709 – Greg Proops
Intro: Dan is a little sharper than Matt. And why does Jimmy build up the guest when we already know who it is?
2:00 Eliot is doing fine, and Dan has a podcast which will not NOT get a plug on this show!
2:45 Jimmy is a modern-day Rickles
3:00 Matt is wearing a shirt, and he looks terrific
3:15 Nice guy talk
4:05 Forget the nice guy talk, Greg is an asshole
4:45 Jimmy’s new character: Enthusiasm Guy
5:00 Greg’s credits, including the highest grossing, worst movie ever made
5:45 Greg’s warmth is lost on himself
6:15 Jimmy got into a fake fight with Eliot
7:15 How to get psyched up for a show
8:00 Greg may not be Mr. Warm and Fuzzy on stage
9:45 Jimmy just might get fired by Jon Hamm
10:15 Greg (not being a sellout to the Man) is on AST Records
11:00 Greg’s Nickelodeon character is neither gay nor Jewish, yet both
11:15 Jimmy’s appearance on True Jackson, VP
12:00 Jimmy’s early days meeting Greg
13:45 Greg gets reminded of his rudeness
15:00 A brief history of Jimmy’s stage clothing
15:50 “Tompkins wears vintage…”
16:00 Should the performer look like the audience?
16:30 Is there a cut-off age to wear something ironically?
17:30 Could Greg wear a wife-beater and flip flops?
19:00 We all know the comic is better than the audience
21:00 Jim Brown wore a suit to his NFL games
22:00 Greg meets the retired, kneeless Jim Brown
23:00 Prince dresses up for the mall, and a footrace
24:40 The internet is over!
24:50 The Rat Pack Rules for dress and behavior
26:00 Selling out to the mob
26:45 Larry Luckenbill’s mob deal
27:40 The Paul Anka rant
28:50 The Buddy Rich rant
29:00 The Casey Kasem rant
29:30 Don’t make the star look bad on stage
31:00 Greg on The List with Duncan Shiek, Carnie Wilson and Tia Carrerra
32:15 Is Greg a blow-up doll victim?
33:30 Jimmy’s pilot for The Test
34:30 Go Gos puns galore!
36:30 Matt drops some Public Enemy knowledge
37:15 Sheryl Crow was really nice to Jimmy
38:00 Band members love Whose Line is it Anyway?
39:15 Funny for a musician…
40:00 Eddie Money, hairy breasts, and odd gesticulation
45:45 Steven Pearl and San Francisco days
46:30 Inappropriate anger and cursing about the success of the White Sox
47:30 The glory days of baseball nicknames
48:30 How Yogi Berra got his nickname
50:15 Intricacies of Greg’s fantasy baseball team
51:45 Crazydog is a good thing
52:00 The much-hated A.J. Brezinski and
53:30 The phone is not ringing
54:30 World Cup vs. Baseballfootball
56:25 Break time!
57:17 Have we ever been a two-fer? (Yes, #401 with Maria Bamford and Dave Holmes)
58:20 The big Eddie Money story payoff
58:30 An exciting segment of “who sang this song”?
1:00:30 Look what I did!
1:01:30 The New York Dolls / Traffic / Blind Faith / Steve Winwood
1:03:00 “You’re talkin’ stupid!”
1:03:40 Moonlight Feels Right (Starbuck)
1:04:00 The great Darryl Hall and the mediocre John Oates
1:05:20 Matt is almost fired
1:05:45 Matt’s Greatest Ever Callback
1:06:00 Greg’s extensive knowledge of early 70s track
1:07:30 Drug, drink, weed, and sport
1:08:00 Look at this cat!
1:09:30 Jimmy finds Greg’s boundary
1:11:00 Teenagers are ignorant. Or busy.
1:14:10 Improv: Why not prepare something funny?
1:14:30 College kids… they’re just kids
1:16:00 Greg saw Steve Allen speak… get this… before he died!
1:18:00 Jimmy has become get-off-my-lawn-guy (and say-effin’-guy)
1:19:15 What makes Greg see red?
1:20:00 Here’s a tip: if you want to meet someone, introduce yourself
1:22:10 Ryan Stiles and George Clooney
1:23:30 What was Greg’s role in the highest grossing worst movie ever?
1:24:30 Did Greg just say ‘Spoes?
1:25:10 “Just wait a beat and see what happens!”
1:26:00 Baseball announcer quirkiness
1:26:30 This episode flew by!
1:27:10 Onnnn the podcast!
AK-47 gone, not forgotten