Overall, I think the show has promise, and I'm not just saying that as a Bonnie Hunt fan; I'm also saying it as an Ellen hater. I know she has her die hard fans, but if Ellen's segments irk you as much as they do me, this show is a nice alternative. In short, I am so, so glad there's no inexplicable dancing on this show. A quick rundown of some more Bonnie Hunt Show highlights, as I see them:
-- If you have something against the Midwest, be warned -- Bonnie's Chicago accent is pretty thick. But I like it.
-- Her set has a cool fire pole! And her guests enter from the top of a platform that offers two options: either walk down the stairs to talk to Bonnie and be boring, or slide down the fireman's pole like a Ghostbuster. Oddly, Robin Williams, Joe Mantegna and Swoosie Kurtz didn't go for the Ghostbuster option, but you know someone will eventually choose the fire pole and it will epitomize TV excellence.
-- Skeletons make her laugh! Me too!
-- Today we met an adorable hipster producer named Leif, who donned a pair of Bonnie's mom jeans for a gag and made me giggle. He also gracefully pranced about like Hipsters on Ice. I hope we see more of this guy; I see him having Houston potential.
-- Bonnie Hunt has the most soothing singing voice I've ever heard in my life. I think it hypnotized me. It was like being wrapped up in a warm blanket knitted from Eydie Gormè records, hot toddies and Frank Capra movies. Though it was so finely crafted, it may have secretly programmed me to kill.
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