Friday, September 15, 2006

Surging Toward The Lowest Common Denominator

by Mxyzptlk

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."

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Writeprocrastinator said...

"As Viera said this she grabbed Matt Lauer's hands. He waited a moment and tossed her hands off."

Good gravy, the very last thing I'D DO with Meredith's hand. But what are you gonna do? The country is watching ; )

Thanks for the link and I linked you back. My links aren't in order of preference with the exception of the first three.

katie schwartz said...

that is so funny! I'm not sure what I loved more, the meredith thought balloon or the shameful comments she made.

Mister Mxyzptlk said...

write - yeah, and I think his WIFE was watching. appreciate the link. Meredith had nothing to worry about -- her husband knows she's a slut.

schwartzie - truthfully, I coulda gone with only her quotes, but couldn't stop myself. You humans are so funny.

all - I should credit Lisa DeMoraes of the Washington Post for her piece, which has much more sad dirt on that show. It's worth doing their free signup at to read her columns. Choose "arts & living" and then "television." She is a riot.

katie schwartz said...

I think you gave it the perfect jhush!

sonia said...

And the scary part is that Vieira is far from the stupidest person in the American show business. Compared to Michael Moore, she is a deep scholar...

Nice blog, I am linking to it...