Monday, June 19, 2006

Connie Chung says farewell with off-key serenade


The show ran for six months. It was a turkey. So it's fitting that it ended with a gobble. The ratings-starved Maury Povich and Connie Chung weekend show on MSNBC ended its run with a strange and bizarre send-off.

Like some vamp from a bygone era, Connie Chung, the former CBS and CNN anchorwoman warbled and garbled — it can't be called singing — a farewell that put down Dan Rather (with whom she co-anchored the CBS news in the early 1990s), her husband and cable TV — all at the same time.

"Thanks for the memories," she sang to the tune of the old standard:

We came to do a show for very little dough

By little, I mean I could make more working on skid row

That's cable TV.

Thanks for the memories

This half a year flew by

That Maury, what a guy

Instead of asking: Who's the daddy? He could talk Dubai

How stunned were we all

Thanks for the memories

The thing I love the most

About hubby as co-host

Is all those other anchors were as dull as melba toast

The sparks really flew

Thanks for the memories

Now that the show is through

I've got bigger things to do

But Maury is back weighing in:

Fat babies, how taboo!

He can't get enough.

At the end of the song, she collapsed on the floor of the studio as the camera faded out.

Watch the video.

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