Request Line: Holding Out

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Law-abiding Raiders fan, pet owner, Los Angeles resident.
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INT. RECORDING STUDIO – DAY.

The PRODUCER is bustling outside the studio, getting everything ready for the show.  A mountainous man sits in the broadcast booth, with a vague smirk on his face.

PRODUCER: …and so you’re all set?

DONALD PENN: [punches talkback button] Absolutely.

PRODUCER: Fantastic.  The commercial break is wrapping up, so we’ll be live in five…four…[silently counts off the remainder and points with his index finger]

DONALD PENN: [crosses arms, leans back in chair]

PRODUCER: [gestures frantically]

DONALD PENN: [clamps mouth shut, shakes head]

PRODUCER: [punches a button with practiced ease, speaks into talkback microphone] Hi folks, welcome to Request Line.  We’re experiencing some technical difficulties, so please let Tom Petty keep you company while we get them sorted out.  We’ll be back in a minute with our NFL guest host.

PRODUCER: What the heck, Donald?  You got stage fright?

DONALD PENN: Stage fright? Hell no.  I’m holding out.

PRODUCER: Holding out?

DONALD PENN: That’s right, holding out.

PRODUCER: Holding out for what?

DONALD PENN: For more money, to start with.

PRODUCER: I…um…[thinking fast]…okay, how’s this? We’ll pay you 50% more than you were originally going to receive.

DONALD PENN: I want some incentives, too.

PRODUCER: Okay…how about if you get over seventy-five requests we’ll make it seventy-five percent.

DONALD PENN: One percent for each request over seventy-five.  So if I get 100 requests, I get 100%.

PRODUCER: So…double the amount of money we originally going to pay you to appear on this show?

DONALD PENN: That’s right.

PRODUCER: Wow, and I thought Russell Okung was a tough negotiator.  All right, all right, you’ve got all the leverage here.  It’s a deal.

DONALD PENN: And I want some coffee.

PRODUCER: [raises eyebrows] Can’t do it.

DONALD PENN: Song’s about to end, man.

PRODUCER: Shit, shit…all right.  One cup of coffee.

DONALD PENN: Two.

PRODUCER: Goddamnit, you’re KILLING me here.  All right, all right!  Two cups.

DONALD PENN: [smoothly breaks in as “The Waiting” is coming to a close] Hey there, folks.  I’m Donald Penn, left tackle of the Oakland Raiders, founding member of the Silver and Blackwatch, primary signatory of the Carr Insurance, here with another edition of Request Line.  Today’s theme is “Holding Out” – let’s have some request for songs about waiting, wanting something better, that kind of shit.  I’ll get us started with a song that came out just a year after I was born: “I’ll Wait” from Van Halen’s classic album 1984.  Give me a call – I promise I won’t make you sit on hold – and I’ll get your requests spinning.

PRODUCER: [slips into studio holding a cup of coffee and a document, which Penn promptly signs]

DONALD PENN: I never asked my agent – how was I originally getting for doing this?

PRODUCER: You know, I’m not sure what the exact number is.  After the show let’s give your agent a call and find out.

 

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Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Law-abiding Raiders fan, pet owner, Los Angeles resident.

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yeah right
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One last entry.

Don T
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This one’s not here already? For shame!

Don T
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The Hives – A Little More for Little You

Don T
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Very poignant lyrics from a band often pegged as “smart-stupid”
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/hives/alittlemoreforlittleyou.html

Don T
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Moderate this.
/breaks out Oslo Agreement figurines

Don T
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Best. Request Line. Ever.
/may steal Okung agent joke
This one’s perfect: Calle 13 – El aguante

yeah right
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Saw these fine folks last Saturday.

It was every bit as fun as you think.

Big Black Richard
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Big Black Richard

Excuse me while I win this thread……

Big Black Richard
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Big Black Richard

You know…..I mean, if I knew how to post a link.

Spanky Datass
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Spanky Datass

CTRL-F’d both pages and didn’t see Led Zeppelin : Fool In The Rain.

Unsurprised
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Unsurprised

The camera actually caught a glimpse of the demon inside Jerrah.

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Wakezilla
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Jordin Sparks: Worth the wait:

Brick Meathook
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Brick Meathook

Brick Meathook
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Brick Meathook

JESUS!!! I’ve even command-F’d and I’ve put in TWO repeats. I feel shame.

Senor Weaselo
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Oh come on, I deleted that playlist from last summer! All right, musicals double-shot it is… for now.

Senor Weaselo
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(You knew this was going to be the second)

scotchnaut
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I swear that when I went through the thread none of my repeats were showing.

/#teamstickingtostory
//seriously, though

scotchnaut
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Not a fan of The Stones [dodges airborne canes] but this tune is “cute”

scotchnaut
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related/not related-you be the judge/jury

Brick Meathook
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Brick Meathook

scotchnaut
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It’s about time for some Foreigner, isn’t it?

scotchnaut
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The War on Drugs is good for something…

King Hippo
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HIPPO POSTED rive velsion. No smire.

King Hippo
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But yet again…spirit animal

scotchnaut
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ELO talks about holding on and throws in a French lesson.

scotchnaut
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[scrolls down]

Goddammit!

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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litre_cola
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The movie Waiting is a pure show of how a restaurant is run.

SonOfSpam
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I think this song fits, and Eva Cassidy had the voice of an angel, or whatever’s better than that.

SonOfSpam
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I HEARD YOU NEEDED MOAR YACHT ROCK

SonOfSpam
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Here’s another song to chill while chilling and waiting to wait.

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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scotchnaut
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And your chicks for free?

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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BrettFavresColonoscopy
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I think I might have a problem

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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BrettFavresColonoscopy
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DOUBLE SHOT

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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BrettFavresColonoscopy
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Ok, better Styx:

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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BrettFavresColonoscopy
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Spam inspired a prog rock rabbit hole

SonOfSpam
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YACHT ROCK

ArmedandHammered
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ArmedandHammered

SOS, are you also spending the summer listening to the Yacht Rock channel on SiriusXM?

SonOfSpam
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I don’t have Sirius, but if I did, the answer would be HELL YES.

/fires up Seals & Crofts

SonOfSpam
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Morrissey has no chill

litre_cola
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YUUUGE Smiths fan. Mostly because of Johnny Marr as Morrissey is a complete douchebag.

SonOfSpam
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Can’t argue with that.

King Hippo
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ah will FIGHT YEWWWWWWW!!!!

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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Lots of waiting here, in lyrics and musical anticipation:

BrettFavresColonoscopy
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Can’t believe I didn’t post this earlier:

nomonkeyfun
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Excellent choice!!!

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