The next two weeks of Michael Strahan’s final days on Kelly & Michael are definitely, must see TV. Kelly has dropped all pretense of liking Michael. For some reason today’s show has a lot of sites and TV shows talking about the situation.
First of all you should know that Friday shows are not live. Generally the Friday shows are taped on Thursday at some point after the Thursday show is recorded live. One thing Kelly gets paid the big bucks for is to tell us what day it is. She generally makes a big production about it being Friday. Perhaps today she was a bit more grateful than usual as she repeated the fact that we have all made it to Friday way more than usual. It was all very “Thank God this week of hell is finally over!”
For me the biggest snark from Kelly today was when she was telling a story about bird photographers in Central Park and how they have a bucket for tips and when you make a donation they will let you look through their lens at the bird. After the story she said something to the effect of “I’m not a big fan of sharing my lens.” To me that was very telling and I immediately wondered if she was saying she does not want another co-host. When you think about it, she doesn’t need one and why should she have to train a new one?
But what everyone else is talking about today, I didn’t see as that big of a deal. Michael has been divorced twice, once in 1996 and again in 2006. He has talked about his divorces a few times with Barbara Walters and in Ebony magazine. He was also engaged to Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife Nicole for a while but they broke up. None of this is secret information.
So when Kelly begins a topic about “nesting” where divorced couples leave their kids in the family home and then rotate in and out as parents but telling Michael she wants his opinion on this because, “he’s been divorced.” I didn’t see that as any major shade.
Here is that clip.
So what do you think? Was that a dig?
I spent most of the episode trying to figure out how Kelly could look so teeny tiny in a busy print dress. If the camera adds ten pounds, she must be 43 pounds in total.
Have you been watching this all play out this week? It’s chock full of deliciously awkward moments.