Thursday, May 22, 2008
What Sucks…A 4th Hour Of The Today Show
You know, at this blog, and in life, when it comes to morning TV shows, “The View” gets all the headlines for sucking. And, of course, rightfully so, but it was brought to my attention recently (at one of my many motivational speaking engagements) that “The Today Show” has added 4th hour AND it’s hosted by Kathy Lee Gifford (and someone named Hota Kotb.) Well, the network suckwars are on.
Wow. A 4th hour of the Today Show with Kathy Lee Gifford. That’s an effort for “View-like” suckage. Obviously, the first question that enters one’s mind is, why?
Why a 4th hour of the Today show? The gods of suck were more than happy with 3 hours. Actually, three hours was probably more than they thought they could ask for. 4 hours? I mean it’s an embarrassment of suck-riches. Then to bring Kathy Lee Gifford in to host? Seriously, what a shitstorm.
Now before I get too far along here let me say I have never seen any of the 4th hour of the Today Show hosted by Kathy Lee Gifford- nor would I ever watch it in a million years. How can I say that its existence is a major victory for the forces of suck? Because I have seen The Today Show and can only imagine what a 4th hour of that would be like, and then, I add Kathy Lee Gifford, in my mind, to that mess.
Who decided to throw this thing together? Who said- “Look, we can’t get anything going in this time slot so let’s do ANOTHER hour of the Today Show”? And then who ELSE said- “Only if we can get Kathy Lee Gifford.”?
The 4th hour of the Today Show is on Monday through Friday at 10 AM!