It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving, which I’m sure you already know as you are most certainly lying on your couch eating leftovers and watching football. I’m not judging.
— Quokka Every Hour (@quokkaeveryhour) November 27, 2020
Welp, President Lame Duck took questions from reporters yesterday, the first time since Election Day, and it did not … it did not go well. First of all, the occasion was following a Thanksgiving video conference with members of the military in Bahrain and Kuwait where it was 1 a.m. WAKE UP I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
And then during question time, he mostly whined about the election and made false claims of fraud but did say that if the electoral college casts its votes for Biden on December 14, he would leave the White House — AS IF HE HAS A GODDAMNED CHOICE.
Also, during one of his conspiracy-filled rambles, a Reuters reporter pressed President ToddlerKing if he would concede — you know, a fair question for a President who has resoundingly lost but has as of this point three and a half weeks after the election refused to actually concede, and this happened:
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 26, 2020
Then he left in a snit.
Remarkable — Trump lies about poll watchers not being allowed to watch the tally in PA, gets fact-checked by a reporter in real time, and then just doubles down on his lie anyway pic.twitter.com/V8OYCLfrbP
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 26, 2020
And it should be noted that this entire press conference was not held in the Oval Office or the White House Press Briefing Room, but in the Diplomatic Room behind the world’s tiniest desk. Why? No fucking idea, but someone needs to go look in the Oval Office and make certain the Resolute Desk hasn’t been shipped off to Mar-a-Lago.
Trump: it’s a normal size desk?
desk guy (barely keeping it together): yea pic.twitter.com/eatmbEkiyu
— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) November 27, 2020
When you order that Resolute Desk from wish dot com pic.twitter.com/2ULmOCRlAD
— Andrew K (@Andrew_Kosh) November 27, 2020
THANKS FOR LENDING ME YOUR DESK pic.twitter.com/19GMO22q07
— hend amry (@LibyaLiberty) November 27, 2020
"For a US president obsessed by size – his hands, his wealth, his crowds – Donald Trump made something of a bold U-turn on Thursday night by addressing the country from a desk seemingly designed for a leprechaun." – The Guardian
— LawyersGunsMoney (@LawyersGunsMon1) November 27, 2020
ME: Trump's desk was tiny.
TWITTER: How tiny was it?
(this is, amazingly, not Photoshopped) pic.twitter.com/JOVHpsOlYg
— Bad Fox Graphics (@BadFoxGraphics) November 27, 2020
May this be how we remember the Trump presidency: a baby at his tiny little desk throwing a tantrum pic.twitter.com/T26DjF1fL4
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 27, 2020
I mean, this is a man who has a wife, five children, a bajillion grandchildren all of whom he could have been enjoying Thanksgiving with — or, like a real President, he could have been with our troops overseas, or working at a soup kitchen. Instead, he chose to spend the day golfing and then screaming lies at reporters behind the smallest desk they could find in the White House. Simply amazing.
BUT THEN, #DiaperDon began trending on Twitter because 1. President Crybaby was acting like well … a crybaby and 2. It also might have been meant literally:
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) November 27, 2020
But in any event, the fact that #DiaperDon was trending just infuriated an already furious Trump even more:
Twitter is sending out totally false “Trends” that have absolutely nothing to do with what is really trending in the world. They make it up, and only negative “stuff”. Same thing will happen to Twitter as is happening to @FoxNews daytime. Also, big Conservative discrimination!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2020
For purposes of National Security, Section 230 must be immediately terminated!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2020
So, I think this is a great idea:
I want this image on a limited edition commemorative plate. pic.twitter.com/Izy4coFuRm
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) November 27, 2020
In fact, I’d buy the whole collection: President Screamy yelling at Lawnmower Kid; President Hamburlger shows off the White House fast food pile;
President Never Wrong with his Sharpie-altered hurricane map; Four Seasons Total Landscaping; I Don’t Really Care, Do U?; President Two Corinthians holds a Bible upside down after clearing away peaceful protestors with tear gas; Nancy Pelosi yells at President Three-Year-Old;
Angela Merkel yells at President Petulant; Melania swats President Pitiful’s hand away (take your pick of which occasion); and who can forget President Slob has toilet paper stuck to his shoe as he boards Air Force One.
Anyway, President So Much Losing’s team just lost their case in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, so they’ll make their last stand (it will absolutely not be their last stand — they’ll be doing this shit until December 14 rolls around, just watch) at the Supreme Court. And then Joe Biden will be sworn into office and all this insanity will be over. So enjoy it –“enjoy” it — while you still can.
More than 90,000 Americans were in the hospital with COVID yesterday. Over 1,300 Americans died, bringing the total number of dead Americans to over 269,000. We will surpass 270,000 sometime today. We’ve already exceeded 13 million infections and our hospitals are becoming overwhelmed. And Thanksgiving Eve was the busiest day in the airports since the pandemic began. The next three weeks will be rough.
Jake Paul is a fucking moron who needs to be ignored and/or shamed. WHY IS HE A THING AGAIN?
Dr. Fauci discussed trying to get over vaccine skepticism within the Black community with Byron Allen. It’s an interesting dilemma that obviously isn’t limited to the Black community — see above — but will definitely be an obstacle for all of us to try to overcome in the coming months.
Disney is going to fire 32,000 employees at the beginning of the year, mostly from their parks division.
