I taped (excuse me, TiVo’d) the Tonight Show tonight because Shelby Lynne was on, who I fucking love. But this is not about music. No, this is about politics, showbiz, and sheer and utter shamelessness.
They had a segment where they played “The Dating Game” with presidential candidate and all-around weirdo Dennis Kucinich.
The bachelorrettes were Jennifer Tilly, some random blonde bombshell radio chick (“Kim Seferin” or somesuch), and Cybill Shepherd.
My question for all of these people is: “What the fuck are you on?!”
Kucinich at least seems to realize that he doesn’t have a shot in hell of actually winning the nomination, and is poking a bit of fun at it. But it certainly shoots to hell any chance he has over ever being taken seriously again.
The random blonde bombshell is clearly in it for the publicity, and Cybill Shepherd is a complete publicity whore, and looked like she was on any number of drugs, especially when flashing the bright red boxer shorts on under her dress.
Jennifer Tilly I think did it because she’s got a reputation for being completely daffy anyway, so it’s not like she can look any goofier. I think she underestimated the power of Kucinich to make anyone standing next to him look fucking ridiculous.
But basically, everyone involved participated in these shenanigans for one ridiculously simple reason: They want to be on television.
I find it interesting that the same desire that gets people to hold up “Hi Mom!” signs on the Today show gets actresses and politicians to make complete asses out of themselves on national television.