Posts Tagged ‘Super Bowl’

Brian “Kill-mead”: Governor “Bobby Kindel”

February 1, 2013

Sandra Lee’s special sauce at fault? Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade imbibed the New Orleans experience, perhaps, too literally this morning. During an F&F Sandra Lee Super Bowl snack segment at the New Orleans Convention Center this morning, Brian sampled Lee’s Bloody Mary, perhaps, as a “hair of the dog” delight after his foray onto Bourbon Street last night. Subsequently–or consequently, he thereafter mangled Lee’s apparent sponsor LG TV calling it LD TV. Not surprisingly, Lee responded by giving him apt grief for his gaffe: Furthermore, when Brian tossed back to his co-anchors, Steve Doocy ribbed him all the more about his drinking and his faux pas.

Obviously, a good swig of demon rum will not normally muddle one’s mind. However, Brian seemed to be suffering from some  lingering effect this afternoon before his interview of Louisiana’s governor, Bobby Jindal. Tweeting from outside the gubernatorial abode, Brian declared, “Heading in to gov mansion to intv Bobby Kindel @foxandfriends” After getting ribbed by his Tweeps about his obvious error (including the author), Brian did not respond: Rather, once the interview had concluded, he generically Tweeted, “Great 25 min with the Governor. Could not have been more upbeat and optimistic @foxandfriends”

Guess Governor Jindal pardoned Brian for his lese-majeste in the spirit of Mardi Gras. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

[Author’s aside: “Kill-mead” is a not so subtle reference to the preferred intoxicant enjoyed in Beowulf.]

Dave Briggs: Surviving Chauvinism?

February 5, 2012

“If you want to yap..go watch it [the Super Bowl]…with the ladies in the kitchen.”* This morning, Fox News Weekend co-host Dave Briggs put his seemingly chauvinistic big foot in his mouth again this morning with another diss to the “ladies.” Unfortunately, neither he nor his TV wife Alisyn Camerota could quite successfully extract it.

During a segment entitled “Surviving a Super Bowl Party,” Dave declared that a Wall Street Journal author had called the game a “no shushing event.” Then, he scoffed, “I have to take issue with this….I’m not there for the commercials like my friend [Aly] here. I’m there for the game and the commentary. I don’t want you yapping!”  Looking into the camera at his audience directly (and then at Aly), he regrettably remarked, “If you want to yap out[side] of the commercials, go watch it in [sic] the other TV with the ladies in the kitchen.”

Not all of Dave’s F&FW audience were overly amused. One such viewer, Nicole Pinkham, took issue with Dave’s errant aside, Tweeting, “@davebriggstv @ClaytonMorris @AlyatFox Dave…you did not just say “watch with the ladies in the kitchen”…really?!?…c’mon man!!!” Coming “dutifully” to Dave’s defense, Aly artfully answered, “He was probably just dissin me!” Not helping himself in the least, Dave daftly added, “All the ladies at my party watch in the kitchen.”

Dave, Dave, were those “ladies” at your party driven there by their hubbies who would not let them drive either?

[Author’s aside: Long-time viewers of Fox & Friends Weekend may remember the significance of the author’s final gibe at poor Dave’s expense. Slightly over three years ago, Carpe Diem took the F&FW co-anchor to task for saying, “I love my wife, and I don’t let her drive,” and his subsequent inept explanation, “I have to clarify: I do let my wife drive whenever she wants—just not when I’m in the car.” In response to the author, Dave defensively declared, “My wife can do whatever she wants whenever she wants. I made an attempt [at] a joke, albeit a poor one….No man who marries a strong, smart, driven lawyer [Brandi Moreland] is a chauvinist.” And, dear reader, he probably is not: But, his comments today certainly did not further his case.]

*Fox & Friends Weekend – 02/05/12 (@ 9:33 a.m. ET)

Aguilera Gaffe: F&F Flubs Snub

February 8, 2011

Brian’s karma? After blasting Christina Aguilera for the second day in a row for blowing the national anthem at the Super Bowl Sunday, Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade experienced his own embarrassing moment on live television. Ironically, it occurred as he was attempting to slight Aguilera during a segment with Simon Cowell, former American Idol judge this morning.

When introducing Cowell’s interview, Brian declared, “Hey, it was the hiccup heard around the world–Christina Aguilera, national anthem: well, she flubbed it.”* Then, instead of showing footage of Aguilera’s blunder, F&F producers erroneously aired an unrelated clip of the new American Idol which was followed immediately (without a segue) by footage of Aguilera singing perfectly the lyrics at the end of the national anthem. Recovering from that bungled beginning, Brian smoothly stated, “Alright, that was Christine Aguilera trying to end on a high note but it ended on a low note.”

Subsequently, after having welcomed Cowell back to F&F, Brian asked, “First off, did you watch and listen to Christina Aguilera sing the national anthem. What are your thoughts?” Seemingly, caught unawares, Cowell’s eyes widened and then darted back and forth as he searched for an answer. As he looked off-camera, Cowell artfully responded, “Well, I just heard it then. It sounded like a hundred thousand people in a stadium had just sat on a cat.”

