The Sing Off

Nick, it has been far too long.

The Sing-Off

I don’t know how I got through the last two years without you.

(yes, I realize I am a day late here, but Matt insisted that I wait for him to watch it and his was indisposed last night.)

We are only 15 minutes into it and I’m already dancing around our apartment presenting like I am part of the show.

Suddenly I’m Homesick

Every morning in the Englehauer household, the Today Show is playing, giving me the weather, a little bit of news and a lot of gossip.

And when I am home in time for the evening news, Brian Williams is the one who gives it to me. Brilliams in my favorite Robin Hood board member (sorry to everyone else – I can’t lie). I even have a truly remarkable photo of the big man himself from our 2012 benefit hung up at my desk. Other people have pictures of babies and significant others. For me, it is b.wills.

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And anyone who knows me, knows that although I may live in NYC, in my heart I will always be part of the 603. The ‘shire. The granite state. Those who say “live free or die” and truly mean it. That’s right: New Hampshire.

So, when NBC News and by boy speak about the greatness that is NH, my heart melts.

 

“Anyone who has spent time in New Hampshire has an emotional tie to the state … but what I appreciated when I was governor was the people, and I believe they are what made a difference in getting the peace treaty negotiations done. … It’s been the people: their independence, self-reliance and imagination. It’s all possible in New Hampshire.”
— Jeanne Shaheen

Boy Bands All Grown Up

This week on the Today show, I’ve sort of felt like I was watching the downfall of my childhood. It was a similar feeling to when I’ve put on

Wednesday on the Today Show, New Kids on the Block performed. It was creepy and not very good.

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The this morning, the guys from 98 Degrees sang and awkwardly danced in unison.

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Don’t get me wrong, growing up I was a big fan of both of these bands. I remember being so jealous of my best friend Lindsay because she has a New Kids on the Block sleeping bag. I was still rocking Sesame Street – which made me an easy target at every sleepover. I was so psyched when my mom finally let me buy the NKOTB tape and then the 98 degrees CD – both Burning Up and the Christmas album (which I may still listen to).

But, I am not sure I full support these comeback tours of the Boy Bands from the 80’s and 90’s. Just because you are jealous that Justin Timberlake was able to go on and become a bigger star than he was back in the days of neck scarves and frosted tips – it doesn’t mean that you have a chance at a comeback.

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Especially when you are still portraying yourselves as “boy bands” when the average age of the group in over 37 years old. I’m sorry – you may look good for your age, but these photos show just how far you’ve come…

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The good news of all of this – it looks like these guys aren’t going away anytime soon!

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Long live the boy band.

Get It Together NBC

Dear NBC,

I made the decision to stick with you and watch the Olympics on your network, not online, but on your “live” coverage on tv. Even though waiting hours and hours to see how the races and events play out, I think it is worth it for the commentary from Bob Costas and Rowdy Gaines (although, I have to admit, the majority of the time I am criticizing Rowdy’s comments).

Well I am sorry, but you have just disappointed me. I realize that you want to boost your total number viewers for your “Today Show” coverage during theses Olympic Games. I mean, I can’t really blame you with all of the heat you’ve been taking from Good Morning America. But really, don’t spoil your own coverage by saying “be there with us tomorrow morning as we interview gold medalist [insert name here]” BEFORE the coverage of the competition!

Honestly, you kind of took the wind out of your own sails there. Don’t make me start a campaigning to switch the Olympic coverage to another network. And yes, I have that much power. Don’t test me.

Consider yourself warned,

Molly

So Long Ann

While it is no secret that I am happy with this news, it doesn’t make it any easier for the people involved. So long Ann. No one can say you didn’t give it your all.

Ann Curry Announce New Role at NBC

And so the search begins for a new host to sit with Matt every morning. I hope that NBC doesn’t rush into anything, which I believe is how they got themselves into this mess in the first place.

Shame on You Katie Couric

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All this week Katie Couric is making her return to morning news, only this time she is appearing as the co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America. After hosting NBC’s Today Show for 15 years,  this is certainly a controversial move.

As a loyal Today Show viewer, I find this move almost as disgraceful as when Johnny Damon signed with the Yankees.

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Katie, you know I love you – I am just not sure how you can cheat on Matt Lauer like this? And honestly… with this guy?

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The only thing worse that Katie’s blatant dis-loyalty to the Today Show is the Today Show’s response.

 

Really? ABC makes the first move with Couric and you respond with Palin? Even Matt thinks this idea is ridiculous.

Maybe it is time for me to switch my morning show allegiance.