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REShow: Dave Franco - Hour 3

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REShow: Dave Franco - Hour 3

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January 24, 2023 3:15 pm

Rich lists his ‘Top 5 Storylines to Come Out of the NFL’s Divisional Round Games’ including takes on Joe Burrow, Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills, Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys, Patrick Mahomes’ ankle, 49ers QB Brock Purdy, and those ubiquitous Paul Giamatti/Albert Einstein commercials.

Actor/director Dave Franco joins Rich in-studio to discuss his new Amazon Prime Video film ‘Somebody I Used to Know’ and what it’s like to direct his wife Alison Brie, his lifelong love of the 49ers and if Brock Purdy has earned the right to be the Niners’ starting QB next season, and takes a turn in the host seat where he more-than-capably peppers Rich with some questions of his own.

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This is the Rich Eisen Show.

And he is coming for you. Live from the Rich Eisen Show studio in Los Angeles. Burroughs suck the bills in with the pump fake. What he has become and what he is, is a stone cold quarterback. That's who he is. Earlier on the show, 49ers linebacker Fred Warner, Chiefs wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster, former NFL general manager Mike Mayock. Coming up, actor, writer and director Dave Franco. And now, it's Rich Eisen. Hour number three of the Rich Eisen Show is on the air. If you missed the first two hours, I don't really mean to be so aggressive or straight forward.

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All three hours, every single day. There's our YouTube stream. YouTube.com slash Rich Eisen Show. We post a lot of the show right there. Give us a subscribe. You'll be part of over 510,000 subscribers on our YouTube page. And we also have the Rich Eisen Show collection, which is a video on demand service part of the Roku relationship that we are all thrilled to have. The actor and writer and director, Dave Franco, is in studio. He's a very handsome man.

And I will try and keep my end of the two shot bargain when he strolls out here. He's a 49er fan. So good times rolling for him. He is directing his wife, Alison Brie, in a new delightful film called Somebody I Used to Know. Haley Joel Osment is in that as well.

Thankfully he no longer sees dead people. So he's in this film. And Jay Ellis, former Rich Eisen Show guest, is in here about a young lady who goes back to her hometown and finds an old flame and sparks fly. So it is definitely not the story of me and Suze. And we're not from the same hometown. So there you have it. We're talking about Tom Brady going back to San Francisco. Oh, look at you trying to like bring it all together.

Weaving tapestries. Look at you. Well, we started our show with him cursing out Jim Gray. You think that was staged? No.

A lot of people do. Amy Trask thinks staged. No. The reason why people think it's staged is because it strains credulity that Tom... What does that mean?

It means it strains your belief in reality. OK. It's incredulous to think that Tom didn't know the question was coming and they didn't have like a rundown meeting beforehand and say, OK, I want to ask you about, you know, are you coming back or not? Do you think it wasn't even coming from his own pod? Come on.

Like this is in for me. And that's why I was so surprised that when he confirmed that he was, in fact, retiring last year after everything came out, he didn't do it on his own podcast. Like it's we're all in the world where leagues have their own networks and everyone has their own content.

It's all about a content creating world. So, what is this, so surprised? So it's staged like, OK, Jim, you'll ask me a question. I'll curse you out. If I'm Jim Gray and I know Jim, he would push back. Why would you do that? We could just have a normal conversation about it.

That would make as much news as you cursing me out. If he doesn't say that, if he just goes, I'm not really sure. And if I if I was sure I would have done it, we wouldn't be talking about. I talked to football players, pro football players across the board.

They think it's. See, that's one of our oldest drops from Ben Affleck on the dearly departed Bill Simmons HBO shot of talk shows. Just give it a shot. Rich, say something and then curse and say it again. And then we'll see how many of you. That's what I need to do.

Yeah. I'm telling you, Joe, what? We've got a million subscribers by Friday. I'm going to one up it. I'm going to one up it.

Hey, crypto security. March 11th. Nick's coming in your call to take on the Clippers. I'm going to go sit there, get some front row seats, you know, and I'm going to start barking at people. I want you to sit next to me.

I'm going to go get the same cardigan that Shannon Sharp had. And I'm going to go sit court side and I'm going to start yelling at Dolan and we'll see what happens. You think he's coming? I don't know. Where's the straight shot playing? Do we know? Where's the straight shot playing?

Where's JD in the straight shot playing? Maybe, maybe, maybe he's going to be, you know, he'll be here in Los Angeles, so he'll dovetail it together. By the way, I sent, I sent our Nolan clip about the garden and you being on high alert. Yes. I texted at the Rappaport the other day, Michael Rappaport.

Yes. And he immediately said he laughed and then immediately sent back something that he did on YouTube about two weeks ago about the same. So when he found out about it and he was calling him little Jimmy Dolan, I meant to send it to you, Chris. Man, he was going to move.

