Monday, May 12, 2008

Billy and Casey Go Bonkers

An old video of Bill O'Reilly is making news, and it's one of those "going bananas behind the scenes" videos. It was of him when he hosted "Inside Edition" many years ago. Things don't go right and Bill loses it big time. I actually saw it for the first time tonight on Keith Olbermann's "Countdown" show. Of course, he had to show it, as he has that deep "O'Reilly Fetish," trying to ridicule him at every turn. (I actually find the war between Olbermann and O'Reilly the best of high comedy, as both think they are standing on moral high ground by bashing the other. I must admit I liked Olbermann better when he was doing SportsCenter on ESPN with Dan Patrick, long before he became a liberal water carrier.)

The clip is just over two minutes, and an unedited version from the Olbermann Show with the colorful language intact, as YouTube has taken down most of the clips of this, because CBS claimed ownership of it.

And speaking of meltdowns, another favorite of mine is the famous Casey Kasem meltdown on his radio show, "American Top 40." He uttered some incredible obscenities about U2 (just before they became famous) and "a little dog named Snuggles." It was recorded in a song by the band Negativland, in a two-song CD single called "U2." U2 sued them over the song, which is a takeoff on their hit "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." The song went out of print, so it's hard to find. (Guess who has a copy?)

There's plenty of dirty language in the following clip, so be warned. It lasts just under 6 minutes. Classic stuff. Enjoy.

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