After this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, where Maya Rudolph dropped in again to take part in the Jay Z and Solange Elevator fight, the next place to see the lady will be her variety show on Monday, which could be like Marie without Donny. Or you could say Cher without Sonny; Tenille without the Captain, or even the Brady without the bunch. As most of variety shows, “back in the day” usually consisted of a double act, it could feel like Vaya has left something out of the mix.
There are some things that are intrinsically American. Like the old Chevrolet commercials singing patriotically about baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet, they should have made room for Carol Burnett. There may be a few people who could argue about bestowing the title of “American first lady of comedy television”, but it would be a weak argument at best.
Just my thoughts on this lifelong favourite.