EPISODE NUMBER: 7037 (March 21, 2011)
GUESTS: Simon de Pury, Steve Martin
SEGMENTS: Crisis in the Middle Everywhere – Japan & Libya, Raging Art-On – Simon de Pury
VIDEOS: Monday, March 21, 2011
To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes and all hell breaking loose when Jon and Stephen go on vacation. The shoe being thrown at Bush, the announcement of Sarah Palin, and the Underwear Bomber all happened when the shows were on a break. This hiatus proved no exception, with the US bombing of Libya and the tragedy unfolding in Japan due to the earthquake taking over headlines as Jon and Stephen got some much needed rest.
On the up side, having huge news guarantees a fantastic show right out of the gate. And this show proved no exception. It was pretty obvious that the graphics department hit the ground running with their many new intro graphics to the many new segments and sub-segments introduced by Stephen. Whether it’s dancing to Prince at the National Museum of American History, or licking meteors at the Hayden Planetarium with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stephen and field pieces never fail to amuse. I could watch Stephen roaming random art galleries every night. Also? That black shirt/no glasses/dark jacket look? Pretty hawt.
As always, Steve Martin was charming and funny and wonderful. The smiles that Steve and Stephen brought to each other’s faces definitely brought a smile to mine. I could watch Steve Martin play banjo all day and never get bored. And how fun was that song? If I were single, that would totally be my Breakup Empowerment Song.
What did you think about this show? Leave it in the comments!