Kicking it with Rebecca Corry.
Kicking it with Rebecca Corry.
I’m first ! high five ! cant wait to listen! thought pat would have been on this one
A friend I had in high school who was a little person told me that their community equates the word “midget” to the N-word.
Just to be clear, I wasn’t offended. I know it’s a comedy podcast. The exchange just reminded me of him telling me that. Fine episode BTW.
First time in a long time I had to turn off an episode of Never Not Funny. I get that it’s comedy (I laugh every damn time Jimmy makes a ‘Never Forget’ joke), but ugh. I couldn’t handle the ‘midget’ talk.
Equating “midget” with the n word or even the f word is just absurd.
Was the man Rebecca had sex with Fred Durst? I think we know he did it all for the “noogie”!
And for the Danielle t-shirt, what about “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” as the slogan?
Never have turned off an episode before now. The endless mean crap about midgets just went on and on. I know it’s Pardo’s act to be the asshole with the heart of gold and it’s funny because deep down I know (or at least he has always made me think ) he really isn’t a jerk. Besides, most of his really mean stuff is directed at himself. I had to turn it off this time because, for the first time, I found myself thinking that maybe Jimmy really is just an asshole. If that’s the case, then I might as well be listening to Andrew Dice Clay and there’s no way I’m doing that.
I can deal with the midget talk, but I turned this episode off after Jimmy kept saying Def Leppard instead of Hearing-Impaired Leppard.
Jimmy, I’m so surprised you haven’t seen Company before. As you know, it’s a really great show. You might want to check out the DVD of the 2006 Broadway revival of Company staring Raúl Esparza. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/shows/company/index.html
Great episode, by the way
Sounds like it’s Greg Fitzsimmons all over again. Whatever, it was funny.
Also, XD @ Hearing-Impaired Leppard.
I absolutely LOVED this episode with Rebecca. I laughed out loud several times and the whole crew seemed 1000% on their game. Awesome season so far.
I also had to turn off the episode. If anyone can explain how most of that … material about little people was funny, without resorting to some inherent property of little people that makes them worthy of mockery just for being who they are, I’d like to hear it.
It all just had an incredibly gross veneer of “they’re not in the room, and we can’t help but point out all the ways that they’re deficient or creep us out”. Swap in almost any other minority group, and I think Pardo and Co. would (rightfully) have been going “whoa, whoa, this is actually heading into territory that isn’t funny, let’s talk about something else”.
I found this no different from when Jimmy calls Asians “sneaky” or Mexicans “illegals.” That is, tongue in cheek, not serious, and FUNNY.
I love how no one has yet complained that Jimmy said he would have personally killed Jesus lol
Who cares about the Little People talk….didn’t you hear Rebecca say “your penis has been in my mouth?” Talk about beating off to audio!
Just so we are clear about you people who were so offended. You can listen to weeks, months, and years of a program make fun of a terrorist attack that took lives. But you draw the line at midget talk? For the record, you can make fun of dead people, black people, religion, asians, gays, and personally killing jesus. But whatever you do Never Not Funny, don’t make fun of midgets!
As one of the three black listeners who laugh hard at Jimmy’s “By that do you mean blacks” jokes, I suggest you people offended unsubscribe then promptly kill yourselves. You paid to listen to the wrong program.
Loved it, loved everything about it.
For those that were offended and turned off, you may have missed Mr. Pardo clarify that he and Rebecca feels that they are able to make these jokes as people make similar jokes towards them. In fact, Mr. Pardo regularly yelled at Matt when he made some jokes of his own, as he’s a Tall-ie.
If you still legitimately got offended, I suppose you have that right, but I agree with Bobby on the hypocrisy.
Also, Peter Dinklage>Warwick Davis and I AM a ‘Star Wars’ nerd. Being as good of an actor as Dinklage is trumps being the perfect size for an Ewok suit.
Everybody who was “offended” by the midget talk should read comment number 20 by Bobby. He put it as well as anybody could. Although, I do disagree that you should unsubscribe before killing yourselves. I mean you’ve already paid for the season and you’re not getting a refund. So just kill yourselves. The end.
Turn it off!!!! I turned it up!!!! Great episode. I give Rebecca 10 out of 10 noogies. Also… my guess for who Gene Simmons visited on the first floor… Jillian Barberie!
