29P – Feeling the pressure with Tess Rafferty

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In studio notes by Garon Cockrell
Editing and additional notes by Darryl Asher

NNF Platinum 29P – Tess Rafferty

29 Panic at the Disco

00 29 Pardo! Welcome in!

The Jimmy Pardo Project?!

Band’s named after band members, not lead singers.


Celebrity sighting!

Also Working Actress sighting?

5 – Jimmy talks about getting a little testy with his doctor.

The actress was Amanda Brugel! From Handmaid’s Tale and Canada’s Drag Race!

Hair dyed!

10 – Talking Oprah and the frauds she has unleashed upon the world.

Fed Ex!

Still guessing!

Jimmy thinks Trump could take him.

Matt talks about Shaq trying to meet Obama.

25 – We took WAY too long to guess Ben Stein.

Matt has been up since 3AM…

…Trying to get a PS5.

He got it but the order got canceled?!?!

The saga continues!

35 – HE GOT HIS PS5!

Back to Ben Stein. Jimmy ALMOST got the Ben Stein’s Money gig.


He’s 77!

45 – Golden Tee!


Kyle Reardon!

50 – Tess Rafferty!

The Red The Fed & The Dead!

Kyle sent gifts!

For Jimmy: a DVD of a broadway show called Blast!

Tess has Marching Band trauma. She talks about it.

For Matt: A collection of Spike Jonze videos!

55 – For me: Chungking Express!

For Eliot: A card game called “We Didn’t Playtest This At All!”

Thank you, Kyle!!!

Tess Rafferty is here!

Symptoms are mild with the Omnicron?

1h5m – Jimmy wants to spray low level covid out of a van ala The Joker.

We’ll be right back!

We’re back!

Jimmy reads a PSA for Comedy Gives Back!

Tess Rafferty is here!

She talks about her books, which are all set in Italy.

1h10m – Talking Italy and food and Olive Garden!

Joseph Bologna – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Bologna

Talking Lucy and Desi’s time hating each other.



1h15m – More about Tess’ book!

Tess talks about writing.

1h20m – Jimmy talks about his preference for in person vs Zoom.

The Circus – https://www.sho.com/the-circus-inside-the-greatest-political-show-on-earth


1h25m – Prioritize Your Outrage!

Round the horn!

Tess guesses first!

Tess loves TV mysteries as well!

Talking Louise Penny.


1h30m – We’re back! Sorry about that!

It’s a great year to Refi!

The joy of us makes Jimmy feel better.

None of us understand blood pressure numbers.

Tess guesses Pixies!
Matt’s guess is Pentatonix
1h35m – Are they annoying theater kids?!

Acme Vocals! https://www.singers.com/groups/Acme+Vocals

Jimmy goes with Pearl Jam.

Hello! Round the horn!

1h40m – Talking about hair color and kids leaving the house!

Jimmy sobbed thinking about it.

Jimmy expects Oliver to move and Danielle to divorce him same weekend/day.

Tess talks about how parents realize they enjoy it when the kids go.

1h45m – I started The Way Down.

Cut that mustache Tony Bennet!

Panic! At The Disco is my guess!

1h50m – Jimmy talks about his band days and what happed post Rainbow Bridge!

They almost started a band and called it Pantera.


Phantom of the Paradise talk along with Director Brian DePalma – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_De_Palma

Ted Lasso leaves generations of men in their feels with no after care per Tess.

We hear a little bit of Pantera.

2h5m – Tess talks about a former roommate becoming an international sensation mixing Beatles and Beastie Boys!

The Beastles – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beastles

All I Want For Christmas Is You mixed with We’re Not Gonna Take It

2h10m – Back to Eliot!

He talks about the Housing inspections that happened that led to new floors in one apartment.
2h15m – We hear the fans.

The Pixies origin is Boston.

We talk vax rates!


Eliot’s P word is…
5) The Police
4) Pitzacoto Five
3) Propeller Heads
2) Pearl Jam
1) Primus

No winner!

Dug Pinnick – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Pinnick

Tess talks about the character in her book, Kat Kelly, a mystery solving comedy writer!

Thank you, Tess!!

My pleasure,

Garon/The Beast/Mush Mouth Shy Guy/The Notekeeper/Lazy Queen/Sloth