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May 6, 2005
It's An Extremely Claustrophobic World

If you missed Hugh Hewitt's show last night, you missed one of the funniest and strangely compelling endings to a radio broadcast ever. Hugh broadcast his show from Disneyland yesterday as the granddaddy of theme parks celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. Despite being the best political talk show on radio, Hugh likes to spice it up occasionally by switching to fun locales and covering cultural topics -- and when he does, you can expect him to come up with a way to torture his producer, Generalissimo Duane, in some novel and hilarious way ... hilarious to us, of course.

This time, Hugh came up with the fabulous idea of sending Duane through the slow-boat ride, It's A Small World. Those of us who have been to Disneyland on multiple occasions -- I grew up in nearby Cerritos and literally lived next door to it for two periods of my adult life -- know that Small World is only good for two purposes once you're past 8 years of age: putting the smaller kids to sleep at the end of the day, and giving your tired feet a rest.

Neither of these purposes require fifty consecutive trips through the ride, listening to the oh-so-catchy theme song until you're driven crazy by its unbearable cheeriness. However, Duane details on Radioblogger exactly that mission, and how Hugh sadistically finished off what was left of his sanity in the show's final moments. The First Mate and I laughed so hard at Duane's desperation that tears were streaming down our cheeks. (Sorry, Duane, but it was brilliant radio.) He also has pictures, but surprisingly omits the ones where he strangles Hugh in his sleep. Be sure to read the entire post.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at May 6, 2005 12:35 PM

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