James Weir recaps: ScoMo’s 60 Minutes stunt with Karl Stefanovic



Prepare to cringe — it’s the awkward Scott Morrison interview that has shocked us all. James Weir recaps.

Just once we thought probably the most cringeworthy factor we’d see on TV this week was an unprovoked Married At First Sight husband informing his spouse that he’s not eager on the sexual act of pegging, Scott Morrison pops up and begins strumming a ukulele.

Of course Channel 9 is liable for inflicting each nightmares on the Australian public.

We count on it from their actuality TV choices — however the antics on tonight’s 60 Minutes interview with the Prime Minister are coming utterly out of left discipline.

The promo clips launched within the lead-up are like a trailer to a type of end-of-the-world catastrophe motion pictures. Explosions. Screaming. Giant sinkholes forming in metropolis streets with out warning.

There’s just one man who can ringlead one thing like this: Karl Stefanovic. The Today host guides the PM and his spouse Jenny by way of the interview at their taxpayer-funded Sydney residence.

The teasers present all of them standing round within the kitchen of Kirribilli House, sipping margaritas whereas an apron-wearing ScoMo prepares a feast.

“Watch the knives!” Karl jokingly nods to the close by utensils.

“Only from behind!” the Prime Minister laughs again.

It might nearly be mistaken for a breezy phase on Better Homes & Gardens. I used to be on the sting of my seat, ready for Karen Martini to leap out of the pantry and quiz Jenny about what her go-to fast ‘n’ straightforward midweek meals are.

Amid rising backlash, poor polling numbers and with an election due by May, this type of stunt interview is a last-ditch effort to win over the stragglers who haven’t made up their minds about the place their vote goes.

It’s one huge remaining grand gesture to impress the woman and rating a date. It’s a dozen crimson roses. A flash mob on the street. The Prime Minister is so determined to woo and entice, he’s ready to do something on this interview.

And apparently that features belting out a bitta ‘70s rock.

Another teaser clip shows ScoMo out on the patio with the margaritas over family dinner, strumming a ukulele while singing a stripped-down cover of April Sun in Cubaby Dragon. Some people really just can’t deal with their tequila.

Does Karl begin yelling out music requests? Guess we’ll have to look at.

Producers over at Triple J higher be making pressing calls to lock within the PM for his or her Like A Version phase.

It’s this particular musical second within the 60 Minutes snippets that causes an all-body response the place you involuntarily pull your knees as much as your chest and canopy your face along with your fingers — peering on the painfully awkward scene between splayed fingers. It’s like on The Bachelor when one of many contestants decides to learn an earnest handwritten poem — or worse … rap.

It hurts to look at.

The final time we cringed this tough at a primary minister was … was … effectively, it was final week when ScoMo barged right into a salon and tried washing some poor woman’s hair. Remember when Jaws got here out within the ‘70s and some moviegoers were too scared to go back into the ocean? I feel the same way about going back to the hairdresser.

ScoMo jamming on a ukulele during a sit-down interview with Karl Stefanovic would be like Joe Biden riding around the White House on a unicycle while being interviewed by Wendy Williams.

When that preview clip of the ukulele hit the internet, social media was quick to make the connection between the instrument and Hawaii — the destination of an ill-fated 2019 family holiday the PM took while catastrophic bushfires swept through multiple states back home.

Stefanovic manages to work in a jab about the controversial overseas trip during tonight’s interview, which causes the Prime Minister and his spouse to snigger sheepishly and reply, “Too soon”.

While the interview can also be anticipated to the touch on extra critical factors — like the comments Mr Morrison made after former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins went public with allegations she was raped at Parliament House in 2019 — from what we’ve seen within the promos, these weightier moments are spliced between beneficiant doses of goofiness to melt the blow.

The aim? Calm current criticism and humanise a person who many see as out-of-touch with the trendy world.

Will it work? Maybe the ukulele taking part in is only one huge tactic to torture all us voters into submission. “Fine! We’ll vote for you! Just don’t ruin Flame Trees!”

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