During the Thanksgiving Day Parade he pronounced the song "S'wonderful" as "S-wonderful." That combined with his wretched London Olympics commentary makes him a moron in my book.
Op youre only realizing this now? Between him and the whack job known as al roker i dont know how anyone can watch today.
There are many people who are not morons who don't know how to pronounce the Gershwins' S'Wonderful, OP.
But, fuck, you knew that, didn't you? After all, I trust you're not moron enough to believe otherwise.
OP = Ann Curry
I'd still lick his bung hole.
[quote]There are many people who are not morons who don't know how to pronounce the Gershwins' S'Wonderful, OP.
They may not be morons, but they are ignorant.
You seem a bit defensive . . . hmmmm . . . wonder why . . .
Fuck off, R2. I bet you're sitting alone in your apartment today, chuckling to yourself. Pathetic cunt.
Yeah, come on, that definitely is ignorant.
I watched about five minutes of the parade, and the commentary was so canned it was awful. It felt like they were phoning it in.
R2, not those who are paid millions to be on the air and are cultural icons. They should know how to pronounce anything they say on the air.
I weep at his trangression.
The Today Show is a disgrace. The anchors all need firing and to be recast. Lauer should be first on the chopping block. No personality (besides his cuntiness), and no looks make for a dull anchor.
"S. Wonderful! S. Marvelous!"
I said the same thing to my partner. How does the man not know how to correctly pronounce the name of the song? And he is looking more and more like a rodent with his thinning hair.
huh?you mean he said S. Wonderful?
That Gutherie woman is horrible!
She needs to go!
Matt needs to go, too.
S-Wonderful's a street drug!
He's in show business and he never heard that song? He lives in New York and has never been to a Broadway show or play? Why didn't he do his job and ask one of the show's producers how it is pronounced? The embarassment in front of a staff member pales in comparison to making that gaffe in front of millions of viewers. He's lazy and disengaged for what amounts to three hours of work a day. What a putz.
I'm a shrill Stepford wife with brittle features! Why won't anyone love me?
He couldn't pronounce one of Gershwin's most famous song titles?
Yeah, he's a moron.
Yes, he introduced the song saying here's "ess wonderful"
quote]"S. Wonderful! S. Marvelous!"
by: S. Awful
What's the problem?
Tell us how you pronounce it and then how Matt pronounced it. Did he say the letter S and wonderful? Did he slur it into one word Swonderful? How is he supposed to say it?
Nothing worse than a pack of hypocrites.
R20 nailed it, calked it, sanded it and repainted it.....right on the money- and this is coming from someone who workes TODAY and knows it as absolute truth....ML is already gearing up for his post-TODAY Show life and testing the water to see what's out there- but is resigned that he will go the way of Ann Curry, and be regulated to "special reports" and the like. If you caught the morning when they introduced Willie to the TODAY Show "family" and gave his first official on-air date, ML's body language and delivery could not cover up the fact that he learned about this the NIGHT BEFORE- he was clearly still rattled and it showed....
DL stereotypes abound here, go figure
The Today show shenanigans are starting to resemble "All About Eve", but now it's time for Matt's "Addison" to get *his* comeuppance.
But he's hot and still got it. I'll do him for some cash!
Okay, know it all r23. Who wrote the song? Where was the song first performed and who sang it? If you don't know the answers to those questions, without having to google them, then fuck off. And if you DO know the answers then you also KNOW how S' Wonderful is pronounced. Clearly, Matt Lauer doesn't possess a rudimentary knowlege of great American song writing. But he should be willing to do some research for his JOB which, in essence, is to convince the television audience that he actually knows what he's talking about. Even when he doesn't. Bullshitting for bucks. Nice work if you can get it.
I am familiar with the song having heard it all of my life. After reading this thread I am unable to determine what exactly the miserable Matt Lauer did to offend you all so much. You all seem capable of being affronted yet are unable to explain what you are talking about.
HOW exactly is it pronounced as a song title.
Exactly how did the dumb fuck Lauer pronounce the song title and what exactly is the big affront?
I'm surprised that Matt mispronounced S'Wonderful. He attends Broadway shows. He, Hilary Gumbel, Meredith Veira and her husband sat 2 rows behind us at a Book of Mormon performance spring/summer of 2011. I thought it was an interesting group considering all the gossip.
I'd fuck him and he could shout 'fuck me' any way he wanted.
So Matt doesn't know about great song writing, so what? He is paid to do exactly what you dislike, BULL SHIT.
He is a host of a TV show. He has been successful because he is all men, well rounded, smart and knowledgeable on many levels. The masses have related to him.
Matt is the common denominator you silly braying twit
I was too distracted by the weird too-thin lips of Savannah Guthrie, to pay much attention to Matt during the parade coverage!
I could never stand Matt Lauer, I remember he was the host of some "Inside Edition' type of show on Fox 5 in the evenings. It was him and a woman with a lot of hair, I don't remember her name, I always found him very fake and smarmy.
Is it true, is he having an affair with Savannah Guthrie? I think they are both horrors, they deserve each other.
The problem w/.Savannah is not that the lips are thin - it is that her red lipstick matched the microphone EXACTLY. Someone in makeup mut not like her...
The bigger question here should be, WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU WATCHING THIS PROGRAM IF YOU LOATHE IT SO MUCH??? There are many television options yet you all seem to tune in to one you loathe.
Isn't there an easier way to make yourselves feel better about your miserable selves?
So Matt Lauer isn't a prissy Theater Queen. He was on live TV reading a TelePrompter. Shit happens. If this is the best you have to bitch about in your life OP, consider yourself very lucky, insane, but lucky.
R29, see R21. The title of the song is supposed to be pronounced "swonderful," not "ess wonderful." Got it?
All day long I hear buzz saws and other loud equipment and I'm sure they are building Lauer's mega "equestrian center" behind my neighbors homes.
The land is agricultural reserve. It used to be a nursery with lovely trees and bushes and the owner had houses for swallows all over the property, which cut down on bugs. Some rich asshole went to court in the 1990s to get horse "farms" designated as agricultural reserve and won. Now all the woods are being cut down so that the1% can build 14,000 sq ft homes and stick a prefab stable on ithe property and call it a "horse farm." Of course, they also get a tax break for keeping the land "agricultural."
It's so much fun reading these insane Matt Lauer apologists.
That's nothing, OP. I suffered through a TV interview the other day with a British expert on psychopaths called Kevin Dutton, and the lightweight female presenter who interviewed him pronounced the "P" in "psychopath." The word was used at least 200 times during the 30-minute interview, and even though the bimbo heard her interviewee pronounce it correctly numerous times, she still didn't get it. Now THAT's ignorant and unprofessional.
[quote]He is a host of a TV show. He has been successful because he is all men, well rounded, smart and knowledgeable on many levels. The masses have related to him. Matt is the common denominator you silly braying twit
This whole thread reads like a DL parody
In France, he'd be beaten in the street.
I would pay to watch, R32.
15 years ago you sisters were all hot for obvious homosexual Matt Lauer.
Yet apparently you all tune in to dish about Matt.
[quote]Matt Lauer's a moron
And this is news?
Who the FUCK is that Lauer apologist/defender up in this bitch? Seriously, there is no excuse for him. He's a narcissistic, aging, ugly cunt. I don't understand how anyone likes his personality or looks. He's not that intelligent either just cuz he talks seriously.
I suspect you know of what you speak all to well. There is no need for you to ever see or hear or speak of Lauer again, yet here you are??
I think Yahoo posted that Matt doesn't get along with anybody right now, and they might let him go.
I thought Willie and Tamera Hall did a nice job this AM.
Oh dear. Matt started a Twitter furor.
Today Show host Matt Lauer was largely panned by NBC viewers for what they believed was a tired and sloppy hosting of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The New York Post aggregated many of the harsh Twitter assessments aimed at Lauer. “Matt Lauer should get a lifetime-achievement award for saying ridiculous things with deadpan, absolute sincerity,” tweeted one viewer. “Way to go Matt.”
The anti-Lauer sentiment became more palpable with the “gotcha” moment when he mispronounced a song title while introducing Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara’s performance from their current Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It.
Lauer botched the Gershwin brothers-penned song title — “‘S Wonderful” — pronouncing it as a literal “Ess wonderful,” rather than the flowing “S’Wonderful.”
The mispronunciation caused a Twitter fury, with people calling the NBC host an “idiot,” saying that Gershwin would be “thrashing in his grave,” and coining a new hashtag: “#lauerfail.”
"15 years ago you sisters were all hot for obvious homosexual Matt Lauer."
15 years ago he had hair.
"I'd fuck him and he could shout 'fuck me' any way he wanted."
"F. Uck Me!"
r4 - be prepared to get a mouthful of fart if you did that. Matt has a severe flatuence problem because he chews vitamin C all day long.