And it's odd that Michael Rappaport would quadruple down. That's why we need to have him once you guys can commiserate. Commiserate zone five, your zone two. I don't know what zone I'm in.

I don't care what zone I'm in. All I know is I bring my family. If I bring my family to Madison Square Garden again, I will put on a mask. You're going to have to.

So I'm not going to be facially recognized glasses. Yeah, I'll just come dressed. I'll just come in like a wig on. Yeah, like a full on get up. Brian Cox in succession.

That's exactly right. I'll come and I'll go to the games as Logan Roy. But that's what I'll do. I'm going to go. I'm going to go get courtside seats. I'll get the same cardigan sweater as Shannon Sharp and I'll start yelling at Dolan in the Knicks and we'll see how it goes. Well, as you know, I really do love watching the current New York Knicks.

You've got to let the player on the Knicks, not Dolan. Because, I mean, if you want to do the Shannon thing. No, the Shannon thing is who you have beef with. He didn't have beef with Dylan Brooks.

Well, Dylan Brooks, I think, started with him, wasn't it? Yeah, Shannon was saying that Brooks couldn't guard Lebron and then Brooks told him to shut the bleep up and then it just escalated. Because Shannon loves Lebron. I know, I understand that, but why doesn't Shannon just laugh that off?

Why doesn't he just laugh it off? Like, OK, bro. Henny, Rich. Oh, Henny? Chad Henny?

Or FC? On the rocks. I mean, it was Friday night.

I don't think it was on the rocks. Friday night in L.A., baby. Henny things possible.

Speaking of anything's possible. I need Mike DelTufel. I need NFL Films Music. I did this last week on this day. On this day after the super wildcard weekend was done. Top five storylines to come out of divisional playoff weekend. Number five on this list.

Here we go. This is top five. Simply put, Joe Burrow is the real effing deal. Joe Burrow is the real effing deal. Anybody who thought, OK, last year was just the old fluke. And they started 0-2. And the Ravens had first place for much of a year. And the Bengals really aren't all that. And Joe Burrow is not going to be able to do it again.

He does it again. He gets the team back to the AFC Championship game and in the same spot. And if you don't think, if you put Kansas City Chiefs fans on the old sodium pentothal.

If they get the old meet the parents lie detector treatment. They are seeing Joe Burrow and they do not want any piece of him. Certainly the way that he is playing. Certainly in the fact that he hasn't lost since Halloween. He is the real deal. And he is going to be there to stay.

He is top elite quarterback and it's never not going to be this way with him. As he said, as long as he is active the championship window is open. And who disbelieves that now? Nobody. By the way, how cold was that? It's great.

As long as I'm active the championship window is open here. So that's number five on the list. And even though that's number five on the list.

And even though I think everybody should recognize Burrow's greatness. And how he can go into Western New York in that setting. Under those circumstances.

In that weather. And look so great and just boat race the Bills out. Number four on this list is are the Bills just not that good?

That's a simple question. And it is a tough one for Bills fans to swallow. It's the truth.

It is a true viable question. Are they just not that good? It's tough for them to swallow.

It's tough for me to swallow. I was all in on the Bills to start the season. Everybody was. I was so all in on the Bills that even my Raiders take will make you blush. That's how much I was on the Bills and on Josh Allen. And are they just collectively not as good as we thought?

Or just good enough to make the AFC Championship game as currently constituted? And honestly we were all in on the Chargers. We were all in on the Vikings. For some reason people are all in on the Cowboys.

You're seeing that all over the map. Some people just aren't as all in on the Bills in the same way. And they sorely disappointed. You could say worse than the Cowboys, Chargers and Vikings did this year. Those guys, we didn't, I mean the Cowboys you were hoping could maybe get back to the championship game. But we didn't.

Bills you thought were going to win the Super Bowl and they didn't even make it out of divisional playoff weekend. Yeah. So that's a question that we're going to have to answer.

Number three on this list is a simple question. What we saw out of Brock Purdy and his performance on Sunday against the Cowboys. Is it just the inevitable hiccup or is he just closer to midnight striking?

That's the question for this Cinderella story. And that's the question that can be answered by how good of a unit do you think the Cowboys defense is? How much of a crucible is the National Football League divisional playoff round?

Because as I mentioned, he's only road starts. One was at Seattle on a short week on a Thursday night against divisional opponent. That's a tough place to play. The other one was in Las Vegas. And I am sure half of that building was wearing Niner red. If not 60 percent of it, 70 percent of it's probably like they're probably going silent snap the Raiders at home because of the fans there.

Philadelphia NFC Championship game is a cauldron. So that's the question about what we saw out of Purdy. He didn't make that mistake. Dax, the one who made the mistake, which is part of the reason why Purdy is moving on, because he didn't throw an interception. He didn't turn it over and Dak did.

