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I saw Pete Davidson live when he was touring with John Mulaney. His material was lame & his energy was awful. They had him perform before John which was smart because I would have left a minute into Petes set. John on the other hand was once again brilliant and super charming. I don't hate him but I don't find him funny either. 

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Terry Crews is going to Terry Crews.  With him and J.K. Rowling, is this some kind of "making things worse" week?  It's going to be hard for me to separate him from his character now, like I'd been able to in the past when he has done things that annoyed me.

 

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1 hour ago, Irlandesa said:

Terry Crews is going to Terry Crews.  With him and J.K. Rowling, is this some kind of "making things worse" week?  It's going to be hard for me to separate him from his character now, like I'd been able to in the past when he has done things that annoyed me.

 

Nope. He showed his true colors. Nobody is going to listen to a out of touch celebrity who lives in a gated community and wears rose-tinted glasses.

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On 6/18/2020 at 3:42 AM, Dancingjaneway said:

I saw Pete Davidson live when he was touring with John Mulaney. His material was lame & his energy was awful. They had him perform before John which was smart because I would have left a minute into Petes set. John on the other hand was once again brilliant and super charming. I don't hate him but I don't find him funny either. 

I've only seen Pete Davidson in some SNL sketches, and I'm baffled by his popularity. He's not funny. His line deliveries aren't funny, he doesn't do any physical comedy, he doesn't even seem to have good comic timing. And to top it off, he looks skeevy and like he badly needs a wash. Why is he famous? Does he write amazingly funny material that he just can't perform?

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22 minutes ago, Danny Franks said:

I've only seen Pete Davidson in some SNL sketches, and I'm baffled by his popularity. He's not funny. His line deliveries aren't funny, he doesn't do any physical comedy, he doesn't even seem to have good comic timing. And to top it off, he looks skeevy and like he badly needs a wash. Why is he famous? Does he write amazingly funny material that he just can't perform?

I guess he has enough talent to land a job at SNL, but he just existed there for years.  It wasn't until he started dating Ariana Grande and her subsequent comments that made him famous.  It was a couple of years ago, but the gist of it is he is great in bed.  

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6 hours ago, Irlandesa said:

Terry Crews is going to Terry Crews.  With him and J.K. Rowling, is this some kind of "making things worse" week?  It's going to be hard for me to separate him from his character now, like I'd been able to in the past when he has done things that annoyed me.

 

Great article (as always) by Michael Harriot Take off Your Mask, Terry Crews.

Crews’ Twitter account is a smorgasbord of fuckshit displaying his repeated attempts at cleaning the collective Caucasian Doc Martens using only his tongue.

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On 6/30/2020 at 10:44 AM, Irlandesa said:

Terry Crews is going to Terry Crews.  With him and J.K. Rowling, is this some kind of "making things worse" week?  It's going to be hard for me to separate him from his character now, like I'd been able to in the past when he has done things that annoyed me.

 

If only he had just said the first paragraph ALONE and skipped the last sentence altogether!

Again, better to be silent and be thought of as a fair person than keep running one's mouth and have it known one's otherwise. 

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On 7/1/2020 at 9:14 AM, Blergh said:

If only he had just said the first paragraph ALONE and skipped the last sentence altogether!

Again, better to be silent and be thought of as a fair person than keep running one's mouth and have it known one's otherwise. 

You should have seen him on Don Lemon. What a trainwreck.

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Chevy Chase. I never found him funny on SNL and reading that Live from New York book about how horrible he was to the various casts when he came back to host all those times, has only validated that opinion. 

Oh, and that infamous fistfight he had with Bill Murray when he first returned? In his version he tried to spin it that John Belushi somehow was responsible because he thinks (key term: thinks, no proof) that John spread rumors about him. As if that were the only reason, and not the fact that Chevy ditched them after one year and probably had his fair share of acting like a douchebag around them! Noooo, just lay suspicion at the guy whose been dead for thirty years.

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10 hours ago, Spartan Girl said:

Chevy Chase. I never found him funny on SNL and reading that Live from New York book about how horrible he was to the various casts when he came back to host all those times, has only validated that opinion. 

Oh, and that infamous fistfight he had with Bill Murray when he first returned? In his version he tried to spin it that John Belushi somehow was responsible because he thinks (key term: thinks, no proof) that John spread rumors about him. As if that were the only reason, and not the fact that Chevy ditched them after one year and probably had his fair share of acting like a douchebag around them! Noooo, just lay suspicion at the guy whose been dead for thirty years.

I remember listening to the episode commentary for the first 3 seasons of Community, and the rest of the cast plus Dan Harmon had a difficult time trying to say positive things about Chevy.  Reading between the lines, it sounds like he was a horror on set always suggesting to play Pierce like Clark Griswold and just not following direction.  

