Lionel on House of Cards Season Four
Netflix Season 4: Episode 11: Chapter 50
Lionel, as talk show host, interviews FLOTUS Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) as to POTUS Frank and FU2016.
Lionel is “[a]n intellectual known for his irreverent political and social humor.” (Newsweek)
“He wears the mantle of Lenny Bruce, with Lenny’s own tropisms: The Oblique, The Irreverent, The Tangential, The Concupiscent, The Polymorphous Perverse, The Arcane, The Numinous. And yet Lionel brings to the table his own savory: A love of the mother tongue and a gonzo vocabulary that puts his logo on all his works, whether talk-show hosting, standup-comic spritzing, or hanging out – with himself a minor art form.” (Jerry Wexler)
Lionel is an Emmy® Award winner and is fond of speaking of himself in the third person.
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The troika. The triumvirate. The monumentally talented trio. The inimitable Gary McHenry is on the left. Tedd Webb and Jack Harris are to his left, respectively. (But certainly not politically.) These were the glory days of Tampa talk radio. Never equalled, never approximated since.
This is history. Gary McHenry, Bob Lassiter and Bob Schuman. Three greats, all since passed. Lassiter was without peer, nonpareil. With a voice that could shatter wood. Singularly talented. A radio pioneer. Bob Schuman was a mensch. Jocular, always in a great mood. A man known for having a large enema bag dangling from his office ceiling like a Calder mobile.
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Listen for his laugh.
A listener forwarded this to me. The quality is poor. You can hear the ubiquitous Tampa Bay area lightning storm yonder. This was just a moment of interplay. Unrehearsed and spontaneous with that beauteous laugh of Hay’s. That cachinnation that makes my soul smile.