Number two on this list. Coming out of that game, what will Jerry do? What's he going to do? Because there are options on the table for him to go full nuclear. If he's loved Sean Payton for all this time, all those other years, Sean Payton truly wasn't really available.

This year, he 1000 percent is. He's standing there on Fox. He's sitting there on Collins couch. He's sitting all over FS1, just basically saying, come get come get me.

Who wants me? The whole business of you needed to recharge his battery in the sabbatical. I think that is over. He clearly wants to coach again. And then in terms of quarterbacks, he gave Dak a huge piece of the pie. If he wants to go nuclear there, he's got an option for Tom Brady, too. It's all there.

These are not that I'm not stirring anything up. Brady's going to be a free agent. Sean Payton clearly is a free agent that will require some compensation to his former team in the form of a first round pick. And so the question is, how much does Jerry want to win? And does he really believe losing Dan Quinn is it does look like he's finally going to do and go on running it back with Dak and looking at the roster the way it is? Does he want to blow it completely up and just go for it? Or is he just going to run it back? What will Jerry do? And number one, the number one storyline to come out of divisional playoff weekend.

We've already hit on it and we're going to hit on it. Number one is the Patrick Mahomes ankle watch 24 seven is on. What's going on with that ankle?

How badly hurt is it? What type of Mahomes are we going to see on Sunday? Because if he is limited, if he is not the same Mahomes, then one would think the Bengals have a significant advantage. Is a portion a shadow of Mahomes still better than most quarterbacks? The answer I know you had said is yes. I think we all agree on that.

Is it better than Joe Burrow? I don't know. He said twenty five percent that I didn't. I know. I know. I know. I know. I moved the goalposts on you, TJ.

I move the goalposts on you. But that's the number one storyline to come out of divisional playoff weekend. One more. All right. We'll get one more.

We do need one more. And as we all know, I'm a storyline guy. It's all about a season long storyline arc in the same way the Bills were supposed to win it all. We saw their storyline, their season storyline arc filled with awful emotion. Like the one that we saw with Damar Hamlin going down. And then you also and then thankfully covering recovering.

Yes. And then, of course, you see how will seasons finish up? How will things play out when obviously they're highly anticipated?

So one more time, I'm going to go back to this. Well, and say a top storyline to come out of divisional playoff weekend is we aren't going to find out what Einstein does with his new self-service. Are we? Are we? I don't think we are, guys.

Brilliant. I keep on wondering, are we going to find out what Einstein? Because last we saw, he was so excited to have his new self-service.

He runs off without his bicycle. And I'm thinking the next. But I personally think they only got Paul Giamatti for a day.

And we're not. I think the storyline is, in fact, kaput. I think that's the storyline. I think it's over. And every single time I see it, I think maybe we're going to see a different ending, but we don't. I think it's time for me to finally look into the abyss and know we'll never find out what happened to Einstein with his new self-service.

That's pretty sad, man, to think about. I know. But, you know, as you know, I'm obsessed with that commercial.

And I placed that above how will Jalen Hurts handle the home, you know, NFC playoff game? I mean, I'd even go in the direction of anything else when I had one more shot at giving your storyline. See, that's what I'm saying. Eagles fans must be livid.

They must be. But I will find out what happens, though. And I know we will find out what happens to the Eagles season. I know that, but I think that I think that's one and done. You think Einstein likes Merlot? No way. Do you think he did swell takes of kaput? Do you think he did with that? Was that the first read? I don't know. Probably for him. You can't ask him, just like, you know, how how many different reads of kaput?

Like brilliant, though, is a different story. I mean, you know, here's what I want to know. Really? I don't know what historical figure Dave Franco would play in a series of commercials. Actually, you know what? That's what I don't want to drag. Dave, we can drag Dave down to our level. We haven't met him. We haven't had him. I don't want to drag him into this.

I don't want to drag. He's a Niner fan. He's more he's concerned about the Purdy storyline. I think he might be kaput before it even started. That's correct.

So but I think we should come up with it or I'll do it if you want. Top five historical figures I think Paul Giamatti should play in the sequel. Didn't he do John Adams first?

Didn't we see that? Or that was just him on HBO. That's Scrooge.

I think he did Scrooge for the holiday season. Yes. Yes. Come on.

Did we not get a third for the Super Bowl commercial? Come on. There has to be another way. It can't be. I don't know about that.

It's got to be. By the way, if Philly makes it Ben Franklin. I mean, I said Ben Franklin. Oh, my God.

Ben Franklin or Allen Iverson. OK, I just think I want to see that one. Practice is kaput talking about his relationship with Larry Brown. Kaput, not the kite. It's fine. Talking about practice. His his his respect for Taron Lew as he steps over kaput kaput.

