Rank #1: Dana Carvey
Dennis takes a new sound system for a spin, and reminisces with Dana Carvey about their days on Saturday Night Live, the birth of the Church Lady and Hans & Franz. Dana also shares memories from his career and shows off a number of impressions, including President Trump.
Rank #2: Hanging with Kinison, Trivia with Norm MacDonald and Making McCartney Self-Conscious (with David Spade)
Dennis is joined by David Spade for the first of two episdoes this week, discussing the dinner they recently had with Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon. David also talks about getting his start in stand-up and great advice that he got from Dennis, hanging out with Sam Kinison, working with Sandler for Netflix and going out on the “Grown Ups” tour with him, where Schneider insulted Norm MacDonald, whom Spade does trivia nights with. He also tells a story about Chris Farley’s brothers making Paul McCartney self-conscious, and will have plenty more stories in our next episode. PlutoTV= Pluto TV is the easy and completely legal way to watch your favorite TV shows and hit movies for free. Download PlutoTV today. Leesa Mattress= Get up to $160 off the Leesa mattress or $235 off the luxury Sapira mattress and free shipping on the Leesa mattress at leesa.com/dennis and enter promo code dennis at checkout. BetDSI= Join betdsi.com today using promo code to get in the action and get paid. Theraworx= Try Theraworx Relief – a non-greasy foam that’s proven to relieve muscle cramps fast and reduce muscle soreness. Learn more at TheraworxRelief.com. ZipRecruiter= Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: ZipRecruiter dot com slash [miller]! That’s ZipRecruiter.com/Miller
Rank #3: Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey
Dennis talks to Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey who join Christian in studio for the entire show, talking about auditioning for SNL, joining the cast of the show, and the day-to-day week-to-week schedule of the show. Jon talks about how Dennis helped him settle into the show. They also talk about developing their performing style, creating some of SNL’s best loved characters and impressions and so much more!
Rank #4: Tales of Jack Nicholson, Chevy Chase, The Titanic, Raccoons and Other Thoughts
It's a loose, free-wheeling free-associative super-sized episode of "The Dennis Miller Option", including stories about Jack Nicholson, Chevy Chase, real tales of the Titanic and raccoons digging through trash. There are also suggestions for the border wall, a discussion about North Korea, President Trump's chances at a nobel prize and so much more! Plus, we dip into the mailbag to read some of YOUR comments and questions!
Rank #5: Adam Carolla
Dennis and Christian talk a little bit about President Trump’s meeting with Putin and his trip to the UK. They also discuss France’s World Cup win, surprising comments from Anthony Bourdain’s final interview, and a raccoon in the news. Also, Adam Carolla calls in to discuss his trip to the UK, George Clooney’s recent accident, Pac Man Jones and more!
Rank #6: Presidents (Cloned and Otherwise), Jinky the Fruit Bat and more
Dennis starts off discussing the memorial service for Former President George HW Bush, and shares some of is personal remembrances of the 41st president. He also comments on a Vanity Fair piece called "Was Russiagate Worth It?" Dennis also chats with Christian about a radio station in Cleveland no longer playing the Christmas song "Baby, It's Cold Outside", the commemoration of 85 years since the end of Prohibition, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's denial that he died and was replaced by clone, Kevin Hart hosting the next Oscars, and New York City launching a drone program. Plus, the connection between Dennis's old syndicated Tribune television show and Les Moonves's accusers, trading marijuana on the Toronto stock exchange, Don Rickles' series "CPO Sharkey", Orson Welles and Howard Hawks, the caliber of food at an Outback steakhouse, McDonald's salt packets, Burger King's creative promotion for their app, the concept of terminal velocity and a group of vegans who clashed with diners after storming a steakhouse in order to play a recording of cows being slaughtered.
Rank #7: Thaddeus McCotter
Dennis talks about running into Steve Martin at a steakhouse, martinis, his new favorite Beach Boys song, the term "nonplussed", and then he and Christian are joined by former Republican Congressman of Michigan Thaddeus McCotter who talks about how much he prefers life outside of the House and why some people are so attracted to the power. They also discuss what it takes to actually impeach a president, their overall thoughts on President Trump's performance, the reality of Socialism, England, the inability of the LEft to concede when Trump's policies work, and their mutual thoughts of Obama.
Rank #8: Political Correctness and Halloween, Whitey Bulger, Jimmy Connors, Star Search and more!