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The preview of Matthew Morrison’s Grinch during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has FREAKED PEOPLE OUT.
MY THERAPIST: matthew morrison grinch can't hurt you
MATTHEW MORRISON GRINCH: pic.twitter.com/tr3N0HSohc
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 26, 2020
I’m pretty sure Matthew Morrison as the Grinch is a war crime pic.twitter.com/RhwR5YLb2U
— shadowfax 🐴 (@whyangelinawhy) November 26, 2020
please one pandemic at a TIME
HAVENT WE SUFFERED ENOUGH https://t.co/9UBlIjbRaI
— princesa 🦄🎀 (@springprincesss) November 26, 2020
I wish it was 10 minutes ago when I didn't know this existed https://t.co/0qrW13IFJg
— jose? (@dirtandroses) November 26, 2020
No, the Spanish version of the Supernatural episode in which Castiel SPOILER ALERT! dies, does not have Dean professing his love for the angel. Sorry to burst your Destiel bubbles all over again.
Here’s what you missed from the 90210 reunion. I had forgotten that Meghan Markle appeared in the first episode in an … interesting role.
Speaking of reunions: Crossing Jordan is hosting the reunion no one asked for.
High on our list of things to be thankful for this year: Alex's Thanksgiving message from today's show. We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! pic.twitter.com/8OlpkSGi9r
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 26, 2020
Houston’s own Mattress Mac’s dog was a winner at the National Dog Show yesterday. And Chester is awesome/hilarious.
- Dash and Lily has been renewed for a second season at Netflix.
- The Trial of Christine Keeler, a BBC drama series, has been picked up by HBO Max.
- Idris Elba Meets Paul McCartney is being filmed for BBC.
- Isabella Gomez will lead the cast of the Head of the Class reboot on HBO Max.
- Xavi de Guzman has joined the cast of Maid on Netflix.
- Jason Bateman, Timothée Chalamet, and Kristen Wiig have been set as the next three hosts of Saturday Night Live. Morgan Wallen, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and Dua Lipa will be the respective musical guests.
Mark Your Calendar
- The Prom will premiere on Netflix on December 11.
- The Masked Dancer will debut on December 27 on Fox.
- mixed-ish will return on ABC on January 26.
- House of Ho will debut on HBO Max on December 10.
- Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special will debut on Apple TV+ on December 4.
- On Pointe will debut on Disney+ on December 18.
- Play On: Celebrating The Power of Music to Make Change will air on CBS on December 15.
- Honor Guard, a military docuseries, will debut on Amazon on December 25.
- Genius: Aretha will premiere on Nat Geo sometime in 2021.
- Married at First Sight will return on TLC on January 13.
- Salt-N-Pepa will premiere on Lifetime on January 23.
Dorothea G. Petrie, Emmy-winning producer
Daria Nicolodi, Actress and writer
Flor Silvestre, Mexican actress and singer
Garrett “i_o” Falls Lockhart, Music producer
Black Beauty: A teen girl and a wild horse forge an unbreakable bond in a remake of the classic story. Premiere. Disney+
CBS Sunday Morning: The Pet Project: A look at America’s love of animals, and an interview with Bindi Irwin. 8 p.m., CBS
30 Rock marathon: I want to go to there. 5 a.m. through Sunday, E!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas: It’s time for all the classic Christmas specials to return, but for my money, this is the best. But see below for more. 7 p.m., NBC
Frosty the Snowman & Frosty Returns: 7 p.m., CBS
Santa Claus is Coming to Town: 7 p.m., ABC
Illumination Presents Minions Holiday Special: I don’t even know, holiday Minions? O.K. Premiere. 7:30 p.m., NBC
The Call of the Wild: Harrison Ford stars in this CGI mess of the classic tale. 7 p.m., HBO
Dolly Parton: I Will Always Love You: A celebration of America’s angel. The woman is a saint. 8:30 p.m., PBS
Community marathon: A marathon of the beloved cult classic. 2 p.m., IFC
The Undoing: In the series finale, Grace makes moves to protect her family as the courtroom theater escalates. 8 p.m., HBO
2020 Soul Train Awards: Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold host. 7 p.m., BET
My Psychedelic Love Story: Psychologist and LSD guru Timothy Leary’s wild life is explored through the eyes of his long-time lover, Joanna Harcourt-Smith. 8 p.m., Showtime
Fargo: Josto gets revenge in the season finale. 9 p.m., FX
- Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Monique Samuels, Isaac Mizrahi
|ABC||Santa Claus is Coming to Town
|CBS||Frosty the Snowman||Frosty Returns||CBS Sunday Morning: The Pet Project||Blue Bloods
|CW||World’s Funniest Animals
|World’s Funniest Animals
|Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
|FOX||Friday Night Smackdown||Local|
|NBC||How the Grinch Stole Christmas||Dateline|
|CBS||Robbie the Reindeer||Robbie the Reindeer||The Story of Santa Claus||48 Hours||News/Local|
|NBC||National Dog Show 2020||Saturday Night Live
|Saturday Night Live
|ABC||Disney’s Prep & Landing||Disney’s Prep & Landing 2||Supermarket Sweep
|Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?
|CBS||NFL Football||60 Minutes||The Neighborhood
|Coming to America|
|Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special||Bob’s Burgers
|NBC||Sunday Night Football