similar once trying to prove that Eli Wallach was the oldest famous person, but Kevin McCarthy appears to hold the title.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on October 01, 2008, 12:08:17 PM
'Five Maddah Alahhm.'
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on October 01, 2008, 01:00:17 PM
Wow ... after checking that blog, this Frangry seems like a real FWD*.  I hope he shows the proper respect to the hallowed halls of WFMU.

He?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on October 01, 2008, 03:01:26 PM
i stuck it out for 15 minutes on Shut Up Weirdo.  who do i talk to about getting those 15 minutes back?  

although, she does say, "shut up!" a lot, so in that regard we're covered.  
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on October 01, 2008, 03:13:38 PM
I greatly enjoyed Tom's handling of that politically troglodytic six-year old: "When did daddy lose his job?"
She got totally housed on national radio!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Ramsobot on October 01, 2008, 03:29:04 PM
Ramsey havin' a pop at his buddy was a nice, if disloyal, touch.

James has gotta learn: if someone is going to set me so nicely I'm gonna take it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TacoSmith on October 01, 2008, 06:42:12 PM
That Marky Ramone call was gold. His explanation of what "biting your time" meant had me LOLing. ROFLing, even.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Beth on October 01, 2008, 10:17:04 PM
Wow ... after checking that blog, this Frangry seems like a real FWD*.  I hope he shows the proper respect to the hallowed halls of WFMU.




I think frangry is a girl.


EDIT: MasterofSparks already said it. I bottom posted. Whoops.

But yeah, from that blog, I don't think I'm into Shut Up Weirdo, and I haven't even heard it yet.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 02, 2008, 02:53:03 AM
Wow ... after checking that blog, this Frangry seems like a real FWD*.  I hope he shows the proper respect to the hallowed halls of WFMU.




I think frangry is a girl.


EDIT: MasterofSparks already said it. I bottom posted. Whoops.

But yeah, from that blog, I don't think I'm into Shut Up Weirdo, and I haven't even heard it yet.


Upon revisiting the blog, but having not listened to "her" show, I suppose Frangry might very well be a girl (largely based on those three sassy photographs).  But, if Olivia Munn can get thrown into the Hate Pitt with a bunch of pervy dudes, then I think it only fair that a female can qualify as an FWD.



Oh, and my favorite moment from last night's show was "The Brotherhood of the Traveling Floor Toms."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on October 02, 2008, 10:52:53 AM
Steve and Beth, you guys aren't missing much.  in fact, she's the worst part of the show.  the guy, andy cohen, seems decent enough.

in fact, i feel kind of bad for him.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on October 02, 2008, 11:24:07 AM
I was cyberpoking around and found Frangry mentioned in one of her friend's blogs. For some reason it really annoyed me beyond known English words.

Quote
we decide we want to go dance at le baron. we try to get a cab but to no avail. frannie gets in a fight with an old french dude who’s trying to steal our cabs. she’s like, "go fuck yourself!" and he replies, "moi? moi?" and she retorts in her best new york voice, "YEAH, YOU! go fuck yourself!" go fuck yourself: count 1.

it’s almost 1, but we see a few people going down to the metro. the turnstiles are closed, but we hop it like the locals and make the last train. SCORE. the 2 line takes us to arc de triomphe, pretty much right to le baron. DOUBLE SCORE.

on our 5 block jaunt down avenue marceau, we get cruised by these two eurotrash dudes in a mercedes convertible. they follow us the entire way to le baron asking us, "hey, where you going? come and party with us in the backseat!" we’re running away as fast as we could by this point in our heels scared out of our minds.

we make it to the front door. phew. there’s a mob of people waiting to get inside. we walk up to the front, and the bouncer goes, "deux?" we resoundingly reply, "oui." the velvet rope is open, and we leave the suckers in the dust. we realize juan and milton were the dead weights last time. suckers.

obligatory celebrity checklist: kirsten dunst. check. chloe sevigny. check. ben cho. check. leigh the misshapes girl. check. rumor has it that kate moss and her man from the kills are on their way. but whatevs.

by this point, we’re getting in a dispute with some spanish dude with a couple of hyena-looking girls for our seat. he’s trying to tell us he has that seat reserved and threatens us to leave or he’ll have to get someone to ask us to leave. we’re like, "yeah, why don’t you do that? we’ll wait." punkass trick.

we drink and dance some more. we are wasted. frannie gets picked up by a guy named LEO with a zit on his forehead. other than his zit, he’s a handsome dude. she’s stoked, because that was the first white collar action she’s gotten the whole time in paris. one for frannie.

we decide to take off and try to find a cab 4am-ish. it’s the worst thing about paris. not enough damn cabs in service. we’re fighting with other people to snag a cab. frannie’s "go fuck yourself" count is going up exponentially by the minute. we finally find one.

we get in the cab and ask the cabbie to find us a food joint before we get to the hotel. for some inexplicable reason, frannie starts mouthing hoovie off. all hoovie can say is, "just shut up." "bitch, SHUT UP!" she keeps pushing hoovie’s buttons. "don’t tell me to shut up, you cunt." at one point, frannie gets just plain mean and vicious. right then, hoovie pushes frannie’s face in. frannie slaps hoovie across the head... and ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE.

the two drunk american girls start slapping each other across the face in the backseat. there’s a "naw naw naw, hell naw!" or two being thrown about.

the cab driver is freaking out but also laughing. he finds an all-night sandwich joint and tries to break up the fight by asking, "do you want a sandwich?" we both scream, "NO!" frangry screams, "just take us to the FUCKING HOTEL!" he replies, "the fucking hotel?" hoovie intervenes, "just the hotel will do, thanks." word up to the cabbie for the comic relief.

we are silent most of the way back until frannie whimpers, "dude, why does EVERYBODY like to hit me—in paris! WTF." hoovie can’t help but chuckle. "i don’t know, man... i don’t know." WTF, indeed.

we get off the cab and start screaming at each other like two crazy ass french lovers. the epic battle continues in the hotel room. then the two nutsos stop. laugh. hug. cry and make up. and laugh some more. wtf happened? why were we even fighting in the first place? dude, we’re nuts.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on October 02, 2008, 01:33:29 PM
i couldnt get through it, Gibby.  nothing is more off putting than a girl (let alone, TWO girls) who throws her trash mouth around like she's still in the sewer she was raised in and expects people to respect her (nay, bow down to her) in the shadow of her mere presence.

she needs a long walk off a short cliff in those heels.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on October 02, 2008, 01:37:28 PM
We could bad-call bomb their show. Just call and be boring.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on October 02, 2008, 05:15:58 PM
Tom's impression of Pete Seeger getting electrocuted made me laugh because I was picturing him doing the Rush Limbaugh Michael J. Fox shake.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on October 02, 2008, 07:05:29 PM
I tried listening to a little of Shut Up, Weirdo and I didn't like it either. Sorry if this sounds crass or something, but based on what I heard and the blog stuff posted on this thread, Frangry seems like she's hoping her looks will cover up for her lack of talent. Does that make her the Sarah Palin of WFMU?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 02, 2008, 08:59:05 PM
We could bad-call bomb their show. Just call and be boring.

Sounds great.  We could really put our math skills to good use!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on October 02, 2008, 09:01:58 PM
We could bad-call bomb their show. Just call and be boring.

Sounds great.  We could really put our math skills to good use!

I had the same thought, but I'm not sure I could be boring.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Richard_From_CHI on October 02, 2008, 10:08:20 PM
Wow. Extra angry show this week.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on October 03, 2008, 10:55:26 AM
first 20-25 min of the sept. 30 show were an absolute laff fest.

cruise telemarketer -> spike gomp -> bryce's endorsement of A.P. Mike

put me in tears on the turnpike
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on October 03, 2008, 12:55:01 PM
We could bad-call bomb their show. Just call and be boring.

Sounds great.  We could really put our math skills to good use!

That hurts, jazzbo.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on October 03, 2008, 02:39:31 PM
We could bad-call bomb their show. Just call and be boring.

Give me their number. I'll do my best...
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TheShamblers on October 03, 2008, 02:54:39 PM
I very much want hear "Shut Up Weirdo" get James-ed.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on October 03, 2008, 03:10:48 PM
Or Mr. T'd.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yaysarcasm on October 03, 2008, 03:14:21 PM
He just got madder...and madder...and madder...
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on October 03, 2008, 05:59:55 PM
Or Mr. T'd.

Did you hear the first Night People show when they got Mr. T'd? I LOL'd.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TheShamblers on October 03, 2008, 06:25:27 PM
My favorite part of this past Tuesday's show-- Mawhky Ramone telling Tom: "You don't rush my adventures!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 03, 2008, 09:38:08 PM
My favorite part of this past Tuesday's show-- Mawhky Ramone telling Tom: "You don't rush my adventures!"


Yeah, that was hilarious.  Marky was pretty pissed about that.  Even Johnny had to laugh at that ... but he didn't.

Oh and ...

SANDWICH LOVER POST!!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: spacepope on October 04, 2008, 04:25:14 PM
I know Tom claims that he didn't come to WFMU with a big head and he paid his respects to the other shows, but I seem to remember a show from 2000-2001 where he claimed he could beat up anybody at the station. Tom spent a whole show in his first year or so challenging any other dj at the station to call in and agree to fight him. That doesn't sound too civil to me....
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Tom Scharpling on October 04, 2008, 05:17:13 PM
That was hardly my first year, son. By 2000-2001, I had already done YEARS of shows... just not The Best Show On WFMU.

These other shows are all populated by rookies who have not collectively logged ten hours on the air at WFMU.

I still haven't heard a single peep from anybody behind the show SHUT UP WEIRDO.

I will not contact them, however. The burden is on them. If they have supporters reading this, they might want to give either Andy Cohen or Frangry a heads-up.

I want a call from someone affiliated with that show this Tuesday evening. Otherwise I will have to figure out Plan B.

WFMU's civilized talk show? You have some explaining to do, rookies.

Tom.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: perry on October 04, 2008, 08:43:07 PM
what kind of a name is frangry?  so stupid.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 05, 2008, 04:07:21 AM
That was hardly my first year, son. By 2000-2001, I had already done YEARS of shows... just not The Best Show On WFMU.

These other shows are all populated by rookies who have not collectively logged ten hours on the air at WFMU.

I still haven't heard a single peep from anybody behind the show SHUT UP WEIRDO.

I will not contact them, however. The burden is on them. If they have supporters reading this, they might want to give either Andy Cohen or Frangry a heads-up.

I want a call from someone affiliated with that show this Tuesday evening. Otherwise I will have to figure out Plan B.

WFMU's civilized talk show? You have some explaining to do, rookies.

Tom.

REPRESENT!

Hey, if I they don't call in to kiss the ring, can you take Munn out of the Hate Pitt and put them in?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on October 05, 2008, 04:23:34 AM
what kind of a name is frangry?  so stupid.

Maybe if she took some Franti-depressants, she might not be so Frangry all the time. With help, she may one day even be Frantastic! This is my Frantasy. Franteater.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 05, 2008, 07:12:07 AM
what kind of a name is frangry?  so stupid.

Maybe if she took some Franti-depressants, she might not be so Frangry all the time. With help, she may one day even be Frantastic! This is my Frantasy. Franteater.

Boy, RegularJoe, you've become a real Franatic of this person.  I wonder if she'll ever market her own Frangrence
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on October 05, 2008, 07:26:05 AM
Didn't Ken F vet this new show? He's having some kind of mid-life crisis, I think, what with his camp beard, and now this. I can't wait to see their marathon contributions total.

I suggest an alternate tagline for the new thing.

SHUTUP WEIRDO; Civilized talk for all seven listeners.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: breadharrity on October 05, 2008, 07:44:05 PM
I'm not proud but I listened to all 60 painstaking minutes of the last fill-in show of Shut Up Weirdo! and trust me you can not make this show any more boring by calling then it is now. The callers had nothing to say and they had really no topic. This wasn't helped by Frangry's obnoxious interrupting and a real lack of chemistry between the two hosts. It wasn't even an good trainwreck to listen to like most of the 7SD ones.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Bryan on October 06, 2008, 12:11:52 PM
Frangry seems like the latest example of a new "type" in showbiz these days - the hot chick who's also a raunchy jerk. Sarah Silverman is the prototype (I think), and clearly the most appealing of the bunch since she's actually quite funny. Then there's Steve from North Hollywood's beloved Olivia Munn and now Frangry, too. Enough! We don't need any more of them!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Cynnkitty on October 06, 2008, 02:00:29 PM
the embarrassing, annoying, irritating, insulting debacle that is 'shut up, wierdo' is so bad that it doesn't really deserve discussion. It should just go away.  I kind of feel bad for the guy, as he's not nearly so annoying and obnoxious as the woman. He is even sort of nice-if not particularly talented. But no one has a gun to his head making him do it... so come to think of it...i guess I don't feel bad for him all that much after all.
Apologies to their mommies daddies siblings kids friends and acquaintances.. but I can't stand that show. Blech. WFMU don't go down this road. You'll never find your way back.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on October 06, 2008, 02:22:23 PM
I tried to listen to Shut Up Weirdo once, and they were basically just taking calls that compared them favorably to Seven Second Delay or something.  Everyone who called seemed the kind of smug a-hole that Tom or even Andy Breckman would make short work of.  It was even worse than Seven Second Delay.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on October 06, 2008, 02:31:29 PM
Frangry seems like the latest example of a new "type" in showbiz these days - the hot chick who's also a raunchy jerk. Sarah Silverman is the prototype (I think), and clearly the most appealing of the bunch since she's actually quite funny. Then there's Steve from North Hollywood's beloved Olivia Munn and now Frangry, too. Enough! We don't need any more of them!

I have no problem with more of them if they're funny, but aspiring pretty-lady shock comedians need to make sure they have that part down before setting up all their Maxim photo shoots and whatnot.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Cynnkitty on October 06, 2008, 02:55:47 PM
Oh and they dropped an S bomb on one of the SSD fill-ins. I guess cursing on the air gets you a show these days. Pft!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on October 06, 2008, 05:34:15 PM
Frangry seems like the latest example of a new "type" in showbiz these days - the hot chick who's also a raunchy jerk.

I'm not quite sure why, but the term "raunchy jerk" made me laugh really hard.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on October 06, 2008, 06:43:26 PM
Oh and they dropped an S bomb on one of the SSD fill-ins. I guess cursing on the air gets you a show these days. Pft!

Cynnkitty, I like your style.  You only have 2 posts on this board and they're both whithering dismissals of Be Quiet Jerk.  You're either some kind of newfangled mole from the BQJ camp, or a commendable and dedicated hater of things that suck.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Cynnkitty on October 06, 2008, 08:43:55 PM
Cynnkitty, I like your style.  You only have 2 posts on this board and they're both whithering dismissals of Be Quiet Jerk.  You're either some kind of newfangled mole from the BQJ camp, or a commendable and dedicated hater of things that suck.

Thank you. Most definitely the latter! I'll prove it if I have to!  :-*
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 07, 2008, 08:13:15 PM
Oh and they dropped an S bomb on one of the SSD fill-ins. I guess cursing on the air gets you a show these days. Pft!

Cynnkitty, I like your style.  You only have 2 posts on this board and they're both whithering dismissals of Be Quiet Jerk.  You're either some kind of newfangled mole from the BQJ camp, or a commendable and dedicated hater of things that suck.

"Be Quiet, Jerk" ...?  Is that the FOT nickname for "Shut Up, Weirdo" ... ?

Like Comedy Zone and Never Funny?

I hope it is!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 07, 2008, 10:09:13 PM
Then there's Steve from North Hollywood's beloved Olivia Munn and now Frangry, too. Enough! We don't need any more of them!


It's Steve In North Hollywood*.











*Just messin'!

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dania on October 07, 2008, 11:16:18 PM
That Billy Corgan impression was so amazing!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Poughkeepsie on October 07, 2008, 11:17:16 PM
That Billy Corgan impression was so amazing!

That was an impression!?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dania on October 07, 2008, 11:21:46 PM
That Billy Corgan impression was so amazing!

That was an impression!?

Nope,  no. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: emma on October 07, 2008, 11:31:36 PM
That whole call was so amazing that I nearly died. OF AMAZEMENT.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Poughkeepsie on October 08, 2008, 01:56:48 AM
"Dump this guy" got me to do a spit take. Who's paying for a new monitor?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on October 08, 2008, 09:23:37 AM
Agreed on "...Dump this guy." Perfect.

Also, the whole bit about Metallica being hypnotized into an elaborate bank heist until the car backfire broke Phil's hold on Kirk, and the image of a confused Metallica scattering. Somewhere in that part, the very quick "I got it right that time!" Mobster/Monster exchange killed me, too.

Who will present Jerry Ferrara with the Academy Honorary Award at the 2054 Oscars?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mike a on October 08, 2008, 11:41:00 AM
I held my breath for the first part of the Todd Palin call; election-season political humor can and usually is lame, no matter where your alliances.  I needn't have worried; this might have been one of the all-time great Wurster calls.  I'd be saying "Hah? Hah?" all day if I thought anyone would get it.  And Todd's desire to visit the Dischord House and dismissal of the High-Back Chairs cracked me up.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Bryan on October 08, 2008, 11:54:05 AM
The revelation (to me, at least) that Grote is co-hosting a new show on FMU! Very exciting stuff.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on October 08, 2008, 12:04:23 PM
Mountain Grotes?

The Knitty Grotey?

Benign Grote?

Miracle Grote?

What's it called?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on October 08, 2008, 12:13:49 PM
The Written Word Hour with Herr Jason Grote
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Bryan on October 08, 2008, 12:19:48 PM
The Acousmatic Theatre Hour with Karinne and Jason G. (http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/AM)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: CurtBlair on October 08, 2008, 12:40:59 PM
Todd Palin's call was a stone-cold Best Show classic. (Also strangely timely for me -- I just saw Metallica: Some Kind of Monster a few days ago after years of people telling me how awesome it is. And it is awesome. Really funny and kind of touching, even if, like me, you couldn't care less about the band.)

Also, I like the sound of Jason G's new show! Gotta check that out. (I'm a big Samuel Beckett fan.)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on October 08, 2008, 01:21:16 PM
Agreed on "...Dump this guy." Perfect.

Was the guy who got dumped the lemon merengue pie guy from a couple of weeks ago? I can't remember his name.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on October 08, 2008, 02:01:39 PM
the entire recap of riding the ferris wheel had me laughing so hard it made my stomach hurt and tears streaming down my face.  literally.



im VERY familiar with the feeling(s) Tom experienced.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: AaronC on October 08, 2008, 02:21:38 PM
Googling Bumblefoot

(http://www.guitarz-for-ever.com/images/BumbleF2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 08, 2008, 09:41:07 PM
Googling Bumblefoot

([url]http://www.guitarz-for-ever.com/images/BumbleF2.jpg[/url])


Oh yeah, I made that mistake too.  Awful.  Look, nothing against Lord of the Rings, but what kind of Tolkienite do you have to be to come up with something like "Bumblefoot?"  Doesn't it just smack of Hobbits?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Poughkeepsie on October 08, 2008, 10:21:04 PM
Finding out why Tom doesn't grow a beard was also fantastic.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: senorcorazon on October 08, 2008, 10:56:20 PM
That Billy Corgan impression was so amazing!

That was an impression!?

Nope,  no. 

I ditched school to be in that video during high school. Getting covered in mud and being forced to walk in circles was cool, for some reason.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on October 09, 2008, 12:21:50 PM
That Billy Corgan impression was so amazing!

That was an impression!?

Nope,  no. 

I ditched school to be in that video during high school. Getting covered in mud and being forced to walk in circles was cool, for some reason.

high school cool will always have its mysteries.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Hearts of Steele on October 09, 2008, 01:42:12 PM
I just started Tuesday's episode and TL/Rx followed by The Smiths is a combo that can't be beat.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on October 09, 2008, 01:43:55 PM
The revelation (to me, at least) that Grote is co-hosting a new show on FMU! Very exciting stuff.


Yeah, well, wait'll you hear it (but seriously, thanks).  Actually I think our first show went pretty well - there might be a handful of technical glitches, and some of the Beckett is great but many might find other bits unlistenable.  We have awesome theme music, though.

In 2 weeks we're devoting a show to Caroline Bergvall (http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Bergvall.html), then we're slowly easing in original material, starting with Karinne, who is a brilliant sound artist.  I might even do a show of my own stuff, but for right now I'm happy with just being a comforting voice in between 10-minute stretches of unnerving weirdness.  Any and all FOT are invited to send/suggest stuff, though it's probably best to listen to the show for an idea of what were up to.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on October 09, 2008, 02:16:10 PM
On-topic: I can't wait to listen to the Todd Palin call again while looking at this pic:

(http://images.salon.com/politics/war_room/2008/10/09/troopergate/cover.jpg)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on October 09, 2008, 03:01:50 PM
On-topic: I can't wait to listen to the Todd Palin call again while looking at this pic:

([url]http://images.salon.com/politics/war_room/2008/10/09/troopergate/cover.jpg[/url])


Hey, is that Sarah Palin and JASON GROTE?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on October 09, 2008, 03:35:33 PM
I don't think I'm that dude-y.  Though if I ever get my picture taken next to Tina Fey I'll try and sneer a little.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on October 09, 2008, 04:33:27 PM
Listening now. 'Dump this guy' = moment of the year so far.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: n8 on on October 10, 2008, 04:48:33 AM
"Show Munch some respect, you munch."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 10, 2008, 08:28:54 AM
Then there's Steve from North Hollywood's beloved Olivia Munn and now Frangry, too. Enough! We don't need any more of them!


It's Steve In North Hollywood*.














*Just messin'!




I forgot to add that you're a Geogro-dummy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Bryan on October 10, 2008, 09:34:24 AM
I forgot to add that you're a Geogro-dummy.

It's true, I am a Geogro-dummy, Steve of North Hollywood. I just can't keep that stuff straight.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on October 10, 2008, 03:22:10 PM
What are you, Jim Brown in Mars Attacks?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 10, 2008, 09:34:00 PM
I want to be in a menagerie w/ Tina Fey and Tina Fey.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on October 10, 2008, 11:50:30 PM
What are you, Jim Brown in Mars Attacks?

+1
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: HaroldBlvd on October 11, 2008, 03:44:06 AM
From the 10/2 show,

Marky Ramone talking about John...."he just got madder, and madder, and madder, and madder....
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 11, 2008, 04:55:15 AM
I forgot to add that you're a Geogro-dummy.

It's true, I am a Geogro-dummy, Steve of North Hollywood. I just can't keep that stuff straight.

I like it!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on October 11, 2008, 01:18:59 PM
I really liked the Casino Fight story--I had forgotten what it was like to have the wind knocked out of me, but Tom's impression of the wheezing big foot who "got hold of some gel" brought it all back home. And then Officer Tom calls in! Any story involving the handling of the drunk public needs an Officer Tom epilogue. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spalding on October 11, 2008, 07:42:29 PM
(10/7) On Spike:

"His Sims characters are bored with him. They're looking up at him, saying, 'Seriously? This is our master? This is the guy who we have to obey everything he says?' They're trying to figure out a way to delete themselves."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JamesU on October 12, 2008, 01:08:16 AM
One of my friends in high school was really into the whole crazy time signatures/guitar tapping/Zappa thing. He actually was pretty good and somehow got to play on Conan after a video he and I shot of him playing the theme was found by some Conan intern.

His hero was Ron Thal and he force fed me his solo albums for a good 4 years of my life. Whenever I tried to listen to something that was in 4/4 or didn't require some kind of guitar virtuoso to play it he'd brush it off as garbage. In senior year of high school he got to meet up with Ron and they started playing together.

They played a few live shows together and then Ron invited my friend to tour Europe with him. My friend being the ultra conservative loudmouth that he is jumped on board only to be quickly kicked off after chastising the bassist for letting his girlfriend get an abortion...and that's why I died laughing when Todd mentioned Bumblefoot.

Oh and call me crazy but after last weeks call does anyone else think that Brooklyn's famous Todd P could actually be the first dude?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on October 12, 2008, 09:01:16 AM
best part of the first dude's now-infamous call-in:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r8hhShMyZw
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on October 12, 2008, 06:42:26 PM
One of my friends in high school was really into the whole crazy time signatures/guitar tapping/Zappa thing. He actually was pretty good and somehow got to play on Conan after a video he and I shot of him playing the theme was found by some Conan intern.

His hero was Ron Thal and he force fed me his solo albums for a good 4 years of my life. Whenever I tried to listen to something that was in 4/4 or didn't require some kind of guitar virtuoso to play it he'd brush it off as garbage. In senior year of high school he got to meet up with Ron and they started playing together.

They played a few live shows together and then Ron invited my friend to tour Europe with him. My friend being the ultra conservative loudmouth that he is jumped on board only to be quickly kicked off after chastising the bassist for letting his girlfriend get an abortion...and that's why I died laughing when Todd mentioned Bumblefoot.

Oh and call me crazy but after last weeks call does anyone else think that Brooklyn's famous Todd P could actually be the first dude?

This story is incredible.  Is your friend from Newbridge by any chance?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jouster on October 12, 2008, 07:47:01 PM
That guy used to post on the Comedy Zone message board.  He was not popular.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JamesU on October 12, 2008, 10:39:21 PM
That guy used to post on the Comedy Zone message board.  He was not popular.

Yeah after he was on Conan he made me check and see what people were saying on the Comedy Zone boards cause he was too afraid to. He started posting there as his focus shifted from guitar and "alternative comedy" to the GOP and religion. That's why his posts were kinda all over the place. His old self will be missed.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 13, 2008, 03:10:52 AM
That guy used to post on the Comedy Zone message board.  He was not popular.

Yeah after he was on Conan he made me check and see what people were saying on the Comedy Zone boards cause he was too afraid to. He started posting there as his focus shifted from guitar and "alternative comedy" to the GOP and religion. That's why his posts were kinda all over the place. His old self will be missed.

This story makes me sad.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: KGB on October 13, 2008, 06:02:03 PM
Listened to the Todd Palin call today.  Not too impressed.  The first half of the call had some great moments but by the end, especially when he took calls, it stopped being the character of Todd Palin and devolved into John Wurster venting, which wasn't entertaining in the least.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on October 13, 2008, 06:41:14 PM
best moment by far:

spoony: "hi - this is spoony in brooklyn."

todd: "hey, spooky."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Omar on October 13, 2008, 07:40:10 PM
Listened to the Todd Palin call today.  Not too impressed.  The first half of the call had some great moments but by the end, especially when he took calls, it stopped being the character of Todd Palin and devolved into John [sic] Wurster venting, which wasn't entertaining in the least.

Who knew High Back Chairs fans were so sensitive! 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: moonshake on October 13, 2008, 08:47:10 PM
"Wait... whuu..vroom..vroom..uut?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: emma on October 13, 2008, 09:06:06 PM
John Wurster

Who's she?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 13, 2008, 09:20:07 PM
Aw c'mon man, the whole Phil Towellica thing was inspired.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on October 14, 2008, 01:35:36 AM
I read KGB's internet message board post today.  Not too impressed.  It starts off pretty good, then fizzles out towards the end.  Color me not entertained!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on October 14, 2008, 02:14:40 AM
Man, that guy got zung... playwright style! If this doesn't sway more votes to the first dude, I'll eat a hatch.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 14, 2008, 04:12:27 AM
John Wurster

Who's she?

Brilliant, Emma.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spike on October 14, 2008, 12:32:34 PM
On-topic: I can't wait to listen to the Todd Palin call again while looking at this pic:

([url]http://images.salon.com/politics/war_room/2008/10/09/troopergate/cover.jpg[/url])


TWO NITWITS IN LOVE !!!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chrisfoll577 on October 14, 2008, 01:44:53 PM
On-topic: I can't wait to listen to the Todd Palin call again while looking at this pic:

([url]http://images.salon.com/politics/war_room/2008/10/09/troopergate/cover.jpg[/url])


TWO NITWITS IN LOVE !!!!


Sounds like someone's jealous.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: gedgengras on October 14, 2008, 08:44:39 PM
You Nostradummy!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on October 14, 2008, 11:05:50 PM
PBR saying he had a long history of booin'.

I'm still giggling at that.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TacoSmith on October 14, 2008, 11:14:47 PM
Crack a blotter much? Don't sound like you do.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: CurtBlair on October 14, 2008, 11:59:13 PM
I found Julie from Cincinatti's almost childlike regret as Tom expressed his disappointment in her to be weirdly, unexpectedly touching.

Also, huge props to Matt in Virginia! (I think I'm remembering the name right.) Is he the first caller in the history of the show to catch on, without prompting, to Tom's rendition of the climax of Good Will Hunting?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John M. on October 15, 2008, 04:25:49 AM
The Julie call was good, but it got great when she said what sounded like "rats." I could listen to that 100 more times.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete from oz on October 15, 2008, 06:21:13 AM
Just got done listening to the 10/7 podcast.  Easily the best show of the year - killer from start to finish. 

Todd Palin was great - "dump this guy"; "rebulations"; "It's what God wants".  Classic.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chrisfoll577 on October 15, 2008, 06:53:18 AM
Philly Latin...os.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jameswheeler on October 15, 2008, 07:57:56 AM
Matt from Virginia nailing the Good Will Hunting bit!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Trotskie on October 15, 2008, 08:15:44 AM
I found Julie from Cincinatti's almost childlike regret as Tom expressed his disappointment in her to be weirdly, unexpectedly touching.

I thought I sensed a genuine regret on both ends which made it seem doubly bittersweet.  And perhaps kind of tragic, in a way.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on October 15, 2008, 09:39:42 AM
I found Julie from Cincinatti's almost childlike regret as Tom expressed his disappointment in her to be weirdly, unexpectedly touching.

I thought I sensed a genuine regret on both ends which made it seem doubly bittersweet.  And perhaps kind of tragic, in a way.

I think the regret was all on my side. The Best Show will be better if I don't call for at least a month. I call too much and have nothing to say. I called last night only because I kept hearing that Tom was going to be angry and I wanted to get it over with.

I can't wait to get home tonight so that I can listen to the PBR call again. It was the funniest thing ever!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: not that James on October 15, 2008, 11:48:58 AM
What is up with the whipping, lately?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on October 15, 2008, 11:50:45 AM
It's fun.  And good aerobic exercise.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Beth on October 15, 2008, 12:23:08 PM
It's fun.  And good aerobic exercise....os
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on October 15, 2008, 12:33:58 PM
I wrap king size Snicker bars in $20 bills and give them out.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on October 15, 2008, 01:04:35 PM
Yesterday I had to call a student into my office and give them a kind of "warning", but my heart wasn't in it.  I was in too much of a good mood, and didn't give myself enough time to come down and be like "Now, here's the way it's gonna be..." so instead I just said something lame like "Let's keep it positive this year" and I think I inadvertently creeped the student out.  Tom's handling of Julie's transgression was even-handed and expert in its execution.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on October 15, 2008, 01:10:18 PM
Lots of curve balls last night, like what's-his-face from Port Ritchie. Just when you think the callers have become domesticated, for want of a better word, you get a wild card. DFK also had a strong early call. And AP Mike seems to be growing more volatile with each passing week!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on October 15, 2008, 01:12:41 PM
I liked that the guy from New Port Richey (which is actually pretty close to here, and unremarkable) got my name wrong. Still, better than being called "That guy from Florida".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gregory on October 15, 2008, 01:44:03 PM
I liked the guy who was talking about the DC Snipers, I hope he calls in again.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: tomkaters on October 15, 2008, 01:44:59 PM
The Papa Roach/Basketball story was glorious.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 15, 2008, 01:57:21 PM
I liked that the guy from New Port Richey (which is actually pretty close to here, and unremarkable) got my name wrong. Still, better than being called "That guy from Florida".

I didn't hear what he said, instead of "Samir."  I'll listen again tonight though.  You should go egg a good portion of New Port Richey, you'll probably hit his house.


I was also very glad to hear from Dave from Knoxville again.  I was actually thinking of calling and making an on-air plea for Dave to check in (what can I say?  I like his calls), and whammy, he called in the first hour with a great call like a true SUPER CALLER.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on October 15, 2008, 02:13:01 PM
Lots of curve balls last night, like what's-his-face from Port Ritchie.

Listened to it twice and both times sounds like he's saying "New Port Reggie"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mike a on October 15, 2008, 02:33:43 PM
Was that Khaela from The Blow at 1:18?  They are Portland-based.  And Khaela has been somewhat spazzy every time I've talked to her.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on October 15, 2008, 03:05:19 PM
I kinda think that band got robbed on Smash or Trash.  Is the show too big now for actual small-fry bands to have a fair shot?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yesno on October 15, 2008, 03:18:54 PM
tom was right, way worse bands have gotten smash. I called in with a sympathy smash. I really can't judge a band that quickly.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on October 15, 2008, 03:32:34 PM
they reminded me of Future of the Left, whom I like.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on October 15, 2008, 04:05:28 PM
H-Man Facebook status updates make me smile, for real.   :D
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on October 15, 2008, 06:43:09 PM
I kinda think that band got robbed on Smash or Trash.  Is the show too big now for actual small-fry bands to have a fair shot?

Agreed.  I liked this band.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on October 15, 2008, 06:55:29 PM
I kinda think that band got robbed on Smash or Trash.  Is the show too big now for actual small-fry bands to have a fair shot?

It does seem to have swung really far in the opposite direction. There was pretty crummy/unremarkable bands that got a smash in the original incarnation - pretty much having your music stick to a recordable CD meant you got a smash. Maybe we've taken it too far the other way?

I liked Matt from Virginia. His voice and manner originally made it seem like he was going to be a snooze but he snuck up on me with the funny. Got a genuine laugh of Tom too, which is always a ringing endorsement.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dania on October 16, 2008, 02:10:55 AM
The best moment was when I thought for a whole hour that Tom was going to play my band on the air because he said we'd be the first. 
The worst part was when I (a) figured out that we weren't first and that I'd have to wait another few months or something like that, (b) listened in misery as a full outfit of complicated math rock dudes got trashed by wolves and then (c) thought about how much more respect people give complicated math rock bands than female-fronted electro pop bands and it made me feel depressed.  (run-on sentence? yes I know)
Now I see why he stopped doing smash or trash.  It's completely agonizing. 

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Tom Scharpling on October 16, 2008, 02:36:02 AM
Dania -

You're up next.

Tom.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on October 16, 2008, 03:37:56 AM
(c) thought about how much more respect people give complicated math rock bands than female-fronted electro pop bands and it made me feel depressed.  (run-on sentence? yes I know)

I'm no indication of any trend whatsoever, but I'm a fervent supporter of both.  I'd go as far as to say female-fronted electropop is the only form of pop music I'm really into, as a whole.

Don't feel too bad, I think there was a thread making fun of AIDS Wolf (who I like) not too long ago.  There's definitely a sizable contingent of FOT who prefer pop music on the whole.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on October 16, 2008, 03:48:28 AM
(c) thought about how much more respect people give complicated math rock bands than female-fronted electro pop bands and it made me feel depressed.  (run-on sentence? yes I know)

I'm no indication of any trend whatsoever, but I'm a fervent supporter of both.  I'd go as far as to say female-fronted electropop is the only form of pop music I'm really into, as a whole.

Don't feel too bad, I think there was a thread making fun of AIDS Wolf (who I like) not too long ago.  There's definitely a sizable contingent of FOT who prefer pop music on the whole.


I'm almost 100% sure I'll give it a smash already, if I can get through. Never fret dear Dania, TBSOWFMU definitely favors the ladies (as well it should).
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Cynnkitty on October 16, 2008, 11:59:15 AM
What do you expect..even Ringo Starr gets trashed!  :o
I saw Ringo and the Roundheads at Irving a couple years ago. And frankly it was awesome.
Ringo Starr should do whatever he wants. Good for him. Good for Ringo Starr.

Unfortunately I didn't think of that two weeks ago.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on October 16, 2008, 03:13:55 PM
I'm liking the pace of the last two weeks; lots of quick hang-ups and heave-hos. Samir, you're on right now, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: cutout on October 16, 2008, 03:37:30 PM
Quote
I kinda think that band got robbed on Smash or Trash.
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Agreed.  I liked this band.

Thanks guys. Not to sound like too much of a dork about it, but simply talking to Tom for the first time and hearing our music on WFMU was pretty exciting by itself, regardless of the voting. Unfortunately we couldn't play my two favorite songs because of the toilet talk, and had to go with the other song ("Interesting Chinese Cigarette") that's a bit muddy and more repetitive than the others, resulting in  a couple of trashes.

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listened in misery as a full outfit of complicated math rock dudes got trashed by wolves

I'm flattered since none of us play our instruments well enough to be math-rockers! On another note, I am looking forward to hearing your female-fronted electro pop.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on October 16, 2008, 03:40:18 PM
OK, what was that Karen/Mission of Burma/Volcano Suns call about?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on October 16, 2008, 04:07:29 PM
Smash or trash ohss
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on October 16, 2008, 04:09:43 PM
OK, what was that Karen/Mission of Burma/Volcano Suns call about?

Andy Cohen is very funny ?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on October 16, 2008, 04:13:42 PM
There's not enough hours in the day to deal with crypticism. That was Andy Cohen?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on October 16, 2008, 04:53:44 PM
I'm flattered since none of us play our instruments well enough to be math-rockers! On another note, I am looking forward to hearing your female-fronted electro pop.

I like it, it reminds me of The Planet The.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Tom Scharpling on October 16, 2008, 05:18:52 PM
OK, what was that Karen/Mission of Burma/Volcano Suns call about?

That call was about one of the Volcano Suns thinking they're capable of being funny. It is also the reason why you will not hear anything from the Volcano Suns reissues or hear me mention them ever again.

A hero ain't nothing but a sandwich.

Tom.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on October 16, 2008, 05:28:49 PM
Thanks Tom. I guess the reunion is off now.  :o
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on October 16, 2008, 05:38:05 PM
OK, what was that Karen/Mission of Burma/Volcano Suns call about?

That call was about one of the Volcano Suns thinking they're capable of being funny. It is also the reason why you will not hear anything from the Volcano Suns reissues or hear me mention them ever again.

A hero ain't nothing but a sandwich.

Tom.


Oof. It always stinks when your heroes get caught acting deplorably. I've always tried to keep the perspective that people who make great art aren't necessarily great people. (Not to say that they necessarily AREN'T great people, either).

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on October 16, 2008, 05:51:58 PM
I thought something was up when the mic went temporarily dead.

Anyway, Tuesday's show was a real winner, the last two weeks have been crammed from beginning to end. Great calls, great tales, great segments - and PFT to come next week. I think the show has found another gear.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spoony on October 16, 2008, 07:24:12 PM
OK, what was that Karen/Mission of Burma/Volcano Suns call about?

