Season One, Episode Nine
Veteran Detroit comedian Norm Stulz joins Mike Geeter and Seth Resler to talk about the ninth episode of Comedy Central’s Detroiters.
Here’s what they discussed:
- Actress Lea Ledesma was our guest on the previous podcast episode.
- Toughskins were a line of jeans sold by Sears with reinforced knees.
- Guest actor Larry Joe Campbell is a Second City Detroit alum.
- Hudson’s was a department store chain based in Detroit.
- Big Hank Cramblin was played by WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash.
- Better Made Chips are a key account in this episode.
- Here’s a list that ranks the Faygo flavors from worst to best.
- Towne Club is a popular local soda.
- The meeting with the Downriver Ale rep takes place at Top of the Pontch, formerly the Hotel Pontchatrain.
- Temple Bar makes another appearance in this episode.
- Norm got a pharmaceutical degree from Wayne State University.
- Is the Wayne County Insane Asylum a reference to Northville or Eloise?
- The scene with the orderlies was a reference to the 1987 Fat Boys movie Disorderlies.
- Big Hank’s wishlist includes visits to defunct Detroit landmarks, including the Lindell AC, Chin Tiki, Boblo Island Amusement Park, Michigan Theatre, the Pontiac Silverdome, and Old Tiger Stadium.
- Norm got his start at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle.
- Norm came up with comedian Tim Allen.
- Mike appeared on Kelly & Company with his ex-wife.
- Q: Which U.S. president was assassinated by a Detroiter?
- A: President William McKinley (assassinated by Leon Cszolgosz in Buffalo, New York).
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