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Egad! Late Night TV Is Being Struck!
The 2007 writer’s strike was something that bothered me. At that time, there were a number of television shows I enjoyed, that I cared about, such as Lost, Heroes, Chuck, My Name is Earl, and The Office. The strike impacted those shows, it really killed Heroes after its one good season, the first.
Now there is a single fictional series I watch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and it has completed production. Now I watch movies and old series, and sports. So the strike brings me no pain.
But it does bring me a little delight in the shows it will impact, for instance, Saturday Night Live. I loved the show as a teen, when the show swung back and forth between horrible and awful through the years. But it’s been a solid decade since there was any wonderful on that show.
But the strike is on, so they won’t be able to bring those hysterical jokes about Trump this Saturday night. (To be fair, I’m sure it wasn’t just going to be about Trump. There probably have been some hard-hitting piece about Clarence Thomas getting uppity.)
But there’s more! Seth Myers Live! and Stephen Colbert Stays Up Late and Jimmy Kimmel Defends the Blot and Real Time with John Oliver and Fake Time with Bill Maher and The Diurnal Show will all be impacted by the strike.
This is so very troublesome.
How will people know about the latest fascist activity of Ron DeSantis and how they should feel about it?
How will people know that Joe Biden is utterly cool and Hunter is deep-down not a bad guy?
How will they remember that 1/6 was the worst day in history and only Antifa saved us from the Holocaust of the alphabet community?
Worrisome stuff, you must admit.
Oh, but for what it’s worth, the strike won’t impact Gutfeld!
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Yeah, this is pure benefit. All these late show lickspittles and goodnight Goebbels can kiss my raucous backside.
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Did the ratters go on struck when Trump was Presidentin’?
Ah dint thank sew.
People meme the internet for free.
Everyone wants more money right now and it is directly related to Biden. People in the arts – and I love me some arts – belong at the back of the line.
This, and the Bud-Light boycott are the best entertainment I’ve seen in years.
I’ll say. Who do I send the thank you note to?
They’re gonna get replaced by AI writers, and it will be hard to tell the difference, and still harder to spot the humor.
I didn’t get a Harrumph! outta that guy.
When they had Alec Baldwin impersonating Donald Trump, it usually sucked. I don’t say this as a Baldwin hater. I think Alec Baldwin is a very good comic actor, but his Trump impersonation stunk. James Austin Johnson has been doing Trump the last two seasons and he just knocks it out of the park.
I refuse to watch any of it. If they had a single hair to share for every two buttocks, they’d have had Trump on the show to do Baldwin shooting people.
Apparatchiks. I hope they beg on Earth and burn in Hell.
Why so serious? Remember that a majority of Americans think that Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from her house. Now that’s influence.
Sorry I brought it up. Forgive me father, for I have sinned. I laughed when someone made fun of Donald Trump.
Trump has been known to laugh when someone make fun of him.
Of course, it does have to be a funny remark.
Alec Baldwin is too stoopid to be trained how to check a revolver – something I learned when I was eight.
That means you actually watch it.
Babylon Bee makes fun of Trump all the time. It’s funny.
Late night “comics” just say some bleeped-out words about Trump and their audiences hoot and clap in response. Not funny.
I used to watch them too. Just a different timeline.
It’s a two minute hate in disguise.
Joe Biden, the Democrat Congress and the useless Republicans that voted with them to spend trillions of dollars.
The writers are on strike because with inflation what they were being paid was no longer a living wage don’t you know.
Poor disguise. I can see right through it.
Cunningly disguised by going on for sixty minutes every night.
That picture is profound. Source?
Uh, . . I just made it.
Well, it’s a still from the movie, plus nose glasses. That’s all.
Well, you’ve put a thousand words into an awesome graf. Well done.
EDIT: Deleted in light of Drew’s series of posts. Beautifully done!
They might find out that their competition, AI Chat, will be able to move in and take away their jobs for good.
Most likely leaving no one in the late night show audience any the wiser.
Also – Gutfeld is not affected by the strike – he is his own writer.
It will be interesting to see what his ratings are tonight.
My favorite show of all time is Downton Abbey. When the world seems a hopeless place, Carson always brings back order.
The real question is whether @roblong will be able to call into tomorrows podcast from his picketing of Netflix.
My favorite line from Carson the Butler was when they had to serve dinner buffet-style where guests actually had to get out of their chairs and fill their plates. He was very incensed and said to the staff something like “Where’s the pageantry, where’s the style?”