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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:46 PM
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39. Franken's shows a couple of weeks ago w/o Lanfer were better
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 05:47 PM by CreekDog
I was on the road while she was at a conference and Al was doing the show alone. I thought HE was better alone and that he could do a show on his own.

As for callers, well, we don't need to waste Franken's gifts answering callers. He'll still do that, but the guy can talk.

To make his shows better, I'd like more segments where he does fake interviews, impersonations, plain-old debunking and so forth. That's where he really shines.

The bit where he played an 80-year old schoolmarm-teacher at the Astrodome was hilarious.

"You know Al, that when one student misbehaves the other 22,999 suffer."
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  -Lanpher leaving Franken show Fighting Irish  Sep-30-05 05:45 AM   #0 
  - Franken will be in Maine this weekend  MaineDem   Sep-30-05 05:54 AM   #1 
  - Too bad. She and Franken work well together.....  PaulHo   Sep-30-05 05:54 AM   #2 
  - Indeed. Al Needs A Female Foil  Binka   Sep-30-05 06:07 AM   #3 
  - Good riddance...  MarkTwain   Sep-30-05 06:11 AM   #4 
  - I feel the same way...  Jeff In Milwaukee   Sep-30-05 06:33 AM   #5 
  - I Never Got to Hear Franken  Crisco   Sep-30-05 06:57 AM   #9 
  - Franken's radio style drives me nuts!  klook   Sep-30-05 02:26 PM   #28 
  - Agree, I like the guy but he's a better writer than talk show host. IMO,  splat@14   Sep-30-05 07:59 PM   #47 
  - I agree with you.  phylny   Sep-30-05 05:59 PM   #41 
     - Al Franken's most redeeming quality...  Jeff In Milwaukee   Sep-30-05 08:17 PM   #48 
  - To me she outshines him completely  JoFerret   Sep-30-05 03:56 PM   #37 
  - She always acted as if his act was beneath her/as if she was "stooping" to  confludemocrat   Oct-01-05 12:25 AM   #52 
  - bummer, I liked Katherine a lot n/t  AZDemDist6   Sep-30-05 06:45 AM   #6 
  - Bold Prediction: His show will suck.  bunkerbuster1   Sep-30-05 06:49 AM   #7 
  - Is Tom Davis busy? eom  Search Party   Sep-30-05 06:52 AM   #8 
  - That would be a cool reunion.  Starbucks Anarchist   Sep-30-05 06:59 AM   #10 
     - Hope you're not talking of the Tom Davis who is anti-whistleblower!  calipendence   Sep-30-05 01:53 PM   #23 
        - No, the Tom Davis who was Franken's comedy partner on SNL.  Starbucks Anarchist   Sep-30-05 07:43 PM   #45 
  - They should get Joe Conason to do the show with Al.  bunny planet   Sep-30-05 07:33 AM   #11 
  - No, Al should get a woman  CTyankee   Sep-30-05 07:45 AM   #13 
  - Joe Conason might do well with a show of his own  DesertedRose   Sep-30-05 02:28 PM   #29 
  - Who is taking her spot?  Pirate Smile   Sep-30-05 07:37 AM   #12 
  - How about someone like Nancy Skinner...  calipendence   Sep-30-05 01:51 PM   #22 
     - Al couldn't handle Nancy.  Gidney N Cloyd   Sep-30-05 03:32 PM   #35 
        - Looking through KGO's current lineup... Edie Sellers?...  calipendence   Sep-30-05 09:06 PM   #49 
  - Time for Revamp  earthside   Sep-30-05 07:59 AM   #14 
  - She always kept the show in check.  mccoyn   Sep-30-05 07:59 AM   #15 
  - Bye Bye Katherine  maseman   Sep-30-05 08:04 AM   #16 
  - Damn  WoodrowFan   Sep-30-05 08:17 AM   #17 
  - Al's comments on Lanpher leaving  Mika   Sep-30-05 08:47 AM   #18 
  - LOL  MattNC   Sep-30-05 01:44 PM   #21 
  - That's what I'm talking about!  klook   Sep-30-05 02:36 PM   #31 
  - They made a great team. I'll miss her. She kept the show on target.  candice   Oct-01-05 12:56 AM   #53 
  - Sexist, I know, but...  coolhandlulu   Sep-30-05 09:53 AM   #19 
  - DING DING DING! Coolhandlulu, you're our grand prize winner!  rocknation   Sep-30-05 03:35 PM   #36 
  - Not going to miss that laugh!  azndndude   Sep-30-05 01:41 PM   #20 
  - The Only Thing That Really Bugged Me Was Her "Comedic" Gifts  K8-EEE   Sep-30-05 01:56 PM   #24 
  - Oh, I loved that laugh.  bunkerbuster1   Sep-30-05 02:14 PM   #26 
  - Sometimes She Drowns Out Guests  otohara   Sep-30-05 02:37 PM   #32 
  - She's excellent  brentspeak   Sep-30-05 02:05 PM   #25 
  - That's too bad  SiouxJ   Sep-30-05 02:24 PM   #27 
  - Who Will Help Franken To Pick Up The Pace?  arwalden   Sep-30-05 02:36 PM   #30 
  - Someone to the Left of AL..... Rachel Maddow?  Chicago Democrat   Sep-30-05 07:48 PM   #46 
  - He's done the show solo at times  Will Robinson   Sep-30-05 03:15 PM   #33 
  - Considering he's going to be running for office next year...  americanstranger   Sep-30-05 03:22 PM   #34 
  - There's a reason  Sgent   Sep-30-05 03:56 PM   #38 
  - Franken's shows a couple of weeks ago w/o Lanfer were better  CreekDog   Sep-30-05 05:46 PM   #39 
  - I hate those segments.  phylny   Sep-30-05 06:01 PM   #42 
  - Ed Schultz's show is similar in style and format  CatholicEdHead   Sep-30-05 06:13 PM   #43 
     - I happen to like Ed. And I adore Al with or without Katherine  Donailin   Sep-30-05 10:34 PM   #51 
  - Her phony, hollow laugh  latebloomer   Sep-30-05 05:47 PM   #40 
  - Not good news. I really like her and them together.  Humor_In_Cuneiform   Sep-30-05 06:18 PM   #44 
  - Hated her laugh at first...  DemCam   Sep-30-05 10:12 PM   #50 

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