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George S. Razzed About Potential Interview With Snuffleupagus

snuffleupagus.jpgABC’s GMA Host George Stephanopoulos has a tough last name. D.C. journalists have long struggled with the spelling of it — many still do, checking and rechecking it.

“Took me years to master it,” remarked Politico’s Patrick Gavin. Seconded another Capitol Hill reporter by e-mail: “I’m glad I don’t have to spell it often. In my head, I pronounce it “snuffalupagus”:) — which also proves to be a tricky word as it’s spelled “snuffleupagus.”

Last night late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel joked about a new feature on the Google iPhone in which you can say a name and it comes up. Only when you say Stephanopoulos, what emerges is the “Sesame Street” animal, Mr. Snuffleupagus.

Stephanopoulos, chuckling about it early this morning, told co-host Robin Roberts that he once “got to meet” with Mr. Snuffleupagus at the White House.

Roberts then threatened to bring the “animal” on the show. “Wouldn’t that be great?” she asked.

“Yeah, that’d be great,” replied a not-so-enthused Stephanopoulos.

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