We’ve officially reached “peak content,” people. So you’re forgiven for not knowing that Daytime Divas is a fictionalized version of The View that airs (for real) on a network that used to run wall-to-wall middle-of-the-road music videos. And just for fun, “real” celebrities guest star on the fake talk show, including the real hosts of The View.
Speaking of blurred reality, in the episode below . . .
The blond conservative known as Heather — who’s something of “a” Heather — informs her liberal co-hosts that she’s packing heat. She whips out a revolver called “Fancy” and reveals that she stores it in her purse (without a holster) that she stashes in a locked drawer secured by the kind of key that teens use to secure their secret diary.
On the positive side, Heather displays excellent finger and muzzle control. On the oy vey side, everything else. Like “Nina’s” analysis of defensive gun uses during the chat show segment:
“Heather, the argument that you and your NRA friends make that guns deter violence is absolutely ridiculous. Guns are almost never used in self-defense. And when they are, they always result in a more dire outcome.”
“Almost never” as in all the time. Successfully. Wait. If a fictional character spews fictional firearms “facts,” should a tree in the forest land on her head? It might make a sound (and good TV) . . .
Anyway, here’s the episode’s denouement, summarized by newsbusters.org:
Later in the show, Kibby takes Heather’s gun and points it at a guest of the show – a co-star from a hit show back in the day when Kibby was a child star. The adult actor plied her with drugs and acted inappropriately with her and other young female actors so Kibby is upset to learn her kid sister is cast in a new sitcom with him.
Trying to protect her sister, Kibby aims the gun at him and Ramona (Sarah Mack), a production assistant, tackles Kibby to the ground. The gun goes off, of course, and shoots Mo’s new handbag and also Jason Abel (Adam J. Harrington), the network president. Jason gets grazed by the bullet as it hits his butt. In the end, “No guns” signs are placed around the studio.
Basically, we’re looking at a drama built around fake news on the fake set of a fake talk show written and acted by real liberals. One thing it’s definitely not: funny.