1026 – Keep Calm Sleep On – All Intros 750-754
These intros will float by like a parade as you enjoy a late autumn nap.
Episode 1026 – Keep Calm Sleep On – All Intros 750 – 754
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SCOOTER: [INTRO MUSIC] Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and friends beyond the binary, it’s time for the podcaster…I really believe you’re important and that you deserve a good night’s sleep. I’m really glad you’re here. It’s time for Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep, and here’s a few of the ways we keep the show coming out twice a week and free for everybody. So, if you’re a regular listener, if you could listen, it’s a huge help. Thank you so much.
Alright everybody, this is a all-intro episode. It’s a holiday weekend here in the US, and I do these all-intro episodes a little…holiday long-weekend thing. It is a lot of people’s favorite things. You can always search in your podcast app for all-intros. There should be a decent amount of them, or $10 and $20-patrons get two extra all-intro episodes every single month, so that’s another option. I hope you’re all enjoying this fall and winter season, snuggling in, getting comfortable. Couldn’t do it without all of you, and so here’s…I don’t even know what order. Oh, here’s Scoots doing a intro, then I’ll do…probably do four more intros after that. Thanks, thanks, and goodnight, everybody.
Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind racing? Trouble getting to sleep? Trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome. This is Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do it with a bedtime story. Alls you need to do is get in bed, turn out the lights, and press play. I’ll do the rest. What I’m going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you could set aside whatever’s keeping you awake, whether it’s thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, changes in time, temperature, stuff from the past, stuff in the future. Whatever’s keeping you awake, I’d like to take your mind off of that, and what I’m gonna do…I got this safe place here. I’ve got it…plenty of room, cozy stuff, comforting things, and I’m gonna send my voice across the deep, dark night.
I’m gonna use lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones, pointless meanders, superfluous tangents, I’m gonna go off-topic, get confused, to take your mind off of stuff, to keep you company. The way the show works, if you’re new; a few things to know. So, the show starts off with a few minutes of business. That’s how we keep the show free. Then there’s a intro. Now, the intro is a part of the show, but it’s about twelve minutes of me explaining what the show is in a lulling, soothing, meandering, nonsensical way, different every time. Ideally, it’s part of your bedtime routine whether you’re in bed or getting ready for bed. That’s what the majority of people I hear from…they say well, I’m getting ready for bed or getting comfortable. For some people, it puts them to sleep.
A few people, like a couple percentage points of people skip the intro, and then some people even listen during the day to relax, or as a distraction. But the intro’s a part of the show that doesn’t really go anywhere, but it gets you ready for the later part of the show where the later part of the show doesn’t really go anywhere, either. The idea is it’s something familiar and comforting but different every time to start to ease you into bed. Then after the intro is some business between the intro and the show. Then tonight it’ll be a bedtime story kind of about a story I’ve been curious about that I had to look into. I had to do some fantasy research, as they say; go down the old…go into the old Story Swamp and say huh, what’s going on here? So, it’ll be a bedtime story, then there’s some thank-yous at the end.
All told, I’ll be here for about an hour. But here’s a couple other things if you’re new; one, this podcast doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, so maybe what…if you’re new, kinda…or a regular listener, even; it’s hard to kinda consume something passively, but just kinda look at it like it’s a fan, and you say is that fan…? But you know the fan’s talking. The Old Talking Fan; I did launch that at 2014. It didn’t go well. Then I also launched one called the Bawking Fan, which was just…it was a portable fan that when…instead of…it was a gentle…a part of this new gentle…you say well, I disagree with you, or what you’re saying, so I’m going to gently blow some air at you. It was just one of those personal fans. No mister, ‘cause that would be beyond bawking.
I mean, I guess that would be bawking, but this is a gentle bawking fan. Maybe that’s where I went wrong. But so, oh, so…but this is…you could listen. I’m not gonna make a whole lot of sense, and it’ll be meandering, slow…I have these creaky, dulcet tones. So, give the show a couple tries if you’re new, ‘cause it doesn’t cost anything. I mean, I realize it’s a time investment and that you want to get some sleep, and I believe you deserve some good night’s sleep. There are other…a lot of other sleep podcasts out there. My buddy Harris makes Sleep Whispers podcast. There’s Sleepy and there’s other ones out there. So, check those out. Or LibriVox has some great stuff on there if this doesn’t work, but give it a few tries. For most listeners, they say yeah, it took a few tries.
But yeah, kinda look at me like a cloud where you say well, could…that cloud could say something, but I don’t really under…I don’t speak cloud. So, that’s one thing. Then also…what were the other…? Oh, you don’t need to listen to me. I think that kinda goes hand-in-hand with what I just said. You can kinda just barely listen to me. But there’s also no pressure to fall asleep. The reason I’m here for an hour is to keep you company while you drift off or keep you company if you can’t drift off, ‘cause I know at least for me, it can feel L-O-N-L-E-Y or L-O-N-E-L…you know, whatever that…however you spell that word. So, I’m here to keep you company, be a little bit…goofing around.
So, that’s the structure of the show, kinda the rules…here’s one thing about making a sleep podcast I don’t think I’ve mentioned…a little behind-the-scenes is so, I’m list…as I’m recording I’m listening through headphones, right, so I can keep the pace nice and slow, the dulcets nice and creaky just in case they say well, let’s get that…can we get…let’s adjust those…let me croak…let me do a little croaking and creaking here. But there’s also this thing called mouth noises which I’m really hyper-aware of. I really try to listen for anything, and also outside noises. I record in the climb-in closet or the Harry Potter under-the-stairs closet. While I’m surrounded by a quilt and moving blankets and curtains, I also do have to sometimes pause and let a plane go by or Koa pace around upstairs, my dog.
So, it is a matter of…I’m kind of always gently listening. But that’s kinda the whole idea of creating a safe place, and almost like I wish my mouth was sentient by itself so I could say hey, could you pipe down and work with me? We’re really here to put people to sleep and to take their mind off of stuff. Believe it or not, this is stuff that’s on my mind. I say okay, I’m trying to create this sleepy, safe place. Also try to keep a eye out for sibilance which is those piercing S noises you might hear…other places. But I got a little system for that, too; just a little filter and also how I kinda position myself. I also try to sit really close here so you know…it’s across the room or however you’re comfortable, but so you know I’m here to help, to keep you company.
