On Thursday’s Three for All segment on Middays with MFB, Tim Benz and Christian Fauria addressed the fallout from Wednesday’s discussion about attractive lesbians and discussed farting in front of significant others. To hear the segment, go to the Middays with MFB audio on demand page.
Benz recounted that after Wednesday’s Three for All he walked by the front desk in the WEEI offices and saw the normally pleasant Brittany, who greets visitors and answers phones, scowling at him.
Said Benz: “She just lays into me: ‘What were you guys talking about on the air! Why were you talking about lesbians! People are mad and calling that you’re sitting there talking about lesbians!’
“Some guy from Connecticut apparently heard our segment. ‘¦ This dude in Connecticut was pissed because he had his 5-year-old in the car and he had to explain — this is literally what he said to her — ‘explain to my son what a lesbian is.’ ”
Brittany was brought into the studio to provide more details, and she recalled the phone call: “He said, ‘I have a problem with this. I listen to WEEI all the time, love it, it’s great. But, I had my 5-year-old in the car and you guys were talking about full lesbians and the transgenders. ‘¦ I had to explain to my son what a lesbian was.’ ”
Cracked Benz: “God forbid. God forbid you should have to explain to your child something that might be a little bit uncomfortable. Heaven forbid as a parent it falls to you to do the explaining and you don’t leave it up to TV or Twitter to do it. God forbid that should happen.”
Added Benz: “I bet you a million dollars — a million dollars — that kid grows up to be a better parent than his father, because he had to have something explained to him instead of trying to be shielded from it. Now he’s getting a little exposure. God forbid. I bet you that other guy had none of that, and that’s why he’s so uptight.”
Brittany noted that WEEI’s target demographic does not include 5-year-olds.
“Why weren’t you listening to the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack or The Wiggles or something?” she wondered.
Fauria then turned the discussion to a debate about when a man or woman should feel comfortable farting in front of their significant other. Fauria was shocked to learn that Benz never passes gas in front of his wife.
Said Benz: “We actually turned down a house — when we bought our first house together — we turned down a house just down the road for less money that I liked better for the house that we have now in large part because it only had one bathroom and she didn’t want to ever be exposed to what I might leave behind, or have me be exposed to what she had done. There was a level of embarrassment that was always there for her if she had to be in the bathroom. So we have separate bathrooms now.”
Responded Fauria: “After a certain amount of time there should be no barriers. You should be able to do whatever you feel comfortable with. ‘¦ You’re way too uptight.”