American Morning’s meteorologist Rick Marciano treated viewers to a salty version of Rob’s Road Show this morning. Covering the Dog Day’s Festival in Mystic, Connecticut, Rob praised Rufus, the 2006 Westminister Best in Show Champion, as a “pimp” in the “puppy world.” As he was concluding his segment, guest co-host Carol Costello asked, “Rob, you called Rufus a ‘pimp': why is he a pimp? Rob ribaldly replied, “Well, look at him: come on. Just the way he carries himself and, I’m told, the b-t-i-c-h’s [sic] treat him well.”
As Carol and AM co-anchor John Roberts roared with laughter, Rob added, “That’s what they’re called in the dog world.” Carol riantly replied, “I’m sorry I asked.” Rob jested, “Hopefully, I’ll be back with you in another hour.” Carol playfully commanded, “Go back on that leash, Rob: You need it.” Rob agreed, “Yeah, I do. And, a gag.”
Maybe, AM’s executive producer Jamie Kraft should rename Rob’s Road Show, “Rob: Unleashed!” He might begin to give FNC’s Fox & Friends a real run for the money. Especially, if he lets John and co-anchor Kiran Chetry follow Rob’s lead.