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When is Ethan gonna die? You know?! So you can take his place!?

ETHAN ANDIFINAL
Peter Lerman

SO, here is a question I get WAY too often………

So when is Ethan gonna die so you can take his chair?  Lemme take this one at a time:

When is YOUR best friend gonna die ASS-FACE!!!?

YES, I’m 34 and Catholic and he’s 7,000 years old and Jewish (61) I think…not years on the desert but years on planet Earth…..and who cares.

Part of me gets it.  As a kid I was a Chicago Bulls fan because of Michael Jordan and I really hoped and wished that he and Scottie Pippen were best friends but part of me knew they were not.  Not because they hated each other, just because it requires a massive ego to do a job like that and or ours…..something where God given or any other talent comes into play.

AND JUST ABOUT THE TIME I THOUGHT THAT DOING SOMETHING WITH TALENT REQUIRES EGO AND COMPETITION I  REMEMBERED THAT IT’S ACTUALLY HARD WORK PLUS THAT TALENT THAT GETS YOU WHERE YOU WANNA GO AND FRIENDS CAN HELP!

I had heard stories growing up in the business (in it since 99′) that morning show guys can’t stand each other.  Part of me was surprised, the other part was not…because at least 90 percent of morning teams just ARE NOT funny!  (probably a reason for that)

I chased the job as Ethan’s partner for 8 years and he wanted me to have it ALMOST  as much as I wanted it.  When people ask if we get along…I say yes.  Almost just to avoid the conversation because they are not going to believe it anyway.  Nothing I would say would do it justice.  I was in his son’s wedding party, his wife used to call me hot and smooch me when I was fat, his son EJ and I have spent countless hours…..((((((((( CANT SAY, BUT IT’S NOT GUY ON GUY STUFF)))))))))))))))))  and writing music that sucks (my fault) AND OH we genuinely get along.

Again, I’m a 34yr old Italian-Irish-Catholic-Ginger with 2 kids, ages 5 and 4.

He is a 60,000 yr. old Jew with 3 kids, 1 of which is MY AGE and one of my other best friends (Matt Carey) and a wife (MINDY)  who is WAY too smart for her own good to spend time with us.

Ethan spends more time with me than anyone in my life, he listens to me (ACTUALLY LISTENS), he knows all my secrets (GO AHEAD AND ASK, HE WON’T TELL YOU) and he still wants to hang with me.

I can tell you that I busted my ass to get this show for so long but I’d be lying to you if I told you it was hard to sit across from somebody: so funny, understanding and easy going.  WE ARE HAVING AS MUCH FUN AS IT SOUNDS…..

SO, The next time you have the urge to ask me when Ethan will die so I can have his chair, just think about how embarrassing it will be to collect your teeth off the floor like “Chiclets.”

 

 

 

 

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