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* Since Bob retired, several comedians have come in on guest- or permanent basis. The current (2020) roster includes comedian '''Josh Arnold''', producer '''Ace Cosby''', and singer-comedian '''Pat Godwin'''.

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* Since Bob retired, several comedians have come in on guest- or permanent basis. The current (2020) roster includes comedian '''Josh Arnold''', producer '''Ace Cosby''', comedienne '''Jess Hooker''' (who also does a podcast with Chick), and singer-comedian '''Pat Godwin'''.



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* Since Bob retired, several comedians have come in on guest- or permanent basis. The current (2020) roster includes comedian '''Josh Arnold''', producer '''Ace Cosby''', and singer-comedian '''Pat Godwin'''.

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** Subverted in one sketch where two men are arguing over the price of coffee (specifically, why a coffee with something costs less than the coffee without it), when a director yells cut and reminds them that this is a gay porno (where we had no idea up until that point).


* '''Bob Kevoian''', the laid-back, golf-loving, beer-drinking, lady-lovin' man's man of the show. He's rarely seen without his [[BadassMustache epic mustache]] or his L.A. Dodgers cap.

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* '''Bob Kevoian''', the laid-back, golf-loving, beer-drinking, lady-lovin' man's man of the show. He's rarely seen without his [[BadassMustache epic mustache]] or his L.A. Dodgers cap. He retired in December 2015.


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* ArtifactTitle: Since Bob retired in 2015, it's been Tom (with Kristi, Chick, and a revolving cast of comedians and show producers).


* GreatestHitsAlbum: 1999 brought out the two-disc ''Greatest Hits Volume One'', but most of their compilations of previously-released material are themed rather than show-spanning and usually include "new" material that fits said theme. Those are...

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* GreatestHitsAlbum: 1999 brought out the two-disc ''Greatest Hits Volume One'', but most of their compilations of previously-released material are were themed rather than show-spanning and usually include included "new" material that fits fit said theme. Those are...



** ''Wild About Harry'' (2003) featured the many send-ups of Harry Carey, the legendary Chicago Cubs announcer, in a year when the famously hapless team ''almost'' made the World Series. One of the non-Harry skits mocked Steve Bartman, a fan whose attempt to catch a ball was blamed for this not happening.

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** ''Wild About Harry'' (2003) featured the many (2003, send-ups of Harry Carey, the legendary Chicago Cubs announcer, announcer Harry Carey in a year when the famously hapless team ''almost'' made the World Series. One of the non-Harry skits mocked Steve Bartman, a fan whose attempt to catch a ball was blamed for this not happening.



* HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas: "The Griswold That Stole Christmas".

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** ''100'' (2016; auto racing -- notable as their last compilation to date)
* HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas: "The Griswold That Stole Christmas". Luckily Jimmy "Mad Dog" Mattis had a truckload of beer on hand to cheer everyone up.



* TooDumbToLive: The caller from the Mr. Obvious skits. In the most famous one, the caller thinks there is a "critter" in the pipes under his sink and when his wife turns on a "light switch" no light goes on but it makes it "madder than anything". He even tried to get it out once and nearly lost his fingers. [[spoiler: The critter is actually the sink's garbage disposal.]] The sketch lives on this trope.

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* TooDumbToLive: The caller from the Mr. Obvious skits. In the most famous one, one (to the point it's had multiple remakes and {{Continuity Nod}}s), the caller thinks there is a "critter" in the pipes under his sink and when his wife turns on a "light switch" no light goes on but it makes it "madder than anything". He even tried to get it out once and nearly lost his fingers. [[spoiler: The critter is actually the sink's garbage disposal.]] disposal]]. The sketch lives on this trope.


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* DepravedKidsShowHost: Barney the Dinosaur, as Ian St. Ian learned when he was forced to interview him on ''Rock Minute''. Barney threatens to have Ian killed if he doesn't "lose the attitude", pointing out that his fortune and reputation would make it extremely easy to pull off the crime. This Barney also tries to work in more adult material than what made him famous into his concert tours (noting that the set list for his upcoming tour will include JimmyBuffett's "Why Don't We Get Drunk").

