Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ann Curry Leaving Today

My main memory of Ann Curry is when she and the rest of the 'Today Show' cast were playing Trivial Pursuit. They were out on the crowded New York street and placed behind 'Jeopardy' type podiums. The usual crowd of screaming 'fans' were there, waving signs and hoping to get their faces on TV for the folks back home.

As I recall, the questions were mostly in the 'pop culture' category. You know, stuff about 'Gilligan's Island', 'Star Trek' and rock music. I don't remember who else was playing except for Al Roker who seemed to be answering most of the questions without any problem.

Curry, on the other hand, was unable to answer a single question. Humiliated and embarrassed in front of her 'fans', she became increasingly hysterical. At some point she screamed 'It's just trivia!'.

I remember thinking, 'Yeah, and someday, Ms. Curry, you'll be one of the questions.'

For instance: 'Name the Today Show anchor who made a tearful on-air goodbye after being fired due to bad ratings.'


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