Paula Deen appeared on The Today Show this morning to prove she is no racist. Instead, she cried about losing her brand and ended the interview with saying “I is what I is and I’m not changing” so there’s that amazing gem. Someone, somewhere, grab Kristen Wiig, put her in her Paula Deen wig and recreate this gift of an interview.
TV interviews have become boring. No one asks the questions they need to ask anymore. Except, maybe, Jon Stewart, but even then. After the whole Anne Curry scandal, we all became anti-Lauer. Is he still a money hungry prick? Probably. But that’s not the point here: the point is that I can go back in time and note several different amazing, news making Matt Lauer interviews. The Tom Cruise one is the first one that comes to your head right? Of course it is. Because that right there is textbook great TV. You can’t find that kind of TV anywhere else anymore.
So, thank you, Matt Lauer, for always giving us good TV.