Over the past few months MSNBC host Katy Tur has regularly worked Phish references into her newscasts, but she took the ploy to a whole new level on Monday. Tur fit many lyrics and song titles into the Monday afternoon broadcast of Meet The Press, just one day after the Vermont jam band ended a 13 show Baker’s Dozen residency at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Phish was clearly in Tur’s head after she attended a few of the Baker’s Dozen shows. Here’s a list of the references we found, so let us know if we missed any:
1. “If it is Monday ‘surrender to the flow.’” = A lyric from “The Lizards”
2. “Tonight, ‘Divided Sky, the wind blows high’ in GOP country.” = A lyric from “Divided Sky”
3. “It’s getting harder to see how this White House will ever ‘get out of this Maze.’” = A lyric from “Maze”
4. “His advisers want him to be ‘silent in the morning.’” = The title of a song from 1993’s Rift
5. “Maybe so, maybe not.” = A lyric from “Stash”
6. “Still ahead ‘the story of the ghost’ of 2016…” = The title of Phish’s 1998 studio album
7. “‘The latch is left unhooked’ for left-leaning voters…” = A lyric from “Ghost”
8. “I ask are the Republicans going to ‘split open and melt?'” = The title of a song from 1990’s Lawn Boy
9. “I wonder if the Democrats are going to ‘split open and melt’…” = The title of a song from 1990’s Lawn Boy
10. “In case you missed it, ‘set the gearshift to the high gear of your soul.'” = A lyric from “Run Like An Antelope”
11 & 12. “But as Phish would say, ‘this isn’t who it would be if it wasn’t who it is.'” = Name of the band and a lyric from “Wolfman’s Brother”
Tur ended the segment by stating, “Thank you so much for indulging me everybody, I promise I’ll stop now” so this might just be the end of Katy working Phish references into her shows. If so, she went out strong.
Watch a super cut captured by theroamer:
Here’s another clip featuring most of the references:
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