Another thing is when I get ready to make the show, I kinda warm up for a while. Then I record the thank-yous that come at the end of the show because that lets me know that you’re listening, that it’s important. The reason why I make this show is for you. The reason why I work very hard is to keep you company for…to help you fall asleep or to take your mind off of stuff. By going through the thank-yous, that kinda helps me…puts me in the mind frame of okay, it’s time to make a sleep podcast. Another thing about making this show — this is a little bit of a behind-the-scenes intro — is that I also have to kinda keep myself calm ‘cause there’s little parts of Scoots, old Scoots, that wants to be…that everything has to be P-E-R-F-E-C-T. I say well, we’re here to make the best sleep podcast we can.
We can’t make a perfect sleep podcast. As a matter of fact, I think we’ve proven that an imperfect sleep podcast may be better. Sleep is baffling and the fact that people have a variety of things to listen to so that they can choose between the episodes or new listeners can kinda discover what works for them is important. But that part of me will still kinda get fussy, I would say, either before recording or during it. Then if it’s during it, I have to pause. I say hey, are you okay? Let me…we’re just here to help this person fall asleep, you know? We just gotta do our best. It’s okay. I know you want to be perfect and there’s associated thoughts and feelings with that, but right now we’re just thinking of that…the…yeah, that person whose ears we’re in right now. Don’t they deserve a good night’s sleep?
Just like you deserve to make a podcast the best you can. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You’re darn…as far as internal critics go, you’re really good at that, by the way. I don’t know if I’ve told you that. I don’t know which…if that’s the eighth wall I’m breaking, talking directly to my internal critic and saying what…you know what I never said, is how good you are at your job. You really are. I mean, you’re the…it’s like having the worst boss and complimenting them on being the worst boss ever. But you…I mean, I guess that was a little bit…but it’s true; it’s…but that’s why I don’t normally compliment you. But here, we’re here in a safe place. I can say I’m sure you’ve got good reasons, just like all the brain bots, for doing your job. It’s not easy. Right, you don’t have an easy job. But I was saying you’re very good at it.
That’s one of the reasons I make the show, is ‘cause you know, when you get in bed, maybe that’s what pipes up, or maybe it’s something about the past, present, or future, and I want to take your mind off of that, just like I have to take my own mind off of that part of me and say hey, why don’t you sit and watch while I just run through this intro and see who I can help, see if I could help this person who’s having trouble…you know how that feels, right, not to be able to sleep? Wow, it can be frustrating or it can be baffling. It could be a lot of other things. But then it’s nice when you get that…to that place where you say huh, well, this is nice to listen to. Yeah, my bed’s pretty comfortable, almost as comfortable as pillowy bread, and I don’t…Scoots is gonna tell a story later and it’s…it was something he thought of. He said well, this will be interesting to talk about, kind of.
So, I got someone to keep me company, so that’s great; just like you now have someone to compliment. Don’t expect compliments on a regular…okay, I’ll compliment you on a regular basis. I wonder if that’s what that song’s about. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? Maybe I’ll be singing that. If you ever hear me doing karaoke…that song in karaoke, that’s who I’m singing it to. Try to fix this relationship with my internal C-R-I-T-I-C. But for you, I’m here to help. I’m here to keep you company, to be your bore-friend. As I already said, you really do…you deserve a life full of dignity and respect. You deserve to flourish and to succeed, and just to have a pleasant day and a pleasant night, so that’s why I’m here. That’s why I work very hard on this show. I strive and I yearn to help you fall asleep. I appreciate your time. Thank you so much for coming by, and here’s a couple of ways we keep the show going.
Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind racing? Trouble getting to sleep? Trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome. This is Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do it with a bedtime story. Alls you need to do is get in bed, turn out the lights, and press play. I’m gonna do the rest. What I’m going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you could set aside whatever’s keeping you awake, whether it’s things you’re thinking about, thoughts, it could be feelings that you’re experiencing or that are bubbling up, could be physical sensations. Whatever’s keeping you awake. It could be changes; time, temperature…whatever it is, I’d like to take your mind off that. I’d like to distract you.
I’ve got a safe place here, I’ve got a space set aside for you, plenty of room, and it’s cozy but there’s room to lounge, to stretch out. Exactly, exactly. The way I’m gonna do it is I’m gonna send my voice across the deep, dark night. I’m gonna use lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones, pointless meanders, superfluous tangents, go…I’m gonna go off-topic. If you’re new, a couple of things; this podcast is not…it’s outside of the norm. If there is any norms where you say okay, here’s…podcasting’s a pretty open space. You can kinda do everything, and that’s what’s great about this space, but this…even for a podcast, it’s a little bit different. So, I would say kinda try to kinda give…you don’t need to have an open mind. There’s nothing that gets on my nerves more than when somebody tells me to have an open mind.
I think it’s great if you check this show out with healthy skepticism, but also with a quiz…maybe you have a quizzical look on your face. You could be skeptical and quizzical at the same time, where…’cause figuring out this podcast is where it can trip people up, or waiting for it to start making sense, or even to get started. We’re already started here. Welcome, come on in. So, it’s not…I think that’s kinda…I’m glad you’re here, if you’re new. I guess that’s what I’m shooting for, is to put you in a quizzical mood. I think the…maybe that’ll be…if I had a jazz…if I was a jazz singer, like the Silvertone is, I think that would be a album I would put out; A Quizzical Mood.
I don’t know if I’d have…it would probably be good to have someone like Bublé come in and do a track, but I don’t know if I’d want Bublé stealing my thunder as far as singing A Quizzical Mood. Of course, I can’t sing, so that’s…oh, but if you’re new…oh, here’s a couple other things if you’re new. So, the podcast doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, it takes a few tries, it does not work for everybody but I hope it works for you, so see how it goes. Structurally, if you’re new, here’s what to expect; there’s business at the beginning and that’s how we keep the show going and free, and it’s high…you know, believe it or not, there’s a lot of work that goes into this show. I say that with a smile because the goal is to put a lot of work in, so it seems like there’s no work. But that’s not super-important.
