Bob Bryan, Business Insider:
We’ve seen some crazy things on earnings calls before, but this has to take the cake.
During Ruby Tuesday’s second-quarter earnings call, an unidentified caller posed as Bud Fox, Charlie Sheen’s character from the movie “Wall Street,” and asked CEO JJ Buettgen if the burger chain’s business had been affected by the death of Harambe.
Harambe was the gorilla living at the Cincinnati Zoo that was shot and killed after a child fell into its habitat. The gorilla has since become a popular meme.
The caller even said they worked for the Geneva Roth Holding Corporation, a fictional company from “Wall Street.”
Earnings calls are almost always deathly dry, with the exception of Cisco when John Chambers was running things. But even Chambers never went dicks-out for Harambe.
I would die from joy if something like this ever happened on a call I was on.