I just think Rebecca came off as a jerk, as do the listeners who are telling people to kill themselves. That’s 8th-grade hogwash.
Don’t unsubscribe. Resubscribe, don’t listen. I’m biased.
We need us some 3rd chair to lift everyone back up!
I like to laugh.
OK, boys and girls… if you clap REAL HARD to show that you DO believe in fairies, Pat Francis will come back! Come on…. CLAP!!!!! Clap everyone!!!!
Why am I suddenly itchy?
Speaking of itchy… (how’s that for a segue) the Gene Simmons story really shows how stupid people can get in the presence of fame. My lovely wife and I both wonder who in the hell would let Gene’s ugly puss get near their, uh, puss. :: shudder ::
Well, it’s not his face that gets that close. :^P
Now, my question is, do you believe in their review of his… activity? I mean, if you let him do that, would you tell people if it was horrible?
Great episode. If you were that offended by anything that was said, you’re probably listening to the wrong podcast.
Maybe I am listening to the wrong podcast. It certainly wasn’t the podcast I’ve been listening to for the last two years and evangelized about to anyone who’ll listen. This episode was just mean and asshole-y. It was as funny as listening to a bunch of school children taunt some kid for having braces or wearing glasses. Apparently, to some around here that and “go kill yourself” is the height of wit. Maybe that’s Pardo’s audience after all.
I’m amazed by the negative comments. I found this episode as funny, even funnier, than most. For someone who Jimmy had either just met, or only met recently (? not sure?) I thought Rebecca fit in very well. I was impressed that, as much of an activist against animal cruelty that she is (God bless her) that she could still laugh at a joke about it. We all know people who can’t do that. It’s humor. And she’s funny. And so is Jimmy. Great episode guys. I listened to audio the first go around, gonna go watch the video while I work so I can check the status of Dan’s haircut AND shorts. Keep up the great work, Jimmy, et al.
I know it was all “for humor” (and I usually find Jimmy’s 9/11 and race jokes funny) but the midget stuff didn’t make me laugh, it just made me uncomfortable.
Loved the episode, I think it’s funny that midget talk is getting more flack than I’d kill jesus talk.
All that midget talk and not a single Billy Barty reference. What a wasted opportunity.
Fantastic episode! Keep up the great work fellas. On a side note, I really loved when Jimmy
was talking about the little people during the filming of the Wizard of Oz a few years back. Where they were banging around between takes. Rebecca was a great guest, too!
I didn’t turn it off, and I wasn’t necessarily offended, but it wasn’t funny. I know they were all kidding, but the premise seemed to be “Little people are little,” repeated over and over. Also, the logic of “I can make fun of short people because I hate it when people make fun of me for being short” makes absolutely no sense. You can make fun of any group in a way that they will actually find funny because they identify with it, but I doubt any little people (and if that’s what they want to be called, that’s what I’m calling them, because what the hell do I care?) were like “Rebecca’s right! That’s so funny! Our fingers and eyes ARE screwed up! Ha ha, I make everyone uncomfortable!”
Whatever, there have been plenty of great episodes this season, and I look forward to the next week’s.
Hopefully Jimmy doesn’t hear his “annoying emailer” voice in his head if he reads these
loved it. hilarious even the midget stuff. if you listened to the whole thing she qualified her comments. anyone who shut it off or was made uncomfortable needs to take a deep breath and relax
I don’t know where you all are from, but I can’t help thinking that this whole discussion is just typical American hysteria. I was not a second uncomfortable or offended in this episode, I thought it was one of the funniest episodes since the last appearance of PFT. Really, if you are offended by midget jokes, you haven’t seen much..
I can’t believe any of you are complaining about the midget stuff. Just go die alone, ASAP.
And Pat is the only one trying to guess who the TV host in the Gene Simmons story was? BTW, I think he’s right. Jillian Barberie was hosting Ex-treme Dating in 2002.
Ok, all the “go die” stuff, is going a little far. Some people find it funny, others don’t. To each their own.
But to everyone who is saying that its ok to laugh at the race or 9/11 jokes that Jimmy makes, but draw the line at little people jokes, you’re just being hypocritical. If you’re going to be politically correct on one thing, then you have to hate all of it!
