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Comedy of Terrors


Christine O’Donnell and Sarah Palin: Top 5 comedic comparisons

What do Christine O’Donnell and Sarah Palin have in common?

You mean, aside from the obvious? “Just give [O’Donnell] bangs and a pair of rimmed glasses and she’d be a dead ringer for…” Jon Stewart said on his show, flashing side by side photos of the two women after O’Donnell’s victory in the Delaware Senate primaries last week.

Political commentators can’t resist the comparison, not just on where O’Donnell and Palin stand on the issues, but in other aspects as well, especially considering Sarah Palin’s endorsement and mentoring of what many are calling her own “Mini-me.”

Why should comedians be any different?

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The Shtickado

With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan. To the tune of The Mikado‘s Tit Willow:

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On a late-night talk show, Let-ter-man made a joke,
About Bristol, not Willow, not Willow!
Sarah acted so mad, you’d think she’d have a stroke,
The silliness be-gan to billow.
I have to ask, Sarah, why oh why do you rave?
Is it simply to get the attention you crave?
If it is, don’t continue attacking poor Dave,
It’s about you, not Bristol, or Willow!

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Much Ado About Nothing

From The Washington Post:

Politicians do it all the time. Shock jocks, actors and athletes do. Even Bill O’Reilly has done it.

So why can’t David Letterman bring himself to apologize?

In another one of those delicious, you-know-you-love-it-even-as-you-roll-your-eyes media flaps, Letterman has been fending off an aggrieved Sarah Palin after she took offense at several of his late-night cracks.

Palin didn’t rise to the bait when Letterman derided the Alaska governor’s “slutty flight attendant look” on Monday’s show. But she did object when Letterman, satirizing the Palin family’s visit to New York and a Yankees game, said: “There was one awkward moment during the seventh inning stretch. Her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.”

Tasteless? Well, everyone seems to agree about that. Beyond that, you’ll get an argument.

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No kidding!

From the Los Angeles Times:

On his HBO show, “Real Time With Bill Maher,” the comedian routinely makes vicious fun of celebrities, politicians, presidents and even God. But he’s learned that, for much of his audience, Barack Obama is off limits.

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My Boob Tube Got Boobier

From the Los Angeles Times:

[…] former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s self-exculpatory campaign train rolled into the Ed Sullivan Theater last night. I don’t expect to see “Letterman/Blagojevich” up for any Oscars in 2039, but the real thing provided an odd half hour of television.

“I’ve been wanting to be on your show in the worst way for the longest time,” Blagojevich told “Late Show” host David Letterman.

“Well, you’re on in the worst way, believe me,” Letterman lobbed back, having been served a straight line that was old the first time your granny heard it.


“For the life of me, I have no idea why this guy is here,” Letterman had said, but that wasn’t really so hard to answer. The ousted governor, who has also lately appeared on “The View,” “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Today Show” (“and every other show that is in production currently,” said the host), had, like most “Late Show” guests, something to sell: his version of whatever truth is out there.


“Now, are you going to continue to be on TV?” Letterman finally asked.

Oh, Dave, you don’t know the half of it! Now, I have to tell you, kids, that I am not yet convinced that Blago did anything that every other politician hasn’t done (other than get caught). That said, I’m getting sick of seeing his mug on every show on TV. So, I figured I would change the channel to TVLand and catch some of the old comedies.

I figured that would be a Blago-free zone, but I was mistaken. Had I been paying closer attention, I would have known that when this flashed on the screen:



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Mom always said not to pick scabs

From the Los Angeles Times:

DES MOINES — Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was a guest Wednesday on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — though he seemed earlier in the day not to know that he would be crossing a picket line to appear.

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