Joy Behar is supposedly a comic. It’s hard to tell, as the only time she’s really funny is unintentionally. Can you really build a career from that? With a voice that makes The Nanny sound as sweet as Ella Fitzgerald, and a manner that makes a frontier mining camp madam seem like Grace Kelly, Behar has turned irritating into an art form. And if you really want to hear her at full-out bray, just bring up Sarah Palin. Here are a couple of notable examples.
“She is SO dumb” “She is not coherent. The woman cannot construct a sentence.”
So this smart, coherent daytime gabber on the day after Thanksgiving, turned to Whoopie Goldberg, her co-host on ABC’s The View, and asked with all seriousness, “Isn’t it a little bit racist to call it “Black Friday?” No, she wasn’t making a joke– except out of herself. Whoopie, had just cracked that it was “Black (motion to her face,) Friday, all day long.” When Behar asked her question, she at first seemed to think Behar was merely making a lame follow up to the joke, then did her best to cover for the embarrassing ignorance.
GOLDBERG: Oh, hello and welcome to ˜The View.’ Today is Black Friday, all day long,” And I’m going to stay black all day because of it. BEHAR: Isn’t it a little racist to call it Black Friday? GOLDBERG: [laughing] Well, I would have called it African American Friday, but that’s taking something away from it. BEHAR: [still serious] But there’s a negative connotation to it? Or does it mean something else? GOLDBERG:[patiently] No, it’s like when you make all the money – you’re “in the black.” BEHAR: So it’s positive? GOLDBERG: Yeah. It’s in the black, so it’s a huge great thing. BEHAR: A lot of times, like blackmail is negative, black sheep. GOLDBERG: Black people. BEHAR: No, not black people. GOLDBERG: But it used to be, it used to be.
I’m not a big fan, but you have to have some professional admiration to the fact that Goldberg was able to keep a straight face and not add anything to Behar’s humiliation as this imbecile dug herself ever deeper. If you can take it, below are the clips that the above Behar quotes came from. My guess is that Sarah Palin knows Black Friday, black coffee, black crayons and blackmail are not racist terms. The View had Tina Fey on to talk about her parody of Sarah Palin. While SNL really didn’t have anyone as attractive as Sarah Palin, they didn’t have that problem, here. Check out who plays Behar on Saturday Night Live, it’s dead on perfect. If you can watch a complete clip of The View, you have either my sympathies or my admiration. I’m not sure which. All I can say is, where is Robert Preston when his country needs him?