Originally Posted by RemyM
The punch line was "love you, Bye"
I still don't understand the joke, and you haven't answered my question.
What was the complete joke, to which "love you, Bye" was the punch line? I missed part of the setup as well. All getting foggy to me now. Maybe I'll try to find the whole W.U. online.
Was there or wasn't there a "break" at that point, where the start of the whole joke got going and all of a sudden there was a GIANT DISCONTINUITY and we were a few seconds later, with something clearly cut out in an edit (for the West coast?). That's why I thought something about the joke must have been deemed offensive, or perhaps she ad-lib'd something inappropriate or messed up the line and [heaven forbid] muttered one of the "seven words".
So, what actually happened on the East coast at that moment? Nothing unusual? Break/edit like I saw?
Maybe I'll just let it go (but can't!!).
EDIT: ok. Found the complete show on the NBC site
. WU and that first joke about Obama nearly botching it starts at about 31:30, running cleanly and continuously with the punch line exactly as you quoted... "love you, bye". Certainly nothing unusual. (and the joke wasn't that funny anyway!)
So, I have no idea what happened during the West coast airing to cause that obvious "glitch", but I went back twice to re-watch it and it was definitely in the recording.
Ok. Case closed.