That call was about one of the Volcano Suns thinking they're capable of being funny.

Tom.

I've always tried to keep the perspective that people who make great art aren't necessarily great people.

Yeah, this speaks more to the Boston sense of humor.

C
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Tom Scharpling on October 16, 2008, 11:19:48 PM
Those who love the Volcano Suns should not be worried. I will play ANYTHING from the Michener-Waleik period or the Weston-Kleiler era. Nothing from in between them though.

Blame the dummy who thought he was doing the world a favor by having his girlfriend pretend to be HIV-positive and have Downs Syndrome, then called me a 'sucker' afterwards for not being a mean piece of shit to a caller who clearly had issues.

Tom.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Poughkeepsie on October 16, 2008, 11:37:11 PM
The Papa Roach/Basketball story was glorious.

This has not received enough praise. Something about this had me biting my tongue and sweating to fight back the laughter at the office.

The idea of being the only member of the press at this function that probably netted the company a loss of a hundred thousand dollars and credibility, coupled with some Harlem globetrotters and Tom taking some free throws makes for the perfect story.

"Jim Beam Dude!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on October 17, 2008, 01:14:09 AM
Blame the dummy who thought he was doing the world a favor by having his girlfriend pretend to be HIV-positive and have Downs Syndrome, then called me a 'sucker' afterwards for not being a mean piece of shit to a caller who clearly had issues.


Holy Cow. 
(http://www.jazzage1920s.com/annettehanshaw/sheetmusic/images/SM-I'm%20Disappointed%20In%20You.jpg)

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JamesU on October 17, 2008, 03:38:43 AM
Blame the dummy who thought he was doing the world a favor by having his girlfriend pretend to be HIV-positive and have Downs Syndrome, then called me a 'sucker' afterwards for not being a mean piece of shit to a caller who clearly had issues.

I was wondering what was happening with that call all day at work. I thought it wreaked of a prank but who in the best show's audience would be THAT insensitive? The way it was handled is just another reason why Tom hosts the most civilized talk show on WFMU.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 17, 2008, 08:28:31 AM
Blame the dummy who thought he was doing the world a favor by having his girlfriend pretend to be HIV-positive and have Downs Syndrome, then called me a 'sucker' afterwards for not being a mean piece of shit to a caller who clearly had issues.

I was wondering what was happening with that call all day at work. I thought it wreaked of a prank but who in the best show's audience would be THAT insensitive? The way it was handled is just another reason why Tom hosts the most civilized talk show on WFMU.

I enjoy it when Tom occasionally does the pre-emptive 'heave ho'  - 'that caller just felt wrong.'

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on October 17, 2008, 08:54:06 AM
It felt like he knew it was a prank but couldn't call it out in case it wasn't. Well handled, now we move on.

Since I came back to the show (took some time off earlier in the year for exams and work) they've all been in the W column.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pat K on October 17, 2008, 05:23:07 PM
Blame the dummy who thought he was doing the world a favor by having his girlfriend pretend to be HIV-positive and have Downs Syndrome, then called me a 'sucker' afterwards for not being a mean piece of shit to a caller who clearly had issues.


Holy Cow. 
([url]http://www.jazzage1920s.com/annettehanshaw/sheetmusic/images/SM-I'm%20Disappointed%20In%20You.jpg[/url])




Annette Hanshaw is the best.


That is all.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mike on October 18, 2008, 12:14:47 AM
For me, the best moment was hearing Tom say that Walt 'Clyde' Frazier was a gentleman.  Some of my favorite memories are of watching Knicks games on MSG with a friend and both of us always being blown away at Clyde's inventive use of words, his effortless rhymes, and his rock solid sartorial sense.  Add to that his storied pro career and his work promoting literacy and you get pure class.     
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on October 18, 2008, 08:50:27 AM
Those who love the Volcano Suns should not be worried. I will play ANYTHING from the Michener-Waleik period or the Weston-Kleiler era. Nothing from in between them though.

Blame the dummy who thought he was doing the world a favor by having his girlfriend pretend to be HIV-positive and have Downs Syndrome, then called me a 'sucker' afterwards for not being a mean piece of shit to a caller who clearly had issues.

Tom.

you handled that call like a gentleman. shame on them...

you're a class act all the way, scharpling.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jimmy on October 18, 2008, 04:37:31 PM
"Attention Ringo Starr fans...send your Ringo Starr pictures to Paul F. Tompkins."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: stepheninchicago on October 19, 2008, 04:09:21 AM
Blame the dummy who thought he was doing the world a favor by having his girlfriend pretend to be HIV-positive and have Downs Syndrome, then called me a 'sucker' afterwards for not being a mean piece of shit to a caller who clearly had issues.

Tom.

This was the same guy that called in during H Man's episode right? His calls reeked of "sketchball." While i can't seem to find this call in podcast (i unfortunately missed the live feed after the ringo starr story), it sounds like a straight up dick move.


favorite part: The Jim Beam/Papa Roche story was fantastic, the Evan Funk Davies/Richard Roeper/ZZ Top preview killed me, and the Ringo Starr takedown was nuts.

Also "Mohammad don't come down to the mountain."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on October 19, 2008, 09:37:09 AM
Because of Roy, my boyfriend and I have started speaking "latin"...

Last night we renamed one of our cats "Vasalinios Amanamanos"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 19, 2008, 09:42:31 AM
Because of Roy, my boyfriend and I have started speaking "latin"...

Last night we renamed one of our cats "Vasalinios Amanamanos"

Yes, "os" has caught on in a big way, among my real-life FOT friends.  We just can't get enoughos.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on October 19, 2008, 01:13:57 PM
Because of Roy, my boyfriend and I have started speaking "latin"...

Last night we renamed one of our cats "Vasalinios Amanamanos"


Yes, "os" has caught on in a big way, among my real-life FOT friends.  We just can't get enoughos.


I hear it's really big in Brazil and Portugal, too...  I love me some Novos Baianos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eomEoNO4qc
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pat K on October 19, 2008, 01:24:11 PM
This was the same guy that called in during H Man's episode right? His calls reeked of "sketchball." While i can't seem to find this call in podcast

Yeah, I have not heard this either - was it scrubbed from the podcast, I'm assuming?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on October 20, 2008, 01:11:01 PM
Karen- that call haunted me well after she was heave ho'd. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Bryan on October 20, 2008, 02:24:43 PM
I enjoyed Colin's (Wolf King of L.A.?) call - the way he fretted that it made him seem mentally ill, and the way Tom immediately switched to Life Coach/therapist mode, which confirmed that Colin's story made him seem mentally ill.

Colin - I get that too, usually when I've been badmouthing someone, or thinking nasty stuff about them and then run into them. I become sure they can read my mind. While I was listening to the show, and I told my wife that I also sometimes worry that people can read & judge my thoughts, my wife said, "Do you know who that is? That person that's judging you? That's YOU!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Bryan on October 21, 2008, 09:51:54 AM
Oh yeah: Tom wondered last week, "Where are Papa Roach now?" I don't know where they are right at this minute, but in 3 weeks, they'll be playing at A.J.'s Alehouse in Kingston, Ontario (aka: a deep pit of despair).
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: AllisonLeGnome on October 21, 2008, 01:09:21 PM
I was delighted to hear that John Hodgman is going to be on the show. Two of my favorite things together!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Denim Gremlin on October 21, 2008, 01:44:42 PM
I enjoyed Colin's (Wolf King of L.A.?) call - the way he fretted that it made him seem mentally ill, and the way Tom immediately switched to Life Coach/therapist mode, which confirmed that Colin's story made him seem mentally ill.

Colin - I get that too, usually when I've been badmouthing someone, or thinking nasty stuff about them and then run into them. I become sure they can read my mind. While I was listening to the show, and I told my wife that I also sometimes worry that people can read & judge my thoughts, my wife said, "Do you know who that is? That person that's judging you? That's YOU!"

haha. its good to know theres others out there.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on October 21, 2008, 04:24:34 PM
favorite part: The Jim Beam/Papa Roche story was fantastic, the Evan Funk Davies/Richard Roeper/ZZ Top preview killed me, and the Ringo Starr takedown was nuts.

I always love the EFD intros but that Roeper one just killed me.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on October 21, 2008, 04:47:12 PM
Karen- that call haunted me well after she was heave ho'd. 

so apparently i didnt read far back enough until today to realize that call was bogus and not so hauntingly creepy/bizarre/f***ing weird as i previously thought.  
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on October 22, 2008, 03:57:30 AM
Larry the Perv being AP Mikes Bill Ayers!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on October 22, 2008, 07:17:38 AM
Last night's show was excellent all the way through. A mid-light was.

(second call)
FRANGRY: It's Frangry.
TOM: (disappointed) Really?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on October 22, 2008, 08:27:46 AM
Best: The return of Eddie!
Worst: The ghoul who congratulated Paul F. Tompkins on his recent weight-gain.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on October 22, 2008, 08:46:19 AM
Paul F. Tompkins was funny sometimes last night. Tom must be a good influence.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ~L on October 22, 2008, 08:54:25 AM
The best moment of the Best Show last night was when Tom said, "Vote for Obama!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on October 22, 2008, 08:59:16 AM
- tom's racist cabbie
- the jerry seinfeld Q&A
- the mummy n' book museum
'- can you hear a heave-ho?
- return of the h-man

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: kimota on October 22, 2008, 09:01:47 AM
H-Man was on?  Last night's show?

When?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on October 22, 2008, 09:14:27 AM
in the last four mins.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on October 22, 2008, 09:33:13 AM
I hope I wasn't responsible for H-Man's call being so late for telling him in the chat that PFT was ejected from the studio after getting into a fistfight with Mike following the introduction of a "Who could you beat up?" topic.

Tom's description of the University Museum at Penn was perfect. It's pretty much just a bunch of mummies sitting around, with some ugly statues and death masks hanging around to spruce the joint up. I highly recommend it.

I can't decide if finding out that Eddie From Brooklyn is now Eddie In Texas is a Best or Worst moment. Worst because, since he's still listening, it shatters my mental image of Eddie being a guy who doesn't have an Internet connection, but "heard about" the Internet and was "thinkin' about lookin' into gettin' it" some day. Best because now I picture his Texas experience as being like City Slickers, but with more punching and hitting dudes with bottles.

Loved the topic. I hope that comes up again. Remo Williams was the best possible example.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: CurtBlair on October 22, 2008, 04:11:37 PM

I can't decide if finding out that Eddie From Brooklyn is now Eddie In Texas is a Best or Worst moment. Worst because, since he's still listening, it shatters my mental image of Eddie being a guy who doesn't have an Internet connection, but "heard about" the Internet and was "thinkin' about lookin' into gettin' it" some day. Best because now I picture his Texas experience as being like City Slickers, but with more punching and hitting dudes with bottles.

It's a best moment! Welcome to Texas, Eddie.

If he's just north of Houston, it's more likely that he's hanging out at Chili's or shopping for kitchen appliances at Linens n' Things.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Chris L on October 22, 2008, 04:36:17 PM
Dispensing with the Sin City moron.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spoony on October 22, 2008, 05:29:49 PM
Loved the topic. I hope that comes up again. Remo Williams was the best possible example.

I was 9 and that movie still bummed me out, and I would watch anything. I gave it a second chance when I still bought magazines with the short stories in them.

My favorite was the one where an assassin was murdering people by dropping quarters from a hot-air balloon. Again, I was 9, so that concept seemed pretty genius to me. I believe it was called "Terminal Velocity." Gotta stay true to the form, I guess.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dania on October 22, 2008, 05:55:07 PM
Dania -

You're up next.

Tom.

[gulp sound effect]!  Yipe!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: The H-Man on October 22, 2008, 06:20:25 PM
- tom's racist cabbie
- the jerry seinfeld Q&A
- the mummy n' book museum
'- can you hear a heave-ho?
- return of the h-man



Thanks Andrew.  I was really looking forward to calling in, since I haven't done it since before I was known as the H-Man.  I had one more thing I wish I could've mentioned, but I was going to add on air who I give my endorsement to for mayor of Newbridge.


I hope I wasn't responsible for H-Man's call being so late for telling him in the chat that PFT was ejected from the studio after getting into a fistfight with Mike following the introduction of a "Who could you beat up?" topic.

No worries, Wes.  I was less likely because of it, but I also had to go to some stupid meeting. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: fyodor on October 22, 2008, 07:55:20 PM
Not to suck-up to Tom's protege or nuthin', but, the H-Man's facebook updates are the stuff of legend.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Itslikeimsayin on October 22, 2008, 08:20:32 PM
99-cent store toys/Tom saying "Space Adventure."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on October 22, 2008, 10:36:31 PM
"Myspace is Vietnam over there"   :D 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on October 22, 2008, 10:50:14 PM
This entire episode is pretty much nonstop awesome.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: moonshake on October 22, 2008, 11:19:19 PM
So this hom-ej had a video mont-ej?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on October 22, 2008, 11:58:18 PM
I would have easily swapped about 80% of Frangry time for more Best Topic Ever time.

The feeling sorry for generic toys at the dollar store really hit home.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on October 23, 2008, 03:30:23 AM
Mustapha from Morocco/Jersey City:

"Even though sometimes you go angry, I know you are nice from inside."

Two thumbs up for Mustapha ... that guy's great!! I wanna listen to the Best Show while riding around in his taxi.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on October 23, 2008, 04:06:55 AM
Frangry on being introduced  to PFT, was "like whatever".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on October 23, 2008, 10:01:08 AM
Mustapha from Morocco/Jersey City:

"Even though sometimes you go angry, I know you are nice from inside."

Two thumbs up for Mustapha ... that guy's great!! I wanna listen to the Best Show while riding around in his taxi.

That was a great call, but there was a part of me that really,really wanted him to turn into a Moroccan James at the end and tell Tom he just got "Mustafa'ed" or, as someone else in the chat put it (sorry, forgot who!), just start yelling "mustafamustafamustafamustafa" and hang up.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: cutout on October 23, 2008, 10:07:30 AM
Quote
but there was a part of me that really,really wanted him to turn into a Moroccan James at the end and tell Tom he just got "Mustafa'ed"

I was wishing he'd done a Moroccan Spike, circa-2002:


"Where's Aamaal Mubarakah al-Shurooq?"


"Where's Aamaal Mubarakah al-Shurooq?"


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on October 23, 2008, 10:32:46 AM
Frangry on being introduced  to PFT, was "like whatever".

admittedly, i was the first one to throw the stone in the "vent about the SHUT UP, WEIRDO" thread, but i quite enjoyed frangry's humble phone call- the first one. 

not to mention, when frangry mentioned that she was getting nasty comments on her blog from FOTs (or listeners of the show)...ugh, so embarrassing, and i never made contact to the other side. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: The H-Man on October 23, 2008, 10:47:32 AM
Not to suck-up to Tom's protege or nuthin', but, the H-Man's facebook updates are the stuff of legend.


thank you fyodor. much appreciated.


-The H-Man
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: joanna on October 23, 2008, 11:27:23 AM
my favorite moments were the back and forth between tom and paul, as expected.

i loved at the end when tom left the studio to find evan, and told paul to talk about best week ever, and paul was so uncomfortable having to do a straight-up plug. awkward and charming!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: joanna on October 23, 2008, 11:29:53 AM
I would have easily swapped about 80% of Frangry time for more Best Topic Ever time.

maybe more like 95%! it was so hard to listen to that phone call knowing that PFT was sitting right there. i was like: "yeah we get it! FOTs pranked your show and you didn't think that was fair! GOT IT! shut up, weirdo!"

ahem.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 23, 2008, 11:51:43 AM
My favorite part was Tom explaining the plot to Lean By Me, starring Morgan Freeman as a guy with a baseball bat who asks a young River Phoenix, Jerry O'Connel, Cory Feldman, and Will Wheaton if they want to see a dead body.

Then shouts at students with a bullhorn and locks Keifer Sutherland and John Cusack in the school by chaining the doors just as they're trying to escape from a vicious junkyard dog named Chopper.


I especially loved the sequel to that movie, You Can Stand on Me, where Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo are a brother and sister teaching math to troubled youth using knives and apples.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on October 23, 2008, 11:59:36 AM
The absolute best part was PFT's "Where's Debbie?" reference.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: CurtBlair on October 23, 2008, 12:12:54 PM
Not to suck-up to Tom's protege or nuthin', but, the H-Man's facebook updates are the stuff of legend.


thank you fyodor. much appreciated.


-The H-Man

H-Man: just a humble request, but next time you're coming to the studio, could you ask Tom to bring along the sound effects box? Now that you're getting the hang of GOMPing, I would love to hear you turn some callers into ghosts.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on October 24, 2008, 01:55:21 AM
Tom's jazz breakdowns.  I really could listen to him do that for at least an hour.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on October 24, 2008, 08:02:32 AM
Tom's jazz breakdowns.  I really could listen to him do that for at least an hour.

Agreed.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 24, 2008, 09:24:31 AM
Tom and Paul listing terrible, generic toys from the $.99 store.

"SWORD WARRIOR!!!" ~ Paul F. Tomkins
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on October 24, 2008, 09:42:10 AM
I can't remember the exact line, but Paul said something like "That's altogether too much fudge".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 24, 2008, 09:52:18 AM
I can't remember the exact line, but Paul said something like "That's altogether too much fudge".

Ick ... Was that in reference to one of Joe The Plumber's chocolate toilets?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spoony on October 24, 2008, 10:52:52 AM
Samir, you had the sleeper line of the night with "why I ought-ta." That cracked me up.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on October 24, 2008, 10:55:15 AM
Yeah, me too, that was inspired, Samir.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on October 24, 2008, 01:03:08 PM
Thanks, guys.
I did that mostly as a birthday gift for Spoony.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spoony on October 24, 2008, 01:25:51 PM
Then I'm not crazy! Because I get secret messages from the radio all the time! I was going to start getting help, but if I was right about one, I must right about ALL OF THEM.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spike on October 24, 2008, 01:47:45 PM
I can't remember the exact line, but Paul said something like "That's altogether too much fudge".

Ick ... Was that in reference to one of Joe The Plumber's chocolate toilets?

Chocolate toilets are not very appetizing.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on October 24, 2008, 01:56:26 PM
fudge toilets. 

that makes much more sense than chocolate toilets.  and funnier too.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Emily on October 24, 2008, 02:00:41 PM
That's gross.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Chris L on October 24, 2008, 02:04:51 PM
fudge toilets. 

that makes much more sense than chocolate toilets.  and funnier too.

The real question is, which would sound better sung by Stevie Blue?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jimmy on October 24, 2008, 05:08:13 PM
I can't remember the exact line, but Paul said something like "That's altogether too much fudge".

Ick ... Was that in reference to one of Joe The Plumber's chocolate toilets?

Chocolate toilets turlets are not very appetizing.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on October 24, 2008, 05:28:09 PM
PFT stealing jokes from Y2J.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JamesU on October 24, 2008, 07:04:02 PM
Tom describing Robert Evans' assistant's reaction after discovering the jammed "tie shredder".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Cotton on October 24, 2008, 07:08:28 PM
Tom's description of the University Museum at Penn was perfect. It's pretty much just a bunch of mummies sitting around, with some ugly statues and death masks hanging around to spruce the joint up. I highly recommend it.

I used to love that museum, but yeah, it does pretty much wear thin after a few visits. The real money's at the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Mutter Museum.

I feel like the show is starting to make me hate my own city with the constant portrayal of it as the worst place on earth.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on October 24, 2008, 08:05:47 PM
I feel like the show is starting to make me hate my own city with the constant portrayal of it as the worst place on earth.

i'm always the first to rush to defend of my hometown when outsiders are ragging on it, but in all fairness, most of the criticism heaped on philadelphia is right on the money.

except for tom's racist cabbie. that guy was a total creep and couldn't have been more wrong.

 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on October 24, 2008, 08:56:29 PM
My wife and I are still laffing about Tom hanging up on the big bowl of mashed potatoes guy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Cotton on October 24, 2008, 11:20:31 PM
i'm always the first to rush to defend of my hometown when outsiders are ragging on it, but in all fairness, most of the criticism heaped on philadelphia is right on the money.

except for tom's racist cabbie. that guy was a total creep and couldn't have been more wrong.


I dunno, I don't think it's any better or worse than most cities. I certainly don't think it's as racist on uncouth as people seem to think it is (the suburbs, however, are debatable with the racism). I even saw someone help a guy in a Rams jersey up at the Eagles home opener this year, which surprised me. I dunno, after living in Southern California, I prefer the occasional rudeness to the utter self-absorption out there.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: breadharrity on October 25, 2008, 12:23:57 AM
So I'm assuming most listeners also checked out the new Best Week Ever or will at one the many reruns over the weekend, but wow, I can't believe PFT did a routine with Kevin Smith. I gotta give it to Paul because he did pretty well not rolling his eyes during the obvious bit. I'm not sure if they discussed the king of Creeps during on Tuesday's show, but he always seems to come up anyway. I salute you PFT!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Josh on October 25, 2008, 01:10:21 AM
The triumphant return of LAHRRY DA PERV!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 25, 2008, 06:05:10 AM
Samir, you had the sleeper line of the night with "why I ought-ta." That cracked me up.

Wow, I barely heard him say that and I've tried* to listen to the episode almost 5 times now.

I also enjoyed when Samir said "What?  What?  I've got to lie in a fridge?  What, what?" while imagining Harrison Ford's reaction to his first read of the script for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Dud.



*Because people have a bad habbit of coming into my office and screaming when I'm trying to do my work quietly ... so that I can hear Best Show
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on October 25, 2008, 08:58:22 AM
fudge toilets. 

that makes much more sense than chocolate toilets.  and funnier too.

I'm listening to Prank Patrol on the podcast, and even Grandma Phyllis mentions fudge.
Hopefully, Laurie will, too, on her show that's about to start.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on October 25, 2008, 11:00:50 AM
Rick and Bradford Coleman present:

My Brother Left.

Taking place in the old days where people played banjos and sang gospel songs.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 27, 2008, 08:20:12 AM
A Best Moment:

"I wanna vote for da Mayor race." ~ Larry the Perv.

"You wanna vote for the Mayor Race." (said like a parent who is disappointed with their child's verbal development)
   ~ Tom "The Kid" Scharpling.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: emma on October 27, 2008, 11:02:47 AM
I know I am going to regret typing this phrase, but I really like Larry the Perv.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on October 27, 2008, 12:11:31 PM
I know I am going to regret typing this phrase, but I really like Larry the Perv.

Larry's call was very endearing.

(But that doesn't mean I'm going to serve as a character witness for him).
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: around the bend on October 27, 2008, 12:21:12 PM
does anyone recall the solo artist coming out with the really self indulgent double cd that would be equal parts terrible and fascinating?  I tried remembering but couldn't do it.  It wasn't Scott Weiland, was it?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on October 27, 2008, 12:46:54 PM
Yes it was.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: The H-Man on October 27, 2008, 02:48:38 PM
Not to suck-up to Tom's protege or nuthin', but, the H-Man's facebook updates are the stuff of legend.


thank you fyodor. much appreciated.


-The H-Man

H-Man: just a humble request, but next time you're coming to the studio, could you ask Tom to bring along the sound effects box? Now that you're getting the hang of GOMPing, I would love to hear you turn some callers into ghosts.

We shall see.

-The H-Man
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on October 27, 2008, 09:10:00 PM
does anyone recall the solo artist coming out with the really self indulgent double cd that would be equal parts terrible and fascinating?  I tried remembering but couldn't do it.  It wasn't Scott Weiland, was it?

It was Scott Weiland, actually.  He was staying at my hotel while he wrote that thing*.  He'd call me every night around 12:30 asking for more pens.  I'm told he tips well.



*My life has gotten weeeeeeeiiiiirrrrrrrd.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on October 28, 2008, 12:59:56 PM
 
It was Scott Weiland, actually.  He was staying at my hotel while he wrote that thing*.  He'd call me every night around 12:30 asking for more pens.  I'm told he tips well.

If this were FOTchan, I would make a slight alteration on the word "pens" in your quote.  But no ... this is the grown-up board.

But anyway ... this is true? You had the privilege of waiting on Weiland?

I remember back in the early days of Stone Temple Pilots, he simply went by the one word moniker "Weiland" instead of his full name. I thought that was the most pretentious thing ever.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Beth on October 28, 2008, 01:27:37 PM
I know I am going to regret typing this phrase, but I really like Larry the Perv.

I am also a fan, Emma.  I too, may regret this public declaration.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on October 28, 2008, 01:33:03 PM
I know I am going to regret typing this phrase, but I really like Larry the Perv.

I am also a fan, Emma.  I too, may regret this public declaration.

Thirded.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on October 28, 2008, 02:00:50 PM
Ladies Love Larry!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on October 28, 2008, 02:44:36 PM
Perhaps you should revise that to "young ladies love larry":  I am indifferent to him. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: B_Buster on October 28, 2008, 02:49:08 PM
Jeez. If I knew Larry was so popular, I would have added him to my ticket.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on October 28, 2008, 02:53:10 PM
Jeez. If I knew Larry was so popular, I would have added him to my ticket.

Indeed. The Newbridge perv demographic is a key voting bloc.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: gravy boat on October 30, 2008, 11:53:04 PM
I'm a little late on this - a couple weeks back -- but Tom doing Seinfeld was the best.  Newman, Porsche jokes -- great stuff.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Chris L on October 31, 2008, 12:09:51 AM
Jeez. If I knew Larry was so popular, I would have added him to my ticket.

There's always cabinet posts to fill.  Maybe Director of Centerfold Preservation?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on October 31, 2008, 12:22:25 AM
'Last nights' show was June 1, 2004. There were three separate moments that caused me to literally double over with laughter;

- Playing (I think) The Rockford Files murder music and screaming maniacally to hang up on people who fail to make him laugh
- Tom pretending to be a caller called Joey and repeating 'I like your style' 30 times to a blissfully ignorant Captain Jack
- Doing fake radio static and bad connection hang-ups when a potential bassist for the Medicinal Marijuana says he likes Jaco Pastorius.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: B_Buster on October 31, 2008, 10:26:42 AM
There's always cabinet posts to fill.  Maybe Director of Centerfold Preservation?

Secretary of the Perpetually Horny?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on November 01, 2008, 06:10:48 AM
There's always cabinet posts to fill.  Maybe Director of Centerfold Preservation?

Secretary of the Perpetually Horny?

Minister of Priopism?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on November 01, 2008, 12:36:18 PM
I think his position in the cabinet should be related to linguistics.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: folksnake on November 01, 2008, 02:08:26 PM
I liked that the guy from New Port Richey (which is actually pretty close to here, and unremarkable) got my name wrong. Still, better than being called "That guy from Florida".


Sarah Palin just made a splash there--at a place called Sims Park, oddly enough.
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/nov/01/sarah-palin-draws-crowd-new-port-richey-rally/
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on November 03, 2008, 01:56:05 PM
Secretary of the Perpetually Horny?

pronounced Hor-nay, like Kim Basinger in Wayne's World 2.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mostlymeat on November 03, 2008, 02:09:05 PM
'Last nights' show was June 1, 2004. There were three separate moments that caused me to literally double over with laughter;

- Playing (I think) The Rockford Files murder music and screaming maniacally to hang up on people who fail to make him laugh
- Tom pretending to be a caller called Joey and repeating 'I like your style' 30 times to a blissfully ignorant Captain Jack
- Doing fake radio static and bad connection hang-ups when a potential bassist for the Medicinal Marijuana says he likes Jaco Pastorius.

Are you referring to a podcast from last week? Because I received no such classic podcast, and wanted one, very much. I went and looked and it doesn't look like their is one.

-Ajax
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: moonshake on November 03, 2008, 03:02:44 PM
"Aaagh!! I'm getting it from both sides. It's Creep Stereo! Mike in my left ear, Spike in my right. Eww boy."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: sarim on November 04, 2008, 10:45:52 PM
toms killin me.  i meant "they" as in rappers.  oh well.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TheShamblers on November 05, 2008, 09:58:27 AM
Last night's show was one of my all-time favorites!  Favorite part: the election being called as Tom signs off-- perfect timing!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on November 05, 2008, 10:09:35 AM

Are you referring to a podcast from last week? Because I received no such classic podcast, and wanted one, very much. I went and looked and it doesn't look like their is one.

-Ajax

Hey man, no, I just listened to this old show because the actual show wasn't on.

Last night's show was a classic.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jameswheeler on November 05, 2008, 10:54:36 AM
"IT'S OVAH!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on November 05, 2008, 01:11:26 PM
Sarah's call.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Big Plastic Head on November 05, 2008, 01:23:13 PM
I liked the part where Obama became the President Elect. The most earnest "Good Guys Win" ever.

And Sarah's call.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on November 05, 2008, 01:29:37 PM
No fair!  I'm already all weepy today.  And scarily optimistic.  Hell, I even put an American flag in my window (I had bought it in 2003 to affix to my war-protestin' sign in a cunning attempt to dazzle and confuse the belligerent; never thought I'd have a different use for it).

thank you very much
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on November 05, 2008, 01:37:59 PM
Sarah's call.

Agreed, it was a happy surprise.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: emma on November 05, 2008, 06:09:30 PM
I am very much on board the Sarah train!

...can anyone think of a less creepy way for me to say that?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Matt on November 05, 2008, 07:53:21 PM
Tom description of liberals as perpetual second-guessers and overthinkers.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on November 05, 2008, 08:19:05 PM
Sarah's call.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Fido on November 05, 2008, 10:41:02 PM
I am very much on board the Sarah train!

...can anyone think of a less creepy way for me to say that?

You could call it the Sarah bandwagon. What you said is not really creepy anyway.

Here's creepy: You look lovely tonight, my dear Emma.

That's creepy. I'm even creeped out.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spoony on November 06, 2008, 12:15:17 AM
Working Yetta into a frenzy!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on November 06, 2008, 12:25:50 AM
speaking of Top Chef:

The Foo Fighters will be celebrity guest judges on a show this season.

really (http://edibletv.net/?p=792)
 

Meth cooking episode anyone?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on November 06, 2008, 08:14:04 AM
speaking of Top Chef:

The Foo Fighters will be celebrity guest judges on a show this season.

Brad in Newbridge will be delighted. Maybe, just maybe, Hinder Mountain was a little premature.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on November 06, 2008, 08:40:03 AM
I'm relistening to Tuesday night's show, and I just heard that idiot from Portland, OR, squeak out an incredulous "Is it?" in response to Tom's statement that Portland, ME, is blue. Ignoramus.  Those flatlanders in Maine's Portland went for Obama 77% to 22%.  So there.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jake from Memphis on November 06, 2008, 07:13:59 PM
Working Yetta into a frenzy!

"Get Harvey in the mix!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on November 06, 2008, 07:45:39 PM
I liked Tom and PFT talking about the youtube video of the kid in the school punching the guy in the monster mask who popped out of the trash can. When Tom started describing his favorite youtube video, I was hoping this was the one he'd mention because it's one of my favorites, too.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on November 06, 2008, 08:06:45 PM
" ... he's doing his own show, where I'm HIS sidekick  ... "

         Michael K. getting the heave ho.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gregory on November 06, 2008, 08:37:34 PM
"Noo!" - AP Mike upon learning of his defeat
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: moonshake on November 06, 2008, 10:31:56 PM
"Noo!" - AP Mike upon learning of his defeat

Priceless.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on November 06, 2008, 10:49:43 PM
"Trembling Eagle would tell you that Jay-Z is the Coldplay of hip-hop... but he'd be wrong."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JamesU on November 07, 2008, 01:05:07 AM
I just love the image of PFT and Tom hanging out at Six Flags. I want JPEGs!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: spacepope on November 07, 2008, 01:34:58 AM
Yes I loved the Julie from Cincinatti call this week with Tom goading her into the dog craziness. Hilarious. As always, Laurie's call was funny, mostly because she was like the new Julie: drunk and talking about dogs "meeting".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on November 07, 2008, 02:37:46 AM
"Noo!" - AP Mike upon learning of his defeat

Priceless.

Yeah, well played.  :)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on November 07, 2008, 08:14:46 AM
I liked that Tom and Paul were genuinely on edge about the unfolding election--Mike, of course, had bigger things to worry about (you ran a strong and honorable campaign, BBuster :'().  Days before, I was talking about having a get together with friends to watch the election results, but in hindsight I'm glad we didn't do it. It just wasn't a party situation.

"I've got a crush on Obama." -Obama Girl
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: crumbum on November 07, 2008, 08:36:21 AM
I liked Tom and PFT talking about the youtube video of the kid in the school punching the guy in the monster mask who popped out of the trash can. When Tom started describing his favorite youtube video, I was hoping this was the one he'd mention because it's one of my favorites, too.

can someone post a link to that clip? i spent ten minutes at work yesterday searching every permutation i could think of with the words 'school', 'interview', 'monster', 'scared', 'trash can' and, sadly, 'black kid'. nothing.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on November 07, 2008, 08:57:08 AM
you're welcome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux2aHEvyCe0
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Stupornaut on November 07, 2008, 09:24:48 AM
you're welcome.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux2aHEvyCe0[/url]


Maybe the best part of that is when the guy in the mask just descends back into the trash bin after getting punched.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 07, 2008, 09:57:12 AM
Working Yetta into a frenzy!

"Get Harvey in the mix!"

"Noo!" - AP Mike upon learning of his defeat


both my favorite moments, in that order. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snogrog on November 07, 2008, 12:03:06 PM
you're welcome.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux2aHEvyCe0[/url]


Maybe the best part of that is when the guy in the mask just descends back into the trash bin after getting punched.


How have I gone this long without seeing this clip? Even knowing what was coming I couldn't contain the laughter...
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on November 07, 2008, 12:15:06 PM
After Tom tells Julie to keep calling: "Really? You might be sorry..."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snogrog on November 07, 2008, 12:26:02 PM
also, to stay on topic:

Tom contemplating opening up the hate pit and immediately stopping himself.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on November 07, 2008, 01:55:50 PM
PFT getting Tom to admit that he said famous comedianne.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on November 07, 2008, 10:48:33 PM
you're welcome.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux2aHEvyCe0[/url]


Maybe the best part of that is when the guy in the mask just descends back into the trash bin after getting punched.


How have I gone this long without seeing this clip? Even knowing what was coming I couldn't contain the laughter...


PFT's mention of the monster's top hat was the extra bonus funny.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on November 07, 2008, 10:53:46 PM
"I don't live in a stink pit." - Tom S.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on November 08, 2008, 03:12:14 AM
you're welcome.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux2aHEvyCe0[/url]


Maybe the best part of that is when the guy in the mask just descends back into the trash bin after getting punched.


After seeing that clip again, I stumbled upon this.

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!!!  I CAN'T STRESS THAT ENOUGH!!!
<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/k9616m6GFjQ&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on November 08, 2008, 04:00:39 AM
you're welcome.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux2aHEvyCe0[/url]


Maybe the best part of that is when the guy in the mask just descends back into the trash bin after getting punched.


How have I gone this long without seeing this clip? Even knowing what was coming I couldn't contain the laughter...


PFT's mention of the monster's top hat was the extra bonus funny.


Okay, so one of the titles for this video that had that touch of racism was "Don't Scare A Black Guy" which shows that video, then it becomes an 8 minute commercial for Ron Paul.  Between that and the Suicide Girls endorsement, how did this guy lose?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snogrog on November 08, 2008, 11:07:14 AM
you're welcome.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux2aHEvyCe0[/url]


Maybe the best part of that is when the guy in the mask just descends back into the trash bin after getting punched.


After seeing that clip again, I stumbled upon this.

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!!!  I CAN'T STRESS THAT ENOUGH!!!
<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="[url]http://www.youtube.com/v/k9616m6GFjQ&hl=en&fs=1[/url]



WHOA!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on November 08, 2008, 12:54:40 PM
Not real, apparently.  I hope that's true.  If it isn't, well, it was bound to happen someday.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on November 08, 2008, 01:26:08 PM
"I can't do this. I'm tired. I'm so tired. I don't want to be president."

-Joe McClane

(Kid Jersey with a spot-on imitation. Followed by a hell of a GOMP delivered to the "electoral dummy.")
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on November 08, 2008, 01:45:06 PM
I'm just glad Philly Boy Roy's slim victory over my man Mahhhk gave me a chance to be both jubilant winner and sore loser this election night...I got to experience the whole spectrum.

Also, Indiana is not a 'dive state'.  Well, not parts of it anyway.  We got the vote out and flipped it from red to blue. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Tom Scharpling on November 08, 2008, 03:29:13 PM
Indiana turns out to NOT be a dive state. My apologies for saying otherwise.

Tom.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on November 08, 2008, 06:04:53 PM
Not real, apparently.  I hope that's true.  If it isn't, well, it was bound to happen someday.

I literally prayed that it wasn't real, after I saw it.  But I haven't been able to find out for sure.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on November 08, 2008, 06:32:54 PM
Indiana turns out to NOT be a dive state. My apologies for saying otherwise.

Tom.

No problem, Tom.  We're used to being misunderstood...as I imagine is New Jersey.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chrisfoll577 on November 08, 2008, 09:11:36 PM
Worst part: Sarah throwing Red Sox fans under the bus.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dania on November 09, 2008, 02:12:20 AM
"I can't do this. I'm tired. I'm so tired. I don't want to be president."

-Joe McClane

(Kid Jersey with a spot-on imitation. Followed by a hell of a GOMP delivered to the "electoral dummy.")


YES.  That was the BEST PART!!!!!  I laughed so hard at that!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on November 09, 2008, 07:03:47 AM
Worst part: Sarah throwing Red Sox fans under the bus.

I stand by my assessment.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chrisfoll577 on November 09, 2008, 01:13:16 PM
Worst part: Sarah throwing Red Sox fans under the bus.

I stand by my assessment.

Being a jerk is preferable to being a put upon neurotic loser.  A win like Boston's in '04, or Obama's in '08, can lift the weight of history off of an entire group, and that kind of confidence can lead to more success (e.g. the Red Sox in '07).

But then again, things might not change all that much... a lot of Obama supporters were already pretty obnoxious.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: AllisonLeGnome on November 09, 2008, 03:14:30 PM
Just listening to the podcast gave me a bit of the election night feeling of elation again.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: emma on November 12, 2008, 12:27:23 AM
Jason's call.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ben on November 12, 2008, 01:58:14 AM
yeah, jason's calls are always a rare treat.  On the other hand, I found the hero of the election, that kid from ohio, to be frighteningly precocious like from children of the damned - in terms of dialogue he was frighteningly articulate and sarcastic for an alleged 10 or 12 year old.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on November 12, 2008, 08:36:29 AM
Emma's call. Jason's scared me.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on November 12, 2008, 09:12:16 AM
I'm delighted to have inspired Tom's Roger Moore rant and his rather good impressions.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin Edison on November 12, 2008, 09:36:03 AM
Jason's call.

