CHARACTER RUNDOWN
A NOTE FROM PHIL

Steve Bosell

This character started as a Deep South NASCAR fan/wealthy Dallas businessman. Steve’s favorite expression used to be “The Daytona 500….the greatest spectacle in racing.

The whole character was the result of my extensive time spent in the south; Central Florida, New Orleans, Atlanta… being around sports fans there. I had the character host his own show on Saturdaynights on WSB, Atlanta and he garnered his own fan base.

When I got to LA, as happened with a lot of the characters, he underwent a radical change. The transplant or transient aspect of LA influenced me changing Steve into a family man, with a construction business, relocated to LA. The tendency of even transplanted people to complain about the expense and general difficulty of living in LA or California influenced the Bosell character. I turned him even further into a crybaby. I thought making a southern dude a real candy ass was a lot of fun. Maybe I have some buried hostility there. Who knows?

All of the frivolous lawsuits that were in the news in the 90’s also gave me the idea of making him such a crybaby he sues everyone that hurts his feelings.

For me Steve’s voice is a day to go and his character is easier to fall into than any I do.

The Wrap Sheet
  • Sued neighbor Roy Hutchins for laughing at him when Steve took a case of KY jelly back to the drugstore after realizing civilization wouldn’t end with Y2k and he wouldn’t be raped by “road warriors.”
  • Sued his daughter’s puppy for peeing on him.
  • Sued his wife April for saying “it looks like you took one off the chin” when she noticed he had a dab of mayonnaise there from a sandwich.
  • Sued his crew chief Cliff Pedigrew for laughing and a putty company for a faulty product after Steve saw a hot Asian chick on a job site and tried getting off by sticking his dick in an outhouse door knothole using the said putty for a lubricant.
  • Sued Roy Hutchins again for growing a gigantic zucchini and showing it to Steve’s wife and daughter, implying it looked phallic.


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