Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Today's Blind Items - Jackass

Have you ever waited in line at a bookstore? You know how they have designed a way to make you feel like a rat in a cage by winding you back and forth like you are in line at an amusement park? Well, last night at Barnes & Noble at The Grove there was quite the line wrapped around and around. People were waiting patiently in line to either check out or to get their parking validated. There was only one person working the front and so the line was taking unusually long to move.

As the "everyday people" were all waiting patiently, up comes this former A list television actor and show host who considers himself a funny man, but comes across as a skeevy perv. At one point in time it seemed as every show on the network had this guy on it. Our actor/comic/tool looked at the line and basically said forget this. He then went around the line to the front and if that wasn't bad enough, interrupted the person being checked out so that our actor/comic/tool could get his parking ticket validated. Way to win friends. Oh, and people did say things to him, but he totally ignored them. Oh, he was there with the current host of the show he used to host who was wandering around the store with some woman.

64 comments:

Capitol Hill said...

Drew Carey

Jim said...

Bob Saget

Eddie said...

Has to be Drew. Agreed.

Lori said...

Drew Carey/Bob Barker.

Goodgrief said...

I was thinking Bob Sagat and Tom Bergeron.

AnnMarie said...

Saget.

Allison said...

Whoever it was should have waited in a long line just to get parking validated?

Chatty said...

But who is the current host of the show Drew used to host? I don't think it's Drew....

nunaurbiz said...

Definitely Saget

Jill said...

Totally Bob Saget. The current host that was wandering around the store is Tom Bergeron.

Nature Girl said...

Yeah, Saget.
Can't be Drew, because Drew IS the current host his show.

bionic bunny! said...

not drew. he's actually a good guy.

Pookie said...

def not drew carey. the guy has THE best rep...majorly gracious and known for his kindnesses and generosity.

i'm going w/ jimmy fallon.

Chatty said...

I could buy Bob Sagat. But honestly, I kind of agree with Allison, I don't think it's that outrageous for him to just pop up to the front to ask for a stamp on his parking ticket.

janele said...

Garry Shandling, if you can count his host duties of the Emmy and Grammy Awards.

nancer said...

shit, i've had 'everyday people' do this to me at the post office but it was worse---they had packages to mail.

this isn't THAT bad. it probably took a whole second to stamp his ticket and then he was outta there.

JW said...

Saget, he was in the audience at DWTS last night to promote his new show. Drew Carey doesn't fit because he is the host of the PIR and I can't see Barker wandering around with a girl.

Harriet Hellfire said...

I went to a Bob Saget show last years and it was pretty fucking awesome. Yes, he is a perv, but...he's BOB SAGET.

Allison said...

I agree with the Bob Saget guesses.

Stacey said...

don't know if I'd consider Saget A list ?

Trey said...

Matthew Perry

Marisa said...

I'm sorry to go against Enty's usually sound judgement on douchebags, but if the dude was just getting his parking validated and not buying anything, it was socially acceptable for him to POLITELY bypass the line to ask for this.

jax said...

" People were waiting patiently in line to either check out or to get their parking validated."

if everyone else can wait, so can douchebag pervert Saget.

mngddess said...

Always heard is things about Drew. And he is currently hosting a show. Bob Saget does come across as a total perv. And he has a new show coming out.

Kim said...

I'm going with the majority and saying Saget. He was the first person who popped in my head when reading Enty's description.

CJP said...

Yeah, it's Bob Saget...and, Enty, I totally agree. He believes he is funny, but actually comes across as a major PERV.

It's just me! said...

Bob Saget is a good guess, but the "show on every network" at the same time clue is bothering me. I know he had Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos, but those were both on ABC. What were his other shows?

Myrlin said...

You're allowed to get your parking validated without buying anything at the Grove? Most places I've been there's some sort of minimum purchase requirement.

BinkyM said...

No, it's just me!, not every network. Read it again. It says, "At one point in time it seemed as every show on the network had this guy on it." Every show, not every network.

parissucksliterally said...

I don't want it to be, but Bob Saget was who I thought of right away. I like that guy for some odd reason...

ms_wonderland said...

Why bother to get the parking validated at all? Surely a few dollars means nothing to this guy. Just another example of money grubbing by the rich and famous.

ms snarky said...

I'm on board with the Bob Saget guess. too bad. I'd like to think he's not a jerk.

figgy said...

What I find most funny is that such a wealthy guy felt the need to validate his ticket at all.

Christopher said...

When was Bob Saget ever A-list? His big show, "Full House" was a family favorite, sure, on FRIDAY NIGHTS! Apart from "Full House" and "America's Funniest Home Videoes", can't think of anything else he was doing in that era. He's had a failed sitcom and is the voiceover for "How I Met your Mother" now.

Audrey said...

Well written blind - Bob Saget!

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It's just me! said...

Thanks, BinkyM. I did bungle that one.

Still don't understand how Full House made Bob Saget A-List. Seems like he's only A-List by nostalgic default. I always thought John Stamos was the more recognizable face from that show. But since there are no other guesses...

LauraM said...

Saget. I can't believe he wanted to validate his parking, LOL! What a cheap ass! And I understand that he wanted to "just" validate his parking, but still so were some other people on line. hey, it sucks to wait on a long line. i'd like to do what he did, but then that would mean i'm too good to wait like everyone else. and obviously Saget thinks he is better than everyone on line because he's famous. you know, like everyone else in the business that's famous...

Mooshki said...

But Bob Saget is funny! I'm going with Drew Carey.

genesis said...