I agree. I think Jason spoke for all FOTs.
But until I get my hands on a shrink-ray, the archives will do.

Great call, Jason.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on November 12, 2008, 10:28:25 AM
I agree.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chrisfoll577 on November 12, 2008, 10:58:50 AM
Trembling Eagle's call.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: todd on November 12, 2008, 11:07:37 AM
Best: Jason's call
Worst: Almost every call except Jason's
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Big Plastic Head on November 12, 2008, 11:17:46 AM
Every time Tom said "Judo Chop!" in the voice of Roger Moore.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on November 12, 2008, 11:46:27 AM
I didn't much like the condescending twerp who complained about "cartoon names" and even seemed to imply that Mercedes is one of them.  I mean, that name has been around forever--well, for a couple thousand years, anyway.

Jason's call?  Creepy and great.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on November 12, 2008, 12:56:40 PM
Every time Tom said "Judo Chop!" in the voice of Roger Moore.
the new GOMP / HH.

"Put the Star Wars stuff away. Its time. Its time to grow up. We have a grown up President now. Lets all grow up together."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: tomkaters on November 12, 2008, 02:43:01 PM
The idea that "Back to the Future" was some sort of promise to us that flying skateboards would exist.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on November 12, 2008, 04:23:37 PM
bonus moment?

Discovering Shamwow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwRISkyV_B8

I love the way this guy talks out of the side of his mouth.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on November 12, 2008, 05:05:55 PM
bonus moment?

Discovering Shamwow


I love the way this guy talks out of the side of his mouth.


"You following me camera guy?"

Vince Rules. He reminds of Easy Andy (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=easy+andy+taxi+driver&search_type=&aq=-1&oq=).
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: redmedicine on November 12, 2008, 06:00:03 PM
Judo Chop was by far may favorite moment, but I was excited to hear the return of New Port Richey guy.  Why does the name of that town inspire such hilarity?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on November 12, 2008, 06:31:57 PM
Trembling Eagle's call.

Tom and TE should talk more often.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on November 12, 2008, 06:51:51 PM
Yeah, TE knows how to walk the line.   Kudos!


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Josh on November 12, 2008, 07:13:57 PM
about the 20 minute mark of the Evan "Funk" Davies show
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chrisfoll577 on November 12, 2008, 07:35:06 PM
Trembling Eagle's call.

Tom and TE should talk more often.

Agreed, it's almost like a real life Mr. Bungles fan call.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on November 12, 2008, 07:37:28 PM
about the 20 minute mark of the Evan "Funk" Davies show

What happens? I'm too lazy to
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: spacepope on November 12, 2008, 07:46:12 PM
Too lazy to finish that sentence Martin?
Anyway I too am curious to know what happened on Evan's show. Like every week, I turn off the FMU feed when Tom signs off.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yesno on November 12, 2008, 07:47:20 PM
It's a compilation of
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jixby Phillips on November 12, 2008, 08:13:20 PM
go on
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Emily on November 12, 2008, 09:36:42 PM
introductory things that Tom quips prior to
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on November 12, 2008, 10:06:45 PM
I also enjoyed
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on November 12, 2008, 10:54:00 PM
when
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on November 12, 2008, 11:27:09 PM
Gnawing at me since that guy's first call:

Newport Richie = Tugboat Richie?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on November 13, 2008, 06:40:57 AM
Vince from Sham-Wow is priceless.  He looks like the last guy you would want to sell you anything, but talks and demonstrates like a total champ.

I'm amazed I haven't bought the Sham-Wow yet, but then I remember that my roommates would probably throw it away while high.

But for me the BEST moment of the show was ...

Tom:  bu du boo-u do-oo
         bu du boo-u do-oo
         Sa tis faction
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on November 13, 2008, 06:53:09 AM
His all too brief but perfect Tony Curtis impression almost made me drive off of the road. And I also liked
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on November 13, 2008, 07:45:00 AM
Doesn't anyone remember Shammies from the 80's? Sham-wow is just a Shammy with a new name!!!

(My mom was really into Shammies)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on November 13, 2008, 08:56:07 AM
Doesn't anyone remember Shammies from the 80's? Sham-wow is just a Shammy with a new name!!!

(My mom was really into Shammies)

Still ... We needed it to come back.  Did you see the way it gets up that cola!?!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 13, 2008, 09:47:42 AM
The idea that "Back to the Future" was some sort of promise to us that flying skateboards would exist.

it is.  and we've got seven more years. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on November 13, 2008, 09:50:21 AM
Does that mean where we're going we don't need roads??
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 13, 2008, 09:57:43 AM
Does that mean where we're going we don't need roads??

as far as im concerned, people cant drive between the lines; the last thing i need is some dope crashing in the sky and landing on my house.

i'll tolerate hovering though.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on November 13, 2008, 11:27:24 AM
No more shoveling?  I'm for it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on November 13, 2008, 01:15:25 PM
Gnawing at me since that guy's first call:

Newport Richie = Tugboat Richie?

I think there's no relation.  Also, I'm convinced that he's saying Newport Ridgie, like Ruffles potato chips. But that's neither here nor there. 

I picture the guy from New PortRitchie wearing a beer hat when he calls in.  Tugboat Ritchie, I don't know. Perhaps I will make him the subject of some fan fiction and explore the legend through art.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 13, 2008, 01:20:10 PM
sorry, PV.  i think he may actually be saying New Port Richey: http://cityofnewportrichey.org/

but you already knew that.  i mean, come on, it's THE New Port Richey. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on November 13, 2008, 01:42:41 PM
it's a real town all right. not far from me. close to tarpon springs.

YOU KNOW, Tarpon Springs.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on November 13, 2008, 01:53:12 PM
it's a real town all right. not far from me. close to tarpon springs.

YOU KNOW, Tarpon Springs.

There are only 3 towns in Florida: Miami, Key West and Sea World...and wherever you call from, Samir. That can be one too. I've never heard  of this Harpoon Springs place.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on November 13, 2008, 02:06:30 PM
And Plant City. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Josh on November 13, 2008, 03:17:45 PM
Gnawing at me since that guy's first call:

Newport Richie = Tugboat Richie?

It's New Port Richey, you Floridummy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on November 13, 2008, 03:45:28 PM
What happened to Old Port Richey?  Does it still exist, or was New Port Richey born from its ashes?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on November 13, 2008, 04:40:08 PM
"It's just me and Jay-Z."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 13, 2008, 04:48:36 PM
Tom talking about cheapskate, Robert Rodriguez. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Josh on November 13, 2008, 08:40:58 PM
I'm delighted to have inspired Tom's Roger Moore rant and his rather good impressions.

It was amazing. I do, however, wonder if Tom will have to issue an Alan Partridge-like apology to that towel thief Roger Moore.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on November 13, 2008, 10:29:50 PM
Vince from Sham-Wow is priceless. 


(toilet-mouth warning)

http://shamwowdammit.ytmnd.com/ (http://shamwowdammit.ytmnd.com/)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on November 14, 2008, 03:10:29 AM
Vince from Sham-Wow is priceless. 


(toilet-mouth warning)

[url]http://shamwowdammit.ytmnd.com/[/url] ([url]http://shamwowdammit.ytmnd.com/[/url])


Who's responsible?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Itslikeimsayin on November 14, 2008, 04:59:53 AM
Wurster deserves the radio equivalent of an Emmy or Oscar for actually making Joe the Plumber a sympathetic character by the end of that call Tuesday.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on November 14, 2008, 08:15:10 AM
Wurster deserves the radio equivalent of an Emmy or Oscar for actually making Joe the Plumber a sympathetic character by the end of that call Tuesday.

Yeah, it was more like an Andrew Earles call in terms of the misery/pathetic factor.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jameswheeler on November 14, 2008, 09:11:55 AM
"And what is Dink...

...Hunt?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on November 14, 2008, 09:18:44 AM
"And what is Dink...

...Hunt?"

That JTP call was worth preserving on some kind of 5" disc where the information is read by lasers of some kind.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snogrog on November 14, 2008, 10:19:16 AM
The Discussion of Steve Harvey's clothes line was particularly chuckle-worthy. That and Tom apologizing for hanging up on the caller and not knowing why he did it and how he should "hang up on himself."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mo Primo on November 16, 2008, 01:49:54 AM
I didn't much like the condescending twerp who complained about "cartoon names" and even seemed to imply that Mercedes is one of them.  I mean, that name has been around forever--well, for a couple thousand years, anyway.

Jason's call?  Creepy and great.


Yeah, what a paranoid, condescending douchebag that moron from Illinois was. It's weird, though, how the multiracial staff of the Afrocentric satire site The Peoples News have kind of the same opinion as this wackjob. Check out the list of recent posts centered around the headline "Federal Judge: Enough With the Stupid Names," "Black Mother First Person Arrested for Naming Her Child," and "Condi Calls for Removal of Detroit ‘Naming Rights’ Judge."

http://thepeoplesnews.wordpress.com/2008/03/02/federal-judge-enough-with-the-stupid-names/

It's like there's some kind of interracial conspiracy going on! These fools must be stopped! I mean, who the hell is anybody to challenge a parent's right to name their kids Mursaydeez, or Shahnell, or Tysunn? If they can't pronounce Mercedes like someone who actually speaks Spanish, what does it matter? It's all part of the multicultural tapestry of America, right? It's not like it's going to contribute to the further stratification and atomization of modern society or whatever. Hell, if anything, the Freds and Pattys of the world should be doing their darndest to keep step with these cultural innovators. For every child named Lablaqkweena or Ty'Rayne, there must be a Cottonelle Sloompty Spandex-Mitterand or a Nutella Framblips Kleenex-Yamamoto. It's easy... almost.... formulaic, even. That kind of brave emphasis on ultra-competitive uniqueness is one of those things that I don't think I'll live to see spreading through the world, though.

Oh... wait...

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/07/news/venez.php

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snogrog on November 16, 2008, 12:13:35 PM
I didn't much like the condescending twerp who complained about "cartoon names" and even seemed to imply that Mercedes is one of them.  I mean, that name has been around forever--well, for a couple thousand years, anyway.

Jason's call?  Creepy and great.

When was Jason's call? I just listened to the podcast the other day and I don't remember it off the top of my head...

Anybody know the time when he called?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on November 16, 2008, 01:15:11 PM
Anybody know the time when he called?

2:40:00
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on November 17, 2008, 01:27:31 AM
The Mr. Brooks announcement made my week.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: kyle on November 17, 2008, 11:59:18 AM
"Judo-Chop!"

I also love that Tom had to cut the caller loose in order to really focus on his Roger Moore discussion.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on November 17, 2008, 12:03:58 PM
I also love that Tom had to cut the caller loose in order to really focus on his Roger Moore discussion.

Agreed - that guy's a snooze anyway.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 17, 2008, 12:24:13 PM
Agreed - that guy samir's a snooze anyway.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on November 17, 2008, 12:44:57 PM
I also love that Tom had to cut the caller loose in order to really focus on his Roger Moore discussion.

Agreed - that guy's a snooze anyway.

Oh no yous don't!!! ... os.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jake from Memphis on November 17, 2008, 03:02:33 PM
"Tombama! You heard it."

Amazing.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Geoff Johnston on November 17, 2008, 04:51:11 PM
"Who Let the Dogs In?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Bryan on November 18, 2008, 11:11:47 AM
The sudden pathos that occurred when Frank from Weehawkin (I think) was talking to Tom about Tom's book woes. Tom asks: if Tom wrote a book from Dogmo's POV - the kind of thing he could compose on his drive home from work - would Frank buy that book?

Frank: I guess... if it was well-phrased. I'm just trying to support the cause...
Tom (quietly): Thanks, buddy. I appreciate it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dania on November 18, 2008, 07:07:28 PM
The first guy who called in during JoeThePlumberTM hour sounded a lot like Andrew Earles. 

[youtube]9vn-Bu-k0LU[/youtube]
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on November 18, 2008, 11:06:29 PM
TE getting thrown into the pit.

Period.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on November 19, 2008, 01:27:13 AM
TE getting thrown into the pit.

Period.

That was both the best and worst moment of the show for me.  The lead-up to TE calling in was fantastic, with the Kanye and MMA talk.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JamesU on November 19, 2008, 01:33:09 AM
"I end this with scripture. Not because I understand it...but because it sounds soulful."

[youtube]v65M0ccZc10[/youtube]
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on November 19, 2008, 02:26:49 AM
George Clooney as The Thimble.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on November 19, 2008, 04:36:19 AM
TE getting thrown into the pit.

Period.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on November 19, 2008, 05:48:21 AM
Creepiest moment: DfK begging for Tom's home number.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: pinky on November 19, 2008, 07:02:39 AM
Tom to Spike about housework.  "You do the dish?"

And Petey's call at the start was nice
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on November 19, 2008, 09:47:53 AM
Best moments:
-Evel Knievel swearing Gerald Ford in as President.

-More talk of Roy Jr., my favorite person, living, dead, real or fictional.

-That guy who called in towards the end who ChrisL described as sounding like Larry the Perv if he was one of the Kennedys.

-Tom essentially asking Trembling Eagle to shoot him a JPEG.

-Tom writing his own Best Show Fan Fiction on the fly with his story about Mike.

Worst moments:

-Drawing Tom's ire by daring to question his Frippertronics fan cred.

-The Improv Everywhere defender who called in. Total creep, with creep friends in the background.

Like I said in the chat, I can only see this ending Dark Knight-style, when Improv Everywhere forms a dangerous alliance with James, and someone telling Tom "You crossed the line first, sir. You squeezed them, you hammered them to the point of desperation. And in their desperation they turned to a man they didn't fully understand."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on November 19, 2008, 10:03:23 AM
I liked learning more details about The Hate Pit.  As I understand it now, The Hate Pit is like a cold, stuffy deep end of an olympic sized swimming pool. I also know that The Hate Pit is very old, ancient, and was unearthed by Tom at some point in the late-nineties: "This is a good old fashioned Hate Pit."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Emily on November 19, 2008, 10:03:56 AM
And when Petey said "Spike, just shut up".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on November 19, 2008, 10:35:39 AM

Like I said in the chat, I can only see this ending Dark Knight-style, when Improv Everywhere forms a dangerous alliance with James, and someone telling Tom "You crossed the line first, sir. You squeezed them, you hammered them to the point of desperation. And in their desperation they turned to a man they didn't fully understand."

Fan fiction please.

Then we can compare it to the actual events.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on November 19, 2008, 10:55:11 AM
"FMU, you're on my...err.....FMU you're on MY air."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chrisfoll577 on November 19, 2008, 11:00:17 AM
Tom recommending 'Pizza Party' to that earnest admirer of his musical taste.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: todd on November 19, 2008, 11:43:57 AM
Tom's impression of Spike's doorbell.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jameswheeler on November 19, 2008, 01:00:18 PM
-The Improv Everywhere defender who called in. Total creep, with creep friends in the background.
"I'm little concerned with why we were thrown into this Hate Pit... that I call Your Armpit!"

Improv Everywhere sure attracts some whacky japesters.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: crumbum on November 19, 2008, 01:36:36 PM
And Petey's call at the start was nice

'Hey Tommy , did you know they based that on a real doggy?'
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on November 19, 2008, 03:03:06 PM
If Tom started making music: "Ted Leo would be filing up tires."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jouster on November 19, 2008, 04:09:07 PM
And when Petey said "Spike, just shut up".

Yes.  I also enjoyed DfK's "pencil on the winda" comment.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spoony on November 19, 2008, 04:28:48 PM
"Definitely perplexed...and one degree below furious."- Samir
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on November 19, 2008, 05:11:52 PM

"I'm little concerned with why we were thrown into this Hate Pit... that I call Your Armpit!"


Dude, that was totally improvised.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on November 20, 2008, 04:37:02 AM

"I'm little concerned with why we were thrown into this Hate Pit... that I call Your Armpit!"


Dude, that was totally improvised.

Del Close would be totally proud of those guys ... Wait, what's "Proud" mean again?

One of the Best moments of 11/19 ...

"Nate, I apologize ... No, I don't apologize!  But you've earned some leeway here."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 20, 2008, 10:40:00 AM
Steve from North Hollywood: "Come on out, dood!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on November 20, 2008, 10:50:05 AM
"Definitely perplexed...and one degree below furious."- Samir

Thanks Spooky, glad you liked it. I appreciated your respect for local barkeeps, also. Flasks are for dinks.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on November 20, 2008, 11:20:10 AM
Steve from North Hollywood: "Come on out, dood!"

Awe, thanks ... But I clearly pronounced it "dude!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 20, 2008, 11:31:35 AM
Steve from North Hollywood: "Come on out, dood!"

Awe, thanks ... But I clearly pronounced it "dude!"

admittedly, Steve, the original translation was "dude." 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on November 20, 2008, 07:29:04 PM
JfC: Let's talk about tequila ... did ... wait ... can I say something? ... I ... uh tequila can make diamonds.
TS: OK, thanks for the call Julie. 'Sgreat. Hey Mike, um -  the back end of the studio you know where the CDs start .. the D section ..  can you look for, under Davis slash Miles. Its called Pangaea.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on November 20, 2008, 08:03:39 PM
What was that beginning a reference to? The 'only radio host who is NOT a convicted felon! NOT!'. I laughed without getting it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: spacepope on November 20, 2008, 08:17:42 PM
Tom and Petey, approximated.
Tom "For those who don't know, Petey started calling as a child. I guided Petey through some tough times. I tought him everything he knows."
Petey "We learned a lot from each other."
Tom "No. You tought me nothing."
Petey "But everybody learns something from everyone..."
Tom "No no no. You tought me nothing."

I loved that part. Also Hammerhead's new band McCain Youth: "I was gonna do 30 7" singles a year. I was gonna make this Jay Reatard idiot look like Axl Rose."

Also this was the first time I called that I didn't feel like a complete snooze later.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on November 20, 2008, 09:11:43 PM
JfC: Let's talk about tequila ... did ... wait ... can I say something? ... I ... uh tequila can make diamonds.
TS: OK, thanks for the call Julie. 'Sgreat. Hey Mike, um -  the back end of the studio you know where the CDs start .. the D section ..  can you look for, under Davis slash Miles. Its called Pangaea.

Seconded
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Trembling Eagle on November 20, 2008, 09:25:53 PM
What was that beginning a reference to? The 'only radio host who is NOT a convicted felon! NOT!'. I laughed without getting it.

Tom Leykis, he always says that (in reference to Rush Limbaugh I think) to start his show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on November 21, 2008, 09:16:38 AM
What was that beginning a reference to? The 'only radio host who is NOT a convicted felon! NOT!'. I laughed without getting it.

Tom Leykis, he always says that (in reference to Rush Limbaugh I think) to start his show.

Although he says it with a much bigger pause before making his point.  Like this:

"The only radio show that is ...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

NOT hosted by a convicted felon!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on November 21, 2008, 09:20:17 AM

"The only radio how that is ... NOT a convicted felon!

That doesn't even make sense.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Chris L on November 21, 2008, 09:43:28 AM
Think about it:

Rush Limbaugh
G. Gordon Liddy
Tom Waits in Down By Law

Convicted felons all. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on November 21, 2008, 10:02:52 AM
How can a "radio how" be a convicted felon?

(OK, I'll stop now.)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 21, 2008, 10:42:13 AM
What was that beginning a reference to? The 'only radio host who is NOT a convicted felon! NOT!'. I laughed without getting it.

Tom Leykis, he always says that (in reference to Rush Limbaugh I think) to start his show.

Tom Leykis, that explains why I didn't get it.  I've only ever heard 30 seconds of that guy in my life. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on November 21, 2008, 11:49:26 AM
Spike - "I've always been a big fan of Travis Bickle."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spoony on November 21, 2008, 02:23:18 PM
I appreciated your respect for local barkeeps, also. Flasks are for dinks.

As a former bartender, I am aware of the decorum. At least you know that they wash their hands... if someone smuggled a flask or a bottle, that means they had to be creative about where they kept it on their person. And the more "creative" they got, the less I want it near my face.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 21, 2008, 03:04:10 PM
*sniff*
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Matt on November 21, 2008, 04:35:35 PM
"Manwich Boy"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: A.M. Thomas on November 21, 2008, 04:49:15 PM
"I'm going to make that Jay Reatard idiot look like Axl Rose."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Ike on November 21, 2008, 05:17:40 PM
"I'm going to make that Jay Reatard idiot look like Axl Rose."

That is pretty great. 

Also, during The Trembling Eagle portion of the show, when Tom mentioned their divergent tastes in music, I thought "TE will bring up Live one day.  Mark my words."

Hammerhead beat him to it. 

Live.  So great. 

This was an all-out GREAT show. 

Ike
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on November 21, 2008, 10:19:46 PM
The bit about Rush had to bring in the bass player from The Specials b/c Geddy Lee couldn't handle reggae-influenced bass lines.  That and Neil Peart worrying about his beanie falling off.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on November 22, 2008, 05:39:43 AM
How can a "radio how" be a convicted felon?

(OK, I'll stop now.)

We're still buds for life. 

Oh, and I went back and fixed those typos.  You make me a better person, Martin.  You're like my Diane Court.  But I'm not Lloyd Dobler. I'm the blonde girl that Diane beat out for valedictorian, whom she finally bonds with at the graduation party.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Josh on November 22, 2008, 03:55:12 PM
And when Petey said "Spike, just shut up".

!!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on November 23, 2008, 09:53:29 PM
Spike. Petey. Double heave ho.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on November 23, 2008, 11:11:02 PM
Laurie from Miami misunderstanding 'For every 'Rich Girl' there's a 'Possession Obsession''.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: emma on November 23, 2008, 11:15:37 PM
The bit about Rush had to bring in the bass player from The Specials b/c Geddy Lee couldn't handle reggae-influenced bass lines.  That and Neil Peart worrying about his beanie falling off.

I just got around to listening to this show, and this made me laugh so loud I scared everyone else at the bus stop. "You Canadummy."

Also you could totally feel the depth's of Samir's unhappiness about the monopoly movie. The whole thing shook me to the core.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on November 24, 2008, 10:12:58 AM
http://improveverywhere.com/2008/11/12/russia/ (http://improveverywhere.com/2008/11/12/russia/)

Does the hate pit extend beyond US borders?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on November 24, 2008, 10:23:09 AM
[url]http://improveverywhere.com/2008/11/12/russia/[/url] ([url]http://improveverywhere.com/2008/11/12/russia/[/url])

Does the hate pit extend beyond US borders?


Hate is not only omnipresent, but universal.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on November 24, 2008, 10:49:27 AM
Also you could totally feel the depth's of Samir's unhappiness about the monopoly movie. The whole thing shook me to the core.

I'm delighted that my outrage was so palpable.
What a horrible movie concept.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Amplituden on November 24, 2008, 10:54:30 AM
I was delighted with the return of "Show some respect you munch!".

Top shelf!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on November 24, 2008, 01:52:25 PM
Also you could totally feel the depth's of Samir's unhappiness about the monopoly movie. The whole thing shook me to the core.

I'm delighted that my outrage was so palpable.
What a horrible movie concept.

Oh, you's don't know whatcher tawkin' about!  Everybody knows that video games are constantly being turned into great movies.  Board-game-based movies are the next logical step!

Coming soon ...

Chutes and Ladders ... a Parkour fueled actioner.
Sorry ... Gwyneth Paltrow is a red piece who falls in love with a green piece.
Candy Land ... Tim Burton is out of ideas again!
Grape Escape ... Actually the sequel to the Russel Crowe snoozer, A Good Year
Cranium ... Makes the Saw 1 - 5 look more like Child's Play
Trivial Pursuit ... Michael Cera is a trivia whiz who needs to collect several pieces of pie before the mob catches up with him!

And!!!

Clue: Twenty-Ten ... Curry and Mull are BACK!!!

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: redmedicine on November 24, 2008, 04:26:57 PM
The bit about Rush had to bring in the bass player from The Specials b/c Geddy Lee couldn't handle reggae-influenced bass lines.  That and Neil Peart worrying about his beanie falling off.

I just got around to listening to this show, and this made me laugh so loud I scared everyone else at the bus stop. "You Canadummy."


Crack a mildly ska influenced early 80s Rush album much?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on November 24, 2008, 05:02:27 PM
"Hey grannie, no pit for you!"

-Hammerhead, Newbridge P.I.G.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on November 24, 2008, 09:07:23 PM
[url]http://improveverywhere.com/2008/11/12/russia/[/url] ([url]http://improveverywhere.com/2008/11/12/russia/[/url])

Does the hate pit extend beyond US borders?


Their URL reads like 'Improve Everywhere'.  It's Mitch Hedburg's joke, they stole it!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mike A.D. on November 24, 2008, 09:46:46 PM
"Ding dong...This is a Best Show Production."

I know someone with a signoff-worthy voice (he doesn't use a voice modulator), so I had to see what that might sound like.  Jeepers creepers.

DivShare File - BEST SHOW PRODUCTION.mp3 (http://www.divshare.com/download/5887853-930)

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jamesp on November 25, 2008, 09:49:13 AM
Judo Chop was by far may favorite moment, but I was excited to hear the return of New Port Richey guy.  Why does the name of that town inspire such hilarity?

I love the New Port Richey caller. He better keep calling.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 25, 2008, 10:19:53 AM
Judo Chop was by far may favorite moment, but I was excited to hear the return of New Port Richey guy.  Why does the name of that town inspire such hilarity?

I love the New Port Richey caller. He better keep calling.

"Flor-ida, Tahhhm!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snogrog on November 25, 2008, 01:21:31 PM
Judo Chop was by far may favorite moment, but I was excited to hear the return of New Port Richey guy.  Why does the name of that town inspire such hilarity?

I love the New Port Richey caller. He better keep calling.

Seconded!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Hearts of Steele on November 25, 2008, 01:27:35 PM
Tom: "Go 'head with the puppet-talk."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Stupornaut on November 25, 2008, 01:39:04 PM
Tom: "Go 'head with the puppet-talk."

I don't know if I should be mad at Matthew Fluxblog for getting Tom mad enough to heave-ho me by proxy during my first call in months, or secretly relieved because I didn't exactly know where to take the topic once I got past "Jeff Dunham isn't really all that funny".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on November 25, 2008, 10:20:19 PM
I'll start it off...

"Are you a fertile man?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on November 25, 2008, 11:27:31 PM
"This guys a mayfly, he only lives 3 days!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on November 25, 2008, 11:30:28 PM
Omar the Scrivener
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on November 26, 2008, 07:32:31 AM
I was just taking a slug of coffee when Tom asked who was in the belt-whipping league and Mr. Sherbet replied that it was he.*  It was with difficulty that I stopped myself from spraying it all over my screen.

*I missed this bit last night.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on November 26, 2008, 07:50:58 AM
When Mr. Sherbet started talking.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on November 26, 2008, 09:02:21 AM
Mike in Manhattan did sound eerily like Captain Jack when he opened with "Hello, Tommy."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on November 26, 2008, 09:02:21 AM
John Hodgeman opening with a 9/11 story, prompted by some off-hand Frank Miller talk, set a tone for the interview that wasn't what I had expected at all. It was delightful to get to listen to the real guy. The whole show was amazing.

 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on November 26, 2008, 09:54:03 AM
Omar the Scrivener

Amen.

Hodgman needs a show where he can just talk and talk and talk.  I would pay good money for this.


Also "that's what my back tattoo says"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on November 26, 2008, 11:00:10 AM
Tom's 9/11 cheesecake tale was both heartwarming and hilarious...a memorable episode to say the very least.

(http://www.sciencebridge.se/sciencebridge1001004.jpg)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on November 26, 2008, 12:46:51 PM
Tom's 9/11 cheesecake tale was both heartwarming and hilarious...a memorable episode to say the very least.


Greatness!


ps. Have the H-man updates jumped the shark ?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on November 26, 2008, 12:57:07 PM
Quote
And thank you, Tom about 13 hours ago from mobile web 
Thank you friends of tom about 13 hours ago from mobile web
 

-john hodgman's twitter
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Emily on November 26, 2008, 01:43:34 PM
When the caller asked John Hodgman what his "home set up" is.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: timmx on November 26, 2008, 02:45:05 PM
"I verify when I reach it up to the face hole"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Emily on November 26, 2008, 04:52:06 PM
John Hodgman on Ira Glass, "He eats all kinds of foods."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on November 26, 2008, 08:50:33 PM
The Better Business Bureau requires Jimmy Pardo to change the name of his podcast to "Never Funny."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on November 26, 2008, 09:31:35 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3184/3022770512_814d870448.jpg)
"... a man of many enthusiasms"

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on November 26, 2008, 10:32:57 PM
I'm pleased that Trembling Eagle is able to get cell phone reception in the hate pit. I also got a kick out of hearing John Hodegman say the words "Trembling Eagle" in his dead pan, awesome way.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on November 26, 2008, 11:06:27 PM
The Better Business Bureau requires Jimmy Pardo to change the name of his podcast to "Never Funny."

That podcast does diminish my faith in mankind faster than that old HBO show 'Oz' once did.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on November 27, 2008, 07:37:31 AM
Tom laughing when Hodgman read the H-Man's status update explaining how he ripped his pants.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Bryan on November 27, 2008, 11:15:36 AM
Tom hesitantly revealing personal tidbits under John Hodgman's gracious yet persistent questions.

John Hodgman's superhuman graciousness and charm.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: SJK on November 27, 2008, 01:31:26 PM
Tom pretending to get a call from work so he can screen Synecdoche, New York at a later time to avoid the running commentary from the elderly ladies.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snoopywaves on November 27, 2008, 09:08:21 PM
The best bits of all shows with guests are Tom chuckling.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spoony on November 28, 2008, 12:55:32 AM
I'm pretty sure I heard a mystery 3rd guest in the background. A not-really-a-mystery guest.

The Art Bell name drop cracked me up.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on November 28, 2008, 11:08:19 AM
Was JC there?

I didn't get to listen live, as we were making holiday preparations, but Tom must have wanted to guarantee a great show; the white hot Ramble Tamble is so good, it's almost cheating. It was also the first track on the first album I ever bought, Cosmo's Factory for $2.98 (brand new!) at Taylor's Records, which was little more than a booth in the basement, a rental space inside the old-school Chester's department store. The instrumental section at the center of the song was also the second thing I ever taught myself on the guitar, picking out the chords by ear. (Mr Bojangles was the first.)

Ahhh, 1970, where did you go?

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on November 28, 2008, 11:50:12 AM
Caught up with the podcast today. Such a great show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on November 28, 2008, 01:52:03 PM
"So what are your plans for Thanksgiving, Tom?"

"That's none of your business."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on November 28, 2008, 01:53:43 PM
"Ahhhhhh, yes."

-Trembling Eagle successfully gets John Hodgman to say 'Latter Day Saints'.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on November 28, 2008, 04:30:03 PM
"I asked him to hold line 4 open for werewolves."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: elibraden on November 28, 2008, 07:29:15 PM
Tom saying "What is this, a 7up commercial?" with PERFECT comic timing after Trembling Eagle said "Ah, yes" made me laugh so hard I almost woke up my sleeping infant child ...
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Matt on November 28, 2008, 07:42:16 PM
"If you pull back, you would see that it's only the dickie of my white shirt."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: AllisonLeGnome on November 28, 2008, 10:50:19 PM
All of this week's show was exceptionally great, but I loved hearing Hodgman be able to just talk in a less formal format than you usually hear him. I really hope to hear him back, perhaps as a PFT-style semi-recurring guest.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jimmy on November 29, 2008, 03:36:01 PM
I love whenever there is any guest in studio.  I brings out a different Tom.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on November 29, 2008, 06:54:19 PM
"Pushing Daisies, my favorite show on ABC, was cancelled. Goodbye old friend".

"Old FRIEND?!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on December 01, 2008, 05:28:24 AM
"Pushing Daisies, my favorite show on ABC, was cancelled. Goodbye old friend".

"Old FRIEND?!"


Along similar lines ... R.I.P. Monk  :'(
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on December 01, 2008, 07:31:16 AM
I'll miss Pushing Daisies.  It's flawed, but there's nothing else like it on TV.  It also gave me the chance to see PFT play a (very sanitized) geek.

I'll miss Monk, too.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Chris L on December 01, 2008, 10:07:46 AM
It also gave me the chance to see PFT play a (very sanitized) geek.

Haven't you been getting your geek fix from Chuck?  I can't imagine anyone nerdier than that guy!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on December 01, 2008, 11:02:09 AM
I'm talking real geeks here, Mr. L.  Biting-the-heads-off-chickens geeks (or, in the case of PFT, a swallowing-and-then-regurgitating-mice geek).  That Chuck guy would never have the guts for that.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Chris L on December 01, 2008, 12:24:27 PM
I'm talking real geeks here, Mr. L.  Biting-the-heads-off-chickens geeks (or, in the case of PFT, a swallowing-and-then-regurgitating-mice geek).  That Chuck guy would never have the guts for that.

"Lady, he was made for it." 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on December 01, 2008, 02:51:16 PM
When the caller asked John Hodgman what his "home set up" is.

I most enjoyed Tom's giggle after Frank asked that question.

This show is definitely in personal top 5.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: gravy boat on December 01, 2008, 04:08:23 PM
I loved Tom losing it when he made the joke about the Better Business Bureau forcing Never Not Funny to change its name to Never Funny.

A fantastic show. Great guest.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: elibraden on December 02, 2008, 01:55:03 AM
I'm actually a huge fan of "Never Not Funny" (and, living 2 blocks from the UCB in L.A., a regular Pardo show-goer) ... I wonder if Tom's disdain for the show is done for humor?  Matt Belknap from "NNF" has always given Tom and Jon mad love/props/attention ...
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on December 02, 2008, 03:02:34 AM
For some reason I always go for the advice sections.  Like when John Hodgman called Tom's second attempt at "Take your lumps" "wrathful".  Pretty damn funny, but then I always remember the advice/insights he has.  They sound cynical at first, but they're just so fucking true and awesome and not actually cynical at all, just true.  You get beat and get beat and get beat and whoever's left standing, maybe they get a prize.  Something like that, I'm paraphrasing.  I remember shit like that for years.  Hodgman's insight that you do the best stuff when you're doing it for fun and for free could not be more accurate either.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on December 02, 2008, 08:24:02 AM
I'm actually a huge fan of "Never Not Funny" (and, living 2 blocks from the UCB in L.A., a regular Pardo show-goer) ... I wonder if Tom's disdain for the show is done for humor?  Matt Belknap from "NNF" has always given Tom and Jon mad love/props/attention ...

Tom wouldn't drop the name of the show over and over again if he wasn't a fan--even in a teasing way. Plus Pardo was on Monk. I think NNF has gotten better and better over the years. This season has been fantastic.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on December 02, 2008, 08:21:46 PM
Tom's insinuation that McCain would have committed suicide had he won made me snort as I attempted to stifle a laugh (at work).

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on December 02, 2008, 11:40:59 PM
Dumping on the Crypt Keeper and the so-called comedy therein, awesome.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JamesU on December 03, 2008, 01:39:44 AM
I'm so glad that Fred from New Port Ritchie is becoming a regular caller. I wonder when he'll find the forums. I want to see threads with back and forths between Tor and NPR.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: casualobserver on December 03, 2008, 03:18:49 AM
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Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on December 03, 2008, 03:48:59 AM
Tom Scharpling, Country Music Superstar.

(Foghorn Leghorn voice) ... "How y'all doin'? I hope y'all are having a good, country time tonight".

Transcribing it here doesn't do it justice, but I just listened to Tom doing that voice five times in a row and couldn't stop laughing.

The "oh, family" calls were pretty great across the board. Also, Mike in Brooklyn sounds a lot like Skag Winesack.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: pinky on December 03, 2008, 07:54:25 AM
I'm so glad that Fred from New Port Ritchie is becoming a regular caller. I wonder when he'll find the forums. I want to see threads with back and forths between Tor and NPR.

Fred from New Port Ritchie "We had wild turkey for dinner.  hahhhahahhaaa.  I am just kidding, we had regular turkey too."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on December 03, 2008, 09:37:37 AM
The steadily growing anger that crept into Fredericks from New Port Richey's voice when Tom kept making fun of his laugh was intense.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on December 03, 2008, 09:43:30 AM
I always enjoy hearing Tom's joy at a good call, and there was plenty of that last night.

Also, Julie's bizarre "relationship" with her friend.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on December 03, 2008, 09:55:44 AM
Your new favorite blog:

http://lastdaysofdiscofries.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on December 03, 2008, 10:08:48 AM
HEY COACH
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: emma on December 03, 2008, 11:39:55 AM
Your new favorite blog:

[url]http://lastdaysofdiscofries.blogspot.com/[/url]


Anyone who makes a real entry for this gets a million free hugs the next time they are in Toronto.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on December 03, 2008, 12:22:51 PM
The steadily growing anger that crept into Fredericks from New Port Richey's voice when Tom kept making fun of his laugh was intense.
I know, right?  Eventually he was just like "Can we get back to the Morton Downey thing?" and Tom was like "Yes".  I bet Tom was thinking "If I don't let this guy talk about Morton Downey Jr. he's going to be waiting for me in the parking lot next week".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on December 03, 2008, 01:24:15 PM
Your new favorite blog:

[url]http://lastdaysofdiscofries.blogspot.com/[/url]


Anyone who makes a real entry for this gets a million free hugs the next time they are in Toronto.


Oh, it will happen. I'm inviting contributors too.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: moonshake on December 03, 2008, 01:31:43 PM
Tom imitating Fred from New Port Ritchie's laughter.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yesno on December 03, 2008, 01:53:12 PM
Your new favorite blog:

[url]http://lastdaysofdiscofries.blogspot.com/[/url]


Anyone who makes a real entry for this gets a million free hugs the next time they are in Toronto.


Oh, it will happen. I'm inviting contributors too.


We need to petition these guys (french fry place in Boulder)

http://spud-bros.com/

--of course they have a blog--

http://www.spudbrosblog.org/

to start carrying disco fries. You look at their menu, and the only thing they need to start carrying is gravy. 

On topic,

the whole show was a best moment.  The Kid was on fire, the topic was great, the callers were great.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on December 03, 2008, 02:21:44 PM
I have a marginally interesting disco fries anecdote I could share.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on December 03, 2008, 02:36:28 PM
I woke my dog, who was sleeping in the other room, laughing at the gurgling Imus impersonation.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on December 03, 2008, 04:03:32 PM
New Port Richie is creeping closer to a Stevie Blue/CJ hybrid.

also, 'Morten Downing Jr.'
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Ike on December 03, 2008, 05:22:57 PM

Also, Julie's bizarre "relationship" with her friend.

