Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Not So Rockin' New Year's Eve
Dear Mr. Clark,
I appreciate that you have been on television for longer than most people have been alive and I do appreciate that New Year’s Rockin’ Eve is an annual tradition that you don’t want to miss. However, you had a severe stroke which we are so happy you’ve recovered from, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that things are a little “different” than when you hosted TVs Bloopers & Practical Jokes. Now, I’m not saying that you can’t be involved in television and I’m not even suggesting that you can’t make an appearance now and again. But I do think it’s time to give Ryan Seacrest, or whomever else you’d like, the reins on ringing in the New Year. I think it’s important that the person doing the countdown gets all the numbers right and I also think it’s important that we can clearly understand the numbers they are saying. While no one else is going to tell you this, I feel it’s important that someone be honest and tell you that it’s just really uncomfortable. I mean Dick, if I may call you Dick, you will always be a fixture and iconic symbol of the New Year’s countdown tradition, but I think it’s time you stop being the soundtrack to it.
I hope that 2010 continues to bring you good health and recovery as well as some new directions to take your career.
A Concerned Viewer