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Title: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Tom Scharpling on August 26, 2008, 02:26:57 PM
Let the more experienced FOTs guide you through the process of getting settled!

You ask the questions and they answer them.

And remember there are no stupid questions!*

Tom.

*There are a few stupid questions.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Chris L on August 26, 2008, 02:33:36 PM
Puberty's Chaperogne 2.0!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Fido on August 27, 2008, 12:11:23 AM

*There are a few stupid questions.

Such as: who is buried in Grant's Tomb?  Now that would be a stupid question.

New FOTs can ask any question, and should receive a "honeymoon" period in which stupid questions can be asked without penalty. When the honeymoon's over, all bets are off.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: crumbum on August 27, 2008, 08:52:49 AM
I'll go first with a multi-part question.

In an interview with Tom I read online (it was conducted in 2003), he talks a bit about a guy named Andrew Earles and his contributions to the show. It sounds like this guy's role was something like Jon Wurster's, but in Andrew's case the characters were a little more blended in with the real callers. Looking at the more recent press I get the impression he's no longer involved, and I haven't reached back as beyond 2005 in the archives yet so I'm not sure what he really sounded like. But in recent shows I've never noticed any non-Wurster calls that truly seemed put on (except by the typical attention-seeking James types). My questions: What happened to Andrew? Where should I go first to hear some good examples of his stuff? Is JW now the only caller of his kind? If not, any tips on spotting the other 'fakes'?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: dave from knoxville on August 27, 2008, 10:02:13 AM
Start with Earles's failedpilot.com blog. He writes about some of his Best Show calls there.

Can I refresh your drink? Try the dip!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: masterofsparks on August 27, 2008, 10:21:03 AM
You can also check out the Earles & Jensen 2CD prank phone call compilation on Matador to hear some more Andrew Earles. If you're looking for Best Show calls featuring Mr. Earles, look in the archives for shows containing calls by Kevin, The Party Doctor, and Skag Winesack.

Jon Benjamin is the other major caller of this type, but he hasn't called for a very long time either.

Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: yesno on August 27, 2008, 10:26:43 AM
Earle's best character in my opinion was either the Party Doctor or Skag Winesack. If you scan the archives you can find references to them. His voice is pretty recognizeable. A small cadre of other comedians has also contributed to the show over the years.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: yesno on August 27, 2008, 10:28:35 AM
well, my reply was totally redundant. Damn phone interface. I'd say "damn wap" but you'd think I was racist.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Omar on August 27, 2008, 10:30:10 AM
The best Earles call, by far, is this:

September 25, 2001: Tom Talks To An Angry Mr. Bungle Fan
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: buffcoat on August 27, 2008, 10:48:33 AM
I'm partial to the Depressed Office Worker series, myself.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Josh on August 27, 2008, 10:56:14 AM
I believe Earle's last appearance was on Sept. 19, 2006, as Tom's neighbor and High Priest of the Church of Satan, Keith Kincaid. Bryce's call the next week with details on the COS's Fun Faire is indispensable. Dennis Lindsey, Tom's other neighbor, who called and gave Tom a hard time about his Halloween setup.  You can hear him on the October 24, 2006 show.

 - - - - - -

Jon Benjamin did a lot of interviews as various characters early on. My personal favs are April 3 and 10, 2001, as Tonight Show producer Brad Lester (a great slow burn that really really pays off at the end) and Feb. 13, 2001, as Ron Garver, author of Upright Positions: Flying the Erotic Skies (which is hilarious throughout). May 21, 2002, to me, is classic Best Show, with Tom playing it totally straight while Horatio Sanz and Jon Benjamin frustrate Matt Walsh.

 - - - - - -

Check out this interview (http://astradio.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=231533) with S&W on AST Radio by isos and our own Jouster, which addresses the "What happened to Andrew?" portion of your question.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Jonathan Steven on August 27, 2008, 10:57:28 AM
I believed PFT called up as NBA superstar Mehmet Okur on some occasions.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: John Junk 2.0 on August 27, 2008, 11:02:19 AM
Earles and Benjamin don't call anymore.  Kevin was my favorite, and was actually the first "Is this real?" experience I had with the show.  H. Jon Benjamin's Smirnoff Ice District Manager is one of my favorite calls EVER.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: masterofsparks on August 27, 2008, 11:03:45 AM
Earles and Benjamin don't call anymore.  Kevin was my favorite, and was actually the first "Is this real?" experience I had with the show.  H. Jon Benjamin's Smirnoff Ice District Manager is one of my favorite calls EVER.

Has anyone counted the number of times he says "Smirnoff Ice" during this call? I'm guessing low 3,000s.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: buffcoat on August 27, 2008, 11:40:06 AM
I believed PFT called up as NBA superstar Mehmet Okur on some occasions.

That's Jon Glaser, and now the list is complete as far as I know it.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: JP on August 27, 2008, 11:46:30 AM
I'm partial to the Depressed Office Worker series, myself.

Absolutely - the guy who didn't wear a shirt to the office and just lunged at him to like he was going to hit him was so great.

Tanner Wildgrass, the real life inspiration for Patrick Swayzes' character in Roadhouse was my fav. 

In fact as great as the Gorch and Wildgrass are, maybe there's a whole untapped group of individuals out there who are the inspiration behind popular movie characters!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Spoony on August 27, 2008, 11:54:24 AM
Mets Fan vs. Yankees Fan. The archived list starts off amazing. I still listen to this casually, and it's as hilarious as the first time I heard it.

C
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: crumbum on August 27, 2008, 01:08:23 PM
wow, thanks everyone! I have so much to learn. this thread was a great idea.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Forrest on August 27, 2008, 03:37:14 PM
I believe Earle's last appearance was on Sept. 19, 2006, as Tom's neighbor and High Priest of the Church of Satan, Keith Kincaid. Bryce's call the next week with details on the COS's Fun Faire is indispensable.


J

The Keith Kincaid call was Wurster. Sorry to ruin the fun.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Jouster on August 27, 2008, 03:42:06 PM
Forrest is correct.  Josh might have confused Keith Kincaid with Dennis Lindsey, Tom's other neighbor, who called and gave Tom a hard time about his Halloween setup.  You can hear him on the October 24, 2006 show.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Gilly on August 27, 2008, 04:34:51 PM
I always thought Kevin was Matt Walsh. Didn't he do some characters?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Jouster on August 27, 2008, 05:11:15 PM
I think all Matt's characters were done with Jon Benjamin - Yankees fan, Rick Benson's father, Liquid Brooklyn, etc.

And the list is not complete without a mention of Sam Seder.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: John M. on August 27, 2008, 06:00:10 PM
Ugghh, Liquid Brooklyn sounds so familiar! Anyone want to refresh my memory? I think that I heard the call when there was no new BS episode and an old one was put up for the podcast. I think this happened when Tom was ill for a few weeks in March of '07. That means I have it on CD somewhere. Anyone know the orginal airdate?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Emily on August 27, 2008, 07:22:50 PM
Forrest is correct.  Josh might have confused Keith Kincaid with Dennis Lindsey, Tom's other neighbor, who called and gave Tom a hard time about his Halloween setup.  You can hear him on the October 24, 2006 show.

I thought that was really Tom's neighbor...
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Dan B on August 27, 2008, 09:59:14 PM
Ugghh, Liquid Brooklyn sounds so familiar! Anyone want to refresh my memory? I think that I heard the call when there was no new BS episode and an old one was put up for the podcast. I think this happened when Tom was ill for a few weeks in March of '07. That means I have it on CD somewhere. Anyone know the orginal airdate?
March 19, 2002. DJ Clue and Liquid Brooklyn.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Josh on August 27, 2008, 11:17:16 PM
Forrest is correct.  Josh might have confused Keith Kincaid with Dennis Lindsey, Tom's other neighbor, who called and gave Tom a hard time about his Halloween setup.  You can hear him on the October 24, 2006 show.

oh shit
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: AllisonLeGnome on August 28, 2008, 12:05:22 AM
I'm only semi-new but I have a question- I've occasionally seen Julie Klausner (who I think is totally great) mentioned as having participated in the show in some way. When did that occur?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Chris L on August 28, 2008, 02:38:51 AM
I'm only semi-new but I have a question- I've occasionally seen Julie Klausner (who I think is totally great) mentioned as having participated in the show in some way. When did that occur?