He left his bicycle, I think. Kaput. Yeah, very good.

Can't get enough of it. OK, I think we've done the Letterman treatment, which is joke about it and then beat it into the ground. I think we've completed the Letterman style of comedy.

It worked for him. I don't think we're guys I don't think we're going to get that the answer. All right.

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We just saw a great love on our Roku channel audience. Thanks for thanks for being here. Great. Thanks for having me, man.

You got it. So this movie you co-wrote with your your wife, Alison, who's in it. Is this is this how you guys met or is this? No, no.

We believe it or not. We've been together 11 years. OK. Yeah. We worked together a few times. This is the second time we've worked together in this capacity where I'm directing her. And like I was saying, like when people ask like how it was working with my wife, the tone they have when they're asking that question really kind of says a lot about how they would think about working with their own partner.

And a lot of people have a very kind of negative, maybe inquisitive tone. And for whatever reason, it just works with us. And I think part of it is that I think she's one of the best actors on the planet. And she just makes my job easy in that way. And we just really trust each other.

Yeah. And it's just like, you know, it's so nice to have her there with me, not just because she's such a good actor, but just to have that support. You know, as a director, there's so many times where you get in your own head and just to have someone there at the end of the day being like, don't spin out. Everything's going great. It's it's it's invaluable. So she must not spend her entire day telling you what to do then. I mean, some of the day it's part of the job. But yeah, I mean, truly, like we we feel like this is this is the dream where we're able to build these projects from the ground up.

And I'm able to travel with my wife and our two cats to Portland, Oregon, and just have a great time. I did not know that. Before we get to that, I guess I should have been a little bit more specific in what I am asking about this. Is this how you met your wife? I meant, I guess, the construct of the film. Oh, no, no, no. Where she plays somebody who runs into an old flame after a 10 year growing apart and then. Right. So then basically what happens from there is they have this kind of whirlwind night together and she starts to kind of reevaluate everything and think like, you know, maybe this guy is the answer to all my issues. And then in that moment, she finds out that he is getting married that weekend.

And so this did not happen. We did not have to crash a wedding to to be together. No, but there's a lot of little little details throughout that are either taken from our lives or or, you know, our friends. Like, for example, you know, there's a scene where she's on the plane with her cat and her cat poos and pukes on the plane and fun stuff happens.

So that happened to my wife actually on the plane ride to our first movie that we did together. Is that right? Yeah.

Fun times. OK, so is that a good luck thing? I think so.

Go to the bathroom and vomit on the plane. It's going to be one of those things. A little bit.

Yeah, it's a nice little tradition hopefully going forward. OK, very good. So, again, somebody I used to know is launching globally on Prime Video Friday, February 10th. Dave Franco here on The Rich Eisen Show. You are I saw you're you're born on the campus of Stanford. Is that basically where you were born or in the outskirts? Right around there. Yes, I grew up in Palo Alto.

OK, that's where you're from. Yes. So that means you're a Niner fan. I am a Niner fan. This is good times. This is great times. It's it's it's wonderful. It's been it's been a weird year in the sense that we've had three quarterbacks. Now we have our third stringer, who's Mr. Mr.

Irrelevant, going 7-0 in his first seven starts. And it's it's insane. Well, it's kind of funny, Dave, now that we've met and I'm meeting you for the first time. And, you know, the whole idea is how Brock Purdy has stepped into this role and how unprecedented it feels.

Yes. And how you could make a movie on his life. I think you could play Brock Purdy. You know what?

Because you'd look you look way younger than your age. I accept. If you don't mind me saying.

No, no, please. Don't you think Dave Franco and the Brock Purdy story. I think I think you've got to give me about 14 inches. He is 6'1". He's 6'1". He is 6'1".

He's listed at 6'1". I think if we give me some lifts, we could do this. OK. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Tom Cruise style. We shoot you below the waist. There you go. You know what I mean? That's the way to do it. Hero style.

Do you do your own stunts? Absolutely. I think put it out in the universe. I'm in. Make it happen. Dave Franco and the Brock Purdy story.

I think it works. And by the way, the way he comes to work, too, because we're on NFL Network, we're always shooting, you know, live shots of guys walking in. He plays to the type. He's just where he's wearing a backpack. It looks like he's on campus when he comes to work. He's unassuming. He's humble. I love it all. So you're fired up about this.

I'm very fired up. I mean, I know I know everyone's like wondering, is this real? Like is, you know, when when is when is he going to hit a wall? And like, it's tough because what he's doing is objectively incredible. Right.

Yes. But if he doesn't win the Super Bowl on his ninth career starts, then it's then everyone's going to be like, or at least some people are gonna be like, yeah, I told you he was not as good as we thought. He's like, that's such a high bar.

It's insane pressure. I know. And we were talking about has he hasn't he done enough already? Yeah.

