Bob and Chez Show

The Bob & Chez Show Presented By 8/30/16

Bob and Chez
Written by Bob and Chez

RELM_buttonThe Waco Kid: Farewell Gene Wilder; Anthony Weiner Caught Sexting Again; Huma Abedin Announces Separation; Trump Accuses Hillary of Violating National Security; Operation Taco Bowl; Willy Wonka, Blazing Saddles and the End of Satire; Trump Misspells Judgment; The Angry Left; and more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, Harry's Razors, the Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.


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  • Jeremy Grunloh

    I can’t believe you guys are tossing around the term “social justice warrior”. “SJW” is the new “Politically Correct”; a snarl-word to pathologize empathy. Really disappointing.

  • Gussie Jives

    **sigh**Yes guys, it’s the SJWs keeping movies like Blazing Saddles from being made today. Not like any of us in favour of trigger warnings grew up with that movie or Young Frankenstein or more biting Britcoms like The Young Ones and Blackadder. We’re all humourless pantywastes too scared to come out of our safe spaces.

    Get off the stereotype, guys, it doesn’t fit.

  • leemoder

    Gotta admit…even as a child, I couldn’t stand Willy Wonka. The tale of a serial child murderer grooming his successor; and the town he holds in terror gleefully sending him candidates for the job. The story needed a Spencer Tracy in “Bad Day at Black Rock” character.

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    Great show fellas. Thanx for the heartfelt goodbye to Gene Wilder. As for the scene in blackface in Silver Streak, you’d think people seeing it would notice that Richard Pryor is IN the scene too, so…………

  • muselet

    Harry Shearer has adopted New Orleans as his second hometown, and has talked occasionally about the slow process of revival on his weekly radio show/podcast, Le Show. His insights into the city and its people are never less than fascinating, although he does get pedantic about Katrina and the damage to New Orleans. If he’s right, and I have no reason to doubt him, the people of the city will be fine, eventually. They always are.

    Anthony Weiner is clearly a colossal nitwit. On the one hand, the first time he shared pictures of his privates, Huma Abedin should have kicked his goolies through the roof of his mouth, just before serving him with divorce papers. On the other hand, this is nobody’s business but theirs, even if she is a trusted aide to Hillary Clinton.

    Donald Trump is a waste of carbon. The country and its security were not greatly compromised by either Anthony Weiner or pics of his wiener. Trump is just making noise.

    “So he didn’t stand. So what?” Fair question, Chez.

    Trump questioning anyone else’s brainpower or judgment is funny, in a horrific sort of way.

    Jill Stein is the sort of candidate one gets when ideological purity is more important than anything else.

    That may be my favorite Gene Wilder scene (either that or the blue blanky scene, also from The Producers).

    Ken Levine asked a friend, Tom Straw, to share some memories of Gene Wilder. It’s a graceful eulogy to someone who called Wilder a friend. My favorite part comes at the end (you should read the whole thing, of course). Wilder fell ill several years ago, and Mel Brooks and Charles Grodin spent endless hours with him:

    Of course, they did it for Gene Wilder, who was a mensch. From the day we met 17 years ago he was always a joy. Honest, brave, caring, smart, talented… and so damned funny. I remember once we took a break from that screenplay and were having lunch in his kitchen. From the basement, Karen called out there was a dead mouse. He paused and gave me that signature Gene look. I said, “It’s your house, buddy.” Resigned, he got up and went to the basement. One minute later—perfect, perfect timing—I hear him at the top of his lungs, “Live! Liiiiiive!”

    The world got a bit less funny this week. Dammit.

    “Operation Taco Bowl.” Classy.

    Conservatives simply don’t understand humor. Never have, never will. The same goes for True Believers of all stripes.

    Bob, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it yet again: Islam does not require women to wear burqas or the hijab or any other specific garment(s), full stop. Some (many) cultures which have adopted Islam have overlaid the religious requirement that women dress modestly with a cultural requirement (their own or one imported by those who brought Islam to those countries) that women wear the equivalent of a potato sack. (Also, France has done a crap job of integrating Muslim immigrants into French society, so flipping out over a baby-steps move toward integration on the part of those Muslims smacks of bullying. If the French want to guarantee more anger and resentment, they’ve found a good—for which, read unimaginably stupid—method.)

    All that said, of course the burqa is inherently demeaning to both women (who are required to wear the thing) and men (who are felt to be incapable of controlling their libidos). Let’s just be clear why the burqa exists (thank you, Saudi Arabia).

    Matthew Yglesias took the whole Hillary Clinton is surrounded by scandal! idea apart piece by piece, and will be enthusiastically ignored for his troubles. I do wish people would pay more attention to Yglesias and less to Glenn Greenwald and the editorial board of the New York Times.


    • Aynwrong

      I’m just glad we’re no longer living in the dark age known as the Bush Administration when the Dixie Chicks were practically chased out of the country by Fox News and their mob of brainless meatheads.

  • Re: liberals and Islamic oppression, yeah, there’s a complete double standard (sometimes defended using silly reasons) about what things you can condemn wholesale based on a bad part. For example, the loud defense of sitting down for the national anthem because the (unsung) third verse seems to condone slavery (and Francis Scott Key was definitely in favor of white supremacy), so one can make blanket condemnations of America. Or dick picks and “men” in general. I mean, we can go that route, but then the Islam stuff seems like really weird special pleading.

  • katanahamon

    Umm..can’t play the episode, and sometimes the site won’t come says my “ip has been blacklisted”…was I naughty?

    • Aynwrong

      Try looking up Bob & Chez show on the Facebook page. That’s I get around it when the page stops showing the most recent posts.

  • Aynwrong

    No mention of Paul You can’t prove I’m a racist! LePage? Yeah I guess there really is enough crazy currently running through our politics right now that it’s easy to skip over it.

    I have only a vague memory of watching Silver Streak when I was a very young kid. And even then I knew that the intent of this was not to convey bigotry but to mock it and de-legitimize it.

    Without Blazing Saddlee we would not have what may very well be the perfect way to mock and describe so much of what takes place in the Right Wing and the GOP today. “Authentic Frontier Gibberish.”

    Good for Huma Abedin. What choice did she have? If Anthony Weiner has any concern for his child at all he’ll disappear from public life completely and get the help he clearly needs.