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Friday, June 06, 2014

Deadspin: Mark Teixeira’s Fake Talk Show Is Actually Pretty Funny

I had no idea that Mark Teixeira has a fake talk show, which comes off as some kind of cross between Between Two Ferns and The Chris Farley Show, and I am upset about that because Foul Territory with Mark Teixeira is pretty funny. This is a surprising development, as I always just assumed that Mark Teixeira had the personality of a lukewarm glass of milk.

Rickey! is just here so he don't get fined Posted: June 06, 2014 at 09:29 AM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: douchebag, interviews, putative humor, yankees

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   1. Rickey! is just here so he don't get fined Posted: June 06, 2014 at 10:48 AM (#4720315)
Actually funny.
   2. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: June 06, 2014 at 12:07 PM (#4720371)
That's actually brilliant. Much better than I would have expected.
   3. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: June 06, 2014 at 12:39 PM (#4720399)
Same here, even though I've always assumed that the side of players we see in post-game interviews doesn't have much relation to reality. The pablum they give out to the media is mostly just business.
   4. rr Posted: June 06, 2014 at 01:03 PM (#4720428)
Not bad. Teixeira is not as famous as jocks who host SNL, but based on this, I think he could do a pretty good job if they brought him on. I remember when Peyton Manning hosted SNL a few years back (I don't watch it) a couple of people telling me, "Manning was actually funny." I have since watched a couple of the sketches on-line, and Manning was in fact good.
   5. Joey B. Posted: June 06, 2014 at 01:12 PM (#4720429)
"BOOOOOOO!"

-Every Baltimore Orioles fan
   6. winnipegwhip Posted: June 06, 2014 at 01:48 PM (#4720460)
Reminds me of "Money Talks" with Brian Johns from SCTV. Very funny.
   7. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: June 06, 2014 at 01:57 PM (#4720466)
The Manning united way sketch is great.
   8. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 06, 2014 at 05:45 PM (#4720648)
That Twitter/Facebook gag: I laughed.

Also, I still want to see a picture of Teixeira standing next to Rachel Maddow.
   9. Oscar.Gambles.Hair Posted: June 06, 2014 at 07:23 PM (#4720711)
#6

The Brian Johns sketches were brilliant. The cougar and her kept stud, Eugene Levy played it beautifully clueless.

It's right up there with Mel's Rockpile as Levy's best.
   10. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: June 06, 2014 at 08:07 PM (#4720732)
Funniest Yankee since Yogi?
   11. simon bedford Posted: June 06, 2014 at 08:23 PM (#4720737)
levys best was bobby bitman esecialy in "maudlins 11"
   12. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 06, 2014 at 08:34 PM (#4720742)
I always preferred Andrea Martin in "Prickly Heat"
   13. simon bedford Posted: June 06, 2014 at 08:42 PM (#4720745)
she was at her best in "scenes from an idiots marriage" the bergman film with martin short as jerry lewis
   14. Ray (RDP) Posted: June 06, 2014 at 11:49 PM (#4720823)
Also, I still want to see a picture of Teixeira standing next to Rachel Maddow.


Nah, Teixeira is a dead ringer for Joe DiMaggio. I'm sort of surprised nobody else sees the resemblance.
   15. PreservedFish Posted: June 06, 2014 at 11:54 PM (#4720826)
Also, I still want to see a picture of Teixeira standing next to Rachel Maddow.


I read this comparison on this website maybe 5 years ago and I still cannot unsee it.
   16. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: June 07, 2014 at 12:10 AM (#4720827)
Nah, Teixeira is a dead ringer for Joe DiMaggio. I'm sort of surprised nobody else sees the resemblance.


hmm, Maddow is much closer.

Other random look-alikes. Robin Ventura sort of looks like a cross between Jimmy Kimmel and New Yorker editor David Remnick.

Ivan Nova reminds me of Carmelo Anthony.
   17. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: June 07, 2014 at 08:44 AM (#4720853)
One of things that made this sketch quite good: It's a little under three minutes. It's quick, it's funny, and the "guest" plays it straighter than I could...worth watching.
   18. #6bid rescued Ichiro the carpenter! Posted: June 07, 2014 at 12:18 PM (#4720900)
the "guest" plays it straighter than I could


I love how Teixeira can keep a straight face but none of his guests can.
   19. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 07, 2014 at 12:54 PM (#4720913)
Deadpan is a skill - and like so many things in life, it's harder than it looks.
   20. Ray (RDP) Posted: June 07, 2014 at 04:41 PM (#4721017)
I enjoy his intro the most.
   21. djordan Posted: June 07, 2014 at 10:06 PM (#4721150)
His coffee question to Jack Curry made me laugh out loud. This was really enjoyable. His timing is outstanding.

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