Joe Furey, seen here nestled between Adam West and Burt Ward, is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer as well as an accomplished executive producer/director/actor.
Currently Joe is a writer and co-executive producer at The Soul Man on TV Land. His writing credits include the modern classic sitcom NewsRadio, Late
Night With David Letterman and Talk Show
With Spike Feresten. He also wrote and stars in the romantic comedy Love and Support which you can and should buy or watch on Netflix right now. We'll wait.
Joe's got tons more credits but we know you're on fire to find out about the dumbest thing he owns. After the jump you'll see it, find out why he has it — and hey — there might even be a job in it for you if ya happen to fix dolls for a living.
Meet Talking Donald Trump Doll, pictured at right, the dumbest thing Joe owns. We needed to know more:
How long have you had him?
I got him when the “craze” for The Apprentice started. You remember that? It was similar to the Beatles coming to America.
Was it a gift? Did you buy it? Did you fish it out of a Trump Plaza dumpster?
I believe I picked him up in a now defunct record store remainder bin. Can’t imagine why the kids weren’t grabbing these up in droves.
Where is he located in your house and why?
On the desk in my office, where he sits with a hand puppet of Moe from
the Three Stooges and the head of a Bob Hope puppet (whose puppet body
portion has been lost, rather unfortunately — very sad story indeed, but
that’s for another day).
What does talking Trump say?
“You’re fired.” “Ideas are welcome, but make sure you have the right
one.” “Think big and live large.” "You really think you’re a good
leader? I don’t.”
(All in Donald’s actual voice! I kid you not.)
Is there anything you wish your doll would say but doesn't?
“Pure Trump luxury.” Which is something he seems to say forty times an episode in The Apprentice.
How often do you play with him?
Not as much as I would like, because to be honest I’m a little worried
that the voice mechanism might be wearing down. If there is anyone who
knows how to keep doll voices going, could you let me know?
Does this dumb thing bring you pleasure or pain?
Pure Trump Luxury.
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