Apparently, realizing that Cowell still had no idea about Aguilera’s mangled rendition, producers began to run the right clip (in a split screen with Cowell). Unfortunately, not catching their cue, Cowell caustically commented, “No, don’t play me any more.” Sensing that he needed to save the segment by adequately apprising Cowell, Brian began, “Alright. Yeah, we’ll, we’ll just lower it in the background.” Then, Brian finally explained, “Is it her responsibility to get it right, or is that just a human being? She messed up the words which is worse than anything you really could do in terms of a singer in America’s number one game.” [Italics added for emphasis.]

At last, informed him of Aguilera’s actual “transgression,” Cowell  responded, “Well, look, obviously, you know, she is regretting it now….It didn’t sound great to me. Uh, but to mess the words up, I mean, not great. More sympathetically, he added, “This is what happens when you perform in front of an audience. You know, even someone as experienced as Christina, you [sic] can get it wrong.”

Indeed, Simon. For F&F, a slight Super Bowel hangover. And, for Brian, a portion of poetic justice.

Fox & Friends – 02/08/11 (@ 7:37 a.m. ET)

Dave Briggs: You’re Not Worthy?

January 23, 2011

“Folks, don’t have a Super Bowl party if you don’t have a great TV! That’s my public service announcement.” This morning Fox & Friends Weekend co-anchor Dave Briggs laughingly made this off-the-cuff jest during a Super Bowl tech segment after co-host Clayton Morris had showed him a 42″ high-def flat screen television. Even though Clayton smiled, those F&FW viewers among the 14.5 million unemployed Americans who are not as fortunate as one of their favorite co-hosts to have a great job and a good salary may not have appreciated Dave’s humor. Rather, they may been sensitive to any message that they are not worthy in their financial straights to host their family and friends to celebrate this national pastime without a “great tv.”

Doubtlessly, Dave meant no real affront to his poorer F&FW audience members: In fact, if he thought that he had given offense to them, he would probably readily retract his gibe. However, even if he would not, dear reader without the “great tv,” by all means, go ahead and throw that Super Bowl bash. With or without Dave’s permission. Or, mine.

*Fox & Friends – 01/23/10 (@ 7:35 a.m. ET)

Romans: World Cup “Golf”

June 11, 2010

World Cup: un-American (Morning). Or, at least, un-Christine. In the first hour of the show, American Morning co-anchor Kiran Chetry declared that the World Cup was the “biggest sporting event in the world…although it might not seem like it here in the U.S.” Subsequently, CNN correspondent and now three-time World Cup attendee Pedro Pinto asserted that he had “never seen anything like” the festivities attendant to Africa’s first World Cup held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nevertheless, like many Americans, AM‘s biz babe Christine Romans did not seem impressed.

Later, Christine discussed the adverse effect of the “world’s most popular sport” on productivity in the United States. After stressing that soccer (or non-American “football”) was the fourth worst offender after the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, NFL Fantasy football, and the Super Bowl (Monday thereafter), she showed AM co-host Kiran Chetry a voluminous bankers’ analysis of who would win the World Cup. When Kiran asked why bankers were so interested, Christine responded, “Because there’s nothing more global than banking and the people who work at these banks [have] usually worked at a lot of different places around the world: They are golf, uh…no, they are World Cup nuts.”

Trying to give her colleague Christine some cover, Kiran kindly nodded her head and offered, “They’re golfers, too.” However, after Christine’s story had run, her producer was somewhat less sweet. Christine Tweeted, “and there i am on air with @kiranchetry cnn talking world cup and i accidentally call it “golf”. my producer razzing me mercilessly!!”

Golf vis-a-vis soccer? As the author replied to Christine, at least, she lives in the United States where many may have not noticed. However, had she lived in Brazil, she may not have returned to work the next business day. Vive la difference!

*American Morning – 6/11/10 (@8:23 a.m. ET)

J&K: A “Nipply” Winter AM

February 23, 2010

American Morning co-anchors John Roberts and Kiran Chetry have solved the Janet Jackson Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction” mystery, apparently. After John reported that a U.S. Appeals Court was reexamining the FCC $550,000 fine of CBS for the infamous incident on live television, he scoffed, “Wardrobe malfunction! Pfff!” Kiran commented, “Yeah, there you go. Because of that, that became a common phrase. I think that it was on that end of the year list of new words.”

Nodding his head in agreement, John declared, “This is just my opinion, mind you. I believe CBS didn’t know about it but they [Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake] did.” Chuckling, Kiran racily replied, “Yeah. I mean, she wouldn’t have put all the jewelry [NSFW: Nudity (Drudge Report archive)] on it if she didn’t expect it to be out there.” Smiling and rolling his eyes, John replied, “Exactly, yeah. She would have been completely naked under there.”

