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Encyclopedia > Pardon the Interruption
Pardon the Interruption
Image:Pardon the Interruption logo.png
Format Sports talk and debate
Starring Tony Kornheiser
Michael Wilbon
Tony Reali
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of episodes 1,351 (as of November 12, 2007)[1]
Production
Location(s) Washington, D.C.
Running time 30 minutes
+ ~3 minutes (SportsCenter segment)
Broadcast
Original channel ESPN
Original airing October 22, 2001
Chronology
Preceded by Around the Horn
Followed by SportsCenter
Related shows The Sports Reporters
Around the Horn
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Pardon the Interruption (abbreviated PTI) is a sports television show that airs weekdays on various ESPN TV channels, TSN, NASN, XM, and Sirius satellite radio services, and as a downloadable podcast. It is hosted by Washington Post columnists and longtime friends Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, who discuss, and frequently argue over, the top stories of the day in "sports... and other stuff" (as Kornheiser put it in the show's original promo). Either Tony Reali (host of ESPN's Around the Horn) or the uncredited "producer over the loudspeaker" serve as moderator for parts of the show, which is filmed in Washington, D.C. A sport consists of a physical activity or skill carried out with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of a skill, or some combination of these. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Debate (North American English) or debating (British English) is a formal method of interactive and position representational argument. ... Anthony Irwin Kornheiser (born July 13, 1948) is an American sportswriter and columnist for The Washington Post, as well as a radio and television talk show host. ... Michael R. Wilbon (born November 19, 1958) is an American sportswriter and columnist. ... Anthony Joseph Paul Tony Reali (born July 4, 1978 in Staten Island, New York) is an American sports personality and television host, and the current host of Around the Horn on ESPN. He is also the ombudsman or stat boy on Pardon the Interruption. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Not to be confused with the baseball term around the horn. This article is about the ESPN sports discussion show. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ... The Sports Reporters is a sports talk show that airs on ESPN at 10 a. ... Not to be confused with the baseball term around the horn. This article is about the ESPN sports discussion show. ... A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel and is Canadas leading English language sports television channel. ... NASN, (North American Sports Network), is a television channel available in Ireland and the UK, and now across Europe. ... “XM” redirects here. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ... // A satellite radio or subscription radio (SR) is a digital radio signal that is broadcast by a communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical range than terrestrial radio signals. ... A podcast is a digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers. ... The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C.. It is also one of the citys oldest papers, having been founded in 1877. ... Anthony Irwin Kornheiser (born July 13, 1948) is an American sportswriter and columnist for The Washington Post, as well as a radio and television talk show host. ... Michael R. Wilbon (born November 19, 1958) is an American sportswriter and columnist. ... Anthony Joseph Paul Tony Reali (born July 4, 1978 in Staten Island, New York) is an American sports personality and television host, and the current host of Around the Horn on ESPN. He is also the ombudsman or stat boy on Pardon the Interruption. ... Not to be confused with the baseball term around the horn. This article is about the ESPN sports discussion show. ... ...


Similar in format to CNN's Crossfire, PTI is known for its humorous and often loud tone, as well as the "rundown" graphic listing the topics yet to be discussed down the right-hand side of the screen. The show's popularity has led to the creation of similar shows on ESPN, and similar segments on other series, and the rundown graphic has since been implemented on the morning editions of SportsCenter that are repeated from the previous night's last live broadcast, among many imitators. The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... December 6, 2004 edition of Crossfire. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ...


PTI debuted on October 22, 2001.[2] It airs daily at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN (if not pre-empted by live events such as golf), and is repeated on numerous ESPN sister outlets (see "Broadcast details" below). The show originally also aired Sunday evening, but this was short-lived. is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the sport. ...


PTI is produced by ESPN Original Entertainment. The show's launch team and daily production management was led by broadcast executive Todd Mason. ESPN Original Entertainment logo ESPN Original Entertainment or EOE is a production company that developes various branded programming for ESPN, an American sports entertainment cable channel. ...

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Broadcast details

Pardon the Interruption airs live at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN. The following outlets carry the show at other times:

  • ESPNEWS airs the show at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, with the TV picks, errors and "Happy happy time" removed.
  • WXTR, ESPN Radio affiliate for Washington, DC (where both Kornheiser and Wilbon are based), airs the entire show at 7:05 p.m. Eastern Time and again at 5:30 a.m. the next morning.
  • WMVP, ESPN Radio affiliate in Chicago (Wilbon's hometown) airs the show at 7:05 p.m. Central Time.
  • The ESPN Radio network makes an edited version available to its affiliates, with only a few segments, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. An ESPN Radio SportsCenter update is inserted at 6:40.
  • TSN airs the show live at 5:30 p.m. and cuts out before the SportsCenter segment. If pre-empted, the broadcast will air at a later time.
  • Since April 17, 2006, ESPN has also offered a free audio podcast which cuts out commercials and includes all segments.

