A Kevin and Bean Glossary

AFRO Line, The

Posted in AFRO Line, Lightning by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

Kevin and Bean’s voicemail line, which is (323) 520-AFRO. Callers dial up this number to leave their rants, jokes, puerile noises, and other commentary, which sometimes makes it on the air.

A month?

Posted in Lightning by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

Anytime somebody mentions the phrase “a month” during casual conversation, other people on the show inevitably repeat the phrase in question form, “a month?” with a corny impersonation of Lightning’s voice. The practice comes from Lightning’s ubiquitous A.I.S. commercials during which he talks to a listener and reacts with fake surprise about how much money the listener was able to save each month.


Posted in Anna?, Lightning by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

Upon the death of Anna Nicole Smith, a bit was produced by Lightning where “KROQ microphones” were supposedly on the scene to record Anna Nicole’s collapse. The closing seconds of the bit include Lightning as a bystander who asks “Anna?” in an unusally deep voice. The riff has since been extended to include clips of “Cow?” (after one of Bean’s farm animals), “Captain?” (after the the comicbook death of Captain America), and “Buzz?” (presuming Bean bored Buzz Aldrin to death).

Brow Down

Posted in Lightning, Psycho Mike by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

Psycho Mike’s parody of hip hop song “Bow Down” in which Mike mocks hirsute intern “Brow” and Armenian stereotypes in general. Lightning’s accompanying video generated thousands of angry comments on You Tube.


Posted in Former staff, Lightning by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

The nickname for former producer Jay Tilles, based on his slow movements. After getting a lightning bolt tattoo, the cast temporarily refused to refer to him as “Lightning” and instead called him “DJ Tweeter”, a reference to the pitch of his voice.

The name also gave way to a segment “Lightning Strikes” during which Lightning’s absurd opinions are aired and ridiculed.