CLL #1393 (feat. Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Rose Fernandez and Brandi Bagley)
01/30/2001– Tuesday Night Show
Source – Stream Recording (2001)
This episode features 3 XFL cheerleaders promoting the short lived alternative football league. Strange episode.
From Wiki: The original XFL was a professional American football league that played its only season in 2001. The XFL was operated as a joint venture between the World Wrestling Federation (now the WWE) and NBC. The XFL was conceived as an outdoor football league that would begin play immediately after the National Football League season ended to take advantage of lingering public desire to watch football after the NFL and college football seasons had concluded. It was promoted as having fewer rules to encourage rougher play than other major leagues. The league had eight teams in two divisions, including major markets and some not directly served by the NFL, such as Birmingham, Las Vegas, Memphis, and Orlando. The XFL operated as a single entity with all teams owned by the league, in contrast to most major professional leagues, which use a franchise model with individual owners.
The first night of play brought higher television viewership than NBC had projected, but ratings quickly nosedived. The league developed a negative reputation due to its connections to professional wrestling and the WWF, the overall quality of play, and a presentation that differed starkly from network football telecasts of the era (albeit featuring on-air innovations that would later become commonplace in football telecasts, such as aerial skycams and on-player microphones). Once, a double-overtime game caused the late-night show Saturday Night Live to be delayed until after midnight on the east coast. That prompted action afterwards to speed up play, and threats to pre-empt the conclusion of a game entirely if it did not finish by a specific time, in order to minimize disruptions to SNL, a creation of Dick Ebersol, one of the co-founders of the XFL.
NBC and the WWF both lost $35 million on their $100 million investment in the league’s inaugural season. Although it committed to broadcast two seasons, NBC pulled out of its broadcast contract for the XFL after the inaugural season, citing the poor viewership. While WWF owner Vince McMahon initially stated that the XFL would continue without NBC, and proposed the addition of expansion teams, unfavorable demands to the league by UPN hastened the XFL’s demise, and the league ceased operations entirely in May 2001 a month after the championship game. The Los Angeles Xtreme were the XFL’s first and only champions. McMahon conceded that the league was a “colossal failure”.
McMahon maintained control of the XFL brand after the league ceased operations: on January 25, 2018, McMahon announced that he would revive the XFL name for a new iteration of the league, set to begin play in 2020. The new XFL does not plan to utilize the same sports entertainment features associated with the original, and is being operated under a new, McMahon-controlled company separate from WWE.
Source – Debbi and Chris Tape (2020) with a Stream Recording (2001) Patch
This episode features Anderson Cooper making his only CLL appearance, it proves to be a very fun show despite Adam’s “take more calls” attitude that was possible ordered by a program director.
From Wiki: Anderson Hays Cooper (born June 3, 1967) is an American journalist, television personality, and author. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. The program is usually broadcast live from a New York City studio; however, Cooper often broadcasts live from CNN’s studios in Washington, D.C., or on location for breaking news stories. In addition, he is a correspondent for 60 Minutes.
From September 2011 to May 2013, he also served as host of his own eponymous syndicated daytime talk show, Anderson Live.
Source – Debbi and Chris Tape (2020) merged with a Stream Recording (2001)
This episode features Jennifer Blanc returning to the show, her last known appearance was on CLL #339 from January of 1997 promoting ‘Friend til the End’ with the cast of the VH1 original movie. She may have a lost appearance from 1998 or 1999. Jennifer’s ‘Dark Angel’ co-star Richard Gunn calls in with a character, “seeing impaired” Amber also calls in. Solid Episode!
Source – Debbi and Chris Tape (2020) with a Stream Recording (2001) Patch
This episode begins with some very out of it callers, the momentum and flow are in stark contrast to CLL #1389. Nonetheless is makes for a very interesting episode. This episode is 100% complete, all recordings are missing the phrase “just drank” after Adam says “if you” and before he says “white vinegar while speaking with a caller about urinalysis. Indicating it was cut out by Anderson, perhaps as part of his new mandate to not play drops and crack down on Adam’s comments.
CLL #1388 (feat. Ian Roberts, Matt Besser and Matt Walsh)
01/23/2001– Tuesday Night Show
Source – Debbi and Chris Tape (2020) with Stream Recording Patches (2011)
Three fourths of The Upright Citizens Brigade all making their only appearances on CLL, they prove to be amazing guests. Great bits and riffs throughout the show with even Dr. Drew getting some funny lines in. Now 100% complete and with much higher audio quality.
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Time to put the Crown Royal sack back on the microphone.
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Source – Lost Tape (2020) merged with aMrRobot Tape (2010)
Linkin Park are making their CLL debut and prove to be fantastic guests, perfectly blending with Adam’s comedy and the nature of the show. Adam loves them, Drew loves them and the audience does too. They have 5 more appearances during the Adam era and continued to return as guests well past his departure from the show. RIP Chester
Linkin Park continued to explore a wider variation of musical types in their fourth album, A Thousand Suns (2010), layering their music with more electronic sounds. The band’s fifth album, Living Things (2012), combined musical elements from all of their previous records. Their sixth album, The Hunting Party (2014), returned to a heavier rock sound, and their seventh album, One More Light (2017), is a more electronic and pop-oriented record.
Linkin Park is among the best-selling bands of the 21st century and the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 70 million albums worldwide. They have won two Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards and three World Music Awards. In 2003, MTV2 named Linkin Park the sixth-greatest band of the music video era and the third-best of the new millennium. Billboard ranked Linkin Park No. 19 on the Best Artists of the Decade list. In 2012, the band was voted as the greatest artist of the 2000s in a Bracket Madness poll on VH1. In 2014, the band was declared as “The Biggest Rock Band in the World Right Now” by Kerrang!.
Linkin Park has been on an indefinite hiatus since longtime lead vocalist Bennington committed suicide in July 2017, and has not yet made plans to continue with a new vocalist, leaving the band’s future uncertain.
Source – Lost Tape (2019) with Two Different Stream Recording (2001) Patches
Crazy Town are making their CLL debut, they return to the show in 2002. The episode is 100% complete.
From Wiki: Crazy Town (sometimes abbreviated as CXT) is an American rap rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1995 by Bret Mazur and Seth Binzer. Crazy Town is best known for their 2000 hit single, “Butterfly“, which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and helped their debut album, The Gift of Game (1999) sell over 1.5 million units. Their follow-up album, Darkhorse (2002) failed to achieve the same level of success, contributing to the band’s break-up in 2003. Mazur and Binzer reformed the band in 2007, and released their third album, The Brimstone Sluggers, in 2015. In 2017, Mazur left the band and Binzer changed the name of the band to Crazy Town X.