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Purtan Podcast #59: "How I Accepted A TV Emmy That I Found Out Moments Later I Hadn't Won"

In this my 59th Podcast, Jackie and I are once again joined by story-teller extraordianare and former “Purtan’s Person” Tom DeLisle. Before Tom headed out to Hollywood to hob-nob with the “big stars”, he worked for me - writing bits for my radio show as well as co-writing and producing my TV special which aired on Channel 4 in 1981. We take a look back at some of the great moments we shared… including the time I accidentally went on stage to accept a TV Emmy that I hadn’t won, and a visit to Jackie up at UofM for a football game that went horribly wrong (the visit…not the game).

Tom also shares a great story about how the Great Gordie Howe was questioned by the Police about a set of stolen golf clubs that he’d received as “a gift” from a local, um, how do I put it, “Businessman”. 

I’m not sure how we did it, but we also managed to get in a discussion about Bill Bonds, Thomas Jefferson, and who had the better body, Jamie Lee Curtis or her mother, “Psycho” star Janet Lee.

And for the “Tip of the Week” I’ll tell you guys out there a great way to get sympathy from your wife or girlfriend when you’ve been “overserved”. 

So sit back and enjoy as we “serve up” Podcast #59. Have a great weekend! 

- Dick 

Purtan Podcast #59 (30:58)