To show that he should be the guy next year. I absolutely think so. And, you know, I'm curious to hear your take on him and just like what you think what you're seeing and if you think it's real.

And if you tell me, tell me it is real. Yeah. Because we're seeing. Yes. Yes.

Like it is real. And he has not made the mistake yet. Exactly. Inevitably, he will. Of course. And the question is, what will happen? Yeah.

Will it come at a point where it'll be too late for him to do anything about it? Because heaven forbid it happens in a game winning situation. Yeah, right. In fourth quarter.

Or does it happen on the biggest stage possible, the Super Bowl? Right. And so what will happen then? But we still haven't seen it yet. I know. So it doesn't matter. And I kind of find it still a little bit too early to talk about next year.

Yeah. Because there's still so much on the line here. But they're going to have a decision to make. Do they go back and give it to Trey Lance? Put a lot into him as well. But he's also two years down the road. It'll be a year number three. And there's, you know, he will wind up being potentially more expensive.

Or do you just already go with the kid you already know that the locker room is already into? And who's got three more years left on a contract that, you know, is peanuts. Like literally nothing. Yeah. I guess the next couple of weeks will inform a lot where like if this guy wins the Super Bowl, like there's your answer, right? Of course. Could you imagine?

If they benched him after winning the Super Bowl and going 9-0. Thanks for doing it. But that's the job of a backup. You did the job that was required of you. Thanks for playing. We're going somewhere else.

Like hell no. That's its own movie in its own right. We're writing it right now. It writes itself.

You're attached. We're writing it. Let's go pitch it.

But it is over what happens over the next two weeks. Dave Franco here on The Rich Eisen Show. So I'm just going to throw it out here because we've just met. You mentioned a wife and two cats. Is that your football watching crowd? That is my crowd. Yeah. Yeah.

We got a hardcore team. So you're watching by yourself these games? Essentially.

No, no. My wife is pretty good about it actually. Like when we first met and I was trying to get her into it. I remember the first game we watched, she immediately took to it where she ordered a vintage Niners hat on eBay just to pretend like she had been a fan for a long time.

What else can you ask for? Vintage. That's a veteran move. Exactly.

Oh, I've had this for so long even though they sell these already worn. There you go. Okay, where's she from? She's actually from L.A., from Pasadena. Alright, that's why she's, I mean, there's no football. She didn't grow up around football. That's true.

She didn't grow up around football at all. That's true. I've corrupted her a little bit though with, you know, I've got her a little bit on the Giants even though she grew up with the Dodgers. Okay, okay. She's a Warriors fan now. Okay, well I mean how can you not be?

Exactly. I mean Steph Curry is just, I mean what a dream come true. It's the most fun person to watch ever. So did you grow up in Candlestick? Did you go to games there? Yeah, oh yeah, I grew up going to Candlestick. Yeah, we would, me and my buddies would go earlier, go early and we would sit in the bleachers and try to get batting practice home runs and doing the whole thing. Did you go to any of the Niners games there too?

Some of them, not as many, but some, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That was, I mean, I remember being there. That was an old, old, old place.

It would get very cold there. I know. So have you been to the new spots at all? Yeah, amazing. Incredible. All right. And are you a Stanford fan too because you're at Palo Alto?

I am, but I don't keep up with college sports quite as much. Okay. Yeah.

Very good. Are you judging me for that? I am not judging, I judge nobody.

I judge absolutely nobody. Do you have a favorite sport if you had to pick one? Well, my first love, do you want to switch spots? Absolutely. Do you want to, do you really want to do that? I think we should do it.

This is great. We did this with Micah Parsons, became the Micah Parsons show. Yeah.

Now it's the Dave Franco show. Have you ever been on that show? I have. Oh, okay.

Last time I did this, Micah Parsons of the Dallas Cowboys sat in that seat. Oh, great. Okay. All right.

Yeah, tell me about your first love. We're talking sports still, right? We are. We can transition though to whatever you want. No, I'm just trying to figure out how to answer this question. My first love is baseball.

Okay. I loved baseball. I covered that at ESPN for all those many years. Was this something because of growing up and going to the games with maybe your dad or something like that?

My dad, my dad did not like sports at all. As a matter of fact, if I just thought, should I use the line I always use here? Sure, absolutely. If I followed my dad's passions, the Rich Eisen show would be about Judy Garland movies.

Okay. Also a very fun show. Yes, a very fun show. Has he since gotten more into sports because of how into you are? My dad would watch me all the time. Um, he would watch me all the time and he would say to me, I get phone calls from him like, boy, how do you keep saying the name Mitch Richmond without tripping up on yourself? Like that's the sort of, yeah, he would not ever really get Mitch Richmond five times real quick.

