Adam has just returned from a day on the set of Dancing with the Stars, and his legs are sore from the unicycle. Bald Bryan points out how the show changed the rules after he was voted off, and talks to Adam about performing his dance for the second time and then getting booted. Teresa also finds out more info about the contestants that Adam met, though Adam says mostly he didn’t care to see anyone and just had lunch with the crew.
Adam’s buddy Ray comes by to talk to Adam about another show on the ACE Broadcasting Network. Ray recently had a therapy session with Adam’s dad, and that podcast is now available for download. Adam says it’s a good peak behind the curtain if you were ever curious about what therapy is like. Adam also talks about doing his recent live show, and the experience of having his Dad in the audience.
The top news story involves a handicapped girl who was bullied on a school bus. Her dad went on the bus to defend his daughter, and in the process threatened both the bus driver and some of the other students. Teresa says that that Dad is her hero, and Adam talks about how Ray used to protect kids and beat up the bullies at his school. Everyone agrees that the parents need to be more responsible for their children.
From CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, Simon Helberg comes in and talks to Adam and Teresa about his own experiences dealing with bullies. They also talk about his love of the film The Karate Kid, and how he went from being a martial arts actor to a musician to just a regular actor. Adam also discusses with Simon about being on a #1 sitcom, and talks about Jim Parson’s Emmy, moving the show to Thursday nights, and expanding the show into a larger ensemble.
Adam also reads the letter that he wrote to Alec Baldwin after Alec wrote a very nice blurb for his book. Clearly Alec took his time, but when Adam wrote him back to say thanks, Alec misconstrued it for sarcasm. Adam then wrote a second email, but fears that now he was too curt. As he contemplates actually calling Alec to clear things up, Adam takes a number of listener calls for a round of Rich Man, Poor Man.
Wrapping up the news, Teresa talks about Lindsay Lohan going back to jail, and a couple other celebrity rehab failures. They also talk about a wedding themed reality show where contestants compete to win plastic surgery before their weddings, and another reality show about a family of midgets who make chocolate. Adam asks ‘what have we become?’ and imagines what it would have been like to see Reality TV shows in the ‘60s or ‘70s.
Watch Simon Helberg on The Big Bang Theory, Thursdays at 8pm on CBS. Follow him on Twitter @SimonHelberg.
And be sure to check out today’s extra Stitcher content, where Donny presents Adam with a special gift from a listener.
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Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producers: Mike Dawson & Mike Lynch
Audio: Mike Dawson
Writer: Mike Lynch
Production Engineer: Donny Misraje
Search: Chris Laxamana
Build and Edit: Katie Levine
Phones: Brian Meyer
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler