We talk about the presidential pardon spree, Bernie Sanders in a cocoon at the inauguration, Hot Pockets’ recall, and more. We remember Larry King, Hank Aaron, and Tommy Lasorda. Plus: our friend Russ Leatherman, aka the iconic Mr. Moviefone, finally picks up HIS phone and goes off on “full-blown A-hole” Ellen “Degenerate”, why he can’t return to civilization after the pandemic, and the future of movies.
The Vanilla Thrilla! Today is the anniversary of the greatest fight in the history of celebrity boxing – Danny Bonaduce vs. Donny Osmond. According to ESPN, the Jan. 17, 1994 fight “came to fruition thanks to some inspiration and goading from WLUP host Jonathon Brandmeier” and “presaged a lot of what would follow in the world of celebrity boxing: the level of “celebrities” participating, professional-level trash talk, dirty tactics and ugly, often unwatchable fights.”
Relive the moment below. Featuring commentary from Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Brickhouse and former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks.
The last episode of the year is here! JB and Buzz weigh in on some headlines from the week, read your emails, and reflect on the ride that’s been The Sh*t Show. Plus: it’s a semi-holiday special with classics from the archives (toy store calls, Santa live, and Johnny’s mom Hanky), a sneak peek inside a Brandmeier Christmas party, and more. Also, “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” backfires and for those asking, yes, Buzz’s Porn Emporium has survived the pandemic.
Warning: This week’s episode is not recommended for children or horses. Buzz really loves The Great on Hulu. JB talks to a psychic who talked to Joe Biden’s dogs. We examine Rudy Giuliani’s public farts. Lou Holtz has the Medal of Freedom and JB has his neck brace. Will the Tiger King be pardoned? Cher saved the world’s loneliest elephant and airlines are banning support animals (cue The Movie Man’s story). Don’t call us – unless you write chicken haikus. Joe the Love Potato remembered and supermarket pick-up lines for Buzz’s grocery obsession.
JB sees an ad in the radio trades and gets his airchecks ready to go, plus puts his Misinformation Line skills to work. Mike Tyson is back and ripped, a tow truck driver refuses to help a Biden supporter, a kid busts his mom for drunk driving, and Wolfgang Van Halen pays tribute to his dad. A call to a listener with one arm and no legs should make us all stop complaining! Speaking of complaints, JB responds to comments about the live stream. Buzz wants to bring back the “sombrero of snacks.” And it’s not Thanksgiving without calls to the Butterball Turkey Hotline, scenes and stories from JB’s movie “Thanksgiving Day,” and Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pie!
Topics include moving to the Ozarks for 10 grand, drunk Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa, and more. We call a guy who knows a guy to find him a job and wish the world’s oldest midget a happy birthday. The Good Outdoorsman Eddie Abler talks to a woman who fought a deer with her bare hands. And from The Brandmeier Archives: “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek in studio busts Johnny B.’s balls.
Sh*t Show merch is here – and there’s a wine to go with it! JB calls on the jobs that LinkedIn suggests for him. We talk Johnny Depp’s turd trial and more talking headlines. A listener finds dead bodies at work and another remembers an old show character (well, well, well). Plus: The Doobie Brothers are finally in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Michael McDonald’s live in the Lovedart Lounge, direct from The Brandmeier Archives.
We play our classic celebrity wake-up call to the late Sean Connery, discuss the hot new pandemic trend — living in a van (DOWN BY THE RIVER!) — and Costco’s monkey problem. A bar owner who’s ticked off at the latest shutdown is on the line. We review a Netflix doc – the octopus is not our teacher! – and more.