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The set

Pardon the Interruption is unique in its studio layout, featuring a "wall" full of cut-out cardboard heads of athletes and celebrities that have previously been used in the "Role Play" segment, bobblehead dolls of the show's hosts and Reali, Etch-A-Sketch art of Kornheiser and Wilbon, and several other toys and trinkets they have received, such as Kornheiser's beloved "Leg Lamp" from A Christmas Story. A bobblehead doll of Chicken Little. ... The classic red-and-white Etch A Sketch model The Etch A Sketch is a toy that is relatively flat and rectangular, looking somewhat like a small television. ... Trinket Island (86 sq km) is part of the Nicobar Islands chain, located in the northeast Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. ... For the Christian Christmas story, see Nativity of Jesus A Christmas Story is a 1983 film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, including material from his books In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickeys Night of...


For different American holidays, the set will also be decorated with other props to match the theme of the day. For example, on Halloween, carved jack-o'-lanterns of the host's heads are also present. The color of the rundown graphic is also changed to mesh with the holiday theme (e.g. red, white, and blue to represent Independence Day, green for St. Patricks Day, red and green for Christmas). Theatrical properties, or props, are items used in stage plays and similar entertainments to further the action. ... Jack-o-lanterns may be carved with a friendly face, above, a menacing sawtooth scowl, or any look in between. ... Fourth of July redirects here. ... St. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ...


Due to Kornheiser's announcing job on Monday Night Football, every Monday during the NFL regular season, the show is taken to the location of that week's game, with the set being a standard ESPN "on-location" set. MNF redirects here. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


Segments

PTI is divided into several segments. It is not unusual for the last point or topic in each section to be about a non-sports-related pop-culture event. On rare occasions, the show will stray from its basic format, such as on August 9, 2005, when baseball commissioner Bud Selig was the guest at the very top of the show for an extended interview. is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Allan Huber Bud Selig, Jr. ...


Other than the pop-culture topics, most topics discussed involve the The Big Four of American team sports: baseball, basketball, football and hockey. Both hosts are avid fans of volleyball, tennis, golf, and boxing and discuss events in those sports frequently. However, other sports such as soccer and auto racing receive much less coverage, and the hosts do little to hide their lack of interest or knowledge on those topics. The term major professional sports league is used to describe the most important and well regarded leagues in the biggest professional sports in a country or region. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... Soccer redirects here. ... A Peugeot 206 World Rally Car Motor racing and Motorsports redirect here. ...


Segments included in the vast majority of shows are:


The Introduction

Kornheiser and Wilbon welcome viewers to the show with opening banter. Wilbon usually opens the show with the line, "Pardon the Interruption... but I'm Mike Wilbon." Wilbon will then put a question to Kornheiser concerning one of the day's sports or pop culture issues. Kornheiser often responds with a slightly inappropriate joke, such as one week in the spring of 2007 when he spent an entire week mocking the pronunciation of the planet Uranus. Guest hosts will use a similar script to introduce themselves. For example, Dan Le Batard will often welcome the viewers by pointing at the camera and yelling "BAM!". The two will then continue a conversation while the opening title card is shown. For other uses, see Uranus (disambiguation). ... Dan Le Batard is an American newspaper sportswriter, radio host, and television reporter. ... In motion pictures, an intertitle is a piece of filmed, printed text edited into the midst of (i. ...


As the title card is shown, the theme song (as well as the commercial outro music) thematically references the song "Cut Your Hair" by Pavement. This is probably meant as a joke, as both Kornheiser and Wilbon are bald. The introduction can also be extended in order to pull a joke as they did on April Fools Day 2008. Wilbon and Kornheiser stated that the Kansas University Davidson College game's last 16 seconds was invalid due to a player on the floor already having five fouls. then stating that the last 16 seconds would be replayed. For other uses, see Outro (album). ... Pavement was an influential American indie rock band in the 1990s. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Davidson College is a private liberal arts college for 1,700 students in Davidson, North Carolina, USA. Both the town and college were named for Brigadier General William Lee Davidson, a Revolutionary War commander. ...


