November 3, 2008, - 12:01 pm

Live From New York, It’s the Hags of “The View”

By Debbie Schlussel
While the only funny thing here is Ben Affleck’s surprisingly excellent Alec Baldwin impersonation, it shows just how painful this horrid ABC show–on which far too many American women rely for political advice–is. It also shows just what an airhead and ineffective “conservative” spokesperson the eternal ditz, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, is. Like I said, it’s mostly not funny and way too long, as with most SNL material, but it captures these annoying, shrieking, masculine women quite well.
Whose idea was it to call them “The Ladies” of “The View”, anyway? More like Biddies. Nothin’ ladylike about ’em.

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The “Whoopi” in this skit is far better looking than the real life Whoopi, otherwise it’s spot on.

spiffo on November 3, 2008 at 12:47 pm

I like Hasselbeck, even though she’s no brain surgeon. She is a class act surrounded by hags, bigots and an elderly yenta. I think MSNBC’s use of Pat Buchanan as token Conservative is much more egregious, he being a Nazi sypathizer and general persona non grata.

Anonymous1 on November 3, 2008 at 1:26 pm

I guess WG is dressed as Holloween witch.

c f on November 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm

This was a hillarious skit. Just a little better than the Olbermann skit. Also “Whoopi” looked like a fat Jack O’Lantern with the orange and black and those hideous crocs. Awesome. Perfect portrayal of Joy Behar with that five o’clock shadow. Hassleback as the ditz she is was dead on. Only thing they missed was the sea hag monster Babs Walters. Best show they had all year.

californiascreaming on November 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm

I signed up with ACORN 50 times. I’m gonna get a lot of free coffee from Starbucks!!!

Norman Blitzer on November 3, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Hey Debbie, why don’t you lay off Elisabeth Hasslebeck? Ok, so she’s not William F. Buckley, but she deserves admiration for holding her own and getting a word in edgewise despite being outnumbered sometimes 4 to 1. I wish conservatives wbe more supportive of each other. She is out there every day doing something I couldn’t. The fact that she hasn’t pulled her hair out is amazing.
[D: WHEN SHE ACTUALLY DOES 1) HOLD HER OWN, AND 2) ESPOUSE A CONSERVATIVE BELIEF, I WILL LAY OFF OF HER. AS IN, WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER OR SHE LEAVES THE SHOW. SHE IS NOT A CONSERVATIVE–GET THAT STRAIGHT. SHE SUPPORTS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, TITLE IX, AL SHARPTON, THE FIRING OF DON IMUS, HATES AND ATTACKS RUSH LIMBAUGH AND ANN COULTER, THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT WHEN BABA WAWA WENT TO SYRIA TO HANG WITH AND LEGITIMIZE HER TERRORIST FRIENDS THE BARBARIC ASSADS, ETC. THE WOMAN IS IGNORANT AND BRAIN-DEAD. OH, AND SHE CRIES MORE TIMES THAN HER OWN BABY.
THE GIRL IS WHAT I CALL THE CONGENITAL GOP–NOT A CLUE WHY SHE’S A REPUBLICAN, BUT FEELS IT’S IN HER DNA TO BLAB ON ABOUT IT. OH, AND TRUST ME–WORKING THREE HOURS A DAY, FOUR DAYS A WEEK, FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS, WHILE SOMEONE ELSE DOES RESEARCH FOR YOU AND WRITES YOUR LINES FOR A TELEPROMPTER, AND WHILE SOMEONE ELSE DOES YOUR MAKEUP AND CLOTHES–YOU COULD INDEED DO IT EVERY DAY. THE THING IS SHE WOULDN’T MAKE IT DOING YOUR JOB EVERY DAY, LET ALONE FOR A FEW HOURS ON ONE DAY. THAT HAIR ACTUALLY GROWS OUT OF THAT EMPTY HEAD OF HERS IS AMAZING. DS]

daveb on November 3, 2008 at 11:10 pm

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