So I’m sure if you’ve been perusing these here internets for the past couple of days you’ve seen the clip of Kathy Griffin shouting down a heckler while she was hosting the CNN New Year’s Bash with Anderson Cooper. If you missed it, she used a classic line from Mr. Show. “Hey I’m working! I don’t come to your job and knock the dicks outta your mouth!” America is supposedly totally offended by this. So much so that everyone seems to have missed the fascinating mystery that developed over at Fox News Channel on the same night….
The producers of Fox’s New Year’s Eve bash thought it would be fun to ask their viewers to send in texts that they then scrolled at the bottom of the screen over the course of the night. Here’s a sample:
A couple of mysteries arose. One, what happened with my text? “BILL PLEASE RETURN MY CALLS I LOVE YOU I MEAN IT I MISS YOUR HAIRY BACK XO FLIP” And two, who is the Magic Negro? Is it Bill Cosby? No. He’s just really funny. And likes Jello. Carla from Top Chef? She has spirit guides and can taste food in her brain. Flip Wilson? SOMEONE TELL ME I can’t sleep until I know.
Anyway, I think we learned a lesson from the News Networks this New Year’s Eve. Derogatory black jokes are ok, as long as they’re not derogatory black dick jokes. The more you know.
Ronnie Karam has been with TVgasm since 2006 , which has given him the opportunity to make fun of hundreds of TV's most loved and hated reality whores. His plan in life was to be Julia Roberts but that plan was stolen by, well, Julia Roberts. He'll get you one day, JULIA ROBERTS!! When not making himself giggle for the gasm, Ronnie performs improv and sketch comedy at IO West in Hollywood a couple of times weekly while using the lovely California days to audition for commercial roles such as "ADORABLE MEXICAN UNCLE". Seriously. He would like to thank Jesus, Buddha and Xenu for the blessings they've bestowed. The writers here are the best around, and he's honored to be associated with them. Find video archives at CankleTV.com, or follow on Twitter @flipit