Canadian-American comedian, show host, actor, filmmaker, podcaster and rapper Tom Green has recently sat down on Boomsies with Dan O’Toole where he was asked about Eminem name-dropping him on “The Real Slim Shady” song from 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP album.
“Finally got to ask Tom Green where he was when he first heard The Real Slim Shady.” Dan tweeted with the clip of the video where the two is talking about Eminem mentioning Green on his classic hit song. Tom retweeted it with the caption: “Awesome!! Thanks Dan! And thanks Eminem!!!”
“Sometimes I wanna get on TV and just let loose / But can’t, but it’s cool for Tom Green to hump a dead moose / My bum is on your lips, my bum is on your lips.” raps Eminem in the song.
During the interview, Tom recalled the moment he heard the song on the radio for the first time: “[You are on a freaking Eminem song] Yeah, I know, it’s wild. I was just driving in Los Angeles and it came on the radio and I heard it. Nobody had told me about it before and I guess it had just been released. It was pretty cool. I mean, it’s pretty cool getting a name dropped in an Eminem song.” said Tom Green.
Then he continues: “It’s funny cause people sometimes interpret it like it’s a diss, but if you really listen to what he’s saying, it’s not actually a diss. He’s saying that he wants to go on TV and let loose, but he can’t, but it’s cool for Tom Green to hump a dead moose, right? So, he’s sort of almost saying he envied the fact that I was able to let loose on TV while he could not. But he did, of course, end up getting to let loose on TV himself. And when he did, he did not choose to hump any moose. But, that was a Canadian moose as well. So it’s two Canadians referenced in that one line – myself and the Moose were both Canadians. That was just outside of Red Deer, Alberta, that I humped that moose.”
You can watch the interview below:
— Tom Green (@tomgreenlive) April 5, 2023