I know a few very talented on air people like Jimmy Darin, Ron Chapman, Jim Harper, Cris Conner, Buster Bodine, Cat Simon, Michael O’Shea and Scott Shannon who only became program directors so the PD couldn’t f**k with their show. They all instinctively knew that you had to have full control of your show if you were to have any shot at ever becoming successful.
Bob Newhart (pictured above) who starred in two very successful TV series that also won numerous artistic awards turned out to be the ultimate control freak. Bob had two simple rules, no kids, no animals. He had no interest in playing a part where not only were the kids smarter than Dad, so was the dog. Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before the writers ran out of ideas, so they tentatively approached Bob with a fresh new twist. They suggested that it would be fun to write about the numerous things that would happen if his TV wife were to become pregnant. When Bob didn’t immediately reject the idea, they excitedly forged ahead with their new script ideas. Before long they had Bob on the floor just howling, in fact, he was laughing so hard he could hardly speak. However, he did manage to say, “This is great stuff guys, and I would venture to say that it may be some of your best, but I’m confused about one thing … Who plays Bob?”
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Beware of people bearing signs.
I’m continuing my never-ending search to find a reason why greed is good.
I wonder if it’s only a coincidence that most rich guys had rich fathers?
Answer me this grasshopper, why did Harvey and Irma drive gas prices up in Canada? They export oil they don’t import it.
Parked right next to me at my West Palm Beach condo are some folks who hail from Quebec and surprisingly they speak English when they greet me. However, I haven’t yet told them that I’m also a Canadian.
The NFL doesn’t have any problem with players who have emotional problems, just physical ones.
When I immigrated to the US, America didn’t adjust to me; I adjusted to it. I see no sense in changing any of that now.
The only difference between talented people and talent who are successful is the hard work involved.
In the pilot of HBO’s new series “Deuce,” they played “These Eyes” by The Guess Who in a bar scene. Very cool.
Better they should have Drones fighting fires in California rather than killing people all over the world?
The thing I find most interesting about my two daughters is that Cami is like I used to be and Candis is like who I became.
There are three ways to look at what’s happening. Make it happen, watch it happen, or wonder, what the hell happened.
If you’re white, skinny and smart, you’ve got no excuses.
Money should be used to buy things, not special privileges.
It takes a lot of courage to sit down and listen as it does to stand and speak up.
Let’s see if I have this right. If something bad happens to a black or a Muslim, it’s ok to mention that they’re black or a Muslim. However, if either is caught doing something bad, it’s not?
The only person who can stop you from becoming great is you.
Your job on the radio is to make someone want to listen to you again tomorrow.
Sometimes being born different is a disadvantage but it can also be an advantage, and you’re the one in charge of which way it goes.
Other than pretty girls, my favorite people on earth to hang out with used to be middle age white guys. However, now for some reason, I find myself hanging with old white guys more and more.
The only thing moving for the last few days was my car. The AC, water, elevators, lights, refrigerator, stove, phone and TV were all shut down by Irma. I now think that an electric future may not be my cup of tea.
We prepared for Irma so long, and as the after Irma cleanup continues, I’m beginning to realize that I no longer remember not being in Hurricane mode.
Do people living in America who can’t speak English make less than those who do?
What type of person do you suppose thinks that their country’s agenda is more important than their family’s?
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