Bill Walton served as the color commentator for ESPN2’s USC-Oregon broadcast Thursday night, which means that weird things were said on ESPN2’s USC-Oregon broadcast Thursday night.
And there was one particularly weird moment in the second half, when Walton — known among other things as the “World’s Tallest Deadhead” — said Dave Pasch’s 12-year-old son should go with him on an upcoming Grateful Dead tour. Pasch understandably doesn’t want his 12-year-old son going with Walton to concerts known every bit as much for the “activities” that take place as the actual music.
Here’s the hilarious exchange:
Walton: Zeke has gotta come out on the Dead tour.
Pasch: No, no, no. He’s 12. He’s not going with you.
Walton: That’s the perfect time to go.
Pasch: You’re not going to corrupt my only son.
Walton: Corrupt him? Corrupt him? We’re going to expand his horizons! We’re going to shine the light! We’re going to show the love!
Walton also got a Grateful Dead reference in with whatever he was talking about here: