GLL Episode 1393

CLL #1393 (feat. Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Rose Fernandez and Brandi Bagley)

01/30/2001 Tuesday Night Show

SourceStream 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.

Co-owner NBC served as the main carrier of XFL games, along with UPN and TNN. The presentation of XFL games featured sports entertainment elements inspired by professional wrestling, including heat and kayfabe, suggestively-dressed cheerleaders, and occasional usage of WWF personalities (such as Jesse VenturaJim Ross, and Jerry Lawler) as part of on-air commentary crews alongside sportscasters and veteran football players. Despite the wrestling influence, the games and their outcomes were legitimate.

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.[2][3] McMahon conceded that the league was a “colossal failure”.[4]

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.


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GLL Episode 1392

CLL #1392 (feat. Anderson Cooper with Dr. Bruce)

01/29/2001 Monday Night Show

SourceDebbi 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)[1] 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.


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GLL Episode 1391

CLL #1391 (feat. Jennifer Blanc)

01/28/2001 Sunday Night Show

SourceDebbi 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!

From Wiki: Jennifer Blanc (born Jennifer Tara, April 21, 1974) is an American actress.[1] She was born in New York City, and began her career at the age of 10, in 1984. She is married to actor Michael Biehn.


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GLL Episode 1390

CLL #1390 (feat. The Love Between The Two Hosts)

01/25/2001 Thursday Night Show

SourceDebbi 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.


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GLL Episode 1389

CLL #1389 (feat. The Love Between The Two Hosts)

01/24/2001 Wednesday Night Show

SourceDebbi and Chris Tape (2020) with a Stream Recording (2001) Patch

Widely considered one of the funniest all time episodes of LoveLine. Adam shares a new adult film work alias and 


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