1/5/18

STERN V. MARTLING: "RIGHT DOWN THE LINE"



Closing out this first week of the already disastrous (on a national level) new year, let's listen to two bits from the classic Stern 90s era. A few days ago I posted the infamous Gilda Radner interview which left with her leaving the studio in tears. To prove that there is a modicum of thought that I put into this never-ending blog, I've culled (curated?) the above bit in which the Radner interview is brought up as the group attacks Jackie Martling for a monumentally clumsy interview he gave. Part two is an examination of Martling's ego which was so fragile that he demanded a 'head-writer' credit on the show, even though there was only one other writer. Fred Norris, that other writer, good-naturedly says that there are two Indians on the reservoir and 'one of them is chief.'

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