There were two bits I found sorta funny: Joanne Nosuchinsky doing a Watters World-esque series of people-on-the-street interviews. But instead of the dumb-dumbs she expected, everybody knew the answers to such questions as, “Who is Wilma Mankiller?” (answer here.)
The other one was a quickie in which comic Colin Quinn told Gutfeld he was not likely to get any A-list celebrities like Channing Tatum because “This is Fox.”
“Who do you think I should shoot for, then, if I’m going to be realistic?” Gutfeld asked.
As Quinn paused to think, Gutfeld continued, “Dick Morris?”
That totally cracked up Quinn. Me? I kind of chuckled.
But most of it was like the first video below, in which Gutfeld held forth about evil.
GUTFELD: Tonight’s topic: evil. Evil is bad. But how bad? To the pie chart. Evil contains four ingredients: depravity, cruelty, self-interest, coconut water. Without coconut water, evil is benign, like Canada. Add coconut water, Canada becomes France. See Quebec.
So, who is evil? In a poll of liberals, 100% said conservatives. Among conservatives, 100% said liberals. In a poll of libertarians, 100% asked for weed.
If that’s not your idea of knee-slapper material, I don’t recommend the show to you. Unless, maybe, you hate Hillary Clinton.
GUTFELD: Hillary Rodham Clinton. How evil is she? Please. Hillary: seven letters. Rodham: six letters. Clinton: seven letters. 767. Remember that. The U.S. Code, Chapter 18, Title 101 addresses crimes related to email records which could be used to criminally charge Hillary Rodham Clinton, 767, Chapter 101. 767 minus 101? 666. The mark of the beast. Satan. 666. That’s three sixes. Three six, 36. Hillary was 36 in 1983, the same year that Kiss first appeared in public without makeup. Kiss. K-i-s-s. What’s that stand for? Knights in Satan’s service. A coincidence? Good question.
Later, Gutfeld held up ISIS as an evil clearly “worse than not baking a cake for gays.” As if anyone ever said otherwise. “Torching a girl is a true war on women unless you see it as the next renewable fuel,” Gutfeld "joked."
If you’re not laughing yet, don’t bother to watch the show. But if you want a complete picture of the Hillary segment or the funniest line of the night, about Dick Morris, watch below, from the May 31 The Greg Gutfeld Show.
This was all predictable. The trend from light hard news with a lot of filler punditry recently morphed to mix fiction and fact in the form of their various historical dramas. Not sure how westerns, Lincoln, and Bible stories dramatized are news but this is FOX News which is first and foremost conservative infotainment. Another stab at satire given the popularity of Red Eye makes sense – if you forget journalism which is easy to do regarding FOX News.
All kidding aside, I didn’t watch the premier because I find Gutfeld’s humor to be lazy and witless. Saying the first weird thing popping into your head gets old fast.
Satires and comedy like Red Eye and Gutfeld properly belong on FOX entertainment but Ailes realizes outside of FOX News’ conservative bubble – where any lazy smear of liberals gets fanboys to guffaw – there’s no audience for Gutfeld’s lameness.
Either way, there’s a word in it that doesn’t belong: “Jokes.” Jokes are supposed to be funny; what Gutfeld does in regard to comedy would actually make the Joker frown if not actually cry.
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