Thursday, January 27, 2011
A Dubious Accolade
During TNT's pregame show for tonight's New York Knicks-Miami Heat match up, comedian Tracy Morgan was asked by Charles Barkley to compare Tina Fey and Sarah Palin. With characteristic irreverence that most likely drove network executives apoplectic, Morgan proclaimed the erstwhile Republican vice presidential candidate "great masturbation material." Needless to say, after that utterance, Mr. Morgan was apparently hustled off the set, another example of the uncertainty and unpredictability of unscripted, spontaneous live TV.