She was Skag Winesack's ex-wife on the April 25, 2006 show (no longer archived)
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: John M. on August 28, 2008, 06:19:30 AM
Ugghh, Liquid Brooklyn sounds so familiar! Anyone want to refresh my memory? I think that I heard the call when there was no new BS episode and an old one was put up for the podcast. I think this happened when Tom was ill for a few weeks in March of '07. That means I have it on CD somewhere. Anyone know the orginal airdate?
March 19, 2002. DJ Clue and Liquid Brooklyn.
Thanks, Dan B!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: samir on August 28, 2008, 07:51:15 AM
Earles and Benjamin don't call anymore.  Kevin was my favorite, and was actually the first "Is this real?" experience I had with the show.  H. Jon Benjamin's Smirnoff Ice District Manager is one of my favorite calls EVER.

Has anyone counted the number of times he says "Smirnoff Ice" during this call? I'm guessing low 3,000s.

It's a great product.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Omar on August 28, 2008, 07:53:53 AM
I'm only semi-new but I have a question- I've occasionally seen Julie Klausner (who I think is totally great) mentioned as having participated in the show in some way. When did that occur?


She was Skag Winesack's ex-wife on the April 25, 2006 show (no longer archived)


You can read about Klausner's great work as Cindy Winesack-Goldfarb here:

http://www.recidivism.org/2006/05/porcupine_pie.html
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: TheShamblers on August 28, 2008, 10:27:34 AM
Why doesn't Tom play "Porcupine Pie" anymore?  Sometimes I feel like calling in and requesting a song just to hear him play that one instead.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: AllisonLeGnome on August 28, 2008, 10:32:47 AM
I'm only semi-new but I have a question- I've occasionally seen Julie Klausner (who I think is totally great) mentioned as having participated in the show in some way. When did that occur?


She was Skag Winesack's ex-wife on the April 25, 2006 show (no longer archived)


You can read about Klausner's great work as Cindy Winesack-Goldfarb here:

[url]http://www.recidivism.org/2006/05/porcupine_pie.html[/url]


Thanks. It's the stuff from right before I started listening that throws me.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: buffcoat on August 28, 2008, 10:51:29 AM
I'm partial to the Depressed Office Worker series, myself.

Absolutely - the guy who didn't wear a shirt to the office and just lunged at him to like he was going to hit him was so great.

Tanner Wildgrass, the real life inspiration for Patrick Swayzes' character in Roadhouse was my fav. 

In fact as great as the Gorch and Wildgrass are, maybe there's a whole untapped group of individuals out there who are the inspiration behind popular movie characters!




Plus, the repeated mentions of the blended/refrigerated Big Mac casserole.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: buffcoat on August 28, 2008, 10:53:05 AM
Matt Walsh's calls are some of my favorite early moments in the show.  He was so very put upon each time he called.  Everyone was so cruel to him, including Tom!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Spoony on August 28, 2008, 11:48:15 AM
Why doesn't Tom play "Porcupine Pie" anymore?  Sometimes I feel like calling in a requesting a song just to hear him play that one instead.

It turned up a month ago. I don't have the exact date and I'm too tired to go through a months worth of episodes, but uh, yeah.

I am no help.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Days of Se7en on August 28, 2008, 12:47:53 PM
Earles and Benjamin don't call anymore.  Kevin was my favorite, and was actually the first "Is this real?" experience I had with the show.  H. Jon Benjamin's Smirnoff Ice District Manager is one of my favorite calls EVER.

I remember listening to the Smirnoff Ice bit on a long car trip with my mom, and trying (unsuccessfully) to suppress my wild laughter so she wouldn't think I was insane (I had headphones on).
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Jouster on August 28, 2008, 01:18:19 PM
I'm only semi-new but I have a question- I've occasionally seen Julie Klausner (who I think is totally great) mentioned as having participated in the show in some way. When did that occur?


She was Skag Winesack's ex-wife on the April 25, 2006 show (no longer archived)


No longer, no longer!  http://www.mediafire.com/?o7uaftysxc1 (Tornado Todd call removed)
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Tim K in DC on August 30, 2008, 05:38:47 PM
I think all Matt's characters were done with Jon Benjamin - Yankees fan, Rick Benson's father, Liquid Brooklyn, etc.

And the list is not complete without a mention of Sam Seder.

I thought that was Jon Glaser, not Matt Walsh, with H. Jon on the DJ Clue/Liquid Brooklyn appearance, no?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: daveB from Oakland on August 30, 2008, 06:25:03 PM
Earle's best character in my opinion was either the Party Doctor or Skag Winesack. If you scan the archives you can find references to them. His voice is pretty recognizeable. A small cadre of other comedians has also contributed to the show over the years.



Dude, the best Earles phone call is Extreme Dad!!! (http://www.rapidshare.com/files/35290470/extremedad.MP3.html)  Got milk? Sega!! (Link found via the Best Show Vault (http://bestshowvault.blogspot.com/)).

I'm only semi-new but I have a question- I've occasionally seen Julie Klausner (who I think is totally great) mentioned as having participated in the show in some way. When did that occur?


She was Skag Winesack's ex-wife on the April 25, 2006 show (no longer archived)


No longer, no longer!  [url]http://www.mediafire.com/?o7uaftysxc1[/url] (Tornado Todd call removed)


Thank you, Jouster! Looking forward to hearing this ... I've never heard a woman call the show in character before (as far as I'm aware ... perhaps I've been fooled without knowing it). Thumbs up, Julie Klausner!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Jouster on August 30, 2008, 06:47:22 PM
I think all Matt's characters were done with Jon Benjamin - Yankees fan, Rick Benson's father, Liquid Brooklyn, etc.

And the list is not complete without a mention of Sam Seder.

I thought that was Jon Glaser, not Matt Walsh, with H. Jon on the DJ Clue/Liquid Brooklyn appearance, no?

No.  Glaser and Benjamin can be heard as Soundtracapella or as voiceover legend Kendrick Martin and his engineer Tony, among others.  DJ Clue and Liquid Brooklyn is Benjamin and Walsh.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: John M. on September 01, 2008, 07:07:12 PM
I've been trying to listen to the archive with Tanner Wildgrass, but it always just goes dead at 1:16:36. Anyone else have this problem? Anyone have this clip? Thanks.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 01, 2008, 07:31:06 PM
I read an interview /w H Jon Benjamin where he said he always wanted to be serious but drifted into comedy.  His voice gets him 90% of the way there, the writing is just icing on the cake.  I loved his coach character from 'Home Movies'.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: John M. on September 01, 2008, 09:34:18 PM
Yeah, Benjamin kills it. I will never figure out why he hasn't starred in a movie about a loose cannon cop. After seeing him play the Bruce Willis impersonator on Human Giant, I think he'd be great in a comedic role like that.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 01, 2008, 10:45:40 PM
Yeah, Benjamin kills it. I will never figure out why he hasn't starred in a movie about a loose cannon cop. After seeing him play the Bruce Willis impersonator on Human Giant, I think he'd be great in a comedic role like that.

