Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Martha and Cookie

In an effort to revive the flagging stock price of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ms. Stewart invites Cookie Monster to guest on her show.

Cookie, I'll give him credit, is working hard. He's in a tight spot. Martha as host, is the "straight man" and is feeding him plenty. But it's not his show, and he's there not for a three minute segment but apparently the whole show. And he's improvising off whatever Martha gives him.

This is a gig from hell.

Especially as Martha feeds him his cue line to go off too early.

Martha also can't treat him like a three year old, but can't treat him like an adult.

It's not a train wreck, but I can't help but think a gaggle of writers would've kept this to four minutes, tops.

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