Originally Posted by barbie845
Very true... But if you read the names in your post CAREFULLY, and my reply CAREFULLY the joke shouldn't have to be explained...
Ok, I'm very aware that the radio personalities in question are named OPIE and ANTHONY. I will now attempt to explain why this is so funny... You see, there was this TV show in the 1960's called "The Andy Griffith Show". On this show, the title character ANDY had a kid. The kid's name was, oddly enough, OPIE. Now, that in itself is not the whole of the joke intended by my reference, hilarious though it may be.
The real joke intended by my malapropian use of the name ANDY in place of the actual radio show host's name ANTHONY was to point out how insignificant and unpopular the OPIE & ANTHONY SHOW truly is as compared to The Howard Stern Show. In other words, OPIE & ANTHONY are so meaningless to me that I confuse them with a similarly named pair of characters from a TV show that went off the air almost forty years ago! Funny, huh!?
An additional, yet somewhat underlying benefit of said joke is that this reference to "The Andy Griffith Show" implies that OPIE & ANTHONY's humor appeals to a "backwater"or "hillbilly" intellect because that TV show was set in the rural American South of the 1960's.
Surely now you can see the rich, yet subtle humor in my post.
I'm glad we had this talk.