On the Today Show last Thursday, broadcaster/singer/professional trainwreck Kathie Lee Gifford picked up a puppy on live television. Shortly afterwards, thanks to a combination of that special, intangible je ne sais quoi that makes Kathie Lee a star and gravity, she dropped the puppy. On its face.
Video after the jump, with the puppy hitting the proverbial pavement at the 2:26 mark:
While this is hilarious, all of us here at Dumb As A Blog owe you an apology. This post is going up on October 15th, more than 3 days after the incident. If Kathy Lee Gifford drops a puppy on it's face, you should be hearing about that from us IMMEDIATELY.
To make up for it, we present to you, courtesy of NBC.com, the TRANSCRIPT. Now, should you be so inclined, you can perform a mini-play of the incident in your own home — provided you aren't a monster and don't use a real puppy. We begin as Kathy Lee hilariously says her co-host looks like a dog. It only gets better from there:
>> there are three puppies. one looks like hoda. it's a compliment. look at her beautiful coloring.
>> all these dogs are up for adoption at the north shore animal league.
>> i can't take it.
>> hold that for me.
>> i want the puppy. i want to give the puppy to hoda.
>> take a picture.
>> puppy needs a bath. oh!
>> that's what we don't do.
>> puppy took a nose dive.
>> i'm sorry, sweetie.
The Kathie Lee and Hoda blog has followed up the incident with a story about how devastated Kathy Lee is, along with a quote from her saying "the puppy is OK, but I'm a wreck." I guess that's all well and good, but weren't both of those things true before you dropped the puppy on it's face? But my favorite part of the blog post is how it starts out:
We've all been there. You're holding something: a wine glass, some food … or perhaps an innocent, unsuspecting, adorable puppy. And accidentally, it falls out of your hands.
Hold on a second. We've ALL been there? Show of hands, folks, who's dropped a puppy directly on it's face on live TV, on a segment that is intended to HELP puppies? Anyone? (If you are raising your hand, you are horrible. now please send us the video.)
On the upside, the name of the segment was "Help adorable puppies get adopted with new app." In the long term, this may have advanced that goal. Adopt our homeless puppies today, America, and you'll keep them out of the slippery clutches of Kathy Lee Gifford.
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