Saturday, March 29, 2008

Greatest Talk Show Guest Ever?

Michael Baden on Red Eye.

He's not entirely comfortable, sitting upright in his blue suit. But he clearly finds it amusing, and it must be a nice change from constantly being asked about corpses.

He's funny, too.


  1. Sorry, Rodney Dangerfield on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson is the best talk show guest ever.

    I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio

    I had a lot of pimples too. One day I fell asleep in a library. I woke up and a blind man was reading my face.

    I'm a bad lover. Once I caught a peeping tom booing me.

    During sex my wife always wants to talk to me. Just the other night she called me from a hotel.

    I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent back a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof

    I remember when I swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills. My doctor told me to have a few drinks and get some rest.

    I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. He told me to wear a brown necktie

    I was making love to this girl and she started crying. I said... Are you going to hate yourself in the morning? She said.. No..I hate myself now.

    I was tired one night and I went to the bar to have a few drinks. The bartender asked me... What'll you have? I said...surprise me. He showed me a naked picture of my wife.

    It's been a rough day. I got up this morning...put on a shirt and a button fell off. I picked up my briefcase and the handle came off. I'm afraid to go to the bathroom!

    I worked in a pet store and people kept asking how big I'd get.

    They say...Love thy neighbor as thy self... What am I supposed to do? Jerk him off too?

    I went to see my doctor... Doctor Vinnie Goom Batz,... Yeah...I told him once... Doctor...every morning when I get up and look in the mirror..I feel like throwing up. What's wrong with me? He said..I don't know but your eyesight is perfect.

  2. Rodney was great--but he was just doing his act. (The guy seemed to have an inexhaustible pool of material.)

    It's like (dare I say) Robin Williams? Except that Williams didn't have the unending pool of material.

    Dr. Baden is usually part of serious autopsy investigations and the like. It's cool to see him tax about prostitutes and, uh, strippers, and--what else do they talk about on "Red Eye"?


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