That killed me as well.  I think it was the first time I'd ever seen him as opposed to just hearing his voice.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: theyellowchair on September 03, 2008, 05:19:31 PM
Where/how can I become familiar with the john cale/judge smails references?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: snogrog on September 03, 2008, 08:14:02 PM
Uhh Judge Smails is the character Ted Knight TOTALLY ruled as in Caddyshack.

John Cale on the other hand I'm not 100% sure on.

Hopefully that may help.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: theyellowchair on September 03, 2008, 09:01:16 PM
Uhh Judge Smails is the character Ted Knight TOTALLY ruled as in Caddyshack.

John Cale on the other hand I'm not 100% sure on.

Hopefully that may help.

thanks for the response! i know who both men are but i keep seeing subtle references to them and i'm guessing i missed an episode where either one or both were lampooned. wondering if anyone can direct me to the proper archive listing.

thanks again!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: masterofsparks on September 03, 2008, 09:24:26 PM
There isn't really a specific reference to Smails - he's continually referenced/quoted. If you check out the first movie quotes show, I believe he lists some of his favorite Smails quotes, but that's certainly not the only mention.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: snogrog on September 05, 2008, 12:37:46 AM
yeah the movie quotes episode is definitely where he makes the most smails references. I think something like 8 quotes are from Caddyshack or something and at least 4 are from Smails.

Also, thumbs up on the Scott Bakula pic.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Denim Gremlin on September 05, 2008, 04:53:33 AM
Tom is very open about his love of Caddyshack, particularly Ted Knight's performance. I think it's just a general reference that he get's enjoyment out of.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: theyellowchair on September 05, 2008, 10:29:45 AM
Also, thumbs up on the Scott Bakula pic.

thanks snogrog, just paying homage to one of the scrappiest ficticious athletes of all time.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Bob from Toronto on September 08, 2008, 11:52:31 PM
I have a question.

Why does Tom hate Tom Waits so much?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 09, 2008, 07:57:06 AM
On that note, what's the deal with the Mickey Dolenz beef?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Josh on September 09, 2008, 05:02:17 PM
On that note, what's the deal with the Mickey Dolenz beef?


from Omar's recap (http://www.recidivism.org/2006/05/porcupine_pie.html) of the March 25, 2006 episode:
A caller switches the topic (starts at 2:21) to The Monkees, having recently read The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story of the 60s TV Pop Sensation. He thought Mickey Dolenz came off as cool in the book, but recalled a sour run-in that Tom had with him. Tom recounted the incident, which occured at a prestigious, star-studded event.

Tom spotted Dolenz standing by myself, so he approached him to tell him that he was a huge fan of
Head. Dolenz blew him off, responding with "Yeah, a lot of people say that", and turning away. The caller mentions that the book reveals the band members to be sour and bitter, citing Peter Tork as the most insufferable. Tom disputes that, opting for Davy Jones, and GOMPs the caller for bersmirching Tork and pushing him under the bus. Tom speculates that Dolenz's dismissal of The Kid led to the demise of morning show on WCBS-FM, and calls for Dolenz to apologize to The Best Show to reverse the kaybash put on him.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on September 09, 2008, 08:34:22 PM
Thanks, now it all makes sense.

Wow, now Mickey Dolenz gossip on TBSOWFMU.  Now I'll understand what's up....

On that note, what's the deal with the Mickey Dolenz beef?


from Omar's recap ([url]http://www.recidivism.org/2006/05/porcupine_pie.html[/url]) of the March 25, 2006 episode:
A caller switches the topic (starts at 2:21) to The Monkees, having recently read The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story of the 60s TV Pop Sensation. He thought Mickey Dolenz came off as cool in the book, but recalled a sour run-in that Tom had with him. Tom recounted the incident, which occured at a prestigious, star-studded event.

Tom spotted Dolenz standing by myself, so he approached him to tell him that he was a huge fan of
Head. Dolenz blew him off, responding with "Yeah, a lot of people say that", and turning away. The caller mentions that the book reveals the band members to be sour and bitter, citing Peter Tork as the most insufferable. Tom disputes that, opting for Davy Jones, and GOMPs the caller for bersmirching Tork and pushing him under the bus. Tom speculates that Dolenz's dismissal of The Kid led to the demise of morning show on WCBS-FM, and calls for Dolenz to apologize to The Best Show to reverse the kaybash put on him.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: akaJudge on September 10, 2008, 11:50:39 AM
I have a question.

Why does Tom hate Tom Waits so much?

Is that true?  I've never heard Tom say anything about Tom, but I'm a fairly new listener.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Lint Brush on September 10, 2008, 03:03:25 PM
Hi there.  My question goes back to the New Regime show earlier this year.  At one point Tom got fed up and played a few minutes of some awful Beatles/not Beatles studio session to punish the listeners.  What the heck was that?

Also, if it's okay to discuss, does anyone have thoughts on converting archived shows to mp3s for later listening?  The Super program no longer works for me . . .
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Omar on September 10, 2008, 03:21:12 PM
I have a question.

Why does Tom hate Tom Waits so much?


Is that true?  I've never heard Tom say anything about Tom, but I'm a fairly new listener.


Check out this recap for some Tom-on-Tom action (ha):

http://www.recidivism.org/2006/12/way_down_in_the_hole.html


"We don't have Rain Dogs? Oh, that must mean they've never replaced the copy that I destroyed." -- Tom on the absence of the album in the WFMU library
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on September 11, 2008, 01:49:36 PM
Hi there.  My question goes back to the New Regime show earlier this year.  At one point Tom got fed up and played a few minutes of some awful Beatles/not Beatles studio session to punish the listeners.  What the heck was that?

"you give me three bad minutes, i give you three bad minutes."
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Lint Brush on September 11, 2008, 02:15:58 PM
Thanks--I was curious about the clip itself (as the punishment was well deserved).  Doubt it came from "Anthology Vol. II" . . .

And a bit more archive digging gave me the answer to the second question . .am now enjoying an episode from a few years' back where Bryce is finishing a Newbridge rehab stint.  Pudge was shot in the thigh with a musket by Officer Harrups, unfortunately for him.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Phantom Hugger on September 11, 2008, 07:25:16 PM
Thanks--I was curious about the clip itself (as the punishment was well deserved).  Doubt it came from "Anthology Vol. II" . . .

And a bit more archive digging gave me the answer to the second question . .am now enjoying an episode from a few years' back where Bryce is finishing a Newbridge rehab stint.  Pudge was shot in the thigh with a musket by Officer Harrups, unfortunately for him.

Seek out some of the Party Zone shows in the archives for more fun listener punishing shows.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Lanken4 on October 14, 2008, 09:07:23 AM
Ya'll have everything but html? Why Oh Why...... :'(

Just kidding thats cool.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: snogrog on November 03, 2008, 02:01:56 PM
I believe the Beatles "mess medley" used as punishment was found by Tom while he was searching for bootleg material from the Beatle's. I cannot recall why he wanted them, just that he asked people for any help finding some for a "project". But yeah...they were awful. Hilarious that is. Awful hilarious.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: elibraden on November 28, 2008, 07:37:21 PM

Crack a remarkably infrequently posted-upon sub-sub-topic of a sub-topic on the "Friends of Tom" forum message board much?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Come on, Jason on November 29, 2008, 01:51:31 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: hugman on December 10, 2008, 10:56:16 PM

Also, if it's okay to discuss, does anyone have thoughts on converting archived shows to mp3s for later listening?  The Super program no longer works for me . . .

i use audiohijack to make mp3s of archived shows for consumption on planes and the like. it's super easy.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: dave from knoxville on December 12, 2008, 08:53:01 AM

Also, if it's okay to discuss, does anyone have thoughts on converting archived shows to mp3s for later listening?  The Super program no longer works for me . . .

i use audiohijack to make mp3s of archived shows for consumption on planes and the like. it's super easy.

