How did a show like this get popular, much less formulized. I hate these mindless ingratiating bastards. It kills me that someone would be flipping through the dial, hear the Bob and Tom show and say, "this is what I want to listen to." No news, no music, just a fucking laugh track and two idiots and one female idiot making shitty comments over a pre-recorded track of themselves laughing
. That's right: a track of THEMSELVES laughing, while they
talk over it. Because even they
don't think it's a funny show.
If one part of the show really unnerves me more than any other, it's that shitty ass laugh track I guess they clap on the laugh track too that's excellent. They keep that fucker going all day long. Non-stop, never turn it off. At no point is the Bob and Tom show even accidentally
an actual, genuine personality show. It's just tongue-to-the-toilet, straight low brow banality of the most illiterate and uneducated variety, set to a pathetic laugh track - a laugh track that presumably prevents the idiots who make up their listening audience from realizing that almost nothing they say is actually worth laughing at.
Of course Bob and Tom's commonplace, plaintive, undercutting, often misogynistic attitude is the icing on the cake. Their overriding attitude, if you could put an image to it, the attitude of their cheap commentary is best visualized by the image of an overweight 47 year old man wearing an old pair of sweat pants originally purchased from Dollar General in 1992, slowly disintegrating, unwashed and unchanged for several days; wearing an XXL UFC T-Shirt their uncle bought at a truck stop, with orange-grey hair straggling down from their mesh ball cap and oversized prescription glasses sitting in redneck project housing in Dodgeville, WI, reclined on an old felt couch with a print of the wagon trains for decoration, flipping through the channels never stopping for more than 200 seconds, and only
stopping for reality TV, true crime, entertainment news, or Bigfoot documentaries.
If there's a second part of the show that really unnerves me it's the shitty ass musicians and the retarded songs they come up with. Basically just a sad parade of one wannabe David Allen Coe after another.
Thirdly, I hate the vile breed of second rate comedians the attract and trot out day by day in a meaningless procession of sub-mediocre talent.
But more than anything I hate 1: Bob. 2: Tom: 3: the laugh track and 4: the audience.The fact that the Bob and Tom show takes up valuable bandwidth space in a town with almost no good radio stations would make up a distant 5th thing I hate the most about the Bob and Tom show.
Non-sequitur: How did Madison end up with such a shitty host of radio stations? NONE of them are good, with the exception of WORT, *if* you picked a good day to turn it on. There's almost nothing good or interesting to listen to, even if it's not all as repulsive as the Bob and Tom show.