Kelly and Michael: David Letterman Retiring in 2015
Late night talk show legend David Letterman is retiring from his longtime post in 2015, as he announced on his April 3 show. Kelly Ripa called him “the greatest late night host there’s ever been.”
Kelly and Michael have each been guests on his show. “This is a man that will do everything to make you, the guest, look your best,” she said of his show. Michael recalled his popular segments, like the Top 10 List and Stupid Pet Tricks.
When Letterman became a father, Ripa spoke to him backstage, noting that he had become kinder and gentler. “I saw in him a shift, like a caring,” she said. “He would ask me about my kids,” she said, and he had a new interest and understanding.
Michael said now we all know we have the chance to enjoy his final year on the air before he leaves the show. His official retirement date is not yet set in stone, but he expected it to be sometime in 2015.
Kelly & Michael: Bill Clinton UFOs
Former president Bill Clinton spoke with late night host Jimmy Kimmel on a recent show about whether aliens exist. He said that he looked into Area 51 using some of his executive resources as president and could not rule out their existence, even though he did not find any firsthand knowledge or evidence.
“How can we rule anything out? The universe is gigantic,” Kelly said. Michael said that it could be a semantic distinction. “When it comes to outer space, we only know what we don’t know,” Kelly added.
Ripa also speculated that executive producer Michael Gelman may be an alien, and he tried to make an alien face. Strahan said there must be something else out there somewhere.
Kelly and Michael: Daniel Murphy Paternity Leave
New York Mets player Daniel Murphy is getting flack from sports radio personalities for missing the season’s first two games for the birth of his son. Kelly dismissed the suggestion that his wife have a C-section before the season as “nuts.”
She said he should be entitled to Paternity Leave, because playing baseball is a job and you get to take advantage of whatever privileges are offered. You never know what could be involved in a birth that is none of our business. Michael Strahan said it never bothered him when a teammate took time off for a family event like childbirth. “All that outweighs your profession, in my opinion,” he said.
There will be many other baseball games, but your child will only be born one time. When he looks back on his career, Strahan predicted that Murphy would be glad he made this choice. Strahan said he also tends to ignore sportscasters who have never played the game.
“No one does anything to try to be bad at it,” Strahan said, adding that he has never listened to the opinions of pundits.
Spring It On Travel Trivia: Anna Chlumsky
The morning’s trivia caller was Christina Rylka from Effort, Pennsylvania, playing to win a trip to the Red Mountain Resort in southern Utah.
In what 1991 film did we say Anna Chlumsky starred?
Christina knew the answer, My Girl, right away. She also helped an audience member win eight place settings of Lenox china.