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Weekends with Maury & Connie: Thanks for the Memories?

Connie Chung singsAfter a short six-month run, the Connie Chung and Maury Povich hosted show has been cancelled. Airing on cable channel MSNBC, Weekends with Maury & Connie started airing in January and last aired on June 17,2006 reportedly due to low-ratings (though some suspect that a recent lawsuit filed against Povich by a female staffer was the final nail in the show’s coffin). This was the first time that the married couple has worked together on a national news program. Chung had been off the air since her CNN series was cancelled in 2003. Povich continues to host his long-running syndicated talk show, Maury. End of story right?

Not quite. The final edition of the program that aired on Saturday night, has created more buzz than the show ever did during its run. The final 2-3 minutes featured Chung perched atop a grand piano in a peach gown singing an often off-key version of “Thanks for the Memories.” The piano didn’t appear to be miked which allowed for Chung’s vocals to be heard all the more clearly. Unfortunately. The lyrics were reportedly adapted by a writer from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and included, “We came to do a show/for very little dough./By little, I mean I could make more working on skid row.” For her part, Chung has maintained that it was all done as a joke and should be taken in that spirit.

The real joke is that, the footage of her swan song has generated more interest and viewership online than any part of the show has before. If MSNBC re-ran it, I’m sure the ratings would be through the roof. Since that’s unlikely, you can see the footage (courtesy of YouTube), click here. You might want to consider turning the volume down. TV Series Finale home page

 

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QUINTENKROBINSON September 24, 2007 at 5:34 pm

I WOULD LIKE TO APPEAR ON YOUR SHOW DO TO CONSPIRACY AND MANIPULATION WITH MY MIND AND MY LIFE WITH FAMILY AND THE POLICE AND COMMUNITY. MY DAUGHTER MOM SAID I WAS STALKING HER WHEN SHE FILED A PROTECTIVE ORDER ON ME WHEN SHE WAS CHEATING ON ME AND SHE ENTRAPED MY LIFE AND I WENT TO JAIL AND WAS FORCED ON PROBATION

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pauline remster June 22, 2006 at 9:44 pm

I thought it was great, I applaud Connie Chung! I love a Lady with a good sense of humour! I’ve done worse and had a great time doing it and will do it again to make people laugh. God gave me a sense of humour and thats what its all about. People should get a life and live a little! Hats off to Ms Chung!

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