The Fiance and I stumbled across an episode of The Wendy Williams show last night and, I have to tell you, I'm so glad we did. It must've been a fag special because her guests were Kathy Griffin and... wait for it... CAROL CHANNING!!!
It. Was. Heaven.
First of all, I'd never watched this show before. The first part is just Wendy talking to her audience and it seems unscripted. Do you have a friend that talks too much and is really, really vain and not that interesting but you like them anyway? That's kind of how Williams is. Also, I loved her even more once Carol came out and she was moved to tears.
I would be moved to tears too, Wendy.
Let's talk about Carol's outfit. She was wearing a red leather jacket a la Michael Jackson in the "Beat It" video. Her hair was up in a pony tail-ish thing, like Pebbles from the Flintstones.
Wait, I found a picture:
Amazing, right? And then, Carol brought it home, saying, "Doesn't it look like an atom bomb going off?" Ha ha ha ha ha! Then Carol and Wendy spent the ENTIRE FIRST SEGMENT talking about Wendy's make-up artist. That queen, whoever he is, must have been backstage just glowing.
Then (oh god, I can hardly type this) they have a discussion about race. Carol shares a story about her parents worrying that she might have a black baby. Carol then says that would have been fine since, "She could've been an Alvin Ailey dancer." Then, THEN, Wendy Williams names Carol Channing an honorary black person. What the WHAT?
I ate this show up like candy. I'll tell you one thing, Carol Channing and Wendy Williams will both be in my heaven.
P.S. It's really hard for me to not call Wendy Williams Wendy O. Williams, who was the lead singer of The Plasmatics and star of the seminal film, Reform School Girls. I kind of think that would make a better show.