The Don Geronimo Show – October 11, 2012
Don begins by asking what happens when you google image “completely wrong”. We then hear that our good buddy Frank Caliendo starts on ESPN Sunday, and will be on the show tomorrow. We also hear about a show Don came across called “Dish Nation,” that features radio disc jockeys from around the country. Don even calls a radio station in Detroit that is regularly on the show, and talks to their producer. Don also starts up a game for the listeners to win tickets to the Raider game on Sunday, in which they have to give us their saddest story to win. Don also gives Abe Vigoda a call to talk to him about the passing of Alex Karras, and tells us about his meeting earlier in the week in which a consultant asked him what exactly is Craig’s role on the show. Don decides to try turning Craig’s mic off for the rest of the show, and we hear Steve’s new song about Craig and his family.
As Don’s “Saddest Story” game continues, we also hear what the most popular dog costumes are this year, and that sexy Big Bird costume sales have skyrocketed since the Presidential debate. we also hear Christopher Walken, Colin Farrell, and Sam Rockwell read transcripts from “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” and President Obama say he had a “bad day” the night of the debate, and that he was also “too polite.” After we finally get a winner in the “Saddest Story” game, Dan Dierdorf pays us another visit. The legendary Hall Of Famer talks with Don about everything from his playing days, to his dogs, to concussions. He also tells us what he thinks of the Colts’ win last week against Green Bay, and who are the best teams in the NFL. Don then calls “Monti,” a contestant on Master Chef, and a radio DJ in Arizona. Don talks with her about how long she’s been in radio, and why she does a 6 hour shift!
We also get a visit from MMA fighter Bas Rutten. Bas, who is in the new movie “Here Comes The Boom,” talks about training with Kevin James for the movie, and the most hurt he’s ever put on someone. After Don hips us to a video of a guy wearing an E.T. mask and speaking like Stone Cold Steve Austin at a drive thru, Sweaty Sean stops by to tell us that he and Little Joe will be at Mandango’s in Roseville to watch the Giants game today. It’s then time for the “Phantom News Hour.” Today, Phantom tells us that “Made In Jersey” has been cancelled by CBS, Frosted Mini Wheats have been recalled because of metal in the boxes, last week’s TV ratings, and the USADA’s 200 page report on Lance Armstrong. And of course, Don wraps everything up with a caller 100!