History Series / CountdownWithKeithOlbermann

27th Nov '16 5:23:59 PM MarkLungo
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As of September 2016, he has teamed up with ''GQ'' magazine for a bi-weekly[[note]]or more, if Keith feels like it[[/note]] [[{{Series/TheCloserWithKeithOlbermann}} video series called "The Closer"]] ([[Series/TheCloser no relation]]). These relatively short videos (usually less than ten minutes) echo the Special Comments of his ''Countdown'' days.

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As of September 2016, he has teamed up with ''GQ'' magazine for a bi-weekly[[note]]or more, if Keith feels like it[[/note]] [[{{Series/TheCloserWithKeithOlbermann}} video WebVideo series called "The Closer"]] Closer" ([[Series/TheCloser no relation]]). These relatively short videos (usually less than ten minutes) echo the Special Comments of his ''Countdown'' days.
days. After Trump won, the series was retitled ''WebVideo/TheResistanceWithKeithOlbermann''.
27th Nov '16 4:33:25 PM MrBadAxe
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As of September 2016, he has teamed up with ''GQ'' magazine for a bi-weekly[[note]]or more, if Keith feels like it[[/note]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWTL8bAsaRo&list=PL0hKMB1-xkc_5ES_PEDgr8VjMpQ5haPD6 video series called "The Closer"]] ([[Series/TheCloser no relation]]). These relatively short videos (usually less than ten minutes) echo the Special Comments of his ''Countdown'' days.

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As of September 2016, he has teamed up with ''GQ'' magazine for a bi-weekly[[note]]or more, if Keith feels like it[[/note]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWTL8bAsaRo&list=PL0hKMB1-xkc_5ES_PEDgr8VjMpQ5haPD6 [[{{Series/TheCloserWithKeithOlbermann}} video series called "The Closer"]] ([[Series/TheCloser no relation]]). These relatively short videos (usually less than ten minutes) echo the Special Comments of his ''Countdown'' days.
3rd Nov '16 1:04:03 PM RoseAndHeather
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* AmicableExes: He is still close friends with his ex-girlfriend Katy Tur, a correspondent for NBC News, and is often the quickest to defend her.
26th Oct '16 12:53:41 PM CaptEquinox
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** First, the Sanity Break and the Tweet of the Day...


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** First, the Sanity Break and the Tweet of the Day...
26th Oct '16 12:52:31 PM CaptEquinox
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* "Oddball": Short segments of weird news, first followed by "Best Persons" (originally called "Top 3 Newsmakers", segment scrapped in 2009), then preceded by the Tweet of the Day ([[http://twitter.com/keitholbermann he gave in and joined]]). As the name of the segment was a pun on fellow MSNBC show ''Hardball'', the name changed to "Time Marches On" when it moved to Current.

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* "Oddball": Short segments of weird news, first followed by "Best Persons" (originally called "Top 3 Newsmakers", segment scrapped in 2009), then preceded by the Sanity Break (usually featuring adorable kittens, bunnies or other brain-meltingly cute creatures), and the Tweet of the Day ([[http://twitter.com/keitholbermann he gave in and joined]]). As the name of the segment was a pun on fellow MSNBC show ''Hardball'', the name changed to "Time Marches On" when it moved to Current.



Between 2010 and 2012, ''Countdown'' fell victim to a combination of ScrewedByTheNetwork and TroubledProduction. Olbermann was suspended by MSNBC for making political donations against network policy, but was brought back following intense blowback from his viewers. After relations with MSNBC deteriorated, Olbermann abruptly announced that his show would be going off the air in January 2011. He then relaunched ''Countdown'' on the independent Current TV network, but behind-the-scenes drama led to Olbermann's prolonged absence as host and, eventually, his firing in March 2012. Legal action happened, and was settled just before Current was bought by Al Jazeerra to launch Al Jazeerra America. At the time, Olbermann stated that would no longer operate as a political pundit.

