EPISODE NUMBER: 7059 (May 4, 2011)
GUESTS: Amy Farrell
SEGMENTS: Terrorists: They’re Just Like Us!, Stephen Searches for Shared Bathroom Key, Movies That Are Destroying America – Saving America Edition
VIDEOS: Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Has anyone else noticed the new titles in the opening sequence? Monday it was “Win Laden”. It’s changed again to “Word Hurdler”.
So glad juicy gossip lover Stephen can bring us “all the 411 on Mr. 911.” Glam on the Lam? Maybe the worst product placement ever for Nestlé, Coca-cola, and Pepsi. And poor Princes Beatrice – well, I guess she’s not that poor if she can spend that much money on a hat like that.
And thank you, Stephen, for reminding us that Mississippi and Alabama should get a little media attention. US Zoners can text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donatino; everyone can go to redcross.org to make a donation and find out how you can help.
Now… I’ll admit I saw the “I have to pee” coming with the flood description, but the whole Late Show / TCR shared bathroom sequence was truly from left field – just how I like it. Was that really shown on Letterman? Adding Ms Couric brushing her teeth was inspired. Yea… and text “REDCROSS” to 90999 already.
I was happy to see a “Movies That Are Destroying America” segment – it’s been too long and I always enjoy “Stephen’s” take on the latest from Hollywood. I’ll admit, every time I see or here about the upcoming Captain America movie, I think of Stephen inheriting the shield. And the All-American message? “If you’re a skinny kid who wants to serve his county, get jacked-up on steroids!” And we all know that Stephen is an Ayn Rand fan… the revisionist viewings of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Star Wars’ were brilliant. And really, John Aglialoro can follow his own philosophy and stop whining already. Does this mean a lower budget for the sequel?
As an “Extra-American” (I actually prefer Rubenesque American), I was looking forward to interview with Amy Farrell. I liked her previous appearance on the show and thought she did a great job of sticking to her point, no matter how Stephen twisted around everything she said. He really did get on a roll there, culminating in “Grover Cleveland is gay?!?”
I wish Prof. Farrell had talked a bit more about why people feel so strongly about others being overweight. If you have never been overweight, you’d be surprised at what perfect strangers are compelled to say to someone who carries a few extra pounds. For example, I once had someone at a bus stop come up and give me personal advice on exercise and nutrition. I returned the favour by giving him the business card of a psychologist friend of mine.
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