Matthew Perry’s sudden death prompts ML, Marc and Shawn to invite Tresa Baldas to discuss what she learned from reading “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.”
STRAIGHT DOPE: ML starts off with some updates: the whereabouts of Joe Zuver, the suspension of the video version of the podcast, and what is being done to make the show bigger, better and, yes, less than free for supporters who want a premium podcast experience.
Chandler Bing has made his last smart aleck remark. But first the man Michigan Journalist of the Year emeritus Tresa Baldas calls her Chandler riffs on the latest sports scandal involving the Michigan Wolverines — which he has been paying more attention to since his Michigan State Spartans’ season unofficially ended six weeks ago.
An emotional Tresa dials in to share what she learned from reading Matthew Perry’s memoir, which discusses his quest for fame and battle with addiction.
Tresa says people compare ML (her husband) to Chandler, prompting ML to chime in that, like Matthew Perry, he’s having dental problems. A discussion of how Matthew Perry lost his choppers ensues.
Shawn, Marc, ML and Tresa talk about what made Chandler Bing such a cultural icon – as well as other characters that have captured the zeitgeist.Shawn wants to wrap it up … but not before launching into a lengthy discussion of the sign stealing scandal at U-M – which Marc says isn’t a scandal.
A spirited debate follows, while ML just sits on the sideline. Until he doesn’t.
GEEK OF THE WEEK: A teacher who continued to show his fourth graders a slasher Winnie the Pooh movie – even after they implored him to stop – is this week’s geek.
ROOM 7609: Detroit rockers Rhythm Corps are back together and playing St. Andrew’s Hall – and our New Wave suite – where they perform “Solidarity.”
FEEDBACK: LeDuff discussion dominates – as usual. We welcome all your comments – and constructive criticism – at [email protected]
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