The “comedy” of Daybreak talking head Ron Corning has got to stop.
In the name of all that is sane and right, please make it stop.
The whole “He’s Taking Over The Morning” campaign began earlier this year when Corning apparently ignored the advice of his career counselor and ditched the New York news market in favor of Dallas.
Since then, the fact that “Corning” rhymes with “morning” has been a never-ending source of amusement to the good folks at Channel 8, if no one else.
The station has pummeled viewers with a series of painful commercials that feature sportscaster Dale Hanson welcoming and advising Corning in his new job.
Worse was the “More-Ron” ad campaign in which Corning is the only one who doesn’t realize he’s being called a moron.
That joke might get a chuckle at midnight…after 10 beers and a joint…if you were being tickled by a chimp wearing a tutu…and inhaling laughing gas.
Otherwise, not so much.
Now we have the “Rondezvous” ad campaign that has Corning unexpectedly entering a shower with a startled man.
Actually, that one’s kind of funny when Corning screams in unison with the man, but I’ve come to cringe so much at the sight of Corning that it’s tough to laugh along.
There is at least one thing about Corning that made me LOL.
It’s his biography at the WFAA web site, which includes this jewel:
“Corning was drawn to WFAA because of its reputation in Dallas and nationwide as the gold standard in television journalism.”
Now that’s funny!