The Ellen DeGeneres Show posted a fabulous Rob Lowe clip of the 9-1-1: Lone Star captain reenacting some very real emergency calls.
Lowe plays fire chief Owen Strand on 9-1-1: Lone Star. Usually, he’s on the receiving end of a communication from the dispatcher, who has already determined whether there’s an emergency. He just gets the details and heads out with his crew. But in this clip, Lowe got to pretend to be the person making the initial call.
And the calls were crazy. In this scenario, tWitch Boss, who is the DJ on the Ellen show, played the dispatcher. Lowe got a real-life landline phone and made the calls. (Or pretend calls, if you will). But Lowe kept emphasizing the calls were based off real transcripts. He described them as “seriously ridiculous.” He wasn’t kidding.
First Up For 9-1-1: Lone Star Captain: “I’d Like to Report a Fire … Doesn’t Anybody See This?”
The first one was a person reporting a fire.
“God, it’s getting bigger, the whole top of the hill is getting bigger,” the 9-1-1: Lone Star fire captain squeals.
“Doesn’t anybody see this?” Lowe says. He then changes his tune. “I’m so sorry, just got out of work really late, I’m not actually out this time. It’s the sun, so no fire, it’s the sun rising. Oh God, I’m really embarrassed.”
Next Up? An Overdose of Pot Brownies
Then, there was another weird call. And Lowe didn’t use his calm, 9-1-1: Lone Star voice, either. Rather, he reported a drug overdose from a batch of pot brownies. “Please send rescue,” he begs.
“We made brownies,” Lowe said. “I think we’re dead. … Time is going by really, really, really, really slow.”
Then he laughs and remembers the first time he tried a pot brownie. “Hello, Emilio Estevez,” he says with a smile.
The third call was about a woman calling to report that her boyfriend stole her dog. And when tWitch, as the dispatcher, kept asking why he stole the dog, the caller kept using various expletives to describe the boyfriend.
Take a look at the clip and join us on the other side for more info on Rob Lowe, everyone’s favorite 9-1-1: Lone Star fire captain.
Lowe Celebrated 31 Years of Sobriety While on Ellen
Lowe guest hosted for Ellen back in May. However, the playful clip wasn’t posted on the Ellen Youtube channel until Friday.
Lowe talked about serious subjects in other parts of the show, although he still was playful. He discussed how he was celebrating his 31st year of sobriety.
“It’s pretty impressive considering 32 years ago, I was getting alcohol and drugs for free,” Lowe said. “But seriously, I feel better than ever.
“If someone you know is struggling with any kind of addiction, I’m here to tell you that there is hope,” Lowe said. “Very much so. And with that said, if you don’t have a drinking problem, please start drinking right now, because I’m gonna seem a lot funnier.”
Stay tuned. Lowe and 9-1-1: Lone Star return for their third season this spring.