OVERHEARD: Sucking In The 70s

[From today’s edition of Fresh Air]

TERRY GROSS: I happen to know you play bassoon.


TERRY GROSS: Which is great, it’s a great instrument, a lot of people don’t even know what it sounds like.

RAINN WILSON: Sounds a little like this [makes bassoon sound]….I think.

TERRY GROSS: It’s a hard instrument to play.

RAINN WILSON: It’s very hard, it’s a double reed. It’s also a ‘girl repellent.’

TERRY GROSS: [laughs uproariously]

RAINN WILSON: So all you aspiring bassoonists out there, thrown down the bassoon and pick up the electric guitar.

TERRY GROSS: You have to suck on reed for a while, too.

RAINN WILSON: That’s what she said…[scolding himself] Not now! You’re on Fresh Air!

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