Dennis and Christian discuss Whitey Bulger’s murder in prison and other rough crowds on West Virginia. They also talk about Halloween, Megyn Kelly, political correctness, whether you could make “Napoleon Dynamite” today, Dennis’s Old CNBC Show, radio show, the merchandise they used to sell from it and the “bathrobe sessions” where he would answer questions from listeners. There’s also a quick visit from tennis great Jimmy Connors, who discusses hiking with Dennis, his workout regimen and how he can't play an hour's of tennis anymore. There’s also discussion of Barbara Streisand threatening to move to Canada (again!), the phrase nolo contendre, Dennis competing on Star Search against Sinbad, the Black Sabbath song War Pigs, allegations of voter suppression against NBC News, Election Day, ABC ordering an additional episode of “Roseanne” spin-off “The Connors”. Plus, Meryl Streep’s acting, the caravan, and how to make it look like no one is home for Halloween.
Rank #9: More Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey
Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey once again join Dennis and Christian for the entire show, giving more specifics about the weekly schedule at SNL and the famous dinners with Lorne. Jon also talks about knowing Phil Hartman at The Groundlings back in 1984 and the kind of guy he was on stage and around the office. They also talk about having out with Walter Peyton, Joe Montana, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Billy Joel and Brooke Shields. They all talk about their New York apartments back in those days. Dana talks about first meeting Burt Lancaster. Jon discusses taking up stand-up 15 years ago. They also talk about Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, performing at Dennis's wedding, the genesis of Dana's Regis Philbin impression, Carvey performing with his kids now, and he gives his impression of President Trump in Helsinki and pitching a movie idea to Barack Obama.
Rank #10: High Bidder and Hot for Teacher (More with David Spade)
Dennis starts off talking with Christian about Halloween, Kanye and Trump, Taylor Swift getting involved in politics, President Trump liking her music 25% less and his predilection for fast food. Christian and Dennis also remember working together on his CNBC series 14 years ago, and Dennis reveals that he has upcoming appearances on Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon. Then, comedian David Spade is back to tell some more great stories, starting with memories of Chris Farley at the SNL Monday meeting, his OCD, leaving a message for Spade's friend, and how much the new cast enjoyed when Dennis would reduce them to their most basic qualities. They also discuss how acting sometimes takes you out of your comfort zone, Spade being peer pressured into bidding too much at a Sean Penn fundraiser, dating the girl from the "Hot for Teacher" video and much more.
Rank #11: I'm Cranky As Hell and I'm Not Gonna Take It Anymore
Dennis is cranky and lays into Dianne Feinstein for waiting to release on the letter she received with the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh until she considered it to be politically expedient. He also stresses the importance of avoiding confrontations over politics, shares his exhaustion at comparisons between President Trump and Hitler, and wades into the continued furor over Norm MacDonald's comments to the Hollywood Reporter. Later, he takes Joe Biden to task for saying "God forbid me" for not speaking up about Trump sooner which leads to commentary about how this November's election will be very telling for where we're at as a country. He also rails against weather reporters who over-act on camera to exaggerate the effect of a storm, but finds time to commend Vontae Davis of the Buffalo Bills for retiring at half time.
Rank #12: "Buffjack and Other Pertinent Musings"
Dennis talks to Christian about how the true genius of Democratic Party has been to convince young people they don't need much money to be truly rich, and how that belief can really bury them under the college loans. He also explains why he thinks you should be able to buy health care across state lines, the Bill and Hillary Clinton tour and Jerome Corsi possibly going to jail for not wanting to make a deal with the Mueller investigation. A conversation about a 24-hour Al Gore climate change special leads to a conversation that includes Moby, the Goo Goo Dolls, Sting, Frank Sinatra Jr. and a story about Don Rickles that he feels like he can't even tell anymore. They also discuss the passage of Spongebob Square Pants creator Stephen Hillenburg, brilliant social media announcement of the break-up of a band named Withchrot, Baker Mayfields criticism of Hue Jackson, the finer subtleties of Skylline Chili, adjusting care speaker settings, "The Graduate", Orson Welles, Celebrity Death Match, Kajagoogoo and a truly great hoagie from Danny's Parkview Pizza in Pittsburgh.
Rank #13: Tom Berenger
In an all-new Dennis Miller Option, Dennis talks to Christian about the controversy surrounding Norm MacDonald’s comments about Roseanne Barr and Louis CK, Paul McCartney’s revelation about group masturbation with John Lennon, a million less viewers for the swimsuit-less Miss America pageant, Will Smith’s career, zombies, Bowie Drummer Woody Woodmansey and the Charles Bronson movie Telefon. Then, actor Tom Berenger is in studio to talk about his new movie "American Dresser", their shared appreciation of "Fargo", actors being replaced by holograms, working with Oliver Stone on "Platoon", "Major League", "The Big Chill", working with Bill Paxton and Powers Boothe on "Hatfields & McCoys" and more!
