I had heard through the Internets that Tom Green has a new show, streamed live from his house on the Internet via tomgreen.com.
I tuned in one night to find Tom Green talking to Bob Odenkirk (admittedly not as hilarious as David Cross but funny enough) and was instantly reminded of the day I discovered both the Tom Green Show and Mr. Show, playing one after the other on The Comedy Network at 3AM. I had sat and watched, amazed at how hilarious these shows were.
Just under the video window on the Tom Green web site was a toll-free number, so I called it, hoping to share my thoughts and thank the two for existing to create those shows. To my amazement, somebody answered and asked me what my question was. Nervous, I explained that I wanted to tell the two about the time I discovered their two shows a number of years back, and just tell them they were awesome, or something. I then realized that I didn’t have a question to ask, and so did the guy on the other end of the phone. He then suggested I ask how they got together again, which didn’t make much sense to me. I told him I’d make it work and he instructed me to speak loudly if Tom starts talking to me and put me on hold.
Man was I nervous! I was on hold for about 10 or 15 minutes but it seemed to last forever. Since everyone who was on hold could just barely hear each other, I passed the time by yelling “HELLO, TOM GREEN HERE WHAT’S YOUR QUESTION?” every time I heard someone faintly say “hello??”. Two people actually started asking their question. FOOLS! I was the one that got on the show!
The person who initially answered the phone didn’t hear my name right, because Tom and Bob thought my name was “Tyfon” instead of Tyson.
I had decided by this time to ask them if they know each other “in real life”. I think I did pretty good, even though, since there was such a delay I couldn’t tell who Tom was talking to at the time, and answered a question he had directed to Bob
Once they were done answering my question, the phone broke and they ended the show.