Headlines

After the introduction (invariably, it's Kornheiser saying "Welcome to the 'PTI' program, boys and girls," and reciting a few one-line "teasers" of the upcoming topics), Kornheiser and Wilbon usually debate five or six topics. Each issue is listed in chronological order on the right side of the screen, and a countdown timer is shown indicating how much time is allotted to discuss a particular issue. Most topics are less than 1:30, but major news stories can run two or three minutes. If there is no guest for "Five Good Minutes," three or four additional headlines will run during the second segment.


Five Good Minutes

Kornheiser and Wilbon interview a sports figure, writer, or analyst typically for a period of time from three to five and a half minutes. The interview itself is actually recorded prior to the rest of the show and then trimmed down for broadcast. According to PTI's remote producer, with some exceptions, guests are booked the day of the show as they try to obtain the most relevant news of the day.[3] Other times, there are two "Five Good Minutes" segments with two different guests; there are also shows where two related guests appear during one segment, such as Joe Buck and Tim McCarver of MLB on FOX broadcasts. There have also been occasions where Kornheiser or Wilbon, while on vacation or in another city to cover an event and not hosting the show, have been the subject of "Five Good Minutes" themselves. In broadcast engineering, a remote broadcast (usually just called a remote or a live remote) is broadcasting done from a location away from the regular studio. ... For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941) is an American former Major League baseball catcher, and a current broadcaster for FOX Sports. ... Major League Baseball on FOX or MLB on FOX is a weekly presentation of Major League Baseball games on the Fox television network. ...


On Mondays during the football season, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski, a former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback (a.k.a. "Jaws" and "the Polish Rifle" - the latter usually rendered in a Howard Cosell-like voice), is usually the guest, to offer analysis of the previous day's games and a prediction for the Monday Night Football game that night. Ronald Vincent Jaws Jaworski (born March 23, 1951 in Lackawanna, New York) is a former American football player and currently an NFL analyst on ESPN. He is referred as the King of Tape Breakdown with his ability to break down plays. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Howard William Cosell, born Howard William Cohen (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist on American television. ... MNF redirects here. ...


On rare occasions, "Five Good Minutes" runs long, such as on June 8, 2005 when NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus's interview ran 11 minutes, forcing the cancellation of the following segment (Role Play), and on March 23, 2007 when USC basketball coach Tim Floyd's interview ran 9 minutes as he talked about O.J. Mayo. is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... NFL redirects here. ... Drew Rosenhaus (born October 29, 1966) is among the best known American football sports agents. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The University of Southern California Trojans basketball programs are college basketball teams that compete in the Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and represent the University of Southern California on the court. ... Tim Floyd (born February 25, 1954) is the current head coach of the University of Southern California mens college basketball team. ... Ovinton JAnthony O.J. Mayo, (born November 5, 1987 in Huntington, West Virginia), is a college basketball player for the University of Southern California (USC). ...


Featured segments

After "Five Good Minutes", or after extended "Headlines" if there is no guest, PTI uses a variety of different segments to talk about other sports news and make predictions. These featured segments often end with a pop culture topic. Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ...


"Mail Time" and "Toss Up" are featured at least once for every full week of episodes. During Mail Time (in which Wilbon provides the voice of the mailbox) the hosts read and respond to viewer e-mail that they take out of a talking mailbox. Early in PTI's run, an intern named Josh read the mail to the hosts. When the show changed over to the talking mailbox, Wilbon would express disgust at the mail voice, demanding it be omitted, which is why the mail read on air is no longer written by viewers, but rather staff of the show itself. For Toss Up, the two hosts choose between two sides of a topic announced by the producer over the loudspeaker, and Kornheiser always claims to be the winner. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Other frequently used segments are "Odds Makers" and "Role Play". Odds Makers is featured weekly and involves the hosts giving their prediction in the form of a percentage about the likeliness of a future event occurring. Reali gives the topics and keeps track of responses on a chalkboard, to which he refers at the end of the segment in order to declare a winner. A selection at either extreme of 100% or 0% is well-respected, with the latter being coined by Reali as "squadoosh". Role Play, featured in almost every week but less so than earlier in PTI's run, is referred to as "Heads on Sticks" because the hosts alternate speaking as a sports figure with the person's picture on a stick in front of their faces. After a picture is used, it is usually stuck somewhere in the background of the set until it is replaced. Recently, the sexual nature of the title of this segment has been noticed, as a suggestive musical cue leads the segment as well as Kornheiser telling Wilbon on the first Role Play "Wilbon will give, I will receive". Sports betting is the general activity of predicting sports results by making a wager on the outcome of a sporting event. ... A chalkboard, with multiple colors of chalk Blackboard Chalk A quadruple chalkboard at the Helsinki University of Technology A chalkboard or blackboard is a reusable writing surface on which text or drawings are made with chalk or other erasable markers. ... In roleplaying, participants adopt and act out the role of characters, or parts, that may have personalities, motivations, and backgrounds different from their own. ...