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Between 2010 and 2012, ''Countdown'' fell victim to a combination of ScrewedByTheNetwork and TroubledProduction. Olbermann was suspended by MSNBC for making political donations against network policy, but was brought back following intense blowback from his viewers. After relations with MSNBC deteriorated, Olbermann abruptly announced that his show would be going off the air in January 2011. He then relaunched ''Countdown'' on the independent Current TV network, but behind-the-scenes drama led to Olbermann's prolonged absence as host and, eventually, his firing in March 2012. Legal action happened, and was settled just before Current was bought by Al Jazeerra Jazeera to launch Al Jazeerra Jazeera America. At the time, Olbermann stated that he would no longer operate as a political pundit.



** First, the Sanity Break and the Tweet of the Day...



* KindHeartedCatLover: Though Keith does not own any cats (he's allergic), he loves them, and he has two cute little Maltese dogs. He once cancelled an appearance on Bill Maher's program because one of the little guys was sick. He is constantly promoting cat and dog adoptions on his Twitter and signal boosting alerts for lost pets.

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* KindHeartedCatLover: Though Keith does not own any cats (he's allergic), he loves them, and he has two cute little Maltese dogs. He once cancelled an appearance on Bill Maher's program because one of the little guys was sick. He is constantly promoting cat and dog adoptions and rescue services on his Twitter and signal boosting alerts for lost pets.pets.
--> Last week, you will recall that we introduced you to a kitten in a tea cup. We all had our heart strings tugged and then we went on with our lives. However, someone liked the concept and decided to make it more hip-hop. Say hello to bunnies in paper cups. Aw....(from October 5, 2010)
25th Oct '16 1:50:27 AM CaptEquinox
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* SharpDressedMan: ''And how''. Keith is a notably snappy dresser, and very careful about having his suits tailored to minimize his enormous size. He's not fat, he's just ''huge''.
25th Oct '16 1:43:54 AM CaptEquinox
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As of September 2016, he has teamed up with ''GQ'' magazine for a bi-weekly[[note]]or more, if Keith feels like it[[/note]] video series called "The Closer" ([[Series/TheCloser no relation]]). These relatively short videos (usually less than ten minutes) echo the Special Comments of his ''Countdown'' days.

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As of September 2016, he has teamed up with ''GQ'' magazine for a bi-weekly[[note]]or more, if Keith feels like it[[/note]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWTL8bAsaRo&list=PL0hKMB1-xkc_5ES_PEDgr8VjMpQ5haPD6 video series called "The Closer" Closer"]] ([[Series/TheCloser no relation]]). These relatively short videos (usually less than ten minutes) echo the Special Comments of his ''Countdown'' days.



* CameraAbuse: Throwing paper at it OnceAnEpisode. He usually misses, but it smashes anyway. In the MSNBC era, this was often used as a transition to the next show.

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* CameraAbuse: Throwing paper at it OnceAnEpisode. He usually misses, but it smashes anyway. In the MSNBC era, this was often used as a running gag leading into [[https://www.youtube.com/user/kickittorachel a transition to the next show.Rachel Maddow's program]].



** Donald Trump is "a Thanksgiving Day parade balloon in a suit", "Mussolini in makeup", and "demonic messiah in Oompa Loompa's clothing" among many other things.



** At Current, Keith is a bit more unbridled and has taken to saying "God damn" a lot.

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** At Current, Keith is became a bit more unbridled and has taken took to saying "God damn" a lot.lot. He still does this in his GQ appearances now and then.



* {{Homage}}: Keith uses Edward R. Murrow's sign-off in homage; also, the theme is a remix of Beethoven's 9th, 2nd movement, which was the theme of ''The Huntley-Brinkley Report'' (precursor to ''NBC Nightly News''). He also reads a story from Creator/JamesThurber to end the week after his late father and Thurber's daughter asked him to.

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* {{Homage}}: Keith uses used Edward R. Murrow's sign-off in homage; also, the theme is song was a remix of Beethoven's 9th, 2nd movement, which was the theme of ''The Huntley-Brinkley Report'' (precursor to ''NBC Nightly News''). He also reads read a story from Creator/JamesThurber to end the week after his late father and Thurber's daughter asked him to.



