This page contains items that were previously on the main MJ Fan Page. The archive starts from June 2006 and goes through December 2007. The most recent items are at the top and go further back as you scroll down. For more recent archived content, go to Archive Page 2.
2007: A Year to Remember
The year 2007 was one of the most action-packed, high-intensity years for the MJ Morning Show. It was a year of change, a year of firsts, and surely a year to remember.
In the spring, Flunkie strong-armed management in what MJ called a "power play" to increase his salary, but management wanted no part of it. That is when Flunkie picked up and left the show after spending over 15 months as MJ's audio guy. For the first time in almost four years, "Rear of the Year" returned to the show as listeners sent in photos of their rears and everyone got to vote on them online. Both a male and a female winner were named, and they received big-screen TV's along with cash just for having attractive butts.
Three new affiliate stations began syndicating the show in 2007 as well. Stations in Florida that broadcast to the Space Coast (Melbourne), the Treasure Coast (SE Florida), and Punta Gorda (SW Florida) now carry the show every morning. That gives the show six different radio stations on which you can hear the show, in addition to its live online streaming.
In the summer, MJ actually walked out during the show for the first time in many years after a dispute with management. He was going to give away copies of the final "Harry Potter" book to listeners, but Scholastic threatened legal action against the station, forcing management to put a kibosh on MJ's plan. MJ said, "I quit" and left the studio, leaving listeners hanging for over a half-hour, wondering if the MJ Morning Show was history. He did return to the studio once he collected his thoughts and regained his composure. It took some time for him to get over the anger, but it seems like he still has an issue with management to this day over this issue and many others that have occurred in the past.
In the fall, MJ rolled out several more contests like "Mangle Mouth" and "Jingle Jugs." The "Hannah Monstrosity Hang-on," which lasted nearly one week, probably garnered the most media attention the show has ever received. He capped off the year with "Kiss MJ's Butt for a Wii" in which five lucky listeners smooched his rear via e-mail to each win a Nintendo Wii. The fall months also saw MJ partake in two events that he will likely remember for the rest of his life. He went up on a flight with the Blue Angels and got to experience what it feels like to fly faster than the speed of sound. In addition, MJ got an extremely rare opportunity to visit the White House in Washington, D.C., and he even took a peek at the Oval (Oral as he claims) Office. Ryan Seacrust walked out in November, and Meredith became the show's first-ever audio girl as she moved from her role as the show's Jacksonville producer to the studio with MJ in Tampa.
The year ended with a bang - literally - as a 40-foot city bus was lowered from a crane and smashed the 12-foot Hannah Monstrosity statue to pieces. Fester was the only show member to cover the event live outside in a junkyard, while the rest of the crew watched the destruction in the studio via streaming video.
So after all of that, one has to wonder how MJ and the gang can possibly top 2007 with what they do in 2008. There are also some question marks lingering about the show's future. MJ's contract with Clear Channel expires on August 31 of next year. He said on the final show of 2007 that there is a possibility he will seriously explore options in other markets around the country. All of his problems with management at the station might contribute to his decision to move the show elsewhere if he gets some good offers from other companies. Whether this would mean the show would move to another city is yet to be determined. It's also unlikely that everyone on the show would go with MJ because of the obvious difficulty for five or six people to pick up and move elsewhere. This is all complete speculation, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if MJ decides to jump ship for another company after he fulfills the remaining eight months of his current contract.
An MJ Morning Show Classic Video
Watch the ListenUp! spoof commercial, featuring several members of the MJ Morning Show and a few interns using the hearing device. Who is that guy with the red stripe in his hair?
MJ and Michelle are rear-ended by drunk driver
When responsible people go out on the town to a bar or restaurant knowing that they will indulge in some alcohol, they usually have a designated driver to take them, or they will take a cab. MJ and Michelle opted for the second option when they recently went out to dinner with friends at Bern's Steakhouse in Tampa. The cab took them to the restaurant with no issues. But it was on the way home when something went wrong. A 52-year-old woman who was drunk rear-ended the cab in which they were passengers at a stoplight. When cops arrived on the scene to check the woman out, she blew a 0.067, which is under the legal limit of 0.08 but is still a significant number for any person behind the wheel of a vehicle. She was also talking on a cell phone right before the accident. Just when MJ and his wife are trying to protect themselves from any potential problems on the road, the decision they made ended up costing them the hassle of having to deal with a drunk driver. Other than sore necks, they were not injured.
Meredith becomes first audio girl on the show
The revolving door of morning show members who are responsible for playing audio and sound effects continues to swing around. Ryan Seacrust recently dropped everything and abruptly left the show a few weeks ago after spending just over four months as MJ's audio guy. The position he vacated has now been filled. Former Jacksonville producer Meredith is now a full-time member of the MJ Morning Show. She previously worked at 97.9 Kiss FM as the on-site producer to help syndicate the show every morning. She was also a night-time DJ and was the only female working on-air at that station before taking the job in MJ's studio. All males have filled the position that Meredith now has. Former members with her new job include: Froggy 1, Froggy 2, Ryan, Lunchbox, Flunkie, and Seacrust. Let's hope Meredith will be a nice addition to the show and a female voice of reason for certain topics. Jabberjaw and Kristi the Apprentice have worked on the show off and on, but Meredith is really the first full-time female member to have a major position on the show. She said she was born in New Jersey but moved to Miami as a baby. Since then, she's lived in Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Once she officially moves over, Tampa will be her new home.
Ryan Seacrust is no longer a member of the MJ Morning Show. He quit the show before it went on the air the morning of Friday, November 2nd. Apparently he came to Joey B, Hurricane, and Jabberjaw before 5 AM to let them all know that he was quitting because he didn't feel respected by anyone on the show. Ryan joined the show in June, coming from Philadelphia where he worked at Q102 FM. Joey B and Flunkie also worked at that station. MJ originally called him "Germ" but eventually settled on "Ryan Seacrust" and occasionally referred to him as "Seacrap" if he was angry with him. He obviously got this name from the American Idol host. Ryan took over Flunkie's job and played all the audio and sound effects on the show. He also is very adept at video editing and publishing video to the Web, which is something he also did with morning show videos. His most memorable bit on the show was when he did the "Hot Sauce 2 Go" experiment where he would use vulgar words to ask for large amounts of hot sauce at various Taco Bell restaurants. You can see that video here.
At this point, MJ has not hired anyone to fill the position that Seacrust abruptly vacated. Hurricane, Jabberjaw, and Froggy are all switching off on the "sound effects island" until MJ decides on a permanent replacement.
There has been some chatter on the FORUM about Flunkie coming back. But here is a message he wrote about that possibility:
Hey gang it's Flunkie. One of my peeps on myspace told me there was a chat on here about me. A lot of people have been talking to me asking about a return to the show. So I just wanted to reply to this whole idea about a comeback. First of all, all you guys on here rock! I love all the support and love I get from you guys. Secondly let me address Seacrust. He's a good guy and I know what he has been going through. This position is not as easy as many people think it is. ryan is actually a vary talented radio professional and did his best at the postition. This position is not for just anyone and there is a lot to it that most don't see. I wish him the best. Finally about a come back. Right now I'm kind of like Al Gore. I haven't expressed an interest in the position and I haven't been asked to fill the position. At least not by MJ. Joey B did ask me to help the show and fill in for a few days. I agreed to help Joey because he is a good friend. MJ declined the assistance though. I left the show for a reason. I was not happy. I was not happy mostly with management! There were a number of other factors but I'll leave it at that. I am very happy were I'm at now. I will be opening up a night club soon her in Tampa! Be on the look out for that. I'm not going to rule an eventual come back but right now there aren't any plans on either side. Oh and I'll let you in on something else that I saw darla brought up. Yes I did put in my two weeks notice. Later that day I was fired for quiting. So yes I did quit and yes MJ did fire me. So anyway thanks again to all of you. Even the haters because you keep the name alive :) If you would like to contact me you can do so at www.myspace.com/flunkiemjmorningshow or firstname.lastname@example.org
When is the show going nationwide?MJ mentioned several months ago that the morning show would be going up nationwide on one of XM Satellite Radio's channels. He said everything was ready to go, but that the people at XM were experiencing technical problems getting the new channel up and running. Thanks to Corey, an e-mailer, for finding out some info about this. According to a program director at XM, the MJ Morning Show is expected to be added to one of XM's talk channels some time in November. It will not air live and instead will be a few hours delayed during a midday time slot (I'm guessing this means 11 am - 3 pm ET). This means that you will be able to hear the show wherever you live in the United States, as long as you have XM. The satellite radio company also streams many of its channels online. For more info on XM, check out www.xmradio.com. This does NOT mean that the show will be going off any of its current affiliate stations. It is basically like adding another affiliate that will be available nationwide to XM subscribers.
