Well, if you can believe it, it’s now been a year since Arcade Firegate, when Kathie Lee and Hoda stoked the fire of YouTube haters, feeding their insatiable hunger for spewing forth bile and hate. And this year it seemed like a repeat a was inevitable, given the Best New Artist win for (not new artist) Bon Iver. We’re not even sure how to pronounce their name, so it was a forgone conclusion that KLG and the Kotb would stumble over themselves, coming up with at least three or four bastardizations of Justin Vernon’s nom de flume. BUT, as she has all week, Whitney Houston’s passing overshadowed the proceedings, obscuring any confusion the hosts of the 4th hour may have over a band we must assume they think is a weird French singer. Instead, Kathie Lee raises the important questions and makes the significant points, while Hoda simply states the obvious.
We wonder if by “the Bahamas” Hoda meant this.
Thanks for the memories, most of which were caused by your terrible, terrible memory.
Serial misanthrope Greg Kelly of Good Day New York struck again this morning, refusing to grant Rosanna’s request that he flash Spock’s “live long and prosper” hand sign in honor of George Takei’s upcoming visit later in the show. Lighten up, Greg! Just because it’s not Sulu’s trademark gesture doesn’t mean you can’t patronize Rosanna for one measly second. Also, we didn’t realize you were such a Trekkie (Trekker?). Somebody loves Star Trek!
We’re dying to know what Greg said after “So…” as they went into the commercial break. DYING.
In addition, it dawned on us that Greg an Rosanna are like our grandparents (well, we guess more accurately these days they’re like our parents), constantly trying – and failing – to explain to us something that we already know far more about. It would be like us trying to explain relativity to Einstein, or drunken hookups to Snooki (take that, Snooks!). But God bless Greg and Rosanna for always giving it their best shot.
The Soup, you’re welcome.
And we thought this was creepy.
Well, with our 2nd breast-themed item of the night, we’re one step away from becoming full-fledged flesh peddlers. Watch your back, all of the Internet’s soft-core porn websites!
It wasn’t enough for The Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo to terrify us during the Super Bowl half-time show (which was on the whole a terrifying experience), but he had to then go ahead and come on Today and terrify us even more. Another request we never wanted to hear from Kathie Lee or Hoda: “Show us some moves!’
We’d like to make a joke here that Kathie Lee was wasted, but we know that was actually the case because it was after 10am on a Tuesday.
Fun Taboo Fact: Not only is he part Shoshone, but he also has albinism (or so Wikipedia said three days ago, with that reference now removed).
Well, the good news is that clips from the 4th hour of Today are becoming a daily tradition. The bad news is that today they offered us a special episode, “Kathie Lee and Hoda’s Beach Party,” an ill-conceived attempt to warm us up in the midst of this deep, ceaseless freeze. Something we never ever wanted to hear? Hoda demanding that Kathie Lee “Get it off.”
Also, it’s one thing to have a drink or two during the show, but we think it’s totally unprofessional be wasted by 10am, before your show even starts.
(of course, those rules don’t apply to Sue, because a) her show does not tape before noon, and b) she can handle her liquor (usually).)
Kinda stretching the definition of “news,” aren’t you, ladies?
But, don’t worry, he can’t hear you.