* KindHeartedCatLover: Though Keith does not own any cats (he's allergic), he loves them, and he has two cute little Maltese dogs. He once cancelled an appearance on Bill Maher's program because one of the little guys was sick. He is constantly promoting cat and dog adoptions on his Twitter and signal boosting alerts for lost pets.



** His [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7SiOQbe30I one-hour Special Comment about health care]] was possibly his CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
-->'''Keith'''. I do not want to yell. I feel like screaming but everybody is screaming... We have all been screaming because we do not want to face, we cannot face, what is at the heart of all this... because ultimately in screaming about health care reform pro or con, ''we are screaming about death.''



* RealMenWearPink: Keith sometimes has a bright pink jacket for his ESPN show. In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHHmMAcOIXg his tribute to baseball card designer Sy Berger]] he twittered that he wore it because it was "bubble gum pink", like the gum traditionally included in packs of baseball cards.

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* RealMenWearPink: Keith sometimes has had a bright pink jacket for his ESPN show. In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHHmMAcOIXg his tribute to baseball card designer Sy Berger]] he twittered that he wore it because it was "bubble gum pink", like the gum traditionally included in packs of baseball cards.



** In the aftermath of his November 2010 suspension, Keith was ''visibly'' sheepish during his return to the show, and started the first episode after his return with a remark to the effect of, "I'd have expected viewers' vocal support and cheering to be directed to other high profile figures, like '''Chilean miners!'''" in-effect claiming he didn't deserve to be cheered on so loudly (it also was only a week, if that long, after the successful rescue of the Chilean copper miners who had been trapped underground for 68 days).

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** In the aftermath of his November 2010 suspension, Keith was ''visibly'' sheepish during his return to the show, and started the first episode after his return with a remark to the effect of, "I'd have expected viewers' vocal support and cheering to be directed to other high profile figures, like '''Chilean miners!'''" in-effect miners!'''", in effect claiming he didn't deserve to be cheered on so loudly (it also was only a week, if that long, after the successful rescue of the Chilean copper miners who had been trapped underground for 68 days).



** Before His coverage of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Pay-Per-View match, we're treated to [[WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties Technical Difficulties]] graphic cards involving both [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons the Drunken Cameraman from the third Treehouse of Horror episode]] and [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Suika Ibuki]]

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** Before His coverage of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Pay-Per-View match, we're treated to [[WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties Technical Difficulties]] graphic cards involving both [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons the Drunken Cameraman from the third Treehouse of Horror episode]] and [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Suika Ibuki]]Ibuki]]. He had repeatedly encouraged viewers to boycott this fight. He despised the glorification of these men, calling Mayweather "a cowardly beater of women" and Pacquiao "a strong-arming politician back home in the Philippines who has a remarkable hat trick of opposing gay marriage, abortion and contraception."



** In true Olbermann fashion he cracked jokes about having been suspended when writing an "open letter to Tom Brady" who faced suspension for ball inflation antics

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** In true Olbermann fashion he cracked jokes about having been suspended when writing an "open letter to Tom Brady" who faced suspension for ball football inflation anticsantics.
22nd Oct '16 11:03:48 AM Jhonny
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** He was dethroned as of the 2016 Presidential election. UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush is practically a BigGood when compared to DonaldTrump.

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** He was dethroned as of the 2016 Presidential election. UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush is practically a BigGood when compared to DonaldTrump. Olbermann even says [[UpToEleven a third term of Bush]] would be preferable over Trump.
21st Oct '16 5:10:21 PM Wizard
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** He was dethroned as of the 2016 Presidential election. UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush is practically a BigGood when compared to DonaldTrump.
6th Oct '16 9:22:53 PM RoseAndHeather
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** That's ''The Closer'', I'm Keith Olbermann. ''Watch this space.''
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