Cheesesteak Almost Takes Out WIP’s Angelo Cataldi

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Dramatization – do not try at home.

Yesterday, 94 WIP morning host Angelo Cataldi was filming a Super Bowl commercial spoof that required him to spin and chomp down on a cheesesteak. When Cataldi completed the bite in the second take, things went wrong. The ringmaster of Wing Bowl couldn’t get the cheesesteak down. He ran back into the building looking for water. Howard Eskin’s son and WIP host Spike Eskin was there and once he realized Cataldi wasn’t joking about not being able to breathe, Eskin performed the heimlich maneuver 5 or 6 times until Cataldi’s breathing passage was clear.

Cataldi estimates he wasn’t breathing for about a minute.


Speaking of opportunities to choke, WIP's Wing Bowl takes this place this Friday at the Wells Fargo Center.

Eskin Save Cataldi's Life [Philly.com]
Year of the Cheesesteak [Foobooz]

  • 14thandBroad

    The most positive thing to come out of this incident is that we won’t have to listen to Al Morganti host on an interim basis.

    • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/ Art from Foobooz

      Come on, you gotta love Al?

      • 14thandBroad

        Not so much: 1. Still a Boston boy. 2. Would take Romo over Foles. 3. That column he writes in the paper. Put him in the dictionary next to Tonto, under “sidekick.”

  • DerfelDog

    Those things are bad for you in ALL ways – won’t touch them myself, even though I consider myself an enthusiastic (transplanted) Philadelphian.

  • NakedPhillyFox

    The guy performing the heimlich in the image above looks like a nonplussed Ray Didinger.

  • Boo-urns

    At least Cataldi couldn’t talk for a precious few seconds.