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Goldie Hawn appears to like Chevy Chase (as a person) for reasons others don't understand (myself included)  but this seems a bit of an exceptional POV   among their peers.

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12 hours ago, Spartan Girl said:

Chevy Chase. I never found him funny on SNL and reading that Live from New York book about how horrible he was to the various casts when he came back to host all those times, has only validated that opinion. 

Oh, and that infamous fistfight he had with Bill Murray when he first returned? In his version he tried to spin it that John Belushi somehow was responsible because he thinks (key term: thinks, no proof) that John spread rumors about him. As if that were the only reason, and not the fact that Chevy ditched them after one year and probably had his fair share of acting like a douchebag around them! Noooo, just lay suspicion at the guy whose been dead for thirty years.

I imagine Chevy Chase is like his character Pierce Hawthorne in Community, so basically a jerk on his best day and generally an asshole.

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1 hour ago, MargeGunderson said:

I imagine Chevy Chase is like his character Pierce Hawthorne in Community, so basically a jerk on his best day and generally an asshole.

I always thought so too.  In the early seasons, Pierce was just written as a clueless out of touch old rich white guy.  But then as time went Pierce became cruel in addition to all that.  There are some episode where it was really hard to watch him (the recently pulled 'blackface' Dungeons and Dragons episode is one of them).  I head-wanked that Pierce's growing ass-holishness on screen mirrored Chevy's ass-holishness behind the scenes and that Pierce's character arc was Dan Harmon's low key way of showing the audience what Chevy ws really like.

I felt a bit vindicated when I read an interview with Donald Glover in The New Yorker.  This snippet is about Chevy on community:

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Chevy Chase, one of Glover’s co-stars, often tried to disrupt his scenes and made racial cracks between takes. (“People think you’re funnier because you’re black.”) Harmon said, “Chevy was the first to realize how immensely gifted Donald was, and the way he expressed his jealousy was to try to throw Donald off. I remember apologizing to Donald after a particularly rough night of Chevy’s non-P.C. verbiage, and Donald said, ‘I don’t even worry about it.’ ” Glover told me, “I just saw Chevy as fighting time—a true artist has to be O.K. with his reign being over. I can’t help him if he’s thrashing in the water. But I know there’s a human in there somewhere—he’s almost too human.”

 

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7 hours ago, Blergh said:

Goldie Hawn appears to like Chevy Chase (as a person) for reasons others don't understand (myself included)  but this seems a bit of an exceptional POV   among their peers.

He and Beverly d'Angelo are good friends, but, yeah, it seems like most people who work with him don't care for him.  Which is unsurprising, since he's a jerk in interviews; imagine how much worse he is in private if that's how he behaves in public.

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I read that SNL book last year, and my two biggest takeaways is everyone who works on the show must have daddy issues, which leads to some weird dynamics with Lorne Michaels, and Chevy Chase sounds like one of the biggest assholes in show business, even when he was just starting out. Like, I don't remember one likable anecdote about him at all. 

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7 hours ago, Zella said:

I read that SNL book last year, and my two biggest takeaways is everyone who works on the show must have daddy issues, which leads to some weird dynamics with Lorne Michaels, and Chevy Chase sounds like one of the biggest assholes in show business, even when he was just starting out. Like, I don't remember one likable anecdote about him at all. 

Another part that stood out was when he and Lorne attended Michael 'O Donahue's funeral and Buck Henry of all people called them out for being there because "they knew full well what Michael thought of them."

Michael supposedly said when National Lampoon founder Doug Kenney died that it was a shame Doug wasn't holding hands with Chevy when he fell off that cliff. (Chevy had been with Doug in Hawaii doing blow with him a few days before).

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It's funny in retrospect, how Mr. Chase seemed to instantly believe himself the SNL breakout star and leader of the pack who eagerly did a 'so long suckers' deal just one year after the show's inception- only to find out that the public didn't consider him a top tier movie comedian (despite Goldie Hawn's best efforts to try to shore him up as a romantic rom-com lead in Foul Play)  AND his fellow cast seemed to be relieved at his departure rather than believing the show would imminently collapse without his 'leadership'. 

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2 hours ago, Blergh said:

It's funny in retrospect, how Mr. Chase seemed to instantly believe himself the SNL breakout star and leader of the pack who eagerly did a 'so long suckers' deal just one year after the show's inception- only to find out that the public didn't consider him a top tier movie comedian (despite Goldie Hawn's best efforts to try to shore him up as a romantic rom-com lead in Foul Play)  AND his fellow cast seemed to be relieved at his departure rather than believing the show would imminently collapse without his 'leadership'. 

I think he totally believed in his catchphrase. "I'm Chevy Chase, and you're not." 

