Elaine Stritch Lives Your Dream, Drops F Bomb on The Today Show
2:23 pm, February 18th | by Colette McIntyre
When I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to astrally project and place in the sacred, fur-wrapped vessel of Elaine Stritch. Unfortunately I remain firmly ensconced in a twenty-three-year-old body that hasn’t been in the same room as Tina Fey so it’s clear that Nietzsche was right and God is dead.
While I have been wrestling with my demons (who are just as non-famous as I am), Stritch continues to prove that her mantle of show-biz legend is well-deserved. Earlier this morning, the eighty-nine-year-old Emmy-winning actor appeared on The Today Show to promote her upcoming documentary Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me and the segment was magic from the start: Stritch, wrapped in chocolate-hued furs as if her interview were being broadcast from Sochi, had no qualms about propping up her infamous gams in host Kathie Lee’s lap. (What do you think that lap feels like? I’m going with two half-filled bags of Franzia White Zinfandel tied to a shipping pallet.) After Gifford brought up Stritch’s reputation for bluntness, there was only one way the interview was going to go.
“If you just say things naturally, it’s fine,” Stritch answered. “You know, they’re just thinking ‘fuck.’”
Yup: Ellen Stritch dropped an F-Bomb on live TV while sporting a whole swath of furs and keeping her feet in Gifford’s lap. She then went on to talk over Hoda and Kathie Lee as the segment went to commercial, declaring, ““I’m not letting you have the last word on this morning show!”
We’ll drink to that.
LOVE these broads, but no F'ING way they get the last word on this show! pic.twitter.com/vvKvJXLNeR
— Elaine Stritch (@ElaineStritch) February 18, 2014