Friday, May 11, 2007

Jane? Is that you?

Oh, my, my, my! This wildly satisfying and, yet, discomfiting encounter of Stephen Colbert and Jane Fonda is not to be missed. Never have I seen Colbert at a near loss for words. There is a cringe factor to the event and also a delight. It completely reverses the power dynamic of the show. Where Colbert neatly puts his guests into the dumpster of embarrassment---what can they say that is not smartly derided by the beloved Colbert---Fonda gets the upper hand, er, lap. She carries it off with a prankster's grace and wit. It made my week.

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