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OK, I probably should have posted this before the individual's passing but what wasn't done wasn't done. Anyway, I know this will likely be unpopular (and for those who like, love, adore, etc. this individual , you are more than welcome to re-read the kudos others gave  on the In Memorium: Celebrity Deaths thread over the past week). To each one's own.

 

HOWEVER; I COULD NOT STAND the late Regis Philbin. IMO, he was a  hammy, smarmy, smug  loudmouth, self-important bore! I mean, wasn't ONE Bob Hope already one too many? Among other things that annoyed me was his and his fellow loudmouth cohost Mrs. Gifford always referring to their Executive Producer like he was  a nothing flunky by calling him 'Gellman' NEVER by his first name or MR. Gelman- despite the fact that the continuing existence of their annoying show completely depended on that individual (and, no I didn't get ANY sense of respect or love behind that) ! I always thought if they could scream and yell at him like he was nothing, they likely were even RUDER to the rest of that crew! Oh, and another bit of Mr. Philbin's schtick was to have showing photos of  his head put on other folks' bodies when standing next to famous people like Ted Baxter did with his dressing room photos. I mean, this might have been worth a feeble chuckle ONCE but he kept doing it and thinking it was the most clever and adorable thing ever! It wasn't!  I avoided that Live show as much as possible during Mr. Philbin's tenure and have no regrets doing so. Oh, and I was SO happy when he retired because that meant that he wouldn't be on that show and so many other shows and commercials! 

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On 4/29/2020 at 1:36 PM, DrSpaceman73 said:

The 70s and 80s, what was the Golden Age of the game show hosts.

Pick any of them.  Wink Martindale.  Jack Barry.  Bob Eubanks on The Newlywed Game.  Richard Dawswon on Family Feud.  Peter Tomarken on Press your Luck.  Of course Bob Barker.  Gene Rayburn on Match Game. 

I'm gonna remove Richard Dawson from this list.  His kissing all the female contestants was creepy and borderline abusive.  He was in a position of power and there's nothing they could do to prevent his perhaps unwanted attention.

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2 hours ago, Oosala said:

I'm gonna remove Richard Dawson from this list.  His kissing all the female contestants was creepy and borderline abusive.  He was in a position of power and there's nothing they could do to prevent his perhaps unwanted attention.

My mom always said the same thing.  She couldn't even watch the show because of it. 

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3 hours ago, Oosala said:

I'm gonna remove Richard Dawson from this list.  His kissing all the female contestants was creepy and borderline abusive.  He was in a position of power and there's nothing they could do to prevent his perhaps unwanted attention.

Speaking of Chevy Chase, European Vacation actually parodied this by having the host of a game show kiss Audrey.

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On 4/3/2020 at 4:20 AM, bmasters9 said:

I think you're absolutely right-- that pales to everything else that went wrong (rappin' Dragon in the bonus game, pots that started over with ties despite increase of question value, the fact that sometimes the bonus game could be impossible to win without the Dragonslayer, etc.).

That's one of the issues i had with him- he ruined what had been a pretty good game show in the Martindale era.

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On ‎08‎/‎02‎/‎2020 at 12:55 PM, Oosala said:

I'm gonna remove Richard Dawson from this list.  His kissing all the female contestants was creepy and borderline abusive.  He was in a position of power and there's nothing they could do to prevent his perhaps unwanted attention.

Whereas I found it kind of charming.

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I have to wonder what percentage of Family Feud female contestants loathed the thought of the late Mr. Dawson kissing them and ONLY agreed to go on the show with the others so that  their family to reap the cash. 

P.S. He would claim that the reason he did NOT kiss the contestants in his revival of the show was that his young daughter said she didn't want to see him kissing any woman besides her mother. If that's true, that's actually a noble reason, IMO. 

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3 hours ago, proserpina65 said:
On 8/2/2020 at 12:55 PM, Oosala said:

I'm gonna remove Richard Dawson from this list.  His kissing all the female contestants was creepy and borderline abusive.  He was in a position of power and there's nothing they could do to prevent his perhaps unwanted attention.

Whereas I found it kind of charming.

I remember him from Match Game where all the women seemed to want to kiss him. If he gave the right answer they'd run over. One even ran and kissed him when one of the others gave the right answer. It was a different time. 

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I've seen at least a couple of women turn their head when he was going in for a kiss while watching old episodes of his original run of hosting Family Feud on Buzzr. Those few times his kisses landed on cheeks. At least he, the show or both knew to keep his lips away from the underage ladies who appeared on the show as contestants with their families.

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I have been watching more of the Weather Channel lately. Cannot stand Stephanie Abrams. Cantore is a blowhard, but I tend to tune him out. SA though grates on my last good nerve. She will sometimes ask stupid questions, then turn around and act like the expert.  Why has she been promoted like the lead meteorologist? Almost like Cantore’s successor??

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