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Barack Obama Makes History

Barack Obama, the African-American junior senator from Illinois, has shocked the world to become the first Black President in U.S. history.

Uncle Mitch’s Take: “Kenyan…marathon…what’d ya expect?”






Ralph Nader, the perennial also-ran Presidential candidate made an unflattering comment re: Barack Obama and “Uncle Tom.”

Uncle Mitch’s Take: “Screw you, Nader.  I’ve been driving a Corvair for years.”
 




 Former ER cast member, Eriq La Salle, who played Dr. Peter Benton for eight seasons is returning to the show in its final year to direct an episode.

Uncle
Mitch’s Take: “I think it’s great that a former cast member…I…uhh…SOOOOOULLLL GLOOOOOOOWWWW.  Sorry, couldn’t help myself. “







Fox TV Studios is developing the new sci- show Defying Gravity, about eight astronauts on a six-year-mission in the solar system, starring Ron Livingston.

Uncle Mitch’s Take: “I hear they find Lumbergh’s Uranus.”





Lou Diamond Phillips Runs Away With The Carnival


Lou Diamond Phillips has joined the cast of TV movie, Carny, about a small town sheriff who deals with a vengeful beast who escapes a carnival sideshow.

Uncle
Mitch’s Take: “Word has it that it’s Melissa Etheridge.”








Tom Selleck is set to reprise his role in the sixth planned Jesse Stone movie for CBS.

Uncle Mitch’s Take: “Six, count ‘em, six Jesse Stones, but only one Runaway?”
 







 
ABC appears to have won the ratings war for election coverage over NBC and CBS.


Uncle
Mitch’s Take: “I was too busy being freaked out by that friggin’ hologram to notice…”