Joey B and Froggy collaborate on "Wasted Life"
Now that the days of selling Crotchety Old Man CD's are over, other morning show members have their sights set on selling their own CD's. Since Froggy came back to the show just over a year ago, he has rolled out numerous "bands" and attempts and bands, such as The Frogawogs and Frogatronica. Because he has come up with a handful of different names for his various styles of music, he decided to create his own record label called Froggy Records (www.froggyrecords.com). He had Fester (aka. Dandruff Dan) help him out with one of the songs on his Frogawogs CD, which has been on sale for a few months now. Most recently, Froggy signed Joey B to his record label and had him record a few songs. Those songs are part of the new "Wasted Life" CD, which is basically about how Joey has wasted much of his life away by being careless, drinking too much, and doing things that other guys his age probably don't do, like trying to buy SpongeBob Squarepants sheets for his king-size bed. The CD contains five tracks and retails for just $6, which is more than what Apple's iTunes Music Store charges per track (99 cents per track). Melissa (aka. Gigantor) the Intern has already sold several copies of the CD's in the radio station parking lot, but it is available by mail if you want to order a copy. Order it by sending the money to: The MJ Morning Show, 4002 Gandy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33611, Attn: Wasted Life - Froggy / Joey B
Joey B was passed out on the couch in the morning show "green room" on Monday morning. He apparently took a huge dose of Ambien CR, a sleeping aid, the night before to try and help him get some sleep. But instead of achieving its desired effect where he could awaken after several hours of sleep, the medicine completely turned him into a zombie! He sounded drunk and, according to Froggy, like he was "on acid" when they stuck a microphone in front of his face to talk to him. Listen to the audio of how awful he sounded.
On Monday, August 20th, Chloe is six years old. Happy birthday, Chloe! It has been amazing to hear her literally grow up on the show over the years. From segments like "Make the Baby Talk" to hearing her ask questions that most little kids are curious to know the answers to, Chloe has become a member of the show. Whenever MJ calls Michelle, she usually wants to talk to her daddy. This year, she is starting elementary school as a Kindergarten student. Hopefully we'll hear her on the show many more times and listen to her grow up even more as time goes on. I never imagined MJ as a father before he and Michelle had Chloe, but from what I've heard, having kids was the best thing he could have done.
Does Joey B from the show actually have his own restaurant? That is what I thought when I was recently in town, but even though It might appear that way, it is actually a place that he has nothing to do with at all. Laclede's Landing is an area of St. Louis with cobblestone streets and old warehouses converted into restaurants, nighclubs, and offices. This is where Joey B's On the Landing - a local pub known for its burgers, wings, pizza, and more - is located. The address is 710 North Second Street. And I'm sure they have plenty of beer on the menu, which Joey B would be happy about!
Frogatronica - "Lindsay's Gonna Die"
Listen to the new song that Froggy wrote and recorded about how Lindsay Lohan may be on the brink of death because of her latest arrest involving both DUI and drug possession.
Harry Potter casts a spell on MJ; he says "I quit"The morning of Friday, July 20th was probably the most emotional morning that MJ has experienced since he started doing the morning show more than 13 years ago. It all stemmed from ten of the latest Harry Potter books that he was able to get his hands on earlier in the week. MJ legally obtained the books and planned to give them away to listeners, which is something he's done in the past with Harry Potter books. He planned to have them overnighted to ten winners so that they'd receive them on Saturday morning, after the book was officially released. However, his plan was completely nixed when Clear Channel management caved in and turned the books over to a Scholastic representative who came to the radio station and demanded that the books be given to him. With an accumulation of issues that MJ has had with management at the station over the years, particularly in the last few months, this was the straw the broke the camel's back.
On Thursday, MJ was too distraught to do The Schnitt Show in the afternoon. He instead tried to relax, sleep, and put his cell phone in the trunk of his car all day in order to avoid any calls from management or lawyers who might be involved. He was able to muster up enough energy to host the MJ Morning Show on Friday morning. The only reason he did so was for the listeners in order to explain what happened and not leave everyone hanging.
At 7:45 AM on Friday, MJ made a somewhat abrupt announcement that he would quit and retire from the morning show. He said it was no longer fun to do because of the way management treated him. He then said "Goodbye" to the listeners, threw his headphones down on the console, and walked out. The rest of the crew took over the show for about a half-hour, during which MJ was out in his car on the phone with Michelle. They took calls from listeners who reacted to what had just unfolded unexpectedly. MJ then returned to the studio at about 8:15 AM and was very emotional. His voice cracked several times, and Fester had to take over when MJ couldn't speak because of what sounded like tears running down his face. He primarily attributed that to the conversation he had with his wife and not about the whole situation with management. Listeners then called in for over an hour, offering kind words of support and pleading for MJ to stay on the air and continue to do the show. He still says that he is "in limbo" about what to do and isn't quite sure if he will continue to host the show.
On Friday afternoon, MJ did host his afternoon show and sounded like he was in a better mood. During the second hour, he took just a few minutes to briefly touch on the Harry Potter situation. He then moved on to other newsworthy topics that he felt were more important to discuss.
Discuss the situation with other listeners on the forum.
***AUDIO FROM THE SHOW***
- MJ announces that he is quitting the show
- MJ returns to the studio after 30 minutes off the air
The "I Like Turtles" Remix
Jabberjaw interviewed comedian Carlos Mencia and had some major technical problems with the interview. Luckily we were still able to hear Carlos' voice. Here is a clip from the interview gone bad along with a classic sound byte from the show:
- Carlos says "Dun duh dun" (one of Flunkie's favorite and only sound effects)
Is Thomas the Train in love with Sanjay Gupta? Well, not literally. But it might be another story for members of the MJ Morning Show with those two nicknames. A bunch of interns from the show were recently at Banana Joe's, a bar in the Tampa area. After a night of drinking, they were all saying goodbye to each other when something wild happened. Thomas grabbed Sanjay Gupta's (real name Dustin) head and planted a nice big kiss on his lips. Thomas revealed on the show a few weeks ago that he is gay, so there might be something steamy going on between the two. Jabberjaw and the other female interns were blown away and even a little jealous of the smooch. Sanjay claims that he is straight, that he had a girlfriend for a long time, and that the alcohol made him go off the track for just a split-second with Thomas that one night. But this incident has to make you wonder just a little.
Rachel and Joey B now have the same jobIt might be hard to believe, but it's true that Rachel the Flying Tomato and Joey B now have the same job. They are both executive producers of two different morning shows. Joey B is obviously the executive producer (and sometimes reducer) of the MJ Morning Show. But Rachel now has a new gig as the executive producer of the Nancy & Jeff Morning Show, which airs in Tampa on Mix 100.7, WMTX-FM. Kristen the Intern of American Idol fame also served as the executive producer of this show. The station is in the same Clear Channel complex where MJ and crew do their show every morning. Nancy Alexander, who used to be a feature reporter for FOX 13 and now does some TV work for Bay News 9, is the main host of the show. She and MJ have "competed" on the airwaves in Tampa for over ten years now, but it looks like MJ has the upper hand on her. Rachel is one of many former interns to be groomed by MJ and to flock to another radio show. Justin the Intern got his start at the MJ Morning Show and is now the executive producer of the Ron & Ian Show on 620 WDAE-AM. Lamosa the Intern, who now goes by Suge Avery on the air, did the same when she went to 95.7 The Beat to join the Olivia Fox Morning Show. Froggy 1 also started out as an intern with MJ and moved down to Miami where he has been a producer for the Y100 FM morning show for five years.
