On today's "Jeff Probst Show," it was more like a man-cave than a television set, where three guys got to chat and have a few laughs and a drink or two with a captured audience.
"The Jeff Probst Show," is one of the best talk shows to come along for daytime. With NBC bringing this show and "The Steve Harvey Show" on board, they should be cemented in place for a long time to come. With "The Ellen Show" completing the triple-play, daytime television has hit an all-time high note.
When Dr. Drew Pinsky arrived, Jeff noted that Dr. Drew was as nice in person as he is on television. Since 1984, he has been on the radio with "Loveline," has a show on HLN, "Dr. Drew On Call," an actual private practice as a medical doctor, he has been married for 22 years, the father of triplets, and loves what he does. Jeff appeared on "Loveline" about twelve years ago, around the beginning of "Survivor." He was a pioneer in bringing the name AIDS into the vernacular. While he was a resident, he was reprimanded by his superiors for his work with AIDS and the related illnesses. He wanted to bring this illness into the awareness among young people, who he saw die nearly every day because they did not understand the ramifications. He started his radio show under the name Dr. Drew, rather than call attention to himself; he worked for free to get the word out about prevention. When the Los Angeles Times got wind of his radio show, it became a national phenomenon. Since then he has done his rehab shows for both celebrities and regular people. Drew also spoke how he required therapy after his son had a brain tumor at a year-old. Now, in college, he and his two triplet siblings are fine.
When Adam Carolla came on, who was Dr. Drew's first television partner, the show brought out the humorous nature of both Drew and Adam. Adam pointed out how Jeff was the most comfortable person in his own skin, where Drew is the total opposite. Adam also noted that Jeff's show did not have a pre-interview process as nearly every other show has. Jeff wants to keep it fresh and knows that celebrities have done this all before. Adam and Drew also have a podcast that they do together along with their individual endeavors. Jeff pointed out Adam's storytelling abilities and how he could receive any topic and engage the audience in his dissertation, Drew mentioned that he was like a modern-day Will Rodgers.
Jeff asked Adam about his relationship with Jimmy Kimmel, how their friendship came to be and how it has lasted so long. Adam is a carpenter and a boxer, along with his other talents. Jimmy needed boxing lessons,and they were at the gym together and their friendship just clicked. They had "The Man Show," together which lasted from 1999 to 2003. This was the first dude show; now there are channels dedicated to real men being men and living in the wild and surviving on yak meat, but back then, they were the beer swilling manly idols.
Jeff also mentioned the drink that Adam invented called "Mangria." He invented this out of necessity. He was having his red wine and did not want to go to the liquor store for more. He poured vodka and a few other things in what red wine he had left, and the rest is history. The guys tasted it, including Drew, who said his patients freak out seeing him drink on television. Adam said he will get people drunk, then send them to Drew for rehab.
Jeff said he could have these guys on every day, but knows that fans would tire of the three of them just being guys. However,whoever Jeff has as a guest, it is sure to be a fun and informative show that appeals to everyone on the "Jeff Probst Show."