(above is reblogged via hortenseg)
Bitch pleeeeeeeeze is right. First of all, look who’s calling Michaela Watkins glamorous like it’s an insult. This guy.
You know what else is glamorous to Tom Shales? The salad bar at Pizza Hut. New flip-flops. The crisp plastic at the end of a waistline string on a new pair of sweatpants. Gravy in a pretty gravy boat instead of right out of the can.
Michaela Watkins is a seasoned pro, which is a nice way of saying she’s talented and not 21. I think it’s a shame that she’s gone, if only because it shows girls that their experience and the talent honed only with time is not an asset in the performing arts.
Jack pointed out to me that the state of pop culture now is such that having a young SNL cast is a good idea, because the stuff you’re lampooning all stars teen actors anyway. In other words, it’s helpful to have Abby Elliot on hand instead of Nora Dunn to play Serena in a Gossip Girl sketch. But does this mean that The View is going to be an all-drag revue now that Hasselbeck is gone and Michaela isn’t there to play Barbara?
Tom Shales is marinating in his own version of the sexism that prioritizes funny women’s looks over their chops. Oh, pork chops are also things Tom Shales thinks are glamorous.
Sep 8, 09