If the Today Show already had a rep for being lightweight, despite being produced by the NBC News Division, we hadn't seen nuthin' yet until the debut of Meredith Vieira. It appears the only thing keeping the credibility roof from caving in on that show was Katie Couric, of all people.
Quoth Meredith on her first day:
"I feel like it's the first day at school and I'm sitting next to the cutest guy!"
Mxyzptlk: As Vieira said this she grabbed Matt Lauer's hands. He waited a moment and tossed her hands off.
Meredith thought balloon: "Yeah and next time they want to know 'Where in the World is Matt Lauer' they can look under my skirt!"
"I'm going to be the 'broad' in broadcasting."
Mxyzptlk: This will give a boost to young women graduating journalism school.
Meredith thought balloon: "Why don't I have any news cred?"
"I had a hamster named Al, growing up. He's dead."
Mxyzptlk: Roker better watch the hell out.
Meredith thought balloon: "He was cute and furry, just like me."
"At the end of the day, who looks stupid?"
Mxyzptlk: Why, you do, sweetheart!
Meredith thought balloon: "Thank God Lauer's dumber than me...I think. But I don't know what I'm going to do about the Curry bitch."
Friday, September 15, 2006
Blame Mister Mxyzptlk