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On Larry King's last show, Katie Couric's poem leaves a mark
LA Times Blog ^ | December 17, 2010

Posted on 12/17/2010 8:28:05 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

Larry King's last "Larry King Live" show was a nonstop promenade of high-profile names and faces Thursday, including a current and a former president, a gaggle of news anchors and the like, King's wife and kids, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declaring it "Larry King Day." Tony Bennett serenaded the host with "The Best Is Yet to Come." King himself even thanked "the suits at the top."

But the standout, perhaps, was Katie Couric. Who wrote a poem. For Larry.

And read it, out loud.

All of it.

On purpose.

The text of the poem -- "filled with love" from Couric and senior "LKL" producer Wendy Walker, and delivered after President Obama's appearance and before former President Clinton's adieu and policy speech -- follows. Let's just say, Clement Clark Moore and Dr. Seuss needn't worry.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: katiecouric; larryking; poem
What are we to do without our top talker? Here's an ode filled with love from me and Miss Walker. As you hang up your suspenders on your dressing room door, I speak for us all when I say we want more. More of the show that we instantly loved, for 25 years couldn't get enough of.

Your unique take on politics, culture and crime, never cutting off guests -- except for Barbra -- always giving them time. You made NAFTA exciting, and that's hard to do. And you scored Paris Hilton's post-jail interview.

Sinatra, George Clooney, Clint Eastwood, Bacall. So many stars, I just can't name them all. From Heather Mills' leg to Ross Perot's twang, you always cajole, not harass or harangue.

But there were moments when your guests had a cow. Seinfeld wasn't canceled, Larry, but I guess you know that by now. Mike Tyson KO'd without throwing a punch. And you got Miss California's sash in a bunch.

You went gaga for Gaga, Sharon Stone, Janet Jackson. Alas, it was Brando who gave you some action. Eight presidents joined you, from Nixon to Obama, and you brought us each moment of O.J.'s long drama.

Some startling shows I'll never forget. Tammy Faye's eyes, Ted Haggart's regret. Your guests made us cry, made us laugh, made us think. Wynonna Judd told you about a God wink.

I hadn't heard that before, so I looked the phrase up. It's a miracle, blessing, an overfilled cup. That's what you are. And as old blue eyes might say, the best is yet to come, Larry. You did it your way.

1 posted on 12/17/2010 8:28:11 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Why are the left wetting their pants over this guy. Oh right, he’s one of them.


2 posted on 12/17/2010 8:33:20 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Forgot the Barf Alert.


3 posted on 12/17/2010 8:34:05 AM PST by Lou Budvis (Refudiate 0bama '12)
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To: Huskrrrr

Speaking of the Judds, he was all over Naomi the other night.


4 posted on 12/17/2010 8:35:07 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Lou Budvis

This is beyond barf alert.


5 posted on 12/17/2010 8:36:11 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

BARFORAMA!


6 posted on 12/17/2010 8:37:21 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
This is beyond barf alert.

Your post that I am replying to is *all* I'm reading.

7 posted on 12/17/2010 8:38:29 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yeah, it sure left a mark. Skidmarks in my pants from laughing so hard.

There isn’t any better example than this why here newscast is the lowest rated and she is a joke. Larry had no ratings too so they have a lot in common.


8 posted on 12/17/2010 8:38:47 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

For cryin’ out loud rwi! I just ate!


9 posted on 12/17/2010 8:40:10 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Sorry! LOL!


10 posted on 12/17/2010 8:41:39 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“As you hang up your suspenders on your dressing room door, I speak for us all when I say we want more.”

I think it should have been:

“As you hang up your suspenders on your dressing room door, I speak for us all when I say “You were a BORE”.


11 posted on 12/17/2010 8:41:39 AM PST by Mr. Jazzy (God bless the United States of America and protect her from the enemies of freedom.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Filled with Love
by Perkie Katie

There was an old libtard named Larry,
Who with the broads could ne'er say narry.
He was on his eighth bride,
And had more on the side,
And from there things really got scary.

12 posted on 12/17/2010 8:43:46 AM PST by Zakeet (Always trust in the five G's: God, Gold, Guns, Grub, and the Government screwing up)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

She left out mistaking Paul for Ringo and Paul for John!


13 posted on 12/17/2010 8:52:54 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Zakeet

Very good!


14 posted on 12/17/2010 8:53:25 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: Zakeet

LOL!!


15 posted on 12/17/2010 8:55:26 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m okay now. Took some Pepto-Dismal.


16 posted on 12/17/2010 8:55:28 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

17 posted on 12/17/2010 8:57:26 AM PST by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

18 posted on 12/17/2010 9:09:01 AM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Huskrrrr

Oh, dear. I much prefer Bette Middler’s fairwell to Johnny Carson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSqXhzZRhec&feature=related


19 posted on 12/17/2010 9:21:30 AM PST by RedWhiteBlue
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Larry who? Seriously, I’ve never watched his show. All I know about him is that he gets married alot.


20 posted on 12/17/2010 9:31:18 AM PST by Spok (Obama: clueless, classless, clown.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
The local radio station I listening to at drive time runs "Katie
Couric's Notebook".

I have to do "something" to get her..., um, remove her voice, from
my ears.

I hope the advertisers that follow her spot get their monies' worth
from me changing the station, changing the media, or just
turning off the radio.

Any way, last night, I forgot to act on her spot, and listened to part
of her overly sycophantic praise for a guy that probably didn't
have very many viewers from that particular audience.

(It used to be worse. The station once carried Jim Hightower's
disingenuous baying at the same time as the Perky One's.)

21 posted on 12/17/2010 9:32:25 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They’re sad because now how are they going to go to sleep at night? They can’t just pop Larry King on and zonk out after 5 minutes.


22 posted on 12/17/2010 9:37:35 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Calvin Locke

Just keep a tape or CD or mp3 file of Rush ready to pop in when that happens.


23 posted on 12/17/2010 9:41:26 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Calvin Locke

Huffington’s voice is the one that gets to my ears!


24 posted on 12/17/2010 9:55:24 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Spok
Same here. I know "of" him, but I have never seen more than snippets of his pathetic shtick.

From that sampling, I ascertained that further viewing would be unnecessary.

25 posted on 12/17/2010 10:00:36 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

There once was a host oh so perky
Her tv delivery quite quirky
on Larry King Live
her poem did jive
But in real life she’s simply too jerky.


26 posted on 12/17/2010 10:01:30 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Left a mark??!!

Maybe a skid mark but nothing more from that shrew’s mouth.


27 posted on 12/17/2010 11:16:53 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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