Who knew The Ticket’s Gordon Keith is really a softy at heart? A guy who likes Charlie Chaplin for the “sweetness” of his comedy? Who gets all weepy over family tragedy? Who’s got nothing but nice things to say about the Belo empire? About 60 people who turned out for the premiere episode of Ed Bark‘s Uncle Barky Show at Stratos Greek Taverna, that’s who.
The Saturday show also had its acerbic side, thank goodness.
Keith teed off, for example, on Fox4 reporter Jeff Crilley, whom Bark recently named one of the area’s best TV reporters. Said Gordo of Crilley: “He talks like a serial killer, to me.” And Keith seemed to bring out Bark’s inner bitch as well. Said Ed of veteran Channel 5 anchor Mike Snyder: “Everybody knows I’m mystified why Snyder still has that job.”
The hour-plus-long show was something of a love-fest, with Bark praising Keith for bringing badly needed “experimental, risky” TV to North Texas. And Keith returned the favor. Ed “makes me laugh,” he said. “Especially when he comes over at night and tickles my a** with a feather.” Ed even closed the show by singing–well, sort of singing–a love song to his guest: “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore.”
The first Uncle Barky Show was filmed in its entirety by Pegasus News, which intends to put it on its Web site. The next episode will feature CBS11 anchor Tracy Rowlett, sometime in January.
Just don’t look for Snyder anytime soon.