Wow. Just....wow. 
I squirmed, I kid you not, I actually squirmed. 
A fairly cordial call, other than that. 

Squirm Factor 10!!

Ike
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on December 03, 2008, 05:34:03 PM
Yeah, once I spent all of Christmas Day cheating on my wife and, wouldn't you know it, I forgot to open up presents!
That call was 8 shades of nuts.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: fyodor on December 03, 2008, 05:48:55 PM
The JoePa story was amazing. I'm dying to see that photo.

(http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/280367/images/joepa.jpg)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on December 03, 2008, 05:57:38 PM
8 shades of nuts.

I'm stealing this phrase and not giving it back.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on December 03, 2008, 06:12:09 PM
HEY COACH

Yeah, holy smokes Catherine from West Orange, great story. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Hearts of Steele on December 03, 2008, 06:32:33 PM
- Julie kicking off the show and sounding not drunk. And then came the weird and ambiguous story.
- Tom's first impression of Mark Twain. It reminded me of Tom Kenny's Abraham Lincoln from Mr. Show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: badassfunk on December 03, 2008, 08:24:20 PM
- Tom's first impression of Mark Twain. It reminded me of Tom Kenny's Abraham Lincoln from Mr. Show.

I thought the same thing! Maybe Tom did, too, which is why he stopped. Either way, I still laughed out loud.  This was a really great show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: crumbum on December 03, 2008, 09:13:20 PM
The steadily growing anger that crept into Fredericks from New Port Richey's voice when Tom kept making fun of his laugh was intense.
I know, right?  Eventually he was just like "Can we get back to the Morton Downey thing?" and Tom was like "Yes".  I bet Tom was thinking "If I don't let this guy talk about Morton Downey Jr. he's going to be waiting for me in the parking lot next week".

I got the distinct feeling that when Tom told Fred, 'that's a good point' after he noted that the kid in 'Old Man' had to be about 29, he was throwing Fred a bone to avoid an ugly scene.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: AaronC on December 03, 2008, 10:07:06 PM
Jazz jokes
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on December 04, 2008, 04:35:41 AM
"Hi, It's Mary"

"Barry?!"

-

"Hi, it's Chris in Astoria"

"Christmas Story?!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on December 04, 2008, 08:04:19 AM
Tom imitating Fred from New Port Ritchie's laughter.

I missed the first hour, but yeah, when Tom kept doing that combined with the New Port Richey guy getting annoyed it was cracking me up every time.  It was like he had some weird Tuvan throat singing harmonizing with himself thing going on.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on December 04, 2008, 12:25:14 PM
Yeah, once I spent all of Christmas Day cheating on my wife and, wouldn't you know it, I forgot to open up presents!
That call was 8 shades of nuts.

I wasn't cheating. My husband and I are separating and there was nothing secret about my plans. He's relieved that he won't have to suffer through anymore special time with me.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 04, 2008, 12:31:29 PM
I wasn't cheating. My husband and I are separating and there was nothing secret about my plans. He's relieved that he won't have to suffer through anymore special time with me.

two words, Julie: ice cream.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on December 04, 2008, 12:46:50 PM
I wasn't cheating. My husband and I are separating and there was nothing secret about my plans. He's relieved that he won't have to suffer through anymore special time with me.

two words, Julie: ice cream.

two more words, Baron: lactose intolerant
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on December 04, 2008, 12:51:20 PM
I'm sorry, Julie (about the absence of ice cream in your life, not the imminent dissolution of your marital bond; one has one's priorities, after all).
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on December 04, 2008, 01:47:15 PM
I think I need a humor buddy, because I'm one of the least funny people around.  I'm thinking of someone along the lines of Mark Wahlberg from I <3 Huckabees. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on December 04, 2008, 02:12:51 PM
I'm sorry, Julie (about the absence of ice cream in your life, not the imminent dissolution of your marital bond; one has one's priorities, after all).

Surprisingly, ice cream isn't such a big deal. But sometimes that I crave cream cheese and sour cream for days.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on December 04, 2008, 04:49:27 PM
Yeah, once I spent all of Christmas Day cheating on my wife and, wouldn't you know it, I forgot to open up presents!
That call was 8 shades of nuts.

I wasn't cheating. My husband and I are separating and there was nothing secret about my plans. He's relieved that he won't have to suffer through anymore special time with me.

Well I'm sorry to hear of your separation, JfC.  I wasn't moralizing, just trying to highlight the contrast between the wholesomeness of a family holiday with...  whatever it was that made you temporarily forget the concept of a Thanksgiving Dinner.  That must've been pretty wild.  Also, the idea of sharing this tale with an international radio audience struck me as hilarious, but to each his/her own.

In other words, I'm glad you got busy all day on Thanksgiving, and that somehow I deserved to know all about it. 
I stand by my assertion that your call was nuts, but you seem like a decent enough person and I wish you all the best.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on December 04, 2008, 05:15:45 PM
I'd miss cheese the most myself.  And plain old glasses of milk.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: redmedicine on December 04, 2008, 06:00:26 PM
The show was good front to back.  I knew we were in for a good one after the shoutout to Mick Ralphs as the producer of my namesake Fugazi album.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on December 04, 2008, 08:22:16 PM
I think I need a humor buddy, because I'm one of the least funny people around.  I'm thinking of someone along the lines of Mark Wahlberg from I <3 Huckabees. 


Maybe if the Secret Santa thing works, we can have humor buddies in January?  After all, I think suicides actually peak in January, not during the holidays, so your humor buddy duties may save a life!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on December 04, 2008, 10:03:34 PM
I think I need a humor buddy, because I'm one of the least funny people around.  I'm thinking of someone along the lines of Mark Wahlberg from I <3 Huckabees. 


Maybe if the Secret Santa thing works, we can have humor buddies in January?  After all, I think suicides actually peak in January, not during the holidays, so your humor buddy duties may save a life!

He doesn't CALL, he doesn't WRITE, he doesn't even FAX   
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on December 05, 2008, 12:24:13 AM
"Jeepers, creepers its quiet.

American Idol on again? 

Unbelievable. Like a morgue.

Oh 38 people in the chat, tho. They're doing great."

+  + + + + + + + + +


Now Playing at the Picture Show:
(http://videodetective.com/photos/076/003215_29.jpg)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on December 05, 2008, 03:29:17 AM
Oh man, that Morton Downey Jr. song was creeeeeeeeeeeepy ... I had to listen to The Gambler several times to get it out of my head.  It's sort of like eating bad peanut butter, and immediately running out for good peanut butter to undo the damage.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on December 05, 2008, 06:25:19 AM
I liked the one-sided Spike conversation and also the mispronunciation of Whoopi Goldberg's name. Oh, and the return of the Col. Thomas Sharp (Scharp?) voice.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Geoff Johnston on December 05, 2008, 10:00:30 AM
[unintelligible gravel gargle]

That's right, I-Man!

[more unintelligible gravel gargle]
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on December 05, 2008, 10:17:21 AM
Yeah, once I spent all of Christmas Day cheating on my wife and, wouldn't you know it, I forgot to open up presents!
That call was 8 shades of nuts.

I wasn't cheating. My husband and I are separating and there was nothing secret about my plans. He's relieved that he won't have to suffer through anymore special time with me.

Well I'm sorry to hear of your separation, JfC.  I wasn't moralizing, just trying to highlight the contrast between the wholesomeness of a family holiday with...  whatever it was that made you temporarily forget the concept of a Thanksgiving Dinner.  That must've been pretty wild.  Also, the idea of sharing this tale with an international radio audience struck me as hilarious, but to each his/her own.

In other words, I'm glad you got busy all day on Thanksgiving, and that somehow I deserved to know all about it. 
I stand by my assertion that your call was nuts, but you seem like a decent enough person and I wish you all the best.


It was Tom that was trying to pull the smutty story out of me. All I said was that I visited my friend, forgot to make food, and the only place we could find to eat was a Mexican restaurant. And then all I added was that we were spending physical time together. Whatever you infered just shows how filthy your thoughts are. You should probably eat some soap to clean up your thinking!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on December 05, 2008, 10:19:18 AM
I'd miss cheese the most myself.  And plain old glasses of milk.

Soy milk does the trick for a glass of milk once you get used to it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yaysarcasm on December 05, 2008, 10:35:24 AM
"This is your cousin. Pootie."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on December 05, 2008, 02:21:09 PM
Luckily, I don't need to, Julie.  I'm lactose tolerant.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on December 05, 2008, 05:25:41 PM
Yeah, once I spent all of Christmas Day cheating on my wife and, wouldn't you know it, I forgot to open up presents!
That call was 8 shades of nuts.

I wasn't cheating. My husband and I are separating and there was nothing secret about my plans. He's relieved that he won't have to suffer through anymore special time with me.

Well I'm sorry to hear of your separation, JfC.  I wasn't moralizing, just trying to highlight the contrast between the wholesomeness of a family holiday with...  whatever it was that made you temporarily forget the concept of a Thanksgiving Dinner.  That must've been pretty wild.  Also, the idea of sharing this tale with an international radio audience struck me as hilarious, but to each his/her own.

In other words, I'm glad you got busy all day on Thanksgiving, and that somehow I deserved to know all about it. 
I stand by my assertion that your call was nuts, but you seem like a decent enough person and I wish you all the best.


It was Tom that was trying to pull the smutty story out of me. All I said was that I visited my friend, forgot to make food, and the only place we could find to eat was a Mexican restaurant. And then all I added was that we were spending physical time together. Whatever you infered just shows how filthy your thoughts are. You should probably eat some soap to clean up your thinking!

So Julie, you're switching sides?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on December 05, 2008, 05:45:59 PM
"This is your cousin. Pootie."

Hilarious!

I'd miss cheese the most myself.  And plain old glasses of milk.

Soy milk does the trick for a glass of milk once you get used to it.

Lactaid! Fuck soy milk.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jimmy on December 07, 2008, 01:23:49 PM
I like that Tom automatically inferred that the old man in the Morton Downey Jr. song was going to see a porno, and that the kid was justified in throwing rocks at him.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on December 10, 2008, 02:06:18 AM
Mike and the hammer. And the corner explaination.


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on December 10, 2008, 07:35:12 AM
I'm quite happy that 'Iron Brutherhood' has become a 'thing' now, no matter how inconsequential (and destined to die, with Mr. Eagle's ban).

Great show, a constant high level of fun, highlight was GOMPing the guy who thought Likus chat was boring.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on December 10, 2008, 07:56:37 AM
Zach talking about celebrity megalomania for like three minutes, and then Tom, without missing a beat, says "and you can follow my every move on Twitter..."

I found it hilarious, but not as hilarious as Zach did.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on December 10, 2008, 08:11:31 AM
Zach's reaction to Trembling Eagle's name.

Oh, and speaking of perfect comic timing by Tom, how about this exchange:

Laurie: I had too much to drink.
Tom: Tonight?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: AaronC on December 10, 2008, 08:24:25 AM
Omar asking Tom if he was running an AA meeting. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Bryan Stoll on December 10, 2008, 08:36:30 AM
I'm sorry for the doing the most boring call ever.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pidgeon on December 10, 2008, 09:43:08 AM
Tom's one-man doo-wop band ("Yiyiyiyiyiyi")

I had to register just for that.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on December 10, 2008, 10:38:22 AM
The whole New Part Reggie call, and Tom explaining it to Zatch - who also did not know where the hell it was either.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 10, 2008, 10:40:21 AM
Zach chastising Tom for the Zack/iZack call.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Bryan on December 10, 2008, 10:49:02 AM
Zach G.'s dead-on appraisal of Canada's biggest national character flaw.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on December 10, 2008, 11:38:57 AM
Great show! Zach is always a joy.

I guess it's OK to let this cat out of the bag: I had a small hand in bringing Zach and Tim and Eric on board that ABSOLUT campaign. The Swedish ad agency wanted to make some viral videos with a couple of interesting American "indie comics", but they didn't know the first thing about that scene. So they asked me for advice, and the first names I mentioned was: Zach, Tim and Eric. I told them they needn't look any further. So it was very exciting when it actually came together.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Bryan on December 10, 2008, 11:40:33 AM
Great show! Zach is always a joy.

I guess it's OK to let this cat out of the bag: I had a small hand in bringing Zach and Tim and Eric on board that ABSOLUT campaign. The Swedish ad agency wanted to make some viral videos with a couple of interesting American "indie comics", but they didn't know the first thing about that scene. So they asked me for advice, and the first names I mentioned was: Zach, Tim and Eric. I told them they needn't look any further. So it was very exciting when it actually came together.

Cool. You're a power broker, dude!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on December 10, 2008, 11:46:48 AM
Martin gets cooler and cooler all the time. God damn.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: CurtBlair on December 10, 2008, 11:56:11 AM
Match Wits with Mike is a winner!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on December 10, 2008, 12:43:29 PM
Match Wits with Mike is a winner!

I came here to say it, so I'm still going to. This segment completely touches the high water mark!

All the past producers thought they could step up and rock the mic without having paid any dues for it. It made them look like they were more focused on being TBS characters than producers. Mike has been putting in work for years, so I feel he WELL earned this and is not squandering it. I'm still laughing about the hammer thing!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on December 10, 2008, 12:48:50 PM
Zach chastising Tom for the Zack/iZack call.

I was going to say about that, Tom's response to Zach was to listen to the call again and hear that it was handled right. I find this to be the case with a lot of the calls, last night's pre-show GOMP being a good example: It was the Moslum call where Tom just tells the guy to "tighten it up". When I first heard that call I thought Tom was going easy on the guy, but listening back...

Also, Julie was clearly HOUSED last night, but still managed a classic Julie-call. Kudos, Madame, and we're all rooting for things to go your way in the future. Hope you make it to India.  
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Turf Out on December 10, 2008, 01:21:28 PM
The hurt way Andy Connecticut said "It's Andy.." after Tom called him Nathan was hilarious.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on December 10, 2008, 01:46:43 PM
"I'm a meat robot"

Whaaaaa...??  Oh Julie, what are we going to do with you?   :o
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on December 10, 2008, 02:08:09 PM
Match Wits with Mike is a winner!

here here.

ps. putting H-Man on the shelf for awhile? yes.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: todd on December 10, 2008, 04:38:52 PM
"No, but I've taken a call..."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on December 10, 2008, 04:48:40 PM
Zach G.'s dead-on appraisal of Canada's biggest national character flaw.

Having lived both places as an adult I found this very accurate and satisfying.



Yanks: stop with the 'out and about' requests. It makes about as funny as Philly D

Hosers: you're not Europe, so just stop it already.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on December 10, 2008, 09:22:15 PM
"I'm gonna wear two eye patches to that one."
               - Tom on Valkyrie
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on December 10, 2008, 11:10:07 PM
"I'm gonna wear two eye patches to that one."
               - Tom on Valkyrie

I dunno, I like the way Tom Cruise sells the 'we've got to kill Hitler.' line.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on December 11, 2008, 09:01:40 AM
How did nobody mention Julie's call?  That was outta sight!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 11, 2008, 12:03:07 PM
Martin gets cooler and cooler all the time. God damn.

yes, he continues to prove why he was a FOTchan crush (for me). 


BEST MOMENT: caller Mike saying "hello?...hello?" all while Tom and Zach discuss the Zack/iZack call further. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: buffcoat on December 11, 2008, 02:17:54 PM
Match Wits with Mike is a winner!

Seconded.   Those questions were awesome, and the answers were even better.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 11, 2008, 04:03:24 PM
frederics not falling for the heave ho bait Tom left for him.  

Frederics: "Yeah, Tom!...let people breathe."
Tom: "Instead of doing what?"
Frederics: "(SIGH)...instead of wheezing..."

i was waiting for frederics to feed us the line, but alas.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: buffcoat on December 11, 2008, 04:53:47 PM
The very best moment of Match Wits with Mike was Mike's extremely quiet, "I just drink until I pass out," response to the question, "When you're having trouble falling asleep, what do you do?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on December 11, 2008, 05:21:12 PM
The very best moment of Match Wits with Mike was Mike's extremely quiet, "I just drink until I pass out," response to the question, "When you're having trouble falling asleep, what do you do?"

The question about the blood vessel was what killed me.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yesno on December 11, 2008, 08:56:48 PM
I guess it's OK to let this cat out of the bag: I had a small hand in bringing Zach and Tim and Eric on board that ABSOLUT campaign.


Martin's story is good.  Mine is not.  This was only pointed out to me today.

Here's a blurb about a band Eric Wareheim as was in.  Sola.

http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/articles/4466/cover-story

I was essentially fraudulently listed as a member of one of the other bands in the piece.   So I was a member of a Philly-based band when I lived in Colorado, so what?  I'm an idea man.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Denim Gremlin on December 12, 2008, 12:28:08 AM
The hurt way Andy Connecticut said "It's Andy.." after Tom called him Nathan was hilarious.

funny thing about that... his name is Adam.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on December 12, 2008, 09:01:40 AM
Tom's one-man doo-wop band ("Yiyiyiyiyiyi")

I had to register just for that.

Bluuuuee Mooooonn.

I might have liked that even more than Tom's jazz impression.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: buffcoat on December 12, 2008, 10:06:40 AM
The hurt way Andy Connecticut said "It's Andy.." after Tom called him Nathan was hilarious.

funny thing about that... his name is Adam.

This is paralleled in the classic 1st edition of the Patriot Zone.  CC Tennessee refers to Tom twice as "Colonel Tim," and Tom softly and sadly says, "It's Tom," as CC keeps talking.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Hearts of Steele on December 12, 2008, 10:58:43 AM
Zach's reply of "Rhode Island?" to the question of the location of New Port Richey.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on December 12, 2008, 11:24:41 AM
Vietnam Vets
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on December 12, 2008, 03:57:00 PM
Look at these locks:

(http://images.hollywoodgrind.com:9000/images/2008/3/kid-rock-mug-shots.jpg)

Purty!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jimmy on December 12, 2008, 05:02:35 PM
Tom: You've got a quest in front of you

Julie: A what?

Tom: You...You've...'FMU, you're on the air.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on December 12, 2008, 07:49:04 PM
The first intelligible words out of Zach's mouth--after a gentle heads up from Tom to keep it clean--are "Sex Vacation".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mike_b on December 12, 2008, 07:58:13 PM
Every time Fredricks from New Port Richie calls, he sounds angrier and angrier.  I love it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: moonshake on December 13, 2008, 12:03:48 AM
"Has anybody seen my Kindle?"

"Fredricks. I'm plural."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on December 13, 2008, 01:44:05 AM
"These days, I think he's just dissecting the back of a Fiji water bottle."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on December 13, 2008, 02:12:49 AM
"In Mike's defense, both MSNBC and CNN did a huge, uh, Jonestown reunion.  I think anniversary might be a better word.  Facebook me if you're from Jonestown!"

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on December 13, 2008, 03:21:52 AM
"Has anybody seen my Kindle?"


I was just about to post that!!!

In Tambor's defense, losing one of those would be a big pain in the rear.  But hot damn, that story makes me laugh every time*.



*I've listened to this week's episode about 5 times.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on December 13, 2008, 09:28:02 AM
"In the new [Valkyrie] trailer, there's a scene where he jumps on Rommel's couch"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yaysarcasm on December 13, 2008, 02:05:24 PM
Vampire Vets  :)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on December 17, 2008, 03:18:43 AM
Tom asking Spike which Tetris block is his favorite.

And also "Now Spike, when you say 'Sims', you're not talking about people whose skin you wear, are you?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on December 17, 2008, 08:28:18 AM
Being of a certain age and from Long Island I especially appreciated the PIX talk. I had forgotten about the football one. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: pinky on December 17, 2008, 09:05:46 AM
Tom's impression of Elvis Costello was pretty spot on. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on December 17, 2008, 10:09:03 AM
Tom suggesting that maybe Spike shouldn't be the anchor of the start of every show. It's gone to his head.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: SJK on December 17, 2008, 10:34:27 AM
Tom suggesting that maybe Spike shouldn't be the anchor of the start of every show. It's gone to his head.
Tom suggesting that Spike blew a fuse in his head. "You can't fake that!", Tom responding to a caller attempting to take Spike's place.

(edit - just for the record, I really enjoy Spike's contributions to the show)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Hearts of Steele on December 17, 2008, 10:53:00 AM
Tom's impression of Elvis Costello was pretty spot on. 
I'll second that.
Lou Reed has become part of the collective of celebrities that sound like the Coffin Talk guy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on December 17, 2008, 11:01:23 AM
-The Anatomy of A MAD TV Sketch
-Tom abandoning his Elvis Costello speaking voice impression halfway through his first attempt
-The Petey impression after his call
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on December 17, 2008, 11:19:34 AM
My personal best moment was getting the Top Notch Call accolade from Tom. That made my holiday season a bit brighter.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on December 17, 2008, 11:25:11 AM
Agreed on the Elvis Costello. Another top-notch impression!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on December 17, 2008, 11:46:46 AM
tom's slight chuckle while saying "this guy can't help it" in reference to james' jamesing. the revelation that james is apparently helping tom via email was pretty astounding too.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on December 17, 2008, 01:46:55 PM
My personal best moment was getting the Top Notch Call accolade from Tom. That made my holiday season a bit brighter.

Are you Matt from Maspeth?  You did it!  Good call.


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Ramsobot on December 17, 2008, 01:56:05 PM
With that Costello/Reed section, I couldn't stop thinking about Tarzan, Frankenstein and Tonto from SNL.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on December 17, 2008, 01:58:46 PM
My personal best moment was getting the Top Notch Call accolade from Tom. That made my holiday season a bit brighter.
Are you Matt from Maspeth?  You did it!  Good call.

Yeah, that was me. Thanks. That is seriously the highlight of my month, possibly my year.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on December 17, 2008, 02:00:34 PM
With that Costello/Reed section, I couldn't stop thinking about Tarzan, Frankenstein and Tonto from SNL.

If one of them emoted way too much. Like, Tarzan, Frankenstein, and Enrico Caruso.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on December 17, 2008, 02:17:24 PM
reminiscing about TV Pics reminded me of Barney's Clubhousepowww

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FycLKnLiYsA
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on December 17, 2008, 03:41:47 PM
Very good show. I say Stills for being so boring that he drove Elvis Costello to racist epithets to get rid of him.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on December 17, 2008, 05:30:52 PM
Tom's impression of Elvis Costello was pretty spot on. 


So great.

http://x818.com/junk/perfectdayduo.mp3 (http://x818.com/junk/perfectdayduo.mp3)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: emdasher on December 17, 2008, 05:43:40 PM
Worst moment of last night's show: the caller who flippantly dismissed everybody in Texas as gun-owning rednecks.

Also, if I ever hear the phrase "an oasis of blue in a sea of red" again, I'm going to shoot this whole place up.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: namethebats on December 17, 2008, 07:00:36 PM
Agreed on the Elvis Costello. Another top-notch impression!

I almost spit out my egg nog. And I don't mind Elvis Costello's voice (aside from that verse on Jenny Lewis's "Carpetbaggers." Yeech.)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on December 17, 2008, 07:05:57 PM
the phrase "an oasis of blue in a sea of red"

Yeah, that's an awful saying, shame on any FoT who use it. This is lunch pail territory, save that shit for Meet the Press.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on December 17, 2008, 08:47:33 PM
tom's slight chuckle while saying "this guy can't help it" in reference to jame's jamesing. the revelation that james is apparently helping tom via email was pretty astounding too.

Yeah, Tom seemed to have achieved a state of zen calm by that point in the show. He didn't let James get his goat.

My only disappointment is that Tom didn't get to chat with the members of Boss Hog. The mini-set sounded great!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: neilnumberman on December 17, 2008, 09:39:35 PM
Agreed on the Elvis Costello. Another top-notch impression!

I almost spit out my egg nog. And I don't mind Elvis Costello's voice (aside from that verse on Jenny Lewis's "Carpetbaggers." Yeech.)
Yeah, he's terrible on that track. I just played it for my friend who loves the Best Show but has no idea who Elvis Costello is. She now fully appreciates Tom's impression. Come to think of it, he hardly even exaggerated it...
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Erik on December 18, 2008, 01:14:03 AM
A highlight for me was definitely when Tom and Daly laid into the two character from America.
Those two were long due for it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on December 18, 2008, 01:35:30 AM
-The Anatomy of A MAD TV Sketch

The storied vaudevillian history of being the "You know what? That's it. I'm outta here!" guy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on December 18, 2008, 01:47:35 AM
Tom confiding that his only vice is trying to fix the world.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: gisrick on December 18, 2008, 09:49:00 AM
When was the last time you went to the gypsy hut in the Northside...Say hello to Jill for me
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on December 18, 2008, 01:08:35 PM
"I think we are going to have to change the name of this segment to "A Cry For Help with Mike"".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on December 18, 2008, 04:23:07 PM
"Did you say comedienne?"

"No, I said comedian"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on December 18, 2008, 04:39:24 PM
"Did you say comedienne?"

"No, I said comedian"

Nice call  :) That's becoming a thing, isn't it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snogrog on December 18, 2008, 04:47:31 PM
Agreed on the Elvis Costello. Another top-notch impression!

I almost spit out my egg nog. And I don't mind Elvis Costello's voice (aside from that verse on Jenny Lewis's "Carpetbaggers." Yeech.)

Yeah, he RUINED that song. I mean, it wasn't anything special to begin with (same goes for that entire album. Hoo boy..), but he just flat out kills it. In the bad way.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: WavyGravy on December 18, 2008, 05:36:05 PM
Happy hundred, Snogrog. 

Are you guys really listening to that Jennie Lewis album?  Man I hate her.  Like, is she gonna continue to do that little girl/angelic thing into her 40's?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on December 18, 2008, 06:44:39 PM
Are you guys really listening to that Jennie Lewis album?  Man I hate her.  Like, is she gonna continue to do that little girl/angelic thing into her 40's?


Would Jennie Lewis qualify as a Manic Pixie Dream Girl?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manic_pixie_dream_girl

Sometime I think yes, sometimes no...
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 18, 2008, 06:57:12 PM
no. 

i would throw kate winslet's character from spotless mind into that category though.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on December 19, 2008, 02:40:10 AM
Are you guys really listening to that Jennie Lewis album?  Man I hate her.  Like, is she gonna continue to do that little girl/angelic thing into her 40's?


Would Jennie Lewis qualify as a Manic Pixie Dream Girl?

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manic_pixie_dream_girl[/url]

Sometime I think yes, sometimes no...


Puck you, sir!!!


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on December 19, 2008, 02:59:03 AM
"Did you say comedienne?"

"No, I said comedian"

Nice call  :) That's becoming a thing, isn't it.

I think PFT was taken aback by that as well.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Big Plastic Head on December 19, 2008, 12:51:45 PM
I love my mother. She is wonderful. But damn her for calling me right before the Boss Hog mini-set! And damn me for answering the phone when I know better!

That was the worst part for me. Thank goodness for the podcast...
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jakewho on December 19, 2008, 01:00:25 PM
match wits with mike is quickly becoming my favorite segment.  lof course, that could just be a symptom of wurster withdrawal.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: brendan! on December 20, 2008, 03:52:29 AM
Tom writing a Malcolm Gladwell book. Easily.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on December 20, 2008, 10:59:00 AM
PICKS!

**incomplete pass**
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: syellow on December 20, 2008, 10:34:49 PM
Spike saying he was an adequate Tetris player
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on December 21, 2008, 06:49:07 AM
"stone? that's not your real name, is it? do you come from a family of weathermen?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: breadharrity on December 21, 2008, 04:03:09 PM
Worst: Petey, when's the last time this kid hasn't given us the creeps.
Best: Match Wits With Mike, short but sweet.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TheMush on December 22, 2008, 05:25:52 PM
Both "Match Wits with Mike" segments have had me in tears. Pleease keep that going. Amazingly funny.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snoopywaves on December 22, 2008, 08:54:00 PM
Just watched Elvis Costello's chat show.

Tom's recounting the Lou Reed segment, and the impression, were both ridiculously accurate and now even more hilarious.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on December 22, 2008, 11:24:59 PM
Just watched Elvis Costello's chat show.

Tom's recounting the Lou Reed segment, and the impression, were both ridiculously accurate and now even more hilarious.

Doing both voices was pretty great.  'Perfect Day.'
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on December 23, 2008, 08:32:51 PM
Tom and Spike sharing some Christmas cheer.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: wwwes on December 23, 2008, 08:35:49 PM
Tom and Spike sharing some Christmas cheer.
...is the best bit of holiday cheer I've heard all December long.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John M. on December 23, 2008, 09:26:29 PM
"It's like an inverse Mentos commercial." - Tom
Killer. Great show tonight!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on December 23, 2008, 11:54:56 PM
Win. Baskets from all over the court. Couldn't miss. Slams, shots from way downtown, hooks, alley-oops. Exhibition stuff!

Away from the tenuous basketball analogy, the first hour or so was completely unhinged brilliance, then Dave from Knoxville intervened with some well-timed sanity - and from then on it had the right mixture of all the good stuff that made three hours just blow by like it's no big deal to just be funny and smart and interesting for that long. Amateurs take heed! FOTchan mutants, may your holidays be spoiled! Tom, Jon, Mike, callers - stay on groovin' safari.

A+

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on December 24, 2008, 04:15:58 AM
Right after Tom chastised Mike for naming the topic "The Most Boring Stores", Samir killed me when he said, "I have something for the topic, but it's not about those terrible shoppes!"

People not from a specific region of Northern Virginia crack me up.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: AaronC on December 24, 2008, 09:49:12 AM
Hardware store lady HEAVE HO.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on December 24, 2008, 10:15:39 AM
The placement of Dave from Knoxville's call. Sandwiched between some of the most unhinged, off-the-tracks callers in recent memory, DfK injected some much-needed clarity into the program.


And I just remembered: "Is this show playing in Creedmoor?…Is this what Twitter is getting the show?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Turf Out on December 24, 2008, 10:25:36 AM
I loved Tom talking over the Neil Diamond song.

I think I need that as an mp3.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Big Plastic Head on December 24, 2008, 10:57:34 AM
I loved Tom talking over the Neil Diamond song.

I think I need that as an mp3.

As soon as my podcast comes in, I will be making that into an MP3. That was great.

Samir killed it last night too. There were so many legitimate wackos at the start of the show and then, like a Christmas miracle, Samir swoops in with a great call to get the show on track. Well done, Samir!

Dave from Knoxville story? Box wine? Wonderful! Great call, DfK!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Taverner on December 24, 2008, 11:00:50 AM
"an injectable narcotic nonetheless"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on December 24, 2008, 11:02:06 AM
Fredericks from New Port Richey completely baffled by the presence of another caller on the line while he was talking to Tom. I like to think that right now, Fredericks is smashing through the last remaining walls in his house with a sledgehammer, trying to find where that guy was hiding.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Taverner on December 24, 2008, 11:06:42 AM
"i want that guy out of my life!"

charlie is hysterical...this show is 100% 49 minutes in
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Emily on December 24, 2008, 11:08:39 AM
Tom and Spike sharing some Christmas cheer.
...is the best bit of holiday cheer I've heard all December long.

Aw! I couldn't agree more! So good - from Tom impersonating Spike, to Spike's humming & Tom asking if that was his ringer & then the joint caroling & the impending GOMP.

Happy Holidays!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Turf Out on December 24, 2008, 11:35:38 AM
As soon as my podcast comes in, I will be making that into an MP3. That was great.

Yes! Could you post that on here after you make it?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Taverner on December 24, 2008, 11:36:55 AM
Tom getting inspired by Neil Diamond's "Hell Yeah"

"Now I'm all fired up. I have no idea what that song was about. That song was the craziest thing I've ever heard."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chrisfoll577 on December 24, 2008, 12:08:40 PM
Worst Moment:

Wilhelmina's disparagement of Fordham University's non-existent hockey team preempting City Folk on WFUV.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 24, 2008, 12:15:05 PM
the best: even frederics found charlie to be totally nuts!  







PS tor_hershman...are YOU really charlie?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Big Plastic Head on December 24, 2008, 12:20:31 PM
As soon as my podcast comes in, I will be making that into an MP3. That was great.

Yes! Could you post that on here after you make it?

I'll ask Tom if it is OK to post and let you know.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: timmx on December 24, 2008, 12:41:13 PM
"Bowl? Alright, you lost me there."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Tom Scharpling on December 24, 2008, 01:24:57 PM
Post away!

Tom.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Big Plastic Head on December 24, 2008, 01:41:13 PM
I have a bit of non-FOT related work to do but I will try to have this up in a bit.

(...and, thanks Tom!)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: A.M. Thomas on December 24, 2008, 01:44:41 PM
One of the best moments:
A reference to "I saw your girlfriend at the Home Depot."










99¢.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 24, 2008, 01:51:39 PM
Steve from North Hollywood's call.  next time im in LA, im buying you a drink at Bird's.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Big Plastic Head on December 24, 2008, 03:42:03 PM
Hell Yeah (featuring Tom Scharpling) (http://www.box.net/shared/jqdid3er1l)

Happy *insert what you celebrate here* FOTs!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yaysarcasm on December 24, 2008, 11:35:40 PM
The best was hands down the revealing of the conspiracy against Jamie Kennedy. I haven't laughed like that since Coffin Talk.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Trembling Eagle on December 24, 2008, 11:37:37 PM
I know Tom isn't too crazy about me right bout now
but I got to say last nights show was a tour de force.

Tom was killing everything in sight, it seems like I say that every other month
but last night was undeniable. I don't know man I don't got the words, they should've sent a poet.

I don't care if u don't like me Tom, I like u and I love the work
thanks for all the entertainment and the best to you and yours.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on December 24, 2008, 11:47:57 PM
Spencer of Spencer's Gifts chasing his impossible dream mini-drama had my dogs concerned for my health rolling off the couch, gasping.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on December 25, 2008, 06:11:32 AM
Hardware store lady HEAVE HO.

"Get the Schneider Brothers to avenge my deaath!!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: buffcoat on December 25, 2008, 01:19:51 PM
The best was hands down the revealing of the conspiracy against Jamie Kennedy. I haven't laughed like that since Coffin Talk.

This goes deeper than you could ever know, Jamie.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Turf Out on December 25, 2008, 01:36:53 PM
Hell Yeah (featuring Tom Scharpling) ([url]http://www.box.net/shared/jqdid3er1l[/url])

Happy *insert what you celebrate here* FOTs!


thanks!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on December 26, 2008, 10:44:40 AM
The best was hands down the revealing of the conspiracy against Jamie Kennedy. I haven't laughed like that since Coffin Talk.

This goes deeper than you could ever know, Jamie.

That bit was killing me.  I needed to shop for a coffin, that's how much it was killing me.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spreekemp on December 26, 2008, 10:53:11 AM
Oh my God! Fredericks and Charlie!!!! It was like Car Talk on Acid.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on December 26, 2008, 01:51:17 PM
Steve from North Hollywood's call.  next time im in LA, im buying you a drink at Bird's.

Thanks, Von Tito!  I will enjoy that drink, and all drinks that follow, no matter who pays for them  :P
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on December 26, 2008, 09:42:50 PM
Neil Diamond:  ...got a song to pass the day

Tom: Not this song
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on December 26, 2008, 09:51:49 PM
If I don't accomplish anything else in my life, I will always be able to point to December 23, 2008, the night I reminded Tom of that crazy Neil Diamond song. Finally, my life's work has meaning.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on December 26, 2008, 10:09:59 PM
(http://x818.com/junk/newportrichey.jpg)

its in florida, I think.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TheIlluminati on December 26, 2008, 11:00:11 PM
From http://cityofnewportrichey.org/

Welcome to the OFFICIAL City of New Port Richey website.  New Port Richey is a pulsating residential community with a strong local government and an attractive historical downtown and Main Street. 

Pulsating? Who wrote this copy the guy from AVN News? Vivid video intern?

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on December 29, 2008, 08:27:14 PM
I'm a few weeks behind, trying to get caught up today, and ew boy Dave your Dirtbomb's story had me in stitches. Good stuff.

A box  ;D
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Geoff Johnston on December 30, 2008, 10:13:01 AM
"muscle powder shop"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on December 30, 2008, 10:35:43 AM
Spencer of Spencer's Gifts chasing his impossible dream mini-drama had my dogs concerned for my health rolling off the couch, gasping.

And that coming off of the Skin Flick call. I was dying!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yaysarcasm on December 30, 2008, 11:55:57 AM

That bit was killing me.  I needed to shop for a coffin, that's how much it was killing me.

You sound stupid.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on December 30, 2008, 04:30:16 PM
Charlie: "Land sakes, get out of the house!!!!"

I sincerely doubt the guy in the original "When A Stranger Calls" used "Land sakes."

This had me bowled over....at work!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 30, 2008, 04:37:45 PM
it bugged me that charlie kept calling in (twice?  three times?) then going, "alright, ive gotta go, ive got stuff to do."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: redmedicine on December 30, 2008, 05:55:10 PM
Fredricks uncovering the great Mynah Birds conspiracy.

Tom: "How is it that in 40 years, it hasn't been released"

Fredricks: "Cause it's A LIE"

<pause while redmedicine literally throws off headphones to avoid spitting water onto computer screen>

Tom: "Fredricks is blowing my mind"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on December 30, 2008, 11:10:39 PM
Truth Ride!!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spoony on December 31, 2008, 12:11:23 AM
Tonight's roundtable Fredricks/Julie/Spike discussion, apparently remixed by Throbbing Gristle, set my world on fire.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Ramsobot on December 31, 2008, 12:18:25 AM
"One Thousand Fights."

I have nothing more to add.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on December 31, 2008, 01:44:57 AM
the mad man
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: guidedbyboognish on December 31, 2008, 06:52:19 AM
Travis Edgkin was Patton Oswalt wasn't he? Or am I an idiot?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on December 31, 2008, 09:27:01 AM
-Fredericks calling back later in the show, now full of doubt, identifying himself as "Fredericks...from New Port Richey?" And then asking if he would be alone on the air this time, but it wasn't clear if he was asking Tom or the voices in his head/on the phone.

-The air-horn rendition of the opening of "Black Diamond"

-Mike and Omar, sharing a bench and a song at the dog park

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on December 31, 2008, 09:43:07 AM
"One Thousand Fights."

I have nothing more to add.

Seconded.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on December 31, 2008, 09:43:55 AM
Travis Edgkin was Patton Oswalt wasn't he? Or am I an idiot?

Not in this instance. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: buffcoat on December 31, 2008, 09:57:10 AM

-The air-horn rendition of the opening of "Black Diamond"


Also seconded.


