Top 5 Clips of the Week: O'Reilly Leaves Letterman Hanging, Betty White for Prez & More (VIDEO)
by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 16th 2011 10:45AM
This week, several of our favorite TV clips were infused with political undertones. Betty White prepared to run for the presidency on the double entendre ticket, while Bill O'Reilly wouldn't high five Letterman after admitting he was wrong about the Iraq War. Hank Williams Jr. went on 'The View' to try to explain himself after getting sacked from 'Monday Night Football,' but all that came out was jibberish.
LL Cool J dropped some knowledge in a BET Awards acceptance speech, in what proved to be the high-point of the week for Blackberry. And thankfully, Simon Cowell dumbed it all down by marveling at Wendy Williams' boobs.
Check out the clips after the jump and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll.
In these polarized times, here's an idea everybody can "get behind" -- Betty White for President. America's raunchiest senior citizen talked to Craig Ferguson about her candidacy and unveiled her "White Power" campaign slogan in a bit that was filled with her trademarked, charming innuendo.
Hank Williams Jr. went on 'The View' to try and explain himself, after a week that saw him compare Obama to Hitler and then promptly get booted off the 'Monday Night Football' intro. It was a highly entertaining appearance, mostly because Hank Jr. isn't very good at making sense. The women on the panel basically sat back and watched him talk himself in circles.
Simon Cowell is such a cad. He went on 'The Wendy Williams Show,' and found himself transfixed by Wendy's boobs. We expect him to be a bit more of a gentleman when he tutors the female contestants 'X Factor' contestants next week.
Bill O'Reilly stopped by 'The Late Show,' where he and Letterman got into a political discussion about taxes and the Iraq War. After O'Reilly admitted that he was wrong in supporting the war, Letterman stood up out of his chair and offered the Fox News host a high five. Awkwardness ensued, as Bill-O didn't want to give Dave his props. He eventually relented ... begrudgingly in a highly enjoyable TV moment.
Finally, LL Cool J was awarded the 'I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award' at the BET Hip-Hop Honors. He read a thought-provoking, politically-charged rap that moved many in attendance. Personally, I've always found political spoken-word poetry more powerful when read off a Blackberry.
|Betty White launches her Presidential campaign||38 (45.2%)|
|Hank Williams Jr. tries to explain himself on 'The View'||1 (1.2%)|
|Simon Cowell marvels at Wendy Williams' boobs||4 (4.8%)|
|Bill O'Reilly refuses to high five Letterman||25 (29.8%)|
|LL Cool J gives powerful, political acceptance speech||16 (19.0%)|