Hokey Comedy With an Enemy List

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Rosie O'Donnell's Wednesday night special on NBC, "Rosie Live," was supposed to be a tribute to the variety shows of the 1970s, but she added a Nixonian twist: Christmas songs, tap-dancing twins and an enemies list.

    In between skits, celebrity cameos and hokey novelty acts, the legendarily thin-skinned Ms. O'Donnell found time to take potshots at some of her favorite targets, including Donald Trump, Nancy Grace and Bill O'Reilly. She left out Barbara Walters, with whom Ms. O'Donnell has been feuding ever since Ms. O'Donnell left "The View," perhaps reluctant to draw attention to Ms. Walters's interview with Barack and Michelle Obama on ABC the same night. (Even that Barbara Walters special had a '70s feel, as Ms. Walters reprised her famous interview with Jimmy Carter, asking President-elect Obama if he intended to personally turn off the lights in the White House to conserve energy.)

    Ms. O'Donnell's self-referential swats at detractors were light, but they clashed with the context, lending a hard, contemporary edge to what was intended to be a corny, heartfelt homage to variety shows of yesteryear, like "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" and "The Carol Burnett Show." So did her bizarre product-placement duet with Jane Krakowski, a star of the NBC comedy "30 Rock," who performed a sultry striptease in front of a giant monitor flashing images of White Castle hamburgers, BlackBerrys and Crest Whitestrips.


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    Rev. my reply is not a criticiam of the post ..... but why does anyone watch this kind of tripe? I do not understand why Americans, especially Christians, watch such low class programs.
     
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    I have no idea.
     
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    Finally, something we can agree on!!!:thumbs::laugh:
     
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    Miracles still happen. :laugh:
     
  6. mcdirector

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    Well applause all around because I agree with all of you.


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  7. just-want-peace

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    Apparently the rapture is just around the corner!!

    Gotta' be with all this agreeing - including me!!:thumbs::jesus:;)
     
  8. rbell

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    Apparently, very few are. And for that, we are all happy.
     
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    A hearty AMEN!
     

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