Episode 171″- Ethan’s Archives: Dr. Demento (Part 1)
Original Air Date – September 7, 2022
Dave and Ethan present part one of the interview Ethan recorded with Dr. Demento back in August 2015! Dr. Demento shares the story behind his name, meeting a young “Weird Al” Yankovic, when he became a disc jockey full-time, his first-ever interview, and the definitive origin of his iconic top hat!
Dr. Demento has been celebrating “mad music and crazy comedy” on the airwaves playing everything from Spike Jones to Frank Zappa for nearly five decades. He is responsible for introducing the world to the Dr. Demento Show’s #1 most requested song of all time, “Fish Heads”, and even launching the career of the most successful artist in the entire history of funny music–“Weird Al” Yankovic.