Video: The greatest chat-show promo ever?

posted at 5:15 pm on November 22, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via Business Insider. The key to appreciating this clip is to understand that it’s probably the best 30 seconds culled from a longer segment. The way these things are shot, I assume, is to get the person talking about politics, let him riff for 10 minutes, then clip the most effective part for the promo. And this is what he came up with, to advertise the 6 p.m. “news” hour on a network that calls itself “The Place for Politics.” He sounds like my grandfather after 10 beers trying to explain politics to a five-year-old.

Or am I wrong? The possibility that this was scripted is simply … too much to bear. Exit question: Why didn’t he get his buddy Newt to make a cameo? Bipartisanship!

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I like pie! With slurpees!

lorien1973 on November 22, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Well, that’s better than some things I could imagine being all over someone’s face.

NotCoach on November 22, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Why didn’t he get his buddy Newt to make a cameo?

Also: Ugh.

lorien1973 on November 22, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Pie > Slurpee

aquaviva on November 22, 2011 at 5:19 PM

This is a BLR clip, right?

Weight of Glory on November 22, 2011 at 5:19 PM

I’ll be thinking of Al this Thursday when I am stuffing my pie hole full of pumpkin pie.

“We much heat the ice cream and pie before we must, much consume it!”

NotCoach on November 22, 2011 at 5:21 PM

That’s the worst Bill Cosby impersonation I think I’ve ever seen.

KingGold on November 22, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Wasn’t Barney Frank dating some high-mucky muck at Fannie? What does Barney Frank have all over his face?

29Victor on November 22, 2011 at 5:25 PM

I’ll bet all of his neighbors thought he was a “special” little boy and gave him extra pie.

Star20 on November 22, 2011 at 5:26 PM

That makes about as much sense as what the rest of the insane Socialist Left has been saying as of late.

Chip on November 22, 2011 at 5:27 PM

resist that pie we much…

d1carter on November 22, 2011 at 5:27 PM

He sounds like my grandfather after 10 beers trying to explain politics to a five-year-old.

That’s what 99.9% of liberals sound like.

jaime on November 22, 2011 at 5:27 PM

I will NOT click on anything that involves Sharpton.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 22, 2011 at 5:28 PM

That’s the worst Bill Cosby impersonation I think I’ve ever seen.

KingGold on November 22, 2011 at 5:23 PM

You haven’t seen my kids recite “The Chicken Heart.”

29Victor on November 22, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Sharpton likes strudel, I presume.

lorien1973 on November 22, 2011 at 5:29 PM

By the by, wasn’t he the one who said:

First of all, then we have to say the American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama.

Rev. Al Sharpton

Chip on November 22, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Guess he’s forgotten his blueberry face with Tawana Brawley.

Let them eat pie!

JetBoy on November 22, 2011 at 5:34 PM

I prefer cherry pie all over my face.

lorien1973 on November 22, 2011 at 5:35 PM

No, c’mon… this is like begging the Bad Lip Readers to start a contest: “Is it real or is it Bad Lip Reading?”

princetrumpet on November 22, 2011 at 5:37 PM

I prefer cherry pie all over my face.

lorien1973 on November 22, 2011 at 5:35 PM

It puts a smile on my face, 10 miles wide…

portlandon on November 22, 2011 at 5:38 PM

We must much lean left.

reddevil on November 22, 2011 at 5:39 PM

I thought he said he ate the pie. How did the Republicans get mixed up in this tale of corruption? Another example of the psychologically impaired: projection.

BetseyRoss on November 22, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Somewhere, a democrat strategist is focus-grouping “Obama 2012 – They Ate All The Pie!”, and it’s testing better than anything else they’ve got.

landshark on November 22, 2011 at 5:41 PM

He sounds like my grandfather after 10 beers trying to explain politics to a five-year-old.

Wait, AP has an alcoholic grandfather who drunkenly abuses his grandchildren. So AP also has at least one sibling and at least one niece/nephew? Potential clues to AP’s identity?

I am assuming of course that AP has no children of his own. That only seems logical.

NotCoach on November 22, 2011 at 5:42 PM

resist that pie we much…

d1carter on November 22, 2011 at 5:27 PM

+++

ted c on November 22, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Al Sharpton has Tawana Brawley all over his soul.

portlandon on November 22, 2011 at 5:43 PM

pie > cake, been saying it for years.

trailortrash on November 22, 2011 at 5:44 PM

What does Barney Frank have all over his face?

29Victor on November 22, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Eeeewwwwwwwwww…

Seven Percent Solution on November 22, 2011 at 5:45 PM

He’s like “Jenny from the Block” Lopez and her new Fiat commercial. “I will show you my roots, because you couldn’t relate to me if I show you my home with 20 bedrooms. Forget all of that, and think of me as being one of you.”

di butler on November 22, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Judging by Al’s waistline, I think it’s safe to say we know who really ate the pies.

JohnGalt23 on November 22, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Al Sharpton has Tawana Brawley all over his soul.

portlandon on November 22, 2011 at 5:43 PM

…And the blood of the Freddie’s Fashion Mart victims all over his hands.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 22, 2011 at 5:55 PM

This doesn’t make any sense – is he saying that it’s okay for Pro-Socialist Democratic National Committee ‘Children’ to take all they want in the form of vote buying entitlements but it’s wrong for Republicans to keep what they have earned?

Shouldn’t it be that the ones who are doing the stealing be analogous to those taking the pie?

Wouldn’t the ‘Pie’ be the earnings of the producers and achievers in this country and the actual theft be the taking of those earnings?