As for me, I saw it for what it was, humor. I laughed a lot at the whole episode (I laughed so hard I started crying when Rebecca said “treated like a two dollar hooker”), mainly because I think the world is a little to over sensitive to words, and people need to just stop nit picking over words. If people start hearing the inflection and intended meaning, you’ll understand no harm was meant. You can typically tell when someone is using a word in a derogatory manner, so in those cases, act accordingly.
My question (and I’ve been listening for a couple of years now) is WHAT race jokes? I’ve heard him skirt the issue. In the very early going maybe he’d dance right up to and maybe just a little over that line, but he’d come back just as quickly all the while turning the fact that he’d possibly been offensive into a joke itself. And I’ve never heard him make fun of the victims of 9/11. To me all the “Never Forget” stuff was more joking about the mythologizing and appropriating of tragedy for political and self-aggrandizing ends.
I’ve never ever heard him go on for 40 minutes of nastiness towards blacks or gays. He’s never based the majority of an episode on how repellent he finds someone with a different skin color/physical make up or sexual orientation before. But this time, that’s exactly what happened. And you know, I wasn’t even really offended. Mostly I was bored and maybe a little depressed by the smallness and meanness on display.
I’ve read the other comments and I’m really surprised at the negativity. I only started subscribing at Season 8, but it doesn’t appear to me that any subject is taboo. And it shouldn’t be. I love this episode! Rebecca was so funny and you must have her back soon! Thank you Jimmy, Matt, Dan, and Elliot for entertaining us!
I will also say I cracked up at the mental picture of little people getting on their high horses, even before Matt pointed it out.
I love this podcast, love everything about it…but all the “midget” talk this week failed the funny test for me. I don’t mind being offended if there is a comic payoff, but in this case I couldn’t find the funny through all the meanness.
Midget jokes aren’t necessarily off-limits or taboo, but it’s a difficult line to walk. Mean-spirited, mocking, unfunny jokes are just not what I expect from NNF, and that’s mostly what we got from Rebecca.
Jimmy’s midget bit on “Pompous Clown” and Patton Oswalt’s “Facts About Midgets” are funny, playful, and silly. Rebecca being disgusted by their faces and hands isn’t even a joke, it just makes her look like an asshole.
Killing Jesus is silly, and playing off of stereotypes is funny. I think the difference is that Rebecca talked about little people as if they’re not human and gross, and she meant it. I’m over it, but it was uncomfortable.
Hey Everybody! Who gives a shit!
Is it ironic that people complaining about the midget talk has resulted in one of the longest comment threads?
WE give a shit. A lot of people (like me) really love this podcast. To listen to it take a path that we find so unpleasant is dismaying.
Do everyone a favor, keep paying, stop listening.
I wasn’t offended, just didn’t find it very funny.
Wouldn’t have happened if Pat was on.
So Patrick Owen, let’s do the math. You said you’ve listened to the podcast for two years, with 26 episodes a season, 2 seasons a year, that gets you to 104 regular episodes over a two year period. Let’s throw in some of the bonus episodes and just round up to 120 episodes over that time, at an hour and a half a pop, that’s 180 hours of entertainment. 180 hours is 10,800 minutes, You were offended by 40 of those, or 0.3% of the total time.
Now, you certainly have a right to voice your displeasure and I’m sure Mr. Pardo and the whole crew never meant for you to be offended. But to claim the show is “taking a path” seems a little premature and overly dramatic.
One of the best episodes in the four seasons I’ve been listening. Furiously funny from beginning to end.
Strong differing opinions about this episode. Human condition — love it!
1.) Does nobody think from Rebecca’s response to the guess of Chelsea Handler that it was, in fact, Chelsea? She was on a show called Women Behaving Badly during 2002.
2.) What’s a “stopdown” (the thing during which the Gene Simmons incident occurred)????
There were funny bits, but i listened with mild distaste, because i’m not short maybe (above 5’5 anyway).
In response to Sean Raines, if you empathized a a little bit he clearly just means this episode.