If he's still on the Today Show by 2013, I think they won't have any viewers left except for the thirsty fags and hags who still want to bone him (they must be going blind and deaf).
I wonder how it was listed on the teleprompter - assuming he was reading it off a teleprompter? I've seen seasoned anchors read crap off a teleprompter because the text was typed or cplit badly.
As far as Willie Geist - i say ICK! He's awful.
Give Willie a chance. He is wry and subtle,keep watching he might grow on you.
The OP and his followers sure must have dull lives is all I can say.
"But he should be willing to do some research for his JOB which, in essence, is to convince the television audience that he actually knows what he's talking about. Even when he doesn't. Bullshitting for bucks. Nice work if you can get it."
C'mon guys! He wouldn't know how to pronounce it properbly because he's straight!
A gay guy would get it right.
A straight guy would get it wrong.
Unless...that's what he WANTS us to think!
So much energy and anger aimed at a man who mispronounced a stupid song title. Such ridiculous hystrionics. Get the hell over yourselves, it is a song title for God's sake. Not a major moment in the scheme of things. If you don't like the man, don't watch him. Simple.
And yet, here you are, r59. The disdain for Matt Lauer transcends the DL. See the link at r51. This is part of a back lash by viewers who did not like seeing Ann Curry publicly flogged and humiliated. Live with it .
I can't believe he's still on the air. People will never forget how he violated Ann's dignity. He should be paraded through the streets naked with his remaining hair shorn.
Somewhere Ann Curry is laughing.
"Somewhere Ann Curry is laughing."
I am. A lot. And then s'more.
That naked part sounds like a winner to me, R64. Or should I say "double-u-inner?"
I noticed it the second Matt Lauer made the error however I then said to myself well why should he know the correct way to pronounce an old song title..........then I realized the fucker makes MILLIONS of dollars and he - or NBC should make sure he knows.
That being said, I NEVER expected so many people to rant about it on Twitter, or to read a prominently-placed article detailing his stupid mistake today's NY Post!
I hope the magnifying glass is on him now, every broadcast. I hope his every mistake is highlighted. The sooner he's canned, the better.
I can take Matt Lauer most days. What I DON'T miss is that miserable Ann Curry. The show is so much better with her gone.
While I agree Ann was not right for the role - it still does not mean smug Matt Lauer deserves millions of dollars for shoddy work.
Is it just me or does his smugness seem to have been replaced by uneasiness? You can kind of see it in his face when the new Geist guy is on. It's like all of a sudden has been told to "mind his p's and q's" and does not know what to do anymore.
If the ratings continue to plummet, I doubt that NBC will want to permanently wound the "Today" franchise anymore. They are already dealing with the Jenna stuff and I don't think they want any more trouble on set.
Yeah, OK I am sure that more than one person in the booth noticed the error. If Lauer had been smart he could have made a self-deprecating, humorous correction on air after the break. But he has not an ounce of joy about him anymore and that scenario couldn't happen.
OP, did you know Roland Smith, former channel 2 and channel 9 news anchor? He couldn't pronounce the first names of Zsa Zsa Gabor or Marlene Dietrich -- because he's never heard of them.
Exactly, r73. He could have said something to acknowlege his mistake and spoken to the greatness of Ira Gershwin at the same time. He could have even mentioned the titles of some of the other wonderful songs Gershwin wrote. But of course he couldn't do that because he probably knows nothing about Gershwin and the idiots in the control booth can't think that fast. This goes to his lazy, lacksadaisical and disengaged on air presence and inflated ego. Total fucking amateur.
But Willie Geist is the heir apparent? Really? At least he is better than Luke Russert?
Anyone who knows anything about what talking heads happen to be talking about at any particular moment is likely going to know a lot more than the talking head and be able to correct him or her. This goes for any talking head on any particular subject.
It just so happens that OP knows how to pronounce S'Wonderful and Matt Lauer doesn't.
This may be the first and only time OP has ever known more than the talking head about any particular subject.
That's why OP is so quick to call Lauer a moron.
Congratulations, OP. You've finally outsmarted a talking head. Something most of us do quite frequently.
This is a little off topic for the thread, but it does involve Willie Geist. Can someone please explain to me why, in this clip, that Mika woman gets SO upset about Geist bringing up an apparently true report about the "Octomom" getting an offer to do porn?
Was she upset because, at the time, it was just an offer and she felt it shouldn't have been reported? Of course, the "Octomom" did in fact end up doing some porn, so should Mike apologize for having been so upset with Geist for his report?