I wish Rachel all the best and hope that she is able to succeed in whatever path she decides to take, whether it be in radio or in something else. I will miss her reality reviews and her upbeat presence on the show for nearly four years.
Britney Spears is angry about MJ's billboards
Several months ago, MJ worked with Clear Channel to launch a series of billboards that promote the MJ Morning Show. They have been up in both the Tampa Bay area as well as in Jacksonville, Florida. There are three different billboards that have a photo of Britney Spears with a crazy expression on her face and a bald head after she shaved off all her hair and went nuts. To the right of it is MJ making goofy and ridiculous faces to imitate Britney. Apparently she found out about the billboards and is pretty upset about them. Her attorney represents Lavely & Singer, which is the same law firm that also threatened legal action against MJ and the radio station regarding a photoshopped picture of Catherine Zeta-Jones that Hurricane posted on the website. This same law firm has issued a threat to Clear Channel and MJ's station to have all the billboards taken down because Britney is unhappy with how she is portrayed in them. All of them were removed, and MJ isn't too pleased with the way Clear Channel folded.
This is the second time in just the last few weeks that the MJ Morning Show and Britney Spears have had issues. Jabberjaw was thrown out of one of her recent concerts in Orlando for trying to take pictures and video of her "performing" onstage.
Click here to read the story about the legal threat against MJ.
Frogatronica - "Four Whores of Hollywood"
Listen to the song that Froggy recorded about Hollywood's four whores as part of his new "Frogatronica" collection. Decide for yourself if it's too inappropriate for young kids to hear.
My thoughts on one of the
"Pick Your Plastic" winners...One of the winners in MJ's plastic surgery contest submitted an entry for breast augmentation. The rules for the contest state that you can send in any kind of story, real or fake, as long as it doesn't exceed 500 words. She chose to write about how her mother battled breast cancer for many years and ultimately lost the battle to it. She then went on to say that she does some charity work with organizations that raise funds for breast cancer research. In the story, she said that the main reason she wants augmentation is to prove to everyone that she has not had a mastectomy and that it was her mother who did. The story was very well-written and believable, but when MJ called her up to let her know that she had won, he found out that it was a completely fabricated story. Because it was a legitimate entry and she followed the rules, she will win the plastic surgery. My problem with it is that she played on an emotional story (that probably touched many listeners when they heard it) just so she could win a contest. I personally feel that the winner should donate some money to a charity that is affiliated with breast cancer research. You just can't go around making up stories like that. It obviously caught the judges' attention, which is everyone's goal in this contest, but I don't think fake sob stories are the way to go at all. I thought it was great when one of the winners happened to be a woman who witnessed a shooting in a store in St. Petersburg a few years ago. She had suffered from severe depression and gained some weight, which is why she wanted liposuction. That was the best giveaway and the most deserving person to win this contest, but I think this other lady might be the least deserving of any winner they've had.
"Germ" / "Seacrust" hired to replace Flunkie on the show
The job on the MJ Morning Show that involves running the audio and sound effects, formerly held by Froggy 2, has been a revolving door of crew members over the last two years. After Froggy left, Ryan, Lunchbox, and Flunkie had the gig. When Flunkie strong-armed management for more money and walked out when he was told "no" in March, Froggy 2 was back in the seat. MJ then auditioned other possible replacements for the job, including Froggy's fellow band member Big Lou. He finally setlled on a guy who he has already nicknamed "Germ" on the show. His real name is Ryan Chowansky, and he previously worked at Q102 FM in Philadelphia - also where Joey B and Flunkie worked before coming to Tampa. Another ironic thing is that this is the third Ryan who has had the job, since Lunchbox's real name is also Ryan. All we really know about "Germ" is that he was pulled over twice for speeding and also had a warrant out for his arrest. We'll have to see how he fits in and if he'll bring more to the table than what Flunkie did. He already isn't happy with his nickname, so it should be interesting to see what happens with him. Click here to see the audition video that "Germ" taped before he got the job. He mentions something about how he hopes none of the current crew members are on a low-carb diet. What could that be about?
UPDATE: It looks like MJ has setlled on the name "Seacrust" for Ryan - a play on Ryan Seacrest.
"Pick Your Plastic" Jingles
(Courtesy of Monster Mix Productions)
Jabberjaw participated in three editions of "Froggy's Bag of Intrigue" in which she sticks her hand into a mystery bag while blindfolded, not knowing what's inside. You can listen to what happened and find out what was in each of the bags:
- Froggy's Bag of Intrigue #1
MJ recently talked about how helmet boxing is the latest craze among kids and teenagers. Froggy asked MJ if he would helmet-box him in the parking lot. So the question is: who do you think would win if the two battled it out? Is MJ short but sronger and in better physical shape than Froggy? Or would Froggy take care of business and have MJ on the ground like a girl in no time? You decide.
Oops! Jabberjaw gets kicked out of Britney concert
Britney Spears is trying to make a comeback in her career. After all of the well-publicized incidents over the last year or two, her image has gone downhill, so she's hoping to regain some of the pop star power she once had. Jabberjaw and Thomas the Train attended Britney's concert in Orlando at the House of Blues on Saturday night, along with four other MJ Morning Show listeners who won tickets on the show. MJ sent them in hopes of getting some secret photos of Britney "performing" onstage. Her dancing was apparently decent, but the CD she was lip-synching to skipped, revealing that she wasn't actually singing at all. The real drama came when someone noticed Jabberjaw holding up her camera phone and snapping pictures. That is when she was yanked out of the crowd by her jaw (or maybe it was her hair), and she was thrown out of the concert. Security personnel patted people down and wanded people as they entered the concert in order to weed out anyone with any kind of camera, but Jab was smart and concealed her mom's cell phone, along with Thomas's phone, deep inside her boots. She only missed a few minutes of Britney's performance, but it only lasted about 15 minutes total, so it wasn't much of a performance after all. Jab thought she was going to be arrested. They made her delete most of the photos, but she managed to save a few.
Jabberjaw now has bruises on her arm because of being manhandled and dragged out of the club. She plans to file charges against the House of Blues because of the way she was treated.
Legally Blind Mike's HSN Audition Tape
Rachel the Flying Tomato suffered a major loss in her family on Monday afternoon. Her mother was killed in an awful car accident. She was driving with her mother in the passenger seat, and they were headed to pick up her car from an auto body shop after having some lunch at a Sweet Tomatoes restaurant in Palm Harbor. The car's bumper locked up with another car to the left, and their car went over the median and into a lane of oncoming traffic. The passenger side was facing the cars coming from right to left, and that is when a car smashed into theirs and nearly totaled it. A Bayflight helicopter brought her mother to the hospital, but they were unable to revive her. Rachel suffered a broken hand and other minor injuries, but she was relatively unhurt since she was not in the exact line of fire from oncoming traffic like her mother was. Her mother, Patricia, was 57.
MJ & BJ on "The Jenny Jones Show"MJ & BJ appeared on "The Jenny Jones Show" in 1999 after being voted on by listeners who nominated their favorite local DJ team. Play close attention to when MJ grabs Jenny's microphone, takes over the show, and brings out a "special guest" from backstage.
(Note: Volume is low on the video, so turn up your PC's volume
and speakers for the best possible sound)
Tragedy strikes Rachel's family as her mother is killed
Rachel was very close to her mother. She even made special breakfasts for Rachel to take in to the studio with her almost every morning, even though she is a grown woman. She mentioned her mom many times on the show and obviously cared about her greatly. They watched TV together almost every night and were like best friends. Rachel is 23 years old and has always lived at home, once again demonstrating how much she loves both of her parents. Rachel also has a younger brother, Michael, and a father, Paul. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rachel and her family during this terrible time in her life.
If you would like to leave your condolences for Rachel and her family, please visit the MJ Morning Show Forum and look for the thread titled "Rachel's Mother," which Jabberjaw has posted in as well. You can also check out her Myspace profile by going here. If you are or become one her friends on there, I'm sure she wouldn't mind hearing some thoughts from you about this tragedy. It is a horrific situation, and I strongly hope that Rachel will be able to pull through it as best as she can.
