The "Imus in the Morning Newshour" is premiering at 5 AM on Monday; you should check it out; it will be awesome.
Speaking of which, today I want to talk about one of my favorite aspects of the program. It's not something that people discuss that often, but I'm hoping that maybe you like it too.
I love the Imus-McCord relationship. I don’t know why, but I do. I love it when the I-Man interrupts Jack Jacobs in the middle of an interview, just to tell him that Charles’ favorite word is “pusillanimous.” I love it when they share random inside jokes from 1978 that are understood by maybe four people on the planet.
I like it when they talk about their hourly phone calls. Sometimes on the air, Imus will tell a seven-minute long story that goes something like this: “Well, last night I called Charles. So we started watching C-SPAN together, and then I said, 'Do you want to watch Fox? Shepard Smith is on.' And then Charles said, ‘OK.’ And then I ate a pretzel.” And that’s the ENTIRE STORY. Yet I love that. It’s hilarious, and it’s kind of endearing.
Smetimes I'll talk to one of my best friends about the program, and one day, after I shared the above, she told me: "You know what? I hope that we have that relationship in 36 years." And so do I - minus the drugs, firings, marrying of siblings, etc.
Surely I'm not the only weird one who loves this...am I?