A Late Night with Barack Obama

by Zach Oat March 20, 2009 9:51 am
A Late Night with Barack Obama

Is it wrong of me to want a witty president? I would have liked Bush a lot better if he was witty. Heck, even though he wasn't witty, I would have tuned in to The Tonight Show to watch him attempt to banter with Jay Leno. (...Okay, maybe not Leno. But Conan O'Brien? Or Craig Ferguson? Absolutely.) So why has no seated president ever appeared on The Tonight Show before now? It seems like a much better way to boost your ratings than by pre-empting everyone's favorite TV shows with some boring old speech. Plus, I don't think I remember a State of the Union address where the President made an American Idol reference (at the 2:15 mark). Obama gets a bunch of laughs -- more than Leno does, usually -- with routines on the overprotective Secret Service (1:19), whether people let him win at basketball (21:45), and his beginner's bowling score, which he calls "Special Olympics" (20:51). Hope that one doesn't come back to bite him on the ass. (Too late!) Check out the clip below.

What did you think of Obama's appearance? Should he make the late-night rounds? Cast your vote below.

Obama's Cabinet: TV Characters He Should Choose

by The TWoP Staff November 7, 2008 4:22 pm
Obama's Cabinet: TV Characters He Should Choose

On Law & Order a character was asked if he'd be joining the Obama administration. This paired with see Oprah all over the rally in Chicago got us thinking about other TV characters and personalities that would be great as members of Obama's newly formed cabinet. Jack Bauer for Homeland Security? Heck, yeah! See who we suggest he put on the payroll ASAP.

Let us know what you think of our suggestions, and tell us if you have any others.

Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

by Ethan Alter October 24, 2012 3:30 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The countdown to the Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj deathmatch begins in January.

Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

by Ethan Alter October 16, 2012 4:36 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Here are two great reasons to watch this year's Golden Globes ceremony.

TWoP 10: Lessons That Reality TV Can Teach Political Debates

by Rachel Stein October 5, 2012 6:10 am
TWoP 10: Lessons That Reality TV Can Teach Political Debates

Wednesday night's first presidential debate of this election season may have been the most Tweeted political event in history, but in our opinion, the format would definitely benefit from the addition of some classic reality show gimmicks. Here's what the organizers and broadcasters could do to really increase the entertainment value of future debates, which, after all, is what really matters:

Today's TWoP News: Friday, April 20, 2012

by Ethan Alter April 20, 2012 4:22 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, April 20, 2012

Two hours of Glee??? Zooey, why hast thou forsaken us!

Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

by Hillary Goldsmith April 4, 2012 4:06 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Whoa, is it awards season again already?

Saturday Night Live: The Five Best Comebacks

by Ethan Alter February 21, 2012 12:40 pm
<i>Saturday Night Live</i>: The Five Best Comebacks

Maya Rudolph made a (mostly) triumphant return to Saturday Night Live over the long weekend, resulting in one of the show's most consistently hilarious episodes in a good long while. Part of that was due to Rudolph's crack comic skills, but you've also got to credit all the other much-loved characters and skits that made a successful reappearance. Here were the night's top five comebacks:

Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, December 14, 2011

by TWoP Staff December 14, 2011 2:26 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The SAG nominees have been announced, with one glaring omission that may kill us all.

Change is Coming… to the FCC!

by Odie Henderson October 29, 2008 10:38 am
Change is Coming… to the FCC!

Next week's election may change the way you watch TV and movies. With the new administration comes a new chairperson for the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is the organization that freaks out at two seconds of TV titty, but has no problem with four-hour boner commercials. Variety reports on what each Presidential candidate may do regarding both the FCC and some intellectual property actions at the MPAA. I'll leave you to read that; instead, I have my own predictions on what will happen.

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