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 31, 2008, 10:24:05 AM
im listening to the show right now.  i dont know what any of these comments mean (yet), but they make me wish i had called in last nite as previously planned.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Lyle Hemmings on December 31, 2008, 10:38:52 AM
"Yeah, I'm still here, you sound like a robot" "We COULD BE robots, I meant to bring that up as a topic earlier. [goes back to rambling on about whatever]"

Fredericks' little detours always seem to catch me off guard.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Lyle Hemmings on December 31, 2008, 10:39:43 AM
Spike attempting to assert himself during Fredericks' Den was pretty great as well.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 31, 2008, 10:45:41 AM
Travis Edgkin was Patton Oswalt wasn't he? Or am I an idiot?


no, IT'S HIM. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: stevekindof on December 31, 2008, 11:20:32 AM
Hugman's F1K was excellent, definite highpoint,  but didn't make me laugh out loud.

The Opening Patton-then-FOT LSD trip blew me away... but didn't make me LOL.

The Bush-shoe-throwing/Huffington Post heave-ho tickled me.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on December 31, 2008, 11:32:54 AM
"This is how it went, HUGMAN!"
-"Jake," as imagined by The Kid
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Kim Kelly on December 31, 2008, 11:52:13 AM
Holy moly, Hugman's story was amaaaaaazing. That was a serious highlight. What a great call.

Hugman, please call in soon with more stories of 1000 Fights.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on December 31, 2008, 11:57:14 AM
There was not a weak second of last night's show. No highlight, it was all gold.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Big Plastic Head on December 31, 2008, 12:01:01 PM
There was not a weak second of last night's show. No highlight, it was all gold.
Exactly. I have been trying to come up with THE highlight too but the whole show was relentlessly entertaining.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 31, 2008, 12:58:25 PM
- the return of "oh, family..." (i missed the train twice!)






as the show progresses, im finding more and more reasons to kick myself for not listening live/calling in.  
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Stupornaut on December 31, 2008, 01:00:34 PM
I find it funny that the night I call in admitting that my efforts to enjoy the NBA were thwarted by the horrific incompetence of my hometown team, this happens. (http://www.startribune.com/sports/wolves/36906559.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUqPk4DyCc75DiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiU)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on December 31, 2008, 01:30:29 PM
Holy moly, Hugman's story was amaaaaaazing. That was a serious highlight. What a great call.

Hugman, please call in soon with more stories of 1000 Fights.

Yeah, I was on hold during this call considering whether or not to hang up since my stupid little entry for the topic was going to seem extra-pathetic following this story. Luckily for me, the guy with the airhorn called in and hanging up suddenly became a no-brainer.

By the end of that call, every single airhorn utterance was making me laugh to the point of breathlessness. And the call-back (the new equivalent of the Blue-induced snoring call-back?) was pretty funny too.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yaysarcasm on December 31, 2008, 05:00:05 PM
I feel so stupid, I didn't realize who Travis was until he told Tom to hold on and yelled at his roommate. Hilarious stuff.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: todd on December 31, 2008, 08:39:21 PM
Seriously. Last night's show was out of this world good.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Joe Rogaine on January 01, 2009, 04:23:28 AM
Hugman for sure!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on January 01, 2009, 03:17:34 PM
The FOT's are alright. I gotta say, and I know this is obvious, but TS is an absolute master at what he does.  He shaped that call and gave it all the drama that took it over the top.  Definite high point of my year - hitting what I'd consider an extra base hit with "two strikes against me."
More F1K in '09.  Happy New Year. 
Love (and, of course, Hugs)
Hugman
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: cleveland jonah on January 02, 2009, 12:09:34 PM
Wasnt a huge fan of the patton call...
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: cleveland jonah on January 02, 2009, 12:56:34 PM
the airhorn thing was priceless
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on January 03, 2009, 04:20:41 AM
bing bang - cling clang! here's ding dong from dark horse by george harrison - from the beatles!!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on January 03, 2009, 09:23:06 AM
Travis Edgkin was Patton Oswalt wasn't he? Or am I an idiot?

Not in this instance. 

I thought it was Zach Galifinakis.  Shows what I know...
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on January 03, 2009, 02:16:01 PM
Hugman's call was super great. Between that and the Paterno story, December was a fine month for first timer's.


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on January 03, 2009, 07:43:32 PM

That bit was killing me.  I needed to shop for a coffin, that's how much it was killing me.

You sound stupid.

Hey man, I'm just sitting here with a cold beer, I had a hard day.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: syellow on January 04, 2009, 01:09:16 PM
The moment Tom dropped Julie into "The Cleansing" was pure gold
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on January 04, 2009, 07:30:32 PM
I love that Julie rolled right into it though, although she may have been the one to start with the turlet talk too so maybe it wasn't that good of a roll. More of a tumble?


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mike_b on January 04, 2009, 10:28:27 PM
In re The krazy kaller bonanza at the beginning:

It's like Tom was playing pinball, and he lit up multiball!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Stupornaut on January 04, 2009, 11:18:36 PM
In re The krazy kaller bonanza at the beginning:

It's like Tom was playing pinball, and he lit up multiball!

That is a spectacular simile that deserves some sort of reward. Sadly, I got nothin'.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Geoff Johnston on January 05, 2009, 10:19:23 AM
"I eat a lot of pouch food now."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: elibraden on January 05, 2009, 12:01:37 PM
in a sea of laugh-out loud moments, "silly virus?!  what is this, mad magazine?!" stood out for me ... it was just something in that patented scharpling delivery, i think!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on January 05, 2009, 01:00:33 PM
in a sea of laugh-out loud moments, "silly virus?!  what is this, mad magazine?!" stood out for me ... it was just something in that patented scharpling delivery, i think!

Along those lines, I enjoyed Amy Beertent.

Also, Fredericks and the Fonzie scheme.

This show is perfect for my first day back at work.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: gravy boat on January 06, 2009, 12:48:30 AM
In re The krazy kaller bonanza at the beginning:

It's like Tom was playing pinball, and he lit up multiball!

That is a spectacular simile that deserves some sort of reward. Sadly, I got nothin'.

That really was great.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on January 06, 2009, 07:32:45 PM
I love that Julie rolled right into it though, although she may have been the one to start with the turlet talk too so maybe it wasn't that good of a roll. More of a tumble?




I said bullshit. I didn't know that word was off limits and I meant it in an academic kind of way. I couldn't have said why at the time and I don't remember what bullshit prompted the word to come out of my mouth, but I never use that word as a swear word. What is radio friendly word that means approximately the same thing?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on January 06, 2009, 07:50:15 PM
Malarkey, you turlet mouth :)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on January 06, 2009, 07:59:21 PM
Oh! You are too kind! I am supremely grateful to you! I could have cracked a thesaurus, but I like to get words straight from the horse when I can. Malarky, in addition to meaning approximately the same thing as bullshit, sounds much better rolling off the tongue. I am indebted to you until the day I die*!
















































*about 45 seconds from now when I forget that I said that.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on January 06, 2009, 08:09:24 PM
As your (un)official RoTY campaign manager, I say you're welcome. Use it tonight for bonus points!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on January 06, 2009, 10:48:52 PM
I prefer 'flim flam and hokum', as the old mattress King Al 'Up in that' from the Daily Show's early days would say.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on January 06, 2009, 11:23:08 PM
I think "nonsense" works well.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: driz on January 06, 2009, 11:54:03 PM
Roger Kaputnik
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: pinky on January 07, 2009, 05:59:18 AM
PBR's creepy laugh at the end of the new intro is going to make me squirm everytime I listen to the show now..  I love it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chris v on January 07, 2009, 09:26:05 AM
Fredericks getting a visit from his Ghost of Best Show Future (Fred from Queens).

And FINALLY getting an on-air glimpse into Mike's show! Hard-R Radio!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on January 07, 2009, 09:28:00 AM
I REALLY wanted Mike to call Tom "son."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on January 07, 2009, 10:05:24 AM
FINALLY getting an on-air glimpse into Mike's show! Hard-R Radio!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snogrog on January 07, 2009, 12:12:50 PM
Am I the only one who thinks the new intro was a bit TOO busy?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on January 07, 2009, 12:27:30 PM
Korvettes!

The new intro's HOT! ( and a little busy )

Mikes Show!

what to leave behind in 2009? H-Man.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Turf Out on January 07, 2009, 12:33:21 PM
Am I the only one who thinks the new intro was a bit TOO busy?

I think it's just lovely. Great job Chris L.!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on January 07, 2009, 12:43:31 PM
Am I the only one who thinks the new intro was a bit TOO busy?

No.  But I also dislike change, so probably that's why I'm being critical.  In a while, I likely won't mind it a bit.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Stupornaut on January 07, 2009, 12:54:03 PM
Am I the only one who thinks the new intro was a bit TOO busy?

No.  But I also dislike change, so probably that's why I'm being critical.  In a while, I likely won't mind it a bit.

I'm just glad he left in "gingivitis".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on January 07, 2009, 12:55:27 PM
Yeah, I was very happy that was kept.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on January 07, 2009, 01:02:56 PM
I'm only four minutes in, but TV Eye coming screaming out of the box right after the theme song actually put a lump in my throat.

(I won't talk about the personal highlight for me in the first two minutes. ;))
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ben from wilmington on January 07, 2009, 01:05:39 PM
The two best moments:
1. "Let's go for a soda!" (excellent rendition)
2. "This is disgusting. Heave ho."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snogrog on January 07, 2009, 01:07:21 PM
Am I the only one who thinks the new intro was a bit TOO busy?

No.  But I also dislike change, so probably that's why I'm being critical.  In a while, I likely won't mind it a bit.

I'm just glad he left in "gingivitis".

agreed. No I don't mean to knock it (more like, constructive criticism), i'm all for the intro adapting as time goes on. I just had a hard time hearing a lot of the jokes...

as for the best moments I heard:

1. The woman saying "Oh your voice kinda turns me on when i talk to you."
2. Tom's uncanny ability at stringing together a Fredricks' "call" using just the soundboard to confuse that other caller.
3. And obviously, "The Mike Show on WFMU" and his revealing of why he asks Tom what the topic is each week before the show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ben from wilmington on January 07, 2009, 01:11:47 PM
as for the best moments I heard:

1. The woman saying "Oh your voice kinda turns me on when i talk to you."

yes yes yes, that's the one i was referring to. "this is disgusting. heave ho."
made my entire night.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on January 07, 2009, 01:18:49 PM
Mike's Show was great.

Not to mention Mozart and Orson Welles.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: B_Buster on January 07, 2009, 01:30:19 PM
Just for the record, last night's topic on my show was: New Year's Resolutions (in bed). I deliberately toned it down for Tom's show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on January 07, 2009, 01:31:35 PM
Mike's Show is fantastic, the only problem with it is that only Mike and the current caller can hear it, making it difficult to achieve any discussion continuity.

I am so proud and honored to still be a part of the theme song, and they upped my enthusiasm level!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on January 07, 2009, 01:38:46 PM
Spike's sad, quiet "He's drunk" near the end of the Fredericks vs. Soundboard Fredericks vs. Spike call.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 07, 2009, 02:55:14 PM
I loved orson welles.  and every time tom played with the fredericks soundboard.

worst moment (not really), calling in and mike said my phone was bad.  so I walked down the street & called but no answer.  I went to get groceries instead.  otherwise, a definite sign that last nite was not my time to call in.   
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on January 07, 2009, 04:18:43 PM
On a purely selfish level,  I was honored to hear myself (David from DC) in the new theme song, and also delighted that the theme ended with PBR's haunting Mozart-esque laugh, which, although surely not intended to be a shout-out to the Amadeus video I made for the contest, nonetheless made me smile and do a troll dance in my basement apartment.

On a less selfish level, the entire Babe Ruth sequence was hilarious. 
"No, a lead bat."   

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jouster on January 07, 2009, 04:29:51 PM
Am I the only one who thinks the new intro was a bit TOO busy?

No.  But I also dislike change, so probably that's why I'm being critical.  In a while, I likely won't mind it a bit.

I'm just glad he left in "gingivitis".

agreed. No I don't mean to knock it (more like, constructive criticism), i'm all for the intro adapting as time goes on. I just had a hard time hearing a lot of the jokes...

I love it.  We're going to be hearing this thing every week for a while.  The business allows for density of material - we'll hear new things every time we listen.  Chris L upped his game and I approve.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Chris L on January 07, 2009, 04:35:03 PM
Just to clarify again, that is indeed the "other" Chris L who does the theme.  The one who hasn't logged a horrifying amount of chat time instead of working on something cool.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Kid Pain on January 07, 2009, 05:38:35 PM
"he's no robert trujillo."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Denim Gremlin on January 07, 2009, 08:05:07 PM
1. Dogmo the Cat

2. Tom's complete 108 concerning Bob Levels
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on January 07, 2009, 08:21:18 PM
I think I like Fredericks.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on January 07, 2009, 08:31:58 PM
1. Dogmo the Cat


We call our cat Herc-mo much of the time. (Like Hercules)

I like picturing Tom and Dogmo deep in conversation.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on January 07, 2009, 08:47:23 PM
"Hey Michele, if this whole presidency thing doesn't work out - give me a call."
A caller from early on in the show's email to the first lady-elect.

and

"Hey thats that guy's cat"
Adam from New York (?) quick witted response to Tom playing the Fredericks Soundboard 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on January 08, 2009, 10:44:46 AM
I was interested to learn that John Wilkes Booth is in heaven.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Chris L on January 08, 2009, 10:51:51 AM
I was interested to learn that John Wilkes Booth is in heaven.

I believe it was only vaguely referred to as "the afterlife," wasn't it?  Although surely the Professor from Gilligan's Island fronting a Pavement tribute band is someone's idea of heaven. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chrisL_nyc on January 08, 2009, 11:20:13 AM
 Yay ! Theme song Chris L here . Glad some people like the new jam - i struggled with the too busy thing for a long time and finally said the heck with it - just cram it full . I was going for the audio equivalent of the Tim and Eric awesome show opening - only forced into the constraints of the best show theme .
   I had loads more clips and callers that i just couldnt fit in - and i didnt want to make it any longer.  i think 2 minutes is already pushing it . There are still problems with it that i might be able to tweak before i mail the actual CD to the big guy . Ive listened to it about 4 billlion times - it really made me cringe at first - but its grown on me .

xo
themesongchrisL
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Tom Scharpling on January 08, 2009, 11:44:22 AM
ThemeSongChris -

I think it's fantastic. It's dense, but it lends itself to repeated listens.

Thanks for doing it!

Tom.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 08, 2009, 11:53:03 AM
i heard it for the first time this morning (i missed it originally tuesday nite) and loved it; it's busy in a good way.  for new listeners its possibly confusing, but new listeners eventually turn into old listeners. 

dont change it too much. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on January 08, 2009, 11:59:31 AM
The new theme is great, partly because it is hugely inclusive of all the people (other than just Tom) who also make the show great.  So many great people and so many great memories.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on January 08, 2009, 12:07:50 PM
I believe it was only vaguely referred to as "the afterlife," wasn't it?  Although surely the Professor from Gilligan's Island fronting a Pavement tribute band is someone's idea of heaven.

I thought there was a reference to "the other place" in connection with a guy thought of as bad (I can't remember which), so I figured this was heaven.  But I was rinsing dishes at the time, so I might have misheard.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on January 08, 2009, 12:14:51 PM
Yay ! Theme song Chris L here . Glad some people like the new jam - i struggled with the too busy thing for a long time and finally said the heck with it - just cram it full . I was going for the audio equivalent of the Tim and Eric awesome show opening - only forced into the constraints of the best show theme .
   I had loads more clips and callers that i just couldnt fit in - and i didnt want to make it any longer.  i think 2 minutes is already pushing it . There are still problems with it that i might be able to tweak before i mail the actual CD to the big guy . Ive listened to it about 4 billlion times - it really made me cringe at first - but its grown on me .

xo
themesongchrisL

I love it (naturally).  If you were to tweak anything, the only thing it could use is some fiddling with the levels on a few of the calls so you can hear them better.

Awesome job.

hugs
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gregory on January 08, 2009, 12:41:43 PM
Spike's sad, quiet "He's drunk" near the end of the Fredericks vs. Soundboard Fredericks vs. Spike call.

Also the Freddy Kruger joke that no one acknowledged and the "he stealing my thunder" leading up to it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on January 08, 2009, 02:03:53 PM
Tuesday's show inspired an unintentional malapropism: I said 'Orwellian' when referring to a very large person, but I meant Orson Wellesian. 

'If you want a picture of the future, imagine a very large man eating ice cream....FOREVER!'
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on January 08, 2009, 02:25:06 PM
TS Chris L, I love the new theme.  Because I'm in it!!!  Which is seriously one of the greatest honors I have ever received and also probably the best birthday present.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 08, 2009, 02:36:24 PM
oh yeah...that reminds me.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on January 08, 2009, 02:43:13 PM
oh yeah...that reminds me.

Is it your birthday?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snogrog on January 08, 2009, 04:42:41 PM
Okay having listened to the new intro through actual speakers (rather than terrible built in audio from a power mac) the theme sounds MUCH better than I originally thought. So I now officially am a fan of it! The Best Show...IT'S...EVOLLLVINGGGGG!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snogrog on January 08, 2009, 04:45:44 PM
And having just started the podcast, a moment I loved but didn't know about earlier:

The beginning of the show GOMP with a young Petey. Fantastic.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on January 08, 2009, 05:13:16 PM
It was a great night for thoroughly put-out hipsters from Brooklyn.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on January 08, 2009, 05:38:40 PM
There is lots to love in the new theme song. And it keeps getting better with each listen.

One highlight for me is AP Mike promising honorary degrees in Sociology and Anthropology to dedicated Wireheads upon completion of the series.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on January 08, 2009, 05:41:16 PM
TS Chris L, I love the new theme.  Because I'm in it!!!  Which is seriously one of the greatest honors I have ever received and also probably the best birthday present.

I feel similarly about being included, even though it's not my birthday.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spoony on January 08, 2009, 05:45:30 PM
I'm just finishing up the show. The Cardiff Giant is killing me.

My Dad was always trying to get us over to Cooperstown to see that thing on display. Mom was pretty good about preventing that road trip.

Mom: "Why in the world would we go there, Kevin?"
Dad: "The Cardiff Giant!"
(Silence. Eyes roll.)
Dad: "Chris and I could go!"
Me: "Where is Cooperstown again?"


It was a great night for thoroughly put-out hipsters from Brooklyn.

Everyone's got something to say about Brooklyn.


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: B_Buster on January 08, 2009, 05:58:58 PM
I'm just finishing up the show. The Cardiff Giant is killing me.

My Dad was always trying to get us over to Cooperstown to see that thing on display. Mom was pretty good about preventing that road trip.

Mom: "Why in the world would we go there, Kevin?"
Dad: "The Cardiff Giant!"
(Silence. Eyes roll.)
Dad: "Chris and I could go!"
Me: "Where is Cooperstown again?"


Which Cardiff Giant is on display in Cooperstown? The original fake or the plaster replica P. T. Barnum had made?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 08, 2009, 06:00:29 PM
I'm just finishing up the show. The Cardiff Giant is killing me.

My Dad was always trying to get us over to Cooperstown to see that thing on display. Mom was pretty good about preventing that road trip.

Mom: "Why in the world would we go there, Kevin?"
Dad: "The Cardiff Giant!"
(Silence. Eyes roll.)
Dad: "Chris and I could go!"
Me: "Where is Cooperstown again?"


Which Cardiff Giant is on display in Cooperstown? The original fake or the plaster replica P. T. Barnum had made fake of the fake?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on January 08, 2009, 07:37:29 PM



It was a great night for thoroughly put-out hipsters from Brooklyn.

Everyone's got something to say about Brooklyn.




I said nothing about Brooklyn.  I love Brooklyn. Two of my best friends live in Park Slope and my favorite breakfast in the world can be found in Williamsburg.  I was talking about two callers from this week's show, both of which were from brooklyn.  Just 'cause you live in Brooklyn, doesn't mean you're a put-out hipster. I live in WeirdOWood. That doesn't make me a tranny hooker.


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: adamfromohio on January 08, 2009, 08:18:06 PM
I can't believe no one has mentioned Julie's getting Heave-Ho'ed over taking liberties with Dogmo's gender.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on January 08, 2009, 08:57:04 PM
I've been to Cardiff, and there's one guy that works at a pub right by the Millennium Stadium that's 6'7".

Apparently, he's not the Cardiff Giant that spoke to Tom, who sounded like the Gorch.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: SJK on January 08, 2009, 11:18:34 PM
Apparently, he's not the Cardiff Giant that spoke to Tom, who sounded like the Gorch.

Samir, you may be correct. No disrespect intended.
The Cardiff Giant and the Gorch sound nothing like each other. 
Thank you in advance for helping to keep that fourth wall from crashing in on me.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Erik on January 09, 2009, 02:32:46 AM
That Petey GOMP killed me. I had to hit the archive repeatedly for it. Anyone know what show it's from?

*edit*

Nevermind. just saw it in the GOMP thread.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spoony on January 09, 2009, 02:40:33 AM

I said nothing about Brooklyn.  I love Brooklyn. Two of my best friends live in Park Slope and my favorite breakfast in the world can be found in Williamsburg.  I was talking about two callers from this week's show, both of which were from brooklyn.  Just 'cause you live in Brooklyn, doesn't mean you're a put-out hipster. I live in WeirdOWood. That doesn't make me a tranny hooker.


We'll settle this the only way Brooklyn and Hollywood can ever settle anything, and that is with an American Apparel face-off. The person to look the most unsettling in the least amount of clothes (yet still be allowed in a store) wins, and their city TAKES IT ALL.


Which Cardiff Giant is on display in Cooperstown? The original fake or the plaster replica P. T. Barnum had made?


The original Cardiff Giant was on display at the Farmers Museum in Cooperstown. I don't know if it still is or has completely disintegrated yet, or been moved to anything more exciting as a Farmers Museum.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Fido on January 09, 2009, 03:04:18 AM
I live in WeirdOWood. That doesn't make me a tranny hooker.

So you claim. But how can we be sure?

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Bryan on January 09, 2009, 09:46:03 AM
I laughed really hard at the Canadian doofus's enthusiastic - and completely, completely inaccurate - rendition of "Go For a Soda", a song that's been in heavy rotation on Canadian classic rock radio for 25 years or so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QylncpJy5Rc

A pretty good song, and the video is notable for the baffling casting choice of the lead. I'm plenty proud of Kim Mitchell.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 09, 2009, 09:59:43 AM
We'll settle this the only way Brooklyn and Hollywood can ever settle anything, and that is with an American Apparel face-off. The person to look the most unsettling in the least amount of clothes (yet still be allowed in a store) wins, and their city TAKES IT ALL.

better make it neutral, Spoony: Urban Outfitters (straight outta philly). 

AA has LA alliances. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spoony on January 09, 2009, 11:00:03 AM

better make it neutral, Spoony: Urban Outfitters (straight outta philly). 

AA has LA alliances. 

I hear your concerns Baron. But there is one third party who has a foot on both coasts and loves gross thighs: Vice Magazine.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on January 09, 2009, 11:11:28 AM
I laughed really hard at the Canadian doofus's enthusiastic - and completely, completely inaccurate - rendition of "Go For a Soda", a song that's been in heavy rotation on Canadian classic rock radio for 25 years or so.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QylncpJy5Rc[/url]

A pretty good song, and the video is notable for the baffling casting choice of the lead. I'm plenty proud of Kim Mitchell.



Canadians take the edge out of sXe with supreme panache. I salute you!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on January 09, 2009, 11:44:19 AM
My favourite part was Tom being initially suspicious of Mike in Manhattan's call about the bowling alley in White House, then doing a U-turn when presented with the image of John McCain in a climbing wall helmet.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on January 09, 2009, 03:20:47 PM

better make it neutral, Spoony: Urban Outfitters (straight outta philly). 

AA has LA alliances. 

I hear your concerns Baron. But there is one third party who has a foot on both coasts and loves gross thighs: Vice Magazine.

May the best Don't win?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on January 09, 2009, 03:23:10 PM
"This guy Fredericks is blowing up my spot"

Tom's use of the soundboard on that call was amazing.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spoony on January 09, 2009, 03:39:31 PM

May the best Don't win?


Yes. They hold to the idiom that with some games, you play to lose. A "race to the bottom, if you will."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on January 09, 2009, 03:48:33 PM
Tom's rendition of the canadian fellow's rendition of "let's get a soda" (double duty post for this and get ready to meet my little friend thread) made me laugh very out loud.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on January 09, 2009, 03:56:09 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QylncpJy5Rc[/url]

A pretty good song, and the video is notable for the baffling casting choice of the lead. I'm plenty proud of Kim Mitchell.


What the hell.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Fido on January 09, 2009, 05:05:31 PM
Am I the only one who thinks the new intro was a bit TOO busy?

No.  But I also dislike change, so probably that's why I'm being critical.  In a while, I likely won't mind it a bit.

Maybe I am the same way, a little bit. I loved the new intro -- it really brings the show into 2009, and Tom is correct, its crowdedness does lend itself to repeated listening. At the same time, I miss little things like:

Tentpole show!
Get off my phone
Petey
and other features of Best Shows past.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete from oz on January 09, 2009, 07:14:32 PM
So many great things in this show: the Petey GOMP, the all in Fredricks soundboard call and the "heave ho" to the lady that got turned on. 

My two favourites: The bit about tightening the purse strings but not cutting off the premium Kid from Brooklyn website and the Mike Show.

What an awesome start to year. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on January 10, 2009, 11:21:33 AM
Tom's McCain impression is highly underrated. Gets me EVERY TIME.

So yeah, the little McCain reference during the Obama conversation takes the cake for me. And the Adam from New York/Fredricks of New Port Richey call. The "if you don't have a body" line...

I'm really feeling bad for Spike though. He sounded defeated.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iforgotmymantra on January 11, 2009, 07:42:34 PM
Going back to the Zak G show I thought Tom responding to "..this crazy idea that shopping can make you happy" with "it makes me a little happy" was just the best. Well underplayed imo.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: pizzaparty on January 11, 2009, 09:06:29 PM
Tom calling into the Mike show!! Couldn't stop laughing.  The brush off at the end!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mr. wolfsheim on January 11, 2009, 10:01:39 PM
The Cardiff Giant getting sad when talking about Rick the bassist from The Pavement cover band.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: gravy boat on January 11, 2009, 10:33:57 PM
Mike's Show was great.


So great.

Mike:  You have a . . . following.

Tom:  Oh thanks!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on January 12, 2009, 02:51:20 AM

better make it neutral, Spoony: Urban Outfitters (straight outta philly). 

AA has LA alliances. 


I hear your concerns Baron. But there is one third party who has a foot on both coasts and loves gross thighs: Vice Magazine.

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h74/ejhuggins/Picture2-1.png)
Consider the gauntlet thrown.
Your move, Spoony.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mostlymeat on January 12, 2009, 02:55:47 PM
Bummed to lose Mike Sajak from the intro.

Sigh.

-Ajax
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mostlymeat on January 12, 2009, 02:56:47 PM
Bummed to lose Mike Sajak from the intro.

Sigh.

-Ajax

I should say that I love the new intro, but I will miss Mike's 'I'll get it, you'll hear it'.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on January 12, 2009, 03:31:44 PM
I laughed myself silly at the Ouija board ghost stabbing.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on January 12, 2009, 10:16:30 PM
The DIY labeling of a toaster oven, with a sticker saying "Tom Scharpling".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: pinky on January 13, 2009, 11:24:06 AM
I got a feeling we will be hearing about nem eagles tonight!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gregory on January 13, 2009, 11:10:48 PM
Adult Video Awards
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: HaroldBlvd on January 14, 2009, 12:32:23 AM
A hot dog vendor never leaves his cart.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Stupornaut on January 14, 2009, 04:36:01 AM
Everything.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on January 14, 2009, 04:40:06 AM
Everything.

Seconded.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gibby on January 14, 2009, 06:53:41 AM
Micknick Pickmicknick.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Moondog on January 14, 2009, 07:22:32 AM
The elusive double "heave-ho"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on January 14, 2009, 08:17:51 AM
Tom:  Who's good here, Mike?

(pause)

Tom:  Who's good here, Mike? ... FMU, you're on the air.

Fat Freddy:  Hey.  Hey, this is Fat Freddy*, up in Maine.

Tom: uuuuooooooh, I don't like this.





*I'm not joking one bit.  That guy is my dad.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on January 14, 2009, 08:29:20 AM
Tom:  Who's good here, Mike?

(pause)

Tom:  Who's good here, Mike? ... FMU, you're on the air.

Fat Freddy:  Hey.  Hey, this is Fat Freddy*, up in Maine.

Tom: uuuuooooooh, I don't like this.





*I'm not joking one bit.  That guy is my dad.

I really think Fat Freddy was Patton
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on January 14, 2009, 08:47:35 AM
Speaking of Patton, I had to listen to the 12/30/2008 show about three times before it dawned on me that the guy who called in early on, talking about how he needs "those FMU-Bucks!" was Patton.

Furthermore, Patton would probably be very upset with that run-on sentence I just wrote.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pidgeon on January 14, 2009, 09:17:34 AM
"God help me, I'm gonna fight this guy."

And I love how Paul always says exactly what I'm thinking.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chris v on January 14, 2009, 09:21:13 AM
Best: PFT in studio, Tom's story of Apple's geniuses redeeming themselves and their titles

Worst: hearing Petey has taken up smoking, even after all those years of Tom's puberty chaperoning!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ben from wilmington on January 14, 2009, 10:37:05 AM
Ever hear of David Duke?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pidgeon on January 14, 2009, 10:41:10 AM
Ever hear of David Duke?

I can't believe there's another FOT in Wilmington. My jaw dropped when you said where you were a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ben from wilmington on January 14, 2009, 10:53:24 AM
Ever hear of David Duke?

I can't believe there's another FOT in Wilmington. My jaw dropped when you said where you were a few weeks ago.

long time listener. i'll email you at the address you have listed.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on January 14, 2009, 11:00:23 AM
Live action Robotic Stooges.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on January 14, 2009, 11:46:06 AM
Live action Robotic Stooges.

That's "ro-but."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ben from wilmington on January 14, 2009, 11:46:56 AM
and i'll second the micknickpickmicknick. sent me into oxygen bankruptcy.

and regarding the gourmet hot dog cart, i love the concept of the tuxedo on the vendor as well as the patron. like a dress code to even approach the thing.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on January 14, 2009, 11:56:56 AM
Live action Robotic Stooges.

That's "ro-but."

Yes, the Dr. Zoidberg pronunciation made it even more hilarious.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Myles on January 14, 2009, 12:07:23 PM
That episode flew by, I loved every minute of it
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gregory on January 14, 2009, 12:35:24 PM
the Best Show as Jazz, especially the Spike trombone.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on January 14, 2009, 12:44:07 PM
the Best Show as Jazz, especially the Spike trombone.

Tom does a quite good trumpet impression.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on January 14, 2009, 01:11:28 PM
I don't want aliens checking out Repo Man and thinking that's us

Haha!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on January 14, 2009, 02:31:19 PM
"I'm going to turn you into the world's largest and dumbest hot-dog."

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sveden on January 14, 2009, 03:05:02 PM
I didn't find Tompkins very funny last night. I haven't seen crap besides Mr. Show cause I don't do TV so what do I know. I might have to download a few episodes and see what "Best Week" is like.

I really enjoyed hearing the realization spreading across both their faces when wondering if the Robot-Stooges was animated or live action.

/edit I just noticed that the last time that Tompkins was on the show a topic covered was "Feeling Sorry For Things You Shouldn't Feel Sorry For" and last night the topic was "I was wrong and I'd like to apologize".

Coincidence?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on January 14, 2009, 03:41:06 PM
"You want to take it outside?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on January 14, 2009, 03:52:51 PM
I didn't find Tompkins very funny last night. I haven't seen crap besides Mr. Show cause I don't do TV so what do I know. I might have to download a few episodes and see what "Best Week" is like.

Check out his standup CD, too. It's called "Impersonal" and is rather ace.

Also, Spike as jazz was great, and "My son, Slash, like that guy in Slash's Snakepit"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on January 14, 2009, 03:58:11 PM
oh, and Mike, have you seen Bodyguard: A New Beginning (2008)?

another for your collection of Bodyguard themed films.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/zjgzup.jpg)

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on January 14, 2009, 04:24:41 PM
"You want to take it outside?"

"You think you're better than me?"

I've been loving apMike's recently-expanded role on the show.  He's really bringing it.  Well done, Mike!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on January 14, 2009, 05:59:34 PM
Tom's handling of the unwelcome return of the riddle guy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TacoSmith on January 14, 2009, 06:30:37 PM
I have to say, I loved Tom's frustration with Paul cursing AND his reaction to Paul's reaction to hearing about Alyssa Milano.

Also, the whole hot dog cart guy call was gold from beginning to end.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on January 15, 2009, 12:15:48 AM
I didn't find Tompkins very funny last night. I haven't seen crap besides Mr. Show cause I don't do TV so what do I know. I might have to download a few episodes and see what "Best Week" is like.

Check out his standup CD, too. It's called "Impersonal" and is rather ace.

Also, Spike as jazz was great, and "My son, Slash, like that guy in Slash's Snakepit"

Spike as Jazz caused me to laugh so loudly and harshly that I scared the hell out of my roommates.  Priceless.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yesno on January 15, 2009, 12:37:43 AM
Tom's handling of the unwelcome return of the riddle guy.

Just how long has the riddle guy been calling?  And is he also the payola guy?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: A.M. Thomas on January 15, 2009, 02:19:01 AM
Worst moment of Tuesday night's show:

No return of Joey Levels.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on January 15, 2009, 06:24:00 AM
Tom's handling of the unwelcome return of the riddle guy.

Just how long has the riddle guy been calling?  And is he also the payola guy?

I don't know if he's the payola guy. He called and told that same riddle for a couple of weeks running awhile ago - probably 2005 or 2006. I can't remember exactly when it was.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Chris L on January 15, 2009, 06:48:35 AM
The riddle will pay off in the long run, in Wire-like fashion.  We'll probably find out the answer in the last episode and it will cause Tom's world to implode.   

Unless someone remembers the answer posted here on the board a few years ago. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on January 15, 2009, 08:18:37 AM
oh, and Mike, have you seen Bodyguard: A New Beginning (2008)?

another for your collection of Bodyguard themed films.

([url]http://i39.tinypic.com/zjgzup.jpg[/url])




And another from Steve and Nate, with love ...

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/d47cd8af2c/the-bodyguard-from-typecastproductions-and-nate-hartley




Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on January 15, 2009, 08:40:33 AM
Fredricks-as-jazz (trumpet was spot on).

BUT the tremendous amount of sympathy directed towards GG Allin takes the cake.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on January 15, 2009, 08:46:10 AM
The riddle will pay off in the long run, in Wire-like fashion.  We'll probably find out the answer in the last episode and it will cause Tom's world to implode.   

Unless someone remembers the answer posted here on the board a few years ago. 

I'll keep mum.  I embarrassed myself enough on this subject last Tuesday.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: B_Buster on January 15, 2009, 09:34:11 AM
oh, and Mike, have you seen Bodyguard: A New Beginning (2008)?

another for your collection of Bodyguard themed films.

([url]http://i39.tinypic.com/zjgzup.jpg[/url])




No, Samir, I have't seen any of the Bodyguard movies (including My Bodyguard). My questions were a not too subtle hint that Mr. Tompkins might consider investing in one.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Kim Kelly on January 15, 2009, 05:19:59 PM
Tom's handling of the unwelcome return of the riddle guy.

Just how long has the riddle guy been calling?  And is he also the payola guy?

I don't know if he's the payola guy. He called and told that same riddle for a couple of weeks running awhile ago - probably 2005 or 2006. I can't remember exactly when it was.

I'm on the fence about riddle guy, but payola guy never failed to make me laugh. Hilarious.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: buffcoat on January 15, 2009, 05:30:21 PM
Tom's handling of the unwelcome return of the riddle guy.

Just how long has the riddle guy been calling?  And is he also the payola guy?

I don't know if he's the payola guy. He called and told that same riddle for a couple of weeks running awhile ago - probably 2005 or 2006. I can't remember exactly when it was.

I'm on the fence about riddle guy, but payola guy never failed to make me laugh. Hilarious.

The payola guy was Kid Kansas.  I am pretty sure.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on January 15, 2009, 09:45:53 PM
just listened to whole show last night.
spike jazz joke was awesome.
I was still laughing at Tom's impression of Paul's lustful grunting this morning when I got up.

Also, there was a new great Tom-repeating-something-in-disgust moment: CUPCAKES!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Kim Kelly on January 15, 2009, 11:33:58 PM
Tom's handling of the unwelcome return of the riddle guy.

Just how long has the riddle guy been calling?  And is he also the payola guy?

I don't know if he's the payola guy. He called and told that same riddle for a couple of weeks running awhile ago - probably 2005 or 2006. I can't remember exactly when it was.

I'm on the fence about riddle guy, but payola guy never failed to make me laugh. Hilarious.

The payola guy was Kid Kansas.  I am pretty sure.

I've been told multiple times by multiple people who Payola guy is, and I forget every time.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snogrog on January 16, 2009, 10:22:07 AM
Tom: FMU, you're on the air!
Fredricks: Tommy?!
Tom: Yeah, who's this?
Fredricks: FREDRICKS!
Tom: (muttering) oh brother...
Fredricks: Heyyyyy brotha!
Tom: No...I didn't say "hey brother" I said "OH brother!"

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 16, 2009, 10:53:18 AM
Tom: FMU, you're on the air!
Fredricks: Tommy?!
Tom: Yeah, who's this?
Fredricks: FREDRICKS!
Tom: (muttering) oh brother...
Fredricks: Heyyyyy brotha!
Tom: No...I didn't say "hey brother" I said "OH brother!"



and Tom's giggle when he said it.  that gives me the giggles.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: spacepope on January 16, 2009, 01:20:04 PM
Worst moment of Tuesday night's show:

No return of Joey Levels.

Ha! Joey Levels was great. Was that just last week or early 2006? I listen to a lot of the archives so occasionally I get confused
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: spacepope on January 16, 2009, 01:24:43 PM
I listened to the podcast today. Imagine my horror at hearing Paul F. Tompkins (a personal hero) saying "some jerk named spacepope is spamming the chat by signing in and out a bunch". So, sorry everybody. I like to turn on the live stream and occasionally the chat so I can check in if I get away from the kids for a minute. From now on my attention will be solely devoted to the Best Show, as it should be.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: John M. on January 16, 2009, 05:14:37 PM
Worst moment of Tuesday night's show:

No return of Joey Levels.

Ha! Joey Levels was great. Was that just last week or early 2006? I listen to a lot of the archives so occasionally I get confused
It was last week, Spacepope.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: <<<<< on January 16, 2009, 05:25:22 PM
Ha! Joey Levels was great. Was that just last week or early 2006?

Haha  Best moment of this thread.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: The H-Man on January 16, 2009, 06:49:05 PM
I listened to the podcast today. Imagine my horror at hearing Paul F. Tompkins (a personal hero) saying "some jerk named spacepope is spamming the chat by signing in and out a bunch". So, sorry everybody. I like to turn on the live stream and occasionally the chat so I can check in if I get away from the kids for a minute. From now on my attention will be solely devoted to the Best Show, as it should be.

That was my fault, Spacepope.  I got a little upset when the chat started acting weird, and kept showing your name signing on and off like 100 times.  I apologize for being rude.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: driz on January 16, 2009, 08:07:42 PM
Mick box of uriah heep had me dying

Nicknickpickmicknick
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: driz on January 16, 2009, 08:13:40 PM
Oh and same call, the incredulous response about knowing slash from GNR fame.


That whole call had me cracking up.  The hotdog puns as well
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mike_b on January 16, 2009, 11:26:00 PM
"God help me, I'm gonna have to fight this guy."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snogrog on January 17, 2009, 02:14:15 AM
Mick box of uriah heep had me dying

Nicknickpickmicknick

I thought it was "NickMickPickMickNick"?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on January 17, 2009, 10:03:02 AM
Oh and same call, the incredulous response about knowing slash from GNR fame.


That whole call had me cracking up.  The hotdog puns as well

"cost me an arm and a link."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: spacepope on January 17, 2009, 12:53:49 PM
I listened to the podcast today. Imagine my horror at hearing Paul F. Tompkins (a personal hero) saying "some jerk named spacepope is spamming the chat by signing in and out a bunch". So, sorry everybody. I like to turn on the live stream and occasionally the chat so I can check in if I get away from the kids for a minute. From now on my attention will be solely devoted to the Best Show, as it should be.

That was my fault, Spacepope.  I got a little upset when the chat started acting weird, and kept showing your name signing on and off like 100 times.  I apologize for being rude.

Thanks H-Man. It's not your fault I ruined the chat for everyone. Oops

My other question from this week's show is does anyone think Spike is actually going to come through for Tom and do a movie review next week? Tom has asked Spike to step it up a couple other times and Spike never does. He asked Spike to co-host the show. He asked Spike to write an opening monologue for the Best Show Awards. I predict no movie review from Spike.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: driz on January 17, 2009, 01:41:55 PM
Oh and same call, the incredulous response about knowing slash from GNR fame.


That whole call had me cracking up.  The hotdog puns as well

"cost me an arm and a link."

i like how he accidentally made the "why are you grilling me" one, bobbled it and gained control to save it as a hotdog pun.

also the idea of the veggiedog being a banana on a hot dog roll hahahahaa
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on January 17, 2009, 07:30:53 PM
Worst moment of Tuesday night's show:

No return of Joey Levels.

Ha! Joey Levels was great. Was that just last week or early 2006? I listen to a lot of the archives so occasionally I get confused
It was last week, Spacepope.

John M, youse don't know whatcher taukin' about!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Ike on January 17, 2009, 09:17:13 PM
Okay, I know he yawned, I know that's super, super rude, but I actually, really wanted to hear the end of that story. 

That is all. 

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: orator on January 18, 2009, 09:09:03 AM
i think he yawned (if it was really a yawn) because he was nervous/had stage fright
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mr. wolfsheim on January 18, 2009, 09:50:57 AM
Hamcuffs.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jake from Memphis on January 18, 2009, 12:12:46 PM
The bit about the Three Stooges dressing up like "Ro-buts" had me laughing out loud at work.  TOm was pretty much in stiches at that point as well.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: driz on January 18, 2009, 03:08:04 PM
cant remember if this was last week or two weeks ago, but i was really stoked when tom discussed the most insane aspect of those lexus ads...wherein one spouse buys a CAR as a surprise gift completely without consulting the other spouse.  clearly no one making those ads has ever been married.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 19, 2009, 12:49:24 AM
The bit about the Three Stooges dressing up like "Ro-buts" had me laughing out loud at work.  TOm was pretty much in stiches at that point as well.

my favorite part is when Tom and PFT do impressions of the stooges when theyre 80 doing the ro-but bit.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jake from Memphis on January 19, 2009, 12:39:48 PM
The Paul and Tom show is pretty much the funniest thing ever.  It's amazing how much their dynamic builds each time Paul comes on the show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on January 19, 2009, 03:32:49 PM
Keep your laws off my wiener.

Also, David Duke talk.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: SexyAnkles on January 19, 2009, 04:20:50 PM
Repo Man...classically horrible.

Please add "Estivi" to the dictionary!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on January 19, 2009, 07:27:53 PM
how bout a jpeg of nem ankles?



ose.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spalding on January 20, 2009, 12:58:37 PM
"I just dropped some Bev Bevan science on your bottom."


More Bevan science: his boring Black Sabbath tour diary (http://blogs.sundaymercury.net/bev-bevan/2008/11/bev-bevan-diaries---my-black-s.html#more)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on January 20, 2009, 03:21:28 PM
Laurie calling to remind Tom to do the legal ID made me laugh.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on January 20, 2009, 04:17:11 PM
this is true. that was hilarious. i also really liked charlie the addict's inflection when he said "I can't believe I discovered this show!".... it was kinda funny
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sveden on January 20, 2009, 08:43:04 PM
Laurie calling to remind Tom to do the legal ID made me laugh.

I only listened once but thought about it during the show and couldn't figure out the joke. Could some one drop me a hint?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on January 20, 2009, 09:20:22 PM
Laurie calling to remind Tom to do the legal ID made me laugh.

I only listened once but thought about it during the show and couldn't figure out the joke. Could some one drop me a hint?

There's no real joke. It's just the fact that she called for that reason combined with his outraged reaction.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on January 21, 2009, 03:45:12 AM
Speed the Horn
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on January 21, 2009, 08:49:56 AM
Tom's how did I get here tone as Spike's call ended: "uhm...thanks for reviewing that porno thing. Talk to you next week."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Turf Out on January 21, 2009, 09:31:03 AM
subs n' such
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sveden on January 21, 2009, 10:10:50 AM
Laurie calling to remind Tom to do the legal ID made me laugh.

I only listened once but thought about it during the show and couldn't figure out the joke. Could some one drop me a hint?

There's no real joke. It's just the fact that she called for that reason combined with his outraged reaction.

Ah OK. Legal ID. Just wasn't wrapping my head around the radio jagon.  ::)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on January 21, 2009, 10:20:29 AM
Rutherford Thomas Zevignu Phillip Roydon "Philly Boy Roy" Zeigler.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on January 21, 2009, 10:46:27 AM
I thought the third name was Zbigniew.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: pinky on January 21, 2009, 11:29:35 AM
whenever Tom turns without warning - "Well now you're just making things up, heave ho"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: bachwards on January 21, 2009, 11:55:16 AM
Worst moment was not being able to hear the latest rant from Sonny in Jersey City.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Chris L on January 21, 2009, 12:02:37 PM
Listening to the show now and Spike's comment about the "pratfalls" of prostitution didn't conjure the imagery he probably intended.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on January 21, 2009, 12:03:42 PM
I thought the third name was Zbigniew.

I believe you're right.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Big Plastic Head on January 21, 2009, 12:08:05 PM
Throwing that awful Elvis Costello show under the bus. Spot on in my opinion.

"Can I pick up this guitar?" (cue applause)

Awful.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on January 21, 2009, 12:11:35 PM
Worst moment was not being able to hear the latest rant from Sonny in Jersey City.


Agreed. I was thrilled to hear Sonny's voice and sorry to hear him get cut off. He should call more.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on January 21, 2009, 01:22:17 PM
Listening to the show now and Spike's comment about the "pratfalls" of prostitution didn't conjure the imagery he probably intended.

But the images it did conjure were great.  I think HBO should get to work on a new show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: SexyAnkles on January 21, 2009, 01:36:28 PM
Terre-T + A.C. Newman = Good Times

I was literally opening up the new A.C. Newman CD I got in the mail as she called in an plugged his appearance on his show.  Then I briefly struggled with the decision of listening to the show or the CD, but obviously stuck with Tom.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: SexyAnkles on January 21, 2009, 01:40:36 PM
how bout a jpeg of nem ankles?



ose.


No Problem:
(http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/palma/Ankles.jpg)



jk


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on January 21, 2009, 01:47:37 PM
how bout a jpeg of nem ankles?



ose.


No Problem:
([url]http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/palma/Ankles.jpg[/url])

ohhhhhhhhh, yehhhhhhhhhhhhh.



jk



Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: orator on January 21, 2009, 01:55:57 PM
"Stink"? I think Spike is rubbing off on Tom.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 21, 2009, 02:51:08 PM
when Tom flew off the handle at the end.  it gives off this electricity that makes me anxious and excited. 

not to mention, it illustrates tom v. everyone; you knock him down, he gets back up three-fold. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Tedstud on January 21, 2009, 03:16:14 PM
Can anyone confirm that I have PBR's full name correct?

Rutherford Thomas Zbigniew Phillip Royden "Philly Boy Roy" Zeigler

I just want this down for the record.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on January 21, 2009, 03:54:37 PM
http://www.crateandbarrel.com/search.aspx?query=executive (http://www.crateandbarrel.com/search.aspx?query=executive)

 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: emdasher on January 21, 2009, 08:06:40 PM
Best moment: Tom's drawn-out "yeeaahh" when Sting picks up the guitar.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on January 21, 2009, 10:13:06 PM
the whole Elvis Costello/Police exchange was great, and also depressing if you love Mr. MacManus' music.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on January 21, 2009, 10:46:18 PM
how bout a jpeg of nem ankles?



ose.


No Problem:
([url]http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/palma/Ankles.jpg[/url])

ohhhhhhhhh, yehhhhhhhhhhhhh.



jk






Where exactly did this start?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on January 22, 2009, 02:51:27 AM
Listening to the show now and Spike's comment about the "pratfalls" of prostitution didn't conjure the imagery he probably intended.


Dang, you beat me to it, Chris L. "Pratfalls" is the best non-Wurster malapropism ever.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on January 22, 2009, 09:28:50 AM
i loved tom's realization of how incredibly terrified the next caller would be after successive heave ho's of laurie and maniac FOT..... (of course, all callers except for dj terre t)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: tomkaters on January 22, 2009, 03:07:38 PM
I was uplifted by Julie's excitement about taking out the garbage.

Not enough to take out my own garbage, but still it was good.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jake from Memphis on January 22, 2009, 06:20:06 PM
Laurie as Spike's Joke writer = Amazing.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 22, 2009, 06:30:57 PM
i loved tom's realization of how incredibly terrified the next caller would be after successive heave ho's of laurie and maniac FOT..... (of course, all callers except for dj terre t)

Tom chuckling while describing anything as terrifying is funny.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: kyle on January 22, 2009, 07:37:51 PM
I really, really liked DJ Terre T's call. Hearing her go off was priceless.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on January 22, 2009, 09:37:16 PM
I was uplifted by Julie's excitement about taking out the garbage.

Not enough to take out my own garbage, but still it was good.

Liar.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on January 23, 2009, 05:25:23 AM
Three great moments ...

1.  Julie saying "Awesome!"

2.  Sting: "It was punk then, so songs had titles like 'I'm Gonna Kill You, You Bitch!"

      Tom:  "Remember that!  Remember that song, 'I'm Gonna Kill You, You Bitch?"

3.  "I'd have cuban bread, (I forget which kind of) cheese, bologna ... (sudden pervy tone) and lots of hot mustard." ~ Fredericks of New Port Richey*


*Honorable Mention:  Fredericks trying to demonstrate how clear his lungs are now that he switched to fiberglass-laced menthol cigarettes.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on January 23, 2009, 07:35:06 AM
Three great moments ...

1.  Julie saying "Awesome!"

2.  Sting: "It was punk then, so songs had titles like 'I'm Gonna Kill You, You Bitch!"

      Tom:  "Remember that!  Remember that song, 'I'm Gonna Kill You, You Bitch?"

3.  "I'd have cuban bread, (I forget which kind of) cheese, bologna ... (sudden pervy tone) and lots of hot mustard." ~ Fredericks of New Port Richey*


*Honorable Mention:  Fredericks trying to demonstrate how clear his lungs are now that he switched to fiberglass-laced menthol cigarettes.



You don't remember that great song? Iam pretty sure it was The Adverts.

[youtube]BElWONQCyMA[/youtube]
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jake from Memphis on January 23, 2009, 09:11:03 AM
Sean from Newbridge referring to "grease" as "fanciful."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on January 23, 2009, 09:50:08 AM
Three great moments ...

1.  Julie saying "Awesome!"

2.  Sting: "It was punk then, so songs had titles like 'I'm Gonna Kill You, You Bitch!"

      Tom:  "Remember that!  Remember that song, 'I'm Gonna Kill You, You Bitch?"

3.  "I'd have cuban bread, (I forget which kind of) cheese, bologna ... (sudden pervy tone) and lots of hot mustard." ~ Fredericks of New Port Richey*


*Honorable Mention:  Fredericks trying to demonstrate how clear his lungs are now that he switched to fiberglass-laced menthol cigarettes.



You don't remember that great song? Iam pretty sure it was The Adverts.

[youtube]BElWONQCyMA[/youtube]

Interestingly, it's a waltz. I hope somebody who knows how runs it through Songsmith.

Maybe Microsoft should produce software called Songsmiths; it'll attempt to wed music to Morrissey's tortured "melodies".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on January 23, 2009, 10:45:24 AM

(I forget which kind of) cheese...




Provolone (Y). yummers.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snogrog on January 23, 2009, 11:10:32 AM
The exasperation of Tom when talking to Fredricks about Muttley and Dick Dasterdly and how he had that same conversation that DAY.

When Mitch breaks into a car and says "what are these?" and you hear the soft, shrill, slowly building sound of a new air horn blowing for the first time. Fantastic.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on January 23, 2009, 12:33:54 PM
Tom's disgust at Oriental Surprise.


Hellllloooo, Laurie, what do you have for me?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on January 23, 2009, 11:18:52 PM
Tom's disgust at Oriental Surprise.


Hellllloooo, Laurie, what do you have for me?

I enjoyed the Heave Ho after the egg roll comment.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on January 24, 2009, 02:44:38 AM
Three great moments ...

1.  Julie saying "Awesome!"

2.  Sting: "It was punk then, so songs had titles like 'I'm Gonna Kill You, You Bitch!"

      Tom:  "Remember that!  Remember that song, 'I'm Gonna Kill You, You Bitch?"

3.  "I'd have cuban bread, (I forget which kind of) cheese, bologna ... (sudden pervy tone) and lots of hot mustard." ~ Fredericks of New Port Richey*


*Honorable Mention:  Fredericks trying to demonstrate how clear his lungs are now that he switched to fiberglass-laced menthol cigarettes.



You don't remember that great song? Iam pretty sure it was The Adverts.

[youtube]BElWONQCyMA[/youtube]

Interestingly, it's a waltz. I hope somebody who knows how runs it through Songsmith.

Maybe Microsoft should produce software called Songsmiths; it'll attempt to wed music to Morrissey's tortured "melodies".

YES!!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Joe Rogaine on January 24, 2009, 02:58:57 AM
Tom taking new callers to the hole!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: andrew in philadelphia on January 24, 2009, 09:36:34 AM
can't...

stop...

singing...

"black diamond"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZewVbBRK64A[/youtube]

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on January 24, 2009, 09:59:12 AM
can't...

stop...

singing...

"black diamond"

[youtube][url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZewVbBRK64A[/url][/youtube]




Seriously. KISS is kind of an easy target nowadays, but if, after watching that clip, you can't see why they were such a huge band, I just don't know what to say.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jake from Memphis on January 24, 2009, 02:18:22 PM
can't...

stop...

singing...

"black diamond"

[youtube][url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZewVbBRK64A[/url][/youtube]



Seriously. KISS is kind of an easy target nowadays, but if, after watching that clip, you can't see why they were such a huge band, I just don't know what to say.


Just watch this:

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/bwXi02hdTJk&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/bwXi02hdTJk&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: kimota on January 24, 2009, 02:43:24 PM
Hi, Jake - I think if you just post the URL rather than using the embed option, all of that extra code won't show up.  It took me months of posting like that before I figgered it out.

Bueno.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jake from Memphis on January 25, 2009, 01:13:37 AM
Thanks.  I tried to get this right several times and then gave up. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dania on January 25, 2009, 04:38:11 PM
I didn't find Tompkins very funny last night. I haven't seen crap besides Mr. Show cause I don't do TV so what do I know. I might have to download a few episodes and see what "Best Week" is like.

Check out his standup CD, too. It's called "Impersonal" and is rather ace.

Also, Spike as jazz was great, and "My son, Slash, like that guy in Slash's Snakepit"

Spike as Jazz caused me to laugh so loudly and harshly that I scared the hell out of my roommates.  Priceless.

This reminds me that I've wanted to know for a long time what Tom's take on the "Word Jazz" radio show by Ken Nordine.  It's this late-Sunday-night show, not sure if it's only on Chicago Public Radio, or if it's on NPR all over the country, but it's pretty much based on word-thought associations.  It's sort of creepy in a funny way, because he kind of talks to himself a lot in this weird whispery voice.   
Anyway, it's worth checking out:
www.wordjazz.com

Please for a "Tom On..."? 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Joe Rogaine on January 25, 2009, 09:03:18 PM
The Sully bit was genius I say more relevant Wurster bits!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on January 26, 2009, 08:16:18 AM
Laurie's call and Tom's joking about her being Spike's joke writer made me laugh a lot.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Kim Kelly on January 26, 2009, 12:09:41 PM
The craziest thing? Stevie Wonder was accompanied by Sting and his stupid beard of the harmonica* at the SAME TIME Tom started going off about the Police on Elvis Costello's talk show. It was really funny.

*Pretty much everyone played the harmonica that night. Stevie Wonder. Sting. Alicia Keys. Even Shakira. It was... different. I felt for the President and the First Lady. My heart really went out to them.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on January 27, 2009, 04:07:30 PM
On re-listening to the Christmas show, I visited Spencer Gifts online and noticed a few perfect best Show novelties on the front page.

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m1/theimann/SGSFlamp.jpg) (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m1/theimann/SGchucky.jpg)
(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m1/theimann/SGglasses.jpg)

This is an awful-some way to waste some office time. I feel shame.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Kim Kelly on January 27, 2009, 06:52:43 PM
On re-listening to the Christmas show, I visited Spencer Gifts online and noticed a few perfect best Show novelties on the front page.

([url]http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m1/theimann/SGSFlamp.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m1/theimann/SGchucky.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m1/theimann/SGglasses.jpg[/url])

This is an awful-some way to waste some office time. I feel shame.


I think we all know what Tom's getting for Christmas in 2010.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on January 27, 2009, 08:44:55 PM
Tonight could get better, but that Julie call just now was gold. Alf? The voice? Relationship advice!

RoTY? I think so.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Alvaro from GM on January 27, 2009, 11:00:34 PM
A GOMP!!!   


I also always really like the Mike Show crossovers.  This one was especially funny.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on January 27, 2009, 11:04:49 PM
Ok, it did get better. Snack Mt. is the best thing ever.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on January 27, 2009, 11:45:44 PM
Julie doing that voice did crack me up pretty hard.

But the call from Bernie Taupin was the biggest surprise.  I was hoping to get on the air earlier to ask him some Levon questions.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iforgotmymantra on January 28, 2009, 12:19:16 AM
...and what happened to his accent.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on January 28, 2009, 03:23:43 AM
It's Bernie Time!

Mike'd Up and The Mad Bowl of Snacks
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_yvlXpM1rxm0/SUXr-T2HTeI/AAAAAAAAAc0/3uK_0QVWi-w/s400/sports090.jpg)
Clip (http://letsgomets.tumblr.com/post/73704499/tom-on-miked-up-francesa-on-the-fan)

and Jeff Johnson on the the snacks (http://fittedsweats.blogspot.com/2008/12/what-is-up-with-snacks-on-miked-up.html)



ps. @everyone I've had it with the Twitter talk.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on January 28, 2009, 09:00:54 AM
You know what Mike's going to talk into?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Kim Kelly on January 28, 2009, 09:27:10 AM
A megaphone?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on January 28, 2009, 09:52:03 AM
I loved Julie's call this week! The Alf impression was adorable... I also think Mike's show is coming along nicely. I'd love to hear him do a nice intervention recap each week.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Bryan on January 28, 2009, 09:53:28 AM
Fantastic work, Julie. You made us laugh and you broke our hearts at the same time!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chris v on January 28, 2009, 09:55:30 AM
Mike saying his method on The Mike Show is letting callers "unload their filth" had a certain poetry to it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on January 28, 2009, 10:30:25 AM
-Charlie The Drug Addict, maybe my new favorite caller.

-"He passed away in his sleep" (extremely long pause)

-AL DUNBAR
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on January 28, 2009, 10:37:52 AM
In the words of Master of Ceremonies Hammer, It's Bernie Time!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Kim Kelly on January 28, 2009, 11:02:39 AM
The MJs!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ben from wilmington on January 28, 2009, 12:38:53 PM
Mike saying his method on The Mike Show is letting callers "unload their filth" had a certain poetry to it.

fun packs.
funniest thing mike's ever mentioned.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pride of Staten Island on January 28, 2009, 12:45:24 PM
Mike saying his method on The Mike Show is letting callers "unload their filth" had a certain poetry to it.

fun packs.
funniest thing mike's ever mentioned.

Only topped by "more down to earth, less airbrushed."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pride of Staten Island on January 28, 2009, 12:55:37 PM
As long as it remains on the air, can we begin each Best Show with a discussion of the previous Sunday's "Tool Academy?" I think the Power Tool actually might not know how to read. I love the way he calls his girlfriend "dude."

Knowing that Matt Fraction is a best show fan, I'm going to have to check out his books. I picked up the first trade of his "Immortal Iron Fist" awhile back and I was kind of lukewarm on it but he seems like such an engaging guy that I'm going to have to give it another read.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jakewho on January 28, 2009, 03:09:03 PM
"...next thing i know its 3 am and im standing in the living room of a dallas, tx notary public..."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on January 28, 2009, 03:29:13 PM
the solo Bernie Taupin "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" killed me

also, Mike Francesa's Snack Mt. The mental image of that fat mess getting caught by federal troops cracks me up.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jakewho on January 28, 2009, 04:19:24 PM
i must also credit this week's show for introducing me to elton john's "tumbleweed connection."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Phantom Hugger on January 28, 2009, 05:56:49 PM
G. Gallin and the MJs

...specifically the recounting of the sad night that Mr. Gallin passed in his sleep.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on January 28, 2009, 09:33:30 PM
The Mike Show Rating System:

A or NSA

I'll let you go ...




Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on January 29, 2009, 05:08:16 AM
Tom plugging a certain Funny or Die video that stars Nate Hartley and some munch.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jameswheeler on January 29, 2009, 11:04:33 AM
Knowing that Matt Fraction is a best show fan, I'm going to have to check out his books. I picked up the first trade of his "Immortal Iron Fist" awhile back and I was kind of lukewarm on it but he seems like such an engaging guy that I'm going to have to give it another read.

Casanova, his creator-owned thing from Image Comics, is pretty well my favourite comic ever. Get the first album (http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1233244899/ref=sr_nr_i_1?ie=UTF8&rs=&keywords=luxuria&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aluxuria%2Ci%3Astripbooks), now!

I actually came to the Best Show via his recommendation last year, but hearing him call was all kinds of worlds-colliding craziness.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on January 29, 2009, 01:39:21 PM
Tom plugging a certain Funny or Die video that stars Nate Hartley and some munch.

That video totally surprised me. You have a gift that if properly focused, could entertain a sizable portion of the masses. Be an actor, not a nanny! You got the goods!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 29, 2009, 01:57:58 PM
Tom plugging a certain Funny or Die video that stars Nate Hartley and some munch.

That video totally surprised me. You have a gift that if properly focused, could entertain a sizable portion of the masses. Be an actor, not a nanny! You got the goods!

i enjoyed it.  quit all your jobs already.  but remember, you heard it from me first!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on January 29, 2009, 03:06:10 PM
i lurrved the line: "no......he's going to eat a snickers bar......he hates that kinda candy..... it gets stuck in his teeth"
that was golden!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ben from wilmington on January 29, 2009, 05:56:31 PM
the reprise of "the king of all whites, sir duke!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 29, 2009, 06:09:54 PM
the reprise of "the king of all whites, sir duke!"

i will always enjoy that melody.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: The H-Man on January 29, 2009, 10:19:29 PM
I feel like this week's intro song was less busy, and you could hear each clip quite clearly.  I like it.  I hope it isn't just me, cause it did sound different.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ben from wilmington on January 29, 2009, 10:31:57 PM
I feel like this week's intro song was less busy, and you could hear each clip quite clearly.  I like it.  I hope it isn't just me, cause it did sound different.

Strangely, I thought so too. I dismissed it just as soon, though. Brain playing tricks, I thought.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on January 29, 2009, 11:26:29 PM
annd i forgot that the charlie the addict gomp is the second in 6 months next to that one that squeaked through when that first time caller was on when PFT was in the studio and Tom could sense something amiss with him but Paul liked him. both gomp's were great
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Kim Kelly on January 29, 2009, 11:51:56 PM
I feel like this week's intro song was less busy, and you could hear each clip quite clearly.  I like it.  I hope it isn't just me, cause it did sound different.

Strangely, I thought so too. I dismissed it just as soon, though. Brain playing tricks, I thought.

I thought Intro Chris L said shortly after the new intro's premiere that he was still working on it and that he hadn't sent Tom the final cut on CD. I noticed it too and figured Tom had received the CD. It definitely sounded TIGHTENED UP! I mean, in a good way! In an Archie Bell & the Drells sort of way.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TheMush on January 30, 2009, 12:27:10 AM
Mike answering the phone "The Mike Show" and then the rest of The Mike Show call. Always entertaining when Mike gets involved.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Dan B on January 30, 2009, 01:53:45 AM
I'm all for the growth of Mike's presence on The Best Show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on January 30, 2009, 03:07:16 AM
Tom plugging a certain Funny or Die video that stars Nate Hartley and some munch.

That video totally surprised me. You have a gift that if properly focused, could entertain a sizable portion of the masses. Be an actor, not a nanny! You got the goods!
Tom plugging a certain Funny or Die video that stars Nate Hartley and some munch.

That video totally surprised me. You have a gift that if properly focused, could entertain a sizable portion of the masses. Be an actor, not a nanny! You got the goods!

i enjoyed it.  quit all your jobs already.  but remember, you heard it from me first!

Thanks Baron Von Tito and Regular Joe!  And anyone else who happened to enjoy it :)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Trembling Eagle on January 30, 2009, 08:24:18 AM
JW losing it and not being able to recover for a good minute
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spoony on January 30, 2009, 10:40:28 AM
JW losing it and not being able to recover for a good minute

Yeah, that is rare.

Steve! That video was great. You two will be solving mysteries together in no time.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Amplituden on January 30, 2009, 11:52:06 AM
Julie imagining ALF on HBO. Julie, you continue to delight.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Kyle from Weehawken on January 30, 2009, 12:47:56 PM
Just heard the podcast, I actually ran into Willy from Alf at a Jersey City Rent-a-Wreck about 4-5 years ago.  He was there with a woman who was handling the rental transaction.  When I first saw him, i knew he was familiar, but i thought he was Howard Hesseman.  The guy behind the counter actually asked him "Excuse me, are you an actor?"  When he said yes, the rent-a-wreck guy goes "I love your work."  Once i heard his voice, i realized it was Willy.  That night it made the news that Max Wright was busted for a DUI the night before, when he totaled his car on the highway.  That was a great rent-a-wreck, probably best in the tri-state.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on January 30, 2009, 02:51:53 PM
Just heard the podcast, I actually ran into Willy from Alf at a Jersey City Rent-a-Wreck about 4-5 years ago.  He was there with a woman who was handling the rental transaction.  When I first saw him, i knew he was familiar, but i thought he was Howard Hesseman.  The guy behind the counter actually asked him "Excuse me, are you an actor?"  When he said yes, the rent-a-wreck guy goes "I love your work."  Once i heard his voice, i realized it was Willy.  That night it made the news that Max Wright was busted for a DUI the night before, when he totaled his car on the highway.  That was a great rent-a-wreck, probably best in the tri-state.

I love that the place was called Rent-a-Wreck, and then their commercial jingle said, "Don't let the name fool you..." Why did you give it that name if you thought it would turn people away? It's like naming a grocery store Rotting Meat and then saying, "But seriously, our food is super-fresh!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: syellow on January 30, 2009, 03:39:40 PM
the return of punk tango (for it will never die!!)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on January 30, 2009, 05:44:56 PM
ps. 11 Business Plans For Twitter (http://www.alleyinsider.com/2009/1/11-twitter-business-plans-for-your-review#comments)

Quote
I'm not going to create a slideshow presentation but I'll give you the winning submission in a few bullet points:

- U.S. population is about 306 million
- That means about 305.9 million people wish all the media and bloggers would shut up about Twitter
-If you can get just 10% of those 305.9 million to pay $10 a year to never have to hear about Twitter again, you've got a $305.9 million/yr revenue stream, and that is without international or population growth. Add those and it's easily a billion dollar business.

Just tell me where to send my $10.


Ha!



Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mike_b on January 30, 2009, 06:47:52 PM
Julie, I think I work for the same government agency you do!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on January 31, 2009, 09:30:00 PM
Steve, you got the goods.  I watched your entire funnyordie canon.  The Tutor could use some serious paring, but I do love me some fart humour (the u's cuz it's highbrow).
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jake from Memphis on January 31, 2009, 09:32:29 PM
After the show I did some research on the Bernie Taupin solo records and as usual the Kid and JW got all the facts correct just adding to the sheer brilliance of the call.  I also have been reading up more and more about "Kevin " Allin.  Fun fact:  he was born Jesus Christ Allin but his mother changed his name to Kevin so he could have a "normal" childhood.  I'm sure someone has posted this information before, but if not I thought I would.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Bryan on February 01, 2009, 11:17:14 AM
After the show I did some research on the Bernie Taupin solo records and as usual the Kid and JW got all the facts correct just adding to the sheer brilliance of the call.  I also have been reading up more and more about "Kevin " Allin.  Fun fact:  he was born Jesus Christ Allin but his mother changed his name to Kevin so he could have a "normal" childhood.  I'm sure someone has posted this information before, but if not I thought I would.


Yeah, that's true!

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8RRujy2RQ

(Part two is up on youtube, too, as well as an episode of Jerry Springer starring Kevin.)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Ike on February 01, 2009, 12:47:23 PM
Straight "W" all the way. 

My favorite Wurster call in a long, long time. 

Just a great, entertaining show. 

I thank my stars for the Best Show every week, and I am not joking at all. 

THANK YOU.  Highlight of the week for me.

Ike
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: CathWO on February 01, 2009, 08:17:08 PM
Just heard the podcast, I actually ran into Willy from Alf at a Jersey City Rent-a-Wreck about 4-5 years ago.  He was there with a woman who was handling the rental transaction.  When I first saw him, i knew he was familiar, but i thought he was Howard Hesseman.  The guy behind the counter actually asked him "Excuse me, are you an actor?"  When he said yes, the rent-a-wreck guy goes "I love your work."  Once i heard his voice, i realized it was Willy.  That night it made the news that Max Wright was busted for a DUI the night before, when he totaled his car on the highway.  That was a great rent-a-wreck, probably best in the tri-state.

I loved that ALF got incorporated into this week's show.  Sounds like the best ALF HBO show should be about the production nightmares.  Taken from wikipedia:  "Max Wright despised supporting a technically demanding inanimate object that received most of the good lines of dialogue.  After the last taping, there was one take, Max walked off the set, went to his dressing room, got his bags, went to his car and disappearred.  There were no goodbyes."
Haha!
This week's show made me laugh out loud at so many moments.  Snack Mountain threw me over the edge. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 02, 2009, 10:01:24 AM
when the guy who almost wont the lottery brought up the numbers deal that petey tried on the air once.  i still dont get it.*



*that's what i should have called in with.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spike on February 02, 2009, 12:32:05 PM
Laurie's call and Tom's joking about her being Spike's joke writer made me laugh a lot.

THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN !!!!!

 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on February 02, 2009, 03:08:02 PM
JW losing it and not being able to recover for a good minute

Yeah, that is rare.

Steve! That video was great. You two will be solving mysteries together in no time.

Steve, you got the goods.  I watched your entire funnyordie canon.  The Tutor could use some serious paring, but I do love me some fart humour (the u's cuz it's highbrow).

Thanks, Spoony!  Thanks, Hugman!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on February 03, 2009, 09:11:53 PM
Show's not even over, but let me say, Regular Joe, that that was the best Heave Ho EVER!  I haven't laughed like that in quite some time.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on February 03, 2009, 09:42:05 PM
Is it raining, is it snowing
Is a hurricane a-blowing
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on February 03, 2009, 10:28:55 PM
It JUST happened, but I can't see anything in the next 32 minutes topping Chris L's impersonation of Elvis Costello welcoming Herbie Hancock to his talk show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Denim Gremlin on February 04, 2009, 12:01:10 AM
dirty ziggy
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on February 04, 2009, 06:46:56 AM
I missed "The Chris L Show with Wes" this week. Any good?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on February 04, 2009, 08:20:01 AM
It JUST happened, but I can't see anything in the next 32 minutes topping Chris L's impersonation of Elvis Costello welcoming Herbie Hancock to his talk show.

That was tops for me.  It knocked me off the couch.  Nice one, Chris L.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on February 04, 2009, 08:54:40 AM
It JUST happened, but I can't see anything in the next 32 minutes topping Chris L's impersonation of Elvis Costello welcoming Herbie Hancock to his talk show.

That was tops for me.  It knocked me off the couch.  Nice one, Chris L.

Agreed. I could not stop laughing.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on February 04, 2009, 09:25:03 AM
Worst moment for me was that yutzknuckle suggesting my Fugazi story was a lie, doing a horrible impression of Tom, and then hanging up on Tom.  What did he think he was accomplishing with that call?  Heave ho!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on February 04, 2009, 09:39:20 AM
Worst moment for me was that yutzknuckle suggesting my Fugazi story was a lie, doing a horrible impression of Tom, and then hanging up on Tom.  What did he think he was accomplishing with that call?  Heave ho!

That was just weak. Why would you call someone else's story a lie? It's not like you said you and Fugazi all went to the moon or something.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on February 04, 2009, 09:49:01 AM
Worst moment for me was that yutzknuckle suggesting my Fugazi story was a lie, doing a horrible impression of Tom, and then hanging up on Tom.  What did he think he was accomplishing with that call?  Heave ho!

That was just weak. Why would you call someone else's story a lie? It's not like you said you and Fugazi all went to the moon or something.

That was later in the evening.  You'd be surprised what kind of secret features Fugazi's U-Haul has.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on February 04, 2009, 10:24:33 AM
Worst moment for me was that yutzknuckle suggesting my Fugazi story was a lie, doing a horrible impression of Tom, and then hanging up on Tom.  What did he think he was accomplishing with that call?  Heave ho!

That was just weak. Why would you call someone else's story a lie? It's not like you said you and Fugazi all went to the moon or something.

That was later in the evening.  You'd be surprised what kind of secret features Fugazi's U-Haul has.

"I heard they don't believe in heat!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: gravy boat on February 04, 2009, 11:04:49 AM
It JUST happened, but I can't see anything in the next 32 minutes topping Chris L's impersonation of Elvis Costello welcoming Herbie Hancock to his talk show.

That was wonderful.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Alvaro from GM on February 04, 2009, 12:44:12 PM
Worst moment for me was that yutzknuckle suggesting my Fugazi story was a lie, doing a horrible impression of Tom, and then hanging up on Tom.  What did he think he was accomplishing with that call?  Heave ho!


That was just weak. Why would you call someone else's story a lie? It's not like you said you and Fugazi all went to the moon or something.






And if he was going to call it a lie he should have called it fugazi (http://And if he was going to call it a lie he should have called it)? 

My favorite of this show was Tom's insistence that PFT would sue.  I can just picture him listening and cracking up.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Turf Out on February 04, 2009, 01:21:52 PM
The worst part was Tom running out of time before he could sing along with "What a Fool Believes". i really hope he gets to that next time.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on February 04, 2009, 01:24:45 PM
The worst part was Tom running out of time before he could sing along with "What a Fool Believes". i really hope he gets to that next time.

Maybe that'll be his Hoof + Mouth tune!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on February 04, 2009, 01:28:57 PM
Worst Moment: Joey Levels being tossed aside like some common street trash. Unless, as Chris suggested, it was just a caller doing an impression of Joey Levels.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on February 04, 2009, 01:48:23 PM
Worst Moment: Joey Levels being tossed aside like some common street trash. Unless, as Chris suggested, it was just a caller doing an impression of Joey Levels.

I swear to you I heard him say an impression "from Joey Levels" not "of Joey Levels". If a guy like that can't get any momentum going, tell me, what's the point anymore?!

I really just came here to say Dirty Ziggy but you guys got to it first.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on February 04, 2009, 02:14:23 PM
"Hey kid, splash some cold water on your face. You stay on that field till you hit a hundred balls....you little quitter!"

                                                                    +   

                                             Tom's Michael MacDoland Impression
                                                                   
                                                                     =

                                                                 Laughs!

                                                                     





Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on February 04, 2009, 02:57:54 PM
Although Chris L's was my favorite, I did also really enjoy the Winston Churchill impression, specifically the fact that the guy stayed in character for the rest of the call.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: A.M. Thomas on February 04, 2009, 03:26:43 PM
The (near) return of Joey Levels.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on February 04, 2009, 03:32:33 PM
Although Chris L's was my favorite, I did also really enjoy the Winston Churchill impression, specifically the fact that the guy stayed in character for the rest of the call.