I was like, how could you do it? Oh, Mitch Richmond, Mitch Richmond, Mitch Richmond, Mitch Richmond, Mitch Richmond. Pretty good. Well, when I first started out, Dave, it was, it was the, uh, the Mitch Richmond Sacramento King's days as well.

So I started, I started up in Redding, you know, where Redding must be out there from Northern California. Absolutely. Real quick. Say Detlef Schrempf five times real quick. Uh, Detlef Schrempf, Detlef Schrempf, Detlef, I can't, trip me up. This Dave Franco show is a bitch. Tough gig.

It's a tough gig. Did you ever want to do this sort of thing? No, um, I was a pretty shy kid growing up. Um, I was, I was the kid in middle school.

I said like cumulative, probably eight words throughout middle school. And I had no intention of performing in any way. And, uh, I initially came out to LA to go to school. I was going to USC and I basically got forced into an acting class and I remember auditing the class. And so I was sitting in the back and the first people on stage, they started screaming and crying and hitting each other.

I was like, no, no, no, no, no. Uh, I stuck it out because I love, I love movies. I've always loved movies.

My first job ever, I was 14 years old working at a mom and pop video store and it was actually illegal for me to be working there at that age. And so they basically paid me by allowing me to take home as many movies as I wanted. And that was like my schooling and I just, I fell in love with it. And so I think with acting, even though, even though it took me a little while to kind of get comfortable with it.

Um, I guess I maybe subconsciously saw it as just like a way into the movie business. Fantastic. By the way, this seat is much lower than I would think. I know. I feel much more powerful over here. Yeah, I get it.

It's higher, Rich. Very good. If you weren't, if you weren't doing this, what would you be doing? Huh?

This show? Yeah. I'd be playing golf right now? No, nothing doing sports. Oh, okay. I mean like literally, um, I don't know. Why am I looking at you like, like I'm phoning friends. Like if I wasn't doing this, what would I be doing? You're a karaoke singer.

No, no. I mean, I did stand up before I did this. I did stand up comedy. You did some stand up?

I did. How many years? Um, about five years. Was it terrifying? Did you get comfortable with it?

I was, it's the toughest thing I've ever had to do. Absolutely. Yeah. Cause it's, it's makes this sort of the live stuff so easy.

That makes sense. Did you enjoy it while you were doing it? Um, it was so nerve wracking. Sometimes it would be so tough and the toughest part is after it was all over and you're hanging out with the fellow comics and they would be so miserable.

Are you still kind of in contact with any of that crew? No, not when I used to do it, but I just love comics. I love comedy. I love comedy.

That's what I like having here. What about in terms of, uh, does that kind of transition to the movies that you like? Are you into comedies or what? I'm a big, um, drama guy watching TV, but I do love comedies.

Big drama guy. My favorite, my favorite movie, my favorite movie, uh, comedy is midnight run. Great.

I mean one of the best buddy duos ever. I'm sorry to name any of the films that you're in. That's okay. Okay. That's okay.

Right. Which of my films do you like the most? And then which one do you like the least? And I'll give you some, if you don't know them, that's okay. I'm going to give you a list of some of them and you guys can kind of list them off too if you want.

Okay. I think your favorite is going to be super bad. I mean I do, I have two lines in that, so that's a little offensive that that's your favorite. They're good lines.

They're good lines. What about 21 Jump Street? I was in 22 Jump Street.

Oh wow. So without you and your performance, I wouldn't be getting $3 checks because I did a lot of ADR. This is with, um, uh, with, uh, for Will Forte.

This is some full circle stuff right here. I was in 22 Jump Street. I am the reason you have had any success from my, my role in 21 Jump Street, including this very segment. Absolutely. Yes. Okay.

What about Neighbors? Uh, it's a good movie. I just went higher.

I just went higher register. Interesting. Yeah. What's, what's your gripe with it? Uh, I just not for you.

This wasn't for me. Okay. It's his real life neighbors. Do you hate your real life neighbors?

Are we about to start a war? What's the matter with you? They're not listening. They're not listening. What the hell's the matter with you?

Why would you say that? Um, okay. Okay. But dramas for TV? Um, right now, what am I watching? You said you like dramas and when it comes to TV? I do. I do.

I'm Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul. Yes. Yes.

Currently, uh, deep into, uh, Yellowstone 1923, 1883 is one of the most incredible shows. Okay. Have you not seen it? Unbelievable. Just spectacular. I mean, that's all you're going to say? Give me something. The acting is incredible. The vistas are beautiful. Um, everything, the writing, the directing, the whole bit. He's a great writer. Love it.

Now, 1883. Taylor Sheridan. I cannot believe it. Did you see his movies before these shows?

Sicario and Hell or High Water? I did not. Get on it. Beautiful. That was Taylor Sheridan? I didn't know that. Yeah.

