TV legend Robert “Morty” Morton is back to talk about: the worst talk shows, who should replace Regis, who should replace Leno, crazy Kathy Lee, c*ck blocking Clinton and behind the scenes in the Bill Hicks scandal.
The man behind Letterman – Robert “Morty” Morton talks about “The Late Shift” which is based on his time during the Letterman/Leno feuds. Morty gives us insight to what it was like to be on the front lines of the backstabbing of the late night wars.
Also, Morty chimes in on who should replace Letterman and Leno if they are ever to retire.
Today’s show is part one of an interview with Morty.
You can watch the movie on Amazon (we get a cut).
Listen to part 2 here!
Listen to part two where Morty talks about a cranky Regis, a crazy Kath Lee and who should Co-host with Kelly. Plus get behind the scenes of the Letterman/Bill Hicks story and hear how Tom Schneider busted Morty on air . Bonus: We’ll tell you who Tom Schneider is.Read More
60 Minutes – Tick, tick, tick. The classic television newsmagazine sounds better as a podcast. I get listless watching talking heads on TV, anyway, especially when there’s American Dad reruns to watch at 7:30pm on a Sunday. Recent highlights on 60 Minutes include segments on San Francisco’s Market Street, homeless Florida kids, and an interview with President Obama. Read More
Former Grantland writer Andy Greenwald makes it easy to choose the first losers of the 2011 Fall line up. Adam Spiegelman (“Proudly Resents”) and Andy discuss the new show and his unique approach. Go to Grantland.com to fill out your own Fall TV Cancellation Fantasy League ballot. Hurry up, I have a feeling that Monday’s “Playboy Club” may be its last. The show looks like “Showgirls” meets “Mad Men” meets “Burlesque.”
CHECK OUT SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR “RINGER” BOAT SCENE.
Next week we should have a normal movie episode. Maybe with Nicko.
Wait… before you go… I just thought of this joke… the new CBS sitcom should be called “2 broke Girls and one cup!” That’s mine f’ers!
Never Not Funny’s Jimmy Pardo resents”Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park.” Yes, the band Kiss with make up and super powers. Yes, super powers. Watch them fight the evil Kiss created by a mad scientist who happens to work out of the local Six Flags.
1978 TV execs wanted to get that allusive Kiss Army audience. What do they want? The band Kiss, music, magic spells and roller coasters in the background. It’s more “Scooby Do” than “Hard Day’s Night. ” Can’t fail!
We also talk about Jimmy’s popular podcast “Never Not Funny,” his love for Liza and we blow the lid off of Adam Spiegelman’s (Host “Proudly Resents”) great cleaning lady scandal.
Also: Nicko makes an uncomfortable appearance, we introduce new news site @extremelylocal, explore the seedy world of salad bars with Luggage Tuesdays and a plug for a great live show. Go see “Up Late With Adam Fisher” even if one of the writers owes me $100. Cough -Noah Kaufman- Cough.
Tonight might your last chance to catch “Law & Order: Los Angeles.” You will miss out on great dialogue when “LO:LA” is gone.
We’ll always have gems like this observation from the Police Chief What’s-Her-Name. Listen very carefully. There’s a very subtle clue. Only a seasoned police captain can figure it out.
“What did I have to do to get fired?” Jeff Zucker asked in a letter to the chairmen at NBC. Turns out Zucker’s plan for years was to do such a bad job NBC would drop him.
“I wanted you to fire me so I could collect unemployment. But no matter what I did, you idiots rewarded me. This network was number one when I got here. Now we are number 5. The only reason we are no longer number six is because UPN and The WB combined.”
“I turned ‘Friends’ into ‘Joey,'” He wrote in conclusion, “I mean come on!”
NBC executives took this memo in stride. They immediately optioned the email from Zucker and are planning on airing the show this spring, produced byBen Silverman.