'The Karen Walker Show' it was not

Can the term "mercy killing" apply to a talk show? Well, seeing that NBC Universal has taken The Megan Mullally Show out back with a can of tuna, I’d dare say the answer is "yes." Am I right?


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  • Ed

    This doesn’t surprise me.
    I heard a lot of negative talk about how Megan interviewed and had to see it for myself. When she interviewed Doogie and the rest of the clan from How I Met your Mother, Megan couldn’t play off the singing that Patrick started. It was kind of embarresing to watch Megan squirm.
    Megan, go back to scripted comedy.

  • Victor Perez

    When you’re right, you’re right, my dear Slezak.. Megan’s show was painfully dull from day one. And i wanted so much to like it!! But alas, i can only stare into the sun for so long.. sigh.

  • Idolatry

    Count me as someone else who wanted to like it — I’ll give Megan a lot of room for error because I love Karen Walker so much. But the Megan Mullally show was just *painful*

  • Evie

    You’re totally right, Slezak. I tried to watch but I was bored. I still can’t get over that they cancelled Wayne Brady even though it’s been like two years – THAT was a good show, so naturally it didn’t take. Yet Martha Stewart can have a talk show? Ugh!

  • jenjen

    I never tried to watch it. Apparently I didn’t miss anything.

  • brandonk

    I couldn’t watch more than 4 minutes of any given show, but I’d say good riddance…Megan, find something better to do with your time, like a nightclub act! She could headline in Vegas, don’tcha think?

  • Chuck

    VERY uncomfortable show to watch. Ms. M never seemed very sure of herself on the sofa. From day one I thought this was a bad career move for Megan. She should definitely wait for a good script to come her way or make a return to a good Broadway musical. Hey Megan, Mel Brooks is workshopping Young Frankenstein for a broadway bow sometime soon. You would be PERFECT for the Madeline Kahn role, jump on that bandwagon and you’ll have a Tony in no time!!

  • cagey

    I watched for awhile because although her interviewing style sucked, her guests felt comfortable enough to sit and ramble. It was fun to hear what celebrities had to say that was non-scripted for a change. However, I couldn’t bear sitting through the rest of the mess that was her show and quickly gave up on it. I’m amazed she lasted this long.

  • wildecat

    Chuck, you are SO right – Megan would be so, so perfect for Young Frankenstein! She certainly has the comedy chops and quite a fabulous singing voice, too. Please, someone tell her agent! (And yes, her talk show was a train wreck)

  • Ryan

    I enjoyed the Megan M show, it was a fresh breath of air not having to go through 30 minutes of monologue and actually have time to listen to guests talk. However, I would have to agree that Megan seemed uncomfortable at times and speechless on others. She’s such a great talent, I was hoping to see some smart-witted come back lines from her inner “Karen”, but I guess only happens when you have great writers. Case in point, this show did not. It could have been a wonderful show with some tweaks and some new writers.

  • Jack

    Right you are. Megan is great, her show sucked. Now all that’s left is to cancel that show with the hyperactive chihuahua, Rachel Ray! Then we can finally celebrate.

  • GeeMoney

    Her show was terrible! I’m suprised they waited this long to snatch it off of the air.

  • dma69

    I didn’t even realize that it was still on.

  • Dee

    What took them so long. That program was painful to watch.

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