I stayed up all night for this show. So it better be good. Prayers for whoever is the guest. I am quivering with Antici……PATION.
OMG. Kelly doesn’t even let him pull out her chair. The hold hands and fake smile all the way out and then she walks away from Michael and stands off to the side facing the audience. THIS IS GOING TO BE SO GOOD! She stands there and let’s the audience applaud her until they simply have no claps left to give. ABC is already wondering why they don’t have a hook like the Apollo does. Kelly is going to give a soliloquy!
Kelly makes this odd response to the audience saying, “Our long national nightmare is over. Please, please be seated. Really? They were barely clapping anymore, Kelly. You look ridiculous. She says she is worried that there are trained snipers with tranquilizer darts in case she drifts (finger quotes) too far off message (end finger quotes). She is not herself. It’s like another woman speaking a script that she does not believe. She says that ABC has assured her that Live! With God knows who is a priority. Jesus. Banjo is sick again NOW? And she says “apologies have been made.” This ain’t fake Kelly Ripa, this is a weird Kelly Ripa who is being herself for perhaps the first time on the show. Kelly says she is thrilled for Micheal and EVERYTHING THEY ACCOMPLISHED TOGETHER.
She seems very weird. And now she says they are going to start the show. So they sit down and Michael professes his undying love for Kelly and the show as she nods like someone about to murder him. They HATE each other.
Kelly talks about her planned 20th wedding anniversary trip with no kids. She will not even look at him. This is so awkward.
DEAR GOD THEY HATE EACH OTHER.
This is everything. It’s like if the War of the Roses couple had to sit down and pretend like they were besties. This is AWESOME.
Kelly talks about Prince dying. OMG. That was a rough week for her.:(
Kelly looks off to the right side of the audience the whole time. This is awful.
Michael once again says how happy he that Kelly is back and she says, “I have no place else to be!” She will NOT look at him!
Bellamy Young is there. LOVE her! But bless her heart. She is the buffer. As a payment she gets two VIP Bruce Springsteen tickets.
Should we make anything of the fact Kelly is wearing a jumpsuit? Cohen keeps saying he is too busy for this show but he would give his eye teeth for the job. He keeps suggesting Cooper, but I think he is above this crap despite trying to have his own talk show. I’d love to see Neil Patrick Harris, but he can’t commit that much time either. But it will be fun to see these three rotate in and out. Oprah’s BFF, Gayle wants Andy Cohen. #WomenSupportingMysogynists
I am so tired can’t spell misogyny.
Kelly’s weird grin of perpetual happiness is RUINED FOR ME NOW MICHAEL STRAHAN!
I’m still watching hoping Kelly will go rogue and say, FUCK YOU ALL I AM RICH AND I QUIT!
It’s really the only reason to keep watching.
She is doing a really shitty hosting job. It’s almost like she wants to be fired.
Someone sings. Bless her heart.
This is NOT going to work. Strahan will have to leave. There is no way this can go forward.
And with that, I bid you all good night.