"Psychic Hotline" and "Good Cop, Bad Cop" are segments where the hosts take on different roles to discuss the given topics. The set is decorated with candles and a plasma lamp for Psychic Hotline, the latter of which a host will touch to hear the question in the form of a pre-recorded phone call. The question asks the hosts to predict what will happen in regards to an upcoming sporting event. Kornheiser wears a turban, in the style of Carnac the Magnificent, while Wilbon does not dress up at all. In Good Cop, Bad Cop, however, both hosts dress in police hats and sometimes sunglasses. This segment is featured rarely, and unlike Toss Up, the hosts must take an opposite stand on each topic, saying it is either good or bad. For prophecy in the context of revealed religions see Prophet. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


"Over/Under" is a segment that alternated weeks with Odds Makers when they were first introduced, but is now featured occasionally. The hosts argue over whether a certain sports figure or team will go over or under a certain number (e.g. 40 home runs, 60 wins). Reali also announces the topics for this segment, holding cards up with the statistic, as well. In order to help prevent a "push" (a Wilbon trademark), a decimal figure is sometimes used (e.g 2.5 touchdowns). "Food Chain", where the hosts rank a top five list of teams, has fizzled out as a segment. Kornheiser and Wilbon usually have variations in their lists, with Wilbon posting his as each team is introduced. Wilbon refers to his as "A real man's board!", but when Kornheiser switches to his, he claims, "Thats it! That's the list!" A third rare segment is "Fair or Foul". It was introduced on February 28, 2007 after the hosts began repeating the words "fair or foul" for a few episodes because a viewer email including them earlier in the week. The hosts discuss a variety of topics and decide if each is fair or foul (acceptable or not). If a host believes a topic is "foul", he could threw a yellow football penalty flag and/or blow a whistle. An over-under or over/under bet is a wager in which a sportsbook will predict a number for a statistic in a given game (usually the combined score of the two teams), and bettors wager that the actual number in the game will be either higher or lower than... Homerun redirects here. ... Food chains, food webs and/or food networks describe the feeding relationships between species to another within an ecosystem. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Additionally, during the early run of PTI, a "Doctors" segment was featured rarely, in which the hosts had to choose which head to cut off and throw in the trash out of two that were stuck together. The hosts dressed up as doctors for this segment, using coats and assorted accessories. Finally, a "time-machine" game was played once in 2005 and never returned.


Another early segment was called "Love Em or Leave Em" where a female voice cooing "Ooo La-La!" was played before the hosts discussed an individual (whose head was on a stick) they were either "leaving" or "loving" and keeping on their side.


Happy Happy Time

This segment usually starts with Kornheiser saying, "It's time to get happy." The hosts send out a "Happy Birthday", a "Happy Anniversary" (generally something that happened on the same date in the past rather than an anniversary), and a "Happy Trails" (a departure of some sort, such as a firing, injury, retirement, or death).


Errors/Corrections

If time allows, Reali (nicknamed "Stat Boy") corrects any factual errors that Kornheiser and Wilbon may have made. When Dan Le Batard is hosting, he refers to Reali as "Stat Face", while Jay Mariotti calls Reali "Stat Man". Dan Le Batard is an American newspaper sportswriter, radio host, and television reporter. ... Jay Mariotti (born 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American sportswriter. ...


TV Picks

Kornheiser and Wilbon give their recommendations for television viewing for the night as the last discussion segment of the show before SportsCenter.