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* DepravedKidsShowHost: Barney the Dinosaur, as Ian St. Ian learned when he was forced to interview him on ''Rock Minute''. Barney threatens to have Ian killed if he doesn't "lose the attitude", pointing out that his fortune and reputation would make it extremely easy to pull off the crime. This Barney also tries to work in more adult material than what made him famous into his concert tours (noting that the set list for his upcoming tour will include JimmyBuffett's Music/JimmyBuffett's "Why Don't We Get Drunk").


Aside from the guests, the shows features regular call-in guests (actually played by producers Dean Metcalf, Ron Sexton, Steve Salge, and Marty Bender) who'll make jokes about whatever news story the gang happens to be on. Frequent callers include Floyd the Truck-Driver, Jumbo the Elephant, Kenny Tarmac, and Donnie Baker (who has [[BreakoutCharacter soared in popularity]] with his stereotypical white trash persona. [[MemeticMutation I swear to God he has]]). Original pre-recorded skits chronicle the further adventures of these characters, the on-air gang, impersonated celebrities in the news, and such long-suffering souls as Mr. Obvious ([=McGee=]) and his perpetually clueless "long-time listener first-time caller" (Metcalf), in addition to a variety of pop-culture send-ups. A Bob and Tom skit ("How To Prank A Telemarketer", featuring guest Tom Mabe) is the number one most-viewed site of all time on the website {{YTMND}}.

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Aside from the guests, the shows features regular call-in guests (actually played by producers Dean Metcalf, Ron Sexton, Steve Salge, and Marty Bender) who'll make jokes about whatever news story the gang happens to be on. Frequent callers include Floyd the Truck-Driver, Jumbo the Elephant, Kenny Tarmac, and Donnie Baker (who has [[BreakoutCharacter soared in popularity]] with his stereotypical white trash persona. [[MemeticMutation I swear to God he has]]). Original pre-recorded skits chronicle the further adventures of these characters, the on-air gang, impersonated celebrities in the news, and such long-suffering souls as Mr. Obvious ([=McGee=]) and his perpetually clueless "long-time listener first-time caller" (Metcalf), in addition to a variety of pop-culture send-ups. A Bob and Tom skit ("How To Prank A Telemarketer", featuring guest Tom Mabe) is the number one most-viewed site of all time on the website {{YTMND}}.
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** An afterlife version of ''TheTonightShow'' where Johnny Carson chats up (usually recently) deceased names in the news.

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** An afterlife version of ''TheTonightShow'' ''Series/TheTonightShow'' where Johnny Carson chats up (usually recently) deceased names in the news.



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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The compilations make great time capsules of a given year's pop culture, sports, and (to a lesser extent) news headlines.


The show broadcasts nationally from 6-10 AM on weekdays, and over 2008-10 the best bits were played on Superstation WGN television at midnight (thanks to the modern miracle of a TV camera in the studio). Since the mid-1980s, there's been a yearly tradition of releasing at least one CD compilation of recent highlights from the show as a fundraising drive for Indianapolis charities.

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The show broadcasts nationally from 6-10 AM on weekdays, and over 2008-10 the best bits were played on television via [[Creator/WGNAmerica Superstation WGN television WGN]] at midnight (thanks to the modern miracle of a TV camera in the studio). Since the mid-1980s, there's been a yearly tradition of releasing at least one CD compilation of recent highlights from the show as a fundraising drive for Indianapolis charities.

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* LowerClassLout: Donnie Baker fits the redneck subtype of this trope. A typical get-rick-quick scheme of his is a prepaid child support service: illegitimate fathers give a portion of their paycheck to Donnie, who "invests" the money in scratch-off lottery tickets and divvies up whatever winnings there are to the fathers, who can thus pay off their exes.


** Tim Bedore's ''Vague But True'' segment [[ChannelHop moved over from]] ''{{Marketplace}}'', of all places.

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** Tim Bedore's ''Vague But True'' segment [[ChannelHop moved over from]] from ''{{Marketplace}}'', of all places.


* '''Kristi Lee''', news desk, is TheChick and the OnlySaneWoman. Frequently called upon to rein in the guys amidst their [[HotMom MILF jokes]].

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* '''Kristi Lee''', news desk, is TheChick and the OnlySaneWoman. Frequently called upon to rein in the guys amidst their [[HotMom MILF jokes]].
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