Got a suggestion for a similar PC-based software?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: JP on December 12, 2008, 01:43:59 PM
rawavrecorder.  (You have to have real audio on your computer for it work)

http://rawavrecorder.homestead.com/

I've used it for years.  The only problem is certain corrupted files in the archive that hickup and need you to create a little RAM file to skip pass the corrupted part.

Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: TheMush on December 30, 2008, 05:16:42 PM
Is there any significance behind Tom's "Henh!" At the end of every call?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on December 30, 2008, 05:20:45 PM
Tom: "it's just me bein' me...."
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: TheMush on December 30, 2008, 05:22:02 PM
Tom: "it's just me bein' me...."

Ah, gotcha. Thanks for the response.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: buffcoat on December 30, 2008, 07:26:17 PM
Is there any significance behind Tom's "Henh!" At the end of every call?

I think it's a high pitch, low commitment "Bye."
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on January 01, 2009, 12:45:39 AM
Who does the theme song(s)?  The one about givin birth to smiles, and the one that goes 'The Best Show! on WFMU!' (repeat)?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Josh on January 01, 2009, 11:38:56 AM
Who does the theme song(s)?  The one about givin birth to smiles, and the one that goes 'The Best Show! on WFMU!' (repeat)?


http://www.friendsoftom.com/themesongcontest.shtml
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on January 01, 2009, 11:41:34 AM
Who does the theme song(s)?  The one about givin birth to smiles, and the one that goes 'The Best Show! on WFMU!' (repeat)?


[url]http://www.friendsoftom.com/themesongcontest.shtml[/url]


Thanks!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: fonpr on January 01, 2009, 12:16:40 PM
Hey I'm starting to get this here thing figgered out.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: pizzaparty on January 12, 2009, 10:03:43 PM
Who was the last person to get thrown into the hate pit?  I tried looking for some kind of thread, but the search feature doesn't seem to be working.
Is there a list in the forums of the people who are in the hate pit?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Regular Joe on January 12, 2009, 10:11:11 PM
Who was the last person to get thrown into the hate pit?

I believe Trembling Eagle is the newest addition Hate Pit, unless I missed someone else since then.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: pizzaparty on January 13, 2009, 03:59:14 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: orator on January 16, 2009, 06:59:30 AM
is there any special reason or inside joke as to why Tom says his wife is Jillian Barberie?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: dave from knoxville on January 16, 2009, 07:42:56 AM
is there any special reason or inside joke as to why Tom says his wife is Jillian Barberie?

I believe that would be his "lady friend".
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: hugman on January 22, 2009, 12:02:29 PM
Is Tom the only moderator of these here boards?  If not, who else is?  Hmmmm?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: yesno on January 22, 2009, 12:32:45 PM
is there any special reason or inside joke as to why Tom says his wife is Jillian Barberie?

I think the Kid likes to keep things personal things personal.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 22, 2009, 12:36:57 PM
Is Tom the only moderator of these here boards?  If not, who else is?  Hmmmm?

Tom is, and Jason was, but i dont know if he still is.  i dont pay enough attention.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: around the bend on January 28, 2009, 07:57:10 PM
Sup experienced FOT people and itunes users.  if today is Wednesday and its the evening, when does the podcast from yesterday become available?

Thanks for all of your wisdom
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: around the bend on January 28, 2009, 08:07:10 PM
I have a question.

Why does Tom hate Tom Waits so much?


Is that true?  I've never heard Tom say anything about Tom, but I'm a fairly new listener.


My first experience with the best show came from hearing about it from the web-site "corporate-casual.com"

If go to this post* you will see a thing to download the episode where Tom goes Ape on all these people that request Tom Waits songs.  Such a good episode.

* http://www.corporate-casual.com/2007/07/19/best-of-the-best-show/

There is a link to an mp3 at the bottom of the post.  I don't know message board computer language well enough to post a link with confidence.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: snogrog on January 28, 2009, 08:23:43 PM
Sup experienced FOT people and itunes users.  if today is Wednesday and its the evening, when does the podcast from yesterday become available?

Thanks for all of your wisdom

Usually sometime on Thursday.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: around the bend on January 29, 2009, 06:59:45 PM
Sup experienced FOT people and itunes users.  if today is Wednesday and its the evening, when does the podcast from yesterday become available?

Thanks for all of your wisdom

Usually sometime on Thursday.

Cool man thanks
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: andrew_in_bk on February 04, 2009, 12:06:08 PM
Am I missing something about the Mike Show?

Is it real? Or is this all an elaborate ruse?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on February 04, 2009, 12:32:17 PM
the mike show is very real. 
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: andrew_in_bk on February 04, 2009, 12:33:11 PM
Good. Thanks for clearing that up.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: reallynotclever on February 07, 2009, 06:46:00 PM
Hi, how are you?  I was wondering which episode of The Best Show "Gingivitis" could be found.   I've been looking and I still haven't found it.  Any help would be appreciated. Cheers!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: DoodleJump! on February 09, 2009, 12:19:55 AM
Hi, how are you?  I was wondering which episode of The Best Show "Gingivitis" could be found.   I've been looking and I still haven't found it.  Any help would be appreciated. Cheers!
I have often wondered the same thing, and will check back repeatedly for an answer!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: timmx on February 09, 2009, 10:48:01 AM
the mike show is very real. 

I would add that it's too real.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: masterofsparks on February 10, 2009, 07:54:34 PM
Hi, how are you?  I was wondering which episode of The Best Show "Gingivitis" could be found.   I've been looking and I still haven't found it.  Any help would be appreciated. Cheers!
I have often wondered the same thing, and will check back repeatedly for an answer!

1/25/05

Keep in mind that the clip in the theme song is pretty much the entire call since Tom busts him on it pretty much immediately. The call is about 1 hr and 3 minutes into the show.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: reallynotclever on February 11, 2009, 01:40:17 PM
Thank you very, very much!  I tip my hat to you, masterofsparks.  You're the best! 
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: birdleisure on February 11, 2009, 06:02:28 PM
I wish I could hear the complete shows which are missing from the archives. I assume many of the missing shows have skits which show up on the CD releases. Does anyone else wish this or know an "approved" way of hearing these? 
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: DoodleJump! on February 12, 2009, 12:16:33 AM
Other than the obvious option of buying the cds to listen to the missing sketches, can't think of anything else. At least not the entire portion of the shows.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: masterofsparks on February 12, 2009, 06:26:58 AM
There is a way, birdleisure. There is a way.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: birdleisure on February 13, 2009, 02:26:42 AM
good to know. I can't wait for the way to make itself known to me. I hope it has something to do with 50 posts.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: masterofsparks on February 13, 2009, 05:46:56 AM
I think you're onto something.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: birdleisure on February 13, 2009, 03:58:25 PM
nice. looks like it is go time.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Alvaro from GM on February 21, 2009, 04:02:23 AM
50 posts?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Athrogate on February 27, 2009, 09:55:53 PM
hey I noticed that when there wasn't a best show, an older episode was notched in. In July of 08 a podcast from June 26, 2001 was put in, and in that ep Tom speaks of his fooseball partner Mike. I couldn't believe my ears. Could this Mike be the Mike that would take up his associate producer crown years later?

