Soul-Crushing Daytime TV Moment No. 1: Larry and Martha's hot date
Today, we launch a new PopWatch feature: Soul-Crushing Moment of the Day. Our inaugural entry comes courtesy of Martha. This morning, the hostess with the most-est mentioned she’d once been on a date with her guest, CNN host Larry King, then embarrassed her guest by emphasizing that she’d thought it was a business meeting. When King failed to take the bait, Stewart snuck in another question a minute or two later.
Martha: ”Did you have a nice time on our date? Do you remember our date?”
Larry: ”Why do you keep bringing that up?”
Martha: ”I thought somebody should talk about it. People don’t think I go on dates.”
Larry: ”Your book had just come out: Entertaining.”
Larry: ”I had been doing local television in Washington, but I had a national radio show…and you were a guest. And there was a little bit of an attraction there. Let’s not deny it. There was something.”
Martha: [Laughs raucously.]
Oh Larry, didn’t you see this was headed for ambush?
Martha: ”I thought it was just a business dinner! I was naïve! Wanna fold a T-shirt while we have a station break?”
Where will Friday’s Soul-Crushing Moment come from? Who can say? But with Tyra, Today, and Tony Danza all in the mix, we can hardly wait to wake up tomorrow.