He wrote it. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

Wonderful. I mean, I don't know if there's any horses in it though. There's no horse. There's no horse in there.

I heard he went to Iowa State. Oh wow. We're getting a horse in there. Okay. Okay. How many horses are in Iowa? They have to.

It's a farm. Okay. Who's your, who's your favorite athlete that you like to talk to? Look at me. Because I talked to all the athletes with you watching.

Yeah, I understand. Who do I like? Who's up there? Who's up there? Doesn't have to be favorite. Joe Namath.

Joe Namath. That makes sense. Yeah. Yeah.

Kittle is amazing. Because he's just got that personality. He's having fun. Did you see how he found the, he found the, the, uh. Connection there. No.

He found the camera above him. Yeah. Did you see that moment?

No. Yeah. They had the, uh. It was like fourth quarter. Oh, I saw that. He was mugging for the sky cam. The game wasn't even over.

Something could have happened. I know that. He's having a good time out there though. I know. I love it. You got to respect it. We had Steve Young on last week. Steve Young was great. Absolutely. Yeah.

I love all my guys too. Irv. Michael Irvin. And when you think about those guys, I imagine like with Kittle, it's because he's got one of these personalities where is he a little more open? Is he excited? Just like he'll get personal. He's a human. He's a human. Got it. Got it.

He's just a, he's just a dude. Yeah. And he has fun with his job too. Correct.

Definitely. He has fun with his job too. Is it, is it wild that like, I guess I think about this, uh, where just like these athletes, you know, even talking about Brock Purdy, like how old is he? 22, 23? He's 23. He's old. Yes, I know.

These athletes, they're just, they seem larger than life, but they're, they're in their early mid twenties. I think your shirts probably older than that. You think so? Isn't it? Or are you doing what your wife did with the hat?

Like you bought something and makes it look old, but it's not, it's like, it might be the style. I think this is actually a newer shirt and I'm curious what you think because I, I, uh, you know, I made a romantic comedy, the movie that we were just talking about and I'm kind of dressing to theme and there was a lot of discussion about, is that cheesy? And we said, yes. Do we care?

I don't think so. No, no. It's fun. Spell my name right. Talk about my movie.

Let's go. You do look like you've, you've just stepped off the set of swingers right now. I gotta be honest with you. I think that's a compliment. I love that. It is a compliment. Definitely. It absolutely is a compliment. It's one of my favorite.

It's one of my favorite comedies. Yes. Changed everyone's life. Acknowledging the cheese. Yes. Is great. Yes. Are those broken hearts?

They're broken hearts. We're doing a slightly unconventional romantic comedy. It all makes sense. This is my favorite Dave Franco movie. Acknowledging the cheese. Fantastic. I don't know what movie that was.

I think that's the name of the Brock Purdy story. It's all coming together. Acknowledging the cheese. If it only was a packer, right?

That would have been totally on brand. Too easy. Look at that. All right. Dave, thanks for coming on here, brother. Oh, thanks for having me, man. You got it. Dave Franco.

How do I get him out of my chair? I'll be here all week this time. The local channels are like, I don't want that show. Wait a minute.

Huh? How much is Dave Franco available? Every day between like three and six Eastern, who knows? Thanks for coming on. Thanks for having me, man. You got it. Dave Franco is here.

Check out his new film. Somebody I used to know on Prime Video the Friday before the Super Bowl. Back here with our radio audience here on the Roku channel. And for our radio audience, I'm back in my host chair, and I'm now going to go to monster.com to find my next job because I know when scoring a next job, if there is such a thing, you go to monster.com because that's how you can find the best job for you. You got to bring your A game when you go to monster.com. And when you do, they find the spot that challenges your A game and puts you in the perfect position to join a new team. Tons of job openings on monster.com.

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How bad would that be? You go to a job site and you get hooked up and then they underpay you. Monster.com makes sure that doesn't happen. It's time to get off the sidelines and go to monster.com and win the job hunt.

Monster.com. I got to be honest with you, sitting in the guest chair, looking at somebody with that head of hair, sitting in this chair, I didn't like it. I didn't like it. I felt like if anybody just turned on the Roku channel and saw that, like what happened to Rich? Well, then Mike changed cameras.

No, I understand that. There I am in the guest chair, but just if anybody thought like, did I get like, I'm just wondering like, would he be that inside of my Russian nest egg? Like if you like turned like, you know, twisted me at the middle and this opened me up, Dave Franco would be in there. I think that's a win for you if that's the case. I know it'd be a win for me.

Somebody may or may not have reached out to my people to investigate whether I would want to investigate leaving you behind, sir, of the brotherhood, leaving the brotherhood behind. Rich, if you do it, but it'll be amazing. Oh, that's a plus. You say, go for it, huh? I am with Dion. Just remember. 10,000 percent.

