5.27.2005

Big surprise: No sense of humor.

Apparently Tom DeLay is unhappy about being jokingly linked to right-wing extremists on Wednesday's season finale of NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (my least favorite of the L&Os, BTW).

Apparently the story went something like this -- two judges were killed by suspected right wing extremists. Police don't have any clues. One person jokes, "Maybe we should put out an APB for somebody in a Tom DeLay T-shirt." Har. Har. Har.

Of course, DeLay overreacts, and in a letter to NBC says:

This manipulation of my name and trivialization of the sensitive issue of judicial security represents a reckless disregard for the suffering initiated by recent tragedies and a great disservice to public discourse.

Now all of a sudden DeLay is a supporter of judges and everything that is good and pure. Despite saying condemning judges in the Terri Schiavo case, stating that "the time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior." Hmm...

Best part, though, is a quote from producer and creator of L&O saying:

I congratulate Congressman DeLay for switching the spotlight from his own problems to an episode of a TV show.

ZING! Now that's a punchline that I would expect Munch to say on L&O:SVU.

Trivia Time!
Speaking of Richard Belzer and his character Det. John Munch, here's a little trivia for you. No looking it up on IMDB:

Belzer became the first person to play the same character, Det. Munch, on six different pime-time television shows. Can you name them all?

I'll come back with the answer if no one can figure it out, or cheats and posts it.

person x at 11:35 AM

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at Friday, May 27, 2005 12:05:00 PM Blogger Christy P said...

Wow Jen I am impressed that you have that knowledge- did you cheat?

BTW- Criminal Intent is my LEAST favorite L&O as well!!!

 
at Friday, May 27, 2005 1:20:00 PM Anonymous Rich said...

The Munch thing is interesting. I know he was in The X-Files, and obviously he's been in L&O and Homicide. Maybe ER as well? Hmmm.

I can't even think of two others.

 

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