"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Work it, Cloris!

Cloris Leachman began her segment of the Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget by announcing, "I'm not here to roast Bob Saget. I'm here to fuck John Stamos."

And then, she ended with this:



[Update: I notice that this video has been removed as well. For those who didn't get to see it before it disappeared, Cloris says, "Now, get up here, John!" And Stamos goes up to give her a kiss that turns into a rather long and steamy makeout.]

Love it.

By the way, I only recommend watching the whole roast if you're super-keen on seeing a bunch of comics resort to making fat jokes about Jeff Garlin and calling Bob Saget gay. Yeah. Not my idea of a good time, either.

Norm MacDonald's intentionally-subtle-non-roasty roast had me in stitches, though, but I couldn't find a clip that hadn't been removed.

2 comments:

mannequinhands said...

Hey! Look at me commenting on your blog. So, I fell asleep on the couch last night during The Daily Show and awoke in the midst of this Bob Saget roast. I admit that I laughed at some of it, but I had an uncomfortable feeling about the fat and gay jokes as well. I think that Jeff Garlin has sort of made himself the "fat guy" (or "fat fuck", if you will) in this particular comedy circle, so I expected those jokes...but calling Saget gay to get a cheap laugh made me feel weird.

Maybe I'm just new to this and super-sensitive, but this boys' club, locker room homophobia is a little much for me.

I will admit that Cloris Leachman is awesome. Who doesn't secretly want to make out with John Stamos?

Tracey said...

Hooray for mannequinhands! Yeah, the fat jokes make me uncomfortable, because even though it's so common for fat comedians to make fun of themselves, I didn't like it coming from everyone else. And the constant gay jokes were nauseating. I think I've gotten so into the habit of watching stuff that doesn't rely on that kind of humor that it really catches me off guard when I do hear it.