Wilbon usually chooses a sporting event. However, it isn't uncommon for him to give a pick of Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal, Lost, The Sopranos, Smallville or Ugly Betty, either via first-run or TiVo playback. Often, Wilbon will simply recommend leaving the house and having fun, especially on Friday nights. He often mentions taking in a local sporting event or festivities of a city, if he happens to be on location. Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. ... Boston Legal is an American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ... LOST redirects here. ... This article is about the television series. ... Smallville is an American television series created by writer/producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, and was initially broadcast by The WB. After its fifth season, the WB and UPN merged to form The CW, which is the current broadcaster for the show in the United States. ... Ugly Betty is a Emmy-winning[1] American television comedy-drama series starring America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Rebecca Romijn and Vanessa Williams. ... TiVo (pronounced tee-voh, IPA: ) is a popular brand of digital video recorder (DVR) in the United States (and coming to Canada in December 7, 2007) and is a consumer video device which allows users to capture television programming to internal hard disk storage for later viewing (time shifting), provides...


Kornheiser, on the other hand, will often opt for specials on the E! Network, such as an E! True Hollywood Story. He is also a huge fan of American Idol and former fan of 24, which he says jumped the shark in Season 6. He rarely states that he will watch a sporting event, saying that they are on past his bedtime. On July 18, 2006, Wilbon stated that all he watches in the summer is Will & Grace and Frasier. E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ... E! True Hollywood Story is a TV documentary series on the E! Entertainment Television cable and DBS channel that deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and well-known public figures. ... For the current American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... For other uses, see 24 (disambiguation). ... The infamous moment when Fonzie jumps over a shark while on water skis. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Will & Grace is a popular American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006. ... Frasier is an American sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane. ...


Goodnight

This concludes the half-hour broadcast of the show, where Kornheiser bids farewell to foreign viewers. The segment during SportsCenter is not shown in Canada, where the program airs on TSN, so when Wilbon makes the toss to Bristol, Connecticut, where ESPN's studios are located, Kornheiser usually says "Goodnight, Canada" while waving a Canadian flag, while Wilbon mentions the upcoming SportsCenter segment. This article is about the American ESPN show. ... The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel and is Canadas leading English language sports television channel. ... Nickname: Mum City Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Central Connecticut Incorporated (town) 1785 Incorporated (city) 1911 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor William T. Stortz Area  - City 69. ... The National Flag of Canada, popularly known as the Maple Leaf and lUnifolié (French for the one-leafed), is a base red flag with a white square in its centre featuring a stylized, 11-pointed, red maple leaf. ...


PTI on SportsCenter

On July 25, 2005, the format of the show was altered to merge the final part of the show with the beginning of the 6:00 PM ET SportsCenter. After the opening segment of SportsCenter (normally 10-14 minutes), they return to debate an additional sports-related topic, then end with The Big Finish. The Big Finish topics are actually listed in the run-down, which was not the case before the format change. For the re-air on ESPNEWS, the show moves straight to the post-SportsCenter topic after the third commercial break, skipping the happy time and TV picks. According to Nielsen ratings, PTI paired with Around the Horn combined to average more viewers than SportsCenter.[4] is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ... Nielsen, a surname originally meaning son of Niels (cf. ... Not to be confused with the baseball term around the horn. This article is about the ESPN sports discussion show. ...


Additional Topic

Kornheiser and Wilbon discuss one additional topic, or augment earlier discussion on the same topic, for at least one minute. This segment may also be used to address a breaking story that ties in with SportsCenter.


The Big Finish

For the final 60 seconds of the show, the hosts alternate making comments on several other stories, usually ending with Wilbon picking a winner in a sporting event later that night. The segment (and show) ends with Kornheiser saying, "We're out of time, we'll try to do better the next time," and Wilbon saying "Same time tomorrow, knuckleheads." Kornheiser will wave the show logo (on a stick) in front of his face and whisper "PTI!" similar to the closing graphic as the show signs off. (Kornheiser started doing this during a period of time where the finish of PTI bled into the beginning of SportsCenter, where Wilbon would plug the upcoming 6 PM SportsCenter in place of the PTI closing graphic.)


Since Kornheiser has been a Monday Night Football analyst, Monday editions of PTI are taped in the host stadium and air in the former (30-minute) format, with no SportsCenter segment, therefore having "The Big Finish" airing before SportsCenter. MNF redirects here. ...


Running gags

The longevity and popularity of the show has led to numerous running jokes between Wilbon and Kornheiser that longtime viewers will recognize. Some of these include such gags as The Bald Brotherhood, Beatdown!, Strug-a-ling, The Yanks and the Sawks!, The Penguin Dance, Let Me Axe You Something, and The Trampoline Bear. The longevity and popularity of the ESPN show Pardon the Interruption, like its sister show Around the Horn, has led to numerous running jokes between hosts Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser that longtime viewers recognize. ...


