If for some reason you were ever wondering what Katy Tur of NBC’s favorite band was, things have appeared to become a bit more clear.
Over the past few months, Tur, the anchor of MSNBC Live, has discreetly been dropping Phish references into her newscasts. But she took things to a new level during the August 7 episode of Meet The Press.
Tur, almost too obviously, worked in at least 12 Phish references into the single broadcast and appeared to crack a smile after almost every one.
The Phish references came just one day after the notorious jam band ended a 13-day residency at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. It’s unknown if Tur went to one of the MSG shows, but if the references on MSNBC were any indication, it seems likely.
Watch the footage cut to each Phish reference during the show in the video below:
Here’s a list of the subtle references in the broadcast, according to JamBase.com.
1. “If it is Monday, ‘surrender to the flow.'”
The phrase is a lyric from Phish’s “The Lizards.”
2. “Tonight, ‘Divided Sky, the wind blows high‘ in GOP country.”
The phrase is a lyric from Phish’s “Divided Sky.”
3. “It’s getting harder to see how this White House will ever ‘get out of this maze.'”
The phrase is a lyric from the Phish song “Maze.”
4. “His advisers want him to be ‘silent in the morning.'”
The reference is the title of a song from Phish’s 1993 album Rift.
5. “Maybe so, maybe not.”
The reference is a lyric from the Phish song “Stash.”
6. “Still ahead ‘the story of the ghost‘ of 2016.”
“Still Ahead” is the title of Phish’s 1998 album.
7. “‘The latch is left unhooked‘ for left-leaning voters.”
That’s a lyric from the Phish song “Ghost.”
8. “I ask, are the Republicans going to ‘split open and melt?'”
“Split Open and Melt” is the title of a song from the 1990 Phish album Lawn Boy.
9. “I wonder if the Democrats are going to “split open and melt.'”
Again, another reference to the song from the Phish album Lawn Boy.
10. “In case you missed it, ‘set the gearshift to the high gear of your soul.'”
That’s a a lyric from the Phish song “Run Like An Antelope.”
11 & 12. “But as Phish would say, ‘this isn’t who it would be if it wasn’t who it is.'”
Tur was straightforward with this reference, naming the band and adding a lyric from the song “Wolfman’s Brother.”
Tur has been with NBC for the past eight years. After going to college, she reported for several local news affiliates and also spent time as a storm chaser for The Weather Channel.
In 2009, she joined NBC and quickly found herself working for the flagship NBC News. She rose to prominence during the 2016 presidential campaign when she was the network’s embedded reporter for Donald Trump‘s campaign.
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