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The Daily Show With John Oliver....

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by YCantAngieRead, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. DeDondeEs

    DeDondeEs Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Man, must be nice.
     
  2. zalusky

    zalusky Active Member TCF Club

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    Given all the research they do especially for the contradictory history. I am sure they appreciate some time off.

    They probably work just as much as the 5 day a week people.
     
  3. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    That would be a break from broadcasting. I'm sure they are still working.
     
  4. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I think they take a few weeks off every summer. It is USUALLY the slowest time for news and ratings, and well, don't a lot of us take our vacations in the summer?

    I have to say, I'm looking forward to JS coming back, but I think I'll miss JO subbing too. I fully expected to bail on the show after awhile until JS comes back, but JO did a great job.

    It fun having current and former cast come in and give JO a "sendoff" last night. Really funny.
     
  5. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    I'd be surprised if part of the time off wasn't put to use in producing field pieces.
     
  6. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    i hope they turn off all the lights and equipment, and go far away for two weeks. they deserve it!
     
  7. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    So you want to force them all to take two weeks of their precious vacation time now and not when they want it?

    Nazi! :D

    I figure since this thread was winding down with JS's return someone needed to keep this thread in line with Godwin's law. :D
     
  8. Ereth

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    So, Piers Morgan called John Oliver out on the $10k reward for the video of him falling off a Segway and was rather pissy about it, saying that if he hadn't received it by the end of the business day he'd make sure Jon Stewart "takes it out of your measly salary". I'm rather surprised Oliver didn't respond to that last night.
     
  9. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    All I want to say to Piers Morgan is "Lighten up Francis!!"
     
  10. eddyj

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

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    When he fell, did they call the whaaaaaaambulance?
     
  11. busyba

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    If you watch the Piers Morgan clip itself, rather than just read the transcript, I think it becomes clear that Piers is being tongue in cheek about it. His appears to be a very dry British wit that doesn't always translate well, especially in written form. That was the vibe that I got, anyway.

    And I also had first read what he had said in an article and thought that he was being a huge dick, but when I then saw the video, I came to view it differently.
     
  12. busyba

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    That isn't to say that there wasn't probably a tinge of ill-will underlying the whole piece, but I don't think he was being serious overall.
     
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    So Piers did produce a video of him falling off the Segway? Where is it? I'm sure given the circumstances, TDS would gladly pay the $10k to Morgan to be able to pay off that joke on the air.
     
  14. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Yes. It had gone up on youtube long before John Oliver talked about it.

    (skip to about 40 seconds in)

     
  15. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Here's Piers' response to John Oliver:

     
  16. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    whew, good thing john oliver works on a comedy show, someone might expect him to pay up! ;) piers morgan can be such an a$$ at times, i miss larry king.
     
  17. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Lame video. How do we even know that was Piers who fell? All we see is someone falling in the distance and we never see that person's face either before or after. Why didn't the person filming then rush up to the person who fell?
     
  18. Ereth

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    I haven't seen the transcript, only the video, and he seems very upset, especially as he goes on to list his injuries and then mention the "measly little salary" Oliver makes. It doesn't seem tongue-in-cheek to me at all. Obviously it's always possible I misread it, of course, but it sure seemed like he was a bit annoyed about the whole thing.
     
  19. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    The subtext is annoyance, certainly, but I don't think he genuinely believes that he is entitled to or expects to be given $10,000.
     
  20. waynomo

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    And other times throughout the year also.
     

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