Season 1 intro: From the corner of movie star and dicey…
Episode 60 takes place on an appropriately gloomy day. Even though this is a “fourth episode” there is no guest, nor is there a Mike Schmidt. Mike is not on the show and won’t be back “for a while.” It’s awkward to put into words, but Jimmy’s relationship with Mike has become strained.
Mike did not quit Never Not Funny, so don’t be mad at him. This was Jimmy’s decision. Even though the hour together on the podcast was always fun, and genuine, the rest of the time Jimmy and Mike have not been seeing eye-to-eye, so they needed some time apart. The issues with Jimmy and Mike are private, and between them, and don’t involve Matt at all.
Jimmy makes it clear that Mike is a great, funny guy, a phenomenal talent, and was very helpful to him in his one-man show, and in preparing for numerous auditions. Jimmy is blessed to have been involved with Mike. Jimmy encourages listeners to visit Mike’s website, and to email him, and let him know they miss him, and to certainly see him perform. Mike is one of the funniest guys Jimmy knows.
Jimmy and Matt decided this episode would be a full episode, despite the awkwardness of the situation, so they segue into other areas.
This episode might be like episodes 1 and 2, which vanished because they were clunkers
How the podcast started
Original idea was to rotate guests each week, but Mike clicked so well they decided to have him every week
The real elephant in the room: Mike’s #1 worst gym story was supposed to be told on this episode! (He told it on Episode 24 of Jordan Jesse Go!)
Matt imagines Mike coming back someday, to tie up the ultimate cliffhanger
Comparing Never Not Funny to Three’s Company
Jimmy decides his own top 3 worst gym stories
Jimmy’s extended-length jeans-wearing habit
Jimmy and Pat saw Stevie Nicks and Chris Isaak last night at the Greek, and Jimmy ate like an asshole
Matt breaks out his Chris Isaak voice
Please, musicians, don’t cross over into comedy! Leave comedy alone! This includes John Mayer
Jimmy tries to recreate his killer impersonation of Chris Isaak singing Blue Motel… and it’s horrible
Jimmy should start a rockabilly band
Jimmy hosted the Music Video Production Awards, with Pat in the Bruce Villanch role
More speculation about Mike’s #1 gym story, and discussing Mike’s website
Jimmy and Matt had a horrible lunch today
Matt’s undercooked bacon story almost makes Jimmy puke on-mic
Describing Los Feliz, and an awesome sandwich shop there
Matt’s Lunch Corner
Sliced pear on a sandwich!
Jimmy likes a sandwich place at LAX
Not every sandwich has to have lettuce and tomato
Jimmy likes relish on a burger
Matt’s 5th grade Miami Vice knockoff jacket. In New England in February.
Matt’s school dress code
Matt’s parents drag him to an adult dinner party
Nothing for breakfast at a sleepover
Matt was freaked out and scarred for life by the movie Tommy
Do you shower at a sleepover?
Matt’s childhood friends, Taj and Whit
Whit’s Silver-Spoons-like existence, including a satellite dish and a “robot”
The lameness of Whit’s robot
Whit and Matt would mock Taj’s habit of showering at the sleepovers
Jimmy wants the Gaiam exercise ball and chair
It’s Jimmy and Danielle’s 3rd anniversary so maybe they should go to that sandwich shop
Matt praises cave-aged gruyere cheese
This has been awkward, yet a delight
Jimmy hopes the listeners stick with them
Jimmy wants listeners to flood Mike with emails to let him know he is missed
Season 2 starts next episode!