In addition, for the first 3½ years of the show, Kornheiser only hosted a few shows away from the studio, with Wilbon during the week of Super Bowl XXXVI. Meanwhile, Wilbon has hosted many shows at the location of a sporting event he was attending. This has resulted in much teasing of Kornheiser by Wilbon, including Kornheiser's fear of flying. Finally, on March 27, 2006, Kornheiser for the first time hosted the show away from the studio while Wilbon remained back at the set, as Kornheiser was in Orlando, Florida, covering the NFL owners meetings. For the first time in November 2006, Kornheiser and Wilbon "chatted split-screen" from two different locations away from Washington, D.C. Date February 3, 2002 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback (New England) Favorite Rams by 14 National anthem Mariah Carey Coin toss George H. W. Bush and Roger Staubach Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime show U2 Attendance 72,922 TV in the United States Network FOX... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 261. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...


Kornheiser and Wilbon in other media

The short-lived CBS show Listen Up was based on the life of Tony Kornheiser. In it, the main characters Tony Kleinman (Jason Alexander) and Bernie Widmer (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) co-hosted an off-beat sports show titled "Listen Up!"[5] On the day "Listen Up" debuted, Warner and Alexander appeared in character on PTI's intro. This article is about the broadcast network. ... Listen Up! was a short-lived CBS television series that aired from September 20, 2004 until April 25, 2005. ... Anthony Irwin Kornheiser (born July 13, 1948) is an American sportswriter and columnist for The Washington Post, as well as a radio and television talk show host. ... Jason Alexander (born Jason Scott Greenspan on September 23, 1959) is a Jewish American television, cinema and musical theatre actor, best known for his role as George Costanza on the hit television series Seinfeld. ... Malcolm-Jamal Warner (born August 18, 1970 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an African-American actor. ...


Kornheiser and Wilbon appeared as themselves on PTI in the 2004 film Mr. 3000, including doing a Role Play segment with Kornheiser posing as Stan Ross (Bernie Mac) at one point. Mr. ... Bernie Mac (born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5, 1957 (sometimes incorrectly given as 1958) in Chicago, Illinois) is a two time Emmy Award-nominated American actor and comedian. ...


On February 8, 2006, it was announced that Tony Kornheiser would join Mike Tirico and Joe Theismann in the broadcast booth during Monday Night Football beginning in the 2006 NFL season. Kornheiser has continued to host PTI, and Wilbon joins him on the road as they broadcast PTI each Monday from the site of the MNF game, and there has also been an extra PTI segment inserted during halftime of ESPN's Monday Night games. In the months leading up to the 2006 NFL season, Kornheiser would often offer self-deprecating comments on the PTI show, saying that he'd be horrible for the MNF job or that he wished that certain people that are topics on the show would ride the bus with him to the game, as he has an admitted fear of flying. On the April 6, 2006, edition of PTI, the same day that the upcoming NFL season's schedule was released, Kornheiser gave a humorous insight into how he felt about his upcoming travel schedule, sarcastically commenting about how there weren't any East Coast games on the schedule. He also took the time to apologize to fans in Jacksonville, Florida, whose city Kornheiser described in his Washington Post column as having only Waffle Houses,[6] since there was a Monday Night game in Jacksonville on September 18, the second week of the NFL season. Kornheiser recently said on the show that if at all possible, he would like to avoid traveling to the city of Seattle again since each time he has gone there, the weather has been atrocious (such as the downpour and wind that was constant in week 9 against Oakland and the snowstorm in week 12 against Green Bay). is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mike Tirico is the lead broadcaster for ESPNs presentation of Monday Night Football. ... Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA), is a former American football quarterback in the NFL. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... MNF redirects here. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... “Jacksonville” redirects here. ... Waffle House is a restaurant chain with 1500 stores found in twenty-five states in the United States. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


PTI will be featured on future EA Sports video games due to the contract between ESPN and EA. The first game to have the feature is NBA Live 07 for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3.[7] current EA Sports logo EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on sports. ... NBA Live 07 is a basketball genre video game published by EA Sports following the NBA Live series. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ...


Beginning in 2007, Wilbon appears weekly as an analyst for GMC NBA Countdown show Sundays on ABC. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... GMC, formerly known as GMC Truck, is a brand name used on trucks, vans, and SUVs marketed in North America and the Middle East by General Motors. ... NBA Sunday Countdown, also known simply as NBA Countdown, is a weekly, thirty minute pregame show airing prior to each National Basketball Association (NBA) telecast on the American Broadcasting Company. ... The NBA on ABC is a TV show that telecasts NBA games on ABC Sports since Christmas Day 2002. ...


