Fat and Skinny works in comedy partnerships: Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Siskel and Ebert. The Yankees didn't get the memo when they hired Charlie Steiner to work with John Sterling--it was like Hardy and Hardy.
Mike and the Mad Dog have been the most successful fat and skinny radio duo in sports radio history and now, a few weeks shy of their 19th anniversary at WFAN, they are splitting up. Mike will stay at the FAN. Russo is reportedly going to Sirus.
Like them or not--I found them entertaining in measured doses--they were an institution in New York sports coverage and this is certainly the end of an era.
Here is one of the best Russo rants of them all:
The FAN won't be the same without the Angry Puppy.