MSNBC Host Katy Tur Works 10+ Phish References Into ‘Meet The Press’ In 2017

By Scott Bernstein Aug 8, 2019 2:10 pm PDT

Over the past few years MSNBC host Katy Tur has regularly worked Phish references into her newscasts, but she took the ploy to a whole new level on August 7, 2017. 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:

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.” However, she has continued to work Phish references in programs she has hosted over the past two years including a bevy at the end of 2017.

Watch a super cut of the post-Baker’s Dozen references captured by theroamer:

Here’s another clip featuring most of the references:

[Originally Published: August 8, 2017]

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