On the 2002-09-22 show, the seeds of "cyber Adam" were planted when Adam explained, "If I don't have an answer, that's the way I finish" - referring to the phrase, "That's why you get the big bucks". He then added three more phrases:
"what are you gonna do?",
"he's a big boy",
and, "good times".
On the 09-24-2002 show, at Anderson's prompting, Adam laid down samples for each of his phrases, including a new one, "that's why I get the big bucks".
At a later date it was determined that Adam could theoretically phase himself out of the show, staying at home and allowing these 5 general phrases to do his job for him. The theory was tested out on a few callers, and was dubbed "cyber Adam".