230. “…I can get a contract with Dave Geffen.”

The episode:The Phantom Creeps pt. 3,” the short before “Ring of Terror,” ep. 206

The riff: Inserted as dialog by Tom after a scientist mixing chemicals says “Now, if I can just get this formula properly recorded…”

The explanation: David Geffen is a well-known American businessman and philanthropist who is noted for his contributions to medical research in particular. He owned several record labels before also being one of the three founders of film studio Dreamworks in 1994. Tom is clearly referring to the guy in the film hoping to get a medical research grant or something of the like from Geffen.

Novelty factor: I’d actually never heard the name before, although I knew the two other founders of Dreamworks, Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg.


5 thoughts on “230. “…I can get a contract with Dave Geffen.”

  1. If I’m not mistaken, Geffen was also the top guy at Dreamworks SKG’s music label — which means the riff works on multiple levels.

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