Monday, January 22, 2007

This is so "post": Colbert on O'Reilly & vice versa

Steven Colbert, a parody of O'Reilly, goes on O'Reilly's show. Then O'Reilly returns the favor, going on The Colbert Report. That's just's like...I can't think of an analogy. It's like Dana Carvey's George Bush 41. visiting the real George Bush 41 in the Oval Office, and then the real George Bush 41 going on Saturday Night Live. Or something like that. To interview a parody of yourself, and then be interviewed by a parody of yourself. It must be symbolic of something. There's a profound statement in there about the media, the times were in, what constitutes "truth", etc. I can't quite put my finger on it, though.

Of course Keith Olbermann, O'Reilly's arch-rival, talks about these encounters with the creator of Family Guy.

Note: I haven't actually watched this stuff (except the beginning of the Olbermann segment). I'm merely reacting to the idea of it all.


Anonymous Mad Latinist said...

Dana Carvy did get to do a VIP visit. He even slept over. He even threatened to make phonecalls as Bush. Of course Bush never returned the favor, but it's become a cliché on SNL now to have people barge in on sketches parodying them. E.g. Janet Reno did so.

And then of course there was Bush II's little routine with an impersonator, at the same Correspondant's Dinner that was later scandalized by... Colbert.

And that's it, we've come full circle. Good night everybody!

9:45 PM, January 22, 2007  

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