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The Lost Ogle Roast of Rick Mitchell

5:00 AM EDT on August 16, 2012

As you know, Rick Mitchell's last day at Channel 5 is quickly approaching. Hell, it may even be today for all we know. Because of that — and the minor fact that's he's worked in the OKC market for 18-years — we decided to send Rick out in proper style and respect with our first ever TLO roast.

But before we get to that, let me share this video I stumbled upon last night:

Holy crap, that video's been on YouTube for 18-months and we're just now watching it! How did this slip by us? More importantly, how did it make it through the Ogle Mole Network unscathed? You weather nerds should be ashamed.

It's kind of ironic that we discovered this song a day or two before Rick is disappearing from the Oklahoma radar. We could have managed one or two posts out of it for sure. If anything, the girl singing probably would have made Ogle Madness. But I guess that's okay. Seeing the clip helps remind us that even though Rick Mitchell was the third-wheel in our OKC weather triumvirate, he was still part of our local culture, left a mark on people, and had some fans. Granted, they were the type of fans you'd expect Rick Mitchell to have — stoned hipsters who sing songs, graffiti bathrooms, and like something because it's different — but fans are fans.

Now let the Roast of Rick Mitchell begin!

Rick Mitchell is a lot like Gary England, only without the viewers, respect or a dick that shoots out bolts of lightning.

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Rick Mitchell made a cameo in the movie Twister. He played the role of “Weatherman Who Puts Grandma to Sleep.”

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For what it’s worth, Rick Mitchell spends most of his time staring at Jessica Schambach’s boobs, too.

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Many people at KOCO are still upset about Rick’s departure. In fact, Paul Folger hasn’t had a period since he heard the news.

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Rick Mitchell can't even predict who Sally Kern will offend next.

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“Rick Said It Would" is to weather forecasting as "Stop it, Dean. Please take me home" is to sorority girls.

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Rick’s favorite part about being a weatherman is consistently providing people with inaccurate information.

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Rick Mitchell is originally from Nebraska, which means he likes Tom Osborne, Larry the Cable Guy and having corn shoved up his ass.

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To show appreciation to their most loyal customer, all metro JCPenney stores will offer a 20% discount on St. John's Bay cargo shorts on Rick Mitchell’s birthday.

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Little known fact: Rick Mitchell means “Gorgeous Giraffe” in Latin.

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Why does Rick Mitchell talk to his dick ? Because Rick said it, wood. Haha funny.

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Rick Mitchell is so forgettable that…Gary England.

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Rick’s not sure why some guy named Bob Irzyk signed his going away card either.

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Rick Mitchell is as good at predicting the Oklahoma weather as Christina Fallin is at picking husbands.

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On a positive note, nobody plans to watch Rick Mitchell in Dallas either.

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Anyway, that's it for our little roast. We don't know if it was funny or not, but we tried. We'd like to wish Rick and his family the best of luck in Dallas, and thank him for spending the last 18-years as one of our weathermen.

Also, thanks to Spencer and Gravy Train and other Ogle Moles for helping out with some jokes. They are bitchin.

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