1425 – Doubling Up with the Sklars

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In-studio notes by Garon Cockrell

NNF 1425 – The Sklar Brothers

00 – Everybody get up! Episode 1425! Season finale! Get your finances in order for the Players Club!

There’s some dumb dumbs out there but for the most part we’ve got a smart and savvy audience.


Whenever we make fun of song parodies we are NEVER talking about Weird Al. Same with Jeff Dunham, impressionists, Carrot Top, etc. Jimmy’s always referring to the second tier hack people.

NNF is never a destination point! We reach out to get the people we want to have on the show. We’ve been trying to get Al for a while.

Weird Al is a joy and a nice man! Jimmy introduced Matt Walsh to Weird Al at Conan the other day.

Matt says Matt Walsh might be the Philip Seymour Hoffman of this new tornado movie, Into The Storm.

Twister and When a Man Loves a Woman almost made Jimmy hate Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Side story: Graham and Jimmy saw When a Man Loves of Woman together except separately because they didn’t want to compromise on where they sat. The movie film breaks halfway through and jimmy yells out, “UNREAL!” and Graham lost it.

05 – When a Man Loves a Woman – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111693/?ref_=ttmd_md_nm

Jimmy talks about breaking up with Jennifer. They were texted recently, and her daughter thinks he is funny. He knew Jennifer when she was 17 and gives their history. If she would have texted him that he was “always a terrific lover” he’d have had to burn his phone.

Jimmy and family went to a marionette show downtown. Bob Baker’s Marionette show. http://www.bobbakermarionettes.com/

They also ate at Border Grill. Jimmy had a burger.

10 – They got stuck in the garage because the system to pay was down. Danielle tried to open the gate but it was hydraulic and she couldn’t open it.

Jimmy to the woman trying to help: “Figure it out or I’m going through the fucking gate!”

Ruth Buzzi

Ruth Buzzi

System of a Thumb Down.

Jimmy to Oliver: “Son that’s a lesson, if you don’t get what you want threaten to run through a gate.” They got to the puppet show a little late and had to knock and Jimmy asked Oliver what they do if they don’t open. Oliver: We run the gate!

We lost the great Elaine Stritch. She was great. Jimmy described her as a “sassy old broad” when he saw her one woman show on HBO.

15 – Jimmy worked with Robert Klein at the Improv last week. He doesn’t remember why he brought it up.

Run the gate!

“Watch your temper, jerk.” – Jimmy to himself.

Robert Klein made Jimmy laugh really hard when he told a joke about some old comic he said he was a one trick pony like Ruth Buzzie and then riffed on her for a minute before going back to his act. Jimmy was in tears.

20 – The Sklar Brothers are here!

Jimmy went to another LA Kiss game this weekend. We’ll talk about it.

Zoe wants to be reminded when she is twenty that she wants to be a writer.

90 seconds till the sklars!

Cabbie and Trucker hats!




25 – Welcome back to the last episode of the season 1425! Going around the horn!

Airplane humor…accidentally.

Jimmy finally watched Girl Model! Sad and depressing. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1806911/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Mr. Roboto Chat!

Rest in Peace both Pinazo brothers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Panozzo He died from Gastrointestinal Hemorrhaging.

Dennis DeYoung – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_deyoung

30 – Jason said he was gonna say that Pat Francis looks great. But nope, it’s me!

Pawnography is the show Jimmy was referring to with the Pawn Stars guys – http://www.history.com/shows/pawnography/videos

Is Frank Zappa joyless? The gents think the Zappas would have been great on Family Feud. Jason talks about watching a Frank Zappa documentary.

Here is the first part of a Frank Zappa documentary on youtube. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33F_AlVTBgY

35 – The guys talk about how to react to someone asking them how they know them or what they do.

Jason quotes a mitch hedberg joke. “Hey man, I just saw you in the airport and you were good.”

Feed the ego!

Eliot’s here. From the waist up he’s an 80s comedian. Waist down he’s in a short pant.


Stephen Bishop did have an album called Bish in 1978 and Best of Bish in 1990.

World Cup chat! Jimmy’s got X eyes.

40 – The Sklar’s had world cup fever. Jimmy talks more about Robert Klein.

