I was not expecting the return of Little Dicky. In fact, I had honestly forgotten him until I saw the comic. Then I was so happy. Little Dicky, for those who do not know, was a regular character for a number of comics. Isaiah told me that Little Dicky is probably coming back for the mid-terms. And for more with Little Dicky you can look here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
So I had to go back to the dentist today -- end of procedures -- and, as I am sure you are familiar with, a trip to the dentist is a few moments with the dentist and endless time in the waiting room. On the TV in the waiting room was ABC's The View.
Today's show was . . .
You need to read Ava and C.I.'s "TV: Crazy Thursday" because it was obvious they had, the ladies of The View. You will find the same exact language Ava and C.I. used. Now they spoke to four people at ABC -- executives -- that I know of for that article. And possibly they were using the language the executives did when they wrote the article. But if you read that Sunday and thought, "Oh, I'm glad Ava and C.I. covered this. But the issue is over," it is not over. They easily spent 10 minutes (I am sure it was more) mopping up after Thursday.
But the thing was, they still did not get it -- Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar still did not get it. They wanted to argue, they wanted to "yes, but . . ." They never got that they were the hosts and it was wrong of them to walk out on an interview.
Joy offered some idiotic comparison to 12 Angry Men and said that when the 11 other jurors realize that Lee J. Cobb's character is a bigot, they all turn their chairs around and face the wall. Joy did not turn her chair around and face the wall, she stormed off the set. In the middle of taping. And 12 equal jurors are not the same as host and guest.
There were times when Whoopi obviously got it but then she would try to weasel her way out of it. It was embarrassing.
I do not care for Joy Behar at all. She is fake and that is the nicest thing I can say about her. But I have always loved Whoopi. Whether it was her NBC sitcom, her CBS sitcom with Jean Stapleton, her syndicated talk show that came out when her book, her book that I loved, came out (she has a new book, I have not read it), her being center square on Hollywood Squares, her hosting the Oscars, her many amazing film roles (Color Purple, Boys On The Side, The Telephone -- she is amazing in that and the only one on camera for the bulk of the film, Jumping Jack Flash, everything but Fatal Beauty), you name it. So I was very disappointed that Whoopi could not just say, "I was wrong. No excuses."
Not that she was wrong to take offense to Bill O'Reilly's remarks. But that she was wrong to walk off the set in the middle of an interview when she was a host.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: