Dismiss Notice
Guest, I have a big favor to ask you. We've been working very hard to establish ourselves on social media. If you like/follow our pages it would be a HUGE help to us. SoSH on Facebook and Inside the Pylon Thanks! Nip

Toucher and Rich --- Everyone Else Has Some Work To Do

Discussion in 'Our Errors are Mistakes: The Media Forum' started by HomeBrew1901, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. BoSoxFink

    BoSoxFink Stripes SoSH Member

    Messages:
    6,833
    Maybe it's just me but them calling Wallach to wake him up in LA and playing bird noises repeatedly had me cracking up.
     
  2. shaggydog2000

    shaggydog2000 Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    2,269
    I was crying laughing.
     
  3. Riconway3155

    Riconway3155 Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    236
    Me too. I'm sure I was getting confused looks while driving to work. I wish I could have seen Fred's face because I feel like he was losing it.
     
  4. dirtynine

    dirtynine Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    4,191
  5. The Napkin

    The Napkin wise ass al kaprielian Dope SoSH Member

    Messages:
    18,009
    Yeah, I caught the replay they did around 9:15 and almost missed a meeting because I didn't want to miss the end.
    I'm not sure why it was funny but it was.
     
  6. 4 6 3 DP

    4 6 3 DP Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

    Messages:
    1,666
    Sarge sucks.
     
  7. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    10,594
    Sarge is such a disaster it's not even funny at this point. What a creep.
     
  8. TheRealness

    TheRealness Don't make him go all Lucic on your ash SoSH Member

    Messages:
    9,836
    "Do you have any scars?"

    Such a weird dude.
     
  9. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    10,594
    Can they get rid of Wallach and replace him with Hardy? Hardy was very good filling in this week so far and when Fred was out.

    Only issue is he may be too much as a 3rd chair with Fred and Rich. He works well on Zolak And Bertrand because they need an active 3rd chair.

    How will Fred die today was great.
     
  10. Sir Lancelotti

    Sir Lancelotti Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    157
    Completely agree, I thought Hardy did a real well today. Quick with the one liners and has a good rapport with Fred and Wallach. I'm a casual listener, and usually automatically tune out if I hear that one of Rich or Fred is off, but they didn't miss a beat today. Its been discussed in this forum before but it reinforces the notion that Fred is the driving force of this show. I definitely notice more of a quality drop off when he is off. There's not many people that can make compelling radio out of a ten minute discussion of "Eddie and the Cruisers", but he's one of them. I run into him at random bars throughout Boston every once in awhile and he is probably the easiest guy to have a beer with in the world, he's definitely not playing a character on the air.
     
  11. steveluck7

    steveluck7 Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    2,287
    What did he say about Eddie and the Cruisers? That was oddly one of my favorite movies as a kid.
    I actually liked the sequel, too.
     
  12. Sir Lancelotti

    Sir Lancelotti Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    157
    They lead off from the break playing "On the Dark Side" which got them riffing about how Springsteen should have filed a lawsuit against the movie producers if it was filmed in Jersey , then talking about how bad the sequel was. It tends to bother some people that want nonstop sports talk but I encourage the pop culture riffs, especially when sports are in their post Super Bowl dead period. A good riff on John Cafferty beats another round of hot takes about where Jimmy G might end up.
     
  13. Riconway3155

    Riconway3155 Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    236
    I loved how the original premise was that Hardy made like 5 different bits and they were going to choose from one of those to play later in the week. How Fred would die was literally the first one and Fred basically said "yea, we are doing this right now" and then there were full phone lines.
     
  14. Rusty13

    Rusty13 Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    2,645
    I personally thought the whole segment was an unfunny disaster (just heard the replay today.) The prepared questions for Sarge were terrible as were his responses, although you could tell he was nervous. Just use Sarge for the sound bit games and nothing else, thanks.

    Agreed on Hardy today. He's a great fill in for Rich, because he can produce alot of bits and seems to have some creative/funny flare. They should have him in even when both Fred AND Rich are gone (if possible.) There is nothing worse than flipping on and hearing Johnston and Flynn (click.)
     
  15. MizzouJackass

    MizzouJackass lurker

    Messages:
    3
    I clicked this on the way to work and I almost veered off I-95 because I was laughing so hard. It's everything - the bird sounds, the fact the neither Fred nor Rich say A WORD, the way Wallach sorta yawns a little bit as if he's used to waking up to the chirping sound of his feathered-brethren. F'n gold.
     
