Comedienne Joy Behar ended her final HLN show Thursday evening with a takeoff on the marvelous last episode of the hit series Newhart.
"I had a terrible dream," said a startled Behar in bed after turning on the light (video follows with transcript and commentary):
"I dreamt I had my own TV show and I kept repeating the same stories over and over again," she continued. "Day after day, night after night, it wouldn't end."
The body next to her - played by MSNBC's Joe Scarborough - replied, "Baby, baby. It wasn't a dream. It's cable news. Now go back to bed. I got to get up in a couple hours."
Feeling comforted, Behar said, "Oh, okay. Pleasant dreams, dear," and turned off the light.
Seconds later, Behar scolded, "Joe, not tonight. I have a headache."
Scarborough replied disgustedly, "Damn!"
Now I ask you: even as part of such a humorous spoof, what self-respecting conservative would want to play that role, even if it helps his ratings?
Funny stuff, though.