2609 – Smelling Like a Rose with Ben Schwartz

Ben Schwartz

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



00 – 2609!

Jimmy has forgotten pants. 


Jimmy wonders about going to the beach and how it’s different from walking in your neighborhood. 

Jimmy talks about various animal cams he’s watching. 

I go conspiracy theory about social distancing. 

10 – Happy birthday Charlie! 

Jimmy talks about Charlie’s birthday and the parade of cars that came by. 

JAY LENO coincidentally drove by and said hello and happy birthday! 

We talk about Jay’s cars.


25 – Jimmy reveals he went to get covid-19 antibody testing. 

Jimmy wonders if there is room for me in Eliot’s bunker.

Eliot talks about his Soylent supply. 

Jimmy tested negative on those antibody tests.

He talks about the clinic. 

Jimmy’s shirt!


35 – We’ll be right back! Ben Schwartz will be here! 

We’re back!

Ben Schwartz is here! 

Ben wonders why Jimmy didn’t text him after he saw Sonic. Is Ben gonna hook Jimmy up with Billy Crystal!

Ben and Oliver have a wonderful conversation about Sonic the Hedgehog! 

Seven Olivers for Sonic!

Has Jimmy seen Ben’s specials? 

45 – Ben talks about whether his specials are kid friendly. 

Jimmy talks about swearing in front of Oliver on stage and now at home. 

Ben tells a story about his parents swearing when he was a kid. 

Nine Olivers for Ben’s story! 

Middleditch and Schwartz specials are on Netflix! There are 3 of them currently. 

50 – Eliot praises the episode that he saw. 

They use NINE cameras to Eliot’s approval. 

First R Rated movie?

55 – Talking Warren Beatty movies. Ben just watched Heaven Can Wait and also Taking of Pelham 123 (Not a Beatty film)

Jimmy talks about watching stand up and improv as someone who does it and how it affects his viewing habit. 

60 – Ben talks about how he handles compliments and how he always lets his thoughts about the show out no matter how much people love it. 

Ben wants me to make a joke later.

Ben can’t say whether or not he is involved with the Parks and Rec special this week. 

1h5m – Jimmy mentions that Ben’s Parks character was his favorite part of the show. 

Talking show cancelations and when live shows can resume again. 

Ben is not alone and has a dog so he’s doing okay. 

1h10m – Ben talks about his anxieties and his recent bout of sadness. He woke up with nightmares last night. 

How do we bring back movies?!

Trivia Category!


18 points

We’ll be back!

We’re back!

Standing Up Falling Down is out now on whatever platforms! 

1h15m – Throw Mama From The Train – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094142/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

Ben talks about working with Billy Crystal. 

Rob Reiner did NOT direct Say Anything. It was The Sure Thing.  

1h20m – More Rob Reiner talk and Mel Brooks talk! 

Jimmy recounts meeting Mel at Conan to Ben. 

Jimmy tells the story about Mel Brooks yelling for Lee Delano on the Charlie’s Angeles set. 

Trivia Question is:

In Literary terms what does Bibliosmia. 

Footnote in a Bibliography. 

Jimmy gives Ben the advice he got about throwing the first pitch. 

1h30m – Eliot’s guess is Word Salad

Trivia answers:

Me: Footnote in a Bibliography – 18pts

Eliot: Word Salad – 15pts

Matt: Footnote to Prior Work – 7pts 

Jimmy: Table of Contents – 7pts

Ben: A religious experience – 1 pt

Real answer is: The Smell Of A Good Book

Ben wins based on points!

See you next time!

My pleasure,

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