Spot Inspection: 'The Megan Mullally Show'

112241__megan_lHey now, if restaurants are subject to spot inspections, shouldn’t TV shows be, too? Today, we kick off our new feature by dropping in — unannounced — on The Megan Mullally Show. Girlfriend better have her perishables in the refrigerator!

Ever get a case of the "How’d the morning go by so fast?" blues? Well, folks, a sure-fire cure exists — in the form of The Megan Mullally Show. If that sounds unduly harsh, then clearly you didn’t suffer through Megan’s interminable song and dance routine with fellow Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth, decrying the fact that neither has scored a "famous Oklahomans" banner at the Will Rogers Airport. Clearly, Mullally is aiming for an Ellen-esque brand of joyous wacky, but it just plays out as depressingly forced. Worse still, Mullally’s not a skilled interviewer; I’m sure Megan’s sister-in-law is a nice gal, but was there any reason to phone her up so she could ask Sweet Potato Queen author Jill Conner Browne if she planned to write a parenting-advice book?

By the time Aaron Carter jumped on the couch to announce the end of his two-minute marriage engagement (now there’s some genuine fodder for a Constitutional amendment), even Mullally looked like she was ready for the hour to end. No such luck, though: With another 15 minutes to fill, there was still an audience talent show, featuring a contortionist who makes trumpet-like noises, and a hula-hoop-around-the-neck trick from Mullally. Holy crap. Did I just feel a pang of wistful nostalgia for Tony Danza?

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  • Michael H.

    I really wanted to love Megan Mullally’s talk show. However it is painfully dull and boring and that’s the WORST thing that can be said about a talk show.

  • roel

    tony danza? ouch!

  • Ed

    I agree with Michael H…wanted to love The Mullally but it’s like watching Valerie Cherish interview Paulie G for an hour.
    Love the fact that EVERYTHING can be related to the Val.

  • Carrie

    The only thing worse than MM’s show is Rachael Ray’s. They’re both disappointing, annoying, and very dull.

  • mike

    I feel for anyone watching tv during the day. I would almost rather be at work.

  • CIP

    I tried to watch the show twice and couldn’t finish. Not even when she had Debrah Messing as guest Mullally could make it fun/interesting…

  • Theo

    I would likes to make sexytime with Karen from Will & Grace. Is nice!

  • Xenu

    Sly take on Megan’s crap-fest. Drop by The View soon. And I mean go backstage during a taping. Or go onstage.
    You can bring us back a lot of good dish.

  • Karaoke God

    I actually went to the taping of this episode, she actually has cue cards that contain her questions. She is the worst interview in the business. The show is a car wreck and we can only hope she is cancelled soon.

  • Liza

    I was sick last week, I stayed home and watched her show 2 days in a row. She makes Sharron Osbourne look like a great interviewer. Boy am I happy to be back at work.

  • Jo J

    I now realize that a lot of others fdeel the same way as I do about Megan Mullally’s show. She was funny on Will and Grace but as a talk show host, that voice grates on my every nerve. Sorry Megan!

  • Bubbers

    I just caught part of the show reviewed here purely by accident (home sick but hadn’t had the TV on all day). Michael, I thought the INTRODUCTION to the Oklahoma medley was so interminable and unfunny that I had to change the channel before the music even started.

  • Bill

    In a vote of, well, I guess no confidence, the local NBC station that was airing the show out here in LA yanked it from the 4 p.m. slot (post-Ellen) and stuck it at noon, after the local morning news. It’s replacement, leading in to the afternoon news, is a locally-produced show by the news folks called “Your LA” highlighting the people and places of So Cal.

  • Fatima

    maybe its a blessing I’m too afraid to skip any of my classes.

  • TorontoTom

    I’d gladly tune in for The Karen Walker Show! Big drink in hand while she trashes the guests – now that’s a show!

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