OK, it was kind of funny, but . . .
Of all the networks Tom Hanks might have mocked during a little stunt on Morning Joe today, he just happened to settle on Fox. For good measure, he worked Tea Partiers and Ann Coulter into his mix. [H/t reader Ray R.]
Morning Joe had just aired a clip of an actual fistfight that broke out live-on-camera between two TV producers at an Italian TV station. Cut to Hanks in the Morning Joe control room, pretending to produce . . .
TOM HANKS: If we can go back to the Italian Fox network [NB: it wasn't], I want to show that again, cause I like the translation.
[Pretending to interpret host]: The problem with the Tea Party members is that right now they're not going to get along. What we have to do is that we all have to be able to . . .
[Pretending to interpret fighting producer]: I kill you right now! I don't believe you put that on the internet like that! I'm going to kill you! That's not the right story. You can't do that to Ann Coulter! She's a pretty woman!
JOE SCARBOROUGH: He's hired, he's hired!