Happy New Year! Tony and Gary kick off 2015 with a free-wheeling, surprising interview with comedian and Saturday Night Live vet Joe Piscopo! Wait until you hear Joe talk, openly and hilariously, about his personal life! Also, Gary receives a WONDERFUL gift from Joe Palka–actor, radio host, and husband of Episode #23 guest, Sue Palka–so the guys get him on the phone to thank him (and they talk to Sue again, too)! Plus: Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Resolutions. Yes, you read that right!
Tony and Gary close out 2014 and welcome in 2015 by celebrating their MORE Broadcasting family and their personal families! Our longest show ever includes appearances by Oscar Santana, Robb Spewak, and MIKE O’MEARA!!! It’s a mini Mike O’Meara Show! Then, Tony’s son Connor stops by, we hear Gary’s son Ben playing some AMAZING guitar, and both Gary AND Tony’s mothers join in on the fun! It is a real gut-busting family extravaganza! Happy New Year!
Tony and Gary and Rob Ford celebrate the holidays with special guest SUE PALKA, FOX 5’s legendary Chief Meteorologist! Sue talks about her 31 years in the business and shares some very funny stories! Plus: Irritating Christmas cards; Rob Ford updates us on his possible “Date Lab” date; bizarre Christmas songs; Gary has an UPBEAT encounter with a star (!); and we announce a Christmas Day episode of our TV show, “Off the Cuff”!
Tony and Gary have a great, wide ranging conversation with the great comedian, Louis Anderson, and revisit his life-changing appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”; Gary talks about his issues with email; a new episode of “What Were They Thinking” features Ethel Merman; Tony offers his “Holiday Gift Guide”; and the guys announce ANOTHER TV episode of “Off the Cuff”!
As it turns out, thanks to our crack research team (YOU, the listeners, and our producer/engineer Rob Ford), we are able to provide much needed follow-up information to virtually everything we covered in Episode 20! Washington Post Magazine “Date Lab” matchmaker Christina Antoniades tells us just how those “Date Lab” couples are picked, and what the success rate is; we learn the scientific reasons for the male anatomy in “The TRUE Saga of the Scrotum”; listeners tell us what accessories they’d like in their coffins; “Darlene Edwards” blows us away AGAIN; and Tony and Gary share some VERY cool TV news!
In our landmark 20th episode, Tony laments the aging process; Gary questions whether or not the “Creation of Man” went well; Tony has as issue with The Washington Post Magazine’s “Date Lab” feature; a special, DOUBLE edition of “What Were They Thinking”, featuring Jo Stafford and Paul Weston (a/k/a Jonathan and Darlene Edwards) AND Gilbert O’Sullivan; plus, a tribute to the late, great, Mike Nichols.
In this AMAZING episode, Tony and Gary talk to David Cassidy…..yes, THE David Cassidy who was also Keith Partridge of The Partridge Family! David was once the BIGGEST TEEN IDOL IN THE WORLD, and still performs today to sell-out crowds of devoted fans. In this surprisingly candid and emotional conversation, David opens up about fame and family (including his complicated relationship with his father, actor Jack Cassidy), and his struggle with alcoholism. ALSO: Tony talks about (and defends) his controversial Tweets from last week, in which he finally “gave up” on his beloved Washington Redskins. (His comments were covered by The Washington Post and ESPN Radio!) It’s a show unlike any other episode!
Gary and Tony discuss “Farmville”, “Candy Crush” and other online time-wasters; they mark the death of Saturday morning cartoons; Tony challenges Gary to Trivial Pursuit; “Surreal Moments with the Stars” featuring Jackie Mason; and another edition of “What Were They Thinking”, starring…Bob Dylan!
Tony and Rob Ford receive gifts from Jackie Martling; Gary makes a bad movie-viewing choice for his train ride; we SALUTE our listeners’ creativity; Gary gives us a revealing “heart to heart” talk (really!); AND…”Imus in the Morning” comedian ROB BARTLETT (pictured)! Plus music from Olivia Newton-John and The Spongetones! Another jam-packed show!
Tony’s questionable relationship with his dentist; Gary’s mens’ room incident; why are womens’ restrooms more messy than mens’ restrooms?; “A Day in the Life of Green Acres”, by Barnes and Barnes and Damaskas; “What Were They Thinking?”, featuring R&B great Jackie Wilson; Gary’s “Embarrassing Celebrity Story”. A chock-full episode!