Rank #14: Curt Schilling
Dennis discusses President Trump's joint press conference with EU president with Jean-Claude Juncker, Nikki Haley's comments about Russia, a sorority that will no longer exclude membership based on gender and the film "The Sweet Smell of Success". The baseball great Curt Schilling calls in to talk about his podcast, tell some great stories, including the bloody sock game, Johnny Podres and Greg Maddux, comparisons between President Trump and Ronald Reagan and why he doesn't worry about the opinions of people who don't know him. Then, Dennis and Christian read some of your comments from the mailbag.
Rank #15: Dennis is Cranky and when he's Cranky he's Funny and being Funny oddly makes him Crankier
Dennis talks to Christian about why it makes sense to take a breath and actually figure out who everyone is at the border, President Trump's handling of the border, how easily he handles how much his detractors hate him and how the Left requires everyone to be all-in on everything on their check list. They also go through headlines about how Alan Dershowitz expects the Mueller report to be devastating but with no criminal charges for President Trump, John Kasich's presidential ambitions, the ongoing riots in Paris, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski getting married, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, backlash against Kevin Hart having a cowboys and Indians party and a Houston real estate agent who used racy photos to help sell a house. Plus, feedback on last week's Ben Makiewicz interview, a great story about Jack Benny and George Burns driving across country,watching "My Brilliant Friend", "Succession" and checking out "Mr. Robot", Disney's "The Black Hole", a great book about Howard Hawks he's reading, and a visit from a certain Simian medical professional. Thanks to our sponsors: BetDSI= Join betdsi.com today using promo code to get in the action and get paid. Theraworx= Try Theraworx Relief – a non-greasy foam that’s proven to relieve muscle cramps fast and reduce muscle soreness. Learn more at TheraworxRelief.com. My Pillow= GO TO MYPILLOW DOT COM, CLICK ON THE BUY ONE GET ON FREE SPECIAL AND USE CODE OPTION AND YOU’LL GET ONE FREE PILLOW WHEN YOU BUY ONE AT REGULAR PRICE PLUS SHIPPING Blink= Blink is an ultra-affordable, 100% wire-free home security camera that runs on 2 AA batteries for up to 2 years. To get your Blink Camera today go to Blinkforhome.com/DennisMiller Vivid Seats= Get the biggest concerts, games, theater tix and more, Vivid Seats has it all. Download the app, and enter promo code [[MILLERTIME]] for 10% off your first order on Vivid Seats.
Rank #16: OPEN PHONES, PET SOUNDS, ANN MARGRET AND MORE!
Dennis discusses COPD, Penn and Teller, boosting Facebook posts, the kind of people who fall for Nigerian Princes, male cheerleaders in the NFL, counseling for Mets fans, the Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" and his friend Bo Derek introducing him to Ann Margret. He also takes calls from Corbie in Missouri, William in Ohio and answers a question about whether the 2012 election could have been rigged.
Rank #17: Nick DiPaolo Returns
Dennis and Christian look back on Robin Williams, Phil Hartman's comedic nuance, William Shatner's great turn hosting Saturday Night Live, the films "Quiz Show", "Zodiac" and "Lost in America", LeBron James' new tax bracket in LA, the Golden State Warriors and the questionable artistic expression of Joss Whedon. Also, comedian Nick DiPaolo returns to promote his new podcast, and talk about "The Godfather", Joe Rogan, fitness guru Sean T and boxing.
Rank #18: Kevin Nealon
Dennis is joined by comedian Kevin Nealon, who discusses his hiking show on YouTube, Garry Shandling, their time together on SNL, and Kevin’s role on the CBS sitcom “Man With A Plan”. Then, Dennis and Christian chat about the disappointing box office for Disney’s latest Star Wars film, a bad tweet from President Trump, and some encouraging comments from Pope Francis. Plus, Hillary Clinton’s “bulge”, Louis Farrakhan, Morgan Freeman and more on Starbucks.
Rank #19: Starbucks new policy/Trump 2020
Dennis and Christian react to the latest news, including public urination on an airplane seat, Starbucks' new bathroom policy, the latest on the North Korea summit, Trump 2020, and whether or not volcanoes just do whatever they want. Plus, your comments and questions in the hopefully soon-to-be-retitled "Mailbag" segment! Your thoughts?
Rank #20: Gary Sinise
Dennis and Christian discuss the surprise announcement that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring, Mitch McConnell and his wife Elaine Chao, the original pilot to "Star Trek" called "The Cage", and dueling Iguanas in a parking lot. Plus, your comments and questions from the mailbag remind Dennis of some great memories of David Bowie. Also, actor-philanthropist Gary Sinise calls in to talk about all the work going on with his Gary Sinise Foundation.