But that’s how we keep the show going, is the business at the beginning. Then there’s an intro. If you’re new, it might throw you off ‘cause the intros are around twelve minutes of me…I guess twelve minutes of me explaining what the intro is and then kinda trying to explain what the podcast is. A few percentage of people skip ahead to just go to the story. Tonight it’ll be our ongoing episodically…episodically modular series Big Farm in the Sky PI, The Phantom Minnow. But…oh, what was my point? So, you could skip ahead to like, eighteen or twenty minutes if you’re just looking for the story, or our patrons get story-only episodes. But like most people, just a small percentage of people…a lot of people fall asleep during this intro or get ready for bed or start their wind-down.
So, that’s kinda the intro, is…the show is slow to start ‘cause I want to ease you into bedtime. Also, I never have figured out how to efficiently make a podcast, explain things, or try to…I’m still trying to figure out exactly how this whole sleep podcast thing works. So, those are some other reasons why I don’t effectively get to the point of explaining what the show is. So, let’s see, so that’s…I’m trying to think what else. Oh, structurally; so, there will be…the intro’s twelve minutes or so, sometimes fourteen, sometimes sixteen. Then there’s business just between the intro and the story, then there’s a bedtime story, then there’s some thank-yous at the end. So, that’s the structure of the show. Also, you don’t need to listen to me. No pressure at all. I’m here to help you fall asleep.
So, I’m here to keep you company and to take your mind off of stuff while you drift off. So, you could do so at your leisure, but you could turn me down to a mumble. As a review I recently read said, kinda like…you could put me just far enough away that it sounds like a TV is on in another room, or you could listen. I’ll be here to keep you company but in a very circuitous and meandering way. But yeah, you don’t need to listen or really remember, or feel like you’re…have any FOMO ‘cause you could just listen tomorrow or at another time, or just listen…just sleep and then move on to the next episode. So, there’s no pressure to listen. Here’s the other thing; no pressure to fall asleep.
I make this show because I truly believe you deserve a good night’s sleep, you deserve a life where you can flourish and be treated with dignity and respect, even in your internal relationship with yourself. Don’t know; I think my tongue’s having a little…creating a little wrinkle in my own internal relationship. What are you, not…my tongue’s refusing to touch the upper palate of my mouth for some reason. But oh, so…no pressure…oh, no pressure to listen. Oh, no pressure to fall asleep. I’m gonna be here for about an hour, and the reason the shows are an hour is twofold; one, it gives you plenty of time to fall asleep, so there’s no pressure. You could queue up as many episodes as you need, and you kinda just drift off as I talk about stuff.
The other side of it is, though, if you can’t sleep…if you’re up and you got something on your mind or you just don’t know why you can’t sleep or you do know why, I’m here. I’m here to keep you company throughout the night if you need it. That’s one of the reasons I work so hard on this podcast and make the episodes complete, is for those of you that can’t sleep. I’m here. I’m here to be a voice, to be your bore-friend, to be your bore-bae, your bore-bud, your bore-sib, your bore-cuz, your bore-bestie, and in some paradoxical way, I’m here to be your bore-bestie whether you’re awake or asleep, whether you need me talking to you or whether you need me talking near you and you’re not…it’s just chatter, or you just need me to set it up and you lay it down. You know what I’m saying? So, I’m here to help.
That’s why I make this podcast, is because I’ve been there toss…I know what it feels like and I believe that while this doesn’t fix everything, this podcast doesn’t work for everybody, that a little friendship, a little companionship, a little bit of goofing around, maybe it can help. I mean, again, you’re talking about somebody who makes a sleep podcast, who after I’m done recording, I’m gonna have to sit down with my tongue and my upper palate and talk it out. I say, what…we’re living a pun now because…what’s going on with you two? Then I would have to also sit with the tongue and say well, I’m not gonna speak on behalf of the upper palate. Did you just hear that? I tried to prevent myself from sighing at my own…I’d say okay, well, you know, you two are meant to work together.
Out of all my body, you do live in the same facility. Okay, my mouth just said we’re not a facility. Again, it was just a figurative term, but you’re part of a team there. I’d like it if you two…you don’t have to get along, but I think you two…maybe it’s just a matter of…I think…yeah, I think maybe you just both need a nap when I’m done recording this, obviously. I’ll snuggle you. I don’t think I…to be honest, maybe it is my fault; I’ve never…I mean, I have used…I have given you…I’ve brushed you both and I’ve looked at you both in the mirror, but not lately. You’re right; I haven’t looked at you two…all of you in the mirror. I haven’t said ‘ah’ for the pleasure of doing it, for the pleasure of seeing both of you in all of your glory. I haven’t taken the time to say…to wonder are those take…are taste buds visual?
Is that what I’m looking at, taste buds? Then to imagine your upper palate or whatever…I don’t even know what you…to play imagination games with you, pretend we’re exploring. Maybe we’re in a whale. You know I love roleplay of famous characters trapped in whales. That’s my…one of my number-one things. So, I’m…I guess I’m apologizing. Also, if anybody knows what the difference between the roof of your mouth is and your upper palate…just parts of the wonderful things in the great facility I call my mouth. The great…one of the most famous teams known to me; the mouth and…oh, yeah, of course you’re part of the greater head community. Oh boy, and yes, you are unappreciated. Holy…let me validate that because it’s true.
I only need to validate it because it’s true, not because I’m into validating things so that we can move on with the podcast intro. Oh, no. You two and all of you have not been appreciated. Holy moly. Just in a loving way; you’re right, to be noticed, to be seen, to say hey there uvula or whatever, you got…the things I can’t spell within my mouth. Sure, I should open my mouth and ponder if there is a lower palate. I assume there is if there’s an upper one. Yes, I should roll you up and look…oh, boy. Those are things I’m gonna be doing later, but maybe hopefully soon you and my listeners will be…however…every…did you know that the world…I don’t know if it says everybody holds their mouth in a unique way while they sleep, but you know, hopefully this will be slack-jawed in a good way.
Hopefully we’ll be slack-jawed later, maybe drooling. It’d be great. That would really be…you would be working as a team just chilling out. So, all credit…by the way, if you listen to this podcast, two parts of my mouth and the greater head community that just haven’t gotten the attention they deserve…really essential parts; the upper palate, possibly. I assume if it’s what I think it is, it’s a central part of the show and one of the hardest-working muscles and…are you an organ or what? How about we get the tongue and Pluto on the same page and say the tongue is an organ. No, you don’t need that much attention. Well, you’re the hardest-working thing that enables me to communicate in lulling, soothing tones. Okay, I don’t have time…vocal chords, I’m sorry; I can only cover…I can only heal so many…I’ll give you…believe me, I’m gonna gargle.
