Whether you love him, hate him or simply laugh at him, Rob Ford continues to command TV attention south of the border – and not just on late-night talk shows.
Last night’s edition of Jeopardy! included a question devoted to the embattled Toronto mayor and it’s likely not by accident that Canadian-born host Alex Trebek delivered it in a whimsical tone.
The question in question: “In 2013 Rob Ford, mayor of this 4th-largest city in N. America, first said he smoked weed, not crack … then, yes, OK, crack, too.”
The question drew a mild murmur of laughter from the Jeopardy studio audience and the correct answer – Toronto, duh – arrived quickly from a contestant named Chip.
And one day after Toronto’s mayor was skewered for the umpteenth time on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he resurfaced yet again on Late Show with David Letterman. In late-night comedy terms, Rob Ford is the gift that just keeps on giving.
As on Kimmel, Letterman lead into the segment by remarking that things have been relatively peaceful on the Ford front of late, and even mistakenly suggests that the mayor was in rehab.
But then Dave swings right into the matter of the now-infamous video of Ford’s rant at the Steak Queen restaurant that was released earlier this week.
And since most of what the mayor is saying in the video is incoherent (the Letterman clip even plays the video in its original state), this leads handily into the “Top 10 Things Rob Ford Might Be Saying in This Video.”
Kicking off with number 10:
“Welcome to my office”
Number nine: “This is one of those drunken stupors I referred to.”
Number eight: “Which way is the counter” (note: Ford is standing beside the counter).
Number seven: “This is my final cry for help.”
Number six: “I’ve been hanging out in the blimp hangar with Shimul” (an obvious in-joke to the studio audience as the camera cut to a woman sitting in the crowd).
Number five: “Damn right, I want that super-sized.”
Number four: “I’m more wasted than The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Number three: “Where’s Bieber with my weed?”
Number two: “How am I not in prison?”
And number one: “Where’s your crack-smoking section?”
Keep up the bizarre behaviour, Mayor Ford. At this rate, you’re bound to surface in Ellen DeGeneres’ opening monologue at the Oscars next month.