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Martha sits in with the gals on Whatever, Martha

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 2nd 2009 10:30AM
whatever_martha_fine_livingWhen Whatever, Martha! was first conceived and I wrote about it, I was doubtful that the show would succeed in really ripping Martha. I thought they're comparing the comedy to Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the press release was setting the bar too high and they would fall on their faces. Well, guess what? They were right and I was wrong. Whatever, Martha! works and it is very funny.

Things should get really interesting on the show when the butt of the jokes -- Martha herself -- appears on Whatever, Martha! tonight, Wednesday, December 2. On Fine Living.

Martha will be on with the stars, Jennifer Koppelman Hutt and Alexis Stewart, to dish about classic clips from Martha Stewart Living.

Will Martha be able to laugh at herself? Will Jennifer and Alex be comfortable mocking Martha Stewart's hair and clothes and attitude in the old clips? I don't know, but I'm going to DVR this one and watch it.

At least they'll have some good targets aside from Martha to blast. The vintage episode they'll be watching is one in which Bryant Gumbel takes part. There's also ironing and a turkey. Hmm... if Topo Gigio were included it might seem like an Ed Sullivan Show.

Having watched Whatever, Martha! on and off for the past year, I have to give credit to Martha for being a good sport about this show. She actually executive produces the program. It's proof that she does have a sense of humor, because Jennifer and Alexis do not hold back. They give it to Martha.

But Martha gets the last laugh; all those old episodes of Martha Stewart Living are being repurposed in a savvy way.

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If there is anyone in the world who isn't afraid to make fun of you, it is your kids. I listen to Alexis and Jennifer on Sirius and they don't hold back there either. I'm not a huge Martha fan, but I know she can take a joke. Especially if it is funny and she gets a piece of the action. She's been to prison for goodness sake!

December 02 2009 at 11:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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