Alison talks to Adam about not getting the ‘first day speech,’ and raises her concerns about leaving lipstick on the coffee mug last night in the studio. Before bringing in the guest, Alison then jumps into the news. The guys discuss the Grammy reporter who flubbed on the air, the Tiger Woods spitting scandal, and Esperanza Spalding’s win over Justin Bieber.
Next up, Adam welcomes Hollywood legend Hal Needham to the show. Adam talks to him about his work directing the film ‘Smokey and the Bandit,’ especially working with actors like Jackie Gleason and Burt Reynolds. They also talk about his days as the highest paid stuntman in the world, discussing his journey from Arkansas, to being a paratrooper, to blowing up cars trying to roll them.
Adam also asks Hal about his favorite ‘gags’ and the actors’ involvement in each stunt. Hal discusses his days living in Burt Reynolds’ guesthouse, and shares his thoughts on contemporary filmmaking packed with computer graphics and crappy remakes.
Adam jumps on the lines to hear your Valentine’s Day Nightmare stories. One caller phones in from a restaurant after being stood up, and another caller suggests relationships would be better if people agreed to not recognize Valentine’s Day from the get go.
Adam weaves in more questions about Hal’s stunt days, from rolling horses to racing the real Cannonball Run, to breaking the sound barrier. Adam also asks him about modifying cars for stunts, and discusses the classic film moment where the car jumps over the blown out bridge.
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Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producer: Mike Lynch
Producer: Mike Dawson
Audio/Voice Over: Mike Dawson
Associate Producer: Katie Levine
Technical Director: Logan Moy
Phones: Chris Laxamana
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler