We’ve had a rental van the entire time we’ve been in Los Angeles — because we’re in Los Angeles where you need a vehicle to exist — and our sweet Sienna has SiriusXM, which means we’ve been listening to a lot of 80s on 8. Just last night we heard “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi, which contains the famous line, “I’ve seen a million faces and I’ve rocked them all.”
And really, I feel like TBJ is exactly like that, except for way less than a million faces.
But let’s rewind to before the show, where we did something totally bananas for a group of dudes.
That’s right. We went to the set of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Baldwin.
It was very weird because everything is incredibly realistic, only you look up and there is no ceiling or the stairs you’re walking on lead to nowhere. This all makes finding a bathroom very confusing, not to mention it is a strange feeling when you see a bunch of doctors who aren’t really doctors napping in a fake hospital lobby. It’s incredibly bizarre.
However, there’s one easy way to know if you’re on a television set or in real life — look and see if there’s a Calvin Booth jersey, because no real person would have one of those.
That was our totem.
And that wasn’t all the Sonics stuff we found in the fake bar we were in.
So not only was the set fake, it was also 2007. Dance to the time warp again.
After we left the studio, we got our fangers in some Langer’s.
“Highly recommended.” — your Yelp app
Then it was show prep time, which meant figuring out what kind of questions we were going to ask our guests, Joe Mande and Paul Shirley. We settled on asking them questions about jokes, which ended up working out OK. Just ask these guys, who are all clearly thrilled to be there.
Looks like these humans are watching a dubstep performance, which is actually what we opened with.
Just kidding. That’s just JD setting up our live sound. Totally gotcha.
Also gotcha about people not enjoying it because they did. Proof.
Look at those smiles. Beautiful.
I think it’s safe to say the West Coast portion of our trip has been a success. Portland, Oakland and Los Angeles have been a ton of fun, our guests have been great and our fans have been awesome. (Chicago was too, duh, but I am biased because of knowing everyone there.) What else can you ask for from an international podcast tour?
Tomorrow, we’re off to Oklahoma City. Not sure what we’re going to do there, but we’ll be there. Hope to see you soon.