Episode 6 – Rainbow Bridge
NNF Season 1 Episode 6
May 12, 2006
Show notes by Darryl Asher
Runaway smash podcast!
A gloomy day, or sunny, depending on whom you ask and when you ask them
Is Mike comfotable with Jimmy still calling him the Former Third Baseman?
Matt thought “third baseman” meant table position
This may be the episode where they decide The Former Third Baseman nickname sticks
People love the podcast!
First usage of misprouncing Zanies
Jimmy put out Never Not Funny postcards at the club
The motivations of hecklers
35 people came to the Zanies show, one of whom was Jimmy’s high school band bassist Mike Rago
First usage: Rainbow Bridge, Jimmy’s high school band
Dr. Paul Boyev, Rainbow Bridge guitarist, invented something that helps deaf people hear
Rainbow Bridge set list: 4 Chicago Songs, 4 Hendrix songs, an original called Output (wherein Jimmy talks over music), and Paranoid by Black Sabbath. (Something for everyone I guess.)
Boyev wanted to name the band after the Hendrix album Rainbow Bridge. Jimmy wanted Chicago’s Hot Streets
In the band picture for Rainbow Bridge, Jimmy looked like Kirk Cameron
Jimmy’s Saturday Night Live t-shirt in his headshot was the worst marketing decision in history
Mike Toomey’s headshot makes him look like a juvenile delinquent
Jimmy has a headshot with a glowing face that makes him look like a magician
Jimmy will give $20 to any comedian who steals the Saturday Night Live shirt headshot from a club and mails it to him ($23.68 in today’s dollars)
Club owner’s wife to Jimmy: “Keep it up, you’ll be on TV one day!”
Jimmy plays a spntaneous game of Deal or No Deal with Mike, but Mike bails
Mike Rago loved the show
There could have been a Behind the Music about Rainbow Bridge
Jimmy’s band decided they needed lights, even though they have never played
A band member suggests stealing landscaping lights, which they refer to as Screaming Sucker Malibu lights
Jimmy wusses out by volunteering to be a lookout, but back at the house, in case his friend’s mom wakes up
Jimmy has plausable deniability with regard to light stealing
Opening montage quote “And he had a gun!”
Jimmy’s dad and Mr. Rago had to retrofit the lights to make them work for the band. They were told they were $5 from a flea market.
A year later, with cars, but no band, they stole the same guy’s lights again
Can Jimmy get arrested for this?
Mike’s teenage mischief: put random guy’s running sprinkler in the guy’s car
Mike’s frozen beer and egg throwing escapades
Paul “took classes to be a Ninja”
Matt’s number one youthful criminal activity: stealing pictures of Paula Abdul from drug store magazines for his shrine
Matt and a friend would steal magnetic car signs and put them on their refrigerators
Mike and some friends destroyed a house during a toga party
Mike put his head through a painting, cartoon-style
Mike lost his wallet with $195 in it during the party
The kid who was the victim of the vandalism found the wallet and returned it, cash intact
Mike offered to help clean up the house
Onnn the podcast!