Neil Cavuto conducted what may be the most bizarre Fox News interview ever yesterday. Guest Richard Simmons – of “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” fame – acted as though the tastiest morsel of Thanksgiving would be Cavuto himself. Simmons repeatedly said he could hardly keep from climbing over the table to ravish his host. That is, when he wasn’t crying or breaking into show tunes. Really.
Simmons was ostensibly on Your World to discuss fitness, obesity and Thanksgiving yesterday. But clearly, he wanted to make it more about himself. He wasted little time before telling Cavuto, “You look so handsome today, I can hardly deal with not climbing over this desk.”
Cavuto and the behind-the-scenes staff erupted into laughter. “It’s good to see you, too,” Cavuto retorted.
Cavuto later played a music video called “Hair Do.” It featured Simmons rapping the lyric, “Short, long, straight or curly. Get something cute. Get something girly.” Cavuto asked what it’s point was.
Simmons responded, “We live in a world with a lot of stress and I think if you can create anything that’s gonna make people happy.” And then he teared up. “Just to make people feel good and laugh,” Simmons said, between tears.
After more tears, memories of being bullied in school, and Cavuto attempting to relate it all to ObamaCare, Simmons said again, “I’m just finding it so hard to talk to you because I want to climb on this desk and just get closer…” At which point, Simmons got up from his chair moved closer to Cavuto, leaned toward him and grabbed his hand as if to kiss it.”
“I wish you wouldn’t,” Cavuto said. “I want you to sit down.”
Simmons apologized to the audience. “I know that he’s happily married." He added, "I love you unconditionally" to Cavuto.
That was followed by Simmons quickly shouting, “Mother, daughter! Mother, daughter! Faye Dunaway in Chinatown!” Later, he erupted into a loud tirade about the balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. And then a Planet of the Apes re-enactment, followed by a demonstration of a stretching exercise that involved lifting his leg up to his face.
Then there were more tears, a chorus of “That’s Amore”and another pass at Cavuto. “You know, I would sit at your feet and do this interview,” Simmons said amorously.
“I just want to say good-bye,” Cavuto told him at another point. But the interview dragged on for about 2½ more minutes.
And not before Simmons said, “I want to take my clothes off” and burst into a few stanzas of “Let Me Entertain You.”
Simmons said at the beginning that he had been absent from the show for two years “because Neil hurt my feelings” for having “made fun of the PE thing.” Meaning Simmons’ campaign to put Phys. Ed. back in school to help fight childhood obesity.
Let’s hope he takes an even longer leave of absence this time.
The only reason these frauds wanted Simmons on the show was to get him to bash Obamacare. Simmons made some recent comments about getting “no love from the Obamas.”
Of course, these no good, fourth-rate producers, through their bookers, got hold of Simmons to appear on the show. They figured they can get Simmons to say negative comments about the Obamas. It failed. These frauds took the bait and swallowed it whole.
These frauds will seize any opportunity to book guests critical of President Obama. The laugh is on them!
Good job lady bookers!
NOTE TO FOX “NEWS”
Hook, line and sinker.