21 questions

WPLJ’s Scott and Todd Give Money to Panhandlers

Name: Todd Pettengill and Scott Shannon
Age: Unknown; not young
Neighborhood: Midtown (both)
Occupation: Radio/Television Hosts on 95.5 WPLJ and new entertainment news program Dish Nation premiering on WWOR My9 July 25 at 6 p.m.

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Todd Pettengill: Al Pacino. ‘Cause nobody wears a headband like Al.
Scott Shannon: Brian Williams from NBC.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Todd: The Lobster Pot Pie at the Lion.
Scott: The filet at Del Frisco’s.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Todd: I create totally unfair and unbalanced comedy.
Scott: Talk into a microphone.

What was your first job in New York?
Todd: Morning Show at 95 PLJ.
Scott: Z100.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Todd: Book of Mormon.
Scott: Book of Mormon.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Todd: I do. Who doesn’t need a little help now and then?
Scott: Yes.

What’s your drink?
Todd: Bombay Sapphire and tonic with lime.
Scott: Diet Cherry Pepsi.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Todd: Only when I want to eat.
Scott: Once a day.

What’s your favorite medication?
Todd: Lunesta.
Scott: None.

What’s hanging above your sofa?
Todd: I have two paintings ’ an original Picasso and one of a kitten playing with a ball of yarn, and that one says ‘Hang in there baby.’
Scott: A family portrait.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
Todd: It all depends on what Sally Hershberger is charging that day.
Scott: Sixty bucks.

When’s bedtime?
Todd: 9 p.m.
Scott: 8:30 p.m.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Todd: Old Times Square. Who doesn’t miss those classy triple-X theaters?
Scott: New Times Square, minus the pedestrian walkways.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
Todd: I like Trump. He says what he’s feeling, no matter how utterly stupid.
Scott: He is a crazy genius.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Todd: The line at Shake Shack.
Scott: Rush hour lasts all day.

Who is your mortal enemy?
Todd: I love all of God’s creatures, big and small.
Scott: My putter.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Todd: Last bank robbery. August 2007.
Scott: Every day.

How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
Todd: I’ve stopped using twenties to light my Monte Cristos.
Scott: Left me shell-shocked.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Todd: Daily News. Richard Huff is my hero.
Scott: All of the above.

Where do you go to be alone?
Todd: Times Square.
Scott: My home studio

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Todd: Attitude.
Scott: Fearlessness.

WPLJ’s Scott and Todd Give Money to Panhandlers