  16. GeorgeCostanza

    GeorgeCostanza Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    4,143
    I hope Bob Saget is ok. He was either hung over, drunk, or they recorded that interview at 5 am.
     
  17. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    10,594
    Sounds like he was probably out until 5am in NYC and got up to do the call. He was in rough shape.
     
  18. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    10,594
    Was listening to T&R this morning and right before break Rich went on a tangent on how "Gronk at Wrestlemania is going to the hottest take of the day" and that the whole take was ridiculous since Gronk barely even made contact and it's all made up. Anyone with that take is just stirring the pot.

    5 seconds after going to break, went to WEEI and they were just leading in with the WWE audio and Gerry, Kirk and Alex were all upset and up in arms about how bad it was and he's going to hurt himself and he should ever have done it.

    Couldn't have tee'd it up any better
     
    #3518 NortheasternPJ, Apr 3, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2017
  19. Rusty13

    Rusty13 Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    2,645
    He took a worse "bump" today from Brady at Fenway.
     
  20. JimBoSox9

    JimBoSox9 will you be my friend? SoSH Member

    Messages:
    16,359
    This morning, Rich had to go home sick & Fred overslept, so we're 10 minutes into a solo Wallach trying to tread water with the assistant producer until Fred makes it in...brilliant radio. Just talked germs and flu shots for five minutes before Wallach remembered he can suck two minutes out of last night game recaps.
     
  21. VamonosPests54

    VamonosPests54 lurker

    Messages:
    2
    Crazy it's been almost a year since Adolfo left. Nick has done a great job taking over street audio duties - Jagr, Backes Boys, asking Sarge dating advice, Pokémon GO and the Snow is "bonanzas" bit have all been pretty funny. Plus he seems like he's got an actual personality. On the other hand, bird sucks.
     
  22. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    10,594
    Fred made a guest appearance at Cask and Flagon today with Hardy during Zo and Beetle and was hammered at 12:30 or so. i missed the first part but the second half with Jaffey was a bit awkward.
     
  23. TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle

    TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    7,024
    They were going over the top ten Simpsons episodes and didn't know what Last Exit to Springfield was about and insisted it shouldn't be one the list, suggesting Canyonero instead. That's just ignorant.
     
  24. kenneycb

    kenneycb Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play SoSH Member

    Messages:
    10,578
    I mean that episode has arguably the best 30-60 seconds of Abe Simpson.
     
  25. TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle

    TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    7,024
    Big Book of British Smiles, Dental plan / Lisa needs braces, Lisa's protest songs, Hired goons, Burns and Smithers try to run the plant sequence... It's one of the best episodes of comedy TV period.

    They also shat on Monorail ("a Conan musical") which is just insane.
     
  26. kenneycb

    kenneycb Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play SoSH Member

    Messages:
    10,578
    I think it's a compliment to how brilliant the episode was that will likely be included in the first paragraph of Conan's obituary. Also had arguably the best Simpsons musical number depending on your feelings towards "Baby On Board" and "Can I Borrow a Feeling".
     
  27. NickEsasky

    NickEsasky Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em SoSH Member

    Messages:
    7,730
    Leaving out Last Exit and Marge Vs the Monorail? What was their list?
     
  28. John Marzano Olympic Hero

    John Marzano Olympic Hero has fancy plans, and pants to match Dope

    Messages:
    17,913
    This sounds like the radio version of click bait.

    In no way shape or form is Canyonero a better episode than "Last Exit to Springfield" or "Marge vs. the Monorail".

    What? It was one song that was about two minutes.
     
  29. braudimusprime

    braudimusprime lurker

    Messages:
    333
    n/m
     
    #3529 braudimusprime, Apr 20, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  30. IHateDaveKerpen

    IHateDaveKerpen Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    3,381
    "Marge vs. the Monorail" is perfection. It's incredible to think that O'Brien wrote that whole episode by himself.

    "I call the big one 'Bitey'" is a top five line, too.
     
  31. kenneycb

    kenneycb Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play SoSH Member

    Messages:
    10,578
    Funny thing is they wanted George Takei in the Leonard Nimoy role but Takei was on a transportation board in San Francisco or something and took monorails very seriously. They found the one guy who actually took monorails seriously.
     
