When I sat down to film my CRL segment on Jay Beagle’s flip phone, I thought he might be mildly annoyed. Maybe he was appearing at the behest of the Capitals PR department. We were, after all, making fun of him, if only in a lighthearted way. Instead, Beags played along. He talked about Flipper, guessed his teammates tweets, and sat through my flubbed intros.
When it came time to try out new phones with the Verizon guy, Beagle pretended not to know how anything worked.
“So how do I answer a call?” he asked regarding a touch screen phone, after “accidentally” turning on some music. “I can’t flip it!”
Beagle had the most fun when he got to the tablets.
“Is this a phone?” I recall him asking. “How does this fit in your pocket?”
When we wrapped up, Beagle had an idea. He’d walk out to his car holding the tablet up to his head and pretending to talk on the phone.
“Hey Carly?” he said, walking out of the Kettler conference room where we filmed. He continued talking all the way to his truck, not realizing the scene had already cut. Autograph seekers waiting outside were very confused.
This would’ve made it into the segment, but the sound quality wasn’t that great. Oh well.
GIF by Ian Oland.