For those who pay attention to the opening credits, you probably noticed that the word that used to be in the credits, “Superstantial”, has been replaced by “Freem.” Freem?! Where in the world did that come from?
Eagle-eyed blog reader Sheila may have found the answer. In the Baristanet blog (a regional blog for the Montclair/Glen Ridge/Bloomfield area of New Jersey), it was reported that a black 150 pound black bear was caught in Millburn, New Jersey.
The officer who spotted the bear and helped to capture it?
Patrolman Alfred Freem.
According to radvivi, who was at the taping on January 29th, this was said before the show aired:
Eventually Stephen came out and did the Q&A. the old man we danced with asked him if this was the “Cold-air Report” everyone laughed, and Stephen responded “now I have to be funnier than that!” someone else asked him asked him what “freem” meant in the opening sequence. First he said he wasn’t telling, then he explained that it was “freedom” sans the “do”
Mystery solved. Or is it?