Randy Sklar in a Chooch hat.
Jason Sklar in a California Statriot hat.

They host the podcasts Sklar Bro Country (sports) and Sklar Bros County (no sports).

The guys talk Dan Van Kirk.

Jimmy’s hooked on Naked and Afraid.

45 – The guys talk about Naked and Afraid now.

Jason and Randy bring up Kid Nation – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid_Nation

Denver is a new modeling hotspot apparently. Randy says Paris, Milan, Denver.

Naked and Afraid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_and_Afraid

The documentary the sklars are referring to is Heavy Metal Parking Lot – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_Metal_Parking_Lot

Buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Metal-Parking-Lot-n/dp/B000HT384Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405973026&sr=8-1&keywords=heavy+metal+parking+lot
50 – Glenn Burke: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Burke gay dodger who invented the high five.

Rob Halford – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Halford

The Sklars have a tell a story about Kevin Meany and Chandra Levy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandra_Levy)

Kevin Meany would make up songs about her “Where in the world is Chandra Levy” while they were golfing. The Sklars and Greg Fittzsimmons convinced Kevin do to it on stage at the end of the day. He did it, and the crowd HATED it.

55 – The guys move on to Richard Jewell. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Jewell

The Greg LeMond movie is called Slaying the Badger. http://slayingthebadger.com/

60 – The guys talk Dennis Miller. The Sklars ask if Jimmy is asking them to remember a time when Dennis Miller was funny. Apparently, he was a dick to Jason at least twice. He can separate that from the time he looked up to him and loved his comedy. Same with Jay Leno.

The guys talk Leno vs Letterman taking on The Tonight Show.

65 – They talk more about Dennis Miller and having him be a dick to them. They were supposed to meet him at the airport but they had the wrong gate info so Dennis had to walk to the car alone. Randy found him and Dennis just LAID into him. Dennis was one of their heroes.

70 – “Jimmy Pardo opened the show with a more traditional style of comedy.” – Jimmy’s pull quote from his review when he opened for Dennis. The show started great but ended in walk outs when Dennis turned to his right wing new outlook mid show.

Break! The Sklar Brothers are here!

We’re back! Jimmy thought Eliot gave him a thumbs down but he just pointed at him with his thumb.

Jason does a little Dennis Miller impression.

75 – All good Dennis Miller jokes and impressions.


The Sklars are gonna throw the pitch out at a Cardinals game in September. They did it before and someone booed them because he did a fake to first. Jason confronted the guy and he backed down.

Jimmy recounts the advice Ed Farmer gave him, “You’re playing catch with your dad.”

One video Jimmy saw of his pitch the guy filming said, “wow great pitch!”

80 – John Danks caught Jimmy’s pitch.

Jimmy tells a golf story about Artie Johnson golfing in the group before them. He then tells about the guy in the locker room being asked what celebrity they had in their group, “I dunno some game show host named Jimmy Pardo.”

The Sklars sing Where in the world is Chandra Levy.

Jimmy resets!

The Sklars have a new special on Netflix that was filmed at the Majestic Theater.

The special is called The Sklar Brothers: What Are We Talking About and it’s on Netflix now.

85 – The guys talk the Maria Bamford article in the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/magazine/the-weird-scary-and-ingenious-brain-of-maria-bamford.html?_r=0

Jimmy references Our Town.

90 – The guys talk Maria! Jimmy learned from a community theater never tell someone who enjoyed the show that it was better another night, If they liked it they liked it.

Be funny. Be respected. Provide for family. What comedians seem to want.

The Sklar’s special is also available on CD/DVD.

More Dennis Miller!

Jimmy talks seeing Jodi Whatley at the West Hollywood Halloween Party.

Jimmy not a fan of the style of joke he did.

Jody Whatley: http://jodywatley.net/

95 – Jimmy is going to be on the 4 year anniversary episode of Sklar Brother Country. Jimmy’s gonna tell his LA Kiss story/opus/epic. Jimmy says they’re using too big of words for this story.

Cliffhanger! Here more on Sklar Brothers Country 8/1!

We’re done here.

See ya next time!

My pleasure,

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