Stern Show character and Largo-loving socialite Rocky Pendergast has been making phony phone calls to the inspirational radio show “Live! With Cathi” for quite some time but, thanks to a Nazi-hunting premise and assist from singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, the latest might be his greatest effort yet. “The new call is perhaps the most preposterous thing I’ve ever heard in the history of phony phone calls,” Howard said on Monday. “We just said fuck it, we’re going to push the limits on this one and we wanted to see what Cathi would believe.”
“Hello Cathi darling,” Rocky greeted with his familiar affectation. “It’s the 1940s and the schnapps are cold but the German invasion of Europe is hot, hot, hot.”
To Howard’s pleasant surprise, Cathi seemed to roll right with it. “Oh, you’re time traveling?” Cathi asked Rocky. “This is absolutely awesome.”
Joining Rocky in his blast to the past is singer-songwriter Aimee Mann. But when their plot to kill Hitler causes a rift in the space-time continuum, he and Ms. Mann are sucked out of existence.
“I never got to meet Steve Brandano,” the singer says of the longtime Stern Show staffer with regret before disappearing into the great unknown.
Listen to the entire call featuring very special guest and real-life Largo staple Aimee Mann (below).