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The Jim Brockmire story tells the true story of a truly old-school sportscaster who... more »
Published May 03, 2010 590k views Immortal More Info »
Additional Credits
Additional Credits:
Starring Hank Azaria
Featuring Dan Patrick, Joe Buck & Rich Eisen
Also Featured: Lawrence Pressman and Andrew Hill Newman
Written by Christopher Kula, Hank Azaria, David Pressman, Mike Bunin, Andrew Hill Newman, Matt Levin, Joel Bishoff, John Ales
Produced by Mike Farah, Chris Bruss & Corey Sklov
Director of Photography: Brad Schulz, John Ales & Kevin Stewart
Edited by: Brad Schulz
Visual Effects: Trevor Gilchrist
Sound: BoTown Sound
Makeup: Kat Bardot
Wardrobe: Diane Herlofsky
Production Design: Alexi Gomez, Rachel Ferrara & Katie Byron
Gaffer: Ricky Fosheim
G&E: David Cronin
Production Assistant: Andrew Grissum
Special Thanks: Harlan Hendrickson, Cat Belanger, The Los Angeles Dodgers and Dodger Stadium
The video opens with an audio clip of Hank Azaria announcing during a baseball game.



Clip: (crack of a baseball bat) That ball is well headed for center field. That ball is gone but not forgotten.



A graphic of Hank Azaria holding out microphone is shown with the text
Jim Brockmire A Legend in the Booth appearing. The shot cuts to Dan
Patrick sitting in a chair.



Dan Patrick: I think if you ask any baseball fan, when it comes to great
announcers, they're going to mention Ernie Harwell, Jack Buck, Vince
Scully, but if you ask broadcasters, they're probably, to a man, going
to say Jim Brockmire.



The shot cuts to a still image of Hank Azaria in a broadcasters booth at
a baseball stadium. The shot cuts to Rich Eisen at a baseball field.



Rich Eisen: You cannot fill out a top five without mentioning Brockmire.



The shot cuts to Joe Buck.



Joe Buck: Jim Brockmire, hands down, best ever.



The shot cuts to clip of a baseball game. A hit is shown.



Hank Azaria: Oh, you can stick me in some kind of Italian boat because that one is gondola.



The shot cuts to Dan Patrick.



Dan Patrick: We hear about people being old school. Jimmy was old school.



The shot cuts to Joe Buck.



Joe Buck: He always wore that same plaid jacket. Always had that same red tie.



The shot cuts to Dan Patrick.



Dan Patrick: A fresh cut flower in the lapel. (voiceover) Take me out to the ballgame at the top of his lungs.



The shot cuts to Hank Azaria wearing a plaid jacket, with a flower in lapel, and red tie, in the announcer's booth.



The shot cuts to Rich Eisen.



Rich Eisen: I mean Brockmire's style was ahead of its time. I mean all
that stuff we did back in the day on SportsCenter, throwing in cultural
references, catchphrases from movies, I mean, we were ripping Brockmire
off left and right.



The shot cuts to Hank Azaria in the announcer's booth.



Hank Azaria: Nifty Graham fires over to second and you complete me.
(clip of a bad pitch plays) And that misses for ball four. Robinson
says, I'm walking here. I'm walking here.



The shot cuts to Joe Buck.



Joe Buck: He loved the Godfather.



The shot cuts to Rich Eisen.



Rich Eisen: Two, three references a game.



(A clip plays of a wild pitch.)



Hank Azaria (voiceover): Here comes the 0-2. Oh Michael Corleone says hello.



Shot cuts to Hank Azaria in the announcer's booth.



Hank Azaria: So folks, two outs in the bottom of the fourth. Barzini's a
pimp, could never have outfought Santino. That one could be trouble.
Stein giving chase, so is Young. (Stein and Young collide.) Oh, look how
they massacred my boy.



The shot cuts to Joe Buck.



Joe Buck: Some of the references were so out there.



The shot cuts back to Hank Azaria in the booth.



Hank Azaria: Man, the way Vasquez is going, mama better make some more
of that moist cake. (a clip shows a hitter being struck by a pitch) Oh
Wilda Valderrama, that must have hurt.



