When it debuted almost two years ago, Fox News Channel’s “The Five” was billed as a temporary replacement for Glenn Beck‘s program. Today, the show celebrates its 500th episode and now ranks as FNC’s second most-watched program. Last month it had a 12-day hot streak as the #1 program in all of cable at 5pm. Last week, MediabistroTV spent some time with all 7 members of the “The Five.” In this first of two MediabistroTV videos Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Andrea Tantaros and Juan Williams reflect on the best moments from the first 500.
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A “Leno Joke” is a term used by comedy writers for the first joke you think of and throw out…that Jay Leno will do that night. Leno is many things, but a joke stealer? No. His jokes are not difficult. They’re obvious jokes. His stage act is slightly edgier (think more dick jokes) but really he’s a white bread – middle-of-the-road – middle-of-the-country comedian. And he has an army of writers and people called “faxers” who write the jokes he uses. He pays for all of them. He has final approval of all the jokes he tells.
Enter Andy Levy, a guy you’ve never heard of, on Red Eye, a show no one (including Leno) has ever seen. Red Eye is an after hours gab fest on the Mecca of comedy and wit, the Fox News Channel.
We thought the above clip was a parody of Fox News. Apparently, Fox News is its own parody. Comedy foil! And apparently, making light and/or fun of our neighboring country that has sacrificed 116 soldiers and one diplomat fighting as our ally in the war in Afghanistan induces chuckling. Let the hilarity begin!
“Isn’t this the perfect time to invade this ridiculous country,” Greg Gutfeld continued. “They have no army.”
“I didn’t even know they were in the war,” said Benson, a panelist on the show. “I thought that’s where you go if you don’t want to fight.”
The Comic Strip in Edmonton canceled Benson’s appearance ‘for the safety and security of patrons and staff’.
Geez – you have to be an epic douche to get the Canadians wanting to hunt you down. That or a moose.
FBLA: What’s the show?
GG: The show is called Redeye. It’s a show featuring
informal conversations about news, pop culture and scubadiving. I liken it to 60 Minutes, minus the stench of soiled Depends.
FBLA: How do you stand the hours?
GG: I sit most of the time. Then when the show starts, I stand.
FBLA: Who in god’s name is up at this time of night?
GG: Well, Mohammed is, and that is God’s name. My mother is up–but that’s because she sleeps all day–usually in a fetal position cradling a bottle of vodka. She’s a regular on the show, and she’s already more popular than me–which isn’t saying much.
The target “demo”–which is actually tv lingo I just
learned the other day–is stoners, Hawaiians, people
who place personal ads on line, single women who
collect Vermont Teddy Bears, adults stuck in their
Craftmatic adjustable beds, and Ted McGinley.
FBLA: Will Rachel Sklar and/or her breasts be either a guest or a topic?
GG: We’ve tried to get in touch with Rachel’s breasts, but they’ve been hard to get ahold of. Perhaps they’re just too big for us.
FBLA:How did FOX find you? What makes you so special, anyway?
GG: I am “special” in every sense of the word. In fact I have paperwork from my childhood that says so. My mom said I was always the special one, and that was even after the fire, which was not my fault. What are you wearing right now? I’m sorry. I’m on the phone–that question was not for you.
Watch for Fishbowl’s appearance on the show in April.
Greg Gutfeld takes the Huffington Post in a direction that was inevitable, really. With every other semi-literate adult already posting for free, there’s only one resource left: kids.
Called Huffpo Kidz!, the blog will feature offspring whose hyphenated last names only hint at the sensitive political world that accurately mirrors those of their thoughtful parents.
His all-star offspring lineup includes
“Immigration reform: If The Bad Men Build A Fence, who will pick me up from soccer practice and make me dinner?” by Cancun Zeta-Jones Douglas, age 3 1/2
“Sometimes I feel bad for our Maids,” by Patches Sarandon-Robbins, age 6
So, if you see some seedy-looking bloke hanging around the Petit Bateau boutique, don’t worry. It’s just Gutfeld, looking for his latest blogger.
Resume building starts earlier and earlier. Over at the Huffington Post, the 10 year-old daughter of two Washington media insiders give readers a child’s eye view of Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Here’s the part Dorothy Parker would like:
I was glad I had skipped school that day to go with my mother on a reporting trip on people who could make the world better.
Greg Gutfeld, professional scamp, seems to have a nephew with journalistic ambitions as well. And his lone commenter seems to understand the situation:
it seems clear that HuffPo is attempting to kill you off via asphyxiation. By keeping you off the front page, no one will read you or link to you, and they hope you will eventually get bored and quit posting.
FBLA hopes there’s a logical reason for Gutfeld’s lack of popularity at the HuffPost.