(It's the Augie Richards episode.)
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: snailed on March 09, 2009, 08:25:18 PM
have there been any animated videos done to best show bits?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: emma on March 09, 2009, 10:17:17 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkiOlsRnmnc[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQH7mTUEhro&feature=related[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNceoTi6B2g&feature=related[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZItl3Z_0jek&feature=related[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN9BhuzQjeU&feature=related[/youtube]

These are just a couple - do a youtube search for "best show on wfmu" and you'll turn up a bunch of entries from the video/art contest.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Josh on March 09, 2009, 11:08:15 PM
See also Petey's list of Video and Art Contest (http://www.friendsoftom.com/videoartcontest.shtml) entries.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: DoodleJump! on March 09, 2009, 11:19:20 PM
Kibblesmith's puppet videos are my favorite! They are so goshdarn cute/funny!
Also, the vid of Scharpling, Oswalt, Gibbard, and Leo performing "Take a Chance on Me" is one of my all-time favorites. Classic!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Sara from Chicago on March 27, 2009, 03:27:28 PM
This is potentially a really stupid question, but here goes. My favorite non-celebrity caller is named (I think) Ben Kuroc (sp)? The one who speaks perfect English because it's his second language. I heard he was on the boards but I haven't seen a username that's really obviously him. Can anyone tell me if he is on here, and/or what his name is, etc?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on March 27, 2009, 04:38:11 PM
This is potentially a really stupid question, but here goes. My favorite non-celebrity caller is named (I think) Ben Kuroc (sp)? The one who speaks perfect English because it's his second language. I heard he was on the boards but I haven't seen a username that's really obviously him. Can anyone tell me if he is on here, and/or what his name is, etc?

I also am a fan of Ben Karak (sp?) 's perfect enunciation.  Guy needs his own radio show.  No idea if he hangs out here.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Jouster on March 28, 2009, 06:39:40 PM
Ben Kharakh is Keith Whitener.  He also posts frequently at aspecialthing.com under the same name.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Regular Joe on March 29, 2009, 01:10:12 PM
Ben Kharakh is Keith Whitener.  He also posts frequently at aspecialthing.com under the same name.

Shocking reveal! The mask has been pulled from Ben Kharakh's face!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: 2Bucks on March 29, 2009, 10:30:03 PM
Can somebody please let me know when the original "shop for a coffin" call was made.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Pastor Josh on March 29, 2009, 11:07:14 PM
I heard Tom say not too long ago that the show used to be mostly music and has evolved.  What was the general scope of how the show evolved?  I realize I could just listen to every episode, but I'm curious about the broad outline.   Did the show become more ocnversational as regulars began calling in, or did the show's becoming more conversational allow/inspire regular callers?  Have the fake calls been coming since the beginning?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: AaronC on March 30, 2009, 12:01:21 AM
I heard Tom say not too long ago that the show used to be mostly music and has evolved.  What was the general scope of how the show evolved?  I realize I could just listen to every episode, but I'm curious about the broad outline.   Did the show become more ocnversational as regulars began calling in, or did the show's becoming more conversational allow/inspire regular callers?  Have the fake calls been coming since the beginning?


I recommend this podcast for a history of the show:  http://astradio.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=231533 (http://astradio.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=231533)
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Sara from Chicago on March 30, 2009, 11:23:48 AM
Ben Kharakh is Keith Whitener.  He also posts frequently at aspecialthing.com under the same name.

Thank you!!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Pastor Josh on March 30, 2009, 11:40:34 AM
I heard Tom say not too long ago that the show used to be mostly music and has evolved.  What was the general scope of how the show evolved?  I realize I could just listen to every episode, but I'm curious about the broad outline.   Did the show become more ocnversational as regulars began calling in, or did the show's becoming more conversational allow/inspire regular callers?  Have the fake calls been coming since the beginning?


I recommend this podcast for a history of the show:  [url]http://astradio.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=231533[/url] ([url]http://astradio.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=231533[/url])


I've heard that, and that might be where I'd heard him talk baout the show's evolution.  I give it anohter listen, though.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Jouster on March 30, 2009, 04:00:25 PM
Tom was exaggerating, or at least stretching the timeline, when he said that, I think.  Tom did a music show on WFMU pre-Best Show, and the early Best Shows had a lot more music, but the call-ins were basically along the same lines.  Tom definitely got better as the years passed, but the early shows aren't so different than now - a little less topic-driven, maybe.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Alvaro from GM on April 09, 2009, 03:06:30 AM
He only introduced the topics towards the end of 2004.  Before that it was almost always open phone Tuesdays.  The callers started out not respecting him at all and around 2005 I think he started getting more of a handle on things.  I haven't heard the 2006 and 2007 years yet though, so your guess is as good as mine in that.  I am still in the era where Spike calls in pranking Tom, and has only once called in for the topic (worst song = "J-Ho - Jenny from the Block").

If anything pre-topic it was more conversational, he seems to keep tighter reigns on the callers and @APMike probably helps a great deal.

The first episode has two conspicuously famous sounding sports fans and I believe that there were even one or two fake calls on the original all music show that Tom did, unless I'm mistaken and Rot, Rock, and Rule wasn't from that show.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on April 09, 2009, 08:39:59 AM
I heard Tom say not too long ago that the show used to be mostly music and has evolved.  What was the general scope of how the show evolved?  I realize I could just listen to every episode, but I'm curious about the broad outline.   Did the show become more ocnversational as regulars began calling in, or did the show's becoming more conversational allow/inspire regular callers?  Have the fake calls been coming since the beginning?

Fake calls?  Wait WHAAAAATTTT??????
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Reeleyes on June 18, 2009, 10:22:42 PM
Does Tom really read comics?

Why didn't Tom rip Kevin Smith a new one when Mike had him on the phone?

When calling in what are the rules on mentioning Wurster and the fake calls?

Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: nec13 on June 18, 2009, 10:35:04 PM
Why didn't Tom rip Kevin Smith a new one when Mike had him on the phone?

It must have been that delicious fruit basket that Kevin Smith sent to Tom last Christmas that won his affection.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: dave from knoxville on June 19, 2009, 09:09:24 AM
Does Tom really read comics?

      Does Bryce live behind the Lady Foot Locker?

Why didn't Tom rip Kevin Smith a new one when Mike had him on the phone?

      Because Tom is a gentleman, you ettiquedummy

When calling in what are the rules on mentioning Wurster and the fake calls?

      I haven't the slightest idea what you are saying here. Where is "Wurster"?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Bryan on June 19, 2009, 09:54:03 AM

When calling in what are the rules on mentioning Wurster and the fake calls?


You probably shouldn't do it. A passing reference to a character would be just fine, but don't bring up the CDs or Wurster.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Reeleyes on June 21, 2009, 03:20:36 PM
Does Tom really read comics?

      Does Bryce live behind the Lady Foot Locker?

Why didn't Tom rip Kevin Smith a new one when Mike had him on the phone?

      Because Tom is a gentleman, you ettiquedummy

When calling in what are the rules on mentioning Wurster and the fake calls?

      I haven't the slightest idea what you are saying here. Where is "Wurster"?


Thanks for the tips. New question: What is the song sung by Tom, Ted Leo, and everyone else at the end of the marathon show?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on June 21, 2009, 04:53:28 PM
It was the song about the Sugar Bear. Wasn't it?

Does Tom really read comics?

      Does Bryce live behind the Lady Foot Locker?

Why didn't Tom rip Kevin Smith a new one when Mike had him on the phone?

      Because Tom is a gentleman, you ettiquedummy

When calling in what are the rules on mentioning Wurster and the fake calls?

      I haven't the slightest idea what you are saying here. Where is "Wurster"?


Thanks for the tips. New question: What is the song sung by Tom, Ted Leo, and everyone else at the end of the marathon show?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: dave from knoxville on June 21, 2009, 08:01:24 PM
Are you talking about the song by my favorite Beatle, Elton John?

It was the song about the Sugar Bear. Wasn't it?

Does Tom really read comics?

      Does Bryce live behind the Lady Foot Locker?

Why didn't Tom rip Kevin Smith a new one when Mike had him on the phone?

      Because Tom is a gentleman, you ettiquedummy

When calling in what are the rules on mentioning Wurster and the fake calls?

      I haven't the slightest idea what you are saying here. Where is "Wurster"?


