This episode contains what may be the most unbelievable coincidence EVER. You’ll hear it when Gary and Tony call a…..well, you’ll just have to listen to it! Also, the guys make a pitch to appear in the soon-to-be-shot cheesy SyFy network movie, “Sharknado 3”; Gary has an encounter with a drag queen (!); Tony talks about what it was like to perform in concert with “Donnie and the Revolution”; Gary presents “The 5 Words”; and music from Aretha Franklin. Plus, a bonus for the die hards! [Pictured: Art Carney and Joyce Randolph as Ed and Trixie Norton, on “The Honeymooners”]
In this episode, Tony and Gary showcase two of their favorite celebrity interviews. First, Tony and Gary talk to David Cassidy in a 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. David was once the biggest teen idol in the world as Keith Partridge on The Partridge Family, and still performs today to sell-out crowds of devoted fans.
Next, Tony and Gary have a hysterical chat with Emmy Award winner, Tom Bergeron, host of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and America’s Funniest Home Videos! Tom gives the hilariously unexpected inside scoop on those shows plus his time at Hollywood Squares, Good Morning America, FX’s Breakfast Time, and more!
Tony Danza – fresh from the smash opening of his NEW Broadway show, “Honeymoon in Vegas” – talks about the show AND his time on “Taxi” and Who’s the Boss?”; plus, Tony Perkins’ beef with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Terry Crews; Gary’s beef with cemetaries; and music from Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, Mystikal, and Johnny Cash!
The guys discuss the “Age of the Belfie”, and Tony, unfortunately, takes one of his own. Also: Gary tells about a star-studded party he attended when he was fifteen (!), with special guest ROBB SPEWAK providing the much-needed play-by-play! Plus: Quirky News, urinal cakes, a listener-suggested “What Were They Thinking?” starring Pat Boone, AND more amazing music from Mike Massé!
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.