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"Palin' around while the camera's on?"
July 6, 2009 - Jim Anderson
It seems inevitable that Sarah Palin will find her way into television, once the dust settles from her surprising resignation as Alaska’s governor.
But what to call the show?
And what kind of programming?
Palin could join forces with Oprah in a blockbuster merger to deliver: “Saroprah.” Trouble, is, Ms. Winfrey would likely hedge at being second fiddle.
So, how about “Soaprah.” No? “Oprahrah?”
Maybe a travelogue would be more in Palin’s style. The Travel Channel could simply call it, “I can see Russia.”
Of course, if Palin has presidential aspirations, she must be connected to a show with serious political overtones. There’s a nice ring to “Igloos and Answers.”
Obviously, Fox News Channel will be a contender. “The Palin Factor?” Oooh, that would raise the hair on somebody’s neck.
PBS may be short on cash, but it could offer a venue for Palin to display an artsier side with “Watch your Bach, Barack.”
Maybe MSNBC would be willing to offer the 4 a.m. slot ahead of “Morning Joe.” To succeed at that time of the day a show must have edgy title. Something like, “I don’t care what #*^*# time it is, I can still see Russia.”
Late night is another option. But she would need a trusted sidekick and, again, an edgy title. I’m thinking, “I’m taking care of five kids, holding down a full-time job and generally keeping our heads above water but, anyway, how was your day, Todd?”
No matter what kind of show Palin chooses, there’s Tina Fey to consider. The sinister Fey will no doubt copy her way into fame and riches — all at Palin’s expense. Better to bring Fey into the fold for, “Sister, sister, I can’t quit her.”
Listen. Sarah Palin may have given Alaska the chilly shoulder, but she has earned the right to simply host, “The Sarah Palin Show.”
The theme song? “How do you like me now."
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