I feel a little guilty about my Carson Daly video, because as the comments on it have pointed out, it is “funny!” but also, “MEAN”.
So I wikied Carson, only to find out – he is a CANCER CRUSADER! Carson lost his dad to cancer and his mom is a breast cancer survivor and together they are CANCER ACTIVISTS! I’m a HUGE asshole!
But wait! Before I give in to my guilt, let me remind myself and explain to all of you why Carson deserves to be belittled. Amazing cancer activism aside (THANK YOU CARSON), my insomnia has led me to watch his talk show while in my bedroom in Boston where I do not have cable, and let me say this: Last Call with Carson Daly is HORRIFIC. Not only does he deliver his monologue like a doctor relaying horrible news to a patient’s family, he did a bit called “Shout Outs”, where he shouted out, among other completely boring and irrelevant things, HIS TIVO.
Yes, in a joke that probably aired on a billion other talk shows and was performed in a billion other stand up routines in mother-effing 2002, Carson Daly shouted out his TiVo for suggesting a Matt Damon movie after he recorded a different film starring Will Hunting.
TiVo jokes are not funny anymore. They are not pop-culturally relevant. They are dated and dumb and it was NOT FUNNY. NOT FUNNY CARSON! And why are you SO SKINNY? Why did you leave TRL?!?! WHY CARSON!?!
I sat there at 2 AM in my bed steaming. And then, to make it worse, he shouted out Pink Is The New Blog in an awkward attempt to get his show some gossip blog cred and screen time. Here’s a clip of it that I found on YouTube:
So….that should explain things.