Holy gargling. The amount of gargling I’m gonna do for all of you. Do you all love gargling? Okay, well, there’s something we can all agree on. Okay, just the exact right amount of salinity, though. Of course. Of course, of course. So, oh, of course we get…we’ll get the perfect temperature that all of you are happy with. I gotta get back to the podcast listeners, though. Well, that took an interesting turn. If you’re new, that’s…kinda happens every intro in a different way. Here’s a little something I like to say, is I might not have made any sense, but…take your mind off whatever was keeping you awake. That’s kinda how the whole podcast works. So, if you’re new, give it a few tries. I really want to help. I’m really glad you’re here, and I work very hard because I yearn and I strive to help you fall asleep, and here’s a couple ways we keep the show going.
Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind racing? Trouble getting to sleep? Trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome. This is Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do it with a bedtime story. Alls you need to do is get in bed, turn out the lights, and press play. I’m gonna do the rest. What I’m going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you could set aside whatever’s keeping you awake, whether it’s thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, things…whatever’s keeping you awake. Could be stuff you’re thinking about, right, like I said. Those are thoughts. It could be something physical you’re feeling or a combination of the two, or it could be all three. It could be emotion…emotional feelings.
I guess there’s physical sensations, there’s feelings, there’s thoughts, and it’s…a lot of times they’re all interrelated. But whatever’s keeping you awake, I’d like to keep you company and take your mind off that. What I’m gonna do is send my voice across the deep, dark night. I’m gonna use lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones, pointless meanders, superfluous tangents, the smoothing and the patting and the rubbing down of a safe place, and patting it. I’m gonna say, what’s…hey, back that truck up; we need some more padding in here. In fact, I’ve been going…this is imaginary, but I’ve been going on a coast-to-coast, pole-to-pole…I’ve been to the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn, and oh boy, circling the Equator and all points in-between in search of more padding. I say, tell me about the foam you have there.
Oh, boy. I say, how much to buy…you know, tell me about this…sponges. Maybe we’ll come back to this because it feels rich. If you’re new, welcome. I’m glad you’re here. This is a podcast to kinda take your mind off of stuff while you fall asleep, to keep you company. It’s a bit inane, I believe, and you might even add an S in there. Some people do when they listen. But if you’re new, here’s a couple things; give the show a few tries. That’s no pressure from my end. You can give it one try if you don’t think it works, or you could give it a few. I want to help you fall asleep, but this doesn’t work for everybody. But most people that it does work for, hundreds of thousands of regular listeners, almost to a T; so, 90%…so they say it took two or three tries to get used to it. Then I said oh, okay, it’s a bit of nonsense.
So, when you’re first listening, your instinct might be to try to figure it out or to pay attention, and you can, but I tend to jump around and go on tangents and wonder about bulk foam and sponges and things like that. Okay, open cell and closed cell; that’ll be good. So, what we’ll do…oh, so if you’re new, yeah, give it a few tries, but don’t try…like, kinda look at the show like you’d look at water flowing by slowly, or listening to the sounds of birds or a fountain. You say hey, it’s not that bad. I don’t know what the birds are saying. That’s what most listeners say at breakfast; they say hey sweetums? Yeah, snookums? What was…so, that Scoots, your pod buddy, was rambling last night. Was he talking about…was he calling dragonflies fly buddies or something? Oh, no, honey.
I think he was talking about that 80’s show Bosom Buddies. But I don’t know; I fell right asleep, kind of, with something close to a smile on my face while you were melodiously snoring next to me, sweetums. Oh, thanks, snookums. Do you want…oh, I hope you have a great day and we go out there in the world and flourish, create the community we want to be or see. Okay, snookums. Oh, by the way, checkout’s at 11:00 AM. Oh, thanks. Thanks for my breakfast. Here’s your tip. Anyway, sorry. That was even a tangent within a tangent. Oh, but if you’re new, yeah…okay, oh, I think I kind of explained that the show doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Structurally what to expect, we start off — you probably heard it — with a few minutes of business.
That’s how we keep the podcast free and of the highest quality for the podcast it is…and we keep it going. So, thank you. When your hand hits the fridge tomorrow, regular listeners will remember that. If you’re new, not important. Then we have an intro, which we’re probably about five minutes into. Intros are around twelve minutes of me explaining what the podcast is 700+ times. I haven’t settled on a certain way that works. I say well, it’s a meandering show within a show, a bit like a monologue, heavy on the log, ideally, to make you sawing logs. Yeah, it’s not very efficient but it actually…in a weird way it is efficient, ‘cause some people use it as they wind down, get ready for bed, get into bed, get their pets or get their pillows settled and their stuffed animal buddies…plush, as some people call it.
Some people are getting…you know, maybe brush your hair, balming, oiling, moisturizing, spritzing, poofing. Whatever you’re doing as they wind down. That’s a lot of listeners. Some listeners…a few listeners skip the intro, some people fall asleep during the intro, and actually, the more and more people I hear from, they say well, I listen to the intro at bedtime and during the day when I need a little break, I need a little relief. I say Scoots, just like Calgon, take me away. So, those are…and there’s no right or wrong way to listen to the show. I mean, it’s a podcast, it comes out twice…Sundays and Wednesdays, and that’s the structure…oh no; that’s part of the structure. That’s the beginning. Then we’ll have…we’ll be covering Doctor Who in a way…I’ll be doing a recap, but it’ll be kinda like…heavy on the nightcap if I can keep using these sleepy puns tonight.
I’ll say mm, what is…what kind of screwdrivers would Doctor Hugh…Doctor Hugh; was there ever…was…did Doctor Who ever have a friend, Doctor Hugh? H-U-E or H-U-G-H. What does Hugh think of Doctor Who? Who Hugh? Said the boo. That was a famous…that was…there was actually a Dr. Seuss-Doctor Who…it was almost created in my mind. It was never actually a crossover series, but…The Doctor and The Doctor, I called it. But then what happened was…as a prop when I was going to imaginarily do this and pitch BBC, I got one of those rubber mallets or whatever and then I just kept saying Doctor Who? Check our patients’ knee reactions, and then I’d imagine the Doctor…one Doctor doing the little rubber hammer to see if my knee would jump, which it did, and then the other Doctor kind of doing the sonic screwdriver.
So, that would be about our coverage of Doctor Who. You’ll recognize it. Maybe it’ll reawaken your love of the Doctor and Rose and Mickey, or maybe it’ll say…you’ll say well, I’d have to check that out. I haven’t checked it out yet. Sounds pretty dreamlike. I would say oh boy, is this Doctor Dream…is Rose’s dream make…look at this; it’s a perfectly comfortable sentence. Rose is dreamy. Mickey’s dreamy. Doctor’s dreamy. The plot lines are usually pretty dreamy. No steamy, though. You say well, I’m not into steam, Scoots. I’d like…I prefer my steam in my…wherever; my shower. I’d say well, they call it dancing on Doctor Who, or kissing. So, don’t worry. You could check…I’m sure there’s tons of good fanfic out there, so you could just check that out after…the Doctor after dark. The Doctor and the Doctor after dark.
I didn’t even write that. The Doctor Who…or the Dr. Seuss fan in my brain said no, Scoots, no. Don’t even say it again; the Doctor and the Doctor after dark. Then I said, they were just looking at the stars. That was it, and saying look at the hue of those stars, Who. Hugh? No, Who. Hugh. Okay, so, that’s the structure of the show. So, that might give you a good idea, that it took me about five minutes just to explain the structure of the show. Then we end with some thank-yous between the intro and the story…TV recap is some business, too. That’s it structurally. As far as listening, you don’t need to listen. This is one of the few podcasts you can listen…you can listen close, if you can’t sleep; believe me. I’m gonna be here to keep you company.
That’s one of my main goals, is for the sliver of people that are stuck, or you wake up lonely. I’m here to keep you…keep talking. I’m here to keep you company. But you also don’t have…that also creates this compact where I’ll be here so you don’t need to listen to me. Maybe that’ll help you rest. You say well, Scoots is gonna be here talking whether I’m listening or not. It’s interesting. I say yep, you got it. This is what I do. So, there’s no pressure to listen, there’s no pressure to fall asleep. That’s also why I’m here about an hour. There’s three…299 other shows waiting to go in the feed…is you fall asleep at your leisure. It might be during the intro. You might need a couple episodes. Maybe you’re out of town or something; on the road. You got some test tomorrow. I’m here, okay? I’m here to help.
I’ve been there, believe me. It’s my honor to help, and like I said, as I’ve started to travel the world within my mind, I was researching and I said well, what if we…can we get this safe place that I’m trying to create…well, would pad…more padding and patting; like, once I get P-A-D-D-I-N-G, then it involves more patting; P-A-T-T-I-N-G, ‘cause I say well, I gotta…you can’t have P-A-D-D-I-N-G without saying okay, let me pat it down. Let me smooth it and pat it, too, and rub it down and say safe place just like BBD would, or B…BBDV…you know, just like that. Or Motown Philly. Anyway, so, yeah. I said okay, what about sponges? Then I said okay, how do you get these sponges? Have these sponges lived a full life? ‘Cause I know they’re not…and they say of course they have, Scoots. I say, sponge baron, are your fingers crossed?
‘Cause I could just go…I don’t…and then I went totally off-topic; I dove in the water. I tried to tell…talk to the sponges and sing them a song and say…and then I said okay, maybe go back to the…then I traveled down around one of those tropics. Then I just lied in the sand for a while and enjoyed that, and put my feet in the water. I said, this is pretty good for this situation, but not helping…patting in a safe place, ‘cause there’s no sand. Can’t have sand in a safe place unless you…we can separately create that for you in a individualized safe place; not a generalized one. Then I said okay, let’s go back. Should we get the foam that’s all chopped up? Should we have some of that? What about a closed cell versus open cell? Gray cell or green? I said, that’s…goes in and out of my head and I sing that, then I say okay…but I said what is the best…what is the natural color of foam?
Then I thought about foam parties which were popular maybe…I don’t know, at dance clubs at some point in history. I never went to one. Then I thought about scented foam. Then I said oh, you know what foam works best for patting and smoothing and rubbing it down is imaginary…the most comfortable foam you can imagine; just right, as our friend Goldilocks once said. This one is just right. Scoots has smoothed it, he’s patted it, he’s rubbed it down. He’s either cooled it or warmed it and he’s welcomed me in. He says hey, you came skeptical. Maybe you’ll leave this time skeptical. Give it a few tries. See if it works for you. Try a couple bowls of oatmeal or whatever it was…porridge. Try to leave as you left it and put them in the sink, GL, or whatever. But other than that, come check it out. See if it works. I’d like to help. That’s it. I’m really appreciative of your time. I’m glad you’re here. I work very hard and I yearn and I strive to help you fall asleep. Thank you so much for coming by, and here’s a few ways we keep the show going.
Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind racing? Trouble getting to sleep? Trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome. This is Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do it with a bedtime story. Alls you need to do is get in bed, turn out the lights, and press play. I’m gonna do the rest. What I’m going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you could set aside whatever’s keeping you awake, whether it’s thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, changes in time or temperature or routine. You might have shifts in the weather, work schedule. Whatever it is, I’m here; I’m gonna…I’m taking this safe place, I’m smoothing it, I’m patting it, I’m rubbing it down. I’m ruffling it, fluffing it, and pulling it taut. Taut…it’s funny; how do you say what does a teacher…what a teacher did today on Long Island?
Taught, you say. What did you do all day? I taught. Sorry, that was just…it just popped in my head when I was thinking, is taut and taught spelled the same way? Then I could hear some of my relatives from Ronkonkoma say…shout-out from them. So, shout-out to Ronkonkoma. So, where was I? Oh, where was I? Oh, I have a safe place. What I’m gonna do is I’m gonna send my voice across the deep, dark night. I’m gonna use lulling, soothing tones, creaky dulcets, pointless meanders, stuff will come up and then I’ll get distracted. Even words like Ronkonkoma; that’s not the most sleep…sleepy word, but it’s not a bad word. It has a nice flowing of syllables. Ronkonkoma. I may not even be saying it right.