  32. Dotrat

    Dotrat Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    849
    Fred's been on a very amusing anti-ESPN rant this morning, reminding us that he and Rich began to despise the WWL 10 years ago when they were on BCN and got into it with Jemele Hill and complaining about the nepotism that allows Golic Jr. to remain employed.
     
  33. The Allented Mr Ripley

    The Allented Mr Ripley holden Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    10,777
    It was awesome, went on for almost an hour. He spent time shitting on everything about ESPN, why they suck so much, and how irrelevant they've become and will continue to be.
     
  34. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    10,594
    That was a fantastic hour. He's not just playing it up and being on a faux rampage either, but really really hates how ESPN is run and has been for a long time.

    Mike Golic Jr. is probably one of the most useless people on ESPN and that's saying something. I loved the line about how Mike & Mike has made millions of dollars since they're so bland and non-controversial that Subway wanted to dump tons of cash into it after Jared turned out to be a child molester.

    I liked the part where he started to have to write down all the things he had an issue with before he forgot.
     
  35. The Napkin

    The Napkin wise ass al kaprielian Dope SoSH Member

    Messages:
    18,009
    The Cassidy interview this morning was one of the best I've ever heard with a coach/front office type. Little light joking with lots of good questions and back and forth. It's well worth seeking out if you're a Bruins fan.
     
  36. JCizzle

    JCizzle Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    4,176
    Was going to post the same thing. I'm a fan of the guy now.
     
  37. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    10,594
    Refreshing for someone in the Bruins organization to step up and talk to the media. Really solid interview and echoing above really worth checking out.

    Of all the major interviews on both stations I think Danny and now Cassidy are the best ones. They're actually real conversations rather than just a standard interview.
     
  38. The Napkin

    The Napkin wise ass al kaprielian Dope SoSH Member

    Messages:
    18,009
    Agreed on Danny too. I'm not even a Celtic/nba guy and they're enjoyable to listen to.
     
  39. Rusty13

    Rusty13 Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    2,645
    I think the Gorman interviews are even better. I learn something new every time. Plus, he's got a great, dry sense of humor and is not afraid to mix it up. But he is always respectful in how he does it.
     
  40. The Napkin

    The Napkin wise ass al kaprielian Dope SoSH Member

    Messages:
    18,009
    Those are normally at 8 right? I seem to always have meetings when they tease that he's going to be on.
     
  41. RetractableRoof

    RetractableRoof Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    1,464
    Only caught the tail end of the Cassidy interview but was struck by how at ease he was walking the line between being a quality guest comfortable in his own shoes and still representing himself and the organization well.

    Look forward to hearing more from him... and I wonder if he is that personable on the air if we should be seeing decent written pieces about him going forward. He sounds like an easy interview.
     
  42. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    28,516
    I just hope Cassidy hasn't already been told by Cam/Don to cut it out and not say anything of substance, ever, like them.
     
  43. Andy Merchant

    Andy Merchant Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    340
    I liked when Fred was busting on Mike & Mike interviewing Goodell: "Would you like me to use my hands or my mouth?".
     
  44. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    10,594
    Listen Coach, we only discuss things like Jumbo Home Cooked Meatballs and Healthy Wraps.
     
  45. Rusty13

    Rusty13 Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    2,645
    Yup. Right after the headlines. He stayed on for almost the entire hour in studio last time.
     
  46. timlinin8th

    timlinin8th Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    995
  47. NDame616

    NDame616 will bailey SoSH Member

    Messages:
    1,610
    Anyone listen to the Wyc interview? He kinda stumbled and tried to awkwardly change topics when Rich suggested Paul Pierce represent the Cs at the lottery...makes me think that's already their plan and he was caught off guard
     
  48. inJacobyWeTrust

    inJacobyWeTrust Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    764
    I was listening and thought the same thing, though that whole interview was a bit odd so I'm not sure what to read into it.
     
  49. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Messages:
    28,516
    Pierce would be a good choice, wouldn't surprise me if he signs a 1 day contract to "retire a Celtic"
     
  50. NDame616

    NDame616 will bailey SoSH Member

    Messages:
    1,610
    Wallach made some comment about how you have to be a team official to represent the team at the lottery. So, they would have to sign him to something.
     

Share This Page