Top 5 Clips of the Week: Oprah & Rosie Drink Tequila, Roker Gaffes Guthrie's Name & More (VIDEO)
by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 22nd 2011 1:30PM
Ever have one of those weeks where things just don't make sense? Just when the relentlessly boozy 'Jersey Shore' season was about to end, Oprah and Rosie O'Donnell started taking tequila shots. Al Roker botched one of his 'Today' colleague's names and Craig Ferguson made fun of his boss' sex scandal. And yesterday's tabloid homewreckers became today's reality show contestants.
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Oprah's OWN network has been struggling in the ratings, so what better way to wash down the bitter taste of disappointment than with shots of tequila. Oprah showed her new talkshow host Rosie O'Donnell how to throw back the devil's liquor. We want to go drinking with Oprah too.
The gaffetastic Al Roker struck again this week, when he accepted a toss from his 'Today' colleague Savannah Guthrie ... and called her Samantha. Guthrie was downright giddy after Roker botched her name, as it's been a running inside joke between them that she knew would find its way in front of the cameras soon enough. Ever the gentleman, Roker atoned for his miscue by calling her Susquehanna.
The long, drunken 'Jersey Shore' semester abroad in Italy mercifully came to end this week. After a season in which the Situation knocked himself out by head-butting a wall and Snooki crashed into a policecar, the gang got back together for a reunion, and the two were still at each other throats. They traded verbal barbs as Mike continued to insist that they hooked up in LA, and Snooki continued to insist that nobody in the house likes Mike. They're probably both right.
Craig Ferguson's Comedy Central stand-up special aired this week, and he spent some time talking about his CBS colleague Dave Letterman's sex scandal. In a hilarious bit, Ferguson reflected on the tight-rope he had to walk when "the job is to make fun of the people with the sex scandals," and the person caught in the sex scandal is your boss. "It was like trying to do a Rubix cube in a burning building!" he lamented.
You may remember Hailey Glassman as the other woman in the Jon Gosselin-Kate Gosselin tabloid divorce extravaganza. Her fellow contestants on 'Sweet Home Alabama' certainly did. Glassman, who's trying to bounce back from being turned into a tabloid villain by appearing on a C-list reality show, was immediately recognized and branded as a homewrecker by the twenty or so southern women she's competing against. Welcome to reality TV, Hailey!
|Oprah and Rosie do tequila shots||67 (55.8%)|
|Al Roker botches Savannah Guthrie's name||13 (10.8%)|
|Snooki and the Situation duke it out on the 'Jersey Shore' reunion||7 (5.8%)|
|Ferguson jokes about the Letterman sex scandal||20 (16.7%)|
|Hailey Glassman makes her triumphant reality TV debut, immediately called a homewrecker||13 (10.8%)|