But what I’m gonna do is I’m here to keep you company, I’m here to take your mind off of stuff, to distract you from whatever it is that might be keeping you up, to give you a friendly bit of banter to listen to. Now if you’re new, a few things; structurally, the show starts off with a few minutes of business, and that’s how we keep the show free for hundreds of thousands of people. Then we have an intro. The intros are kind of a show within a show. It’s actually a part of the podcast. Sometimes new listeners either…they think it’s something that’s supposed to make sense like a normal intro or that it’s a advertisement or something. No, it’s just your friend…your bore-friend trying to explain what the podcast is, maybe talk about a couple things that were on my mind, and kinda go off-topic a little bit, where I’m supposed to be introducing what it is.
So, it’s…a lot of listeners use it as part of their wind down where they’re getting ready for bed, getting into bed, easing into the experience. For me, I literally have to schedule an hour wind-down, and now…that’s not always enough. So, this is a twelve to fourteen-minute little wind-down. Some people use it…some people fall asleep during it. Like, 2% or 3% of people skip it. A lot of people…more and more people listen to it during the day, either the intro or the podcast itself, to kinda unwind. So, whatever it is, the pod…oh, that’s the intro. So, that’s the intro, then there’s some business and then there’s the story. Tonight it’ll be kind of a guided meditation mixed with a little bit of nostalgia. So, that’s structurally what to expect.
As far as…oh, rules or stuff, here’s a couple things; I’m not gonna make much sense, so kinda easily consume the podcast. I would compare it to chewing oatmeal. You might say oatmeal can’t be chewed. I’d say well, it can be; it’s just not…you could have chewy oatmeal. That’s a different thing. But I’m saying…I think you know what I mean, and if you’re a regular listener, you say oh yeah, listening to Sleep With Me is like chewing oatmeal. That was right. That was Sleep With Me’s catchphrase in 20…for 2019, maybe. It’s like chewing oatmeal. Then most people see…and then also, it’s like feeling dumbfounded ‘cause you say…but you say, I…even though I don’t know what you’re talking about, I know exactly what you’re talking about. So, that’s how much listening you need to do and how much sense-making this show is.
I’d say it’s sensible nonsense, like chewable…and again, I’m not saying chewy oatmeal. Chewy oatmeal is a different story. You’d say, what do you want me to do with this, chew it or mix more milk then heat it back up, or…? You know, how come no one makes…this is just a question that just popped in my head, but so, you have snowballs, right, and you have oatmeal — two things you might think are unrelated — and oatmeal cookies. Then you have oatmeals. Oh, I guess there’s oatcakes. I’ve seen oatcakes before, but I’ve never seen anyone throw an oatmeal ball. Not that it’s a good idea, kids. Don’t do it. I mean, don’t throw it at another person or anything considered private property. Also, ask the internet if birds can eat oatmeal. But maybe throw it at a tree or somewhere where a forest friend could eat it.
‘Cause I was just thinking if I…the times I’ve been in a place that serves large amounts of oatmeal to large amounts of people, it can get into that chewy form factor, which is just ballable material. I mean, obviously not if you’re gonna be shaking hands with business people later. But otherwise, I think you can picture it with me, and let’s do it as a little exercise if you need a little exercise. Take that oatmeal, and it’s just above room temp…above body temperature but not…just one or two degrees above body temperature. Oh, it’s nice in the hands. It is that it’s…there’s nothing leaking out of it. It’s just…it’s in a gelatinous state, but it never gets any credit for being gelatinous. Also, someone remind me in the future that it’s another podcasty word; gelatinous. We’re forming it into a ball.
It does want to be in a ball. It also is somewhat formless. It likes the position it’s in between our palms, our cup…we’re cupping a…you say, what are you…what’s in your hands? Here’s something that only…the only time this was answered was when a teacher probably asked it to me, is what’s in your hands? I’m cupping an oatmeal ball, an oat ball. The teacher said, I’m sorry, what are you doing? I’m cupping oatmeal. Well, it’s not oatmeal anymore; it’s a oat ball because it’s more…never mind. I’ll just go to…I’ll just go talk to Sister…the head of…you know. Yes, I know. But here we are, we’re cupping our oat ball. ‘Cause a oatmeal ball…just like Ronkonkoma has the right amount of syllables, something about oatmeal ball has the wrong amount of syllables.
That would be something you go to dressed in a gown made of oatmeal. I would love to be your date to the Oatmeal Ball. Or if you lived on a oats collective or you live in a culture with a oat-based economy or heavily dependant on oats. You’d say well, yeah, what do you think we have every year? We have the…that’s how we kick off the breakfast season; the Oatmeal Ball. Oh, well, I was picturing something more idyllic where children chasing…chase one another with balls of oats, or of oatmeal, or something that’s made of oats that was once oatmeal. So, basically cooked oats and water, where most of the water’s been absorbed. Some of it may have entered as water vapor into the air. They chase one another around, throwing them.
Not at one another, unless we can determine that there’s a way to do that where it just feels good. It probably would be good for your skin, actually. Now, what am I thinking? If you put on some goggles, maybe this is a new…maybe this could be my spa. Scoots’ Spa. I know I’ve talked about other spa ideas before, and I can’t think of any right now, but this could be another thing. It could be really good. If I had…I guess I’d need more of a spring…spa and natural springs. You’d say oh yeah, you could head down…before you head down to the natural spring, we’ll have a oat ball…oat ball fun. An oat ball toss. Then make sure that you have it within the designated area.
Then even maybe…I guess we’d have to check with the man…our…my other partners in this business to see if that’s a good idea for people covered in oats to get into the hot spring. I would say holy exfoliation when you get in there. I mean, that would be nice. Then you get a loofah or something, you’re rubbing the oats in and then you’re rubbing them off. Also your body is now…a bit like a runner’s high; you’ve been throwing oat balls at one another, so you worked it up. Could be…it could also be…we have rooms for two, if you catch my drift. If you find throwing oats titillating, probably you’re the one for me, I guess. That’s because there’s someone for everyone. We could go to the Oat Ball together. Maybe just a oat-themed weekend. I guess I’ve gone…I’ve lost my oats. So, where was I? So, I was saying you don’t need to listen to this podcast. You don’t need to make any sense of it.
