Here to Listen to
We hope this
newsletter finds you all well.
Thanks to those of you who attended Andrew's birthday chat. We
hope you had fun. Karen and I have discussed having at least one
impromptu chat in the future. It may happen on an off-weekend
when we won't be sending a newsletter to announce it. So if you'd
like to be informed about future chats with JABB members, please email
and we'll be sure to keep you informed!
Now onto the newsletter!
Jenni and Karen
Well, with the release of the first season of TBAA on DVD, we've been
thinking about what extras we'd like to see on future DVD sets. So we
We'd Like to Have But Will Probly Never Get
1. The complete original pilot, just for laughs
2. John Dye reading the Salt Lake City phone book. Just to see if it
really is true that we'd "listen to that man read something as dull as
3. Audio of John and Roma singing "I Will Walk with You" for a change.
4. The never-to-be murder trial episode. Sob!!!
5. A pilot
episode of Charles Rocket and John Dye starring as Adam and
Andrew in an Odd Couple-esque TBAA spin-off.
6. A retrospective on Andrew's changing hair styles.
7. Five hours of John Dye as Andrew reading selections from Wordsworth,
Dickinson, Shakespeare, and more!
8. A gag reel. Maybe with some luck we just may get this one!
9. A music video of Adam, Andrew, and Henry covering Blue Oyster Cult's
hit "Don't Fear the Reaper."
10. All the deleted Andrew scenes that must have gotten cut starting
around Season Five. There *must* be some!!
11. Interactive games! Possible suggestions:
Search for the Missing Light Source- You restore the angel-light to its
once brilliant glow!
Find Dawg- What happened to Tess' pet? Travel through various levels
including the Netherworld, the Tunnel of Light, and every where between
this side and the next to find the puppy!
12. Lots of easter eggs. Cause what's more fun than accidentally
stepping on the DVD remote control and being rewarded with a
behind-the-scenes clip of John Dye singing "Edleweiss" in the make-up
Now introducing a new JABB feature***!!!
Ask a JABB Co-President
Every wonder about something about JABB's history? Something on a
webpage you never quite got? Well now you can get your answer! Just
Here's a couple questions we've been asked in the past.
Question: Why does JABB focus so much on Andrew as opposed to other
John Dye characters or John Dye himself?
Answer: In the beginning I (Jenni) would guess that the focus was more
on John, if not evenly divided between he and Andrew. However, as time
went by I found it increasingly difficult to write about someone I
don't know. So after years of watching the character of Andrew develop,
it just seemed easier to write about him. Andrew has the most material
of his characters with around 200 episodes of TBAA versus only around
20 for Doc Hock. Plus, I just have a wee crush on Angel Boy that Doc
Hock, Virgil, Todd and the rest just can't touch. 0:-)
Question: If John played a really bad character would JABB talk about
Answer: It depends on how creepy said character was. If we found him
utterly horrifying and just plain weren't even able to joke about him,
we'd probly start sounding like the characters from M. Night
Shyamalan's "The Village". Henceforth he'd be known as "Him We Don't
Speak Of." This would, of course, not extend to John Dye as a real
person. We'd still be happy to refer to him by name. :-)
(This would be a prime example of "Him We Don't
*** Unless of course we've all ready done this and just forgot about it
which is always a possibility. :-)