Here is the story from the St. Petersburg Times:
Passenger dies in three-vehicle wreck
PALM HARBOR - A three-vehicle accident about 1 p.m. Monday claimed the life of a 57-year-old woman, injured her daughter and stalled traffic for about an hour at U.S. 19 and Tampa Road, authorities said. Patricia Pitts died after the 2001 Honda her daughter Rachel was driving south on U.S. 19 hit another car while trying to change lanes, according to the Florida Highway Patrol and Palm Harbor Fire Rescue. Rachel E. Pitts, 23, of Tampa was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, where she is listed in good condition, said a hospital spokesman.
Congratulations to our winner:
Ashley Wauters of Palm Harbor, FL
She is the winner of $100 from the show plus a $15 Amazon.com Gift Certificate.
Thanks to everyone who entered the contest, and again, congratulations Ashley!
I plan to do another trivia challenge or similar contest in the next few months, so check back for more details on when the next contest will be.
ROUND 4 QUESTIONS:
1. Although MJ doesn't stand for anything, BJ did. What did BJ stand for? Barry Joe
2. What is the warning label's exact quote on the bottle of lysol cleaner that Milton's son used in the Crotchety call about Chauncey doing a science project? "Do not mix with other household chemicals such as products containing ammonia, toilet bowl cleaners, or acidic cleaners as hazardous gases may be released."
3. In the spoof video of Kristen the Intern's American Idol appearance, what job does the man who played Randy have at the radio station? Engineer
4. What company does Milton call in the exercise bike Crotchety call? Exercise World
5. Jabberjaw made a brief appearance on which Fox News Channel show that has since been cancelled? Dayside
ROUND 3 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
1. Joey B has a friend named Drew Carey because of his resemblance to the TV personality. What is his friend's real first name? Sean
2. Dr. Childers, who MJ has worked with in the past, is what kind of doctor? Dentist
3. In the Tickle Me Elmo-Wood Crotchety call, what is the final Christmas gift that Milton asks the toy store representative for to see if they have any left? Nintendo 64 game
4. Hoover's uncle works as a broadcaster for which NFL team? New Orleans Saints
5. In the EmineMJ song, what does MJ say caused him to be "so screwed up"? "My nanny used to whack me with a spatula"
6. In the Hearing Aid Crotchety call, Milton makes an appointment to see a hearing aid specialist for what time? 10:00 PM
7. Who was the show's audio/sound effects producer right before Flunkie joined the show? Lunchbox
ROUND 2 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
1. What is Joey B's favorite NHL team? New Jersey Devils
2. In what year did Hoover replace Joey B as the show's executive producer? 2001
3. MJ threw out the first pitch at a Tampa Bay Devil Rays game in 2005. Which team were the Devil Rays playing that day? St. Louis Cardinals
4. On which game show was MJ a contestant? Hollywood Squares
5. "Blimp & Shrimp Moving" was a company owned by which two morning show members? Fester and Dave the Dwarf
6. Tony Soprano was one of the characters on the show a few years ago. What was his former occupation? New York City police officer/detective
7. In the Crotchety Old Man calls, Milton Fludgecow has a son named Chauncey and, on a rare occasion, mentions having a daughter. What is her name? Estelle
8. What was the real name of "The Lawsuit Man"? Robert Parker
9. For the first "Friday Fall Concert Series," Froggy did his stunt in the studio. What stunt was it? Jumping through a table and breaking it in half
10. Perez Hilton, who appeared on the show several times, had his own theme song. What was the name of the song? "It's Raining Men"
I'd also like to mention that almost everyone who participated in the first round answered most of the questions correctly. I did not expect so many people to do so well, so congratulations to everyone, and thanks for entering! You can now check your answers below:
ROUND 1 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:1. What was the name of the girl who MJ made dupe Flunkie into thinking that she was single, but she was actually married? Rebecca or Rebekah
2. What are the names of MJ and Michelle’s two children? Chloe and Julian
3. MJ’s son was born on a holiday. Which holiday was it? Fourth of July (Independence Day)
4. What was Jabberjaw’s real name? Kim
5. What is the name of Froggy’s wife? Kim
6. MJ and Michelle have two dogs. What breed are they? Jack Russell Terriers
7. In August 2006, the MJ Morning Show was about to go off the air on one of its affiliate stations, but luckily stayed on after a contract extension was signed. In what city was this? Jacksonville, Florida
8. “Dandruff Dan” is a Frogawogs character based on which member of the morning show? Fester
9. Fester and his wife own an establishment in Tampa called Planet Beach. What kind of place is it? A tanning salon
10. Why is Rachel’s nickname “The Flying Tomato”? She has red hair
11. Before coming to Tampa, MJ hosted a morning show for about a year in 1993 in what Florida city? West Palm Beach, Florida
12. In 2006, MJ vehemently urged Hurricane to stop using and get rid of something he owned. What was it? A motorcycle
13. How much reward money did MJ give to Mitchell Hults, the hero in the Ben Ownby/Shawn Hornbeck case in Missouri? $1,000
14. What is the Hiccup Chick’s name? (spelled correctly) Jennifer Mee
15. What is MJ’s middle name (Todd ___ Schnitt)? Andrew
16. Joey B and Flunkie worked together in Philadelphia prior to joining the show in 2006. Which station did they work at? Q102 FM
17. Joey B, Hurricane, and MJ were all born in what year? 1966
18. Which 2002 contest on the show involved fixing listeners’ teeth? Mangle Mouth
19. Nando the Intern said he was peed on by a handicapped man in a bathroom. At what kind of place did the incident occur? A movie theater
20. MJ used to be on the air on 105.3 WMAX. In what city was this station? Atlanta, Georgia
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Honoring MJ the Hero
MJ has done so many things in his life to be considered a hero. Here is a video from Andy (aka. Pub Rat Boy) in which Fester, MJ and Froggy sing about how the veteran radio broadcaster is "walking on air" and celebrating his super hero status:
"Hammer Time" with Monica the Crazy 911 Lady
The truth is revealed: Nando is a liarWhen MJ promotes new intern openings on his show, he always makes it clear that he wants people with interesting stories who could really add something to the program, whether it be funny or serious. What he doesn't want is an intern who makes up every story he tells on the air, especially one about how his girlfriend was killed in a drunk driving accident. That is exactly what happened with Nando the Intern. Almost every week, the guy had a new chapter to unravel in what seemed like a crazy life. He talked about saving an elderly woman's life at the Cracker Barrel where he works. He mentioned a run-in with a mentally challenged man in a movie theater bathroom. He even claimed to have witnessed two employees at a department store smoking cocaine off the toilet seat in the bathroom. MJ wanted to nickname him Sanjay Gupta (a doctor on CNN), but Pathological Liar would have been more appropriate. Nando is no longer on the show after it was discovered that his DUI story was made up. MJ and the crew still can't believe that they were duped by this guy. His final story sounded so real as he tried to stop himself from breaking down while telling it on the air. Unfortunately the guy has more problems than what the crew can deal with, and hopefully he will get some help before his fibs start pushing the envelope even further than the damage he has already done.
Flunkie leaves the show in search of more moneyMoney is one of the most powerful forces in the world. As an example of this, it drove Flunkie away from the MJ Morning Show this week. He had a meeting with management in which he told them that he wanted a raise. Working 14 hours a day on the morning show and then with side jobs like working as a strip club DJ and mobile DJ for events, he just wasn't making enough money to stop his mounting debt from getting worse. This is why he chose to leave the show. He ran the audio and sound effects on the MJ Morning Show from January 2006 to March 2007 - a job that Lunchbox, Ryan, and Froggy 2 once had. Even though MJ didn't seem too fond of him, Flunkie made a name for himself with a reputation of a guy who just can't get a date, is overweight, and is in severe debt. Last summer, he sent in an audition tape to be on Deal or No Deal, but he never received a call back from the producers. Maybe if he had made it on there and scored some big money in a briefcase, he'd still be on the show today. He also posed as Yuri, a Russian guy, on Myspace and planned on posing as a member of the military in order to get women. Luckily, he chose not to after realizing that it is against the law to impersonate a military member.
