The show gets started right off the bat important News: Adam’s book is doing gangbusters on the charts. Adam sincerely thanks everyone for all their support, and gives his fans credit for understanding this ‘new dawn’ in the consumer-buyer relationship. In national news, Proposition 8 was overturned today, and may go as far as the Supreme Court to decide whether gays have a constitutional right to marry. Adam says, like pot, this is something ‘people shouldn’t give a shit about.’ He and Teresa discuss how it can be seen as a violation of civil rights, though Adam also understands how some people can see this as Americans ‘sliding away from the traditional society they want.'
In celebrity news, Giselle Bundchen recently had a baby, and everyone is talking about how great she still looks. She’s also in the news for advocating breast-feeding, but Adam is just mostly blown away at how much money she makes for saying so little. After a brief story about a guy in New York who sells grilled cheese sandwiches disguised to look like drugs, Teresa brings up a story of Jessica and Ashley Simpson’s father Joe once again trying to ruin his daughter’s careers. They talk about Ashley’s SNL debacle, Jessica’s reputation for being ‘sexual napalm,’ and Adam fantasizes what that might be like.
Before the guest is brought in, the group plays a round of Totally Topical TiVo Trivia. It’s first to five, and a real nailbiter. Then Dan Milano of MTV’s Warren the Ape steps in, and talks about his early experiences working on the series Greg the Bunny. Dan discusses being up obsessed with Muppets as a kid, and growing up to make new characters with friends once he was given a cable access show. They talk about other famous TV puppets, include Kukla, Fran and Ollie and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Dan also talks about being at Comic-Con, and working on a script for a remake of Short Circuit.
T brings back the news with more revelations from Angelina Jolie’s biography. Apparently she once hired a hitman to kill herself, and Adam re-enacts what he would do if he was given that job. They also discuss the Dugger family, which leads Adam into commentary about having way too many kids and God’s will. Another news story deals with Justin Bieber’s upcoming movie, and also a few other entertainment related stories involve Diablo Cody, LeAnne Rimes, and Mike Tyson.
Jeremy London was recently in the news for claiming to be kidnapped and forced to do drugs—conveniently just before having to take a drug test. His family maintained that he was struggling with a drug addiction, and now he’s on Celebrity Rehab. This brings everything back full circle to Dan’s show, Warren the Ape, which also features Dr. Drew. He and Adam joke about working with him, and Dan talks a bit more about the improvised realism of his show. Adam goes on a long jag about various levels of quality in gas stations, and the show ends with a brief commentary of Mel Gibson’s recently released emails.
To see Dan’s work, check out Warren the Ape on MTV, Mondays at 1030. Greg the Bunny is also available on DVD.
Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producer: Angie Fitzsimmons
Audio: Mike Dawson
Writer: Mike Lynch
Production Engineer: Logan Moy
Search: Katie Levine
Build and Edit: Katie Levine
Phones: Brian Meyer
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler