Bill Maher appeared on The View Tuesday to talk about the GOP nominations, the Occupy Wall Street movement, and how he hurt Elisabeth Hasselbeck's feelings. Mostly about hurting Elisabeth Hasselbeck's feelings.
The controversial TV host/political commentator appeared on the talk show, where he was almost immediately confronted by co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Bill Maher made a point about needing women in society, and Hasselbeck confronted him about a statement he made on his HBO Show, Real Time.
"Forgive this idiotic republican for bringing this to your brilliant mind," Hasselbeck said, recalling a joke that Maher made about exchanging Elisabeth to Egypt for CBS correspondent Laura Logan.
Logan was assaulted in Cairo's Tahrir Square as the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak was falling and 100,000 people were celebrating.
Kind of a harsh joke, but Maher stuck up for himself.
"Well, you know, we do a comedy show, for an audience that’s perhaps different than your audience," Maher explained to Hasselbeck. "You are a public figure. And when you are a public figure, you're out there, and you're fodder for comedians."
But Elisabeth wasn't really buying it. She asked, "Do you draw a line a line?" Bill said there was, but that he often lives on that line. The worst part is, people liked the joke so much, the audience even laughed when Elisabeth said it.
"That wasn't that funny," the co-host claimed.
“Would you say that again?” Elisabeth asked Maher. To which he replied, “If I had a crystal ball and knew I was coming here and had to spend my whole segment talking about it, no.”
Maher then explained that his HBO audience is edgier and much different from the audience of The View. The two continued to bicker, with Hasselbeck claiming she "didn’t get her feelings hurt" but simply thought the joke wasn't funny.
Okay, am I the only one who noticed the sexual tension between these two? It felt like at any moment, they were just going to start making out. I mean, if Whoopi can fart on the show, I think Bill Maher and Elisabeth Hasselbeck should be able to make out.
Elisabeth, famous for her right-wing views, continued on with her passive aggressive remarks toward Maher, saying, "Wow, I actually feel smarter sitting next to you." Maher replied, “Really? I feel like I'm in high school sitting next to you.”
Elisabeth replied, "Really, how long ago was that?"
If she's a joke expert now, I'd think she could do better than that one.
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