MJ is saying that there is a job opening to replace Flunkie, even though Froggy had the same gig for about three years from 2002-2005. I feel that they should keep the show as-is right now instead of bringing in someone else. Froggy should get his old job back, but maybe he has fewer responsibilities in his contract since he came back to the show. Also, it obviously shows that Flunkie was not as important to the show because Fester demanded a raise last year and must've gotten it (although this was never revealed on-air). He actually threatened to leave the show if he didn't get more money. But for Flunkie, the money wasn't on his side, so he decided to walk.
Thanks to Flunkie for his support of this site and the forum. I wish him well and hope he'll succeed in whatever he does in addition to being able to pay off his huge debt at some point in the future.
Melbourne station picks up the MJ Morning ShowIn radio, a format change to a station generally means more changes to the station than just the genre of music it plays will take place. That holds true for WBVD - a station in Melbourne, Florida formerly known as "95.1 The Beat." Now "KISS 95.1", the station began syndicating the MJ Morning Show on Monday, March 19 to the east coast of the state. This is the fourth affiliate station on which the show is heard and the third in Florida. Another station in the Sunshine State, most likely in the Fort Myers/Punta Gorda area, will also be added to the MJ Radio Network in the next two weeks. That will give the show five total affiliates (including the flagship station in Tampa) and will be the first time since 2004 that the show will be heard on five different radio stations. The show previously aired in Ft. Myers from 1999-2001 on 100.1 Kiss FM, but it was dropped when the station changed formats.
The Crazy Voicemail Lady!
Download the audio of the voicemail.
Nando unknowingly punches a mentally challenged manNando the Intern (whose full name is Fernando) has been relatively quiet in the first 2 months of his internship on the MJ Morning Show. However, once he was given a primetime spot on the show to talk earler this week, the words that came out of his mouth were shocking. He was at a movie theater with his girlfriend and went to use the bathroom. While using a urinal, a man walked in and used the one right next to him. Shortly thereafter, while the man was giggling, he turned toward Nando and started peeing all over his shoes. This is when Nando got angry and punched the man, knocking him to the ground. He did not realize that the man was mentally challenged and could not help himself. He found this out when he told his companion/helper outside the bathroom about what had happened in there. The question is whether or not Nando should be blamed for doing something wrong. One side of the argument is that he did not know that the man had a mental handicap. You could also say that nobody should punch anyone else in the first place over something like this, regardless of their mental capacity. Another way to look at it is from the perspective that he should have had some inkling that the man was handicapped because of the way he acted. Listeners have responded with varying opinions, with many relatives of mentally challenged people being upset with the word "retarded" and if it is a politically correct term that Nando used when he told the story.
Besides this debacle, Nando has brought up two other stories on the air. At a Cracker Barrel restaurant where he works, he saved an elderly woman's life by performing the Heimlich maneuver on her. The piece of chicken she was choking on flew out of her mouth and smacked a guy in the face who was sitting at the next table. He also admitted on-air that he wants to get a vasectamy, which is a little odd for a 22-year-old guy to have done.
NOTE: The above stories are most likely false and were fabricated by Nando the Intern.
Kidney stones add to Froggy's health troubles
Froggy passed one large and several small kidney stones on last week during the morning show. He was writhing in pain on the floor, so he went to the bathroom and did his duty. He then brought the stones into the studio and showed them to MJ, who immediately identified them as kidney stones. Froggy left the show and went to see a doctor, and he initially thought he was faking that he had kidney stones when he pulled them out of a paper cup covered in foil. Froggy talked to his dad and found out that the painful stones are hereditary and run in his family. MJ has dubbed Froggy a "medical disaster" because of the many medical problems he has experienced at such a young age. He has a severe case of IBS that makes him leave the studio for several minutes at different times throughout the show. He has also complained of having pain in his hip and back. Just a few weeks ago, he tripped and bashed his head onto the side of his kitchen counter, which caused him to throw up in the shower and miss the show that morning. It makes you wonder if Clear Channel is shelling out extra medical insurance coverage for him.
"Oh thank God you've answered!"
The Hearing Aid Crotchety
Yes, Milton Fludgecow has now hit YouTube with one of his classic Crotchety Old Man calls. In this one, Milton calls a hearing aid place to complain about a noise he's hearing in his head while wearing his hearing aids. The people on the other end get pretty fed up with him not being able to hear them, and he eventually starts hearing words that are close to, but not quite, the ones they are saying. He inadvertantly schedules an appointment for 10:00 PM - long after the store closes. Special thanks to Andy aka. Pub Rat Boy for making this hilarious video of a classic Crotchety call.
Froggy Singing "Where Do You Hide Your Horns?"
This classic song about MJ is now in a South Park-style video!
Also, you can download the entire song that Froggy performed live on the show
for his fall concert by clicking here.
Happy 13th Birthday to the MJ Morning Show!
Feb. 7, 1994 - Feb. 7, 2007
The MJ Morning Show has just become a teenager. The show has been on the air for 13 years in two different incarnations: the MJ & BJ Morning Show (1994-2001) and the MJ Morning Show (2001-present).
MJ's recent targets: Froggy and Joel Osteen
Recently, MJ has been bashing two people - a member of the morning show and a televangelist.
Froggy has been producing several songs for his Frogawogs kids group, which is supposed to eclipse the success of The Wiggles. He has played these songs on the show over the last few weeks, but MJ has criticized each and every one of them, saying that the melody is bad, the lyrics don't go with the rhythm, etc. The songs are designed to be funny and entertaining, so why does MJ have to bash Froggy about everything he records? Froggy has thrown fits and has walked out of the studio, kicking chairs on his way out. Even though these actions might seem immature, I'm with Froggy on this one.
Televangelist Joel Osteen, who preaches at a huge church in Dallas and is on TV Sunday mornings, has also received some gripes from MJ lately. Both Joey B and Froggy admitted that they watch Joel and even receive e-mails from him. His positive advice about life in general is a great thing for people who need that extra push to be motivated. But MJ doesn't see it that way. He has called Joel a "snake-oil salesman" and says he doesn't need to be motivated by someone else because he can motivate himself. However, doesn't he realize that there are actually many people out there who need a little pick-me-up from a positive influence like Joel Osteen? I think MJ should reconsider what he has said about the guy and praise Joey for wanting to change his life to be more religious and spiritual. Joey's doctor told him to lay off the booze and change his lifestyle; otherwise, he might run into some serious health problems sooner than later.
Exclusive Video of Joey B Seeing Bigfoot!
Watch this exclusive video of Joey B seeing Bigfoot on I-95 in South Carolina. You won't believe what he actually saw! (Note: This is a reenactment with South Park-looking characters)
MJ Morning Show @ Gasparilla Parade 2007
"Rear of the Year" is back! Is your toosh bootylicious?
Yes, you read the headline right! The popular "Rear of the Year" contest has made its way back to the MJ Morning Show. Entires are now being accepted on MJMorningShow.com The first version of this contest was done in the fall of 2003. The rules to enter are pretty simple. All you have to do is take a picture of your rear (or butt, buttocks, behind, etc.) that is CLOTHED and completely covered. You then submit your photo on the show's main website. Listeners are able to vote on the rears, and a winner in both the male and female categories will receive a big prize comprised of $2,000 cash and a 42-inch Zenith flatscreen LCD HD TV. The total prize package for each winner is worth over $4,000 - an amazing amount for just having a good butt! Good luck to everyone!
The last time the contest was held, Fester seemed to be intrigued by all the male butts in the contest. MJ asked him about it.
The MJ Morning Show Crew as South Park Characters
Kudos to MJ for rewarding a hero in the case of
2 missing Missouri boysI've got to hand it to MJ for rewarding a hero in the case of two missing boys in the St. Louis area. Ben Ownby, who went missing on Monday, January 8, was spotted by a 15-year-old boy named Mitchell Hults riding his bike after the two got off the school bus. Mitchell saw a man quickly pull away in a white pick-up truck with a camper shell that apparently was carrying Ben. Mitchell gave this information to police about what vehicle he witnessed, which ended up being a key element to the discovery of both Ben and Shawn Hornbeck at a man's home in Kirkwood, Missouri. There is a possibility that the boys may never have been found if Mitchell was unable to recall the specifics about the vehicle that he saw. MJ called Mitchell and his family on the air, offering to send the boy who is now a hero a check for $1,000 for his good deed. I think this is a great demonstration of the positive things that MJ can do on his show. Even though he may give away breast augmentation and other plastic surgeries that some feel aren't the most needy things for listeners to get, this gesture makes up for any negativity of that and is certainly a good one on MJ's part.
