3122 – Lying in the sun with Tess Rafferty

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


00 Hello! Double beep continues!


Traffic was a disaster on the way here for Jimmy and Eliot.

We’re overwhelmed with Prawns?! Or Fronds? Or Frans?!

Why are they closing Regals? Especially the Sherman Oaks location?

Talking the downfall of the Regal Beagle!

5 – Further discussion of the Galleria in Sherman Oaks.

Paul Gilmartin helped Jimmy out a lot back in the day and prevented him from moving back home or to Michigan apparently.

10 – Tower Records and movies!

Jimmy says there is a world where he and Adam Sandler and David Spade were great friends.

SNL Talk

15 – Bowen Yang’s George Santos appearances on SNL – Jimmy enjoyed!

Sherman Oaks Earthquake and other quake talk!

25 – They had a memorial for Danielle’s mom over the weekend. It turned out to be a wonderful day with family and friends of Judy.

Our guest is here! Tess Rafferty!

Jimmy is very proud of Oliver who got up and spoke about his Grandmother.

Tess “heard” the earthquake.

The epicenter of that earthquake was less than a mile away.
Terra Chips

30 – Dane Cook talk!

Fast Times Reunion



35 – Tess Rafferty is here and she has a new book!

We’ll be right back!

Welcome back!

Tess’ new book is called To Lie In The Sun!

Tess and Jimmy talk about rejections and ghosting in the industry.

The Rafferty’s are big Eddie Murphy fans and watch a few of his movies every new year.

Coming 2 America!

40 – Jimmy watched the Chris D’Elia documentary on YouTube.

He’s worse than you thought.

Eliot compares the situation to NXIUM. Very similar horrific things happening.

Tess talks about the documentary and needing to bare witness to things that are occurring.

50 – Lady Golf is back! Jimmy’s excited!
Some delays in watching due to the horrific shooting in Monterey Park but Jimmy got to watch it later in the night

Mardy Fish – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mardy_Fish

Jack Wagner – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Wagner_(actor)


60 – https://americansongwriter.com/richie-sambora-hints-at-bon-jovi-reunion-were-talking-a-bit/#:~:text=Richie%20Sambora%20has%20hinted%20at,at%20Glastonbury%20Festival%20in%202023.

Jimmy tells Tess about meeting Steve Perry and talking about What Was. Steve serenaded them briefly.

Tess talks about seeing him at a Trader Jo’s.

Tess talks seeing The B52s in November.

1h5m – Neil Diamond broadway show?


Talking Macys Parade.

Matt confirms he had over 250 pictures of Paula Abdul on his wall as a kid.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samantha_Fox 1986 – Present?!

1h10m – Jimmy tells Tess about the time he spotted Matt Dillon at the Barnes and Noble at the Grove.

Talking My Bodyguard!

1h15m – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062138/ Point Blank!

Tess and co watched Notting Hill over the weekend. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125439/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Longshot – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2139881/?ref_=nm_flmg_t_22_act

1h20m – What are some great romantic comedies?

When Harry Met Sally
Bridget Jones’ Diary

Enola Holmes 2!

Oliver’s Trivia!

1h25m – Tess sticks with the Wednesday crosswords.

Matt talks about Wordiply.

Category: Word Origins
Question: The word astronaut comes from the latin for what two words?

Tess enjoys the Knives Out movies as a throwback to the Agatha Christie mysteries.

Tess recommends watching Shetland on Britbox.

We’ll be right back!

We’re back!

The episode # is on the website.

You lie down, but you lay something down.

1h35m – Round the horn!

Violent Night and The Menu!

My guess is Not Ground.


1h40m – Nothing new in Palms but Eliot had to return something to Amazon at a local Whole Foods.

He bought some Blackberry Water. Smells like blackberry but doesn’t taste like it.

We finally got a happy childhood memory from Eliot

His guess is Star Crewman
Matt’s guess is Space Explorer

Tess answers Star Night


Jimmy guesses Space Nut.

1h45m – Full trivia results below!

17 is Jimmy’s lucky number?

Jimmy wins with the bet!

1h50m – Matt has a weird story about a parent coming and telling him that he smells amazing.

Protect Jimmy at all costs!

Jimmy heads to Paris, TX this weekend for the start of his 2023 tour!

Jimmy is calling a moratorium on calling him Daddy.

Why’s Daddy a sexual thing anyway?

1h55m – Paul Williams was always a proponent of consent we’ve learned from Eliot!

“Get a load of this, noses!”

Get your copies of Tess’s books at Amazon!


Tess gave up her car at the start of the pandemic so she’s ubering!

Used car prices going down!

2h – We’re done! Bye!

Trivia Results:
Category: Word Origins
Question: The word astronaut comes from the latin for what two words?

Garon: Not Ground (17 pts)
Eliot: Star Crewman (21 pts)
Matt: Space Explorer (13 pts)
Tess: Star Night (11 pts)
Jimmy: Space Nut (4 pts) – Winner with Wager

The answer is Star Sailor

My pleasure,

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