Posts Tagged ‘Checking Sanjay’s Mailbag’

John: “You’re a Stud, Sanjay!”

July 16, 2009

John’s “mancrush”? This morning, having noted CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta’s upcoming fortieth birthday during “Checking Sanjay’s Mailbag,” American Morning co-anchor John Roberts ” showed some¬† “bro” love. Looking and pointing directly at Sanjay for emphasis, with a deeper and more resonant voice, a smiling John slowly said, “Let me just tell you, doc, you’re not getting older, you’re just getting better looking every day.”¬† Copying John’s body language, Sanjay abashedly answered, “Thank you, sir: I appreciate it….You look great, too.” Beaming broadly, John replied, “You’re a stud, Sanjay! You’re a stud!”

As the segment ended, AM co-host Carol Costello pertly proclaimed, “You have a mancrush.” John reponded, “No, no. It’s a.” Before he could finish, Sanjay interjected, “It’s a bromance.” Concurring, John echoed, “It’s a bromance.”

Note well, viewer: Not a “mancrush” but a “bromance.”

AM – 07/16/09 (8:59 a.m. ET)

Kiran: Rock On, Sanjay!

July 9, 2009

“Can You Feel the Love?” Yes, Elton, you certainly could as American Morning co-host Kiran Chetry interviewed CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta this morning. Introducing Sanjay before his “Checking Sanjay’s Mailbag” segment, Kiran stated, “Sanjay is just four months away from his fortieth birthday. Wow! To celebrate, he’s getting into the best shape of his life and he wants everybody else to join him.” Coquettishly jesting, Kiran continued, “No more, ain’t no more you and me saying, ‘People our age,’ okay? [Be]cause that’s over now….I’m just teasing!” Suavely, Sanjay responded, “Kiran, have you turned thirty yet? ” Beaming and almost blushing, the thirty-four-year-old Kiran chuckled, threw Sanjay a kiss, and declared,”Mwah, I love you, Sanjay!”

As her interview of Sanjay progressed, Kiran encouraged her viewers to follow his “Four Months to Fitness” and said that she herself was going to try it out because “we can all use a little bit of help in staying in shape.” Of course, Sanjay, appropriately appreciative of his comely colleague, commented, “You look great, Kiran. “Keeping his blandishments at bay a bit, Kiran replied, “Yeah, but you know, you still have to keep up the muscle mass especially when you’re a female and you’re getting a little older.”

When the segment ended, rather proud of her CNN friend and fellow South Asian,* Kiran concluded, “Good luck! Happy Birthday! And, by the way, you’ve accomplished more in your forty years than most of us ever will do in our whole lives. So rock on, Sanjay!”

“Reportedly,” hubby Chris was heard to concur, “Rock on, Sanjay!” On second thought, did he say, “Rock on outta here, Sanjay”? Probably not: After all, he’s got the girl.