Re: It's official!
- From: Donz5 <donz5@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 20:28:38 -0800 (PST)
On Jan 15, 10:57 pm, tw...@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Jan 15, 11:53 am, Donz5 <do...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Jan 14, 10:45 pm, Tom W <blee...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I started to perk up during the segments when BillScheftcould be
heard shouting in the background. There's probably an earpiece now,
which explains the delay between questions and responses. I'm finding
it funny, knowing how it's being put together.
A few nights ago I was flipping around during a commercial break on the LS and I
caught the Bob & Tom Show with BillSchefton the phone. They were talking about
the Singletary bit. I didn't catch the beginning. From what I did catch, Bill
said he scripted the whole piece and put it up on the teleprompter. After it
aired the first time, Dave said that Art sounded more like a receptionist than a
pro football coach.Scheftsaid his solution would be to feed Art the lines.
WhenSchefttold Dave he couldn't find a way to feed the lines without being
heard, Dave told him to leave the voice prompts in. He said he didn't care if
people heard them.
Then they talked about Singletary's reaction to the bit.Scheftheard a press
conference where he was asked and he didn't know what to make of it.Scheftwas
then asked if anybody who was parodied like that on the show made a stink about
it and he told a story about the last days of the show at NBC when they got an
actor to play Jack Welch. Another exec objected to the material, saying that
Jack would never say things the character is saying and the LN writers said that
since it wasn't Jack Welch it didn't matter. Then the commercial break was over
before I heard how they resolved it.
First, what's the Bob & Tom show?
Second, it's always great to hear stories inside the days of LN. The
closest date I could find that might (or might not) refer to Bill's
anecdote was December 20, 1989, when Dave played a videotape of a G.E.
Executive Christmas party. Couldn't find anything nearer the end of
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Hi, it;s your old pal, Bill Scheft.
The Jack Welch rocket pack bit I referred to on "Bob and Tom" aired
our first week at CBS. It signified that now that Dave had switched
networks this was the last GE joke we would do. A few months later,
Gerry, Steve O'Donnell and myself were doing a lecture/discussion at
the Friars and a friend of Jack Welch's asked us how we had tricked
Jack Welch into wearing the jet pack and being insulted on national
TV. We tried to explain to him it was not Jack Welch, just some
stooge, but he was having none of it. I told the story because it was
analgous that people actually think it's Singletary, not Art the
Hey, Bill --
I just occured to me that it couldn't have been 1989; you hadn't
joined the show yet.
What you described above: September 16, 1993 (show #14, so near the
end of the third week).
Letter #1 (of 1): "While flying recently, I looked out the window and
saw this [picture of G.E. on the engine of the plane]. Should I have
"Jack Welch" comes out and tries to fire a missile at Dave, but the
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