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sugarbuzz Sep 18, 2008 07:46 PM

Has anyone seen this on Fine Living? Martha's daughter & her friend pretty much watch a Martha show & proceed to mock the hell out of her. It's kind of funny just because I know my friends & I would do the same thing when watching her show.
Example. S'mores. Martha proceeds to whittle birch branches & tie them up in pretty ribbon & also drills holes in them so she can hang them up. Meanwhile while all of this is going on you hear Alexis(her daughter) & her friend talking in the background. " Why Martha! We have to whittle in order to eat s'mores! Just take the damn marshmallow & shove it on a stick..your done! We have to whittle now?!"

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    HillJ RE: sugarbuzz Sep 18, 2008 09:00 PM

    I caught a You Tube video clip of this show. I enjoy the radio program these two gals have together because their comedy is usually very playful but I find this program just mocking cause they can. Even with Martha's blessing, as clever television programming "Whatever" just doesn't turn me on.

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      Claudette RE: HillJ Sep 19, 2008 02:37 AM

      I would find it entertaining if I were in my early twenties, but then I'd be chasing boys, not watching two versions of Martha.

      Anyway, Martha has to find a way to get her little girl on the tube somehow, no, even if it's her firiend that's the funny one?

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        dolores RE: Claudette Sep 19, 2008 04:11 AM

        Wow, sounds like a good hosing perpetrated on the audience.

        The audience is better served watching 'Posh Nosh' on PBS.

        But hey, whatever floats the audience's boat.

    2. Firegoat RE: sugarbuzz Sep 19, 2008 04:28 AM

      Reminds me of MST3k, which I've been a huge fan of for years. I think its hilarious they are going back and using the vintage shows -- i think from 1991 to 2004 for this. She was pretty anal and pretentious back then (seems like prison really loosened her up and brought out her sense of humor -- on her tv show at least) seems like there would be lots of room to have fun with it, especially since the project has her blessing.

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        Withnail42 RE: Firegoat Sep 19, 2008 07:27 AM

        That is exactly where she got the idea from. She has said so herself.

        Haven't seen it in a while but always enjoyed MST

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          MaxCaviar RE: Firegoat Sep 19, 2008 11:23 AM

          I loved MST3K too. But this show made by brain hurt.

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            dolores RE: MaxCaviar Sep 20, 2008 04:47 AM

            I'm 100% sure it wouldn't be as clever as MST3K.

            I would imagine it would be more like the Rivers family on the red carpet, food style.

            A scam, cleverly sold.

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          The Old Gal RE: sugarbuzz Sep 19, 2008 07:28 AM

          Are you talking about the real daughter, or is this a spoof? Her real daughter, Alexis, must be in her forties and last I heard she was running an Inn on the east coast somewhere. That is a little old for this sort of thing, isn't it?

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            Firegoat RE: The Old Gal Sep 19, 2008 08:35 AM

            Hey now, I just turned 40... if someone offered me a deal to do a mst3k type spoof of old vintage martha stewart shows... I'd be on it like a pig on corn.

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              brendastarlet RE: The Old Gal Sep 19, 2008 11:28 AM

              It's her real daughter, Alexis, who the last time we checked was spending gobs of money in hopes of getting pregnant and giving Martha a grandchild. She doesn't seem to have ever found her niche. I saw a bit of the show the other night and really thought it was a bad idea.

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                Withnail42 RE: brendastarlet Sep 19, 2008 02:30 PM

                Dosen't she already have a grandchild?

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                  brendastarlet RE: Withnail42 Sep 19, 2008 03:20 PM

                  Not unless it was just born, because she was still trying treatments in October (as she rather graphically described on Oprah.)

                  http://www.people.com/people/article/...

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                  Ideefixed RE: brendastarlet Sep 22, 2008 02:55 PM

                  Oh I thought it was pretty amusing. Her niche is that she'll inherit a big old glob of money.

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                    HillJ RE: Ideefixed Sep 22, 2008 03:00 PM

                    Idee, excellent point! It's hard to take the subject of the show or the hosts too seriously.

              2. xo_kizzy_xo RE: sugarbuzz Sep 21, 2008 08:57 AM

                I caught WM a couple of times this past week during a hospital stay. All I could think was, "Huh?!?"

                I didn't find it remotely funny at all. I wouldn't even call Alexis and her friend "playfully snarky" because I detected a nasty streak underneath it all.

                And MS actually approved this show???? *shakes head*

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