There’s also no pressure to fall asleep. I’m gonna be here for about an hour to keep you company, with a little journey into the past tonight. So, yeah. That’s it. The reason I make the show is ‘cause I’ve been there. If it’s your first few times listening, give the podcast a couple tries. It doesn’t work for everybody. It’s a little bit different, but give it a few tries and see if it does, ‘cause it’s free and it’s here to help, so…and I really, truly believe you deserve a good night’s sleep without the pressure of falling asleep. I think that’s the…kinda what this podcast is about. If it doesn’t work for you, you can e-mail me. I could give you some other options. But I really want to help. I work really hard on this show. I yearn and I strive to help you fall asleep. Thank you so much for coming by, and here’s a couple of ways we keep the show going.
Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind racing? Trouble getting to sleep? Trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome. This is Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do it with a bedtime story. Alls you need to do is get in bed, turn out the lights, and press play. I’m gonna do the rest. What I’m going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you could set aside whatever’s keeping you awake, whether it’s thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, changes in time or temperature, changes in schedule, baffling thing…like, that’s…you always say Scoots, what’s…? I say well, it’s a baff…one of those baffling ones where I say I don’t know what it is. Whatever it is though, I’m here to help. What I’m gonna do…it’s been a few weeks since I said this; I’m gonna welcome you into this safe place.
I’m gonna smooth it, I’m gonna pat it, I’m gonna rub it down, then I’m gonna poof it, then I’m gonna stand back as after it’s reached peak poofing, it settles, you know? That’s always the best; you poof it, you pat it, you mark it with a D for Dearest Scooter, then I let it settle, just you and me. While it settles, I’ll be here also trying to…what was…what’s the word where I try to earn your trust when you do that in a professional setting? It’s a word that’s really hard for me as a dyslexic to spell. I don’t know. I can’t think of it. It means…it’s like the professional side of…where you say hey, how are you doing? Let’s build some small…rapport; that’s it. Thank you. But if you’re new, here’s what I’m gonna do; I’m gonna send my voice across the deep, dark night. I’m gonna use lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones.
Also, if you’re a regular listener, I’m gonna do the same thing; pointless meanders, superfluous tangents, all…oh, metaphors that you’d say, are you sure that’s a metaphor or is that a Freudian…you know, I’m the first…are all…here’s a question, really; are all Freudian slips metaphors? I never even thought of that ‘til just now. I can feel Dr. Freud somewhere nodding knowingly. I’d say, what? No, no, this isn’t about that. Okay, so…but that is a question to get back to. But first, new listeners, welcome. This is Sleep With Me, a podcast that’s here while you fall asleep. I say it’s a podcast to put you to sleep; ideally it will, but it’ll also be here to keep you company as you fall asleep.
Structurally what to expect…there’s a lot of things about the podcast that can throw you off, so I want to get…give you a idea of what to expect. A lot of nonsense, a lot of creaky, dulcet tones and point…and when I say nonsense, I also mean…I think I mean not…it’s nonsensical. The fun kind of nonsense, like when you’re walking around the kitchen banging on a pot with a wooden spoon. You know, the calm, lulling version of that in a diaper, or as I like to call it, the weekend. Now I can’t get that…my own image of myself out of there. Then I’ll play with some Transformers and some Legos and car…I like to play with all my toys together. Then I’ll go back to doing something else. Oh, but here…right now I’m trying to…oh, well, I was explaining what kind of nonsense to expect, I think. There you go. But oh, this podcast is nonsensical and it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense if you’re new.
So, structurally, it starts off with business. That’s how we keep the show going and free. I think we’re in our sixth year of making this show, or…2013…yeah, something like that. So, that’s how we do that. Then there’s an intro which we’re more than a few minutes into. The intro’s a part of the show…and I’m not humble-bragging here to say it’s a pretty beloved part of the show for regular listeners. For new listeners, it can throw you off. It’s like a thirteen or fourteen-minute attempted…and I mean that in bold, italices, and underlined, and even strike through it and highlight it, because it’s an attempt where I say here’s what the podcast kinda is and does, but it really…it’s hard for me to explain, just like it’s hard for…if you ever asked a kid walking around the kitchen…even if you’re just in your pajamas, you know, banging on a pot and wearing a pot as a cap, how come that’s so fun?
Or how come you only do this once every thirty-six months? Well, there’s some kids that do it every day. Some adults, too. But you’d say, I don’t know. It just feels good. It feels good to…and here, maybe that’s a new therapy we could come up with. It’s a free therapy; you could practice it any time you want. Go around probably when you’re on your own or if you’re in a relationship or a family situation, do it as a companionship or a group activity. Let’s get that…let’s bring that back; banging pots. It’s not for toddlers anymore. If I had a…if I could run a national ad campaign, maybe that’s what I’d say. Banging pots…musically, not banging them around like I told you I was wild about wild rice. Like, that kind of pot-banging. Anyway, I think I lost myself there. So…oh, structurally.
So, the intro is a long, drawn-out, but friendly, somewhat fun beginning of the podcast. Some listeners skip it, maybe 2% or 3% of listeners. They skip ahead to the story, about eighteen minutes in. A lot of listeners use it as part of their wind-down routine where they’re getting ready for bed, where they’re getting settled in for bed, right? They’ve done the poofing and now they’re doing the settling portion. They’re landing the old dream plane or taking off the dream plane and settling into auto-cloudy mode where you rest on a sleepy cloud, or…what was the other thing? Oh, or some listeners fall asleep during the intro. So, that’s the intro, then there will be a story. It’ll be…tonight it’ll be our episodically modular series Big Farm in the Sky PI, Season 2, though you could miss Season 1 and not miss anything.
There’s some business between the intro and the story portion, then at the end of the show there’s some thank-yous. That’s structurally what to expect. The other things you need to know if you’re new; you don’t need to listen to me. You could listen to me at any level you wish, or you could…we’ve gone through this before. I’m the kind of person totally comfortable with you just…you say uh-huh, uh-uh, well huh, okay. Uh-huh. Go ahead, Scoots. You were talking about landing your runway of dreams, huh? Uh-huh. Oh, yeah. Like, you could do that if you want, or…banging a pot, huh? That’s a good thing to fall…that’s the kind of thing I would fall asleep saying, or if you go to tuck a kid in and you say goodnight, sweety-poo.
