| Couple Of The Year - Volume 1 |
Quite possibly our favorite show of the year-the "Couple of the Year" presentation. Listen back to some of our best moments from these classic shows - available as a CD or download it instantly in MP3 format.
GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. Let me go to Scott who is our Couple of the Year contestant. Scott.
GLENN: I'm just looking at your -- you know, we did kind of a Mad Lib thing where I wrote an essay and you just had to fill in the blanks and I'm just looking here and it says right up at the top, says you're having a tough time in your marriage.
SCOTT: Yes. It's not real good right now and she's called me 14 times in the last 20 minutes and I haven't been able to answer because I've been on hold to risk hanging up. So this has got to be something really good here.
GLENN: Why would you -- if your marriage isn't going so well, why would you do this?
SCOTT: Well, I tried to do a dinner at Outback. We had an argument that morning and we had the dinner planned after work that evening and I kind of forced the dinner hoping it would smooth things over and that went poorly, it was quiet and no one spoke and --
GLENN: So maybe you should stop listening to your gut.
SCOTT: Yeah, probably.
GLENN: Yeah. But your gut is telling you now you should be the Couple of the Year contestant.
SCOTT: I need salvation, Glenn. I need someone to save me.
GLENN: I don't know if this is going to work. Okay, does she listen to the program at all?
SCOTT: No. She hates talk radio.
GLENN: She hates talk radio? Oh, this is getting even better. Okay, remember you wrote this about four months ago to me. You've done the contest. And that was your excuse last night. I'm going to ask you if you led her on and you said no and it was because I was sick yesterday and we couldn't do the Couple of the Year contest, okay?
SCOTT: I'm hoping to go to at least another dinner and have a better time this time.
GLENN: Where are you going to send her?
SCOTT: Try the Outback again. She likes it there.
GLENN: Listen to me. I'm going to ask you if you have anything to say to her. Count to five right after I say, do you have anything to say? And you say, yeah, Susan? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... I love you. And then -- because that way it's like you are fighting back the tears. Got it?
SCOTT: Got it.
GLENN: Okay, we have her on hold? Put her on hold so she can hear the stuff? And hear we go. So we'll have more on John McCain here in just a second. But first something we should have done yesterday.
VOICE: Now it's the contest of the year in the making. It's Glenn Beck's quest to find America's ultimate couple of love. The essays have been written, the heartfelt words have been read, and the winner has been selected. So now to introduce the country's most passionate pair, here's the love God himself, Glenn Beck.
GLENN: As you know, we do this every year where we start months in advance and I ask you to write an essay about the love of your life and we get thousands of entries in. And we read them all and we have Scott who wrote our winning entry here and we'll get his wife on the phone here in just a second. Scott, how are you, sir?
SCOTT: I'm doing fine, Glenn, how are you?
GLENN: Very good. How long ago did you write this e-mail? This came in, this looks like an early --
SCOTT: About three or four months ago or so.
GLENN: So this was the first contest this year. Have you ever entered before?
GLENN: And I so apologize for yesterday. We were supposed to do this yesterday. You knew that and I couldn't make the broadcast yesterday because I have been so sick lately and I wanted to delay it. Did you break the news to her yesterday or not? Did you keep the secret?
SCOTT: No, I kept it on the down low.
GLENN: Okay. So do we have her on the phone? Let's go to Susan. Susan?
GLENN: Hi, how are you?
SUSAN: Just fine. And yourself?
GLENN: Well, very good. I don't know if you know who I am, but I'm Glenn Beck and I do a radio program. And --
SUSAN: I've definitely heard of you.
GLENN: You've definitely heard of me? And what we have is a contest that we've been -- we run every year and about three, four months ago your husband wrote in an essay and he's been selected as the winning essay and we were supposed to do this on Valentine's Day but I couldn't make it yesterday and so my apologies for wrecking your Valentine's Day. I don't know if you guys -- what you guys did yesterday but this was kind of like Scott's big surprise and then I pulled the rug from underneath him last night -- or yesterday afternoon and it was pretty ugly. So may I read the entry? Are you there? Susan?
SUSAN: Yes, I'm here.
GLENN: May I read what he wrote?
SUSAN: Yes, that's fine.
GLENN: Okay. He wrote -- this is pretty special, isn't it?
GLENN: He wrote, "Dear Glenn, I've never entered a contest like this before. However, I felt I had to tell you about my beautiful wife. I really can't express in words how uniquely wonderful Susan truly is. Honestly at first I think I was just attracted to her butt, but as time went on it turned into so much more." Well, you are an honest one there, Scott. "I guess I knew it was true love the first time we kissed on the deck during that thunderstorm and that trip to the Outer Banks. Wow. What a perfect time it was. Do you remember the thunderstorm, Susan?
SUSAN: Oh, certainly.
GLENN: Perfect time?
SUSAN: Just perfect.
GLENN: Yeah, that's just weird. You guys have so much in common, that's exactly what he wrote, what a perfect time that was. "I guess what sets her apart is the distinctive way she shows her love unlike any other woman in" -- Albemarle County? Albemarle County? Is that how you say it?
SUSAN: Albemarle. Albemarle.
GLENN: Yes. "I could go on forever but that would take away my time with her and I have to get back to work at Virginia Business System where I fix copiers from 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. Besides, everyone tries to make love so complex and that's why I think we should be your Valentine's Couple of the Year because for me it's simple. I just love Susan."
SUSAN: Oh. Sorry. I'm in tears.
GLENN: I know, it's really, it's -- you've got a good guy there.
SUSAN: Yes, I do.
GLENN: And Scott, you sound like you have a wonderful woman there and I hope you treat her right.
SCOTT: I try when I can, Beck.
GLENN: Well, we're going to send you guys out. I understand your favorite restaurant is Outback. So we're going to send you out to your favorite restaurant and congratulations, both of you, for being the Couple of the Year. It's really a spectacular thing and I hope you have a great, just a terrific weekend.
SUSAN: Thank you so much.
GLENN: You bet. Scott, do you have anything you want to say to Susan?
SCOTT: I do, Glenn. Susan?
SCOTT: I love you with all my heart. I need you to believe that. Sues Susie love you, too, sweetie.
GLENN: Well, there it is. Boy, day after Valentine's Day and the love just keeps going on. Thank you guys so much. Congratulations.