Show Notes for Monday, September 25, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Jeff Hephner (Chicago Fire, For All Mankind, Power Book 2, Oppenheimer and more!)

Jeff is the host of SWITCH on Game Show Network. The second season just premiered. SWITCH airs weekdays. In SWITCH, five players begin the game by taking positions behind large numbers from 1 to 5. After a trivia question is asked, players with correct answers move towards the number 1 spot, and players with incorrect answers move towards the number 5 spot. The goal of the game is to finish the third round of questions in the number 1 position, thus winning the game and earning the right to play the bonus round for $10,000.

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September 25

National Open The Magic Day

National Daughter’s Day

National Quesadilla Day

National Family Day

National Lobster Day

International Research Administrator Day

National Tune-up Day

National Comic Book Day

Math Storytelling Day

National One-hit Wonder Day

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The “5-year plan” isn’t really a thing anymore. The average person is now planning 12 years ahead, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 employed Americans found that when thinking about saving for the future, nearly three-quarters of respondents said the 5-year plan is less achievable today than ever before, due inflation and school debt. To help reach their goals, nearly 4 in 10 said they’d take a second job to help put money towards their future. Others would prioritize necessary purchases and cut down on impulse spending (48%) while another 46% would work extra hours to prepare for their future.

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The days of the self-serve soda fountain are numbered at McDonald’s. The fast-food giant plans to phase out the do-it-yourself stations over the next decade, citing hygiene, theft, and changing consumer eating habits. After the pandemic spurred the company to prioritize minimizing human contact, McDonald’s is moving to a system that gives diners the feel of a restaurant by having someone bring their food and drink. But don’t mourn the demise of self-serve soda too much – the company says refills will continue to be free, even after the machines are phased out, by 2032.

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Pete Davidson has come clean – literally. The “Saturday Night Live” alum, who embarked on a comedy tour with John Mulaney and Jon Stewart this month, began his set in Atlantic City by announcing to the crowd: “I am fresh out of rehab, everyone. I got that post-rehab glow. Seventh time’s the charm!” He revealed during his routine that he took ketamine, a dissociative anesthetic drug that can have hallucinogenic effects, every day over a 4-year period, before to checking into rehab in June. Now, though, Davidson, who turns 30 in November, says he’s ready to turn over a new leaf. He explained: you “can’t do drugs in your 30s” because “it’s not cute anymore,” and at that point “you’re just a drug addict.”

D’oh! The longest-running primetime scripted show in TV history is set to return. Fox has released an extended trailer of “The Simpsons” upcoming 35th season. According to the network, “This season Marge experiences…nightmares about…Bart’s childhood coming to an end; Homer accidentally volunteers for a school crossing guard position; and 60 years in the future, Lisa recounts the story of how Homer was scapegoated for a power outage that plunged Springfield into darkness, days before Thanksgiving.” Plus, the annual chilling trilogy “Treehouse of Horror” is back! The new season will premiere Oct. 1. LINK:

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According to a report, men are most attracted to women in their 20s.


Whyzit they call a sculpture a ‘bust’ when it stops just before the part it’s named after?

Whyzit people look up when they think? What’s that all about?

Whyzit anything requiring service or adjustment is always in the least accessible place?

Whyzit insurance for a car sometimes costs more than the car?

Whyzit you always seem to pick up the supermarket items that won’t scan at the checkout?

Whyzit a cowboy needs two spurs? If one side of the horse goes, doesn’t the other?

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The toothpaste “Colgate” in Spanish translates to “go hang yourself”

Gorillas burp when they are happy.

The words coffee and chocolate sound remarkably similar across most languages.

Kids who got slimed on Nickelodeon’s “You Can’t Do That on Television” were paid an extra $150 for their troubles.

Both optimists and pessimists brace for the worst when awaiting potential bad news.


Question: According to a study, you’ll eat almost 35% less at meal time if you do what?

Answer: Chew loudly

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Police say a funeral in Germany ended on a high note when mourners were accidentally served cake laced with hash. Rostock police say that after burial, the funeral party went to a restaurant for coffee and cake, as is the custom in Germany. But after eating the cake, 13 people experienced nausea and dizziness and needed medical treatment. It was determined that the restaurant employee in charge of the cakes had asked her 18-year-old daughter to bake them. However, the mother accidentally took the wrong cake from the freezer. The 18-year-old is under investigation.

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From Bat Cave, North Carolina, to Dollarbeg, Scotland, from a place called Normal to one called Odd, and from Why to Whynot, these place names are from car rental site’s list of the World’s Top 120 Cities with Funny Names…

❑ No Name, Colorado

Odd, West Virginia

Peculiar, Missouri

Ogre, Latvia

Wagga Wagga, Australia

Vulcan, Alberta, Canada

Ugley, England

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High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.” ~ Christopher Morley

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Hero Leaps To The Rescue: Daring Riverbank Jump Saves Drowning Girl