LIVE: JibJab Gretchen

Gets her groove on again. For Halloween, Fox & Friends co-anchor Gretchen Carlson “treated” her mid-term-election-edition viewers to a dance special. For the boys and girls who may have begun to drift off after two and half hours of a somewhat serious show, Gretchen decided to jazz it up a bit.

As F&FW returned from commercial break for the final half hour with the new promo graphics (including a dancing Gretchen), co-host Brian Kilmeade commented, “You know, you know what I think seeing that animation? People are thinking when does Gretchen do the oil [inaudible] in the show.”*  Co-host Steve Doocy, moving his shoulders rhythmically back and forth, laughed, “It’s right after our cooking segment.” Looking at Gretchen, Brian chuckled, “Everything else we do for you regularly except you, you dance–people expect you to dance every show.”

Smiling at Brian, Gretchen exclaimed, “Don’t look so surprised!” Immediately, she joyfully jumped up and began an animated JibJab-like jig, jauntily gyrating her hips and furiously pumping her arms in the air repeatedly. Beamingly broadly, Brian bantered, “There you go!” Smiling, Steve interjected, “So, the answer is 8:30 [Eastern] time, Brian.” As Brian aptly remarked, “Fantastic!,” a grinning Gretchen retorted, “Whenever asked, that’s the answer!”

That may not be “the answer” to why FNC’s morning cable news juggernaut continues to crush its more reserved rivals after almost almost a decade of dominance. But, it’s certainly one of them.

[Author’s aside: Toward the end of the segment, supra, Brian joked, “You [Gretchen] know what? You just made the JibJab guys, [you] made it a lot easier for them to line up your head.” Brian’s remark and the title of this article are clear references to a Halloween JibJab video (featuring the co-hosts dancing) that F&FW‘s unofficial sloganeer, Chas of Maryland, sent in.]

*Fox & Friends Weekend – 10/31/10 (@8:32 a.m. ET)


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3 Responses to “LIVE: JibJab Gretchen”

  1. Brutus Says:

    Fetchin’ Gretchen wore her Halloween costume on F&F today.
    She was dressed as a….

    Trick or treat Mistress Gretchen…Wood you like to know what you gave us for Halloween?

  2. CathyG Says:

    Totally unconnected with the above but thought you might be interested in taking a peek at Britain’s Daily Mail recent article on British TV female anchors.

  3. jakeho Says:

    Cathy G, thanks for the article link.

    Here’s one you might appreciate. This NYT column briefly recounts the history of cleavage in culture (including haut monde with a reference to the Renaissance portraits of an otherwise “icy” Queen Elizabeth I).


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