While interviewing Sister Wives patriarch Kody Brown alone on a rooftop, Natalie asks a question that makes me press "pause" on my DVR:
Natalie: You're sort of the--the moon, and they rotate around you. Is that a good way to put it?
Admittedly, I was not much of a science student, but even this question set off my "stupid radar". I attempted to verify my suspicions:
Me: Stayve! (That's how it sounds when I'm yelling)
Me: Nevermind. I don't wanna yell.
Steve: It's ok!
Me: Ok, so--planets orbit around the sun, right?
Steve: Uh huh.
Me: And moons orbit around planets?
Steve: Yeah, that's right.
Me: Does. Anything. Orbit. Around. The moons?
Steve: Don't think so.
Me: Natalie Morales thinks it does.
Steve: Natalie Morales is a dum-dum.
[I also ask Google. Google says "No."]
[Sigh]. Well, Natalie Morales is pretty. She has that going for her. I've been watching her on the Today show for years. I just love the way this "serious journalist" discusses celebrity gossip with more enthusiasm than she reserves for politics and current events.
|The interview of a lifetime!|
|One of her more understated pieces|
|"The question everyone is dying to ask: How gorgeous do I look tonight?"|
So yeah, if you can't already tell--I'm a big fan.
P.S. In the lengthy process of filming and producing the Sister Wives special, was there not a single cameraman, producer, production assistant, or editor who stopped to say, "Uh, Natalie, nothing orbits around moons." Why does this bug me so much?