Can somebody explain the Scott Salem impression?

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  1. Phantom Lord

    Phantom Lord Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to think I had a pretty good grasp on the history of the show but I have never figured this one out. Today Stern and Fred went into their Scott impressions because he started smoking again.

    First, they have come up with an accent that isn't based on any nationality I have ever heard of. Fine. But what is with the hacking they do every 2 seconds? It sound like he is clearing his throat, coughing, dry heaving, has Tourette's, spitting....I don't know what the fuck it is.

    Here is my problem. Has Scott ever made that sound? Is there any YouTube video where Scott ever talked like that? Just curious because it is either the worst impression I've ever heard of, or Scott talked like a different person back in the 80s when I wasn't listening. My guess is its just a shitty impression that Fred came up with and they haven't tried to improve it in 25 years.
     
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    Lazy radio.Stern and Norris put little effort in and get a lousy parody out of it.
     
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    TallTyrion Triggered like a mofo

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    that impression is like a bad Jimmy Cagney deal.

    Scott Salem is another one that's not long for the show.
     
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    It's just the way he talks....chhhk....
     
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    ScottBaiosPenis Well-Known Member

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    its exaggerated for comic effect, you see the show used to try that, in this mystical time long ago called the 90s
     
  7. JameGumb

    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    The man's shy'd away from bashing celebs or doing outrageous bits. Ragging on his staff is safe and won't hurt his Wife's publicity circle jerk.
     
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    I never really got how they came up with that impression either.

    It doesn't really sound like Scott, to me.

    Their impression sounds like Popeye more than Scott.
     
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    TallTyrion Triggered like a mofo

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    So he rags on staff members only? Wow, what a concept.
     
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    The "chhk" they do is so stupid. Artie's was 100 times worse and they never said anything about it.
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    He was going after Tom Hanks wigger kid. But for the sake of his beards status in the celeb scene he backed down. As if Tom Hanks could give 2 fucks about either of them.
     
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    Benji doesn't have a southern accent either but that doesn't stop Fred from adding it in.
     
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    Never was a big fan of Scott the Engineer but I lost all tolerance for Scott when he was willing to take a cock up his ass (from Lexington Steel wasn't it?) for $250,000.



















     
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    more risky, cutting edge radio genius from the bald scarf wearing grandmother
     
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    The cck sound was a nervous sound Scott would make at the end of a sentence, almost like he was putting a period at the end by making that noise. It was very subtle, but ya know..
     
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    beetlejosh I f'd your wife 'cos she look like batman. Gold

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    I was just about to say that!

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    I was under the impression that Scott was "around". I'm actually kind of heartened to hear that he is still there while Tim Sabean, who always threatened to fire Scott, was the one who got shit-canned.
     
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    Like above, I also never understood southern accent on Benji and also the Gange impression. Never sounded remotely like him.
     
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    He looks like Sam Simon, post mortem.
     
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    Tovahund Just a good dog.

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    That was so wild. To this day I wonder if it was scripted.
     
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