Swing State

Synopsis: A bohemian Seattle DJ uses his on-air charisma to create a fictitious conservative radio personality becoming an overnight sensation.
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Director(s): Jonathan Sheldon
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
95 min


[" Blue Dress " playing]

Wearing a blue dress

I don't care

Who's president

I'd rather look

Into the blue sky

Than hear

A pack of white lies


Wow, wow, wow,

American Bloomers, folks.

An Ears Wide Shut exclusive.

Talking about our


And, next on the show

is Morning Breezwith

Sheila Browning,

on 87.9, Seattle's

public broadcast.

I've gotta go

like five minutes ago.



Say hi

to the Brown Shirts for us.

-Hi, Sheila.



-I have three passes

to the Arctic yoga center.


-I think I'll take a pass.

Oh, yay, because ice yoga

is so trans-formative.

Well, no, I mean I'll pass

on the pass.

-Okay, Ethan.


-Listen, a sub zero

body stretch in a cryo tank.

-Okay, mmm-hmm.

-How can you say no?

-Read my lips, no ice yoga.

Thank you, though. Have fun.

[TV playing]

Sorry, we had

a live musical guest.

You're the producer

of this show.

You wanna be an exclusive

employee of the Tree Humpers

down the hall,

go ahead be my guest.

-It won't happen again.

-You're damn right

it won't happen again.

I'm trusting you with this

show while I'm gone.

Do try to be on time.

It's a matter

of self respect, ultimately.

[Voice on Radio] Get ready

for two hours with the

mic from the right,

the sage from Seattle,

Mr. Tom Fleischman.

All right, folks.

Well, the demon libs are

up to their old tricks again.

Their latest ploy

in dealing with the deficit,

is to raise the sales tax

on a cup of Joe?

And their other brilliant idea,

and I'm afraid

this one may pass,

is to ban all smoking

around the vicinity

of the Space Needle?

I mean why don't they just

ban the internal combustion

engine while they are at it?


All right.

We have Cynthia from

Mount Rainier on the line.

First time calling,

long time admirer.

Well, thank you Cynthia.

And what's on your mind?

Oh, you're

on my mind, Tommy.

Ever since I first laid ears

on you,

I used to be an extremely

fertile liberal, liberal.

Well, am glad to know we've

opened your eyes.

Oh, you've opened up

a lot of things in me, Tommy.

Before I was selling crack

to support a crank habit.

Mixing Miley with Molly.

-Even hooking

kept the cable on.


I know I've had nine abortions

in a six month span.

But, thanks to you, Tommy,

those dark and lustful,

orgasmic nights are gone.

-You showed me the light

and you turned me on. Oh!


I caught you red handed.

My hands are not red.

I was in the middle

of a tender, gender neutral

moment with my girlfriend.

And you interrupted it.

You one of those

anti-American punks?

Well, I'm more anti-stupidity

but, you guys have monopolized

that lately.


You're a card carrying

pussy, Ethan.


[drums playing]

Listen, Adrienne, look I saw

a movie once about a real

live talking Jedi.

I'm telling you what, it freaked

me out, I almost switched teams.



-It's so ridiculous.

It's not ridiculous.

It's not ridiculous, Adrienne.

Um, could we talk about

the duplex and your

down payment, please?

Hey, Adrienne, do you remember

I can't pay for anything.

I'm cash poor, you know that.

I know because you sunk your

freaking money into a

donut holes scheme.

Which deep fried

your credit score.

Listen, Doughglobes

has franchise potential

A franchise

is like Starbucks, okay?

Colonel Sanders was holed up

in a gunny shack in the middle

of Monroe, Kentucky,

now look where he is.

Here's your food.

Thank you. Awesome.

That looks... That's amazing.

Thank you so much.

That's really nice.

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