You've all probably seen this already. But still. I only wish I'd had the balls to have pulled something like that one of the handful of times I was compelled to interact with the sterling personalities on Fox and Friends. "He shook his hand!" I know, right, ew??? Too hilarious.
I spent a lot of time with Mr. Borgnine on the set of Baseketball a few years back. A real pistol, he was. Just think—he had been married to Ethel Freaking Merman. Which kinds of begs the question of just what it is he masturbates to.
Jeffrey Wells seems to have taken this very hard. Or maybe I should say badly. Says Borgnine has "tainted his reputation for all eternity. I'll never be able to watch The Wild Bunch ever again with the same attitude I had before seeing this clip." (Shit, Jeff, you shoulda watched The Wild Bunch last night, like I did.) Yeah, Borgnine's irrevocably tainted because he made a vulgar crack on a Fox News program. Okay, if you say so. And that's as far "there" as I'm gonna go.
UPDATE: Surely there are some of you out there who recall Drew and Josh Alan Friedman's disconcertingly hilarious strip "June 2050," which posits a future Baltimore populated entirely by Borgnine lookalikes:
The real-life Ernie's line is exactly the sort of thing they might have put in the mouth of one of the Borgnine clones back in the day. I imagine the Friedman imps are still laughing their asses off tonight.
FURTHER UPDATE: Over on Facebook, comedy genius (Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and friend to many Edgar Wright notes: "Indeed he really is the Emperor Of The North Pole."