Ricky Bobby on Larry King

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Last night I slipped into the bizarro world and came upon a replay of Ricky Bobby on Larry King Live. That would be the fictional character Ricky Bobby on the non-fictional news program Larry King Live. Bobby’s buddy Cal Naughton, Jr. came along for the interview as well. King even had a red gas canister to his right to show that CNN “gets” NASCAR. If this doesn’t mark the end of CNN as a news source, I don’t know what will. King introduced Will Ferrell like so:

“Our guests here in Los Angeles, Ricky Bobby, the NASCAR legend, one of the all-time greats, four time winner of the Daytona 500 and Cal Naughton, Jr., also a NASCAR driver”

Then it got really weird when Dale Earnhardt, Jr. called in to vent:

“I got a big old party going on downstairs, didn’t know if you could hear me. Let me just say to Ricky and Cal you guys are lucky I’m not in the studio calling me a loser. You guys are the losers. I know 2-year-olds that drive better than you guys.”

I had to check my facts today just to make sure this really happened. It did. I also checked to see the studio that made Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and surprisingly it wasn’t Warner… It’s sony. Congrats on the hour long free ad on CNN.

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5 Responses to “Ricky Bobby on Larry King”

  1. Lee Bennett says:

    Are you sure it was free?

    Mind you, you’re totally right with this entry. That’s insane. But there’s probably no way to know whether Warner paid CNN for the time. People have actually speculated for a while if guests pay to appear on Larry King.

  2. Well I give CNN the benefit of the doubt. It’s not like LKL really reaches many viewers these days, so ratings probably spiked with Ricky Bobby being a guest.

  3. gobiz says:

    funny Thanks site

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