A Kevin and Bean Glossary

Duke of Tarzana, The

Posted in Duke of Tarzana, Kevin by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

A nickname Kevin bestowed upon himself as part of a prank to have mail delivered to various comical aliases.

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Helicopters

Posted in Helicopters, Kevin by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

Following his receiving of a flight to Coachella in a friend’s helicopter, Kevin was mocked for his apparent superiority over other concert attendees, something that often resurfaces when other events come up. The bit was even turned into a game where callers would try to guess Kevin’s mode of transportation to the next concert: “Dude, What’s My Ride?”

Hot Bell, The

Posted in Bean, Ding!, Hot Bell, Kevin, King of Mexico by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

Bean often rings a bell at the mention of an attractive woman’s name. The practice extends to when callers specifically greet Lisa May, usually with a suggestive tone. At one point, a children’s bicycle bell was used when attractive but underage stars were mentioned, such as the Olsen Twins and Lindsey Lohan. The cowbell is also used for larger women like Oprah Winfrey.

Bean’s judgment in using the bell has come into question at points, leading to debates over whether a particular woman (such as Hayden Panettiere) is “bell worthy”. Kevin has also taken to playing a backward-playing bell sound effect to undo Bean ringing the bell for people such as Zac Efron and Betty White.

In April 2009, a gong sound effect was introduced for use with unattractive women (i.e. Kirsten Dunst). The possible use of a Chewbacca growl as a negative bell was suggested, but Dave the King of Mexico’s attempt to make such a noise was hilariously weak. An actual clip of the Star Wars character has since been used.

Joyner, Robbie

Posted in Kevin, Robbie Joyner by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

Kevin’s neighbor as a child. Whenever the show interviews somebody who accomplished something at a young age, Kevin invariably pipes up that “When I was [that age] I was still throwing rocks at my neighbor Robbie Joyner.”

Kevin Breaks Up Bands

Posted in Kevin, Kevin Breaks Up Bands by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

Since he reported the break-up of Rage Against the Machine before it was officially announced, Kevin is often blamed for causing the break-up, a trend that continued with Blink 182 and Audioslave.

Nope.com

Posted in Bean, Kevin, Nope.com by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

A sarcastic way to respond in the negative, originating in an interview with the founder of a website, LATaketheLions.com, which encouraged the relocation of the horrible Detroit Lions to Los Angeles. Kevin quipped that he was going to start his own site, “nope.com”. As the term gained popularity on the show, Bean explored the possibility of purchasing the URL, but found that the owner of the name was seeking a six-figure payoff, quickly ending the likelihood that Bean would own yet another undeveloped domain name.

Thriller interuption

Posted in Armenian Comedian, Kevin by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

Whenever a caller tries to plug a website that the guys are not enthusiastic about, Kevin plays a clip of Michael Jackson’s song “Thriller” loud enough to drown out the site’s URL. The caller is often invited to mention the website again, but is then drowned out by “Thriller” again. The practice began when the organizer of “Thrill the World”, an attempt to break a world record for number of people performing the Thriller dance at the same time, was interviewed on the show about his inane project.

The act has been reduced to verb form, as in “he got thrilled”.

The ultimate “thrilling” took place at Kevin and Bean’s first “April Foolishness” comedy concert. After several talented and successful comedians performed, Kevin and Bean introduced the Armenian Comedian to the audience. Before Sam could tell a single joke, the curtain dropped and the Thriller music played.

During and following an interview with a guy trying to promote “Top Gun Day”, the practice was modified to use the Kenny Loggins song “Danger Zone” instead.