The Pathetic Promo for CNN's Pathetic 'Parker Spitzer' Program

September 8th, 2010 12:08 AM

Just what you've all been waiting for - the pathetic promo for CNN's pathetic "Parker Spitzer" program premiering October 4 (video follows with commentary):

Our dear friend Ace of Spades comically wrote Tuesday this reminded him of the sexual tension between Sam and Diane on the hit '80s sitcom "Cheers."

Hot Air's Allahpundit noted

This feels exactly like a trailer for a Nora Ephron comedy about two TV journalists bantering their way through life. Even the whimsical jazzy soundtrack is Ephron-esque. Is that what they're going for? The coveted "When Harry Met Sally" demographic? I could be down with that, but if they're going to try it, I want other conceits from the movie too. Like, they could have Kyra Phillips and John King on occasionally in the Carrie Fisher/Bruno Kirby quirky best-friend roles.

Even worse, I see more of a "Sleepless in Seattle" or "You've Got Mail" dynamic. After all, despite oozing with saccharin, "When Harry Met Sally" was a darned good film.

As for the silly giggling noises Parker was making during this promo, I don't want to have what she's having.

Exit question: Do you care what either of these people has to say about anything?