Thursday, May 10, 2007

Bucket O Fun

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of meeting with our Summer Conference morning show hosts. For two straight days we wrestled with serious and life changing topics like “is it too much to have both a wizard and a Viking in the show?” and, “is the guy really a superstar in India?” It was hard work yet we pushed through the sharp labor pains.

That is really an unfair analogy because I’m sure that our meeting was a lot harder than giving birth. I mean, the meeting lasted almost two whole days. Women are never in labor that long. And most of the time, they get to lie down. I had to stand part of the time. Obviously my illustration breaks down on some level, but you get the idea. It was really hard work.

What I am trying to say is that eleven other men and I gave birth to a child this week and we named her “The Bucket O Fun Morning Show”. Over the next few weeks, we will care for her on this blog. You will see some of the discussion leading up to the time she takes her first steps this summer. All across the country, thousands of high school students will watch her blossom into a young woman. They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, I ask you, how many villages does it take to raise a morning show? I’d say at least eight.

17 comments:

Tyler Ash said...

I don't know if that Indian guy is a superstar...he's probably more like the entire power rangers crew.

Jacob Epperson said...

The Viking is a good idea.

Mighty said...

Check out "Mec Chelou" and "Completly uncalled for" on youtube ...

Charlie said...

as far as the big finish goes...i like it...i hope we can still do it...but i guess the question is...can each venue/emcee pull it off for that week...

eric i liked your idea of a countdown to the big finish video to be played at the end of the morning shows leading up to that...i think that could be real good...phil collins in the air tonight is running through my head as a song to be played during that video...CHORUS: "i can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh lord and i've been waiting for this moment all my life, oh lord can you feel it coming in the air tonight..." just a thought for that...

as far as big finish goes i liked these ideas i heard:
-wizard boy in a cloud of smoke/fireworks
-the scribe leaving his quiet charcter and doing something off the wall
-emcee center stage with the "michael jackson i just got done putting on one heck of a performance and im out of breathe" look,(see billie jean video) holding that pose.
-i like the idea of a cheoreographed dance going on with maybe 10 or 12 people...bible college reps maybe
-someone throwing cards out like crazy ie gob/brock gill
-i think it would be cool to get a stuffed white tiger like siegfried & roy and have someone walk them bring it in on a leash...
-smoke across the floor of the stage
-maybe if we had a couple of flags of wooden guns that girls throw or twirl in high school to be going on too...

anyway...those of are just some thoughts...don't know if this can work...give me some direction on if this is what you are thinking or not...or do i need to go in a different direction...let me know...

Tony Anderson said...

incredible

Taylor said...

How feasible is it to get the Wizard in the air for the Big Finish?
Also, could there be a backstage mic set up with a lot of reverb? Someone with a pretty deep voice could say amidst the chaos, "The Biiiig..Finish..." Think Nickelodeon's "Hey Dude." Or for a more intense example refer to Mortal Combat's, "FINISH HIM!"

Just throwing it out there.

Side note: I just used google to figure out how to spell Nickelodeon.

tash said...

here you go for something pretty short & somewhat stupid...

go to youtube & type in
"lejo accordian"
"lejo dj"
"Lejo: Magic Trick"
"Lejo vs. Kypski"

i have no words to describe what this video is about...enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzSN7he2BUE&mode=related&search=

Epp said...

hey guys... these are some great ideas. i am currently working on compiling the goofy video list. thanks for the great suggestions. charlie, i love using phil collins during the "big finish" plug every morning. i am totally feeling that. you are right, it will take some research on each emcee's part to see what he can pull off in that particular venue.

tash said...

hey there eric...
so should we be doing that research while on site @ the conference...or prior to getting there? do we need to dig up choir robes, etc.?

Epp said...

tyler, i think the answer to the most recent question is "yes" and
"no". i am going to make some phone calls ahead of time, specifically when it comes to the choir robes and so on.

Epp said...

by the way... lejo is great!

Mighty said...

Eric ... countdown video? Can we count on CIY putting that together with some phat Phil Collins music? Love that idea!!

Epp said...

there is a brand new video series we made called "youth group 101". right now, i have it slotted to finish every show. you can check out the pilot on you tube by searching "youth group 101" or "ciy".

Charlie said...

eric those videos are hilarious...i think thats perfect for the finish of the shows...great job...i am dissapointed that i won't get to wear my sequin studded michael jackson glove...i had a lady in my church make one cause i was going to use it for the big finish...maybe i can find "that guy" at conference and he can wear it all week...thanks for what you do man...


ps-taylor, i had to good sequin to find out how to spell it

Charlie said...

*google not good

Epp said...

Thanks to some set up from Nate Monday night, I opened the morning show this week with what I called the "That Guy Oath". It was a big hit. A guy named Brent, who spent most of the week dressed like a ninja, asked me to put the oath on the blog. He is actually a pretty talented student as well. I hope he uses this in his many adventures.

"I, your name, am 'that guy'. I pledge to adhere to and keep all 'that guy' ethics. If someone yells a name of a state from stage, I will yell. Even if I am not from there. I believe that in order to win a girl's heart, you must convince her that you are an idiot. If something smells, I will claim it. If there is a crowd to surf, I will surf it. If I see a trucker hat in a gas station on the way home that reads, 'Lordy, Lordy, look who's forty' I will buy it. I am, your name, and i am 'that guy'.

Epp said...

make sure people know that they can now email Wizard Boy at wizardboy@ciy.com.