(Opening montage of highlights of the NLCS and ALCS spliced in with clips from Arrested Development)
Jeanne Zelasko: The Red Sox arrested the Yankee's development, now they'll try to arrest the NL champions, The St. Louis Cardinals. And now you can own season one of Arrested Development on DVD.
Kevin kennedy: That's a great show. And tonights gonna be a great game. Two great teams, with great histories.
Jeanne: And welcome to the FOX network center, and the World Series on FOX brought to you by Dodge
Hit it!(Dodge theme music)
Jeanne: Its a red October, Cards and Red Sox in the World Series, and with the call, here's Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. Now I have to change my hair.
McCarver: Knock, knock.
Al Lieter: Who's there?
McCarver: Get the hell out of my office.
M: Why did you think a manag a twa would spice up our relationship?
Buck: I'm sorry. Oh crap we're on. Get over there.
Buck: (Wearing "Slamma-Lamma Ding Dong shirt and cap)Hello everybody, and welcome to the happy little place I like to call the broadcast booth. I'm Joe Buck, Tim McCarver in just a moment. I'll just come right out and say it Tim, we're 2 guys with St. Louis connections. My dad was the voice of the Cardinals for nearly half a century, I work for them, I live in St. Louis. Timmy, you played in 3 World Series with them, including winning one against these Red Sox. Some are saying that we'll be partisan during this Series. That's just ridiculous isn't it?
McCarver: (Wearing his 1964 Cardinals uniform)Its absolutely insulting.
B: I missed you. Give me a hug.
M: Did I enjoy my time with the Cardinals? Absolutely. Am I rooting for them to win their 10th WS? Defnitely. Are we biased? No. Like everybody on FOX, we are fair and balanced.
B: Both teams came back to win exciting League Championship Series, and I have "More than a feeling" that this we'll be a great World Series.
McCarver: These are 2 of the most storied franchises in baseball. Both have gone a long time since a World Series appearance.
Buck: (Singing) Its more than a feeling. You get it? That was a Boston song. We're in Boston. And tonight its Tim Wakefield and Woody Williams.
M: And by starting Wakefield, Boston is RISKING A PATIENT'S LIFE. Wakefield is a knuckleballer, and knuckleballs tend to struggle in the cold.
B: Did you say knuckleball? Sounds like we need a visit from Scooter
Scooter: I'm scooter! When the pitcher throws a knuckleball, I don't know which way I'm going! Yaaaaaaaa haha, whooo!!!
B: I love that Scooter. (Singing) Please come to Boston in the Spring time. Well we're here in Boston in the fall time. Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name. Everybody at Fenway knows the Red Sox; names. Cheers was set in Boston. So is game 1 of the 2004 World Series.
McCarver pulls up to Buck in a Dodge Ram.
Buck: yeah, this is gonna look GREAT in our living room! You are such a...
McCarver opens door, revealing furniture
Buck: Wonderful man. (punches McCarver)
Buck: The 2004 WS is brought to you by Budweiser, grab a Budweiser, its game time. Don't grab a Sam Adams.
McCarver: St. Louis has the better team , and the better bear.
B: Leading off for the Cardinals is Tony Womack. We have him miked. Tony who just waved to you, was that your mother?
Womack: Uh no, that was my wife.
M: (muted giggling)
B: Well good luck, Tony, we're pulling for you. HEre's the first pitch from Wakefield.
B and M: (Chanting) 19-18! 19-18!
B: Womack pops it up. Mueller has it, one out.
M:THat's as good as a homerun.
B: Well, then SLAMMA-LAMMA, DING DONG!