Monday, January 12, 2009
Did Jon Stewart suggest that Keith Olbermann is "Herman Munster"?
In a pleasant conversation with MSNBC and Air America Radio's own Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart used television show 'The Munsters' to describe the NBC Roster. Maddow was kindly referred to as 'Marilyn Munster', quickly adding "but everyone else on there is F*cking nuts".
Jon Stewart expanded on his analogy describing MSNBC host Chris Matthews as "The Dragon that lives under the stairs". Describing MSNBC's conservative contributor Pat Buchanan as "Grandpa Munster - in the lab making things you wouldn't want to drink".
Jon notably didn't mention MSNBC's biggest name, Keith Olbermann, but one could infer who Jon regarded as his analog with the line "I'm not going to tell you who Herman Munster is". Incidentally the "Keith Olbermann as Herman Munster" meme has long been popular amongst Olbermann's internet detractors.
January 7, 2009: Rachel Maddow on Jon Stewart
In response to Jon Stewart's light ribbing of MSNBC, Rachel offered only this sheepish defense "I'm new there, so it's awkward [for me to]..."
For Aussie readers, watch the dig late in the clip. Come on, was that really necessary?