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It’s been a time-honored debate in the executive suites of television networks and studios for years, and comes to mind after watching the Morning Joe clip above.
Saturday Night Live began its most recent episode with a cold open that satirized the not-so-subtle and amorous interactions between co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough who very recently announced their engagement publicly.
As a very popular morning news program, Morning Joe walks that fine line between smart news conversation and the relatable prattle that make viewers feel connected to the super famous and influential hosts.
… Well file this under the later.
Mika and Joe appeared to be caught unaware that SNL opened their show ostensibly mocking the host’s secret feeling for one another.
Now, it’s possible that both co-hosts missed the segment on Saturday night, but given how wired-in they are, their public profiles and what’s going on in the world — and featured on Mediaite! — it seems rather implausible that neither had seen, or were somehow unaware of this segment. This, of course, appeared to be the joke that Mika and Joe were playing on viewers.
Mika’s reaction of “Oh my God, I can’t wait to see it” felt a little like another SNL segment from a previous time. You know, the one that featured Cheri Oteri and Will Ferrell as shallow and craven TV hosts? — the one called “Morning Latte.”
There is no denying the popularity and influence that Morning Joe hosts are enjoying. But as is the case with almost any TV host, they are walking a fine line between authenticity and living in their own caricature.