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Sep 18, 2008 07:46 PM

Whatever, martha

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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  1. 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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    1. re: HillJ

      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?

      1. re: Claudette

        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. 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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      1. re: Firegoat

        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

        1. re: Firegoat

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

          1. re: MaxCaviar

            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.

        2. 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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          1. re: The Old Gal

            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.

            1. re: The Old Gal

              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.

              1. re: brendastarlet

                Dosen't she already have a grandchild?

                1. re: Withnail42

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


                2. re: brendastarlet

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

                  1. re: Ideefixed

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

              2. 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*