With dating troubles, do you think Flunkie is a virgin?
This might be a touchy subject for some to even think about or stomach, but I think that the question has to be asked. Flunkie has a history of having so much trouble trying to date girls and at least begin somewhat of a relationship. He has tried numerous schemes to get girls to like him, but it always seems like nothing ever works and nobody ever wants to be with him, including posing as a Russian guy named Yuri on MySpace and meeting girls in-person while speaking in a Russian accent. Even Meredith, the Jacksonville station producer of the show, recently rejected his advances in a hotel room. So my question is: Do you think Flunkie is a virgin? He just might be one - or who knows if anything has gone on in his past, maybe when he was a little lighter.
THE FROGGY EGGNOG CHALLENGE
Exclusive video courtesy of John
A LOOK BACK AND A LOOK AHEADThe year 2006 was one of the most eventful years that the MJ Morning Show has experienced since signing on the air in 1994. Joey B returned to the show in January after leaving in 2001, and he brought along his live-in roommate Flunkie to take over for Lunchbox on the sound effects island. Two female interns-turned-apprentices, Kristi and Jabberjaw, finally brought a full-time female perspective to the show that it had never really seen before. However, their time on the program didn't last too long. In August, Froggy 2 rejoined the show after leaving in April 2005. His slew of bits, including prank phone calls, the Froggy Fall Concert Series, and producing some new kid's songs have really made the show more entertaining and brought it back to a higher level that some people thought it lacked while he was gone.
So where does the show go from here? The situation with Uncle Fester is still uncertain as he demands a pay raise from management. There is a chance that he won't be back in 2007, but I really think we would have heard something about it if he did his last show. Hopefully more affiliates will pick the show up in the coming year since it has performed extremely well on stations in Tampa, Jacksonville, and St. Louis. An Atlanta station recently dumped one of its highly-rated morning shows, and there was talk of bringing MJ back to the airwaves in Atlanta. His contract with Clear Channel expires on August 31, 2008, and he has said that they are already pushing him to renew it as soon as possible. He claims that by waiting until "the bitter end", he will be able to get the best possible deal from either Clear Channel or another company. Either way, MJ will be on the air in some capacity for years to come.
.FLUNKIE'S NEW THEME
(Pet Shop Boys - Go West)
.Was Flunkie going to impersonate a military member?Joey B exposed a potentially dangerous situation on last Friday's show. He was looking through the history files on the computer that he and Flunkie use at their house and found that Flunkie had visited some military sites. He then noticed that there were signs of him being on MySpace and creating a new profile. Finally, he looked in one of Flunkie's bags and spotted a green U.S. Army jacket. Unbeknownst to Joey, there were also boots and pants in that bag. Flunkie was apparently going to impersonate a member of the military in order to pick up girls because he kept hearing about how women jump all over military men. He planned to create a MySpace profile with pictures of himself posing in the Army uniform to possibly attract a girl to him. Luckily, Joey exposed this whole thing to MJ, and MJ was pretty upset at Flunkie, threatening to fire him if he carries out the plan any further than what he has already done.
.Several months ago, Flunkie impersonated a Russian guy named Yuri because he thought girls would find his Russian accent to be attractive and sexy. Once that was exposed, the bit was over. All of these rejections from girls have caused the crew to keep making gay jokes about him, which Flunkie feels are completely untrue. It also prompted MJ to want to make a video game about Flunkie called "Rejected." There is a new computer program available where you can make custom games for Xbox 360, so Hurricane is apparently working on that now.
NO TURKEY FRYER FIRE FOR FESTER
Froggy's Fall Concert Series stunts have been going off without a hitch. However, when Fester is completely in charge of a bit, it usually turns into a disaster. This happened once again on the morning of Thanksgiving Eve as he attempted to recreate a turkey fryer fire. He had the whole fryer rigged up and filled with 11 pounds of boiling peanut oil. Thinking that it would ignite when he dropped a frozen 20-pound turkey into it, he was wrong. The turkey started to cook with absolutely no problems at all. The fire department was on-hand, an environmental clean-up company was prepared to clean up the mess, and a handful of listeners even stopped by to see what they hoped would be a huge blaze in the parking lot. However, there was really nothing to see except for a big turkey cooking in a vat of hot oil.
With Fester's contract situation still uncertain as he hopes to get a huge raise, there is a possibility that he could leave the show at the end of the year. How do you think it would affect the show? Here's a poll question:
Another successful Froggy Fall Concert Series stunt!The third big stunt in the Froggy Fall Concert Series took place this past Friday morning. This time, Froggy and his fellow band members - Lou and Dave - part of his Goldie Wilson 4 Mayor band, all performed another "Saved by the Bell" song on a stage in the radio station parking lot. Right after the song, a crane lifted a 1979 Ford LTD high above the stage and dropped it onto the stage, smashing mostly everything to pieces, although an amplifier and some wood did survive. The impact ended up being a little lighter than expected. The largest crowd for any stunt that the show has ever done turned out for this one. Two people from Jacksonville even made the long, early-morning drive to Tampa and held up a "Jacksonville Loves the MJ Morning Show" sign. Fester cooked and sold his turkey legs, Allprintables.com handed out free t-shirts, and a churro man was even there selling 20 churros for $3. It turned out to be an amazing event. Froggy plans to take a week off, but the next stunt might be having Froggy set off a fire cracker in his butt after the story came out this past week from Great Britain.
THE FROGGY RING OF FIRE!I would like to thank John and Domenick for these two videos they took of the Froggy Fall Concert Series Ring of Fire. This is different video from what is on MJMorningShow.com. The first video recaps the entire event, and the second one is a slow-motion shot of Froggy and Fester going through the ring of fire:
MJ MORNING SHOW CLASSIC VIDEO
Here's another MJ Morning Show classic video from 2004! MJ is behind Fester and his kids (played by Dave the Dwarf and an intern) at a Popeyes Chicken drive-thru restaurant. They take FOREVER to figure out what food they want to order, so MJ takes the situation into his own hands and rams them out of the way so he can order and enjoy his meal.
Flunkie gets "fired" again after panic attack
Flunkie claimed that he experienced a panic attack around midnight and again at 3 AM early Tuesday morning. He told Joey B that he would not be going to work. When MJ found out about this, he flipped out and said he is fed up with Flunkie's antics. He even called him and discovered that Flunkie was at home eating an omelet and watching Prison Break on TiVo that he missed from the night before. This is when MJ thought that he was playing games with him. Flunkie initiated the firing by saying that it was good working with MJ, and then MJ precipitated the termination by telling him not to come back. This comes just several weeks after Flunkie was "fired" for not pulling audio that he was supposed to for the show. He returned to work the next day after that incident. On Wednesday morning (10/25), Flunkie was back to work almost like nothing had happened.
CLICK HERE to listen to the final phone call that MJ made to Flunkie in which he basically "fired" him for one day.
FROGGY'S FRIDAY FALL CONCERT SERIES
Thanks to John for this exclusive video that he recorded:
.LISTEN TO ALL OF FROGGY'S PERFORMANCES:
Fester could be gone if he doesn't get a raiseUncle Fester's tenure on the MJ Morning Show could be over by the end of the year. He is asking for a raise that MJ says is about four times the amount he's getting paid right now. If he can't come to an agreement with management in the near future, his time on the show might be over. Fester joined the MJ & BJ Morning Show in 1996 as a sidekick who rarely said a whole lot on the show. In 2001, he took on a bigger role after BJ left and basically became MJ's co-host, even though most of the other members also chime in throughout the show. He said that it's not really worth his time to continue working and not getting paid the money he feels he deserves, which is a legitimate argument. He and his wife started up a Planet Beach tanning salon franchise in South Tampa at the beginning of the year, and MJ thinks that it's pulling in more money than he expected. We should find out in due time what Fester's future holds.