Thanks for the tips. New question: What is the song sung by Tom, Ted Leo, and everyone else at the end of the marathon show?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Reeleyes on June 21, 2009, 10:20:31 PM
Are you talking about the song by my favorite Beatle, Elton John?

Someone saved my life tonight. I "wiki-ed" it.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Pastor Josh on June 21, 2009, 10:35:57 PM

When calling in what are the rules on mentioning Wurster and the fake calls?


You probably shouldn't do it. A passing reference to a character would be just fine, but don't bring up the CDs or Wurster.

He also doesn't like questions about Monk.  Micky Dolenz ruins everything.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on June 21, 2009, 10:44:15 PM

When calling in what are the rules on mentioning Wurster and the fake calls?


You probably shouldn't do it. A passing reference to a character would be just fine, but don't bring up the CDs or Wurster.

He also doesn't like questions about Monk.  Micky Dolenz ruins everything.

I thought the Monk thing was some legal obligation.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Pastor Josh on June 21, 2009, 10:48:15 PM

When calling in what are the rules on mentioning Wurster and the fake calls?


You probably shouldn't do it. A passing reference to a character would be just fine, but don't bring up the CDs or Wurster.

He also doesn't like questions about Monk.  Micky Dolenz ruins everything.

I thought the Monk thing was some legal obligation.

I don't think religious vows are legally binding, although Tom might cede authority to a higher court.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: dave from knoxville on June 22, 2009, 10:56:53 PM

When calling in what are the rules on mentioning Wurster and the fake calls?


You probably shouldn't do it. A passing reference to a character would be just fine, but don't bring up the CDs or Wurster.

It's just preference; Andy B talks about Monk constantly on 7SD

He also doesn't like questions about Monk.  Micky Dolenz ruins everything.

I thought the Monk thing was some legal obligation.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Steve of Bloomington on June 22, 2009, 11:14:27 PM
I do recall a Wurster call where he was talking about a detective show with a character named 'Munch'.


When calling in what are the rules on mentioning Wurster and the fake calls?


You probably shouldn't do it. A passing reference to a character would be just fine, but don't bring up the CDs or Wurster.

It's just preference; Andy B talks about Monk constantly on 7SD

He also doesn't like questions about Monk.  Micky Dolenz ruins everything.

I thought the Monk thing was some legal obligation.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Maine Man on September 11, 2009, 08:38:08 PM
"I smoked cheeba with Peter Tork".
Apparently Peter Tork is much nicer than Mickey Dolenz.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: fonpr on September 11, 2009, 11:18:56 PM
I thought it was the Monk and Monkee connection.    Am I off track?


I did not buy the In The Pool cassette today at Goodwill.  Mistake?


Never mind I got my answer on Amazon:      Monkees (Johnny) (Staten Island NY USA) -

Very good try from Mickey,Davy & Peter. This CD came out in 1987 after there 1986 reunion tour. Good songs,Plus good vocals. Mickey and Davy did not play on it. Peter did played on one song. So if you are looking to buy this one, you won't go wrong. Enjoy it. I own five of this copy.













I'll go back and get it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: JustNicole on September 21, 2009, 05:33:26 PM
I have a question about certain reply responses on the board.  Sometimes people will just reply something but not add anything to say.  I'm not sure if they're just bumping the thread or whether it means they agree or something else entirely.  I'm just wondering what the meaning behind that is.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: dave from knoxville on September 21, 2009, 06:04:48 PM
It's usually Fredericks.

He's playing with your head.

Media squat.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: fonpr on September 21, 2009, 06:20:34 PM
It's usually Fredericks.

He's playing with your head.

Media squat.

Robert Franklin, the show's producer, said that the programs generated large numbers of letters from desperately ill people, many of whom seemed to think that Fredericks was a medical doctor. (This is not surprising because generally he was introduced as "Dr. Fredericks.")


Media Squat is on right now Dave-O.

It inspired me to find the quote above.

Thanks for giving me a good place to use it.


To poster on Dave's head.

When I first got here I found the quote thing weird too.  I believe your theory is correct.

That, and sometimes people manipulate the quotes.

I advise reading carefully.

Sincerely,

Dr. Fredericks
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: citizenlewis on September 21, 2009, 06:25:32 PM
I'll be in the New York/New Jersey area in a few weeks and I'm wondering what sites I should hit on my self-guided best show tour.  Tom's boyhood home?  Elementary school?  Jim Hanley's?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: buffcoat on September 21, 2009, 10:09:53 PM
I have a question about certain reply responses on the board.  Sometimes people will just reply something but not add anything to say.  I'm not sure if they're just bumping the thread or whether it means they agree or something else entirely.  I'm just wondering what the meaning behind that is.

Wes, do you want to handle this one?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: fonpr on September 21, 2009, 10:28:28 PM
I have a question about certain reply responses on the board.  Sometimes people will just reply something but not add anything to say.  I'm not sure if they're just bumping the thread or whether it means they agree or something else entirely.  I'm just wondering what the meaning behind that is.

Wes, do you want to handle this one?


Come on, Buff, spit it out.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: buffcoat on September 22, 2009, 10:10:26 AM
I have a question about certain reply responses on the board.  Sometimes people will just reply something but not add anything to say.  I'm not sure if they're just bumping the thread or whether it means they agree or something else entirely.  I'm just wondering what the meaning behind that is.

Wes, do you want to handle this one?
I don't get it either, Fredericksddy.



Come on, Buff, spit it out.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: JustNicole on September 23, 2009, 11:01:11 PM
I'll make sure to read the replies better.  Thank you.

Also, what is the protocol for changing user names?  I'm no longer in VA.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: fonpr on September 23, 2009, 11:05:59 PM
I have a question about certain reply responses on the board.  Sometimes people will just reply something but not add anything to say.  I'm not sure if they're just bumping the thread or whether it means they agree or something else entirely.  I'm just wondering what the meaning behind that is.

Wes, do you want to handle this one?
I don't get it either, Fredericksddy.

WHO'S WES??  For Goodness Sakes!

Scratchcoat?


Come on, Buff, spit it out.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Tony on September 24, 2009, 03:48:02 AM
Hello all since this is the place where apparently all life question are answer, for new folks to the FOT boards, I need help. Im trying to listen to old best show archives (pre pop up player) but cant seem to be able to. I downloaded the most recent Realaudio player but it doesnt seem to be able to play it or even load it. Is there a certain Real Audio or other player I should be using to listen. Any help would be very appreciated
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: JustNicole on September 28, 2009, 06:33:39 PM
So, if there is no protocol to changing user names, I'm just going to change mine.  I'm not in VA anymore and don't plan on going back to live so, I will no longer be NicolefromVA any more.  I'll just be JustNicole so that my location won't tie me down.  Hope it's cool.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: fonpr on September 28, 2009, 06:49:25 PM
Hope it's cool.

Personally, it disturbs me.

But you better ask Buffcoat.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: JustNicole on September 28, 2009, 08:59:11 PM
Hope it's cool.

Personally, it disturbs me.

But you better ask Buffcoat.

oh boy.  I knew this was a bad idea.  Sorry it disturbs you, Fredericks.

I guess it's up to you, Mr. Buffcoat, sir? 
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: buffcoat on September 28, 2009, 09:18:20 PM
Hope it's cool.

Personally, it disturbs me.

But you better ask Buffcoat.

oh boy.  I knew this was a bad idea.  Sorry it disturbs you, Fredericks.

I guess it's up to you, Mr. Buffcoat, sir? 


Accepted.


We eventually need a concordance, I can't ever remember what Dorvid's going by these days.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: fonpr on September 28, 2009, 09:29:34 PM
Hope it's cool.

Personally, it disturbs me.

But you better ask Buffcoat.

oh boy.  I knew this was a bad idea.  Sorry it disturbs you, Fredericks.

I guess it's up to you, Mr. Buffcoat, sir? 