Wilbon is a frequent guest on Washington, D.C. radio station WWWT's The Tony Kornheiser Show. This article is about radio station WWWT. For the complete history of the Washington, D.C. 1500 kHz facility, which is the primary station in the multicast, see WTOP. WTWP redirects here; see also Washington Post Radio WWWT is a multicast on three radio stations in the Washington, D.C... The Tony Kornheiser Show is a sports radio talk show hosted by Tony Kornheiser. ...


Guest hosts

When one of the normal hosts is sick or on vacation, they have a guest host, usually another prominent sportswriter. Typically, Kornheiser and Wilbon almost never appear together during the summer months of July and August, as Major League Baseball is the only major sport in season. The most frequently seen guest hosts are sportswriters Dan Le Batard of The Miami Herald, Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe and J.A. Adande, formerly of the Los Angeles Times. Sportswriting (also sports writing) is a form of journalism that reports on sports topics and events. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Dan Le Batard is an American newspaper sportswriter, radio host, and television reporter. ... The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company. ... For the Washington, DC meteorologist, see Bob Ryan (meteorologist). ... The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and New England. ... Joshua Ade J.A. Adande (born October 25, 1970 in Los Angeles, CA) is a former sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times and a panelist for ESPNs Around the Horn and a guest host on ESPNs Pardon the Interruption. ... This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ...


Many other guest hosts were used in the past, including David Aldridge, Skip Bayless, Norman Chad, Josh Elliott, Max Kellerman, Patrick McEnroe, Michael Smith, Stephen A. Smith, Michele Tafoya and Mike Tirico of ESPN and sportswriters Jason Whitlock of The Kansas City Star, Jackie MacMullan of The Boston Globe and Jay Mariotti of the Chicago Sun-Times, as well as David Dupree and Jon Saraceno of USA Today. Kellerman stopped appearing on PTI when he started hosting Around the Horn. Whitlock was fired from ESPN.com and banned from appearing on ESPN after controversial remarks about some fellow ESPN employees. David Aldridge (born February 10, 1965 in Washington, D.C.) is a sports analyst for the television cable network TNT. // Aldridge is a graduate of American University and worked as a writer for The Washington Post, where he spent nine years. ... Skip Bayless (born John Edward Bayless II (August 27,1951) can be seen on ESPN2s morning sportstalk show, ESPN First Take, and its afternoon show, 1st and 10. ... Norman Chad at the 2006 World Series of Poker Norman Chad is a Los Angeles-based sportswriter and syndicated columnist who is frequently seen on the sports channel ESPN. Alongside sportscaster Lon McEachern, Chad is perhaps the best-known commentator on the World Series of Poker for ESPN. He also... Josh Elliott is the host of Classic Now on ESPN Classic. ... Max Kellerman (born August 6, 1973) is an American sports talk radio host from New York City. ... Patrick McEnroe (born July 1, 1966) is an American former professional tennis player and the present Captain of the United States Davis Cup team. ... Michael Smith (born in New Orleans, Louisiana, US) is an NFL reporter for ESPN. He is a regular guest on the channels Around the Horn. ... Stephen Anthony Smith (born October 14, 1967), usually referred to as Stephen A., is a sportswriter and media personality from Hollis, Queens in New York City. ... Michelle Tafoya doing her job for the cameras. ... Mike Tirico is the lead broadcaster for ESPNs presentation of Monday Night Football. ... Jason Lee Whitlock (b. ... The Kansas City Star is a McClatchy newspaper based in Kansas City, Missouri, in the United States. ... Jackie MacMullan is an American newspaper sportswriter, columnist and editor. ... Jay Mariotti (born 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American sportswriter. ... The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily newspaper published in Chicago. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... Not to be confused with the baseball term around the horn. This article is about the ESPN sports discussion show. ... ESPN.com is the official website of ESPN and a division of ESPN Inc. ...


Kornheiser was absent more than usual during Summer 2006 for medical reasons. During a phone interview on the August 15, 2006 edition of The Dan Patrick Show, Kornheiser explained this absence in most of July by revealing that he was recovering from skin cancer surgery.[8] is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dan Patrick Show is a syndicated sports talk show that is hosted by SportsCenter personality Dan Patrick and broadcast on ESPN Radio in Bristol, Connecticut during most of the year and New York, New York during the NBA season. ...