Jabberjaw says she wants to come back
After leaving the show for good on August 11th and being away from it for just over two months, Jabberjaw says she wants to rejoin the MJ Morning Show. She has been working as an intern at a local TV station but claims that she isn't too thrilled there. The point at which she decided it wasn't for her was when she had to arrange donuts on a plate for Hootie & the Blowfish, who performed on one of the station's shows. Jab worked for MJ for over a year and worked her way up the ladder to an associate producer of the show after being an intern for several months. She was chosen over Krisit the Apprentice to be the show's first full-time female member. MJ says that she would have to start out with an internship once again if he chooses to bring her back. Rachel the Flying Tomato has assumed her position and has worked on the show in some capacity for four years. Joey B feels she's a hard worker and would not boot Rachel off the show for Jabberjaw. MJ brought back Joey and Froggy 2, so will he do the same for Jabberjaw? We'll have to wait and find out for however long it takes MJ to mull over the situation and make a decision.
Jabberjaw Poll Results: Yes - 45%, No - 55%
These results are different from the first poll because the majority of listeners who voted originally wanted Jab to stay, as she received almost 70% of the vote in her favor. However, a second vote was done since the first one allowed you to continuously vote without tracking your IP address. MJ will make his decision on Jab's possible future with the show soon. He said the poll results will have an impact on his decision.
Click here to listen to Froggy's attempt at breaking the world record
of eating the most Jalapeño peppers in 8 minutes (247). He only lasted a few minutes after
downing just a handful of them, but the heat was too much for him to handle!
MJ FAN PAGE
Check out "The Bite", a movie with cameo appearnces from Uncle Fester (known as Tony Fatso)
and Dave the Dwarf. You can read up on the movie, check out some clips, or order it on DVD.
St. Louis listener wins $7,000 on Deal or No Deal
Sherri Sampson, a St. Louis listener to the MJ Morning Show and a school teacher, went on to the NBC hit game show "Deal or No Deal" hoping to walk out of the studio a millionaire. Unfortunately, her luck didn't go too well as she ultimately walked away with a deal for $7,000. Sherri knocked out very few of the top amounts at the beginning of the game. Things were looking good. But they took a turn for the worse as the largest amount on the board was only $25,000. She decided to play it safe and take a $7,000 deal. One bright spot on the show was when her in-laws appeared onstage after they were secretly invited to attend the show. They had never seen Sherri's second daughter, so in a way she won the game on that account. Congratulations to Sherri on her deal and getting the opportunity to appear on a huge game show!
Froggy 2's Xbox Live screen name is: gw4m
(stands for Goldie Wilson for Mayor)
.Will MJ become the next Itzhak Perlman?MJ has been playing the violin for the past two years on and off. He mainly took it up because his daughter Chloe has been getting private violin lessons, and he obviously wants to support her with whatever she wants to do (even though her parents might be pushing this). On Tuesday morning, MJ brought his violin into the studio and made all the listeners' ears bleed as he stumbled through simple tunes like "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." Hurricane wanted him to play "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" or the New Wave hit "Come On Eileen," but he was too inept to carry those complicated tunes. A lack of practice and commitment to play the insrument might hinder his chances of becoming the next Itzhak Perlman - a world renowned violinist who is disabled and famous among all the Classical music lovers. Maybe MJ should stick to microphones instead!
A listener named Jen recently left two voicemails for MJ. In them, she claims that she is pregnant and that Joey B is the father of the baby on the way! She sounded very timid and nervous while leaving the messages, so MJ is thinking that she is telling the truth and couldn't understand why she would lie about something like this. But Joey maintains that he has no idea who this woman with his "baby" is. He knows several women named Jen, but he says that none of them sound like the one who left the messages. It is possible that he got some action while in a drunken stuper and never even realized what happened because he said something like, "Oh my God, one of my boys got past the goalie" right when he was questioned about the situation. Keep listening to find out if Jen is telling the truth or if she fabricated the whole story just for attention. Or it could have been a complete misunderstanding since some people have been known to play it off as if they are members of the MJ Morning Show in public in order to get a free meal or meet someone.
AN MJ MORNING
SHOW CLASSIC VIDEO
Watch a spoof of Kristen
the Intern's "What a Feeling" appearance
on American Idol from 2004. MJ acts as Simon, Fester is Paula,
and Dana the Engineer is Randy.
MJ is giving Flunkie one more chanceFlunkie was "fired" from the MJ Morning Show on Monday because he forgot to record the Emmy Awards so that MJ could use audio clips from the award show on Monday morning and then covered up his mistake by lying about how the TiVo was messed up. MJ later revealed that management wanted him to move Flunkie off the show since Froggy 2 was back. However, MJ decided to stand up for Flunkie and keep him on the show. His desire to continue to have him aboard as a crew member obviously went by the wayside when he told him to take a hike. Joey B then walked out in anger of just seeing his good friend get canned. On Tuesday morning, Flunkie returned to the show after MJ said he is giving him one more chance. If he lies to MJ one more time, he's a goner.
--> LISTEN TO THE FIRING AUDIO
--> "BOOP, YOU'RE FIRED" (short recap of the firing)
Speaking of Flunkie, visit www.saveflunkie.com to help the poor man out!
FroggyTones will be available for download soonDuring Froggy's last stint on the show, he recorded several FroggyTones - ring tones you can download for your cell phone that have him singing his own custom lyrics over a variety of popular songs. He made a website and sold the ring tones along with a signed photo of himself (to avoid copyright infringement), but after he left the show the FroggyTones obviously went away. So MJ wants to bring them back and try to have Froggy crank out a bunch of them so listeners can buy and download them online directly to their phones. He recorded three new ones and plans to sell them soon. They will be for sale on www.froggyphonetones.com once the website is up and running.
Froggy 2 is back and "dumber" than ever (so he claims)
Yes, the long-awaited announcement finally came for MJ Morning Show listeners on Wednesday. Froggy 2 has worked out a deal to return to a place where he spent almost three years, from July 2002 to April 2005. He will also bring back some of his former bits (even if he doesn't want to) like "Quiz the Craphead" and the "Egg Nog Challenge." But this does have to make listeners wonder what it will mean for Flunkie, who has since taken over a job Froggy 2 once had. Will they both be in charge of audio and sound effects? Will Froggy be featured on the show as much as he was a few years ago? Only time will tell.
Some listeners also felt that this "major announcement" was overhyped and did not live up to everyone's expectations, even though most are excited to have Froggy back. When Joey B rejoined the show this year after a 5-year absence, there was not as much drama surrounding his return. Maybe it's the fact that more listeners remember Froggy 2 than they knew Joey B. The main reason it's a "shocker" is because nobody ever really expected Froggy to come back. MJ's policy of not really wanting to rehire former show members back on the program in order to have a new and fresh cast seems to be thrown out the window, as both Joey B and Froggy are now on the show again.
**Post your thoughts on Froggy's return to the show on the MJ Fan Forum.
Jabberjaw leaves the MJ Morning Show for internship
Jabberjaw decided to leave the MJ Morning Show in order to work as an intern on NewsChannel 8's Daytime show in Tampa. Her last day on the show was August 11, 2006. Here is what she posted on the MJ Fan Forum:
"Hey everyone! I know a lot of people read this forum (including members of the show occasionally!), so I wanted to set the record straight!Friday (8/11) WAS my last day on the show. The reason there was no mention of it was because MJ didn't know until 10:30AM on Friday. I knew since Tuesday morning it was going to be my last week. I was forced to make a decision and I chose the show. Unfortunately, I was really unhappy with how I felt after I made the decision. On Tuesday morning, some things were said on air questioning my intelligence. That was definitely the straw that broke the camel's back. I told the people who needed to be told that I was leaving. I worked and made sure the show did not suffer whatsoever.On Friday after the show, I was EXTREMELY nervous to tell MJ. He was recording commercials and I waited for him. I told him I decided to take the internship with NBC.I know some people are questioning if NBC would even allow me to come back after missing the first week of my internship! Three of the people at News Channel 8 (who are three of the nicest people I've ever met in my life!) said the offer still stood to join the team.I'm really happy with my decision and I hope the morning show does great! I posted this because I don't think MJ will be saying much on my departure. It took him awhile to mention Kristi was gone after I stepped up and took her position.One more thing, the huge scandal between Joey B and me had absolutely NOTHING to do with my decision to leave. In fact, he's probably one of the people I'll miss the most! We've put everything behind us and he's really a good guy! I just wanted to set that straight!Jab"Jabberjaw brought some funny bits to the show, like "Celebrity Spotlight with Jabberjaw" in which she asked celebrities some really stupid questions and was even told to talk about the movie "Pulse" instead of other movies when interviewing Christina Milian. She also had some clever "awkward questions" about things people feel uncomfortable asking. We're going to miss Jab, but hopefully she will succeed in whatever career path she decides to take.
