Thursday, April 15, 2010
Late Night Boob Tube Abyss ... I just can't get hooked on anybody ...
I tried Jimmy Kimmel. Rather interestingly, pleasantly low key character, with a little humor, but to my jaded funny bone, not much. Last night he had an ordinary repair man go out and do some work for a so-called celebrity. Very long bit, not very amusing. I blew the bit and the show.
Jay and David: Both shows have things that irritate me. I go back and forth, and have nearly given up. I am about again to default to Jay, though his Jay Walking, among other specials, is such a bore. I can't believe, I actually am missing his 10 p.m. show; he had some hot opening monologues.
I watched Johnny Carson's 20th anniversary show, having recently acquired a new "reconditioned" Phillips VCR-DVD player to watch my old VHS tapes on, which my friend Boyi, resisting my initial inclination to pay $299.00 for a new Sony, found on Best Buy for only $44.00! Excellent player, and what a joy the Carson show was. I kept watching. Johnny was SO funny; of course, he was hand selecting I assume his funnier bits. But what a class act. Desk bits, a riot. Skits with scenery had me laughing out loud. Remember when he played a hyper president who made hay with humor? And he interviewed a woman of 103 years, also amusing.
So now Connan O'Brien is coming back to some obscure cable channel. If I had it, I'd give this nerd another chance. I do think he will steal more from Jay's audience than from Dave's, so Dave could end up the victor, for what that's worth.
Meanwhile, I can't believe this; for junk TV, I've rejoined the Judge Judy courtroom. Maybe as simple as this: She makes me laugh. And, I'm looking through my collection for more tapes of Johnny. Mr. Ed, too.