Mets broadcast moment #4: The M&M Conversation
How you doin’?!
The classic Joey Tribbiani line made it on a broadcast this season. The Mets were hosting the Cardinals at Citi Field, and with Lars Nootbaar at the plate, Gary, Keith, and Ron, started talking about candy. Specifically, a fictional “Nootbaar.” Keith decided that a “Nootbar” would contain nougat, nuts, and a little caramel. Sounds pretty good to me.
Keith and Gary decided that this fictional candy bar would be an M&M product with a red color “for gusto and attitude,” according to Gary and “for the Cardinals,” according to Keith. They then started talking about the M&M’s on the left field wall. Gary decided the red, blue, and green M&M’s were New Yorkers, while the yellow one was more midwestern and friendlier like St. Louis.
The camera then zoomed in on the blue M&M and Ron chimed in “The blue one’s like ‘How you doin’?!’” They all shared a laugh over that one.
Watch the Joey Tribbiani moment here.
Mets broadcast moment #3: The Fake-Background Exposé
The Mets were on the road in Miami, Gary and Ron were calling the game from Connecticut, Steve was in the SNY studios in Manhattan, and there was a concert at Citi Field. Just your usual broadcast.
I don’t know the context of this, but the clip starts with Gelbs saying “I can’t see anything” over James McCann batting. SNY then cuts to a quad box of the four locations mentioned above, with Steve poking at the background behind him saying, “I know it looks… this is not real.” Gary got a case of the giggles from this.
“None of it’s real,” Ron replied.
“The illusion is part of what makes this work, Steve, and now you’ve busted the entire illusion!” Gary said.
“I’m nothing if not honest, I’m nothing without my integrity,” Steve said. “This is fake,” he added declaratively.
Gary started talking about how beautiful the view is from the SNY studios, prompting Steve to pull up the curtain. Unfortunately, there were no windows back there, just a blank wall.
“You should be getting the email, just about now, Steve,” Ron said. “From corporate,” Keith chimed in.
Watch it here.