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‘The View’ Watch Recap

Posted by stacee1 on January 6, 2011

On Today’s Show: Actors Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld; co-hosts answer viewer questions, last minute Christmas dinner ideas

Hosts at the table: Whoopi, Joy, Sherri, Elisabeth, Barbara

They first talked about the Christmas sweater Barbara had on. She’s had (and worn) it for the past 14 years. Joy does not like it; as I recall, she does not care for articles of clothing that have Christmas motifs on them.
No one said anything about the weird pirate looking hat Whoopi had on. It’s like the elephant standing in the middle of the room.

Next topic was a Kansas couple, who are irritated at their neighbor’s large holiday decorations. They say it attracts a long line of cars that are anxious to see the house. Sherri explained the couple says it clogs up the neighborhood for hours and people who come have urinated on the lawns. Hasselbeck, for some reason, mentioned environmentalists who are supposedly upset about the amount of energy used by the lights. Whoopi had a mini meltdown, talking about eating burgers with grease running down her arms at the threat of someone taking away Christmas lights. Barbara recalls growing up in Boston and her parents taking the car to see lights on people’s home. Surprisingly, Sherri had a similar memory which is odd because I thought Jehovah Witnesses did not celebrate Christmas.

Next discussion is an online debate regarding whether Jewish people should display Christmas trees. Barbara said this is a discussion that has been going on for years. She understands people not wanting to sing Christmas carols but doesn’t think putting stockings up has anything to do with Jesus, a tree or Santa. Hasselbeck said she can’t wait to get rid of her tree because she has not watered it.

Sherri was wearing a short Santa costume in honor of her appearance at Fort Hood honoring the troops. Barbara made the comment that she looked “ho, ho, ho” in the outfit. Ouch.

Actor Jeff Bridges appeared first. The last time Jeff was at The View, he’d been nominated for an Oscar for his role in “Crazy Heart”. He won, but said winning was all a blur. He had dedicated the Oscar to his father, saying his dad loved show business so much.
Jeff stars in the new movie “True Grit”, which is about a tough U.S. Marshal who helps a stubborn young woman track down her father’s murderer. It’s a remake of the original, which came out in 1969. Jeff was initially curious of why they wanted to make. He then found out the movie was in reference to the book by Charles Porter. Jeff then took them up on it and did not reference the movie either. He loved the language in the film, calling it unique and noting there are few contractions in the speech.
They also talked about the death of publicist Ronni Chasen. Although Jeff never actually knew her well, he said she was a champion of “Crazy Heart”.
Jeff is the national spokesperson for “No Kid Hungry”, which aims to end childhood hunger in the U.S. by 2015. He encouraged people to go to to find out more about it.

Hallie Stenfeld appeared next. Hallie is Jeff’s co-star in the movie “True Grit”, playing the role of Mattie Ross. Hallie said it was overwhelming seeing herself on the screen and it took awhile to sink in. Her mom had her wait a year and study acting, which Hallie found to be fun. 50,000 young women tried out for the part and Jeff said she was chosen because she was about the only one who could tackle the dialogue. Hallie said she watched the original movie and it put her in the whole mindset of that time era. She also said she was fortunate to have that as well as the book for reference.

The next segment was “Cooking with Sherri”. With her was “Simply Ming: One Pot Meals” author Ming Tsai. He was there to show how to make Scaloppini. They used
turkey breast, seasoned, floured and then cooked it in a pot. They then used shallots, cranberry and mango to make the sauce, which was put on the turkey breast.
Ming Sai also had other food he had prepared. He showed Red Rose Stock, Pineapple Upside Down Cocktail, Braised Duck Leg, Multi Grain Brown Rice Shrimp, Eggplant Chips with a Honey Soy Sauce and Stir Fry Cauliflower and Mushrooms. Everything looked delicious.

In the final segment, they showed videos in which viewers asked questions of the hosts.
Someone asked Whoopi if she had ever thought about creating her own fashion line.
Thankfully, she said no. She said her clothes will always be 3 sizes too big because that’s what she feel comfortable in.
Another viewer asked Joy about a line from a song she had sang on a prior show. Joy told her it’s called “There Will Never Be Another You”.
The question was for Hasselbeck. The viewer asked if the show would benefit from more Republican representation. Hasselbeck first sidestepped by saying there was another Republican on the panel but we just don’t know. Then Barbara piped in something about maybe Palin appearing on the show.
All the hosts were asked about their rituals. Joy answered “We do The View”. Barbara talked about how she gives a cookie to her dog Cha-Cha and he licks her face. Sherri is awaked by Jeffrey in the morning and she tells him to go get the remote. Hasselbeck dons a sports bra in the hopes of going for a run in the morning. Whoopi raids the bag ladies cart for something to wear. I kid, I kid. Actually, she said she doesn’t remember.
The final question was from three dogs who asked whether her cat, Oliver, has a twitter account. Whoopi joked that he is not allowed on social network sites.

That concludes today’s show. One final thought: red Dorothy shoes + black polka dot socks is not attractive on a 50+ year old woman. Have a great day.


6 Responses to “‘The View’ Watch Recap”

  1. Rosie said

    Lol. Thanks Stacee!

  2. Isnt she the bomb!!! Gotta love that gal

  3. Rosie said

    IJS.. She’s great! Waiting for the live shows to start back up.

  4. I have a constant fan since Rosie.. somehow I still watch regardlesss how old Babs is and makes me karazy. whoopie?? a total can u scrpt this?? but she is now growing on me

  5. Rosie said

    Lol. I know. All but Elisabeth! 😦

  6. Elizabith Hasslecrack can bite me arse!! U have no clue how much I hate that gal..

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