Wacky Weathermen

Sonny Elliiot

How long has this been a problem?  I remember the Weathermen from back in the 70’s when I was growing up who thought they were standup comics.  Please! Just give the forcast.  We don’t need any jokes, songs or pathetic banter from you.  Don’t get me wrong.  There are some good ones out there.  They give the weather and that is it. 

Before I forget though, when did the Weathermen become so important?  I swear, these days they break in for anything…ANYTHING!  “Wind gusts of 20mph?  Let’s break in to the season ending show!!”  Then, when they do break in, they don’t just alert you, they stay on for 5 – 10 minutes!  After getting complaints they always come out the next day and tell the public how important it was that they broke in and they are only doing it to save lives!  Well, if that is the case, why don’t you ever see them break in to commercials then?  When I was a kid the best we would get would be a 30 second flash DURING commercials then maybe the scroll at the bottom of the screen.  Now, we get a break in during the show then, not just a scroll at the bottom.  We get a scroll, a radar on the side and a Doppler Weather logo at the top.  You usually can’t even see what is going on due to all that.

We need a 20 year moratorium on this.  Give us 20 years with no zanny forecasts and no earth shatterting snow storm interruptions and the world will be a better place!


3 Responses to “Wacky Weathermen”

  1. Jeff Slater Says:

    But I always liked Sonny Elliot. As of a few years ago, he was still doing the weather on WWJ – 950 AM in Detroit. He always had a few corny jokes.

  2. Marty Says:

    Larry Sprinkle cut me off in traffic one day. I knew who he was by the personalized plate. And the hair.

  3. Roland Says:

    He was the Tidy Bowl man, remember!

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