She Blinded Me with Science!!!!!!!
January 10, 2010 3:16 PM   Subscribe

Randy Moller is the radio announcer for the Florida Panthers. In the tradition of Jack Brickhouse's "Hey Hey", and Harry Caray's "Holy Cow", Moller, tends to get exuberant.

Best to minimize and listen like it was a radio broadcast the first time, then look at the video if you have missed any of the pop culture references.
posted by timsteil (18 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Whatever it takes to keep the audience's attention in non-traditional hockey towns.
posted by jeffmik at 3:20 PM on January 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Carol hold my calls!!!!!!!!!!!"
posted by zerobyproxy at 3:24 PM on January 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm not going to lie, I laughed at every one of these.

A little too heavy on the Will Farrell/Vince Vaughn references, but by the time the video got to Kool Mo Dee, I was laughing pretty hard.
posted by elmer benson at 3:31 PM on January 10, 2010


This does re-emphasize my point that, to my non-hockey fan eyes, every goal looks like a miracle, and should be celebrated as such.
posted by elmer benson at 3:34 PM on January 10, 2010


Finally, I somehow need to incorporate these saying into my lovemaking.
posted by elmer benson at 3:37 PM on January 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


>elmer benson Finally, I somehow need to incorporate these saying into my lovemaking.

start with "He shoots....he scores!!!!" I would leave out the "LA face with an Oakland booty." When you get to being blinded by science...well..Flickr and all. America wants to know.
posted by timsteil at 3:46 PM on January 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Big fan of the Gran Torino "Get off my lawn!"
posted by Madamina at 4:09 PM on January 10, 2010


Call me an old fogey, but no play by play guy will ever beat Chick Hearn, the Lakers' voice for over 40 years. He did not quote Pop Culture references, he created them, coining such phrases as...
"Slam dunk!" (yep, he was the first to say it, for Wilt Chamberlain, who was one of the first dunkers)
"faked into the popcorn machine"
"the mustard came off of the hot dog"
"caught with his hand in the cookie jar"
"The Charity Stripe" (free-throw line)
"The Leapin' Lena" (awkward jump shot)
"throws up a brick" (NOT a vomit reference)
"left to right (or right to left) across your dial" (for the radio audience)
and
"This game's in the refrigerator: the door is closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard, and the Jell-O's jigglin'!" (because when one team has an insurmountable lead, you have to do something to keep the audience's interest... the refrigerator reference had many variations, but that's the most familiar)
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:33 PM on January 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I hate hockey but that was fuckin' funny I assume he's making these references when they're relevant, correct?

My fave was, "I had lunch with McCauley a half hour ago!" I lol'd.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 4:43 PM on January 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


The minute he says "Boom goes the dynamite," the world will meta itself into a pretzel.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 5:08 PM on January 10, 2010 [1 favorite]



elmer benson Finally, I somehow need to incorporate these saying into my lovemaking.

start with "He shoots....he scores!!!!" I would leave out the "LA face with an Oakland booty."


You may also want to skip "That, my friend, is how you get pinkeye."
posted by mhum at 5:24 PM on January 10, 2010


"Run, Forest, Run!" made me laugh out loud. At that point you know he's just messing with us, sort of like David Letterman's weatherman days.
posted by mecran01 at 5:29 PM on January 10, 2010


>>mecran01/sort of like David Letterman's weatherman days.

Like the time the weather map was screwed up and no longer showed a border between Indiana and Ohio, and instead of doing the forecast, announced the invasion by Ohio?
posted by timsteil at 5:37 PM on January 10, 2010


This guy is great.
posted by danb at 5:48 PM on January 10, 2010


"Make me a bicycle, clown!" Luvvit.
posted by Lukenlogs at 7:12 PM on January 10, 2010


I'm cracking up here.

"THAT my friend is how you get pink eye!"
posted by AloneOssifer at 7:13 PM on January 10, 2010


fantastic! I go to hockey games and yell at the goalie. "Your mom drives an SUV because she's environmentally insensitive" is one of my faves. Most of my calls don't really make a lot of sense. I love yelling.
posted by joelf at 8:07 PM on January 10, 2010


whereas Brickhouse and Carey's calls seem to emanate from within the men's raison d'etre, Moller's calls, while exuberant and funny, seem forced.

Double Yoi!
posted by Dagobert at 11:41 PM on January 10, 2010


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