F&FW Goes South (with Dave)

What happened today to Fox & Friends Weekend? F&FW co-host Dave Briggs decided to go south (Buenos Aires, Argentinea) and, unfortunately, so did F&FW. Filling in for Dave was the somewhat smug, unctuous Peter Johnson, Jr. Unfortunately, he threw co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris off of their respective games this morning.

Say what one may about Dave, but he knows his place. The sports guys is the beta male: Like the youngest son who wants to be loved and pampered, he knows to go along and not to buck up to the alpha bitch or the alpha male. On the other hand, Johnson, is like the brainy nerd who returns to a school reunion with a new wardrobe, more self-confidence, and unwarranted hubris: He still does not know quite how to fit in.

Unfortunately, FNC Senior Veep of Programming Bill Shine seems slow on the F&FW uptake, too. As long-time fans remember, Shine defenestrated the trio of Page Hopkins, Kelly Wright, and Greg Kelly without warning and rather abruptly replaced them with Ainsley Earhardt, Clayton, and Dave. Then he let F&FW languish long under those callow hands until he was finally forced to conscript Alisyn Camerota to captain the listing ship. Now he appears happy to use the next Hobson’s choice to temp.

Bill, how about riding a new horse? E.g., why not bring Clayton’s fellow Phillie Mike Jerrick back into your stable to substitute? Or use meteorologist Rick Reichmuth on the curvy couch with Domenica Davis replacing him at the green screen? Or even return for the moment to a girl/girl/boy format with former F&FW filly and new contract girl Juliet Huddy back in the mix?

Dave, you were missed.

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8 Responses to “F&FW Goes South (with Dave)”

  1. Tom B. Says:

    Aren’t you a younest son, Jake? I recall you’re one in a large family….Please don’t mention Mike Jerrick, PLEASE GOD NO!

  2. jakeho Says:

    Nope, but I would like to be “loved and pampered” one day. :-)

  3. crispy Says:

    I like Mike! Anyone is better than the pompous Peter Johnson Jr.(can’t believe that there was a Sr.) The weekend show really could use some new blood. Dave and Clayton don’t want to reach manhood.

  4. CathyG Says:

    Like the idea of a girl/boy/girl format – it worked well when it was the Kiran/Kelly/Alysin team. Juliet/Dave/Alysin would be an interesting combination and worth a try out. However might end up needing a more mature male to counter act the high energy of the girls – ?welcome back Kelly

  5. Dave Says:

    You’re right, Jake. Spot on as usual. When either Aly, Clayton or Dave aren’t on, the show just doesn’t seem the same. The regular weekend team work wonderfully well, great chemistry and you can tell their is a genuine friendship there. They’re one big happy TV news family and long may that continue. Aly’s the big sis, Clayton’s the jokester brother, and Dave is the somewhat more serious, sensitive and easily embarrassed younger bro. They make all other news shows seem like a bore, especially the news shows I’ve watched here in Singapore. Great Job, Jake, Have a good weekend.

  6. M. Davey Says:

    My, my! How far we’ve come since we couldn’t stand Clayton or Dave.
    I’ve long ago discovered that it was the two women I did not like, not the guys. And, believe it or not, I was the one who was the harshest critic of Clayton, and now I enjoy watching him.
    All of the Fox ladies are nice and some are very talented, others, not so much. But, the Fox and Friends weekend is so much better. I still get the feeling that Aly talks non-stop because she is afraid that if she stops talking, the guys will say something stupid. But, then I look at her other times and she just talks a lot. She’s very smart, but sometimes I get a headache!

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  8. jakeho Says:

    Crispy, you got your wish today.

    CathyG, I agree that a girl/girl/boy format would work, too. Imo, Shine should spice it up a bit on occasion: A/DorC/J would be an interesting combo.

    Thanks, Dave. Acc. to his Tweet, “younger bro” should be back next week. Wonder if he’ll be serving or served when he returns. Have a good one, too!

    M. Davey, Clayton & Dave have definitely improved under Aly’s tutelage. Not sure the girl gets to gab too much, tho: after all, she has to compete w/ the boys, i.e., the duo and Rick.

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