1423 – Walking Down the Hill with Todd Levin


Todd Levin (bottom); Todd Levin's hat (top)

Todd Levin (bottom); Todd Levin’s hat (top)

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In-studio notes by Garon Cockrell

NNF 1423 – Todd Levin

00 – Hello! indeed! Jimmy gets a rare countdown from 4 from Eliot, silent countdown! Communication fellas!

Happy 4th of July! Matt does some JFK doing the Declaration of Independence.

Matt went to the Starlight Bowl in Burbank for the fireworks. They only feature cover bands apparently. It saves the city a lot of money. Jimmy enjoyed a Bon Jovi and Journey cover bands there.

Apparently, the lawn seats fill up but the seat seats do not because of the pricing.

Shark Attack story: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/shark-628113-robles-flores.html


05 – Mcdonald’s employee fight – http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/McDonalds-Employee-Violently-Beats-Mother-Threatens-Toddler-264701331.html

Jimmy went to see Queen with Adam Lambert. He went with Pat and Danielle. Jimmy calls it 10/10! Pat not as enthusiastic about it.

Jimmy loved it. He thought Adam was phenomenal.

Jimmy saw a couple of black ladies fighting on the corner. Jimmy jumped out of his car and stopped the fight! He tells the entire story.

10 – Is Jimmy a hero? Yes.

Matt went to see The Surfaris who opened for a beach boys cover band. The band introduced themselves as if they were the beach boys.

Surfin’ – https://www.gigsalad.com/surfinsafariband They say they arent a cover band.

15 – Jimmy goes through the beach boys greatest hits. Seems like he hates every second of it. Frankie Avalon got to enjoy Annette’s cans.

Matt gives Beach Boys credit for the surfer music but doesn’t think they need to be elevated to the levels of The Beatles.

20 – Jimmy hates the Beach Boys! Todd’s here!

Matt likes Kokomo as a Tom Cruise song.

25 – We’ve done it, We’ve taken down the Beach Boys. Matt loved the fireworks show. He thinks they should have played Firework by Katy Perry. Jimmy’s confused. Matt gave the advanswer.

We’ll be back! Todd Levin is our guest!

Welcome back!

Jimmy loved the book Sliver, not so much the movie.


Jimmy does a new character. Guy trying out for the Joe Pesci roast. This guy loves the beach boys. Kokomo is his favorite song.

30 – Johnny shoulders! Matt talks about a Dana Gould bit on an animated web series.

Todd is wearing a salmon shirt, hidden sock/anklet.

Matt wants Jimmy to identify the logo on Todd’s hat (which was a gift). It’s a Thundercats logo!

Break! Todd’s here!

We’re back! 1423! Happy birthday America!

35 – Todd went to a friends, where they were supposed to be able to see fireworks, but didn’t see any. They heard them though!

Jimmy’s phone goes off, he blames the beach boys. Todd says that was better than the beach boys songs and longer. Applause ensues.

Todd has one cat, they recently lost another.

Stray Cat Struts lyrics: http://rock.rapgenius.com/Stray-cats-stray-cat-strut-lyrics#note-2547064

“That’s a great place to people watch!” – Guy jimmy does not hang out with ever.

When Jimmy was a kid they only played orchestral music during fireworks shows. He prefers that to contemporary music that they play nowadays.

They played Born in East LA at the fireworks Jimmy went to.

40 – Sarah Holcomb was in caddy shack and animal house.


Btw Caddyshack was directed by Harold Ramis who co-wrote Animal House which was directed by John Landis.

Todd Levin tells a story about two Bulls which was featured in the movie Colors which was directed by Dennis Hopper.

50 – Todd asks about knowledge learned from movies. Todd learned the banana in the tailpipe from Goodbye Gemini AKA Happy Birthday Gemini.

TMZ has everything. Jimmy refuses to watch the tracy morgan video on TMZ.

Tracy has been moved to a rehab center.


The Woman in Red soundtrack did indeed feature Don’t Drive Drunk – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Woman_in_Red_(soundtrack)

The guys talk Kelly LeBrock.

55 – Gambling!

Jimmy talks hats, and looking older in them.

No straw hat types look good on Jimmy.

JPardo1 and PGA99 were vanity plates that Jimmy had. Pat Francis wanted to get JPardo2 on his plate.

60 – We’re giving away two Vance Gilbert albums!

Todd: 48
Eliot: 11
Matt: 64
Me: 69
Jimmy: 88
Eliot says 420 is the highest number.

