The Comedian's Eye View of 6-19-97
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 97 18:02:28 -0700
Subject: The Comedian's Eye View of 6-19-97
Excerpted-from: 6-19-97- ShopTalk
Thursday June 19, 1997
"The big news in sports is it looks there is a
new Heisman Trophy winner- Fred Goldman."
Agreement is imminent on a new system of warning codes for TV programs, says
Jenny Church. The content code: Sex-XXX. Bad Language-@#&%! Violence-NHL.
On screen: "Speed 2: Cruise Control" was the No. 1 movie last weekend, says
Steve Voldseth. "It's a little different than the first one. Here, Sandra
Bullock gets trapped aboard a Carnival cruise ship, and if the number of
times Kathie Lee mentions Cody during her dinner show drops below 55 per
hour, the ship blows up."
"This is the first of three cruise ship disaster films in the works. The
others are 'Titanic' and 'Love Boat: The Movie.'" (Alan Ray)
Across the Pond: "England has passed the world's toughest new gun law," says
Bill Maher. "In fact, the new James Bond film will be called 'License to
"According to a British study, 10% of 'Star Trek' fans meet the psychological
criteria for addiction- deprived of their favorite show, some Trekkies show
withdrawal symptoms similar to drug addicts. Of course, the real difference
being that drug addicts aren't nearly as annoying to be around." (Jay Leno)
The nations of the European Union closed a deal to convert to a single
currency, the Euro, by 1999. "the French are insisting the Euro be based
on their most valuable commodity -- Jerry Lewis videotapes." (Jerry Perisho)
"Due to more stringent libel laws, Kitty Kelley's new book on the royal
family won't be published in Great Britain," says Bob Mills. "And it didn't
help matters when Queen Elizabeth asked Frank Sinatra if he'd like to split
a hit man."
© 1997 Peter Langston