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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Morning Shows & Tells

[6:59 am -- turn on TV]

Announcer: "... before they're all gone!"

[Theme music and title for "CBS This Morning"]

Charlie Rose: "I'm Charlie Rose, with Norah O'Donnell..."

[Norah smiles into the camera]

"... and Gayle King..."

[Gayle smiles into the camera]

"... who will disappear from our set for the next hour, on 'CBS This Morning'!"

Gayle King: "It's... whut?"

[7:02 am -- click]

Matt Lauer: "... exclusively on 'The Today Show', in our second half-hour. I'm here with Savannah Guthrie..."

Savannah Guthrie: "Good morning, Matt!"

Matt Lauer: "Good morning, Savannah. As always, we're joined by Natalie Morales and Mister Al Roker..."

[Natalie smiles; Al makes a pun and mugs for the camera]

Matt Lauer: "... and we're joined by other members of our 'Today' family: from my left, we have Willie Geist, Carson Daly, our good friend Meredith Viera has stopped in, Kathie Lee and Hoda, Dylan Dreyer, Erica Hill, Carl Quintanilla, and an always-welcome visit from the host of NBC's 'Meet The Press', the one and only David Gregory."

[Cut to shot of David Gregory wearing sunglasses and dancing 'Gangnam Style'.]

[7:12 am -- click]

Robin Roberts: "... makes you think. And now we turn to Josh Elliot for the rest of the morning's headlines."

[7:13 am -- click]

Chris Cuomo: "... Blitzer will join us on the couch in our next..."

[7:13:05 am -- click]

Norah O'Donnell: "... again welcome John Miller, a former New York City deputy police commissioner. John, what do your sources within the NYPD tell you about this situation?"

John Miller: "Well, Norah, the police are without question aggravated with what they see as gestapo tactics implemented by the FBI and it's a nasty and very public battle brewing between the two agencies."

Charlie Rose: "Thank you for those insights, John. Coming up next, we'll hear about the FBI's response to these allegations. We'll bring back John Miller, a former assistant director at the FBI, to explain their side of the story."

John Miller: "Uh, I have to go to the bathroom at some point."

[7:17 am -- click]

Steve Doocy: "... when Senator Ted Cruz will join us to set the record straight."

[7:17:08 am -- click]

Matt Lauer: "... on the plaza we've got Jean Chatzky, Giada DeLaurentis, Jenna Bush Hager and Jeff Rossen."

Savannah Guthrie: "I'm wearing my glasses today. What do you think, Matt?"

Matt Lauer: "I'll answer that in a moment, Savannah. I neglected to mention we've also got Ann Curry back with us today as a special treat. She is, uh, I'm being told she's inside Dean & Deluca getting some coffee and a danish."

Savannah Guthrie: "Thanks for that update, Matt. So, glasses?"

Al Roker: "Actually. Matt -- Ann isn't across the street getting breakfast, she's in Denmark with a live report on a terrible tragedy that involved members of a cheese-making cult in Copenhagen."

[7:20 am -- click]

Norah O'Donnell: "... in Los Angeles. For some perspective, here's John Miller again, who was a former LAPD bureau chief and counter-terrorism expert. John, what are your sources saying about this explosion?"

Gayle King: "Why is John Miller on for the third time already this morning and I haven't even gotten out of the gate?"

Charlie Rose: "Excuse us, John... Gayle, step away from the table -- now! You'll do the 'eye-opener' in another 37 minutes and we don't want to see you before then. Capiche?"

John Miller: "Is she breaking a restraining order by being on-set this early? Because I can arrest her on the spot and have her spirited away to a secret CIA prison where even Oprah won't be able to find her."

[7:25 am -- click]

Local weather forecaster: "... percent. I'll see you again in another half-hour."

[7:25:07 am -- click]

Popeye: "That's all I can stands, and I can't stands no more. Toot-toot!"

[7:27 am - turn off TV; turn on NPR]

1 comment:

  1. There is no better news source than NPR! (So stop changing the bathroom radio station to the Emerson College station!)