The debate over coverage of Justin Bieber continued on “The Daily Show” last night in a segment Jon Stewart called “Where Are We Now?” Stewart skewered MSNBC and CNN for the time they devoted to Bieber’s arrest, saying, “Unless Justin Bieber caused an earthquake in Japan, I doubt it was worth it.” Watch:
“They’ll make you go on Jimmy. You’ll never come back here. This is your last appearance,” Letterman said to Williams this week on “The Late Show.” “Do they mind you coming to see me?”
“Oh, they loathe it,” Williams joked. “But I honor my friendships. Jimmy’s just upstairs from me, I see him all the time. I would like to call myself a regular on his show, and dare I say on yours.” Watch:
With every awkward morning show moment, a viral meme can’t be far behind. It all started when Jeff Rossen took Al Roker‘s seat at the “Today” anchor desk on Friday, forcing Roker to lurk awkwardly in the background. Carson Daly spotted Roker next to a lamp with a half-bored, half-grouchy look on his face and saw the viral potential: he posted an Instagram picture replicating the pose, and #Rokering was born
Lost Remote has more #Rokering pictures.
With the DIRECTV-Weather Channel blackout in its third day, Conan O’Brien presented a “just as good” replacement program, “Andy Richter‘s Weather Channel,” on his TBS show last night. Richter — who, along with O’Brien, used to be employed by Weather Channel part-owner NBC Universal — offered a few temperatures with no corresponding cities, some ads, and a “Weather Channel classic — a montage of dangerous weather conditions set to elevator music.” Watch:
Bret Baier, who celebrated his fifth anniversary as the anchor of Fox News’ “Special Report” on Monday, talked with Real Clear Politics this week about the milestone. He recalls a very funny story about viewer reaction to his wrinkled pants after he made his debut:
“What was amazing about his interview he did with CNN was, he was so clearly drunk,” Cooper said. “Rarely will we say on TV, ‘I think this guy’s drunk.’ But he was so clearly the drunk guy in the bar.”
Cooper also discussed the Chris Christie bridge scandal, which dominated political headlines this week. Watch:
Fusion’s “No You Shut Up,” the network’s satrical puppet panel show, was recently named to The Comedy Bureau’s list of “100 Best Things in Comedy” and Nerdist’s list of “The Most Intentionally Funny Videos of 2013.”
In the year-end show, “No You Shut Up” revisited a segment from earlier in 2013 spoofing CNN’s “Crossfire.” The segment features the hosts of “Crabfire!,” a married crab couple of opposite political persuasions who don’t agree on anything. Watch:
Live television is prime real estate for embarrassing “oops” moments, and 2013 was no exception. Here’s a compilation of some of the funniest moments across the news industry last year.
Politico’s Patrick Gavin compiled the best moments of Mike Barnicle‘s grumpiness on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Watch:
Jimmy Fallon Looks Beyond ‘Tonight Show’ to ‘Nightly News,’ ‘Today,’ and Being the ‘New Carson Daly’
Madonna and the Mayor were just two of the drop-ins on tonight’s “Saturday Night Live” hosted by SNL alum Jimmy Fallon. Paul McCartney, Barry Gibb and Chris Rock stopped by too. During “Weekend Update” there was a passing of the baton. When Fallon, a former “Weekend Update” anchor takes the reins at the “Tonight Show” next year, current “Update” anchor Seth Myers takes over his job at “Late Night.”
“I hosted ‘Late Night’ for five years and now the ‘Tonight Show,’ Fallon said during “Update.” “Five years after that I’ll host the ‘Nightly News,’ then, five years after that the ‘Today’ show. And five years after that I’m the new Carson Daly.”
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is leaving his job on New Year’s Eve talked about his future plans: “I’ll be fulfilling a lifelong dream of consuming a small soda on a smoke-free beach.” Bloomberg also joked that he’s applied to teach Spanish.
Earlier on “Update,” Myers joked about an upcoming New Year’s Eve special: “NBC announced this week that Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb will host a primetime special on the network called ‘A Toast to 2013,’ in which they recount their favorite stories from the past year. But, shh, it’s actually an intervention.”