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'Attack of the Show' Gets Supremely Awkward (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jul 8th 2010 3:30PM
Eesh. It doesn't get much more awkward than this.

'Attack of the Show' (Weekdays, 7PM ET on G4) host Kevin Pereira tosses to Alison Haislip for a news break by announcing that it's time for news to be "shoved" into viewers.

"Whoa! That sounds kind of rapey," Haislip responds. Then, she goes on to make several rape-related puns, all of which are awkward and not even remotely funny. Hey, guys, word of advice: Stick to reporting on tech.

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that was pretty funny. I don't know Donald I think you might need to lighten up a little

July 11 2010 at 2:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Get over it. That was actually funny (which is different than 'they are funny'), and I would tune in based on that clip alone. If that were all I'd seen of that show, anyway.

You might think they need to grow up, but really, it's anyone that takes offense to this that needs to mature.

No, an actual rape isn't funny. But "rape" is just a word, associated with an abstract concept that can be used as metaphor (as seen in this clip). Stop letting your poor control of your own mind hold your sense of humor hostage.

Or I'll rape you.

July 11 2010 at 2:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Nate's comment

Nate, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt there on sensitivity, but that is inaccurate. Rape is more than just a word. It actually has the power to send many women (and men) back to reliving the worst moment of their lives. This is why it's inappropriate and far from funny.

Stick to saying "or i'll kill you", or something. Anyone hearing you has obviously never been killed before, so the potential for reliving horror isn't really there. It is an abstract experience nobody we can communicate with has had. But when something atrocious actually has happened to a person, your "kidding" about it causes them pain. The word has a much heavier meaning to them than your little joke, which do you think is going to register?

July 13 2010 at 5:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I laughed

July 09 2010 at 1:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Monty Montgomery

Hey, I bet the audience was in "overly forced" hysterics over it as usual. Not only is that guy the biggest douche on TV, he thinks he so edgy and witting all the time.

July 08 2010 at 6:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Monty Montgomery's comment

*What* studio audience? It's just the production crew forced to laugh loudly since the show can't even afford to license a laugh trax.

July 09 2010 at 1:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Really? No more awkward than the usual AOTS stuff.

I'm reminded of Kevin Pereira juggling Olivia Munn's breasts, for example.

July 08 2010 at 4:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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