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  1. Hooper

    Late Show With Stephen Colbert

    Maybe J.Lo can be to Colbert what Oprah Winfrey was to Letterman.
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    S06.E07: Mobile homes and Frank Rolfe

    I LOLed at the part where the dude leading the tour of the mobile home park told folks not to be put off by beach towels hung over windows in place of curtains. Because I live in a manufactured home (on my own 10 acres) and yuppers. There's venerable towel hung over one of my bedroom windows. I prefer to think of my decor as being hipster, but I suppose trailer trash would apply too 😄.
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    TDS 3.0: Season Four Talk

    I consider last night's episode a half hour well spent just for Trevor's reference to Spanky's "Fibbit" counting his 10,000 lies per day.
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    I guess I get that all the networks had to have all their top guns covering Mueller turning in his homework today, but really, Rachel could have spent another day or two fishin' (and Lawrence could have stayed wherever he was for another day), and then spent Sunday and Monday preparing an analysis of what Mueller turned in. But tonight? All anybody could say is "Welp, he's finished his investigation. Apparently he's not issuing any additional indictments. We might know something more later this weekend. Meanwhile, lots of other investigations still happening." This isn't as anticlimactic as the big tax-refund tease, because this actually will be a big story once someone knows what's in the report, but tonight was just a bunch of talking heads with nothing to talk about yet.
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    S06.E05: Public Shaming

    Although I had never heard of her before, as soon as John mentioned "the worst aunt ever" suing her nephew over her broken wrist, I knew exactly why she had filed suit. It's mind blowing how much a broken limb can cost (ask me how I know this), and although my health insurance paid almost all the bills, I know a couple people who were placed in exactly the same position as "the worst aunt" was. To make matters worse, if the homeowners insurance is forced to cover the bill for an injury, they then cancel the policy, and it's next to impossible to get another policy because your "high risk" behavior of having had someone trip and fall on your property is the homeowner's equivalent to a pre-existing condition. This would actually be an excellent topic for a future episode of LWT. When Monica responded to John's question about whether she ever considered changing her name with "No one ever suggested Bill Clinton change his name", my heart, it was broken into a thousand pieces. Well, according to some obscure and long forgotten comedian, Tucker is "just as big a dick on (his) show as (he) is on any show"
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    TDS 3.0: Season Four Talk

    When Jacob first started presenting Trevor with the earrings, I got the sense that they were expecting Trevor to feel a bit uncomfortable about it. But I loved that even before he got to the African royalty aspect of the earrings, Trevor was all "oh, are they clip-ons? Clip-ons always give me a headache", so he was totally unabashed about having worn earrings, apparrently multiple times, in the past. And yeah, they looked great on him.
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    TDS 3.0: Season Four Talk

    Same here! And the amazing thing is that I'm totally confident that his South African version of the accent would have been different than his South African doing an Australian doing the accent.
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    TDS 3.0: Season Four Talk

    Between the "EGG WHITE POWER" gag and the "that's what you said about my birth certificate" rebuttal to Obama not being able to disguise himself as Julian Castro, I was wondering if Trevor was auditioning to replace Amber on the "Jokes Seth Can't Tell" segment of a totally different late night comedy show. I haven't watched the full version of the interview online, but if the part they broadcast was the best of the interview, that was a real snooze. To be fair though, most guests don't have to write and act in a fairly long second segment (which I thought was terrific), and then be all perky and insightful for the interview as well.
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    TDS 3.0: Season Four Talk

    Yeah, it looked to me like they didn't have a second segment prepared, or something happened, so they just put up an extended "between the scenes" segment. Which I didn't mind. I usually enjoy those segments when they are posted on the web, and it was interesting to hear Trevor's take on having his eyes opened a bit by a discussion on the web. It's almost as if interweb discussions could be a vehicle for good, rather than just serving as an intellectual septic tank. ETA: Aaannnnd immediately after hitting the send button on the "intellectual septic tank" remark, it occurred to me that I'm posting on an interweb discussion board. So, present company excluded, of course. Y'all know I mean those OTHER people on OTHER discussion groups right?
  10. Hooper

    Late Show With Stephen Colbert

    What was especially clever, absolutely genius really, about the beer bottle bit is that you know that for each bottle that was shown, the writers had to buy a full 6-pack, on CBS's tab. And then there arises the problem of how to dispose of the remaining 5 bottles that weren't used on air. Strong motivation to come up with as many Spanky related beer-puns as possible.
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    TDS 3.0: Season Four Talk

    I put Kosta in the same category that I put Jason Jones and Jordan Klepper back in the day. I really didn't care for the clueless entitled white frat-boy schtick. I realize they were playing a character, but since I have dealt with that character in real life for nigh unto, well, let's just say quite a few decades, I don't find the character funny even when I know that the bit is intended to mock the character. But all three of them have done some amazingly good field pieces, and Kosta's examination of Swiss gun culture is an example of that.
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2019 Season

    The panel was great, and although there are many worthy candidates to consider adding to future panels, part of what made this one so good was that it was just three people and they all got to talk. But the part of the show I appreciated the most? Rachel told us ahead of time that the address was going to be about 10 minutes long, so I knew how long to turn my TV off.
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    Season Three Talk: FFwSB

    Sam (well TBS actually) bought a house for lawyers and family members to use while they are working to assist immigration detainees??!! Take that, John Oliver and all your HBO dragon money and Russel Crowe's jock strap. I think you've been one-upped.
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    All In With Chris Hayes

    OMG. I have such an old-lady crush on Trevor Potter from his stint as Colbert's advisor for his SuperPAC. I squeed when I saw he had co-authored an editorial for the WaPo this morning, and super-squeed to see him back on my TV.
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2018 Season

    Well, I'll grudgingly concede that it was classy. But I tuned in specifically to see her do the journalistic equivalent of an end zone dance. The show was good of course, but I kept thinking "Gloat dammit. Gloat. Or at least smirk." I did thoroughly enjoy the picture of the tractors at the inaugural parade though.