Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shatner vs. Palin (Tonight Show Poetry Slam)

One of the best (if not the best) segments on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien this season has been Emmy Award-winner and Master Thespian William Shatner reading excerpts from Sarah Palin's speeches and tweets -- and now her autobiography, Going Rogue.

This time, though, the former Governor of Alaska (aka Sarah Palin) turned the tables on William Shatner by reading from his autobiography, Up Till Now.

While Palin acquitted herself commendably, the snaps go to Shatner in what I hope will be the first of many Tonight Show Poetry Slams.


AlyssaGoodman said...

Completely hysterical--that one's a winner--thanks!

jjv said...

Apparently the Conan crowd went wild and gave them a standing ovation which is why they turn around to acknowledge it. Shatner also did a very interesting interview with Rush Limbaugh. A lot of it touching on addiction. I did not know he had it in him.

GSA said...

I had no idea how short Shatner was. Didn’t he look much taller on Star Trek? Must say that Sarah Palin comes across well: feisty, dynamic, confident. Alas.

Dave S. said...

Little known fact: both books written by the same person. (flute trill/flurry of bongo drums)

The captain's chair on the Enterprise was elevated, quite possibly to offset Shatner's height or lack thereof.