Thursday, January 23, 2020

Colbert's monologue goes into overtime with the second day of impeachment arguments, more of Episode 3, Season 4 of 'The Worst Wing'

I told my readers to "Stay tuned to watch more of the train wreck of 'The Worst Wing.'  I know I will be." at the end of Colbert and Kimmel recap the opening of Episode 3, Season 4 of 'The Worst Wing'.  I couldn't resist watching Stephen Colbert's monologue from last night, Rep. Adam Schiff Passionately, Courageously Lays Out The Case Against Donald Trump.  Once again, the title summarizes yesterday's events well.

On the second day of Donald Trump's impeachment trial, lead House manager Rep. Adam Schiff showed remarkable courage and poise in presenting the case against the President.
That was a good joke about "pettifogging," which means “worrying too much about details that are minor or not important” according to Merriam-Webster’s Learning English dictionary as cited by Voice of America.  It's always a good day when I learn something new.

As Stephen himself noted, there was so much to talk about that he had more of the monologue after the break in Trump Brags About Obstructing Congress By Withholding Ukraine Evidence.

Speaking to reporters in Davos, President Trump projected confidence that he won't be convicted in his impeachment trial because the White House has been successful in keeping "all the material" out of Congress's hands.
This clip corrected one of the deficiencies of the monologue from the night before, which didn't include any clips showing or quoting Trump in Switzerland.  It helped that the President actually said something germane to impeachment, which doesn't help his case.  One thing that participants in a legal proceeding shouldn't do is talk about their case outside of court.  That's their lawyer's job.*

Speaking of lawyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert writers riffed off Hakeem Jeffries quoting Notorious B.I.G. with last night's cold open, Notorious B.I.G. Inspires A Rap Battle At Trump's Impeachment Trial.

Not to be outdone by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and the Notorious B.I.G. reference he made during Trump's impeachment trial, the President's lawyers decided to show off their own rap skills.
Ha, ha, ha.

I'll have more about the latest episode of "The Worst Wing" tomorrow.  Stay tuned.

*Another reaction I had to the clip was in reference to Pete Buttigieg saying he'd bring chips and salsa to a barbecue.  If he ever gets asked that again, he should say he'll bring sweet potato pie.  That might actually work.

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