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Artie Lange's stories on Uecker and Harry Caray

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    From his Letterman appearance:

    http://lateshow.cbs.com/latenight/lateshow/video_player/index/php/979322.phtml
     
  2. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Bubbler, if Bob Uecker isn't your hero, he will be after you watch this clip.
     
  3. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    That's good stuff. Pretty strong Harry Caray impression from Lange.
     
  4. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    That is primo stuff, there.
     
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Great stuff.
     
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Lange on Stern every morning is very good radio.

    He looks like crap, though.
     
  7. T2

    T2 Member

    In addition to a cough button to kill their mic, TV announcers also have a talkback button. This takes their mic off the air and sends it instead to a speaker in the TV truck near the producer.

    One play-by-play announcer (who's long since moved to another city) sometimes used his talkback button the way Uecker was using his cough button. He occasionally interspersed his game descriptions with wisecracks that only the guys in the truck were supposed to hear.

    In the truck, knowing how often audio equipment malfunctions, we thought it was foolhardy for him to trust his career to the proper operation of that button.
     
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Uecker is a God among men. It is going to be a sad, SAD day when he leaves the booth.
     
  9. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Like a lot of the great ones, Uecker will probably be in he booth right up until' death. And that day will be as sad as it gets. May he have great health for many years to come.
     
  10. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Lange is one hilarious dude. He's one of the best talk-show guests out there. It seems like he's on Letterman every two months or so, and most of those places won't book someone more than a couple times a year.
     
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I imagine he is on the speed dial when a guest flakes out on them and does not show of cancel at the last second.
     
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