Friday, June 19, 2009

William Shatner Gets Flustered

People are making a big deal about William Shatner on Conan O'Brien's show. In a case of "the shot heard 'round the world, even London's Daily Mail reported of the actor's rudeness towards O'Brien. The Daily Mail reported as follows.

"William Shatner became one of the all-time nightmare guests on an American TV show after making a series of rude hand gestures at the host.

Red-faced and visibly sweating the 78-year-old Star Trek actor appeared out of sorts on the long-running Tonight Show.

He appeared on the programme, hosted by Conan O'Brien, to promote his biography and up-coming TV series."

But his behaviour got so bad at one point new host Conan O'Brien walked off stage before getting on his table and shouting: 'What is wrong with you.'

With a build up like that, I had to check it out on You Tube myself. Shatner did indeed flip the bird. That can not be denied. But prior to that, Conan O'Brien had been taunting Shatner about his inability to give the Vulcan salute,separating two left fingers and two right fingers and saising the palm. He was really taunting Shatner. Finally Shatner got fed up. That's how I see it.

Network bosses blurred out the Captain Kirk actor's gestures in the broadcast.

The actor mimed masturbation and flicked the finger at host Conan during the interview.

In my opinion, it was O'Brien who was being obnoxious. If I were in Shatner's shoes, I would have been sorely tempted to convey comradely greetings from Chuck U Farley. It would not surprise me if others felt the same. I think Conan O'Brien is an obnoxious twit. Even though Shatner may have been a little over the top, I hope he taught O'Brien a lesson.

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