Friday, May 21, 2004

Andy and Tony's favorite player, C-Webb

We start by talking about Chris Webber, since Mayor McCheese wrote about him today in the Post.

Andy got some positive feedback about how funny the show was yesterday when TK was talking about Jason Alexander and John Goodman. TK said that he (and others) once tried to write a sitcom pilot years ago and hasn't tried since.

TK realized that "all the people in his stuff sounds like same", which is something the Napoleon (aka Lupica) doesn't.

The guys also briefly talked about a column by Richard Justice about the WNBA. Insert slicing meat joke here.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Live From New York,...

Despite the good timeslot, TK is still being cautious about the TV show.

TK got to meet the cast yesterday. And as Tony said, Jason Alexander probably couldn't wait to get away from him. TK also got DAP from John Goodman, who said he loved the show and said "God Bless Baseball."

He also talked about the CBS upfront, where the Who played and Les Moonves slammed NBC.

TK had an "albert brooks" moment when they introduced the show and said "based on the life of Tony Kornheiser." But, it's based on "his columns," not "his life."

TK has poo-pooed the idea of "watching parties," for fear of people not liking it. Maybe if the show lasts three years and is Cheers-quality.

Amazingly, Tony was allowed to run over by Engineer Andy.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Tony Clineman, Your Life is Calling

No Tony today. as mentioned yesterday, he's in NYC for the announcement of CBS' fall line-up.

Listen Up (formerly known as Shut Up and Listen) will be on Monday nights @ 8:30, right before Raymond and MNF.

On PTI, it was a wild scene with Stephen A Smith filling TK's chair.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Greenlighting The Jason Alexander Show

The show is a go, but Tony says "I should be happier." He created these characters, but the show won't really be that.

Tony will be in NYC tomorrow, at the CBS launch party.

TK hasn't seen the pilot yet, but his book agent has seen it and said it's very funny.

On other matters, TK was shocked at what Deion Sanders was making at CBS, since it means that he's probably underpaid. He was also surprised that Shannon Sharpe abruptly retired to take Deion's place.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine

Monday, May 17, 2004

Shut Up and Listen?

Word is that Tony's CBS show (with Jason Alexander "as Tony") is going to be picked up. We'll see on Wednesday, when CBS announces their schedule.

More Cicada talk. TK tells us about the "sounds of cicadas" in his neighborhood. WHen he leaves his house, "it sounds like the entire neighborhood is going to levitate."

TK also talked about the Preakness. he's rooting for Smarty Jones. TK plus his Post column tomorrow, which is about horse racing.

Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine