Just so the television viewing public is clear, my recent comments over the last two weeks of Good Morning about the following are not personal:
Tom Cruise’s daughter being called Cruisette;
the unattractiveness of the current Princess of Wales;
Sen. John Kerry’s kisses with his wife looking weird.
Tom, since I promoted Mission: Impossible III on air, your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to please send me a cheque.
It’s OK: some parts of the show are advertorial. And clearly marked as such. No responsible programme should do anything but distinguish advertising and content, even if there are signs that we are headed more the opposite way. Product placement ahead of storylines and integrity.
Mr President, I was only guessing about your sex life, though given what I said, you might want to send a cheque, too.
Please keep the cheque if you really want to punish me for calling the twins ‘hot’. But, Mr President, you know what it is like with live television. All sorts of stuff come out.
For when I do live TV, there’s more reality than on reality TV. What people see is my real sense of humour. No spin, no watered-down stuff. An opportunity to restore New Zealand television to a level of wit that has been missing since Fred Dagg. Even if modern television is moving against this. But if TV keeps moving that way, no one can tell the difference between the programme and the ads—and then they will stop watching.
No, we need great content. I practise every week some clever lines to say to make the meaning come true.
Thus, I think Barry, Paul and I (and the host Brendon) need our own show. Barry is Hannibal, Paul is Face, I am Murdoch and Brendon can be B. A.
Chelsea, can you ask your Dad about our using the phrase The ‘A’ Team?
We’ll be the best thing on telly here since, well, before Survivor dumbed it all down. Posted by Jack Yan, 08:11
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