The Tony Perkins Show

The boys are back, after a three week hiatus, with a truly fun and special episode. Tony talks about the sudden passing of his Mom, and although it is really sad, you just know Gary can't help but bring some humor to the conversation....much to Tony's relief!

Plus: Cool music, a BIG announcement, and...."Rob really brings his wisdom to the show". You'll laugh, you'll cry. And be sure to listen ALL THE WAY to the end.

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Our next new release will be May 29th...Until then, please enjoy one of our favorite episodes from July of 2015!

The laughs are nearly non-stop in one of our funniest episodes ever! Among the MANY topics covered: Rob Ford describes his VERY bad day; Which of your five senses would you be willing to give up?; Haley Joel Osment; “Forrest Gump”; the NIGHTMARE of the P.E. Locker Room Showers; “Searching for Sugarman”; and Gary’s date with Shirley MacLaine’s daughter! RoFo fans, you’re going to LOVE this one!

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Hey, friends. TTPSFGS will be on hiatus for two more weeks.  Our next new show will be out on Tuesday, May 29th. In the meantime, here's another one of our favorites, this time from November 2016. Enjoy!

In one of the most ADD episodes of TTPSFGS ever (and THAT’S saying something!), the guys roll non-stop from one crazy topic to another, barely pausing to gasp for air. Among the subjects covered: Gary is nearly poisoned, and the guys actually get the person who nearly poisoned him on the phone! Also, Tony’s mouth troubles; Gary’s collection of weird, but very funny, actual names of people; Tony presents music composed by….well….you’ll have to listen; and surprising music from The Manhattans.

Plus, Rob Ford poops all over one of Tony’s segments. Will Rob survive to produce again? Listen and find out!

By the way, the alternate title for this episode is “America: The Bi-Curious Sophomore”. Enjoy!

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The guys are taking a quick break this week and bring you one of our favorites from July 2015!

In this encore, Tony and Gary talk comedy with stand-up great Paul Provenza, host of TV’s “The Green Room” and “The Set List”, and the director of the great comedy film “The Aristocrats”. Paul gives us great, hilarious inside takes on all of those projects, and the guys get downright serious about the business of making people laugh. Plus, live stand-up from one of the guys’ favorite comedians, the late, great, Mitch Hedberg. AND…..WHEN does water expire???

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In this rather goofy episode, Tony gives Gary and Rob a pretty hard "Rock and Roll Trivia Quiz"; Gary takes an awkward trip to Yankee Stadium; we present another edition of "Words I've Heard"; we get an update on Rob's living situation; and Tony FAILS at promoting the podcast! It's....you guessed it....chock full!

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This weeks' show features lots of laughs and some pretty quirky and interesting music!  

First, Tony plays what he thinks is the earliest ever rap record, and it's from the 50s! BUT do Gary and Rob prove him wrong?!  

Then: Gary pays tribute to a dearly departed friend, as only he can; Septic system shenanigans; and a new feature, "Sounds Like The Beatles"! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll tap your toes. Enjoy!

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Master joke teller JACKIE MARTLING returns to the show, so you know this episode will bring LOTS of laughs! And 95% of the jokes are brand new!

Plus: "Toilet Habits", and "Are These Really Words?" This one's a laugh-a-minute!

NOTE: You can pick up Jackie's NEW book, "Jackie Jokes", AND his autobiography, "From Bow to Stern", at Amazon.com. Use the shopping cart button at the top of the TonyPerkinsShow.com page!

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CBS News correspondent Don Dahler joins the guys for a fascinating conversation about his life as a network TV reporter and anchor. Don can be seen every week on both "CBS This Morning" and "The CBS Evening News". Tony and Gary got to know him when he was with ABC's "Good Morning America". It was there that Don became one of the first to report on the unfolding tragedy in Lower Manhattan on 9/11; he lived four blocks from the World Trade Center, and he witnessed--and reported on--it all. His recollections on what unfolded that day are riveting and insightful.  

Also: Tony and Gary go to a "Race Bar"; Gary's trip to D.C.; and a new edition of "In the News"!

Note: Pick up Don Dahler's new novel, Do A Little Wrong, on Amazon.com. Follow him on Twitter at @DonDahlerCBS.

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This episode begins with a hilarious, no-holds-barred surprise visit from Oscar Santana from "The Mike O'Meara Show", and boy does the conversation get juicy! It's funny AND honest!

Plus: Gary takes issue with the reboot of TV's "Roseanne"; Tony loves HBO's "The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling"; new music from Pink; and really cool musical curiosities from Marvin Gaye, Ratt, The Beatnix, and John Paul Young. It's ANOTHER chock-full show!

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Tony and Gary welcome morning radio host RUSS PARR to the show! Russ can be heard weekday mornings on MAJIC 102.3/92.7 in Washington D.C., and on many other stations nationwide. Not only is Russ funny, he's also a movie producer and director--and he just may have a role for Gary!

Also: Tony pits Russ and Gary against each other in a game of movie trivia; "Breaking News"; and Gary encounters a sweaty situation!

Note: For more on Russ Parr on radio, TV, and in the movies, go to www.uptoparrmedia.com.

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After much open speculation by "The Mike O'Meara Show" and many of our listeners about the future of this show, the guys lay it all on the line and pull back the curtain on what's going on with  TTPSFGS. You won't want to miss it. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and we're sure you'll weigh in on it all!

