Saturday, November 20, 2010


Who needs 900 numbers or internet porn when you can just go to the airport?

"It's our business to touch yours."

Top 5 Funniest: Alec Baldwin, Bruce Springsteen, Bristol Palin and More

This past Sunday night, the comedy world descended on Washington, D.C. to bestow the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Tina Fey. Her acceptance speech was a definite highlight of the night, though it turns out PBS cut out the funniest part in which she made some scathing comments about Sarah Palin. All of Fey's famous friends and colleagues showed up including Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels and Betty White. The one conspicuously absent person was Alec Baldwin (of Wegmans Grocery fame), who instead appeared "via Satellite" as Mark Twain himself, expressing his disgust that a woman could be receiving a prize bearing his name.

For the second week in a row, Jimmy Fallon managed to steal the late night comedy spotlight from Conan O'Brien when he had Bruce Springsteen dominate his entire show Tuesday night. Springsteen's two performances featuring the Roots were certainly special, but it was his duet with "Neil Young" on Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" that had everyone talking the next day. I'll never hear this song the same way again.

This week's winner for unintentional humor (or at least I don't they meant it to be funny in the way that I think it's funny) is the PSA by Bristol Palin and The Situation for The Candie's Foundation. Most PSA's take a stance on an issue and stick with it, but here we have Bristol making her questionable case for abstinence while The Situation hits on her and talks about condoms. If teenagers are as confused after watching this as I was, I'm not sure how successful it will be. At least it's not as offensive as what Willow Palin was up to this week.

Meanwhile, Sarah Palin spent this week raking in the added attention brought on by the debut of her new reality show. She was emboldened enough to start talking more seriously about 2012, telling Barbara Walters that she "believes she could beat Obama." Joe Biden's reaction on Morning Joe was priceless. The "lamestream media's" reviews of Sarah Palin's Alaska were not too positive. Stephen Colbert was inspired to change the name of his show to Stephen Colbert's Report and alter his opening credits accordingly. On The Daily Show, Jon Stewart gave Jason Jones the honors to present his own version, Jason Jones' Bayonne, that takes viewers deep into the heart of New Jersey.

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Both George W. Bush and Kanye West were probably ready to put their ridiculous feud behind them this week, but everyone else wasn't quite ready to let it go. Not only did Saturday Night Live have them meet face to face on Weekend Update, but the Gregory Brothers also made their own Auto-Tune the News video summing up the events of the past week. "I'm not a hater!"

TODAY SHOW: Viral Video 'I've Got a Feelin'' Lip Dub

After spending all week interviewing the superstars of viral videos, the Today Show crew makes their own with this five minute-long, one-take version of the Black Eyed Pea's "I've Got a Feelin'."

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