The mark: Up-and-coming sports broadcaster Jordan McKamey, on his very first day at work!
The on-site conspirators: Then-voice of the Kemmerer Rangers, Jake Hibbard, voice of the Rich Rebels Ryan Steineckert and yours truly.
The phone-only conspirator: character actor Ben Taylor as bentonite cat litter plant manager Merv Jenkins.
McKamey believes he must drive the 572 miles (one way!) from extreme southwestern Wyoming (our Evanston studios) to tiny Colony, WY, a nearly-forgotten hamlet tucked away in the Cowboy State's extreme northeastern recesses.
We've sold the newbie a bizarre bill of goods!
McKamey is convinced that the Old West Media sales staff has brokered a deal with the Colony bentonite cat litter plant to sponsor a statewide poker tournament at the Wind River Casino in Riverton. The plant gets three 30-second online video ads, and McKamey is tasked with filming them.
We join the action with McKamey already on the phone with plant manager Merv Jenkins. And just a few seconds in, I convince McKamey to place Merv on speakerphone so that "I can help him out". More disingenuous words I have not spoken...