Im gonna have a look around for pics of celebs at the grove and get back to yall

Cheryl said...

I thought of one of the various hosts of Talk Soup, but Bob Saget fits from what I've heard.

Judi said...

How much is parking at the Grove? Probably more than the local mall.
Totally Saget.

Kristen S. said...

The only show drew Carey used to host is Whose Line Is it Anyways, and as far as I kow it's not on the air with a new host. In the Blind, Drew Carey is the OLD host, NOT THE NEW HOST.

blankprincess said...

It's totally Saget.

In his standup, he talks ad nauseam about schtupping the Olsen twins, his (teenage) daughters' friends, etc.

(And yeah, Mooshki, it's funny.)

BinkyM said...

Kristen S., Drew Carey currently hosts The Price is Right. He seems not to fit the blind, though, as by all accounts, he's a really nice man (if you count "nice" as someone who loves to hang out with hookers, which I find a bit yucky, but to each his own).

To those who question Bob Saget's A-list-iness: you may forget it now in retrospect, but "Full House" was HUGE back then as part of the "TGIF" lineup, and Bob was the star. It was on for seven or eight years, and was (and probably still is) in syndication, making him enormously wealthy. But that's nothing compared to "America's Funniest Home Videos"; that was a monster smash for many, many years (hell, it's STILL ON THE AIR after all this time), and he was the host for the first, oh, hell, two decades? (Hyperbole, of course, but it SEEMED like forever.)

Sure, he's a perv (and he tells a terrfic version of the dirtiest joke ever told in The Aristocrats) (you might be able to find it on YouTube if you're not squeamish), but he's one hell of a savvy Hollywood businessman. Give the man mad props for that.

hooter said...

How about Richard Karn who played Al on Home Improvement? He also hosted Family Feud which is now hosted by the guy who played J. Peterman on Seinfeld.

shakey said...

I think Ent made it obvious it's Saget with the statement he was there with the current host of the show.

I always thought Drew Carey was the answer to the BI about the guy who frequented glory holes in truck stops. Doesn't mean he isn't a nice guy, right?

LauraM said...

aw Mooshki, you're right Bob Saget is totally funny, and this BI is totally him... sorry! :)

Ice Angel said...

I really don't think asking someone to validate your parking pass is that big of a deal. It takes two seconds.

mab said...

this is absolutely, 100% bob saget, and i can tell you why. bob pulled this same crap at disneyland when he was waiting in line for the indiana jones ride. it had only been open a couple months, and he was an absolute ass trying to get him and his daughters in the front of the astronomical line. how do i know this? i was standing RIGHT THERE, and watched as bob got repeatedly denied by the workers before stalking off in a huff.

Gayla said...

BinkyM is right, Bob Saget was A-list back in the day. This was back when "family oriented programming" was still en vogue, and between Full House and AFV, Bob had that market on LOCK. He was on both shows for such a long time he was as much a household staple as salt or milk. I'm not fond of either now (both way too corny, saccharine, 'simple' humor) but back then I don't think I knew anyone who didn't watch one or the other. If nothing else everyone watched AFV, b/c apparently nothing is funnier than watching people inadvertantly make fools of themselves.

My main issue with this is not that he just wanted to skip the line for something really simple and quick, but that he was really rude about it. He could have at least let the one cashier finish with the customer being checked out before asking. Few jobs suck harder than being the only cashier in a store. Seems that is the time when every person within a twenty mile radius decides they need to check out.

merrick said...

Bob Saget and Tom Bergeron for the win!

dana said...

NO NO NO!!

IT'S AL FROM "HOME IMPROVEMENT" AND THEN "FAMILY FEUD" !!

"TOOL" IS THE CLUE!

Babs said...

Boy, I don't know, Dana - does Richard Karn really
"come across as a skeevy perv"?

I vote Saget, hands down. Skeevy perv, most definitely. (Even though he's HY-sterical.)

Jill said...

I also thought "tool" was a clue, but what did Al host with someone else? Also, is Al an A-lister?? Is "oh" a clue? He says that twice in a row.

Mooshki said...

LOL, LauraM, thanks for breaking it to me gently! :)

Apart from butting in line, getting your parking validated without buying anything is kind of douchey too.

Jill said...

Throwing out another name here, even though I don't want it to be him and it doesn't totally fit...

But the first name I thought of was Marc Summers after reading the "it seemed as every show on the network had this guy on it." He was on sooo many Nichelodeon shows back in the day!

He briefly hosted "Ultimate Recipe Showdown" on Food Network, which Guy Fieri now hosts... so could that be the show/current host?

Don't know if Marc Summers is exactly A-list though...

Just wanted to throw another name out there :)

Katie said...

this is NOT Drew Carey. He is incredibly nice and gracious to everyone and does a lot for his fans. Servers love it when he eats at their restuarants, his generosity and politeness is legendary.

linnea said...

My roomie told me Saget came to her sisters HS to lecture, and apparently left with a couple of them. Nice.

shakey said...

linnea, could he be the answer to the BI about climbing into the jacuzzi with his daughter's friends and hitting on them?

Katja said...

hh I don't care if bob saget is built like ron jeremy- he is BOB SAGET!!

lol!

PollyPureBred said...

Bob Saget is pervy in a GOOD way! Could this be Tom Arnold?

B626 said...

If your TV show is consistently in the top 20 every week I thinks that makes you A-List(Full House,yup,AFV,yup).

linnea said...

shakey - perhaps. I cant remember that blind...