Friday, April 15, 2005

I haven't watched Letterman much at all lately. However, last night I turned it on and watched a bit. He aired a new segment last night called: "It's not that bad with funny music." Since yesterday was the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, it was the subject of the segment. The segment featured a clip from an old black and white movie of the Titanic piercing the sea and sinking downward. In the background was some very wacky, totally silly music. I was pretty shocked and thought the whole thing in bad taste. I will admit that the image of the Titanic presented with the truly ridiculous music did make me laugh, but I was uncomfortable about the whole thing. I was really surprised that Dave didn't acknowledge how "over the line" and inappropriate the "joke" was (afterall, he is in the habit of doing that when a joke is in bad taste). Instead, he just moved on to the next item on the show without comment. The audience did laugh, but it was muted and it seemed that everyone was generally uncomfortable with the segment. Did anyone else see this segment? What say you?

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