Just remember how we feel about our locker right now. Well, he's a turncoat. Yeah. So you'd feel that way about me every single day. How come I want to get it done for free? Is it free?

Can I get it for free? I don't know. If I say I'm doing it and we both do it, like you've got to do it to do it. There you go. There you go. Problem is you don't have the donor hair. I've got the donor hair like, like honestly, like I've got, I've got a mullet compared to what you've got. I've got, I've got like, what does Hulk Hogan look like right now? TJ?

That's pretty much what I've got. Hogan's got the U. Let me tell you something, brother. I got a big U going.

Speaking of which, Hasselbeck's on tomorrow's program. Hey. How's that for a... Nice. We got Joe Mixon on tomorrow. Oof. I like it.

Joe Burr. Hey. Final four, baby. We're down to the final four.

This is unbelievable. Oh, I know that. These are the four best decisions, right? Well, yeah. Yeah, 100 percent.

I think so for sure. It's not only proven based on what we saw on the field. But nobody fluke-y made it in or anything, you know? Well, I mean, nobody fluke-y made it in. I'm just wondering if there was anybody here who saw these four teams being the best before the playoffs began.

TJ, you know? Did anyone see those teams? Did anybody tell people before the playoffs began, eh, they know they're the four best teams? These are the four best teams. How about before the season? Huh?

How about before the season? Before the season, I had the Bills number one. Brock was this close? I had two of them. You had two.

Who'd you have? You had the Chiefs? I had Chiefs and I had the Bengals in my preseason top five. I mean, that wasn't a tough call. I mean, they were closer. One of them had my first power ranking. Putting the Chiefs up there.

That was a stretch. This guy picked the Raiders. Well, that team, though. I had the Chiefs. I had the Chiefs. Everybody had the Chiefs. I had the Chiefs. I had the Chiefs. I had the Chiefs. I had the Chiefs. I had the Chiefs as a wild card team making the playoffs.

Well, on the table, TJ. You had the Chiefs. Well, the thing is, bottom line is, nobody cares what we got right.

They only care what we get wrong. If I only could get in a sports talk DeLorean, go back... And not do what you did? Go back to last March and just shake me awake in the middle of the night with a walkman just like... We tried, dog.

We tried. Just show up in a full-on get-up to look like I'm from the future and just tell... Are you Calvin Klein? Tell me. Yeah, exactly right.

Correct. You just go and tell myself... From the planet Voltron. Tell myself, tell you, I'm from planet Voltron and your Raider take stinks. Don't do it. It wasn't great. Don't do it. We did all that minus the headphone and the alien costume.

He plays in Van Halen. We tried to get you to do that. There it is. I wish. God, I wish. Man, I wish. By the way, you guys, speaking of Dave Franco, have you guys ever seen... If you haven't, it is funny.

There's a movie on Netflix, Day Shift, where Jamie Foxx plays a vampire hunter in the San Fernando Valley and it's Snoop Dogg and Dave Franco. Why don't you say something then when he's grilling me? I'm just sitting in the guest chair. I was just sitting back and enjoying... Enjoying the show.

Enjoying the show. You should have said something. I never saw that. I never saw that. Okay. It's recent.

It just came out last year. Okay. I feel like Larry David. Okay. Okay.

Okay, buddy. So that'll wrap it up for this edition of The Rich Eisen Show and I want to thank my guests today and I appreciate the Niners and the Chiefs coming through with Fred Warner and I appreciate the Chiefs coming through with the delightful Juju Smith-Schuster. Juju on that beat. Mike Mayock joining this program.

Mayock and Dave Franco, who was a very delightful human who got in this chair and started quizzing me like crazy. That was weird. That was weird. Well, no, Stone Street took over this chair once as well.

Remember that was Stone Street? Oh, yeah. It was an overtime.

An overtime segment after we were done with our show back in the day when we were doing extra segments day after class. He did that. I like those. But during the main show, it was just Mike and Dave though, right? That's correct. Yeah. Yeah.

So very rare thing. Glad I did it. You felt uncomfortable, didn't you?

It did. It was very uncomfortable answering questions, sitting up and looking at somebody with all that hair. Man, my gosh.

A lot of hair. So thanks for taking in this program tomorrow, Joe Mixon of the Bengals, Matthew Hasselbeck of the Worldwide Leader in Sports, and you never know what else. This show for the moment on the radio is Kaput. For over 40 years, Jim Ross has been the voice of wrestling. Nobody has stories like Jim Ross, and he shares his tales with cohost Conrad Thompson on Grilling JR. The best McMahon was the top heel in the Attitude Era. It was a fresh character. It was new. It was material that we had not seen or heard to that date. We couldn't have created a bigger or better heel. We wanted to make more heels, and we tried to make more heels, and we did, but nothing compared to Vince. The Grilling JR podcast. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.
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