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You are an idiot. He did NOT deserve any disciplinary action whatsoever. You can barely get that he makes this error. Nothing short of ridiculous. His explanation? A SLIP OF THE TONGUE!! At the very most, he should've went on the air and gave this same explanation, then gotten on with the WEATHER. And sane ADULTS should've let it go. As for myself, I would've contacted that TV station's manager after his firing and told him he lost a viewer. Permanently. You sound like someone I'm GLAD I don't know. Kindly get lost! No, I watched the segment in question, and he barely says "Kun" before quickly correcting himself. You can barely notice. As for Streisand, she has since apologized and offered a very weak explanation on her own website. The mere fact that she's admitted to saying those things throws her loopy apology right out the window. I saw it tonight. No, it's NOT "a mess" (funny how people love to post in extremes), but it is definitely flawed. My issues: The pacing of the first act - takes way too long to get to the home invasion. The dad: We don't need a sitcom father to "relieve" us with corny jokes and demeanor. The overall imbalance of tonality kept kicking me out of the story. Peele should've went "straight" with a desperate, serious and frightened father. The dad character didn't impress me in any way, except in an attempt to provide comic relief. A truly moronic father, and the greatest weakness in Peele's script. I actually HOPED the father would be killed, as he's such an idiotic character. My other issue is that is borrows (way too much) from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and "Night of the Living Dead", yet isn't anywhere as fine or lean (or as straight to the point) as those groundbreaking films. My ultimate conclusion: The film is pretentious and overlong. No, I get that we're supposed to suspect Millicent's sanity - just like Paul and the old man do - UNTIL Paul sees his (very threatening and teasing) double. I don't get that Serling was trying to make madness shared by two. Paul's double PROVES the truth to Paul - and us. The PC crowd have nothing better to do than jump on everyone's uttered word. It's insane. Just last winter, a meteorologist in D.C. was FIRED - no ifs, ands, or buts - because in quickly discussing rainy weather near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, he ran his sentences together and ACCIDENTALLY said, "...near Dr. Martin Luther Kun- King Jr. Park." Thousands were outraged that he didn't immediately apologize, but he said he really didn't realize at that moment that people would get "COON" (a horrible word, to be sure) out of his trip of the tongue. So he finished his broadcast, went home for the evening, and was fired Monday morning by the COWARDS who manage the station. He held a press conference and tried to explain, but to no avail. Now, does anyone think that a meteorologist with TWENTY years experience, and no previous racism in his personal or professional past would deliberately slip in that horrible word so he could ruin his career??? The PC crowd, and all the morons who shouted "Fire him!" should be ashamed of themselves and apologize to this man. Then help him land a BETTER gig just to show up that station. As for Streisand, I'm a longtime fan, and she has always been articulate in her comments. I wouldn't be surprised if her statements were twisted around. I'm sure she'll defend herself on her own website. In any case, Streisand is a LEGEND who will see past this. She doesn't NEED to work like that meteorologist, who is supporting a wife and two grade school children. I think "Pelham" is far superior, but that's just a matter of opinion. Both are superb, and both are greatly acted. Well, you're entitled to your opinion. I just don't happen to share it. But since I feel the film's biggest fault was its length, perhaps cutting down on the speeches would've greatly trimmed the running time. I saw it once, six months ago. Maybe I'll give it another run and see if my thoughts still hold up. Since I've always lived in L.A., I was privileged to see about ten tapings of "The Golden Girls." I was lucky, as several I saw wound up being classics. My very first was with Lois Nettleton, who played Dorothy's (Bea Arthur) old school chum. She was a lesbian who had recently lost her lifetime partner. She ends up falling in love with Rose (Betty White). A very funny, sensitive episode. I think the following exchange got the biggest laugh from us in the studio audience: Sophia: "She's a LESBIAN!" Blanche: "Well, I've never known any personally, but isn't Danny Thomas one?" Dorothy: "Not LEBANESE, Blanche. LESBIAN." Classic. Mike, you DISAPPEAR for a few years, then when you DO return, you give us ONE line??? Reminds me of one of Garland's favorite jokes: Two hypos are standing perfectly still, entrapped in the La Brea Tar pits for hundreds of years. Finally one day, one of them looks up at the other and says, "I keep thinking it's Wednesday." Bonnie Franklin, RIP, although I hated "One Day at a Time", even though everyone I knew watched it. She was too perky and '70's "wise", always sipping from her coffee mug. I didn't care for the actresses who played her daughters, although for very different reasons. Yes, actors don't really recall their TV guest spots. Barbara Feldon, who starred as agent 99 in "Get Smart" (one of my all-time faves) said she noticed the huge difference between starring in a show, and then spending years "jobbing" on programs. She remembered not bothering to really know guest actors because they weren't there for more than a week, and "You didn't want to get too close", when they were outside the regulars. She then knew the other side of that feeling when she "jobbed" on TV series, and the main actors were cliquish with each other, but not her. My actor friend did a play in the '80's with the lovely Lois Nettleton. She was very friendly, so he felt comfortable asking about her memories of appearing in TZ's "The Midnight Sun." To his naïve surprise (he was new to the business then) she recalled virtually nothing, as she only worked for a week on the series back in 1961. It was just a gig among many. Flash forward to the early 2000's. Shortly before her death, Nettleton did the commentary track for the episode. I watched it and howled because she would only comment on scenes AFTER they were under way, and clearly struggled to recall BEING there. She sounded like a normal viewer, rather than somebody who experienced it. She couldn't even recall actors names, although she was generous in praising them. Very strange business. View all replies >