He almost stayed in character for the rest of the night.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on February 04, 2009, 03:35:47 PM
I liked the Churchill too.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: timmx on February 04, 2009, 03:46:32 PM
Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac in "The George Carlin Story".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Moondog on February 04, 2009, 04:03:27 PM
As previously mentioned, the Elvis Costello/Herbie Hancock call was tops. I also enjoyed the Steve Martin rant, especially Tom's bit about the "Grandparental Warning Sticker" that should accompany the Banjo Bopz CD release.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on February 04, 2009, 05:05:29 PM
I got sick and started running a fever about halfway through the show and couldn't listen anymore (NOT related to the show, I hope!), but Petey's call was pretty damn awesome. Awesome is probably the wrong word, but it made me laugh a lot, so there.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on February 04, 2009, 08:32:52 PM
PD =   Mickey Rourke circa 2004

and

"I saw movie on cable", Spike
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on February 05, 2009, 01:20:48 AM
"You and the puppet go into the bathroom and splash cold water on each other's faces".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on February 05, 2009, 01:27:23 AM
"You and the puppet go into the bathroom and splash cold water on each other's faces".

Seconded.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: orator on February 05, 2009, 06:20:42 AM
Don't know if this really counts, but I was pretty stoked to hear that Jon Glaser will be the guest next week. I really love his stand up (by himself and with Jon Benjamin) and wish he was more well known.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Julie on February 05, 2009, 08:57:55 AM
Julie, I think I work for the same government agency you do!

what are the letters of your agency? I mean, what are the letters of the part of the agency you work for? And do you work for an even smaller part with more letters?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on February 05, 2009, 09:14:50 AM
Don't know if this really counts, but I was pretty stoked to hear that Jon Glaser will be the guest next week. I really love his stand up (by himself and with Jon Benjamin) and wish he was more well known.

Jon Glaser's great. I think the reason he isn't more well known is because he almost always does characters. I used to see him at Tinkle all the time, and didn't know his name for months because he always came out as "Tiny Hands".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on February 05, 2009, 09:30:06 AM
I think Churchill's  "Good evening Mr. Scharpling" should be deposited into the opening segment immediately!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on February 05, 2009, 09:35:08 AM
Glaser is fantastic. I can't wait for next week's show!


I have the pleasure of hearing that Churchill impression on a regular basis. It cracks me up every time. Like to the point of crying. (I realize it's not THAT good but it really hits a nerve...)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Tedstud on February 05, 2009, 12:39:39 PM
Tom reference to "In a Jar" during that dudes bad Chewbacca impression was one of the single funniest Best Show moment in the last couple of years.  I was laughing out loud for the next 10 minutes at work.   My coworkers almost definitely think I'm insane now.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on February 06, 2009, 12:16:19 AM


a non sequitor - but

(http://6.media.tumblr.com/kmeF3Rsspjlttot5IppW69CMo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 06, 2009, 09:44:19 AM
Tom's impression of Z-Man getting "in the flesh" with Walley, the puppet.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: buffcoat on February 06, 2009, 11:01:35 AM
What is "In a Jar?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: MiddleBro on February 06, 2009, 11:12:42 AM
Hey Gang,
    It's The Z-Man, here.  Glad my call led to some enjoyment for you.  Remember, though, it's "Wally".  There's no "e" in there.  Anyways, I'm only listening to the rest of the show, now, having gone to bed shortly after my call ended, and I just gotta say, I'm even more disappointed than usual that I couldn't stay up for it, based on the topic/s.  I really enjoy doing impressions, a lot, and have a pretty good idea of what I consider the best day of my life.  To put in my two cents, however late, I would have to say that it would be the day that The H-Man came into my life.  That is all.  See ya later, FOT!


   -The Z-Man
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 06, 2009, 11:17:12 AM
jeepers, ive just been put in my place.

the day that The H-Man came into my life.

you and me both, Z-Man.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: MiddleBro on February 06, 2009, 11:49:09 AM
you and me both, Z-Man.

"That's sweet of you to say".  Anyways, on a side-note, I just checked a few different websites, and all list Tom Bergeron's birthday as May 6th, 1955.  You got me, Tom!


   -The Z-Man
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: reallynotclever on February 06, 2009, 01:32:55 PM
Great call Z-Man.  It was like you were pitching up batting practice for Tom to crush over the fence.  I still can't get the image of you & Wally in A dimly lit bathroom, splashing cold water in each others faces.  A ventriloquism version of Mickey Rourke in "The Wrestler".  Classic, I'm still laughing.  Check out A movie called "Dummy" (2002), starring Adrien Brody.  I think you'll like it, if you haven't already seen it.   
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: neilnumberman on February 06, 2009, 02:45:27 PM
Hey Gang,
    It's The Z-Man, here.  Glad my call led to some enjoyment for you.  Remember, though, it's "Wally".  There's no "e" in there.  Anyways, I'm only listening to the rest of the show, now, having gone to bed shortly after my call ended, and I just gotta say, I'm even more disappointed than usual that I couldn't stay up for it, based on the topic/s.  I really enjoy doing impressions, a lot, and have a pretty good idea of what I consider the best day of my life.  To put in my two cents, however late, I would have to say that it would be the day that The H-Man came into my life.  That is all.  See ya later, FOT!


   -The Z-Man
I'm sure if you're the first to call next week and contribute an impression and your GREATEST day ever, not only will Tom tolerate it but we'll have two weeks in a row where YOU started the show off. Think about it Z-Man!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on February 06, 2009, 03:42:00 PM
Since we are on the off topic, is it "Wackerman" or "Wackaman"? Just for the record. No matter how it's spelled, once you get that thing out of it's garbage bag, I think Wally could give Spike/Julie/Fredericks a run for their money.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on February 06, 2009, 05:17:40 PM
Dirty Ziggy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: andrew_in_bk on February 06, 2009, 06:01:17 PM
Just got through the podcast. Have to say, the Elvis Costello moment had me in stitches in a very public place. I had to stop. And rest. Good show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: MiddleBro on February 06, 2009, 08:13:28 PM
Since we are on the off topic, is it "Wackerman" or "Wackaman"? Just for the record. No matter how it's spelled, once you get that thing out of it's garbage bag, I think Wally could give Spike/Julie/Fredericks a run for their money.

I'm glad you asked.  It's actually neither.  My way of spelling Wally's surname is "Wackiman".  I also was thinking that the next call I make might actually made by Wally, instead.  Perhaps he could give a few bars of his personal rendition of that banjo classic, "Late To School".


   -The Z-Man
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: crumbum on February 06, 2009, 08:50:42 PM
When the caller who told the story of his wedding night 'best day ever' finished, I thought for sure Tom would say 'That's a very sweet story'. When he responded with 'GREATEST NIGHT EVER' through gritted teeth I lost it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on February 07, 2009, 02:56:37 PM
What is "In a Jar?"

Peanut butter.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mike_b on February 07, 2009, 03:00:19 PM
Julie, I think I work for the same government agency you do!

what are the letters of your agency? I mean, what are the letters of the part of the agency you work for? And do you work for an even smaller part with more letters?

SSA


Also, my favorite part was the Dinosaur Jr impression
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Tedstud on February 07, 2009, 04:17:31 PM
What is "In a Jar?"

Peanut butter.

If the question was serious, then its the Dinosaur Jr. song mentioned in the last show.  If it wasn't a serious question then fireflies.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jake from Memphis on February 08, 2009, 03:28:26 AM
Was listening to this podcast on a long subway ride home and laughing out loud like a creep.  Favorite line by far:

"Wally?  The Ro-but?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: bachwards on February 08, 2009, 05:52:09 PM
I enjoyed hearing Tom pick off James as well as his reaction to the rapidfire impressions at the end of the show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 09, 2009, 02:18:17 AM
James' absolute disappointment in Tom recognizing him was priceless.  and then his ho-hum hang up, "...i'll just try next week."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jake from Memphis on February 09, 2009, 11:20:35 AM
I think James's disappointment may have been the kind that one only experiences when they something is over.  Tom saying that he likes James ends the dynamic of the two being at war.  Just imagine what would happen if we tried that with US diplomacy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 09, 2009, 11:25:59 AM
it possibly would have hit James harder if Tom called him Jeremy, really throwing back the curtain.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: spacepope on February 09, 2009, 11:30:32 AM
I'm a little disappointed in myself. I told my story about Branson, Missouri. Tom brought up Yakov Smirnoff and I didn't do my Yakov impression! "In Communist Russia, impression does you!" Obviously this impression can change for any situation. That's the beauty.

Later in the show I was driving home and I had to pull over when Tom and Matt Fraction were talking about Dirty Ziggy, then I yelled at Tom for hanging up on Joey Levels again.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on February 09, 2009, 09:16:10 PM
Oh my god, Dirty Ziggy was the best thing ever.  There's also a quote from that conversation that was just priceless and that I can't remember because I forget pretty much everything these days.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on February 09, 2009, 09:19:04 PM
Why does Tom hate Joey Levels so?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on February 10, 2009, 09:56:33 PM
how incredibly fitting for the can of corn to have fallen DIRECTLY from the "top shelf" thanks to the grocery manager.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on February 10, 2009, 10:28:12 PM
sully + matsu + deerhoof.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: oilcantim on February 10, 2009, 11:06:05 PM
Oh Lord, but did "DracSearch" kill me.  Gosh golly.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sara from Chicago on February 10, 2009, 11:14:13 PM
"He's also known for being America's most violent firefighter."

And: bluh?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Kid Pain on February 10, 2009, 11:22:27 PM
sully's wait what destroyed me
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ben from wilmington on February 11, 2009, 12:29:04 PM
"i LIKE that song!"

But my favorite moment had to be when Tom dumped Chumbawumba atop the Psychedelic Sitting Room guy's insistence on respect.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on February 11, 2009, 01:17:01 PM
DracSearch and Tom's "bleh". And Google's striking vocal resemblance to Chris "Mad Dog" Russo.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Itslikeimsayin on February 11, 2009, 03:51:25 PM
"Puppets... Not muffins."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on February 11, 2009, 04:09:25 PM
Post-"Factory" revelation "WAIT...WHUTT??!!" by Chesley = laff fest
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Turf Out on February 11, 2009, 04:13:23 PM
Tom's "bleh"!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: birdleisure on February 11, 2009, 05:31:32 PM
Tom describing Mike on twitter as "Charles Bukowski trapped in the Matrix". Ha!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on February 11, 2009, 07:06:38 PM
"i LIKE that song!"

But my favorite moment had to be when Tom dumped Chumbawumba atop the Psychedelic Sitting Room guy's insistence on respect.

That guy was such a jerk!

Best line: "I'm not asking, I'm telling. Introduce it, and make it lively!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on February 11, 2009, 08:43:08 PM
"Cool is first word that popped into my mind when I heard you say Boonton, USA"

(http://www.worlddelights.com/images/roland/baby_corn_can.gif)

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Kim Kelly on February 12, 2009, 10:03:00 AM
"i LIKE that song!"

But my favorite moment had to be when Tom dumped Chumbawumba atop the Psychedelic Sitting Room guy's insistence on respect.

That guy was such a jerk!

Best line: "I'm not asking, I'm telling. Introduce it, and make it lively!"

I loved that!

Also, Google's voice really made me laugh for some reason. So dumb, but so funny.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yesno on February 12, 2009, 10:20:21 AM
"i LIKE that song!"

But my favorite moment had to be when Tom dumped Chumbawumba atop the Psychedelic Sitting Room guy's insistence on respect.

A Chumbawumba soundalike, actually!  I need to know how to get a hold of soundalike recordings.  I'd really like a soundalike version of Bush's "Everything Zen."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 12, 2009, 10:28:21 AM
the psychedelic sitting room guy was annoying.  learn your place, son.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iforgotmymantra on February 12, 2009, 09:03:43 PM
"but six months in.. blurgh"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on February 13, 2009, 08:52:10 AM
"Love-makers Fortnightly"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mcphee from the forum on February 13, 2009, 09:14:18 AM
This is from last week, but I liked it when that guy told the story about not recognizing Paul from Beatlemania in Branson, MO.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: SexyAnkles on February 13, 2009, 09:16:11 AM
A.C. Newman gets much love from WFMU...and deservedly so.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 13, 2009, 09:50:37 AM
the guy from boonton, nj with kids for cigarettes.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on February 13, 2009, 01:12:44 PM
"i LIKE that song!"

But my favorite moment had to be when Tom dumped Chumbawumba atop the Psychedelic Sitting Room guy's insistence on respect.

I knew Tom was going to play something else but when Tubthumping came on it was even better than I had hoped.  It didn't quite sound like Chumbawumba though?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 13, 2009, 01:23:26 PM
Also, Google's voice really made me laugh for some reason. So dumb, but so funny.

it made best for the answer to question, "...if i were dracula, i'd bite SO MANY necks!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ben from wilmington on February 13, 2009, 06:08:28 PM
"i LIKE that song!"

But my favorite moment had to be when Tom dumped Chumbawumba atop the Psychedelic Sitting Room guy's insistence on respect.

I knew Tom was going to play something else but when Tubthumping came on it was even better than I had hoped.  It didn't quite sound like Chumbawumba though?

yesno pointed out that it was a chumbawumba soundalike. soundalike or not, that was a choice maneuver. i like tom.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on February 14, 2009, 05:46:26 AM
"i LIKE that song!"

But my favorite moment had to be when Tom dumped Chumbawumba atop the Psychedelic Sitting Room guy's insistence on respect.

I knew Tom was going to play something else but when Tubthumping came on it was even better than I had hoped.  It didn't quite sound like Chumbawumba though?

yesno pointed out that it was a chumbawumba soundalike. soundalike or not, that was a choice maneuver. i like tom.

That was a great move.  I was hoping for "Only Time Will Tell" by Asia, but a Chumbawamba sound-alike was the curveball of all curveballs. 

Pay your dues, Psychedelic Sitting Room.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Bryan on February 14, 2009, 01:10:50 PM
Last week, Tom's curt dismissal of the Psychedelic Sitting Room guy kind of bummed me out - it seemed unnecessarily mean. But, then, this week, it became clear that Tom was right, and I was wrong. That kid was a jerk, and got what was coming to him.

I also liked, "Back in those days, my material was mostly X-rated fare."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete from oz on February 14, 2009, 08:57:40 PM
Tap tap tap tap tap tap bleh
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: franks. on February 15, 2009, 06:57:31 PM
"i LIKE that song!"

But my favorite moment had to be when Tom dumped Chumbawumba atop the Psychedelic Sitting Room guy's insistence on respect.

I knew Tom was going to play something else but when Tubthumping came on it was even better than I had hoped.  It didn't quite sound like Chumbawumba though?

Never have I been so happy to hear Chumbawumba.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on February 16, 2009, 04:19:58 AM
Gooogle:  "Lemme look that up!"

DracSearch.com: "Bleeeeeh!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on February 17, 2009, 12:01:39 PM
Oh, and I forgot to mention (because I didn't hear it the first time I listened) at the beginning of the show when Tom noticed a pair of socks on the desk.


And then Mike took the socks, claiming he could use them.

PRICELESS!!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on February 17, 2009, 12:21:43 PM
Oh, and I forgot to mention (because I didn't hear it the first time I listened) at the beginning of the show when Tom noticed a pair of socks on the desk.


And then Mike took the socks, claiming he could use them.

PRICELESS!!!

In the chat, Mike claimed he was going to try and sell them to the vintage clothing store featured in The Wrestler.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 17, 2009, 12:22:49 PM
"...i'm just bein' Sully."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spalding on February 17, 2009, 02:01:26 PM
Tom describing Mike on twitter as "Charles Bukowski trapped in the Matrix". Ha!

And the follow-up, describing it as "One man's collapse"  - a possible new name for The Mike Show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Alvaro from GM on February 17, 2009, 02:09:14 PM
And the follow-up, describing it as "One man's collapse"  - a possible new name for The Mike Show.

I don't like it....  I LOVE IT!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: not that James on February 18, 2009, 09:47:07 AM
During the opening Spike call:

"You sit back, you relax, maybe open a, uh, uh, uh, a nice, uh, I don't know, do you have anything to open, even, in your place? Anything closed?"


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on February 18, 2009, 10:00:19 AM
During the opening Spike call:

"You sit back, you relax, maybe open a, uh, uh, uh, a nice, uh, I don't know, do you have anything to open, even, in your place? Anything closed?"




Hilarious!  Also, very nice Hello Cthulu icon there. 

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on February 18, 2009, 10:13:26 AM
Hey, I am just now listening to the archives. I swear I think that the caller in the opening pre-show GOMP replay was Fredericks; it doesn't sound like him at first, but there's something in the gargling quality of his voice just prior to his denouement that made the hairs on the back of my head go up, just like when I hear a growling dog or the Fredericks soundboard.

Congratulations to all the winners. I can't believe I am already able to type that.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on February 18, 2009, 10:44:12 AM
Oh, Dave.

(This is, I think, my third "Oh, [somebody]" post.  Irritating of me.)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pidgeon on February 18, 2009, 12:31:47 PM
"This is Zach G, you look like Artie Lang" or something like that
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on February 18, 2009, 12:45:30 PM
Oh, Dave.

(This is, I think, my third "Oh, [somebody]" post.  Irritating of me.)

I don't get it. But that's so often true. Like the Best Show award I didn't get.

Just kidding. On the outside.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Omar on February 18, 2009, 12:49:55 PM
Oh, Dave.

(This is, I think, my third "Oh, [somebody]" post.  Irritating of me.)

I don't get it. But that's so often true. Like the Best Show award I didn't get.

Just kidding. On the outside.

I think Sarah was trying to say, "Come on, Dave! That was Hesh! A 4' 5" midget doing a dance thing or whatever!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: not that James on February 18, 2009, 04:25:20 PM
During the opening Spike call:

"You sit back, you relax, maybe open a, uh, uh, uh, a nice, uh, I don't know, do you have anything to open, even, in your place? Anything closed?"




Hilarious!  Also, very nice Hello Cthulu icon there. 



That's very sweet of you to say.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on February 18, 2009, 04:38:31 PM
I can not wait to hear Tom get frustrated with a caller, and as just before hanging up, he loudly exclaims "DISMISSED".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Chris L on February 18, 2009, 05:22:26 PM
"Pranks on the march!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Gregory on February 18, 2009, 06:13:03 PM
Tom describing himself as "Lenny Bruce on Steroids"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ben from wilmington on February 18, 2009, 06:39:53 PM
Last night's show was lightning speed. So much going on.
8 p.m. hit, I did a whirl, and Rob Tyner was singing into 11 o'clock.
Wow it was magic. Excellent show, and great job everyone.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on February 18, 2009, 08:57:28 PM
So many great moments, such a great show, even though I personally keep getting heaved ho. I can only say I go in with the best intentions!

I mostly just have to say to Sarah that I'm very sorry I stepped on your toes in being Trembling Eagle's proxy! If I had seen that you were set to call for that same purpose, I never would've done it. My mistake!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on February 18, 2009, 09:35:38 PM
The last three minutes of the show was riveting, and the climactic "Oh, and the winner is Joe Paterno" was just perfect.  I burst into applause. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on February 19, 2009, 08:24:09 AM
Tom: That's very sweet of you to say, H-Man
H-Man: Well, it's all true, Mi M M M, Tom

*************************************

Did the H-Man think he was on the Mike Show? And who won the Mike Show awards? I am pulling for "Spike".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on February 19, 2009, 08:54:15 AM
Tom: That's very sweet of you to say, H-Man
H-Man: Well, it's all true, Mi M M M, Tom

*************************************

Did the H-Man think he was on the Mike Show? And who won the Mike Show awards? I am pulling for "Spike".

Larry the Perv won every single award. It was like Titanic but with porn and cheap liquor.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 19, 2009, 09:43:28 AM
according to mike, larry the perv cleaned up at the awards.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Mr. Science on February 19, 2009, 08:38:32 PM
Tom: That's very sweet of you to say, H-Man
H-Man: Well, it's all true, Mi M M M, Tom

*************************************

Did the H-Man think he was on the Mike Show? And who won the Mike Show awards? I am pulling for "Spike".

H-man - why else go back to that dead horse?

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: sushi cowboy on February 19, 2009, 10:40:35 PM
"It's like Christmas morning. Oh, it's like Christmas morning. That was like Christmas morning. I never timed one better. I don't think I ever timed one of those better than that one." - Tom after hanging up on Greg of Psychedelic Sitting Room at the opportune moment.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dania on February 20, 2009, 03:14:28 AM
Tom's "bleh"!

on being completely self indulgent, here i go

Maybe I'll see some of yez there..???? 
COOL














BLE!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on February 20, 2009, 09:47:30 AM
"Pranks on the march!"

Just started listening to the podcast and I'm already dying.

"First they came for the standups, and I said nothing"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 20, 2009, 10:47:16 AM
"It's like Christmas morning. Oh, it's like Christmas morning. That was like Christmas morning. I never timed one better. I don't think I ever timed one of those better than that one." - Tom after hanging up on Greg of Psychedelic Sitting Room at the opportune moment.

not only am i nearly as giddy as Tom when he does that, but it was even sweeter when it played out exactly how i wanted it.  i hope greg plays the odds and calls back again. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JamesU on February 20, 2009, 07:48:53 PM
I don't know if this has been asked before but is there any chance of getting the guest clip montage posted? Those were all so amazing and it seems like a shame for all of Dorvid's work to go unheard. Post it!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on February 20, 2009, 09:05:17 PM
Frank from Weehawken pulling a Big Baby Jesus.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 20, 2009, 09:28:57 PM
oh, frank....
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Big Plastic Head on February 21, 2009, 11:32:51 AM
FINALLY got to hear the awards show. HUGE W.

I loved Spike winning best dismissal, then calling in for his acceptance "speech", and getting dismissed.

I loved Toms speedy impersonations of the all the nominees in the best guest category (especially Ted Leo) and then Tom getting down on himself for offending his friends.

And Ted Leo's "acceptance speech" call. Is it just me or does he seem like the nicest guy? Also he mentioned something about someone "documenting" the creation of "The World is in the Turlet" when they were recording it. Anyone know about this? Photos? Video? I am curious as to what kind of documentation went down during of one of the greatest moments in radio history.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on February 21, 2009, 11:45:42 AM
My favorite part of this week's show was the announcement of a BRAND NEW BEST SHOW PODCAST!!!!

WOW I CAN'T WAIT!!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on February 21, 2009, 12:08:04 PM
Is it just me or does he seem like the nicest guy?

It's not just you.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ben from wilmington on February 21, 2009, 01:02:04 PM
Is it just me or does he seem like the nicest guy?

It's not just you.

True, he's a sincerely solid human being. Nice as can be. I met him around 1999 or 2000. It was a brief meeting. Saw him an entire year later and he remembered my name. Just a good guy, pleased to meet you.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: cas-vik on February 22, 2009, 10:44:14 AM
Aww the podcast gets cut off.  I thought the awards show ended in a blizzard of misery with no best call winner.

Eww boy.  It was very clearly there.  My fault entirely.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on February 22, 2009, 04:02:14 PM
I don't know if this has been asked before but is there any chance of getting the guest clip montage posted? Those were all so amazing and it seems like a shame for all of Dorvid's work to go unheard. Post it!

Thanks.  There's no way the Best Guest clip montage would have been half as entertaining as Tom's celebrity impressions and subsequent meltdown, so I was more than fine with it not getting played.  The only thing I was bummed about was over-cranking the Skid Row song during Omar's tribute, a mistake I didn't have time to fix as I finished it about 10 minutes before the show started.

But to answer your question, I think the Best Guest montage will be in Omar's next recap.  If it isn't, PM me.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spalding on February 23, 2009, 10:20:03 AM
Tom's giggle/shout, followed with "IT'S LIKE IT'S A CELEBRITY!!!" when John from South Carolina revealed himself as the originator of "Go shop for a coffin."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Chris L on February 23, 2009, 11:26:28 AM
Tom's giggle/shout, followed with "IT'S LIKE IT'S A CELEBRITY!!!" when John from South Carolina revealed himself as the originator of "Go shop for a coffin."

More like a returning hero.  He's a regular Sullen Sullenberger. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 23, 2009, 12:03:03 PM
My favorite part of this week's show was the announcement of a BRAND NEW BEST SHOW PODCAST!!!!

WOW I CAN'T WAIT!!!

so...who's doing it?  and do we know if it will be in english?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: moonshake on February 23, 2009, 12:22:08 PM
Best Show Gems: http://wfmu.org/playlists/BD
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on February 23, 2009, 12:45:20 PM
My favorite part of this week's show was the announcement of a BRAND NEW BEST SHOW PODCAST!!!!

WOW I CAN'T WAIT!!!

I'm excited because it might actually help me convince friends to listen to the show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Alvaro from GM on February 23, 2009, 01:16:31 PM
My favorite part of this week's show was the announcement of a BRAND NEW BEST SHOW PODCAST!!!!

WOW I CAN'T WAIT!!!

I'm excited because it might actually help me convince friends to listen to the show.

Here's hoping.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on February 23, 2009, 08:25:31 PM
I'd forgotten about it until the awards show, but Zach Galifianakis's laugh when Trembling Eagle announces himself as Trembling Eagle is great.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on February 24, 2009, 12:42:31 PM
Favorite part of last show was actually Tom saying:

"WHAAAAT...to quote Darth Vader."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Geoff Johnston on February 24, 2009, 05:09:20 PM
The only thing I was bummed about was over-cranking the Skid Row song during Omar's tribute...

Are you kidding me?  That was brilliant.  Buh-rill-yunt.  I totally thought it was intentional and banged my head accordingly.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on February 25, 2009, 06:29:51 AM
Lots of laughs in last night's show, but my favorite had to be:

FMU, you're on the air.
Heeeeeelllllloooooooo Patton. (creepy laugh)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: orator on February 25, 2009, 07:14:57 AM
Mike's lil' Herzog titles.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on February 25, 2009, 09:21:07 AM
Mike pulling the "I gotta get outta here" bit, along with the Lil' titles.

Also, the worst was Tom and Patton going on about Eisner at a comicon. That seriously depressed the shit out of me since last night. And even though funny, they were laughing way too hard at it considering how true their jokes really were. Ugh.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on February 25, 2009, 10:12:13 AM
Tied for first for me:

King of Queens scheduled to be on when you wake up from a nap.

Lil' Fitzcarraldo.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: buffcoat on February 25, 2009, 10:49:42 AM
I liked the Popper interview.  Every once in awhile, it's good to mix in a more reserved Brit-style comedian.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on February 25, 2009, 10:58:44 AM
Last night was packed with laughs but Todd Barry slipping in at the end was great.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: samir on February 25, 2009, 11:05:11 AM
Last night was packed with laughs but Todd Barry slipping in at the end was great.

"You guys power-zinged me!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on February 25, 2009, 11:32:01 AM
Many, many gems in this one. But if I had to pick, I couldn't stop laughing at the David Crosby/yacht discussion.

My 2-year-old's favorite moment was the theme song, because as soon as it came on she yelled, "Daddy, dance!" and hopped around like a maniac.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: A.M. Thomas on February 25, 2009, 11:36:40 AM
So many gems from last night.  But not when Tom didn't get a Spagett! reference...







(http://spagett.com/spagett.gif)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: pinky on February 25, 2009, 12:07:49 PM
"so jeepers is your blimey"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sveden on February 25, 2009, 03:43:34 PM
Best "Best Show" I've ever heard.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: A.M. Thomas on February 25, 2009, 03:49:16 PM
Lil' Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on February 25, 2009, 03:53:07 PM
The idea of Patton being rendered sterile by Spike's laugh.








And also, he called me a sweetheart.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Stupornaut on February 25, 2009, 04:08:01 PM
I was sorely tempted to call when they were in the middle of that Jeff Dunham rant and try talking about Hall and Oates, but I didn't want to ruin their spectacular tirade.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: todd on February 26, 2009, 01:34:24 AM
I love the atomic bomb Todd Barry dropped on Jason Woliner at the last second. Just the way he snuck it in. LOVED IT.

I feel kinda cheeseball fawning over the show, but sweet mother of god Tom is on a roll lately. The last few months have been really, REALLY good.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on February 26, 2009, 04:25:51 AM
So many gems from last night.  But not when Tom didn't get a Spagett! reference...







([url]http://spagett.com/spagett.gif[/url])


he he Spooked ya ...
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on February 26, 2009, 05:00:50 AM
Dancing with the Predators, Predator My Ride
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jason w. on February 26, 2009, 10:56:57 AM
I love the atomic bomb Todd Barry dropped on Jason Woliner at the last second. Just the way he snuck it in. LOVED IT.

It was a pretty good zing. The assault continued over text messages for about 45 minutes afterwards.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from canada on February 27, 2009, 12:25:47 AM
Just chiming in to say Patton was WRONG! And that's the only time I'll ever be able to say that. Proof is published by Image, not Dynamite. Also I work on Proof as of issue 18. Which is out the last Wednesday of March. Buy it! I will! And Patton! Probably will! Too!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on February 27, 2009, 10:14:36 AM
I love the birlliancy of the villian created on election night who gets his iPod stolen and is forced to stew his emotions for the longest time until his master plan can come to fruition.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 27, 2009, 11:14:42 AM
when Tim called in (assuming it was real) was bogus and in such bad taste.  if it wasnt real, well, i was too uncomfortable to get the joke. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Denim Gremlin on February 27, 2009, 11:58:31 AM
when Tim called in (assuming it was real) was bogus and in such bad taste.  if it wasnt real, well, i was too uncomfortable to get the joke. 

how could that possibly not be a joke?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pidgeon on February 27, 2009, 12:36:07 PM
"Shark harasses people"

"Doug is miserable"

I lost it!  :D



Also, is this the first time Tom has ever said "Wurster" on the air?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sveden on February 27, 2009, 12:39:06 PM
Actually this was my favorite part of the show.

Patton singing (http://sveden.tumblr.com/post/82049249/oh-my-darling) the Aluminum Container Manufacturer's Assoc theme song.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Kim Kelly on February 27, 2009, 12:41:12 PM
Yeah, the beginning of that Tim call was 8 Chuck & Bucks out 10. But then it was clear what was going on, and many laffs ensued.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TacoSmith on February 27, 2009, 12:43:33 PM
The special edition DVD of The Big Lebowski that include a copy of Army of Darkness.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 27, 2009, 12:48:08 PM
when Tim called in (assuming it was real) was bogus and in such bad taste.  if it wasnt real, well, i was too uncomfortable to get the joke. 

how could that possibly not be a joke?

im not familiar enough with tim and eric to know when he would be kidding. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Pete Velcro on February 27, 2009, 01:27:39 PM
The best part of the show was that I got turned on to about nine awesome new things: Popper's book (which I was vaguely aware of), Allan Partridge, Proof...etc.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on February 27, 2009, 01:48:20 PM
when Tim called in (assuming it was real) was bogus and in such bad taste.  if it wasnt real, well, i was too uncomfortable to get the joke. 

how could that possibly not be a joke?

im not familiar enough with tim and eric to know when he would be kidding. 


Tim Heidecker is kidding about 95% of the time I think. :)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Itslikeimsayin on February 27, 2009, 01:48:29 PM
"Little Juarez Town"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 27, 2009, 01:51:18 PM
when Tim called in (assuming it was real) was bogus and in such bad taste.  if it wasnt real, well, i was too uncomfortable to get the joke. 

how could that possibly not be a joke?

im not familiar enough with tim and eric to know when he would be kidding. 


Tim Heidecker is kidding about 95% of the time I think. :)

i imagine this would be true.  okay, i now understand the stink of lame from my first comment.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Ike on February 27, 2009, 02:22:55 PM
when Tim called in (assuming it was real) was bogus and in such bad taste.  if it wasnt real, well, i was too uncomfortable to get the joke. 

how could that possibly not be a joke?

im not familiar enough with tim and eric to know when he would be kidding. 


Tim Heidecker is kidding about 95% of the time I think. :)

i imagine this would be true.  okay, i now understand the stink of lame from my first comment.

Didn't you hear the Tim and Eric call form a few years ago?  They were calling from a hotel in Kalamazoo (represent!) and it was ridiculous. 

I believe Tim and Eric's Awesome Show....is the greatest thing ever, of all times, on TV.  EVER.  I have yet to find any worth or value in any of their interviews, either print, audio, or visually. 

But that show?  Get outta here.  The best. 

Ike
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on February 28, 2009, 04:48:28 AM
Ike, you're my new Pep Pep.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Ike on February 28, 2009, 02:32:34 PM
Ike, you're my new Pep Pep.

OH MAMMA!   OH MAMMA! 

Seriously, I tried very, very hard to explain the show to a friend last night.  I. Could. Not. Do. It. 

Absurd, I guess?  Where do you go from there? 

Rollo Tony Brown Town
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on February 28, 2009, 05:22:53 PM
such a great, quick and punchy Wurster call this week, too. I especially liked the onomatopoeia of "jzheuuught!" - the sound of pants being ripped off, bahah, and also how darren is in charge of "aqua-sitions". s'gold!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Alvaro from GM on February 28, 2009, 06:41:23 PM
Ike, you're my new Pep Pep.

OH MAMMA!   OH MAMMA! 

Seriously, I tried very, very hard to explain the show to a friend last night.  I. Could. Not. Do. It. 

Absurd, I guess?  Where do you go from there? 

Rollo Tony Brown Town

I always explain that it's comedy comes mainly from editing as opposed to writing.  Almost like editing slapstick.

"Shark harasses people"

"Doug is miserable"

I lost it!  :D



Also, is this the first time Tom has ever said "Wurster" on the air?

William Wurster the architect?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on February 28, 2009, 07:30:26 PM
William Wurster the architect?



hahahah nicely done.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wurster
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on February 28, 2009, 08:35:55 PM
I believe Tim and Eric's Awesome Show....is the greatest thing ever, of all times, on TV.  EVER.  I have yet to find any worth or value in any of their interviews, either print, audio, or visually. 
Ike


Forgive the tangent, but I'm guessing you didn't see them on Poolside Chats w/ Neil Hamburger, which KILLED ME.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYs39BCuJmc[/youtube]
Part 1
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Trembling Eagle on February 28, 2009, 08:59:43 PM



Also, is this the first time Tom has ever said "Wurster" on the air?

something about that stood out to me too
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on March 01, 2009, 02:00:38 PM
Also, is this the first time Tom has ever said "Wurster" on the air?

No.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on March 03, 2009, 11:56:57 PM
What a great night for the Show!

Got to meet my heroes while phonebanking...and to be candid, The Best Show Universe is VERY, VERY REAL! Mike, Laurie from Miami, Kid Jersey, Philly Boy, Terre T...all incredibly approachable and totally cool. I'm still shaking -- AN INCREDIBLE EVENING!!!

LET'S DO IT AGAIN NEXT WEEK!

(Great talking to Hugman + DaveFKnox on the phone)
(& spoke to Twitterkins!!!)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 04, 2009, 12:12:50 AM
jealous!




*except for hugman, we're already tight.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Big Plastic Head on March 04, 2009, 01:18:53 AM
What a great night for the Show!

Got to meet my heroes while phonebanking...and to be candid, The Best Show Universe is VERY, VERY REAL! Mike, Laurie from Miami, Kid Jersey, Philly Boy, Terre T...all incredibly approachable and totally cool. I'm still shaking -- AN INCREDIBLE EVENING!!!

LET'S DO IT AGAIN NEXT WEEK!

(Great talking to Hugman + DaveFKnox on the phone)
(& spoke to Twitterkins!!!)

And I spoke to YOU!!! Thanks, Yellow Chair!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on March 04, 2009, 06:42:53 AM
What a great night for the Show!

Got to meet my heroes while phonebanking...and to be candid, The Best Show Universe is VERY, VERY REAL! Mike, Laurie from Miami, Kid Jersey, Philly Boy, Terre T...all incredibly approachable and totally cool. I'm still shaking -- AN INCREDIBLE EVENING!!!

LET'S DO IT AGAIN NEXT WEEK!

(Great talking to Hugman + DaveFKnox on the phone)
(& spoke to Twitterkins!!!)

And I spoke to YOU!!! Thanks, Yellow Chair!

Yes, speaking to the Yellow Chair was awesome, although I think he forgot to ask me which "device" I wanted to have included in my prize pack.

MFK had a very good first night, by the way, all things considered. She's a giant fan of the morphine pump. Thanks for everyone thinking about her.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on March 04, 2009, 07:39:39 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTrNjngQoi8[/youtube]

The Unofficial 2009 Marathon Theme Video
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: SexyAnkles on March 04, 2009, 09:22:41 AM
Was there much content in the show other than pledge related?  I was only able to tune in for a short time around when I pledged and all I heard was pledge talk, and the start of a conv with Philly Boy Roy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 04, 2009, 10:30:52 AM
tom spends a lot of time thanking people, which is a plus, guests walk in, he plays tracks from stuff he's giving away, gets everyone riled up to call in and hand over their hard-earned money even though they have families to feed and bills to pay and they owe the government.

but in the end...TOM WINS! and you feel good about it all.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on March 04, 2009, 12:35:19 PM
Was there much content in the show other than pledge related?  I was only able to tune in for a short time around when I pledged and all I heard was pledge talk, and the start of a conv with Philly Boy Roy.

not really. the marathon shows are almost strictly Tom asking for pledges and thanking people.  I don't remember last year even having any bits like the PBR stuff, but I could be wrong. 

But it's still worth it for some great gems he comes up with riffing on people's comments like the "I haaaaaaate that guy" Kevin Smith stuff last nite.  Also, I'm pretty sure he called a dude Honey.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Omar on March 04, 2009, 12:47:28 PM
Was there much content in the show other than pledge related?  I was only able to tune in for a short time around when I pledged and all I heard was pledge talk, and the start of a conv with Philly Boy Roy.


not really. the marathon shows are almost strictly Tom asking for pledges and thanking people.  I don't remember last year even having any bits like the PBR stuff, but I could be wrong. 


Bryce called last year while under the influence of a "Reggae Rage."

http://www.recidivism.org/2008/03/positive_vibration.html
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dotmap on March 04, 2009, 12:56:57 PM
Last night Hatch had a hard time pronouncing Menands where I'm from and Tom's response was amazing. The initial "MENNEN..." was hilarious, and then he of course followed it with "by Mennen". I had the jingle stuck in my head so I had to look it up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1lXTNVp4IY&eurl=http://www.bymennen.com/2007/12/my-favorite-jingle.html
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Big Plastic Head on March 04, 2009, 01:11:26 PM
Also, I'm pretty sure he called a dude Honey.

I think I heard that too.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on March 04, 2009, 01:31:55 PM
Was there much content in the show other than pledge related?  I was only able to tune in for a short time around when I pledged and all I heard was pledge talk, and the start of a conv with Philly Boy Roy.

not really. the marathon shows are almost strictly Tom asking for pledges and thanking people.  I don't remember last year even having any bits like the PBR stuff, but I could be wrong. 

But it's still worth it for some great gems he comes up with riffing on people's comments like the "I haaaaaaate that guy" Kevin Smith stuff last nite.  Also, I'm pretty sure he called a dude Honey.