Someone help me out here.

Chip on November 22, 2011 at 5:57 PM

I think that is an excellant promo. If at the end Sharpton had farted, I’d grade it superior.

radjah shelduck on November 22, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Someone needs to lay off the gin and juice.

Yesh, I said it!

madmonkphotog on November 22, 2011 at 6:09 PM

resist that pie we much…

d1carter on November 22, 2011 at 5:27 PM

the laughing…it hurts…

29Victor on November 22, 2011 at 6:11 PM

So the GOP made him a pie thief and a liar?

ronsfi on November 22, 2011 at 6:15 PM

1. Freddie’s Fashion Mart.

2. Brubay pie?

Akzed on November 22, 2011 at 6:24 PM

I will NOT click on anything that involves Sharpton.
annoyinglittletwerp on November 22, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Go ahead, he endorsed Perry. Really, go ahead…

Akzed on November 22, 2011 at 6:25 PM

My cousin Tawana said it was 6 white cops that ate the blueberry pie.

DailyDanet on November 22, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Go ahead, he endorsed Perry. Really, go ahead…

Akzed on November 22, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Nah-A’s a Ron Paul supporter-since neither is too fond of Jews Zionism.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 22, 2011 at 6:35 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on November 22, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Sharpton’s a Ron Paul Supporter…
FIFM.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 22, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Is it asking too much for a tiny NSFW warning? I just puked all over the office printer.

Western_Civ on November 22, 2011 at 6:50 PM

JohnGalt23 –
I was thinking the same thing about Tubby’s waistline. Not much escapes “Tawana Al’s” sense of entitlement and hustle. Just add pie to the list.

jdflorida on November 22, 2011 at 7:12 PM

I like to watch and hear Al; he is a funny fellow. It causes me to wonder how anyone can take him seriously. Television executives give this bozo a show ??? and you gotta wonder who is the bigger idiot.

I just wonder if they are ‘goofing’ on him for their own sick sense of humour?

jarhead0311 on November 22, 2011 at 7:13 PM

what’s booh-berry?

jbh45 on November 22, 2011 at 7:14 PM

There is only so much pie and the GOP eat it all. Not that mother and the ladies can just make more pies. One pie and the whole world has to share it. Not one pie for everyone, they just fire up the engines of industry everywhere.

Sums up the left just fine in one 30 second clip.

tjexcite on November 22, 2011 at 7:44 PM

‘Dat’s blueberry pie all, Rev’rend, not redberry pie.

unclesmrgol on November 22, 2011 at 7:55 PM

I hate this “blame the GOP crap.” Ask this idiot to explain exactly how the GOP ruined the economy… and he won’t explain, he’ll just toss out “Bush tax cuts”, “the wars”, and “Halliburton”… not an explanation, but the MSNBC audience eats it up.

mankai on November 22, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Even as a kid he was stealing someone else’s pie while they were busy working.

Alden Pyle on November 22, 2011 at 10:30 PM

He is like the black Joe Biden. oy.

ctmom on November 22, 2011 at 11:47 PM

And when he told his mother Republicans ate the pie, she slapped him upside the head.

A lesson for us all.

GagdadBob on November 23, 2011 at 12:53 AM

That’s the worst Bill Cosby impersonation I think I’ve ever seen.

KingGold on November 22, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Yeah, it is pathetic.

Now if he had said, “They ate the pudding,” he’d have been on to something. Or on something.

Adjoran on November 23, 2011 at 1:49 AM

Im sure somehow..someway..we all paid for the Blueberry pie.

malkinmania on November 23, 2011 at 6:44 AM

Yes because Democrats love fiscal sanity and hate spending sooo much. We can tell by that budget…oh wait. Or what they did when they had the White House and Congress…. oh wait……

CW on November 23, 2011 at 7:17 AM

Another fine example of blatant propaganda in place of journalism.

shick on November 23, 2011 at 8:33 AM

KingGold,Adjoran, nice. That and the fact it was the only “Sharpton Lean Forward Clip” they had where he didn’t literally lean too far and fall off something (sans bike helmet via cgi). And now your observation.
“Al. We’ve been talking it over with the network and you can’t say pudding. Say something else… well anything but you can’t say pudding. Say blue berry pie.
Okay do we actually have any?! See if he can say it with a mouth full! We’ll dub. We’ll dub. That’s a wrap Al but keep the helmet on til you get off the set okay?”
This is why SNL is so bad. Its jestor propoganda THIS is reality news does kabuki. It’s like a scheduled nightly train wreck. It’s like a guaranteed hard b*tch slap on EVERY episode of the Kardasians!
Who’s gonna miss? Commercial brilliance!

onomo on November 23, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Yassa, dats what I said to dat mofo wif my Afrosheen all over hees nappy doo, whens I busta cap in his A$$,bro.Word.
Get real job,race hustler.

nimrod on November 23, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Extremely bad form nimrod! Spoken like a liberal (true racist) plant. Please reply.
Not that I’ve really paid that much attention but I don’t recall this from you. Was this just an outburst or are you truly another jestor propgandist plant? If so given the subject, can’t you see the redundancy here?
Go slap Michele Bauchman or something.

onomo on November 23, 2011 at 10:54 AM

AL Dullton

Herb on November 23, 2011 at 11:01 AM

He sounds like my grandfather after 10 beers trying to explain politics to a five-year-old.

Money Line!!

LMAO.

Tim_CA on November 23, 2011 at 2:02 PM