Other versions

Starting in the 2006 NFL season, Kornheiser and Wilbon began hosting PTI from the stadium that was hosting the Monday Night Football game. The following season, they began staging a live 3-topic, 3-minute version of the show during halftime of the game. MNF redirects here. ...


In 2004, Crackerjack Television started producing an Australian version of the show, which airs weekly on the Australian ESPN channel and features former Australian Rules footballer Sam Kekovich. ESPN Australia also broadcasts the American version of PTI editions before SportsCenter Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Slammin Sam Kekovich (born March 11, 1950) is an Australian media personality and former Australian rules football player. ... ESPN Pacific Rim / ESPN Australia ESPN Australia is a 24 hour sports channel offered in Australia and New Zealand. ...


The ESPN Deportes show Cronómetro (Spanish for "stopwatch") is modeled after PTI and Sports Reporters, in that it features personalities talking about sports subjects for a set amount of time.[9] Unlike PTI, there are four panelists instead of two, and segments such as Role Play are not used. Five Good Minutes is used as a discussion of one subject between the four analysts. ESPN Brasil also has a version of Cronómetro called É Rapidinho (rough translation from portuguese: "It's Fast"). ESPN Deportes is an cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... A stopwatch is a timepiece designed to measure the amount of time elapsed from a particular time when activated to when the piece is deactivated. ... Launched in June 1995, ESPN Brasil was the first ESPN broadcaster launched outside the United States. ...


NESN, in partnership with The Boston Globe, premiered Globe 10.0 in 2007, which airs at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Hosted by Globe columnist Bob Ryan and a rotating cast of other sports writers, the show has ten topics that the two writers debate for one and a half minutes, in the same format as PTI. The New England Sports Network is a regional cable television network that covers the six New England states. ... The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and New England. ... For the Washington, DC meteorologist, see Bob Ryan (meteorologist). ...


On March 25, 2008, SportsNet New York premiered two new half-hour shows, The Wheelhouse and Loud Mouths, which are similar to PTI and to each other, having two panelists debate sports topics.[10] The Wheelhouse has a moderator while Loud Mouths incorporates viewer calls and e-mails. These shows air every weekday at 5:30 and 6:00 p.m., respectively.[11] is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... SportsNet New York (SNY) is a New York City-based sports cable network which airs in the New York metro area and all of New York state, and nationwide via satellite. ...


References

  1. ^ ESPN: PTI podcast listing
  2. ^ Atlantic Video, Inc. Welcomes ESPN's First Washington DC Daily Show: Pardon the Interruption. (2001, November). iCOM Magazine. Retrieved December 16, 2006.
  3. ^ Wright, B. An insider's look at PTI. (2006, December 1). Collegiate Times. Retrieved December 16, 2006.
  4. ^ 2006: Best Year For All ESPN Networks. (January 4, 2007). ESPN Press Release.
  5. ^ Levin, J. (2004, September 22). Kornheiser, the Scrivener: What's with all the sportswriters on sitcoms?. Slate. Retrieved December 16, 2006.
  6. ^ Kornheiser, T. (2005, January 26). What's That Smell? Jacksonville. The Washington Post, D01. Retrieved December 16, 2006.
  7. ^ Gaudiosi, John. (2006, July 26). EA Heads to the Big Show. BusinessWeek.
  8. ^ The Buzz. (August 20, 2006). St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved December 16, 2006.
  9. ^ No Debate About ESPN Deportes Series (October 27, 2004). Multichannel News. Retrieved December 16, 2006.
  10. ^ Best, Neil. "SNY offers 90 minutes of guys yelling about sports", Newsday, 2008-03-25. Retrieved on 2008-03-25. 
  11. ^ Raissman, Bob. "SNY raises voice, profile with two new shows that debut Monday", Daily News, 2008-03-24. Retrieved on 2008-03-25. 

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External links

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Pardon the Interruption (also known as PTI), is a sports TV show on ESPN filmed in Washington, DC, and airing on ESPN or, on occasion, ESPN2, with a daily replay on ESPNEWS, ESPN2 (when there are no other sporting events to show), and the XM and Sirius satellite radio services on the ESPNEWS channel.
The current official name of the show is Pardon the Interruption presented by Red Stripe.
Tony often responds with a slightly inappropriate joke, such as one week in 2006 when he spent an entire week mocking the pronunciation of the planet Uranus.
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