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Takin' Me Back

2006-08-21 - 11:46 a.m.

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Stayed up late and watched the roast of William Shatner on Comedy Central. As a Trek fan, it was good to see one of our entertainment icons get one of entertainment's biggest honors. There were some video clips of his forty years in the business, including his, er, singing.

The Comedy Central roasts have been uneven over the years, IMHO. Pamela Anderson - funny. Jeff Foxworthy - painfully not funny.

This one was GOOD. Betty White - sweet, clean Betty - got in some very funny, VERY dirty lines. Farrah Fawcett took a page from Georgia Engel 's appearances on the old Dean Martin roasts by not wanting to say anything bad...but getting her shots in. George Takei took a lot of abuse about being gay, but when it was his turn he gave as good as he got (if you'll pardon the expression). George also got off (sorry again) one of the best lines that had to do with Shatner's entrance.

The Queen Of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, gave her usual acid-tongued rips...while leaning way over the lectern, obviously reading from a script. There's a difference between notes and a script. It was funny, but it looked unprofessional, IMHO again. Maybe they just wanted a constant view down her dress.

Shatner got his rebuttal in, and showed he really does have a sense of humor about himself.

If it shows on repeats, watch it. And if it shows up on DVD, grab it.


Irony Of The Year Dept.:

According to an AP report, "white" people are now in the minority here in California. whites should be able to get better interest rates for home buying and starting a new business. And diversity programs for hiring. Cheaper student loans. Right?


Supposedly, tomorrow will be the end of the world. Personally, I doubt it. So much so, that I'll... seeing you.


2 comments so far

Dave - 2006-08-22 13:40:10 -
I have the Shatner roast TIVOed, but I haven't watched it yet. Now I'm looking forward to it even more


Fuzzems - 2006-08-22 14:17:26 -


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