Wayne Federman - Growing Up

Anthony Griffith & Wayne Federman Season 1, Ep 0160 02/24/1992 Views: 1,314

Growing up in Florida was hard for Wayne because all his friends were retired. (2:08)

OR DID I SAY THAT?

IT WAS TOUGH GROWING UPIN FLORIDA

BECAUSE ALL OF MY FRIENDSWERE RETIRED

SO IT WAS REALLY HARD.

I COME HOME FROM SCHOOL.

IT WAS LIKE, "WAYNE,HOW WAS YOUR DAY AT SCHOOL?"

"GOOD, IS THAT CATARACTTHING CLEARING UP AT ALL?"

MY BIRTHDAY PARTIES, OF COURSE,WERE HORRIBLE.

EVERY YEAR WE'D HAVE TO PLAYTHAT SAME BIRTHDAY GAME

THE "PIN THE TAIL

ON THE BASTARD WHO STOLEMY BUSINESS OUT FROM UNDER ME."

I HATED THAT GAME.

I WASN'T MUCH OF AN ATHLETEGROWING UP.

I WAS THE KID WHO WOULD STRIKEOUT EVERY TIME... IN KICKBALL.

AND IT ALWAYS SEEMED

LIKE I WAS THE LAST PERSONPICKED FOR A SPORTING EVENT.

LIKE, TAKE THE TWOMOST POPULAR KIDS.

THEY GET TO BE CAPTAINS.

LIKE, WE'RE IN THE THIRD GRADE,THEY'RE ALREADY GETTING LAID.

WHY DO THEY GET TO BE CAPTAINS?

IS THIS FAIR?

( laughter )

THE REST OF US, WHAT DO WE DO?

WE STAND BY THE FENCELIKE SOME SORT OF SLAVE TRADE

WAITING TO GET PICKED.

AND IT'S LIKE, I KNOWI'M NOT GOING IN THE FIRST ROUND

BUT I FIGURE SIXTHOR SEVENTH ROUND, I'M A STEAL.

SUDDENLY THERE'STEN PEOPLE LEFT.

LIKE, OKAY,THEY DON'T SEE ME... FIVE.

NOW IT'S JUST MEAND THE KID IN THE WHEELCHAIR.

HE ROLLS OUT.

THEN THEY COME UP WITH

SOME SORT OF COMPROMISETO ALLOW ME TO PLAY.

IT'S LIKE,"OKAY, WE GET FEDERMAN

"BUT WE GET FOUR OUTSWHEN HE'S UP.

ALL RIGHT, COME ON, WAYNE."

I MISS MY BICYCLEMORE THAN ANYTHING.

I HAD THE COOLEST BIKE,I HAD A SCHWINN.

HIGH HANDLEBAR, BANANA SEAT,SPARKLES IN THE SEAT

TASSELS COMINGOUT OF THE HANDGRIP.

I DON'T KNOW THE MODEL.

I THINK IT WAS CALLEDTHE "TAKE MY LUNCH MONEY"

I THINK, I DON'T KNOW,I DON'T REMEMBER.

THAT BIKE...I USED TO RIDE, OOH!

AND I DIDN'T HAVETHE HAND BRAKES.

THEY WERE SO COOL.

I HAD THE FOOT BRAKES WHICHWERE REALLY QUITE DANGEROUS

BECAUSE IF YOUR FEET WEREN'TIN THE RIGHT POSITION

YOU COULDN'T BRAKE.

YOU HAD TO PEDAL INTO THE PERSONYOU'RE TRYING TO AVOID

TO GET TO THE BRAKING POINT.