Accepted.


We eventually need a concordance, I can't ever remember what Dorvid's going by these days.
I Concur
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: JustNicole on September 28, 2009, 10:04:17 PM
I appreciate it  :)
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: nec13 on September 28, 2009, 11:39:37 PM
We eventually need a concordance, I can't ever remember what Dorvid's going by these days.

Dorvid has now assumed the name Barry Egan.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: buffcoat on September 29, 2009, 09:35:36 AM
We eventually need a concordance, I can't ever remember what Dorvid's going by these days.

Dorvid has now assumed the name Barry Egan.


Hey ex-TeRG, your irony/sarcasm detector was really in bad shape last night, baby.  But we're still all rooting fer ya!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Bryan on September 29, 2009, 02:09:40 PM
Hello all since this is the place where apparently all life question are answer, for new folks to the FOT boards, I need help. Im trying to listen to old best show archives (pre pop up player) but cant seem to be able to. I downloaded the most recent Realaudio player but it doesnt seem to be able to play it or even load it. Is there a certain Real Audio or other player I should be using to listen. Any help would be very appreciated


Hi Tony. Have a look at this page (http://wfmu.org/ssaudionet.shtml) for tips.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Tony on October 07, 2009, 04:00:39 AM
Hello all since this is the place where apparently all life question are answer, for new folks to the FOT boards, I need help. Im trying to listen to old best show archives (pre pop up player) but cant seem to be able to. I downloaded the most recent Realaudio player but it doesnt seem to be able to play it or even load it. Is there a certain Real Audio or other player I should be using to listen. Any help would be very appreciated


Hi Tony. Have a look at this page ([url]http://wfmu.org/ssaudionet.shtml[/url]) for tips.


Been there a bunch of times. If some one could give me a direct link to the exact player I need because Ive download like three different ones and none of them seem to work. They just wont download the archive on to it
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: fonpr on October 07, 2009, 03:24:38 PM

Hi Tony. Have a look at this page ([url]http://wfmu.org/ssaudionet.shtml[/url]) for tips.


Don't be fooled kid, there's no money left on the table there.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Bryan on October 07, 2009, 04:42:59 PM
Hello all since this is the place where apparently all life question are answer, for new folks to the FOT boards, I need help. Im trying to listen to old best show archives (pre pop up player) but cant seem to be able to. I downloaded the most recent Realaudio player but it doesnt seem to be able to play it or even load it. Is there a certain Real Audio or other player I should be using to listen. Any help would be very appreciated


Hi Tony. Have a look at this page ([url]http://wfmu.org/ssaudionet.shtml[/url]) for tips.


Been there a bunch of times. If some one could give me a direct link to the exact player I need because Ive download like three different ones and none of them seem to work. They just wont download the archive on to it


You can't play the stream at all? Or you can't download it onto your computer? As far as I know, there's no easy 1-click solution to downloading streaming audio. They don't want you to download it.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: fonpr on October 07, 2009, 06:40:09 PM
[ As far as I know, there's no easy 1-click solution to downloading streaming audio. They don't want you to download it.

Probably shouldn't post then ehh Bryan.

We want solutions.

Dere.

Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Tony on October 15, 2009, 03:16:30 AM
Hello all since this is the place where apparently all life question are answer, for new folks to the FOT boards, I need help. Im trying to listen to old best show archives (pre pop up player) but cant seem to be able to. I downloaded the most recent Realaudio player but it doesnt seem to be able to play it or even load it. Is there a certain Real Audio or other player I should be using to listen. Any help would be very appreciated


Hi Tony. Have a look at this page ([url]http://wfmu.org/ssaudionet.shtml[/url]) for tips.


Been there a bunch of times. If some one could give me a direct link to the exact player I need because Ive download like three different ones and none of them seem to work. They just wont download the archive on to it


You can't play the stream at all? Or you can't download it onto your computer? As far as I know, there's no easy 1-click solution to downloading streaming audio. They don't want you to download it.


Allow me to explain more. All audio files before pop up player via September 30, 208 are all real audio. Im not trying to down load, im just trying to listen but I can seem to find the right player to play them. Ive been to the help page and Ive down loaded Real audio and real 10 but neither seem to work. Thwy just wont load them, no error is shown or anything,  they just wont load.

As I said before any help would be appreciated
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Christina on October 15, 2009, 10:10:44 AM
Allow me to explain more. All audio files before pop up player via September 30, 208 are all real audio. Im not trying to down load, im just trying to listen but I can seem to find the right player to play them. Ive been to the help page and Ive down loaded Real audio and real 10 but neither seem to work. Thwy just wont load them, no error is shown or anything,  they just wont load.

As I said before any help would be appreciated

This is going to sound stupid, but have you tried uninstalling Real Audio (both versions if they're both still on your computer) and then reinstalling? Real Audio is pretty fussy. I had it just simply stop working at one point - nothing happened when I dl-ed a file, just like what you seem to be getting. I removed the real audio player, re-downloaded & installed and it worked fine. btw, this was their troubleshoot when I went to the real audio site too.

the 21st century equivalent of banging your fist on top of the teevee to fix the reception ...
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: fonpr on October 15, 2009, 11:10:06 AM

the 21st century equivalent of banging your fist on top of the teevee to fix the reception ...

Now we're talking!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: shaniac on November 02, 2009, 09:33:20 PM
Hey folks, I hope this is the right place for this noob question:

I've been pouring through the archives (not chronologically), and I am lost as to the real identity of Skag Winesack/Freedom Hawk DJ and others like them  (if you tell me it's Wurster that would blow my mind!). Also, did Skag and his ilk stop calling in sometime during the last 2 or 3 years?

thanks,
Shane

EDIT: NEVERMIND....I coulda also read the first few posts of this thread (or deleted this one).

What a butchering of a first post on a message board.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: fonpr on November 02, 2009, 10:01:34 PM


What a butchering of a first post on a message board.

I really enjoyed your post keep it up.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: shaniac on November 02, 2009, 10:55:53 PM
I do recall a Wurster call where he was talking about a detective show with a character named 'Munch'.


I was actually thinking about that bit recently--doesn't anyone remember the show it appeared on?

also, I didn't see this answered elsewhere: I am under the impression the reason Tom can't discuss Monk or S&W CDs has to do with conflict of interest laws--like you can't promote your own products on your own radio show.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: fonpr on November 02, 2009, 11:08:53 PM
I do recall a Wurster call where he was talking about a detective show with a character named 'Munch'.


I was actually thinking about that bit recently--doesn't anyone remember the show it appeared on?

also, I didn't see this answered elsewhere: I am under the impression the reason Tom can't discuss Monk or S&W CDs has to do with conflict of interest laws--like you can't promote your own products on your own radio show.

It has been discussed around here somewhere.  Discussed quite a bit actually.

Tom can't discuss Monk or S&W CDs has to do with conflict of interest laws--like you can't promote your own products on your own radio show.

WARM.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Jouster on November 04, 2009, 02:20:38 AM
I do recall a Wurster call where he was talking about a detective show with a character named 'Munch'.



I was actually thinking about that bit recently--doesn't anyone remember the show it appeared on?

also, I didn't see this answered elsewhere: I am under the impression the reason Tom can't discuss Monk or S&W CDs has to do with conflict of interest laws--like you can't promote your own products on your own radio show.


See this thread: http://www.friendsoftom.com/forum/index.php/topic,4317.0.html
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: chuck from cedar rapids on January 11, 2010, 10:22:15 PM
Hey guys, this is actually my first post. I'm a new listener and I'm doing my best to devour all the Best Show related media I can find.

Here's my question: in an effort to track down all the Scharpling & Wurster CDs, I checked Tom's Wikipedia entry (specifically the discography section). Everything is available on iTunes except for these two items:


How do I get obtain these albums?

Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: moonshake on January 12, 2010, 09:01:52 AM
Hey guys, this is actually my first post. I'm a new listener and I'm doing my best to devour all the Best Show related media I can find.

Here's my question: in an effort to track down all the Scharpling & Wurster CDs, I checked Tom's Wikipedia entry (specifically the discography section). Everything is available on iTunes except for these two items:

  • At The Speed Of Sound (Stereolaffs, 2009)
  • Best Show Uncovered Vol. 1 (2010) (MP3 CD)

How do I get obtain these albums?

Thanks guys.

Those are limited edition CDs that are available only by pledging money to Tom's show during WFMU's pledge-drive. It looks like you might still be able to get the 2010 MP3 CD by pledging here: https://www.wfmu.org/marathon/pledge.php

Not sure about the Speed of Sound CD. That was from the previous marathon.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: chuck from cedar rapids on January 12, 2010, 11:02:40 AM
Hey guys, this is actually my first post. I'm a new listener and I'm doing my best to devour all the Best Show related media I can find.

Here's my question: in an effort to track down all the Scharpling & Wurster CDs, I checked Tom's Wikipedia entry (specifically the discography section). Everything is available on iTunes except for these two items:

  • At The Speed Of Sound (Stereolaffs, 2009)
  • Best Show Uncovered Vol. 1 (2010) (MP3 CD)

How do I get obtain these albums?

Thanks guys.

Those are limited edition CDs that are available only by pledging money to Tom's show during WFMU's pledge-drive. It looks like you might still be able to get the 2010 MP3 CD by pledging here: https://www.wfmu.org/marathon/pledge.php

Not sure about the Speed of Sound CD. That was from the previous marathon.

Thanks for the response! I actually donated two days ago so I'm looking forward to receiving the MP3 CD.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: dbvader on January 24, 2010, 02:12:22 PM
Is there a reason The Best Show is not on iTunes anymore?  The last update I received is from November and if I search the show, nothing comes up.  Probably a well trod topic, but a search didn't turn anything up.

Thanks

Rick
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: fonpr on January 24, 2010, 03:11:42 PM
Is there a reason The Best Show is not on iTunes anymore?  The last update I received is from November and if I search the show, nothing comes up.  Probably a well trod topic, but a search didn't turn anything up.

Thanks

Rick

Yeah, what is the problem?  I ran into the same thing.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: chuck from cedar rapids on January 24, 2010, 03:39:39 PM
Is there a reason The Best Show is not on iTunes anymore?  The last update I received is from November and if I search the show, nothing comes up.  Probably a well trod topic, but a search didn't turn anything up.

Thanks

Rick


Yeah, what is the problem?  I ran into the same thing.


This is interesting. I'm able to find the Best Show on WFMU and Best Show Gems with the search string "best show on WFMU".

If you aren't subscribed, you may have to download each show individually. My suggestion: access the iTunes store, click on the "Podcasts" tab, and try to search again.

Alternatively, have you tried using the iTunes link at http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/BS (http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/BS)?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: dave from knoxville on January 25, 2010, 03:59:44 PM
You know, there are several podcasts listed at the WFMU podcasts page that I can never get to come up in the iTunes podcast search. For instance, I can never find the WFMU Nardwuar podcast link (which is OK, because I get it through CITR, and I think I have done it for about as long as I can stand anyway.) I wonder if its machine specific. Let me try from here and get back to you.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Fullmetalsp1 on November 25, 2012, 04:28:39 AM
Hey guys

Really sorry to breath life into an old topic that I am sure regulars are sick of but I am interested in advice from someone who is more computer savvy than I.
I have tried all advice that I could find on downloading early episodes of the show using the streaming capture wizard on VLC, however, I cannot seem to get the stream past the 2:38 mark without it stopping for no apparent reason.
If anyone has worked out a method of capturing old episodes of the show that I NEED to get me through an incredibly tedious job, I would much appreciate your assistance.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Epic Soundtracks on November 25, 2012, 03:35:55 PM
I hear you full metal. Except my problem is my newly installed Mountain Lion won't let me download real player so all the eps before like 2008 are unavailable to me. Hate it!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Purple Aki on December 11, 2012, 08:38:11 PM
Is Spike and Larry Da Perv for real? Surely not, they must be at least partly putting on a character.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: wood and iron on December 11, 2012, 09:07:30 PM
Is Spike and Larry Da Perv for real? Surely not, they must be at least partly putting on a character.

My estimation: LDP is a well developed character (my favorite part is his email address name was Lawrence D. Pervison) and Spike is as real as real gets.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: cameron on March 30, 2013, 12:19:21 PM
This is a great topic, super informative. I wish I could think of a question to ask
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Lenny from New Orleans on April 07, 2013, 02:32:49 AM
Hi folks, technical question, what app can I use to listen to the realmedia episodes from the archives on an iPad? I loaded the realplayer app but it won't play the episodes. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: justinmh05 on April 27, 2013, 01:08:40 PM
I have a question about the bit where Matt Walsh calls in to promote his Daily Show special in 2002, and gets pestered by Horatio Sanz, Jon Benjamin and a third caller. The third caller annoys Matt by continuously praising Ian Roberts. Does anyone know if that was Jon Glaser playing the third caller?
Title: archives
Post by: Jamie on April 30, 2013, 06:16:37 PM
Is there a way to get older shows from the archives onto an iphone?
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Josh on April 18, 2014, 11:30:35 AM
I have a question about the bit where Matt Walsh calls in to promote his Daily Show special in 2002, and gets pestered by Horatio Sanz, Jon Benjamin and a third caller. The third caller annoys Matt by continuously praising Ian Roberts. Does anyone know if that was Jon Glaser playing the third caller?

I think that was Sam Seder.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: JeffertonFromTX on June 12, 2014, 03:26:51 PM
This may have been addressed somewhere before (and this may not even be the topic to ask this in) BUT, what are Tom's favorite comics of all time? Or maybe just what he may be reading now? I always wonder about that when he mentions comics.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Stanley on June 13, 2014, 08:48:30 AM
For some reason I am not able to update/change my avatar pic here on the FOT Forum. What am I doing incorrectly?  Can you not make changes to your avatar/profile picture?
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Stanley on June 27, 2014, 02:22:00 PM
Aww man, what, no helpful response from any fellow FOTs on this one? Maybe it's just me, I can't seem to locate where to do this in the edit profile section of this thing...
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: BadGuyZero on June 27, 2014, 11:18:18 PM
Profile > Forum Profile > Choose File
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: Stanley on July 10, 2014, 01:10:25 PM
Profile > Forum Profile > Choose File

Thank You BadGuyZero!
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: justinmh05 on August 18, 2014, 09:05:57 AM
I have a question about the bit where Matt Walsh calls in to promote his Daily Show special in 2002, and gets pestered by Horatio Sanz, Jon Benjamin and a third caller. The third caller annoys Matt by continuously praising Ian Roberts. Does anyone know if that was Jon Glaser playing the third caller?

I think that was Sam Seder.

I am pretty sure it's Jon Glaser, not Sam Seder.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: JeSStradiol on August 19, 2014, 11:07:00 AM
So I have a question.
1.So if I wanted to talk about This weeks Jon Popper/Gary the Squirrel exchange.
Would it be better form to add to a previous topic about Gary or just start a new topic?
Thanks sorry if it's a dumb question.
Title: Re: Hey New People - Any Questions?
Post by: AspiringCanadian on August 19, 2014, 11:32:07 AM
So I have a question.
1.So if I wanted to talk about This weeks Jon Popper/Gary the Squirrel exchange.
Would it be better form to add to a previous topic about Gary or just start a new topic?
Thanks sorry if it's a dumb question.

I don't think there are many set rules around here.  Start a new thread and post away!