Ted Leo has confirmed via Twitter that he will be making another in-studio appearance (along with some other as-yet-unnamed guests) during next week's show, so there's that to look forward to. Also, there's the suspense of whether Tom will be able to top this week's amazing pledge total. It seems pretty daunting, but I remember thinking the same thing after last year's $40,000 first week show and the second show topped it.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erechoveraker on March 04, 2009, 02:18:18 PM
Tom can do it. WE can do it. Huzzah and stuff.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Kid Pain on March 04, 2009, 02:39:23 PM
There was a "Thank You Samuel" said with end of show amped up clenched teeth that killed me.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on March 04, 2009, 02:53:09 PM
Last night Hatch had a hard time pronouncing Menands where I'm from and Tom's response was amazing. The initial "MENNEN..." was hilarious, and then he of course followed it with "by Mennen". I had the jingle stuck in my head so I had to look it up:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1lXTNVp4IY&eurl=http://www.bymennen.com/2007/12/my-favorite-jingle.html[/url]


Hatch read my pledge as Joel from Los Angeles, which was boring, but it ain't about me (I guess).

Speaking of the Mennen jingle, I've heard tell that Steven Wright once went to the composers of that jingle and had them compose one for him, the lyrics of which were "Steven Wright" in a short melodic staccato burst.  Kind of hard to convey with the written word.

ALSO, we have Tom singing whatever epic rocker he chose for this year at the end of next week's show.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on March 04, 2009, 02:55:52 PM
Last night Hatch had a hard time pronouncing Menands where I'm from and Tom's response was amazing. The initial "MENNEN..." was hilarious, and then he of course followed it with "by Mennen". I had the jingle stuck in my head so I had to look it up:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1lXTNVp4IY&eurl=http://www.bymennen.com/2007/12/my-favorite-jingle.html[/url]


Hatch read my pledge as Joel from Los Angeles, which was boring, but it ain't about me (I guess).

Speaking of the Mennen jingle, I've heard tell that Steven Wright once went to the composers of that jingle and had them compose one for him, the lyrics of which were "Steven Wright" in a short melodic staccato burst.  Kind of hard to convey with the written word.

ALSO, we have Tom singing whatever epic rocker he chose for this year at the end of next week's show.




Actually, he won't sing the song until the Marathon finale, which happens on Sunday night. Clarifying just so there are no dashed expectations.

Hatch actually read my comment along with my pledge. I don't think that happened last year, though I can't be sure.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on March 04, 2009, 04:05:34 PM
oh, thanks. there would have definitely been dashing.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: bobby. on March 04, 2009, 04:28:12 PM

Actually, he won't sing the song until the Marathon finale, which happens on Sunday night. Clarifying just so there are no dashed expectations.


Take A Chance was on the show last year though!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jouster on March 05, 2009, 03:49:28 AM
L.A. Woman was Tom's song last year.  Take a Chance on Me was bonus.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on March 05, 2009, 05:20:54 AM
Worst thing about last night's show:  it was only 3 hours, instead of ETERNAL.

Best part:  Giving.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 05, 2009, 10:35:10 AM
Hatch read my pledge as Joel from Los Angeles, which was boring, but it ain't about me (I guess).

no worries, hugman- same thing happened to me.  i signed it, iAmBaronVonTito, but was read, "Leah from tempe, AZ"...a small defeat, but i felt good knowing i gave.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: daveB from Oakland on March 05, 2009, 11:59:02 AM
Best part of the Marathon show: Learning that "Kid Jersey" will be singing one of the tracks on the Ram tribute.

I've been a deadbeat, non-donating listener for a while now, but goshdarn it, Tom made it impossible not to donate this year. I'm signed up for the MirthMusicMayhem package, yessirree.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: namethebats on March 05, 2009, 01:38:51 PM

Actually, he won't sing the song until the Marathon finale, which happens on Sunday night. Clarifying just so there are no dashed expectations.


Take A Chance was on the show last year though!

And there was the "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" duet with Ted Leo the year before, which I think is the first full show I ever listened to.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Alvaro from GM on March 05, 2009, 01:53:02 PM
My quote was read all wrong.   I pledged to stop the name of FMU from being changed to WF"Nem"U.  The guy on the phone didn't know what I was talking about and I had to spell it.

Best part of the show: Philly Boy Roy finally in New Bridge.  I wonder if he's going to stay to finally support his electorate.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: moonshake on March 05, 2009, 02:03:54 PM
On the March 4 Seven Second Delay, Tom pledges several times just to torment Andy Breckman. It's great. Everyone should check that episode out. http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/30571
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on March 05, 2009, 02:16:49 PM
Agreed, moonshake. I've listened to it twice! Very entertaining. Andy was in top defeated form. And Ken & Andy trying to one-up Tom's Ram tribute was hilarious too.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spike on March 05, 2009, 05:34:44 PM
I heard that someone gave a pledge in my honor.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on March 05, 2009, 09:23:04 PM
Agreed, moonshake. I've listened to it twice! Very entertaining. Andy was in top defeated form. And Ken & Andy trying to one-up Tom's Ram tribute was hilarious too.

I was actually randomly like, "Bleh, Maybe I'll check out Seven Second Delay"..... it was the first time I listened to the show, and Tom's pledge notes were pretty funny.  I didn't love Andy and Ken, though. Ken was talking about Monk a lot, too, which was making me nervous because it was being spoken of on the air!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: buffcoat on March 05, 2009, 10:34:57 PM


I was actually randomly like, "Bleh, Maybe I'll check out Seven Second Delay DracSearch."


Fixed!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jimmy on March 05, 2009, 10:51:07 PM
I didn't love Andy and Ken, though. Ken was talking about Monk a lot, too, which was making me nervous because it was being spoken of on the air!

I think this is Ken trying to get people to pledge as much as possible during the soaking period without feeling guilty.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spike on March 06, 2009, 01:53:09 PM
The best part of the show was Philly Boy Toy helped Tom beg and grovel for funds.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: B_Buster on March 06, 2009, 03:23:48 PM
Jesus, now I feel sorry for Philly Boy Roy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: buffcoat on March 06, 2009, 04:29:27 PM
Clearly things are getting worse.  All this bad economic news and now this.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on March 07, 2009, 11:13:52 PM


I was actually randomly like, "Bleh, Maybe I'll check out Seven Second Delay DracSearch."



Fixed!


hahah.
I DID check it out.....and it's now my new google. It's way easier to type, also.



Buuuut, you know what's my favvvvourite site, in theee whooolle worrrrrrld?
:

http://www.geocities.com/`bbutler.l42/`tilda`thewordthethewordthe.72bb/?.questionquestionmark/allnightburgerparty/slashthehotoilHOTcaps/hat.dot/\/front/lowerwordlowercase.html/theletterhtthelettermlword.htm

And then you go onto that site and then you get the second part.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Shaggy 2 Grote on March 09, 2009, 11:01:25 AM
From marathon show #1:

"Who doesn't want to talk to a blogger?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: SexyAnkles on March 09, 2009, 04:13:23 PM
Is there any place to see pics or video from inside the studio during the marathon?  I would love to see everyone lined up at the phones chanting "Tom is a Queen".
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on March 09, 2009, 04:45:16 PM
Is there any place to see pics or video from inside the studio during the marathon?  I would love to see everyone lined up at the phones chanting "Tom is a Queen".
A documentary crew was in the phone room and studio during the show, so I'm sure some sort of footage will turn up somewhere...sometime...
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on March 09, 2009, 06:20:42 PM
Here are some photos from last week's marathon show:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdalton/sets/72157614805045088/

If you look around, you can find pictures from past marathons, including the 2003 marathon show Tom did on an exercise bike.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 10, 2009, 10:24:18 PM
From marathon show #1:

"Who doesn't want to talk to a blogger?"

'this guy's the reason your band got dropped'
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on March 10, 2009, 11:10:50 PM
Elton John cover. I was choked up.

Oh, and "WOT!?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on March 11, 2009, 12:40:10 AM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3580/3345487979_8c1d401f7c_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3347/3346322454_27c1d69459_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3352/3345488019_6bc8d18d0c_o.jpg)

Everything.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: masterofsparks on March 11, 2009, 06:22:30 AM
Was it just me or did PFT seem to enjoy scolding someone else's toilet mouth just a little too much?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 11, 2009, 08:06:30 AM
([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ThWCQsU-awE/SbdAKW2KD7I/AAAAAAAAATE/vLxJx_sYjJE/s1600/HodgmanandI.jpg[/url])
([url]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ThWCQsU-awE/SbdAKnr7xhI/AAAAAAAAATM/7arvtOjqsfE/s1600/SCHARPLING.JPG[/url])

Everything.


Talking to 'The Yellow Chair' (albeit briefly) was cool.

Also I very much enjoyed the musical performances.

Finally, all the pictures from inside the studio of Tom in his Judge Smails get-up and other people with FOT sailor hats (Kim Kelly who I believe is Laurie from Miami linked to these from the chat) were a nice supplement to the audio.

I'd post a link myself but I didn't bookmark it.  Although it looks like The Yellow Chair has posted some just now.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sarah on March 11, 2009, 09:09:47 AM
John Hodgman is very fetching indeed in his sailor hat.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 11, 2009, 11:50:24 AM
John Hodgman is very fetching indeed in his sailor hat.

The scarf really adds something to the look.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: eastgrandforks on March 11, 2009, 12:12:07 PM
He looks like he's in the Model U.N. from Rushmore
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Alvaro from GM on March 11, 2009, 12:26:54 PM
He looks like he's in the Model U.N. from Rushmore

He acted like he was in the model UN.


I brought his first book for him to sign for me and he tried to beat me up with it, threw it on the ground, and he and PFT pretended to stomp on it.  He then demanded that I take part of my pledge back and instead go buy his new book.  Real class act that guy. 


(He did eventually sign it.)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on March 11, 2009, 01:15:20 PM
my two favorite moments: 1)when they announced the total raised, my heart literally warmed. 2)I'm pretty sure I won something, but I didn't catch what it was.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on March 11, 2009, 01:44:42 PM
my two favorite moments: 1)when they announced the total raised, my heart literally warmed. 2)I'm pretty sure I won something, but I didn't catch what it was.

Can you share that amount? Can you share with me what songs Ted and Ms Mann sang? Can you drop by and give me a break from nurse-maiding?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: The Haacksawist on March 11, 2009, 01:45:51 PM
Yeah, I think you won a book pack or something, Hugman.  

The highlight for me was when she read my name as "Ryan from Verona, NJ"...except I'm from Verona, WI.  Ah well.  Maybe there actually is a Ryan from Verona, NJ, too.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Spoony on March 11, 2009, 02:11:11 PM
Not to blow my own horn, but I took that picture of Yellow Chair and J Hodgmen.

YOU DIDN'T KNOW HOW CLOSE I WAS TO YOU, CHAIR!

I feel bad I didn't shake your hand!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: THE YELLOW CHAIR on March 11, 2009, 02:19:37 PM
Not to blow my own horn, but I took that picture of Yellow Chair and J Hodgmen.

YOU DIDN'T KNOW HOW CLOSE I WAS TO YOU, CHAIR!

I feel bad I didn't shake your hand!

Spoony, your photography skills have made me a very happy young man. A handshake would had put me through the roof, but I'll settle for "very happy" right now.

UNTIL NEXT TIME!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on March 11, 2009, 02:53:11 PM
The worst moment was when I fell asleep at 8:45 and missed the rest of it. (I'm on meds.)

Boo.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: break on March 11, 2009, 03:16:45 PM
Yeah, I think you won a book pack or something, Hugman.  

Yep, it was one of the Hodgman/Tompkins autographed(loved the twist) book packs.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Omar on March 11, 2009, 03:45:43 PM
my two favorite moments: 1)when they announced the total raised, my heart literally warmed. 2)I'm pretty sure I won something, but I didn't catch what it was.

Can you share that amount? Can you share with me what songs Ted and Ms Mann sang? Can you drop by and give me a break from nurse-maiding?

Ted Leo Set #1:

1. "Nothing Much To Say" (from the Mo' Living EP)
2. [NEW SONG]

Aimee Mann Set #1:

1. "Freeway" (w/ TL on rock guitar)
2. "31 Today"

(both from @#%&*! Smilers)

TL Set #2:

1. "The Mike Show Theme"
2. "Timorous Me" (from The Tyranny of Distance)

Aimee Mann Set #2:

1. "Wise Up" (w/ PFT on vocals)

GRAND FINALE:

Ted Leo & Tom Scharpling (w/ Mann, PFT, John Hodgman, The White Lady, and Sister Brandy) - "Someone Saved My Life Tonight"


Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: A.M. Thomas on March 11, 2009, 03:51:25 PM
HODGMAN: "I'm drinking strawberry milk."
TOMPKINS: "And I'm a chocolate milk.  Is that how this works?"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Lothar_Brightblade on March 11, 2009, 06:40:26 PM
"Someone Saved my Life Tonight" made my year. I'm so glad I found this show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: hugman on March 11, 2009, 06:49:00 PM
my two favorite moments: 1)when they announced the total raised, my heart literally warmed. 2)I'm pretty sure I won something, but I didn't catch what it was.

Can you share that amount? Can you share with me what songs Ted and Ms Mann sang? Can you drop by and give me a break from nurse-maiding?

Over $120,000!

The FK's are in my thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on March 11, 2009, 07:06:18 PM
"Someone Saved my Life Tonight" made my year.

That harmony!!! I couldn't pay an award winning Barbershop quartet to hit those notes in the chorus if I wanted to.
They nailed it! It was majestic through and through.  Perfect song choice.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JustSheaNo on March 11, 2009, 07:59:39 PM
I was partial to Aimee Mann's comment about how she's going to try and not bring the place down too much (or something to that effect) right before her ridiculous duet with PFT.

My favorite part was when during the Aimee Mann/PFT duet, someone in the chat said "this is exactly like the Muppet Show," in reference to said duet.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sveden on March 12, 2009, 01:38:01 PM
Favorite part of fundraising week two was all the Star Wars talk (http://sveden.tumblr.com/post/85869623/vader-whaaa).
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on March 12, 2009, 02:27:10 PM
Favorite part of fundraising week two was all the Star Wars talk ([url]http://sveden.tumblr.com/post/85869623/vader-whaaa[/url]).


I was hoping it would go on for a few more minutes.  I enjoy Star Wars, but hearing Tom rip on it is even more enjoyable.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: buffcoat on March 12, 2009, 02:58:11 PM
What *I* heard was a call for Bossk-IG88 "shipper" fanfic.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Alvaro from GM on March 13, 2009, 12:13:10 AM
I got a video of Aimee Mann and PFT's duet.  I'm saving it now and about to post it.  I'll let you guys know when I do.


EDIT:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TneWBJO1w6U[/youtube]
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: jbissell on March 13, 2009, 10:21:45 AM
Listening to the podcast, I realize that I missed Paul F. Tompkins: Big Dog/No Fear designer.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on March 13, 2009, 07:17:09 PM
Best part of the show after a non-live listen is:

Tom:  "The past is history, the future's a mystery, right now all we've got is... EIGHT HUNDRED, NINE EIGHT NINE, NINE THREE SIX EIGHT!!!!!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on March 14, 2009, 05:54:19 AM
Favorite part of fundraising week two was all the Star Wars talk ([url]http://sveden.tumblr.com/post/85869623/vader-whaaa[/url]).


I was hoping it would go on for a few more minutes.  I enjoy Star Wars, but hearing Tom rip on it is even more enjoyable.


Yeah the Star Wars talk was hilarious.  Did I hear Tom say something like "Terres (forgive any improper spelling) is going to get thrown into the Sarlac Pit?"

Also NERD ALERT!!! (and I'm referring to myself) Terres saying that the actor who played Wedge Antilles was Alec Guinness' nephew.  Very close, darling.  He was actually Ewan MacGregor's uncle.  Same relationship, just reverse the family titles and keep the Kenobi.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chrisfoll577 on March 14, 2009, 07:48:44 AM
Tom and PFT's impressions of THE_REAL_SHAQ (http://twitter.com/THE_REAL_SHAQ) were outstanding.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: gravy boat on March 16, 2009, 03:21:04 PM
Therez: . . . and Tom - you've been adopted!

Hodgeman:  This is an awkward time to tell him.*



rough paraphrasing
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 16, 2009, 04:06:22 PM
for clarification, i believe, it's Therese.  that's how ive read it on various sites like flickr, etc.  sorry, seems people were feeling slightly awkward with possible misspellings.

hope this helps (if it's even correct).
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: The H-Man on March 16, 2009, 10:09:12 PM
for clarification, i believe, it's Therese.  that's how ive read it on various sites like flickr, etc.  sorry, seems people were feeling slightly awkward with possible misspellings.

hope this helps (if it's even correct).


It is.  Don't worry.  Also, all 6 hours of the Best Show's marathon were amazing.  Couldn't have asked for a better one.  Loved hearing the live version of "Timorous Me" by Teddy Rockstar, and then "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" was absolute amazingness.  I believe Terre T had a part in that too, just to clarify, Mr. Scrivener.  Anyway, I'm glad I'm getting the premium.  Wally and the Z-Man will get to listen to the cds with me, but I forbid them from taking ownership of the Dogmo Totebag and my FOT card. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Big Plastic Head on March 18, 2009, 11:25:48 AM
The Paul F Tompkins call was really great.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TheShamblers on March 18, 2009, 11:32:03 AM
"Apology... not accepted!"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dotmap on March 18, 2009, 12:04:42 PM
PFT sounded like the Hulkster last night.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dicebourbon on March 18, 2009, 02:33:06 PM
So this is about Paul F Tompkins on the second week of the marathon, but I loved his impression of Tom during early period Best Show, which demonstrated exactly what the difference between the show then and now. Tom now seems much more relaxed and a better judge of how long calls should last. Not that the older shows (which I'm working my way through very slowly) aren't entertaining, they just have a different feel.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Omar on March 18, 2009, 02:35:58 PM
Fraction follow-up:

(http://21.media.tumblr.com/2NkZ9DKAOl7u5pnjNrrxNrBgo1_400.jpg) (http://perpetua.tumblr.com/post/87619235/oh-my-god-pixie-is-wearing-a-best-show-on-wfmu)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: yesno on March 18, 2009, 03:50:05 PM
So, does this mean that Newbridge, NJ is part of the Marvel universe, and this character has visited it?

Or that Tom Scharpling and the Best Show exist in the Marvel universe, and this character is a fan?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on March 18, 2009, 04:03:47 PM
Fraction follow-up:

([url]http://21.media.tumblr.com/2NkZ9DKAOl7u5pnjNrrxNrBgo1_400.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://perpetua.tumblr.com/post/87619235/oh-my-god-pixie-is-wearing-a-best-show-on-wfmu[/url])


For the comic-book challenged among us, could you tell us the title that comes from? I'm guessing the X-Men?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Jouster on March 18, 2009, 04:34:28 PM
Yes, Uncanny X-Men specifically.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: erika on March 18, 2009, 04:35:36 PM
Joooolie :)

Loved that call.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: mike_b on March 18, 2009, 07:11:12 PM
Dorvid going nuts and stair-surfing was great.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Trembling Eagle on March 18, 2009, 07:28:42 PM
Fraction follow-up:

([url]http://21.media.tumblr.com/2NkZ9DKAOl7u5pnjNrrxNrBgo1_400.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://perpetua.tumblr.com/post/87619235/oh-my-god-pixie-is-wearing-a-best-show-on-wfmu[/url])


damn that's a sweet looking panel
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Big Plastic Head on March 18, 2009, 07:35:18 PM
Tom's "Toilet Talk".*

*Tom calling in to his show and walking to the bathroom to splash water on his face.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on March 18, 2009, 08:12:07 PM
Tom's "Toilet Talk".*

*Tom calling in to his show and walking to the bathroom to splash water on his face.

That was great.

I also loved Dorvid's call, and Julie's!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on March 18, 2009, 10:13:54 PM
Tom's "Toilet Talk".
That was great. I also loved Dorvid's call, and Julie's!

Hahaha, yeah Tom's Talk was awesome. I realize now that whence I've heeded Tom's advice in the past and splashed some cold water on my face the water wasn't cold enough, and I only did it once and not with as much vigorous authority as Tom did. I know the correct way now.

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on March 18, 2009, 10:44:13 PM
Julie's call was fantastic.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Omar on March 19, 2009, 07:59:13 AM
Fraction follow-up:



Full panel:

(http://www.mattfraction.com/+posts/xshow.jpg) (http://mattfraction.com/?p=1992)

Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on March 19, 2009, 08:34:57 AM
COMPLETELY UNREALISTIC! THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A 'NEWBRIDGE IS FOR LOVERS' TANKTOP!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 19, 2009, 12:58:52 PM
Tom splashing cold water on his face was THES BEST...a great way to start the show. 
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on March 19, 2009, 04:33:35 PM
COMPLETELY UNREALISTIC! THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A 'NEWBRIDGE IS FOR LOVERS' TANKTOP!

Martin, I think it's safe to assume that the girl in the cartoon bought the T-shirt, then cut off about one/third of it to make it into a tanktop.  You could say it's just a ... Fraction ... of the T-shirt.  ;) and then WINK!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: gravy boat on March 19, 2009, 04:46:23 PM
COMPLETELY UNREALISTIC! THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A 'NEWBRIDGE IS FOR LOVERS' TANKTOP!

You could say it's just a ... Fraction ... of the T-shirt. 

I gave that pun 1/4 of a star.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on March 19, 2009, 04:53:46 PM
You could say it's just a ... Fraction ... of the T-shirt.  ;) and then WINK!

That was pure punishment!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 19, 2009, 05:16:22 PM
Martin, I think it's safe to assume that the girl in the cartoon bought the T-shirt, then cut off about one/third of it to make it into a tanktop.  You could say it's just a ... Fraction ... of the T-shirt.  ;) and then WINK!

"you're killin' me, smalls."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: TheMush on March 19, 2009, 05:51:46 PM
I'm listening to the podcast now and Ben just talked about his swastica story directly after the surprisingly compelling hardhat story.

I can combine them both!

I used to work construction - where I'd wear a hard hat - and as is often the case, there were port-a-potties on the job. And inside on the walls, people would write all kinds of filth but at this job someone had taken to drawing swasticas. So I started bringing a marker to work and connected all the lines, added a nice tail with some ribbons and made Kites out of them. Swastica Guy hated this and countered by making fifty new swasticas every chance he got, not realizing that the only thing keeping the kites flying and his anger bubbling was him drawing the dumb things in the first place.



Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Dan B on March 20, 2009, 02:54:16 AM
I thought the "Good riddance, slob" lady was going to be the "fresh bread!" lady in New Brunswick who sells moldy bread that she finds in dumpsters. My friend once bought one of her loaves of bread so she would go away. I'd be fine with her selling the bread if she didn't lie about its freshness.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Keith Whitener on March 20, 2009, 05:28:51 AM
I thought the "Good riddance, slob" lady was going to be the "fresh bread!" lady in New Brunswick who sells moldy bread that she finds in dumpsters. My friend once bought one of her loaves of bread so she would go away. I'd be fine with her selling the bread if she didn't lie about its freshness.

Okay, now this is getting interesting. When I see her, I suspect that she has a bag full of bread, but I'm not sure. Does she have gray hair and is more heavy than she is light girth-wise?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on March 20, 2009, 06:00:55 AM
Martin, I think it's safe to assume that the girl in the cartoon bought the T-shirt, then cut off about one/third of it to make it into a tanktop.  You could say it's just a ... Fraction ... of the T-shirt.  ;) and then WINK!

"you're killin' me, smalls."

Don't get me started on the kid who said that line.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on March 20, 2009, 10:03:43 AM
Tom secretly being PFT's Paul Mooney
The return of Fredericks
Dropping a gorf machine on the butterfingers leg
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 20, 2009, 10:56:20 AM
Martin, I think it's safe to assume that the girl in the cartoon bought the T-shirt, then cut off about one/third of it to make it into a tanktop.  You could say it's just a ... Fraction ... of the T-shirt.  ;) and then WINK!

"you're killin' me, smalls."

Don't get me started on the kid who said that line.

can i get you started on this: was nate hartley in a state farm commercial for teenage drivers?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: wood and iron on March 20, 2009, 11:25:24 AM
Martin, I think it's safe to assume that the girl in the cartoon bought the T-shirt, then cut off about one/third of it to make it into a tanktop.  You could say it's just a ... Fraction ... of the T-shirt.  ;) and then WINK!

"you're killin' me, smalls."

Don't get me started on the kid who said that line.

I think you should start because I just watched The Sandlot the other day.

(Hi, I'm new.)
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: spacepope on March 20, 2009, 11:56:40 AM
I'd have to say my favorite part of the night was Julie: "Drinking on March 17 is for amateurs. I drink on March everything else."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: oilcantim on March 20, 2009, 08:07:41 PM
Julie sounded great!  Remember everybody, in 2009, ADULTS GET RESULTS!

So, um, don't be an alcoholic I guess.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: cordobafett on March 20, 2009, 08:19:24 PM
I am going to use my first post to tell how much I enjoyed Tom's impromptu faux-Springsteen song about the hardhat incident.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on March 20, 2009, 08:25:17 PM
Martin, I think it's safe to assume that the girl in the cartoon bought the T-shirt, then cut off about one/third of it to make it into a tanktop.  You could say it's just a ... Fraction ... of the T-shirt.  ;) and then WINK!

"you're killin' me, smalls."

Don't get me started on the kid who said that line.

can i get you started on this: was nate hartley in a state farm commercial for teenage drivers?

I believe he was, yes.  He's also on a TimeWarner Cable commercial that's airing these days.
Martin, I think it's safe to assume that the girl in the cartoon bought the T-shirt, then cut off about one/third of it to make it into a tanktop.  You could say it's just a ... Fraction ... of the T-shirt.  ;) and then WINK!

"you're killin' me, smalls."

Don't get me started on the kid who said that line.

I think you should start because I just watched The Sandlot the other day.

(Hi, I'm new.)

Hi WoodandIron.  That picture you have is pretty scary.  I'll send you a PM telling the story of how I almost punched out Squints Palledorous. 

HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS!!!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 20, 2009, 08:38:31 PM
I didn't appreciate the Steely Dan hate.

I have all his albums...in all 4 formats!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: wood and iron on March 20, 2009, 08:46:31 PM
Martin, I think it's safe to assume that the girl in the cartoon bought the T-shirt, then cut off about one/third of it to make it into a tanktop.  You could say it's just a ... Fraction ... of the T-shirt.  ;) and then WINK!

"you're killin' me, smalls."

Don't get me started on the kid who said that line.

can i get you started on this: was nate hartley in a state farm commercial for teenage drivers?

I believe he was, yes.  He's also on a TimeWarner Cable commercial that's airing these days.
Martin, I think it's safe to assume that the girl in the cartoon bought the T-shirt, then cut off about one/third of it to make it into a tanktop.  You could say it's just a ... Fraction ... of the T-shirt.  ;) and then WINK!

"you're killin' me, smalls."

Don't get me started on the kid who said that line.

I think you should start because I just watched The Sandlot the other day.

(Hi, I'm new.)

Hi WoodandIron.  That picture you have is pretty scary.  I'll send you a PM telling the story of how I almost punched out Squints Palledorous. 

HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS!!!

Awesome.

The picture is of this creepy figurine my college dorm roommate had (he was a super weird kid). It was from Germany from the 70's and looked like a hippie crack head. I think i have a clear picture of it on my other computer that I'll post when I get a chance.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JBE CEO on March 21, 2009, 12:11:21 AM
The PFT call was pretty great.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: nec13 on March 21, 2009, 01:00:21 AM
I didn't care much for the toilet talk. But the Springsteen hardhat song was fantastic. Also, I felt bad for the guy that called up Tom about the Scharpling & Wurster CD's and Steely Dan.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Dan B on March 21, 2009, 02:01:01 AM
I thought the "Good riddance, slob" lady was going to be the "fresh bread!" lady in New Brunswick who sells moldy bread that she finds in dumpsters. My friend once bought one of her loaves of bread so she would go away. I'd be fine with her selling the bread if she didn't lie about its freshness.

Okay, now this is getting interesting. When I see her, I suspect that she has a bag full of bread, but I'm not sure. Does she have gray hair and is more heavy than she is light girth-wise?
I haven't seen her first-hand, but by my friends' accounts she is of Eastern European descent and insane.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve in North Hollywood on March 21, 2009, 05:30:34 AM
I didn't care much for the toilet talk. But the Springsteen hardhat song was fantastic. Also, I felt bad for the guy that called up Tom about the Scharpling & Wurster CD's and Steely Dan.

I just hope the FOTs aren't being too mean to him, if he's on these boards now, asking about music.  It sounds like he's just had a really sheltered kind of life, musically.  Being from a cultural black hole, I know exactly how he feels. 

Hopefully he can get turned on to some good stuff, because if I have to see one more smuggled video of war footage set to crap like Godsmack and Linkin Park, I'm going to be so bummed.  Wait, whaaaaat?


Seriously though, I hope for the best for him, his company, and all our troops.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: chrisfoll577 on March 21, 2009, 06:23:03 AM
I didn't care much for the toilet talk. But the Springsteen hardhat song was fantastic. Also, I felt bad for the guy that called up Tom about the Scharpling & Wurster CD's and Steely Dan.

I just hope the FOTs aren't being too mean to him, if he's on these boards now, asking about music.  It sounds like he's just had a really sheltered kind of life, musically.  Being from a cultural black hole, I know exactly how he feels. 

Hopefully he can get turned on to some good stuff, because if I have to see one more smuggled video of war footage set to crap like Godsmack and Linkin Park, I'm going to be so bummed.  Wait, whaaaaat?


Seriously though, I hope for the best for him, his company, and all our troops.

Hear hear, Steve... also, it's also not like he's on the wrong track.  The Beatles and Radiohead are actually pretty good starting points for a kid.  I might suggest checking out bands like TV on the Radio, The Arcade Fire, Blitzen Trapper and The National for starts...  and maybe checking out the Pixies and Sonic Youth catalogs. Sooner than you'll know it, he'll be name dropping obscure indie bands with the best of them.

And a great moment related to Steely Dan... I couldn't hear Mike clearly, but I believe he said 'Do It Again' was his theme song, causing Tom to groan in disgust.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JBillington on March 21, 2009, 07:13:56 AM
Really great show...I could tell Tom was tired and emotional, and occasionally quite touching, and he really pulled that one out. So good.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 21, 2009, 10:59:15 AM
Does anybody have that Microsoft 'Songsmith' thing?  If it has a 'Bruce Springsteen' setting, it might be fun to see what it does with Tom's song about the exploding hard hat.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on March 21, 2009, 11:15:28 AM
I didn't care much for the toilet talk. But the Springsteen hardhat song was fantastic. Also, I felt bad for the guy that called up Tom about the Scharpling & Wurster CD's and Steely Dan.

I just hope the FOTs aren't being too mean to him, if he's on these boards now, asking about music.  It sounds like he's just had a really sheltered kind of life, musically.  Being from a cultural black hole, I know exactly how he feels. 

Hopefully he can get turned on to some good stuff, because if I have to see one more smuggled video of war footage set to crap like Godsmack and Linkin Park, I'm going to be so bummed.  Wait, whaaaaat?


Seriously though, I hope for the best for him, his company, and all our troops.

Hear hear, Steve... also, it's also not like he's on the wrong track.  The Beatles and Radiohead are actually pretty good starting points for a kid.  I might suggest checking out bands like TV on the Radio, The Arcade Fire, Blitzen Trapper and The National for starts...  and maybe checking out the Pixies and Sonic Youth catalogs. Sooner than you'll know it, he'll be name dropping obscure indie bands with the best of them.

And a great moment related to Steely Dan... I couldn't hear Mike clearly, but I believe he said 'Do It Again' was his theme song, causing Tom to groan in disgust.

If that kid is reading, I am going to encourage him to stand up for what he likes, and seek out solid recommendations from people who love music.

Also, I can't believe Mike's Steely Dan theme song isn't "Hey Nineteen." Maybe his listeners prefer em younger.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: nec13 on March 21, 2009, 11:54:20 AM
I would also add Spoon and The Hold Steady to sleepyjack's list.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: snoopywaves on March 24, 2009, 08:32:20 PM
from the chat

"[Chris L] 12:30 am: Pastor Josh will turn out to be an elaborate Jamesing
[KickTheBobo] 12:30 am: i'm just waiting for him to yell "YOU GOT SAVED!" and hang up"

I spat Diet Coke at my computer screen, stereotype style. Good work guys.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dotmap on March 24, 2009, 11:12:23 PM
Best moment of tonight's show was the end of the night Fredericks call. It was a lot more engaging than I thought it'd be. And the whole putting the Daily Show incident into perspective was great, because too many people are automatically on Jon Stewart's side because he's Jon Stewart.

Overall, really great show.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: sonicdork on March 25, 2009, 09:10:05 AM
Fantastic show last night! I really enjoyed Wurster ending the call with "bye bye" over and over. Classic.

-- Jason from Jersey City
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Wes on March 25, 2009, 09:26:19 AM
Ultimately, Tom made the right choice in advising Bonnie to choose the Show and homework over The Chat, but I couldn't help thinking that an opportunity was missed. The Best Show needs to implement a Homework Hotline so Tom can help out young listeners with their schoolwork while they and their families listen to the show together. It just makes sense!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: dave from knoxville on March 25, 2009, 09:50:51 AM
Ultimately, Tom made the right choice in advising Bonnie to choose the Show and homework over The Chat, but I couldn't help thinking that an opportunity was missed. The Best Show needs to implement a Homework Hotline so Tom can help out young listeners with their schoolwork while they and their families listen to the show together. It just makes sense!

I will volunteer. I know cipherin'.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Lothar_Brightblade on March 25, 2009, 10:17:01 AM
Ultimately, Tom made the right choice in advising Bonnie to choose the Show and homework over The Chat, but I couldn't help thinking that an opportunity was missed. The Best Show needs to implement a Homework Hotline so Tom can help out young listeners with their schoolwork while they and their families listen to the show together. It just makes sense!

I was doing physics during the show, and while it certainly didn't help to listen, I'm not sure if I would have been able to do it even if I had not been listening.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Sara from Chicago on March 25, 2009, 12:25:40 PM
I thought last night's "Wait, whaaaaaat" was especially great. Also the references to "boofay," "moozarella" and "toity."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Lothar_Brightblade on March 25, 2009, 12:29:59 PM
I thought last night's "Wait, whaaaaaat" was especially great. Also the references to "boofay," "moozarella" and "toity."

I also liked the constant use of "handburger"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: AndrewM on March 25, 2009, 12:36:21 PM
I have to say that Pastor John is a little frightening in an over-friendly kind of way. I'm amazed he took Spike's slot after 1 call. I also hope he turns out to be the new James or Kansas guy.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on March 25, 2009, 01:32:04 PM
"N, please"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: theericcarr on March 25, 2009, 03:56:12 PM
'I'm out of the loop. Having a dog will do that to you.'
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JonFromMaplewood on March 25, 2009, 04:01:12 PM
Tom shutting down Spike's first call was hilarious.

Runner up: Tom imitating the sound of the cable snapping before falling into the zeppole machine.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: DoodleJump! on March 25, 2009, 05:33:52 PM
Ultimately, Tom made the right choice in advising Bonnie to choose the Show and homework over The Chat, but I couldn't help thinking that an opportunity was missed. The Best Show needs to implement a Homework Hotline so Tom can help out young listeners with their schoolwork while they and their families listen to the show together. It just makes sense!

I will volunteer. I know cipherin'.

A homework hotline would be so awesome. I would love to have Mike pick up and answer my questions about my research papers...Priceless!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Come on, Jason on March 25, 2009, 05:46:47 PM
"All I wanna talk about is Clifford."
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: emma on March 25, 2009, 06:18:59 PM
A homework hotline would be so awesome. I would love to have Mike pick up and answer my questions about my research papers...Priceless!

Larry the Perv answers all of your film studies questions!
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: ben on March 25, 2009, 08:41:59 PM
Tom shutting down Spike's first call was hilarious.

Runner up: Tom imitating the sound of the cable snapping before falling into the zeppole machine.

That's how you spell Zeppole!  I thought it was like Zeppelin but without the n.  We don't have those kind of exotic treats in Wisconsin.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: scratchbomb on March 26, 2009, 09:37:36 PM
Tom shutting down Spike's first call was hilarious.

Runner up: Tom imitating the sound of the cable snapping before falling into the zeppole machine.

That's how you spell Zeppole!  I thought it was like Zeppelin but without the n.  We don't have those kind of exotic treats in Wisconsin.

They don't have Italians in Wisconsin? What about Laverne Di Fazio?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: JBE CEO on March 26, 2009, 10:20:34 PM
The Watchmen "review" right before the Larry the Perv call was excellent.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: AaronC on March 27, 2009, 11:08:25 AM
The many nicknames of Tom Scharpling
The Alchemist
Kid Jersey
El Goodo
American Hero
The Queen
Captain Good Guy
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on March 27, 2009, 11:45:06 AM
King Goofball, after wearing his sunglass in mccarren park.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: DoodleJump! on March 27, 2009, 12:03:51 PM
The many nicknames of Tom Scharpling
The Alchemist
Kid Jersey
El Goodo
American Hero
The Queen
Captain Good Guy


What about The Hero of the Disinfranchised?
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: neilnumberman on March 27, 2009, 12:12:29 PM
The many nicknames of Tom Scharpling
The Alchemist
Kid Jersey
El Goodo
American Hero
The Queen
Captain Good Guy


What about The Hero of the Disinfranchised?
or Tommy "Too Cool"
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: buffcoat on March 27, 2009, 01:26:55 PM
Tommy Nation, America's youngest conservative disc jockey
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Martin on March 27, 2009, 01:29:30 PM
Tommy Tornado.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Athrogate on March 27, 2009, 01:34:03 PM
Tom shutting down Spike's first call was hilarious.

"Never fear.... Spike is here...." hrarhharahrarharhahraaaaaa

Oh, man that was hilarious. I think that should be Spike's new opening, after the show's new first caller Pastor Josh is finished.
I spent a few minutes wondering if that first Spike call even happened, but open rewinding I realized it wasn't just me!

I also liked:

Fredericks: "The Wisdom of A Child.  That's beautiful, Tom. "
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Regular Joe on March 27, 2009, 01:38:32 PM
Tommy Tornado.

The Lord of Living Lightning
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: Kid Pain on March 27, 2009, 01:47:18 PM
that guy can take a swim in a.......cold.........pool.
Title: Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
Post by: nec13 on March 27, 2009, 02:19:01 PM