Johnny and Buzz remember (or try to remember) bits from the Brandmeier Show archives requested by listeners. This episode features celebrity wake-up calls to Danny Glover and Ray Charles, acting with Oprah, “Harry Caray” and “Jerry Lewis” doing scenes from Pulp Fiction, music from John Fogerty and Eddie Money, JB Scambos gone bad, that time producer Jimmy “Bud” Wiser was stuffed in a barrel and rolled around by a bull, and more.
Chicago restaurants reopened on June 26 – Buzz was too nervous to call and find out if his favorite Mexican restaurant was still in business, so he asked Johnny to do it. He did, and met Anita, the most excited waitress ever. We discuss how masks are dividing Americans, eavesdrop on a listener, catch a few stories before they fall through the cracks, and more. Plus: there’s a possible new sponsor for the show, but Buzz has to “trim it up” before they pay up.
JB and Buzz talk about the crazy new NBA rules. JB reads emails from Everywhere, USA, including Utah, where he couldn’t get a drink without a “sponsor.” According to a new poll, America’s unhappy, a sheriff’s unhappy when she can’t get an Egg McMuffin, a listener’s unhappy with Johnny, and some are still unhappy with Nickelback! In honor of Father’s Day: a special Loon Dad edition of “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You”, JB plays some calls he made to his dad and ends with the song he wrote about him after he passed away… oh pish posh.
From a kangaroo on the loose in Wisconsin to toxic toads in Florida, we dial for news and talk to the people in the week’s most non-breaking stories. COVID can’t stop, won’t stop Michigan’s notorious boat party: JB reads about the “Jobbie Nooner” and Jimmy Mac teaches us how to use the word “brouhaha”. Plus: “Where Are They Now?” with Don Gorske, who holds the world record for eating the most Big Macs.
Friend of the show, Leon from Leon’s Hair Affair in South Central L.A., talks about meeting JB during the Rodney King riots and the difference between then and now. Restroom Kit inventor Bill calls to defend his toilet paper. JB gives the radio biz a winning new format. Eddie Abler’s got something for you if you like to drink and fish at the same time. Plus, the woman who named the “Sh*t Show” returns: Johnny’s best half Lisa on why he needs to die by age 95, why he can’t “nail” Nancy Sinatra, and why Angelo was upset with him after a trip to Vegas.
Johnny and Buzz share their advice for 2020 graduates (with some help from the mob). Summer road trip prep with the inventors of The Restroom Kit. Meet the man with “the voice of an angel”, YouTube star/life coach Buff Correll. Plus, your calls, emails, and more!
The King of All Toilets (aka Steven Soifer, president of the American Restroom Association) tries to ease public bathroom anxiety as the country opens up. “Everybody Loves Raymond” creator Phil Rosenthal talks about the new season of his Netflix series “Somebody Feed Phil.” JB drops his ditty inspired by Bob Dylan and COVID, a caller wraps up “The Last Dance” poison pizza party, and more.
“Manitowoc Minute” man Charlie Berens and the Good Outdoorsman Eddie Abler join JohnnyB to talk about Wisconsin’s overturned stay-at-home order and packed bars (plus there’s a fishing report). A single listener talks about dating during quarantine. Buzz says he’d eat at a restaurant using mannequins and blow-up dolls to help with social distancing. “Last Dance” talk: Chicago Bulls memories continue with wedgies and wake-ups to opposing teams, and more.