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Two Dicks Are Not Better Than One.

6a00d83451d69069e2010536a9f5ab970c-500wi So here we are again. Another year gone by and I still have that empty feeling. Staying up on New Years Eve used to be fun. There was no question about it. Dick and the giant ball were the main attractions and it was pure, television gold. Now we have two Dicks sharing the same ball and it's hard for me to get up for the action. Here's what I propose...

Don't get me wrong. I still love Dick. I can watch Dick all night long. But I have a problem with the lack of chemistry between Mr. Clark and his eventual successor, Ryan Seacrest. Contrary to popular belief, I don't think that Mr. Seacrest knows how to handle Dick and it's become impossible to watch. You see, the two of them are very similar, disregarding Mr. Clark's physical effects from the stroke. They are both leading men. In this instance, it's like having two Dicks at once. We all know this can't be good. I believe that if Mr. Clark can't fly solo and he is not willing to hand the reigns over completely to Mr. Seacrest, then a drastic change needs to be made.

I suggest any one of the following pairs to take their place on the New Years Eve broadcast. It is also possible to rotate a new team in, each year, with a little Dick popping up every now and then to say hello.

1. Jack Black and Kyle Gass

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These two have more than just chemistry. They are friends. They know each other well enough to finish each other's sentences. They bring a shit load to the table and are versatile entertainers. They are funny, they can sing and they know quite a bit about music. Jack Black plays the leading role, while Kyle Gass fits in quite nicely as his straight man. These two would raise the bar quite a bit.

2. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito

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This choice makes sense on a whole lot of levels. An obvious crowd pleaser, Devito and The Governor would take the nation by its collective throats and shake the laughs out of us. Reprising their familiar roles as Twins in the memorable 1988 film of the same name, the two brothers would provide a much needed light at the end of 2010's inevitable tunnel of darkness. Also with the end of the Governor's term approaching, this would be the perfect re-entry into the Hollywood spotlight. Devito ain't too hard to look at either. Meow!

3. Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale

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While not the most charismatic political duo of our time, Carter and Mondale had poise and class. Carter is still extremely active and engages in quite a bit of philanthropy. It is a little known fact but it has been said that while serving in office, the two used to do a bit of summer stock, as well as improvisational comedy. People that were close to the pair, often compared their comedic timing to those of a young Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. I say we inaugurate the tandem on New Years Eve 2010.

4. Bob Denver and The Skipper

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This pair obviously doesn't need much explaining. These two are the classic example of perfect on air chemistry. If Mr. Clark and Mr. Seacrest decide to stay another year, they should still be forced to take note of the incredible dynamic that takes place when these two get together; Even if one or both of them are dead. I'm sorry, I can't remember.

5. C3PO and R2D2

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At first this seems like an unconventional choice but think about it. One is a talking Robot that won't shut the hell up and you can't understand anything the other one is saying. Very similar to what we have in place at the moment but again, chemistry is the key here. In addition, these two would require much less makeup and could be programmed far in advance.

Here are some additional teams of two that might provide a possible upgrade.

6. Tango and Cash

7. Fozzie Bear and Kermit the Frog

8. Laverne and Shirley

9. Howard Stern and Robin Quivers

10. Phineas and Ferb

Dick and Seacrest OUT! For good this time, please...

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Jason never thought he'd have daughters and now he will always be Out-Numbered.






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Comments

Brian Smith

The whole New Years Eve Show was cringeworthy.
The parade of Nivea Hats bobbing up and down to a tired beaten down looking J-Lo.
Ryan I'm convinced is a Replicant.
I was waiting for Mr Ford to burst out from the wet Nivea crowd and gun him down

JaysDad

I think Kermit & Ms. Piggy would be the ultimate team to ring in the New Year. Adults and Kids of all ages would love it.

Amanda

HA! Phineas & Ferb...

elfini (Dawn B)

"MO-OM! Phineas & Ferb are ringing in the new year!"

TwoBusy

The problem with a Tango & Cash New Year is that nothing else you do the entire year could possibly top that experience.

BaltimoreGal

My father hates Regis Philbin with a passion. Remember when he was doing those Wheat Thins commercials? Dad would fumble for the remote, desperately trying to change the channel. He says Reege's name with his teeth clenched. He seriously can't stand that man.

Ryan Seacrest is my Regis Philbin.

James

Phineas and Ferb for sure.

Gilz

The Two Ronnies

jdemott

"One is a talking Robot that won't shut the hell up and you can't understand anything the other one is saying. Very similar to what we have in place at the moment..."

Still laughing. Excellent.




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