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Elvis Duran and the Morning Show is a nationally syndicated radio program hosted by personality Elvis Duran, on the air since 1996. Originally based in New York City (on Z100), the show has since extended itself to a multitude of other markets, and is easily the most popular morning zoo format in the United States.

The show has seen co-hosts come and go in its sixteen years on the air, but the current cast is as follows:

  • Elvis Duran
  • Danielle Monaro
  • Skeery Jones (Executive producer)
  • Greg T the Frat Boy
  • Froggy
  • David Brody (Executive producer)
  • Carla Marie
  • "Web Girl" Kathleen
  • "Coaster Boy" Josh
  • Garrett
  • Scotty B
  • Bethany Watson


  • Carolina Bermudez
  • John Bell
  • TJ the DJ
  • Loren


Elvis Duran and the Morning Show provides examples of:

  • Adorkable: TJ was textbook this, but since his leaving, Bethany has filled the role just as well- if not better.
    • Loren, Josh and Web Girl Kathleen.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Played straight with and averted by Danielle and Carolina, who both love bad boy types, but ended up marrying the opposite.
  • All Women Love Shoes: Especially Danielle.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: T.J. and Loren (who are both actually Italian).
  • Ascended Extra: T.J., Loren, Josh, Carla Marie, and Kathleen were all (initially, at least) supposed to have behind-the-scenes roles, but since became pretty well-integrated into the show in their own right. They even have individual profile pages on the show's website.
  • Big Applesauce: The show broadcasts from New York City, in downtown Manhattan no less.
  • Butt-Monkey: Greg T the Fratboy.
  • Camp Gay: Elvis.
    • Skeery's recurring Phone Tap character Fabrizio Fantana.
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  • Career Versus Man: Averted, as Danielle, Carolina, and Kathleen are all married, while Loren, Carla Marie, and Bethany are all in stable/committed relationships.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Hello, Lady!"
    • Additional ones: "That was my nickname in high school", "Wasn't she a stripper?", "That's STOOPID!" "Didn't (Punny Name phrase someone just said) use to do the weather for us?"
  • Clip Show: During holidays, vacation breaks, and on Saturday mornings, a "best of" collection of popular/recent conversations, phone taps, and celebrity interviews will be aired instead of a new episode.
  • Credit Card Plot: A common plot to many phone taps.
  • Comedic Sociopathy
  • Convenience Store Gift Shopping: Invoked with Greg T's bit "Walmart Treasure Hunt" where he wanders around a Walmart- blindfolded- guided by a contestant over the phone (go left/right this many paces), and wherever aisle he ends up, the contestant "wins" the item on the shelf in front of him.
  • Creepy Monotone: Josh, but usually Played for Laughs.
  • Crowded Cast Shot: Whenever a celebrity comes onto the show for an interview.
  • Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: Part of the reason why their phone-taps are so funny is the level to which annoyed/enraged the phone-tapped become.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: T.J. seems to have no luck in dating.
  • Drag Queen: Elvis loves them, and frequently name-drops his favorite one, Chlamydia Burns.
  • Dumbass DJ: Played straight, invoked, subverted.
  • The Eponymous Show: The Elvis Duran Show.
  • Every Episode Ending: When it's time to go, Elvis will tell his fellow show members "Say peace out, everybody!" and they'll respond "Peace out, everybody!"
  • Experimented in College: Danielle, Bethany, and Carolina all heavily implied this is the case (respectively).
  • Fiery Redhead: Danielle, though it's not her natural color.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: They absolutely revel in this, so much so that they should have their own page.
  • Gossipy Hens: Danielle's daily gossip segment.
  • Go-to Alias: For phone taps, most of the morning show cast members have their own character/alias that they often use
    • Skeery has Mr Michael Oppenheimer and Rod Philips
    • Danielle has Mrs Moshgalopsis
    • T.J.'s were John Jingle and Officer Bradshaw
  • Have I Mentioned I am Gay?: Elvis has to periodically remind listeners that he's gay, due to misconceptions by listeners or however else.
  • Honorary Uncle: Uncle Johnny.
  • Iconic Logo: The Morning Show logo.
  • I'm a Man; I Can't Help It: Skeery (and Greg T) often say this to verbatim.
  • Lampshaded the Obscure Reference: Elvis himself will love to do this and joke how he is so old/gay etc. that he is the only one who knows the reference
  • Madlibs Catchphrase: Punny Name That's what they used to call me in high school!
  • Mooning: Greg T has a habit of pulling his pants down (or being caught with his pants down) at the most random or inappropriate times
  • The Precious, Precious Car: A common plot to many phone taps.
  • Running Gagged
  • Song Parody: "The Panty Man", a popular one based on "The Candy Man", in addition to various others.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Played straight whenever Elvis says it (or when you can tell that's how he's feeling), but it's a complete inversion whenever Greg T says it!
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Elvis loves his chicken Parmesan and his Tito's Vodka.
  • Vacation Episode: The show has broadcast live from the Bahamas, Miami, Las Vegas, the Iowa State Fair, and London.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Whenever Greg T or Skeery agrees with someone during a topic discussion/argument, the other cast members will point it out and joke that person should reconsider their position.