Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Carrot Flop

KM taped Last Comic Standing during quartet rehearsal tonight, so she can watch it in the morning before school. I sat through it (okay, I fast-forwarded through most of it) because the season premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit was the next thing on the tape. Plus, there are a couple of the LCS comedians who really do make me laugh — Ralphie May from the first season always gives me a chuckle, and I enjoy Alonzo Bodden and Kathleen Madigan from Year Two.

Tonight's special guest stars on LCS were Louie Anderson and Carrot Top. Louie is just sort of dull and innocuous (unless you're alone with him in a hotel room, or so I'm led to understand), but Carrot Top...who are the people who find this guy funny? Were they dropped on their heads as infants? Toilet-trained incorrectly? Unwitting recipients of prefrontal lobotomies?

Perhaps a better question is, what highly placed Hollywood talent scout does Carrot Top have on candid video with two midgets and a goat who keeps finding a place for this clown on TV? Seriously — Carrot Top almost makes Pauly Shore look like Richard Pryor. (Almost.) He's absolutely painful to watch, whether he's doing his ghastly neo-Gallagher prop "comedy" (and I use that latter word accommodatively) or hawking some product in a commercial. Apparently someone, somewhere enjoys him, but I can't imagine who those people are. I'm just grateful that they don't live next door to me.

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