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It is now time to abandon ship and let the television marketplace sort out the mess that is the Greg Gutfeld show greggutfeld

While Greg Gutfeld is amusing with his witty and pithy asides, there appears to be little hope at the present time that he can helm a one-hour show without a side-kick, guests more amusing that conscripted Fox contributors, and the lame animated “liberal panel.”

The program starts off with Lou Dobbs seeing Gutfeld off to work – complete with a lunch bag (peanut butter and jelly) and a host of stuffed animals. I felt sorry for Dobbs, a financial journalist and commentator, doing a forced and meaningless bit that doesn’t help Gutfeld and diminishes Dobbs. 

Then to the self-depreciating clips from other hosts …

  • Jeanine Pirro: “I don’t think he knows what he is doing. He is in way over his head.”
  • Talking head: “I don’t understand why people tolerate this nonsense.”
  • O’Reilly: “It looks like he is weak. He doesn’t known what to do.”
  • Dennis Miller: “This guy I a freakin moron.”
  • Jeanine Pirro: “Start doing what we paid you to do.”

And, the not-so-funny thing: it is all true.

Gutfeld opens the show – staring directly into the TelePrompTer and reading his lines with a rather monotoness voice. Total lack of charm, charisma, and presence. Almost any one of the Fox contributors could do the same job with more emotion and verve.

It is not that there is no substance, sprinkled with Gutfeld’s witticisms, it’s just that it is delivered in a meaningless manner in a context meant to be funny, but falls short of the mark.

The program is becoming incrementally funny, but having difficulty overcoming terminally lame.

Bottom line …

It is truly a case of the emperor having no clothes. No matter how you exploit the “Letterman” option – it’s so bad, it must be good – The Greg Gutfeld show is a depressing hot mess that is simply not worth watching in my present state. Staying awake for the few occasional pearls is simply not worth my time and energy.

Perhaps the solution is to pair him up with Bernard McGuirk as was done on The O’Reilly Factor – or perhaps just move him back to anywhere but a one-hour show. Or better yet, switch it up – give the show to Adam Carolla with Greg Gutfeld.

Sorry Greg, but I am invoking the James Bond television rule: Once is happenstance; twice is coincidence; and thrice, it is enemy action.

-- steve


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