The shot cuts back to Joe Buck.



Joe Buck: It's like, what the hell is he talking about?



The shot cuts to Rich Eisen.



Rich Eisen: What I remember most, though, is his classic sign-off to his wife at the end of every game.



The shot cuts to Hank Azaria in the booth.



Hank Azaria: Little popper to the left side. Newman settles under it and
Lucy, put supper on the stove, my dear, because this ballgame is over.



The shot cuts to Dan Patrick.



Dan Patrick: The guy truly loved his wife. That's what makes what happened such a shame.



There is a brief clip of Hank Azaria walking that cuts to Rich Eisen.



Rich Eisen: So there's a lot of different versions of this story, that have gone around in circles.



The shot cuts to Dan Patrick.



Dan Patrick: He was going to the ballpark and then he realized he had forgotten his lucky, scorekeeper's pen.



The shot cuts to Joe Buck.



Joe Buck: So he turned the car around and went back home.



The shot cuts to Rich Eisen.



Rich Eisen: He opens the door and there's Lucy, on the kitchen floor, with another guy.



The shot cuts to Dan Patrick.



Dan Patrick: There's these indelible moments in sports. Kobe getting 81 against Toronto. The OJ Bronco chase.



The shot cuts to Rich Eisen.



Rich Eisen: And, without a doubt, Jim Brockmire's cheating wife game.



The shot cuts to clip from an Angels-Dodgers game.



Hank Azaria (voiceover): So, Morales having a great season. Wouldn't be
at all surprised if my wife had her lips wrapped around his
[indistinguishable]. (Morales gets a hit) Oh that one's way back. I
can't see the ball. It's either out of here or lost inside my wife's
big, fat, cheating vagina.



The shot cuts to Joe Buck.



Joe Buck: It's sad.



The shot cuts back to a clip from the Angels-Dodgers game.



Hank Azaria (voiceover): So we'll go to the top half of the f(beep)ing
whore. F(beep) you bitch. No, why don't you calm down Steve. You didn't
just see some guy's balls disappear inside your wife. Good Lord.



The shot cuts to Dan Patrick.



Dan Patrick: Plain and simple, Jimmy Brockmire had a breakdown on the air.



The shot cuts back to Hank Azaria in the announcer's booth. He has a
flask in hand. Take Me Out to the Ballgame can be heard playing in the
background.



Hank Azaria: Come on! Join in. Take your c(beep) out of my wife's c...(clip freezes).



Joe Buck (voiceover): So Brockmire got fired.



The shot cuts to Joe Buck.



Joe Buck: Obviously.



The shot cuts to Rich Eisen.



Rich Eisen: He was gone. There's no coming back from that, but he's an announcer. That's what they do. They announce.



The shot cuts to Dan Patrick.



Dan Patrick: And that's what Jimmy did.



The shot cuts to Hank Azaria sitting alone, next to an empty baseball diamond in a park.



Hank Azaria: Nothing doing here at the park. (long pause) Still nothing.



The shot cuts to a pair of shoes seen at the bottom of a bathroom stall.



Hank Azaria: Hey, that just hit me. That's got kind of a cheesy, beefy
feel to it. Reminds me, this poop is brought to you by Antonio's
Pizzeria.



The shot cuts back to Hank Azaria sitting in the park.



Hank Azaria: Still nothing.



Shot cuts back to the toilet stall.



Hank Azaria: Brockmire, one of the few back to front wipes in the
league. Very, very unconventional. Okay, dabbing at it. First he likes
to dab at it.



Shot cuts back to Hank Azaria in the park.



Hank Azaria: Still nothing, because nobody is here. Nobody but Jim Brockmire.



The graphic of Hank Azaria holding out a microphone with the text: Jim Brockmire A Legend in the Booth appears.



Hank Azaria (voiceover): That ball is well hit. Knock-knock. Who's
there? Mr. Baseball. Mr. Baseball who? Mr. Baseball went and got himself
outta here.



Video ends.
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