Rise and shine: it’s a “nipply” winter AM!

*American Morning – 02/23/10 (@8:08 a.m. ET)

Carlson’s Chutzpah

February 9, 2009

Today of all days, Fox & Friends co-anchor Gretchen Carlson had the gall to joke to her F&F colleague and fellow weasel Brain Kilmeade that he would only see “He’s Just Not That Into You” if he “lost a bet with somebody.”  On the very first day of the NFL off-season (the Monday after the Pro Bowl), Gretch reminded F&F viewers of the lost double-down Eagles/Giants playoff bet that she and Brian made with F&F Weekend co-host Clayton Morris and their failure to honor it.

Apparently, F&F Weekend co-anchor Dave Briggs was “right on the money” Super Bowl Sunday when he said that Brian was a “welcher” and that he would do anything to get out of a bet. Dave made his assertion after Brian got his pal PA guv Ed Rendell to sign an “executive memo” purporting to absolve Brian and Gretch of their obligation to pay up. Even though to Rendell Gretch had said, “I still might have to do the fight song,” it appears that she has decided to dodge her duty, too.

Until Fox & Friends co-hosts Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade finally don Eagle jerseys and sing the Eagle war anthem, the slogan of F&F should be the “Home of the Jayhawk and the Two Weasels.”

Briggs: Brian Welcher

February 1, 2009

Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade is a welcher according to his F&F Weekend colleague Dave Briggs. He would get little argument from Gretchen Carlson, F&F co-host, who often accuses Brian of not paying off his wagers, except she is the beneficiary of Brian’s shenanigans today. After an interview with PA Gov Ed Rendell in a segue to the F&FW co-hosts, Brian got Rendell to sign an “executive memorandum” absolving Brian and Gretch of their bet debt to F&FW co-host Clayton Morris. (Over three weeks ago, Brian and Gretch promised to sing the Eagle war anthem while wearing Eagle jerseys if their Giants lost to the Eagles.)

As the segment concluded, Clayton commented, “I’m throwing in the terrible towel, governor. I knew Brian was up to something.” Then Dave aptly added, “This is why you can never make a bet with Kilmeade: He’s going to find a way to welch no matter what the bet.”

Later as the show ended, Clayton told Brian that there were many Twitterists responding to ” you squirreling your way out of the Eagles fight song cheer.” Echoing them, he asked, “How in the world does an executive order from Governor Rendell of Pennsylania impact two residents of New York City, you and Gretchen.” Brian facetiously responded, “It’s too complicated to get into at this short notice but it really stands: We can’t do anything about it.”

Once again, Brian, “shut up and sing.”

Clayton: Aly, If U Want 2 Go Home

January 31, 2009

The Arizona Cardinal cheerleaders heated up the Fox & Friends Weekend co-hosts Dave Briggs and Clayton Morris with their live dance routine telecast from Tampa. As the foxy girls gyrated to the music, F&F co-host Dave Briggs declared, “It’s your live shot of the morning…Brian Kilmeade [covering the Super Bowl in Tampa for F&FW] officially has the greatest job on the planet.” When the camera lingered on the lovely lasses, Clayton commented, “Just keep rolling it: Aly, if you want to go home, don’t even worry.” Gamely, Alisyn Camerota answered, “Thanks, guys! I can knock off early? I really appreciate that.”

Aly, if you ditch your very wintry weekend stockings, maybe, your Doublemen won’t be as wont to wander.

“Lovely Gourd, Jeanne”

January 30, 2009

American Morning co-anchor John Roberts was channeling a naughty Kyra Phillips this morning. When Jeanne Moos ended her segment on a rejected PETA Super Bowl veggie sex ad, she suggestively blew on a phallic-shaped gourd: Laughing, Roberts ribaldly riposted, “Nice gourd, Jeanne. (Roberts seemed to be not so subtly paraphrasing Kyra Phillips “nice melons” comment to Zain Verjee in a grocery segment which was highlighted by Comedy Central comic Jon Stewart.) A smiling Kiran Chetry merely stated, “Butternut squash!”

No double entendres.

Gretch, Brian: Bet Weasels?

January 26, 2009

When are Fox & Friends co-anchor Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade going to finally pay up on their lost football playoff bet with Clayton? Has Gretchen joined Brian in the vice of which she regularly indicts Brian, i.e., weaseling out of wagers?

Gretchen bet F&F Weekend co-host Clayton Morris that her beloved Minnesota Vikings would slay his hometown Philadelphia Eagles: If she lost, she promised to don an Eagle jersey and sing the Eagle war anthem. When they did, Brian Kilmeade bailed her out with an Eagles/Giants double-down bet in which he would join Gretch in doing the same. The Eagles beat the Giants over two weeks ago, and Gretchen and Brian still haven’t paid the proverbial piper.

The Super Bowl is this Sunday. So, to quote Laura Ingraham, Gretch, Brian, shut up and sing!