Thursday, June 5, 2008

Presidents and Talk Show Hosts

*Presidential hopefuls, too!*

Ronald Regan. Regis Philbin. John McCain. Johnny Carson.
Jock and I were watching TV the other day (although, if you have a Testosterone Representative in your household, you know that "watching" is really a euphemism for "flipping through the channels", right?), and came across Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? on the tube. The current version, with Meredith Vierra. Jock stops the surfing, looks at me, and asks:

What happened to Ronald Regan?

I just looked at him for a minute, waiting for it to sink in. The former President? I asked.

No. That old guy that used to do this show.

OH!!! Regis Philbin, I corrected.

Huh? Oh yeah, him. Same difference.

Really? Who do you think would be more upset by that comparison? Regis, for being identified with an old, dead guy? Or President Regan, for being thought of as the "same difference" as Regis?

Coach and I were watching TV the next day (again, see above for what I mean by "watching"), and came across a news clip on Senator John McCain. I don't remember where he was, or what he said, but Coach started laughing. When asked, he said

He looks like that one comedian. You know...that one that had his own show for so long.

(um, yeah. Crystal clear on just who that was. Don't you agree? Sheesh.)

Me: Um.... give me a clue here, babe. Which comedian? Seems a bunch of them have had their own show.
Coach: The old one, that used to do all those funny skits.

Its truly a testament to how connected I am to this man, that I was able to figure out where he was going with this.

Me: Johnny Carson?
Coach: Yeah! That expression on McCain's face there totally reminded me of one of his skits!
Me: Ooo--kay...

Again, who do you think would be more offended? Actually, on this one I think they'd both be ok with it. At least there is a passing resemblance!

Although.... since I haven't heard anything about Obama or Hillary, do you think maybe its just a Republican thing?


Flea said...

Hmmm. I don't see any resemblance between Obama and old white guys, but Hillary ...

Oh c'mon! You had to know that was coming. :)

Cecily R said...

The Regan/Regis thing made me laugh WAY too loud for how late it is. Evie just might end up joining me after that one!

And I KNOW I should be working, but Bloglines told me you had updated so I had to come over...


Stella said...

All wee need to do is get Obama in one of those CRAZY sweaters and we have Bill Cosby.....

Love the Ronald Reagan-Regis connection!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Ronald and Regis are both essentially wax figures at this point, so I don't know that Jock is all that far off.

Sue said...


I have nothing to add today. Nothing. Just know your men have me laughing.

Karen said...

Men "watching" TV apparently turn their brains off for the occasion.

Shellie said...

I see the resemblances, too.