Thunder Levin, the screenwriter who wrote “Sharknado” and “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” called into Glenn Beck’s radio program Friday, and his deadpan assessment of the risks of a “sharknado” left Glenn Beck cracking up.
The entire interview was tongue-in-cheek, and Beck got so into the spirit that he even asked about the risks of a “girafficane.”
“The [giraffes] are sucked up in the hurricanes, and the wind is at such a force — they wrap themselves around small children like boa constrictors, and they — the neck — it’s ugly to see,” Beck explained.
“Maybe that’s what the next movie should be about,” Levin speculated. “I just don’t think there’s been enough attention given to the developing science of bio-meteorology … [it's] the science of animals and meteorology in combination, which is becoming one of the more deadly consequences of global warming.”
Levin warned Glenn Beck not to be “one of those sharknado deniers,” saying, “it could happen anywhere, really.”
“Does this have anything to do with the polar vortex going on?” Beck asked with a laugh. “We have a polar bear here on set. It’s a real polar bear, but it’s dead. … It was eaten by a shark in ’73. But here’s the thing: we looked at that polar bear earlier today and I thought to myself, ‘If the polar vortex starts sucking these things up … that’s the size of a Volkswagen. How many people would die?”
“That’s obviously something that be concerned about,” Levin agreed. “We were actually shooting the film during the polar vortex in New York. … We were shooting in February of the worst winter the east coast has seen in quite some time. So that was a bit of a challenge. But I think it actually helped the film because, you know, sharknados are extreme weather patterns, and it just seemed appropriate to be shooting then.”
“Honestly, I love your attitude,” Beck said. “I have no idea where you stand on things, but I just want you to know, whenever you stand on things, I love you.”
Famed rocker Ted Nugent also called into Beck’s radio program Friday, and Beck asked him how he would handle a sharknado.
“You’re on the phone with the right guy,” Nugent said. “When it comes to sharknados, I am [the] only guy with enough arrows to handle the problem. I’ve got the ammo.”
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