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Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Episode: "Iraq"

Season 2, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: With fellow comic Michael McDonald and actress Karri Turner in tow, Kathy departs for Iraq to perform for the troops. While Michael ends up wowing the audience of soldiers---Kathy does not, at least at first. Also: Kathy discovers that military-issue food might be good for her figure.
Original Air Date: Jun 20, 2006
Guest Cast Michael McDonald Karri Turner
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Season 2, Episode 3
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Length: 45:03
Aired: 6/20/2006
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June 20, 2006: Season 2 — Episode 3 Season 2, Episode 3

This episode certainly put things into perspective. Next time I'm feeling down or having a "Woe is me!" moment, all I'll need to do is think of what the troops are going through in Iraq and I won't feel so bad about whatever my own situation is. I thought what Kathy and gang did was beyond courageous, and, as we could see tonight, much appreciated. My favorite comment was from the female soldier who described Kathy's act as "highly inappropriate and hilarious - exactly what the soldiers needed." Don't we all need it? I know that I go to Kathy for nonstop laughs and am always fulfilled, but tonight that fulfillment went a step further - watching someone do a good deed by providing much-needed laughter. Yes, I know that Kathy isn't the only celebrity who has entertained the troops, but do I really want to observe Nick and Jessica's attempts? I don't wanna see that! But Kathy? Bring it on. Some highlights: - Seeing that Kathy's mission was: "D - All That You Can Be!" Shut up. - Watching Michael McDonald from Mad TV (not the Doobie Brothers) literally shake in his boots on the outgoing flights since he's already scared to fly: "What the **** am I doing here?" - Kathy suggesting that the army publicist change the "exploding with laughter" line in her show description. - Kathy telling the troops that "watching Oprah does not make you gay." - Seeing the soldiers stand in line to meet Kathy, get her autograph and thank her for traveling so far to get to them. - Kathy wanting the title of her next special (in honor of her Iraq trip) to be "Kathy Griffin: Funnier Than a Cup Full of Sand." - Kathy's reference to the females in one of the murals on the hotel wall as "women who can't show their faces" (which really solidifies how brave Kathy was to be there). - The fact that Kathy's assistant Jessica said no after Kathy asked her if she'd go with them to Iraq. If it were me, I'd have made the same decision. I would've said: "Kuwait a minute - let me think about this... um... no." - The shot of Kathy listening to the military safety instructions while dressed in her army garb from head to toe, but yet also in full hair and makeup. - Kathy cheering up the guy with the pink cast by saying there was a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on his cast. - The touching scene with Kathy talking to the soldier whose fiancé and friend were just killed by a rocket. - Watching Kathy, Michael and Karri Turner from JAG play that alphabet improv game makes me want to play it at the next party I go to. I would kick ass. - Kathy's comment after she stayed at one of Saddam Hussein's marble palaces: "It doesn't just play Fox News, does it?" - Kathy's face during the rocket attacks said it all. How freaky and surreal for us to experience the war in Iraq through our favorite funny gal. One lowlight: - I don't think Kathy actually bombed with the troops during her first attempt - I think that was totally staged. Booed on her first joke? I don't think so. Or maybe I'm just in denial that someone wouldn't find Kathy funny. What did you guys think? Your comments the last two weeks have been great - keep 'em comin'! show less
This episode certainly put things into perspective. Next time I'm feeling down or having a “Woe is me!” moment, all I’ll need to do is think of what the troops are going through in Iraq and I won’t feel so bad about whatever my own situation is. I thought what Kathy and gang did was beyond courageous, and, as we could see tonight, much appreciated. My favorite comment was from the female soldier who described Kathy’s act as “highly inappropriate and hilarious — exactly what the soldiers needed.” Don’t we all need it? I know that I go to Kathy for nonstop laughs and am always fulfilled, but tonight that fulfillment went a step further — watching someone do a good deed by providing much-needed laughter. Yes, I know that Kathy isn’t the only celebrity who has entertained the troops, but do I really want to observe Nick and Jessica’s attempts? I don’t wanna see that! But Kathy? Bring it on.Some highlights:— Seeing tha... read more

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Premiered: August 03, 2005, on Bravo
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Premise: An unscripted series delving into the private life of comedian Kathy Griffin, the self-proclaimed 'outrageous, potty-mouthed' funnywoman known for riffing on celebrities and showbiz culture. The show spotlights Griffin's attempts to raise her status in the industry; her surreal celebrity encounters; and her downtime with her inner circle.

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