EPISODE NUMBER: 8058 (February 20, 2012)
GUESTS: Ann Patchett
SEGMENTS: Indecision 2012 – Mitt Romney & Donald Trump in Michigan | Indecision 2012 – Rick Santorum’s Energy War Alarm | Sign Off – Caught Looking
SUIT REPORT: Grey suit | White suit | Blue/red/black tie
VIDEOS: Monday, February 20, 2012
I absolutely loved the opening. Perfect! and I think Joan Rivers looks hideous now.
So glad to know Stephen’s mom is tough as nails! Here is an opening screencap:
Comments, quotables and caps from the open:
I just can’t believe what some people thought about the show being suspended. The first thing I thought was that it was an emergency with Stephen’s mom, but then some of the fans thought maybe it was a fire in the studio or a family emergency of a different sort.
Why would they cancel the show over the Pope comment? It’s not like they have never insulted the Catholic church before. However, leave it to Joan Rivers to think the most ridiculous thing. I know she was just joking, but somehow I think deep down she really wanted it to be true. Also, she really does need to stop the plastic surgery. Just freaky looking.
I think the way Stephen handled the situation was perfect. He didn’t go on about his mom, as he wants to protect her privacy. He let the fans know what was going on, while humorously addressing all the public speculation.
Comments, quotables and caps from the Trump/Romney segment:
The first thing I thought when I saw the picture of Trump was, ‘that’s gotta be photoshopped’. Even the Donald wouldn’t go that nuts on the spray tan, but apparently I got schooled.
If trees are the right height in Michigan, then where are they the wrong height? You got a problem with the trees in Massachusetts, Mitt?
Comments, quotables and caps from the Santorum segment:
First of all, at that Santorum speech, why was the audience better miked than the candidate? The microphones go up front, people! He thinks that Obama’s energy policy goes against the Bible. He then had to clarify that the radical environmentalists want to destroy the earth and people like him think we need to be husbands…I guess, who knows what he meant?
“As good christians before drilling, we must marry mother Earth. Then we will be Earth’s husband, on top as God intended, fracking her good all night long until she can’t even spin straight.”
Then his bizarre notion that Satan only wants to attack the U.S.?
How is he leading in the polls? I don’t get it. He’s the worst possible choice for the nomination, but it is entertaining to see all the great “santorum” jokes. Stephen’s war on hell; flip around all the nuclear missiles so they point to the center of the earth.
Comments, quotables and caps from the guest segment:
Well, I have a couple bones to pick with Ann Patchett. First, ‘You’ve Got Mail’ was not during the ’80’s. Secondly, she sells Google ebooks on her bookstore’s website. Isn’t that kinda contradictory to her mission?
I do like that she offered to have Stephen’s book signing there and I think he would definitely like to be signing at a bookstore not a warehouse. She also seems to be a fan of the show as she rattled off friends of the show Jack White, Al Gore and The Goat Rodeo, which I’m assuming is Yo-Yo Ma. Now that we know his books are coming out in May and October, maybe we will get some footage from Tennessee.