In my day job, we are tasked with watching one of the local TV stations, mostly to keep an eye on emergent weather situations, but also to keep us from going nuts between calls and/or having political discussions.  As such, we discovered that Harry Connick, Jr now has his own afternoon talk show, which kinda proves that ANYONE can get one.  Of course, anyone could mean a lot of fictional folks as well:  Imagine “Tenzil”, the show where Matter-Eater Lad discusses the issues of the 30th Century Day while slowly eating the set or perhaps “Washed Out” with Hoban Washburn (which would have to be set in the past of the future, but that’s still later than now.)  Heck, you could even give Robin his own Youtube channel where he badmouths the villains of Gotham and fanboys over Emma Stone, leading to today’s query (recorded in front of a live studio audience…)

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is just happy to have finally found a question that Stephen can’t answer with “BATMAN!”, asking: Which fictional character would make for the host of the most entertaining talk show?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Dr. Doom in a political talk show would be great. On the other hand, Namor hosting Jerry Springer type trash would be “interesting”.

  2. I actually have had this idea for years of Bulk and Skull having a talk show along the lines of Dr. Phil (with a little Jerry Springer mixed in) and try to rehabilitate the surviving henchmen of defeated evil rulers to enter human society (with disastrous and hilarious results). To be fair, this isn’t an entirely original idea as they have something similar in Japan for Ultraman monsters (not a talk show, but a comedy show with skits of monsters in everyday situations like in a classroom or having a TV show viewing party). But considering the history they have with monsters and all that, it would be a pretty funny show. Saban could do it, too, as they tend to keep a lot of the old monster costumes (cheaper to repaint and alter an existing one than building a new one from scratch, or just re-use the same one unaltered even if the monster was defeated when they need large groups of monsters).

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