65 – Tiny Girl Tiny Hands Lita Ford.

Jimmy talks about Nina Strauss at LA Kiss games. She’s in the Iron Maidens, and currently on tour with Alice Cooper.

The LA Kiss sent out an apology letter about how bad they are!

Apparently the LA Kiss have a reality show?!

Pardomizer gives us…60!

70 – Congrats Virginia Nichols she wins the CDs!

Oliver says at the game yesterday, “I think everyone’s given up on the team.” When seeing the place is empty.

Attempt 2 : 28
Attempt 3: 38
Attempt 4: 2!
Final Attempt: 8!

75 – Eliot wins.

Jump for the money jew! Jimmy yells. Todd says, as a jew, if someone threw money he would never pick it up. Jimmy says he would not either and he only married a jew.

Todd says he secretly sits at his desk eating pennies.

Jimmy’s jump jew was a JOKE! Comedy!

Quick break! We go out on wouldn’t it be nice.

We’re back! Eliot may have flipped off Jimmy for that hindenberg joke.

“Oh the HAmanity?” – Todd

80 – Todd wonders if goodyear makes anything else but blimps anymore and wonders if anyone has good year tires anymore.

Nabisco doesn’t make tires.

Matt doesn’t know what kind of tires he has. Jimmy thinks he has Yamamoto tires.

Jimmy makes a Japanese joke. Todd says he’ll get more letters over that than his Jew joke earlier.

True or false, Jimmy’s father and grandfather worked at Nabisco? Todd guesses true, Jimmy says no it is false. Nice set up.

Eliot won the money remember that?

Jimmy does some Cajun Jimmy on Monster.

Todd gives notes on Jimmy’s Johnny character.

Todd enjoys the fake Italian character. He always goes up with the voice.

85 – Todd tells a story about Matt O’brien giving some homeless guy a $20 bill in exchange for whatever is in his pocket.

Matt O’Brien is a funny guy per Jimmy. He’s over on Brooklyn 99 now. Jimmy thinks it’ll be even funnier.

The guys talk about Bloom County – http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=bloom%20county&sprefix=bloom+cou%2Caps&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abloom%20county

90 – The guys talk about Studio 60.

Todd never liked Aaron Sorkin shows but he likes his movies.

Foxcatcher book: http://www.amazon.com/Foxcatcher-Brothers-Murder-Madness-Olympic/dp/0525955038/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404768970&sr=8-1&keywords=foxcatcher

Matt talks The Newsroom.

Todd thinks Jimmy was starring daggers at Matt. He wasn’t.

I love the newsroom!

Jimmy saw The Million Dollar Arm. He cried. Jimmy said he enjoyed Bill Paxton in it.

95 – merging tornado video: http://www.intellihub.com/twin-tornadoes-merge-nebraska-video/

Video Matt mentioned about oil workers in tornado: http://news.yahoo.com/north-dakota-tornado-132124700.html

Guys talk earthquakes and home repairs also dogs who do stucco.

100 – Jimmy actually knows someone who has a urinal in their house! If you have urinal money…

Todd stayed at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo recently. http://www.madonnainn.com/

Todd talks about using the toilet with a bidet jet and thinking it had an auto stop. He just sat there while it worked and it didn’t stop. He realized there was a stop button.

105 – The guys talk about handyman Ernie’s show if he had one. Names? The Handyman Diaries. The Importance of Being Ernie: A One “Handy” Man Show.

Todd Levin is featured in a new book by Mike Sachs, who wrote “…and here’s the kicker.” Todd appears in the follow up, Poking A Dead Frog http://www.amazon.com/Poking-Dead-Frog-Conversations-Today%C2%92s/dp/0143123785/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404770018&sr=1-1&keywords=poking+a+dead+frog+conversations+with+today%27s+top+comedy+writers

Here is the other book: http://www.amazon.com/Heres-Kicker-Conversations-Humor-Writers/dp/1582975051/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404769996&sr=1-1&keywords=and+here%27s+the+kicker

Jimmy took a mic to the chin!

Todd wants to spend the last few moments on Opie and Anthony’s Anthony getting fired.

Defending the first amendment is 99% of the time defending the worst people in the world.

Matt wants a purge.

115 – What’s there to defend in the Anthony situation. Todd says there were too many to fave.

Jimmy had a meeting with pat sajak once. Todd asks if it’s about selling vowels.

Bud Cort has a urinal in his bathroom!

We’re done! See you next time!

My pleasure,

Garon/The Beast/Mush Mouth Shy Guy/The Notekeeper