Plus: Tony and Gary review this season of "Homeland", as only they could; and, Gary's "Classic Camera Quandry".

We enjoyed creating this episode. We speculate that you'll enjoy hearing it!

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The guys are on a brief hiatus, so in the meantime, here is a fun episode from September, 2016.  We'll be back soon with a brand new episode!

An impromptu, crazy, and revealing conversation about God nearly derails this episode almost before it has started! It’s funny and serious, and Tony may need to ask for forgiveness!

Also, the guys introduce the proprietors of Washington D.C.’s most unique music venue, Songbyrd. It’s a cafe, restaurant, and bar, where you can celebrate the surprising return of vinyl music at amazing listening parties, AND hear the latest up-and-coming artists LIVE. It’s VERY cool. And we listen to some records!

Plus: Gary goes to the movies, and an odd “Celebrity Encounter”. Can we get an “Amen”?!

NOTE: For a schedule of upcoming Songbyrd events, check out www.songbyrddc.com, visit them on Facebook at “Songbyrd Music House”, and follow them on Twitter, @songbyrddc.

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In this episode, Tony reunites with his former Fox 5 co-anchor Shawn Yancy! It's great fun, and we all get to learn about Shawn's other passions, besides news. (Like, did you know she's an artist?) Plus, she and Tony sing a duet! (Well....kind of!)

Plus: An update to Gary's "Supermarket Dilemma"; the guys receive a "mystery gift"; and....the surprise return of Adrian Garcia! This one's a keeper!

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In this super-sized episode, the guys are joined by the one and only ROBB SPEWAK, from "The Mike O'Meara Show"! Robb is great fun as always, and, in a special build-up to this weekend's Academy Awards show, the guys fill out the Entertainment Weekly "Best Picture" brackets to determine which movie is THE BEST PICTURE OF ALL TIME! See if your picks match up!

Plus: Another odd dinner with Gary and Tony, and "This Week in the News". Grab your popcorn for this one!

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We are THRILLED to welcome the great comedian GODFREY back to the show! He REALLY brings it, and the result is truly one of our funniest episodes ever. Godfrey and the guys talk about comedy, TV, movies, sports, and so much more, including the times Godfrey ran into Joe DiMaggio, Johnny Unitas, and Christopher Plummer! It is a laugh riot!

Plus: Gary's new habit; Tony gives thanks; and Rob takes charge. Be prepared to laugh A LOT!

Note: Godfrey appears courtesy of the D.C. Improv. You can catch him THIS WEEK at The Comedy Factory in Baltimore, Maryland. For tickets and information, go to www.baltimorecomedy.com.

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Talk show legend Dick Cavett returns to the show for a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred conversation! When we last spoke with Dick, in April 2016, Donald Trump was only running for president. Now, one year into the Trump presidency, Cavett weighs in on the state of our union. Plus, the always-witty host regales with stories about Jack Parr, Johnny Carson, Groucho Marx, Alfred Hitchcock, and more. It is a real treat to chat with him.

PLUS: "Breaking News"; the resolution of Gary's supermarket situation; and Tony and Gary's everyday aggravations.

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This jam-packed show is ALL OVER THE PLACE! Among the topics covered:

Gary has a "Moral Dilemma" concerning a recent visit to a grocery store; Did "The Cleveland Show" steal incidents from Tony's life for an episode?; "Gary Stein, Bodyguard"; "Boyz 2 Friends"; and "Target Practice".

This is already one of our favorite episodes to date! Enjoy!

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Woo hoo! for the first time in two years, Fox 5 anchor Annie Yu joins the gang! And as always, she is great fun: she sings, raps, dances, talks about her parents and her cute 5-year-old daughter's odd relationship with Apple's Siri! Plus, Annie and Tony talk about what it's like teaming up on Saturday mornings for "Fox News Morning".  

Also: Gary, Annie and Rob take the "American Coke vs. Mexican Coke" taste test!

And: Another "wood" update (!); a special "Happy Birthday" announcement: and new music from U2! Rock on!

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Radio superstar DONNIE SIMPSON returns to the studio and joins Tony and Gary to talk about re-uniting on the radio with Tony, and MUCH more; as it always is when Donnie visits, it is uproarious fun!  Plus, Donnie weighs in as we reveal the winner in the new round of our "Worst Song of All Time" contest!

ALSO: Gary tells the AMAZING and hilarious tale of his drive down to D.C., and the unfortunate situation he found himself in. (It involves a Starbucks cup.) You DO NOT want to miss this story!

And....we pay tribute to JAY CLYDE, a good friend and a great supporter of our show. We miss you, Jay, and this episode is dedicated to YOU.

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This week, we present a listener-provided, NEW candidate for the title of "Worst Song of All Time", and it is a doozy! Listen and vote for YOUR favorite bad song!

Plus: Gary's stepmom has an unusual snack; Tony's "Mega Music Mixes"; an update on Gary's wood problem; and, dead celebrities we forgot to mention last week!

This is one of our best shows in 2018 to date! :o)

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In this, our all-new New Year's Day episode, Gary makes a call to try to get to the bottom of a problem he's having with his firewood.  (Wait....what did YOU think we were talking about?! Jeez, you have a dirty mind!)  

Plus: Tony "flies"! Kind of. And Gary celebrates New Year's early, with the "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" crew. Also, a tribute (of sorts) to the celebrities we lost in 2017.

This one's all over the place, and a great way to start off 2018. Happy New Year!!!

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