I'm in the middle of watching U.S. Open (Venus vs. Jankovic), and just watched one of the worst interviews I've ever seen. Correspondent Michael Barkan was sent to talk to Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, who are in the crowd (Larry David was also at the Yankee game last night, along with Jeff Garlin. Who knew he was such a sports nut?). The ensuing exchange contained the following:
- Barkan asking them what they've been laughing at, and when Jerry said "we've been making jokes," Barkan asked Jerry if he'll be using any of them in his act.
- After an awkward discussion about the Seinfeld episode when Kramer became a Ballman, Barkan asked Larry if he'd even been a Ballman, since he's Kramer.
- Barkan then asking if Larry was at least the one who wrote that plotline into the episode.
- Barkan asking Jerry what he's doing, and when Jerry said he has Bee Movie coming out, Barkan said "Really? A b-movie?"
Not to mention the fact that the entire interview was conducted during exciting play, in which Venus broke to get back on serve.
Do you research next time.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007