I’ve been a devoted listener to NNF since the beginning, and this was easily one of the funniest episodes. I didn’t see the season of Last Comic Standing that Rebecca was on, and have never heard of her comedy. But, she was absolutely hilarious and the story she told about the midget at the show taping was probably the Funniest Story Ever Told on NNF.
Now, I will admit to being a little uncomfortable (NOT offended) with the midget talk for one specific reason. When my wife was pregnant with my now 2-year-old daughter, we had an ultrasound scare. For about 10 days, we thought that she was going to have some form of dwarfism. She doesn’t (and is actually very tall for her age), but we were forced to think about how she was going to fare in life. The midget talk made me reflect on how difficult my daughter’s life could have been. She’s the love of my life, and thinking about her being rejected so much made me kind of sad. I don’t think it would have made me even a little uncomfortable if that weren’t the case.
But, I don’t ANYTHING is off limits when it comes to comedy. As previous comments have said, if you do think there are topics that are off limits in comedy, how do you listen to NNF?
Jimmy and Matt: Keep up the great work and thanks for continuing to find new great guests.
I’m 4 foot 7 and gay. I wasn’t really offended when they said faggot and I didn’t really care about this either. You don’t really need to take offense for people like me if we aren’t even offended.
Ultimately for me, the episode wasn’t a slam dunk, that’s all.
Had a fantastic time last night at the Mayne Stage (er, “Mayan”)!! I was far back on the side that wasn’t laughing enough (stage right), though my fiancee and I were definitely doing our parts! We were sort of behind a pillar, though, so the laughs may have been bouncing away from you. Toomey and Telfer were great, too. (Remember Toomey & Telfer? GREAT early vaudevile act; they invented the “jog-out.”)
Also, put me down in the “was not offended” column for this episode. Onward to 906!
Patrick’s defense of Jimmy’s “Never Forget” bit is excellent. (Comment #44). I’ve always been in on the joke, but could never put a finger on ‘why’ I was in on the joke. Mr Owens explains it in a way that makes absolute sense. At least to me. Well done, Mr Owens.
Yes, the 1st half of 905 is a bit ‘one-note’ with all the midget talk. (I turned it off when my work day was complete, thinking it was going to be one of my least favorite episodes ever.) But the 2nd half is hysterical. Laughed out loud a few times. And the big surprise is that it’s one of Matt’s funniest episodes ever. (Dude was on fire!) Rebecca fit right in too. Very funny lady. Can’t wait to hear another episode with her.
You’re the only podcast I pay for, and for good reason. You bring the funny! Thanks, guys!
I know I’m late to the comment party but the only really odd thing about Ms, Corry’s bit is that it was just that a “bit”. A very well packaged and committed “bit”. Typically Jimmy and Co. don’t go in that direction. I can understand not appreciating the joke but I’m stunned that any avid listener of NNF would be so humorless as to be offended. I personally found myself simultaneously wincing and laughing out loud. I loved it and think that is what great comedy is meant to do. I for one will be checking to see if Ms. Corry will be coming to my town so I can laugh a lot and hate myself for it. I can’t wait!
Interesting – black listener #2 here – I’m with Bobby – this podcast, and comedians in general – find very little ‘off-limits’. If you’ve ever been to a comedy club or listened to some other comedy podcasts you’ve probably heard material 120 times worse than what was essentially just someones opinion. This is all in good fun – comedians aren’t politicians – they’re supposed to poke fun at any and EVERYTHING just for the laugh…that’s the craft. I’m never sure if the responses are coming from people whom just “feel” like they should take offense on behalf of others or whom are actually height challenged?
I’m often annoyed when people are “offended” on my behalf at a black joke – we’re all people – show me a person that has never had a laugh at someones expense and I’ll show you a stone cold liar. Lighten up internet – for all you know little people would find this conversation hilarious.
The only thing that has offended me in the entirety of this podcast is when Jimmy decided to ban the word faggot. I’m sorry, but why can’t they use they word but can make fun of races or groups of people. That’s what offends me.
Great podcast! Great episode!
Brad, you were the 70th comment, My brotha that is a NNF faux pas.
Catching up on this season so I’m way late to this party, but I just discovered that Google’s prompt when you search her name is “Rebecca Corry warmup 2002″, so it’s good to see that everyone was trying to figure out the identity of the woman from the Gene Simmons story.
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