Flunkie has licked...
- Door handle in radio studio
- Fester's cell phone (put it in his mouth)
- Shopping cart handles at supermarket
- Escalator handle at airport
- ATM keypad (coming soon!)
Yet he still hasn't gotten sick. What's the deal?
Joey B's Flubbing of the English Language (maybe it's the beer talking):
- "Bigfoot was slumbering across the highway" (instead of lumbering)
- "You're being demeanoring towards us" (instead of demeaning)
- "Free fringer painting for children" (instead of finger printing)
CLICK HERE TO HEAR JOEY B TRYING TO RECORD A COMMERCIAL
JABBERJAW'S AWKWARD QUESTIONS:
1. Are people with lazy eyes able to see you even if one of their eyes is looking off in a different direction? (Yes)
2. Should you walk butt-faced or crotch-faced when trying to get to the end of a row of seats at a sporting event or movie theater? (Depends)
3. Are mentally challenged people 18 and older allowed to vote? (Yes)
--> Stay tuned for Jabberjaw's next awkward question!
MAKING DAVE THE MAINTENANCE GUY LAUGH IS A MORNING SHOW HIT!
If you haven't heard Clear Channel's maintenance man Dave Legerreta laugh yet, then you're missing out! He has the most infectious laugh you could ever imagine, and he'll laugh at anything you say - even if it's something you should not make light of at all. MJ has had Dave on the show twice. He lets listeners call in and say one or two words to see if Dave will laugh at them. They could be anything from "stapler" to "fried onion" to "poop." So far, he has laughed at almost everything, except words that Flunkie says. Stay tuned to hear the next time Dave Legerreta makes an appearance on the show so that you can call in and make him laugh!
MJ Lampoon's Summer Vacation out west
MJ took his family on what turned out to be a crazy vacation out west. The Schnitt family flew out to Colorado and spent time there, as well as in parts of New Mexico, Oklahoma (MJ had to drive through the state's panhandle just to say that he did), and a few other states. At Maria's Mexican Restaurant in Sante Fe, which offers 100 different varieties of margaritas, Chloe got her first sip of alcohol when she grabbed Michelle's tequila behind her back, but then had to wash it down with her own lemonade. Also, MJ almost got a ticket as he drove wrecklessly through a national park to get around some old people who were plugging along in their Grand Marquis at 7 mph. He illegally crossed the double-yellow lines to get around them. Luckily, the cop only gave him a warning, keeping his clean record of no tickets since 1991 intact. Finally, the family stumbled upon a movie crew that was filming a future flick, "The Hitcher", which is apparently the remake of a 1986 movie with the same title. MJ immediately started snapping pictures after he saw the sign that said, "No photos allowed." Overall, it turned out to be a very enjoyable vacation for MJ but probably one of the worst for the rest of the family. Michelle admitted that she said numerous times, "Hey kids, look out the window...it's nothing!" as they drove through no man's land.
As fans of the MJ Morning Show, we can all agree that the show is probably one of the best, most creative and unique radio programs on the radio. But has it changed over the years? I decided to point out some similarities and differences between the MJ & BJ Morning Show (1994-2001) and the MJ Morning Show (2001-present):
I guess it's hard to compare the show from several years ago to now, but I will try. During the MJ & BJ era, MJ would not hesitate to call celebrities early in the morning. He woke up O.J. Simpson on numerous occasions during and after his trial in the mid '90s. The radio duo also got ahold of Jerry Seinfeld's home number and called him early in the morning. They were even threatened with a lawsuit to stop calling! MJ also made so many live Crotchety and other prank calls to companies that weren't even a part of the seven CD's they made. On top of everything else, the crew used to do more bits out in the parking lot or on the streets. "Smash Your Trash" was a feature where listeners would bring by old cars, boats, or even pianos, and they would get a crane to lift one up and smash it on another. Jason the Buffoon Boy, Fester, or one of the interns were the king of the streets when they would be live on a cell phone at a restaurant, store, supermarket, or any other location attempting to pull off some crazy stunt.
The MJ Morning Show is different than the MJ & BJ Morning Show. Nowadays, MJ rarely makes any prank calls anymore. He hardly ever calls celebrities, either, and hesitates to call them when he even has their number like he did with Katharine McPhee. The show is focused more on news stories like "Morons in the News" or "MySpace Morons", which can be funny at times if they're accompanied by sound effects or jokes but can also get old after awhile. The crew has done very few bits in the parking lot or on the streets lately. Interns either gather paperwork, print out contest entries, or answer phones instead of going out on the town for the show. Any proposed stunts are just talked about and then cancelled, like Hurricane's motorcycle jump. Overall, I think the show has become less active than it was years ago. But Im still a fan of it, as are hundreds of thousands of other people.
Who do you support: Joey B or Jabberjaw?
If you missed the on-air debacle between Joey B and Jabberjaw, then here's a brief recap:
Jabberjaw was in tears around 9 AM during Friday morning's show in what turned out to be an emotional outburst of anger she expressed toward Joey B. It all stemmed from an incident earlier in the week in which Joey B supposedly yelled at her and cursed her out before slamming his fists on a TV set in the office. She forgot to do something with the audio tape used to record the show every morning, and Joey got extremely upset with her. She said she was going to give MJ her two-weeks notice and leave the show, but MJ encouraged her to stay because just one little incident like this should not make her want to leave the show.
So the question is: who do you support? Did Joey do the right thing by yelling at her? Or did Jab have a legitimate point when she cried and got angry at him for disrespecting her? Vote below:
Save the MJ Morning Show from going off the air on 97.9 Kiss FM in Jacksonville! A listener started up this petition, so if you live in Jacksonville and want to show your support for MJ, sign it!
WATCH UNCLE FESTER ON "THE CIGAR DAVE SHOW"
This video is from "The Cigar Dave Show" which focuses on entertainment, food, drinks,
and cigars in the Tampa Bay area. Fester (aka. Tony Fatso) appeared on the show
this past Saturday and cooked up some sweet and spicy barbecued chicken. If the
video player doesn't load, click here to watch it on the YouTube.com website.
(Video courtesy of WFTS-TV in Tampa)
METH LAB MONDAY JINGLE
Six o'clock already I was just in the middle of a dream
I thought I heard MJ talk about crystal methamphetamine
It's just another Meth Lab Monday
The crooks are on the run-day
The cops are gonna come-day
It's gonna be a fun day
It's just another Meth Lab Monday
FESTER THE FIRED FATSO
No, Fester has not been fired from the MJ Morning Show (yet). But he has been fired from so many places in the past. Here are some of the jobs he's had and the reasons for being fired:
Winn Dixie - Fester was fired from this supermarket for ramming an old lady with a shopping cart. She was loading groceries into her car and he slammed the cart into her back, pinning her against the side of the car.
Barnes & Noble - When a homosexual customer asked where the "alternative lifestyle" section was, Fester told him where he could get the "fag rags." He was terminated for the rude remark to a customer.
St. Petersburg Junior College - Fester was riding around in one of the campus golfcarts and crashed it. He was fired for breaking the cart, which apparently is still in use to this day on the Clearwater campus.
Sam's Club - Fester was fired from Sam's Club when he didn't screw on a tire to a lady's car tightly enough. As she drove off the lot, the car started skidding along, and the tire flew off from underneath the car. Luckily she didn't get hurt.
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