May 09, 2005

Arnold on the Moon

A British newspaper and an American primetime cable news host were both snookered last week by a Howard Stern prank involving Arnold Schwarzenegger supposedly advocating the demolition of the moon.

On the Stern show, an actor impersonating the actor-turned-governor argued that in order to eliminate both tides, and “womens’ menstrual cycles,” California's state government should pass a law mandating the moon's destruction. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, going off a London newspaper story, apparently believed it was really Arnold saying this, and went with it on his show.

An honest if stupid mistake, sure. But if Scarborough were ever to take something said by Conan O’Brien’s “Clutch Cargo” version of Ah-nuld (easily the best character in the decade-long history of that gimmick), that would probably constitute a firing offense.

Meanwhile, Rachel Lucas is presumably now much less of an Arnold fan than she used to be.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 9, 2005 09:14 PM

Love or loathe the man, hands down the Willie Jefferson Clinton - Clutch cargo was the best.

Woooohoooooooo Conan!

Posted by: J. Lichty at May 10, 2005 02:55 PM
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