Hudson Valley DJs Responsible for ‘Mad About You’ Reunion
Some of the entertainment industry's biggest ideas have actually come from right here in the Hudson Valley.
Now, I'm certainly not one to toot my own horn, but I beg your forgiveness as I pucker up and prepare to blow for the next few paragraphs.
On Wednesday it was revealed that Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt were reuniting to bring back their hit sitcom, Mad About You. The show will return as a limited series on a new on-demand video service from Spectrum. When I read the news my jaw dropped because this was something that Robyn and I cooked up with Reiser a couple of years ago.
Paul Reiser was in town for his stand-up tour and we had a chance to talk to him on the show. Like many other celebrities who come through, we spent fifteen minutes or so talking about his career and personal life. During the conversation, I mentioned to Reiser how ridiculous it was that shows like Will & Grace, Roseanne and Full House were all getting reboots and Mad About You wasn't back on the air. He hemmed and hawed and told us that if Helen Hunt would be into it he would be happy to revisit the show. We made him promise to ask her about it the next time he talked to her and he said he would.
Of course, we thought he was just being polite. But now that the show is really happening it's not too crazy to think that we might have been responsible for making this reunion a reality. If so, it certainly wouldn't be the first time the Boris & Robyn Show has influenced the decisions of major entertainers.
Just a month after a conversation with Styx about why they foolishly refused to play Mr. Roboto in concert for 35 years, the band rocked the music world by belting the hit song out during a concert. Coincidence? Judge for yourself:
Not only do we have influence over the worlds of television and music, but apparently we also hold lots of power when it comes to comedians too. Last spring we spoke with comedian Colin Quinn and asked him why he has never appeared on the HBO series Crashing. The show features cameos from all of the legendary New York comedians. We thought it was ridiculous that Quinn hasn't been on the show since he's one of the most quintessential New York comedians we know.
Quinn told us that he was close with Judd Apatow, who produces the show, and would call him up to ask about it. Flash forward to just last week, and imagine my surprise when I start watching the latest episode of Crashing and Colin Quinn appears on the screen.
These are just a few examples of the incredible power the Boris and Robyn Show has on the entertainment world. So, to all of the celebrities out there; the next time you need some advice to boost your career, just give us a call. We're here every morning from 6am to 10am.
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