Even though they’re already asleep, you tuck them in one last time and they say yeah, huh-uh…banging a pot. Maybe you could do that uh-huh, oh, wow, banging a pot, huh? Yeah, huh; banging a pot. There’s a gummy bear there and I’m…an apron. Okay, great. That’s terrific. So proud of you. Uh-huh, with…what…it’s a jelly spoon, not a…jelly spoon. Oh, you took a spoon…no, no…is…the gummy bear…name’s Frenchy. Okay. Say okay, great. But actually, Scoots is in the middle of explaining a podcast to the new people. Oh, okay. So, I’m back. I already forgot the other stuff I was gonna talk about in the beginning. I think it had to do with a hip-hop song from my childhood, anyway. But so, where was I? Okay, so this…that’s the structure of the show. Oh, you don’t need to listen to me.
That was the thing, and there’s no pressure to fall asleep. The reason the shows are just over an hour, most of them, is so you have plenty of room to fall asleep. You can queue up 299 other episodes after this if you need them, and I’ll be…’cause I want…there’s no pressure to fall asleep. I’m gonna be here. I’m gonna be here ‘til the end. I make this show just as much to put you to sleep as I do to keep you company and be a voice of companionship to those that aren’t gonna sleep, that can’t fall asleep; whatever the situation is. So, I’m here to help. I’m here to be your bore-bae. You know, and my favorite bae is Paul Bae, of course, of The Big Loop and the tapes that you heard about and the Pacific Northwest…The Obsidian Tapes, I think they…they’ve been referred to by me only. So, yeah.
I’m here to be your bore-bae, your bore-cuz, your bore-sib, your bore-bestie, and help; help you fall asleep. I think that’s it. I was talking about something though, at the beginning of the show. I know I was talking about poofing and puffing, then I thought…oh, then banging pots and pans. I just said pots, though. I totally skipped out on pans. So, if you were gonna do it as a family activity or…I guess you could do it as a romantic activity or, you know, we’re really talking about romance. You could do it as a pre or post-romantic activity. You just have…’cause it would be…if you got two adults or a teen…and holy moly, and only one person’s banging a pot around, usually it’s some sort of loving, testing activity. But I think that could be a new thing.
You say well, it’s time to…everybody…wasn’t that…like, that song was about everybody bang pots tonight. It was a song…I think they originally…was Wang Chung, but then they changed it to bang pots tonight and have fun tonight. That was the main thing. Also wear a apron while you do it, maybe, or a Halloween costume. Yeah, I think I…I thought I interviewed someone in the middle of that, too. Oh, it was a kid that…that kid was asleep that I had put to sleep earlier within me. Let’s just check in with them. Let me ask them; so, I don’t know if you’re still asleep. Have you heard of Sleep With Me podcast? That’s the one with the…is that the cricket…cricket…cricket…crickerooter? Yeah, that’s the one. It’s a podcast…it’s got a super-long intro. Do you sleep during the intro? Do you skip it or do you listen to it?
Or do you listen to it to the day for comfort? It’s like construction paper and it’s in…the tissue paper is inside of it. Oh, yep. So, what’s your favorite thing about Sleep With Me podcast in general? Or are you even a Sleep With Me podcast listener? It was in…it’s a pencil sharpener. Is it…oh, what’d…what were you laughing about? The part where I said are you a Sleep With Me listener? Oh, ‘cause you knew I…you were. It was Cardi B…and then it was Lynn in…balloons. Okay, great. That was great talking to you. I’m glad you’re asleep, ‘cause that’s…it’s a podcast, actually, to put people to sleep. They do it with a bedtime story. I don’t know; did you get a bedtime story? You gotta get back ‘cause…oh, my…am I running this segment into the ground?
Take…you a pillow and you push, push, push…whoosh, whoosh, whoosh…and saying oh, it’s nice; goodnight. Then you put your head…and settles…okay, terrific. Thanks for coming on. So, that’s just…that’s not…I don’t know if that’s ever happened before. I think I’ve talked to cats before and I know there was one episode where I put myself to sleep, but that was some sort of…they say…you know, if you have a super-collider, get in touch with me ‘cause I was just over there in one of the other string dimensions talking to that kid. But here’s the thing; the podcast is goofy, it’s a little bit different. Oh, there was a new thing I did want to mention. This might not be the first time you’re hearing this, but this is the first time I’m recording it.
If you don’t like the podcast, like you…most people…every…well, almost every person that’s reviewed it said give it two or three tries. So, if I could ask…if you’re gonna try to fall asleep, give it two or three tries. But if you have or you’re just having a gut reaction where you say, I don’t know…I still want to help you sleep, so I have a new link; sleepwithmepodcast.com/nothankyou. You could go there and I’ll have some resources there ‘cause I always say e-mail me, but that’s kind of a lot of work. Sleepwithmepodcast.com/nothankyou. You could check that out, and then I’ll have some other options for you to fall asleep, or stuff I’ve tried. Yeah, so, I appreciate you coming by and giving this show a shot. If you’re a regular listener, thanks for coming back. Good to see you. How about that kid?
Sometimes I hope that’s what you’re listening like, like hanging in a kitchen, banging a silent pot with a gummy bear. That’s what I really wish for you. Then during the day you could be flourishing, ‘cause I truly do believe you do deserve a good night’s sleep. I’m honored to be of service and to help if I can, ‘cause that’s the kind of life I want for you, one where you’re rested, you’re doing well, or doing…where you can actually say to yourself, we’re doing the best we can here. Good job. You’re treating yourself and others and you’re treated with dignity and respect. So, dream a little dream. But that’s what I’d really…like, that’s why I work hard on this show. I strive and I yearn to help you fall asleep, and thank you again for coming by. Here’s a couple ways we keep this show going.
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- The Greater Head Community
- Hugh or Hue?
- Peak Poofing
- Michael Bublé
- Bosom Buddies
- Bell Biv Devoe
Notable Talking Points:
- Let’s get the tongue and Pluto on the same page
- Throwin’ Oat Balls
- Landing the old dream plane