Boris Johnson is the next Briton to steal the show from TV series
A TV series heads for the shaggy head of the possibly temporary head of the British government. Its Prime Minister is about to have a very clean shave.
If Her Maj doesn’t have enough trouble with stupid Prince Harry, cursed Prince Andrew and stupid Prince Charles, now comes a take-off on the Queen’s world. It’s heavier, it’s the crown, etc. Like a fractured fictional version of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. A low look at his office which will be called “Downing Street”.
This prime-time Prime Minister was born in the United States and to become the leader of the United Kingdom, he needed a strong gizzard. Born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel, married several times, father of several children, survivor of a sex scandal and – according to the current fiasco – also the giver of parties during the CV lock.
Enough already with dramas about not happy old England. Helen Mirren and Olivia Colman squatted on the throne more often than Elizabeth. We had “The Crown”, “The Queen”, “The King’s Speech”, “The Last Kingdom”, a Princess Di thing. More Hail Britannias than the United States ever gave Lincoln.
So now this new series will crash into the background and underground of the central character with a series of crises, scandals, secrets to hide, guerrilla press – and perhaps the number of private phone of his hairdresser.
Boris has now become porous.
The craziest things have been said
YESTERDAY was Presidents Day. Today, we the people watch the burps of some of our great leaders. Arnold Schwarzenegger: “Gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.” . . . TED Kennedy on then-fiancée Victoria Reggie: “She’s a wonderful, wonderful person, and we’re looking forward to a happy, wonderful night — uh, life.” . . . RONALD Reagan: “Facts are stupid things.” . . . DAN Quayle (pardon the expression) who once limped for vice president: “A low turnout indicates that fewer people are going to the polls.” . . . MITT Romney: “Look at the last election. The reason the Republicans lost can be summed up in two words: 47%.” . . . BOB Dole: “You can only sweep the sidewalk a certain number of times.” . . . President SITTING Richard Nixon to then Attorney General: “Shit, forget the law. . . . DONALD Rumsfeld: “Bin Laden is either very much alive, or very much alive and not very well, or not alive.” . . . SPIRO Agnew: “I have to say this: if you’ve seen one slum, you’ve seen them all.” . . . BARFER Biden: “A man I’m proud to call my friend – Barack America.” (There’s nothing else to add, because so far he hasn’t added anything.)
Awards and parties
EITHER things come to life – or my mail gets heavier.
Comes the announcement that May 20 will be the Drama League’s 88th annual awards show. Nominations are April 25. The notification includes photos of Lin-Manuel Miranda because of all he got in 2016, as well as Bryan Cranston who got all he got in 2019. . ALSO come invite to Clive Davis’ 90th birthday party – cocktails and sit down dinner and a note telling you to ‘come nicely dressed’.
All in the family
YORKVILLE Democratic Four Freedoms Club. District Leader Alex Bores and State Committee Member Adam Roberts are jostling for Assemblyman Dan Quart’s vacant seat in the 73rd AD. Their mothers are judicial delegates and substitutes. Also, Brad Hershenson, if you care, the son of 76th AD Assemblyman Rebecca Seawright, was elected as Alternate Judicial Delegate. It’s a family affair.
BIG-TIME casinos will one day enter Manhattan? So listen: this guy found a parking spot, put some money in the meter, the mechanism worked. And what happened is he lost his Chrysler.
Only in New York, children, only in New York.