A bit that Los Angeles radio
host Rick Dees used to do where he would
have a dog predict what sports team would
win in an upcoming game (such as the Super Bowl
) by giving him two bowls of kibble to choose from. Whichever bowl
the dog ate from supposedly represented the team
win. The name
was a combination of "hound" (a kind of dog) and "Houdini" (as in Harry
Houdini, 1874-1926), which was stupid since Houdini was an escape artist, not a psychic. Another L.A. radio
host, Adam Carolla, did a similar bit with his dog on his morning show
(2006-2009), thought of course he didn't call it Houndini.
Person A: "Man, that
Adam Carolla had a hell of a nerve ripping
off the great
Rick Dees's Houndini bit!"
Person B: "Who the hell is Rick Dees?"