Real Time With Bill Maher

Season 6 Episode 15

April 25, 2008

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Apr 25, 2008 on HBO
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April 25, 2008
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Rated: TV-MA for Adult Content (AC) and Adult Language (AL)
Tonight's episode is Live from L.A.

Bill's panel tonight are:

* Arianna Huffington, blogger/author.
* Garry Shandling, comedian/actor.
* Phil Donahue, TV host/former Mayor.

Bill's other guests are:

* Jeffrey Sachs, economist. * Matt Taibbi, Real Time correspondent.moreless

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  • interesting guests, always good to hear the New Rules segment, I misheard the comment on Jenna Bush. Anyone else?

    6.0
    I am glad I read the quote above on Jenna. I thought he said w__r_ not war. I just started thinking of last week when he apologized on condemning the Catholic church. I figured here he goes again. Well, I love the New Rules segment of the show best. Bill's guests also help draw me in as well. I must confess that I didn't see the beginning. It appeared to me that Gary had a lot to say. Phil seemed more quiet or subdued from other comments made. Maybe Phil is simply more of a listener. HBO is definitely the place for Bill's show. He could not get away with what he does in many other places.moreless
  • Bill Maher is one of my heroes. This episode was nearly a waste of time.

    1.8
    Bill allowed a boring and disrespectful Garry Shandling take over his show. The other guests really didn't have a chance to talk much. Mr. Shandling interupted repeatedly with stupid comments. He was not funny.

    I think I sensed that Bill, Phil and Arianna were uncomfortable at times with his hogging of the show.

    I feel a bit cheated, having been given the chance to hear some knowledgable guests speak, only to have Shandling take up most of the valuable time.

    I hope Bill will have Donahue and Huffington back on the show.

    Comedians are fine guests if they are respectful and, most importantly, funny.moreless
Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

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Garry Shandling

Garry Shandling

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Phil Donahue

Phil Donahue

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Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi

Real Time Real Reporter

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    • Bill Maher: New Rule: Now that gas costs the same four bucks at every gas station, you can drop the nine-tenths-of-a-cent bullshit.

      New Rule: Stop putting psychedelic screen savers on computers. You know, I sat down to check my email the other day, next thing I know, it's three days later, I'm in the desert--I'm banging on a drum, I'm naked, and somebody has pierced my dick. Did that for you.

      New Rule: When Jenna Bush gets married next month, someone must pull President Bush aside and tell him, "Hey, you're not losing a daughter, you're losing a war."

      New Rule: We don't need a picture book about plastic surgery. My Beautiful Mommy is the new book written to prepare kids for that magical day when Mommy comes home from the doctor and they don't recognize her. Which is when Mommy should explain to the kids that after giving birth to them and nursing them, her Mommy parts needed a little sprucing up. And, since it's their fault, it's coming out of their college fund.

      And, by the way, this book has already spawned sequels: Why Is Mommy Never Home Anymore? and Why Is Daddy Crying?

      New Rule: If you get to bring your baby to work, I get to bring a Mexican mariachi band. The only difference, for twenty bucks, I can get the mariachi band to go away and annoy somebody else.

      New Rule: If you still think Obama is a Muslim, you just might be a redneck. A Christian church in South Carolina has a sign out front that says, "Obama, Osama, hmmm, Are they brothers?" No, in fact, they're not even related, which is more than I can say for the married couples in your church.

      You know, it's stories like this that prove there are much better places to spend a Sunday this summer. Like my new movie, "Religulous" opening in theaters everywhere July 11th!

      New Rule: Liberals only get one bumper sticker per vehicle. Some days, I feel like I'm stuck in traffic behind the Huffington Post. Here's what I've learned while driving behind you: you are very concerned about global warming, and you're burning oil. Ironically.

      And, finally, New Rule: I'm going on hiatus now. But, if John McCain can stay in Iraq for a hundred years, Hillary Clinton can stay in this election until I get back. Now, I know many of you are saying, "But, Bill, with you on hiatus, what will I do? Where will I get my news? Who will I petition to get thrown off the air?" Well, I'm sorry, but nothing stands between me and what I do during my break to give back: mentoring promiscuous runaways--for my charity, Hot Tubs Without Borders.

      But, back to Hillary. Now, of course, there's the oft-heard refrain that she's behind in states, behind in the popular vote, and behind in the delegate count. But, I don't buy that, because I'm an American, damn it! And if there are three things I don't believe in, it's quitting and math.

      And let us not forget as we say our adieu for this season, that there is a clear path to the nomination for Hillary. She just needs to raise a lot of money; she needs to woo a key group of super delegates and she needs Reverend Jeremiah Wright to rape a white woman.

    • Matt Taibbi: (Speaking about the Hillary campaign) It's fine for her to say that she has experience, but, like Arianna says, it's a totally different thing to say that your opponent is a liability who is going to, you know, lead Osama bin Laden to strike against the United States.

    • Garry Shandling: I was thinking, Bill, what's the difference between bad intelligence and gossip? It's like "He's got WMD's," and "I think he broke up with somebody!"

    • Bill Maher: (Speaking about Hillary) I like her. But I've made no bones about it. I'm for Obama before her. But, I don't like it when people tell her to drop out. I may be turning into an old white woman, but that pisses me off when the Obama people do that. She's losing by a hair.

    • Jeffery Sachs: All the money is going to war right now. We spent eight years wasting our time, not putting any money into alternative energy sources, because we've spent a trillion dollars trying to defend the scarce resources in the Middle East, which we've obviously made no progress doing. And that's the tragedy. We've just wasted eight years and gone ever closer to this cliff right now.

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