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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #1425 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. 


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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #1426 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:


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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #1427 on: March 04, 2009, 01:11:26 PM »
Also, I'm pretty sure he called a dude Honey.

I think I heard that too.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #1428 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.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #1429 on: March 04, 2009, 02:18:18 PM »
Tom can do it. WE can do it. Huzzah and stuff.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #1430 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.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #1431 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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1lXTNVp4IY&eurl=http://www.bymennen.com/2007/12/my-favorite-jingle.html


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.


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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #1432 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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1lXTNVp4IY&eurl=http://www.bymennen.com/2007/12/my-favorite-jingle.html


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.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #1433 on: March 04, 2009, 04:05:34 PM »
oh, thanks. there would have definitely been dashing.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #1434 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!
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #1435 on: March 05, 2009, 03:49:28 AM »
L.A. Woman was Tom's song last year.  Take a Chance on Me was bonus.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #1436 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.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #1437 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.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #1438 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.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #1439 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.