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Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Episode: "What's Woz's Love Got to Do With It?"

Season 4, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: Kathy joins computer maven Steve Wozniak in Silicon Valley to cohost a Humane Society charity event, but circumstances test their relationship. Meanwhile, Kathy tries to play Cupid for an actress gal pal.
Original Air Date: Aug 7, 2008
Guest Cast Steve Wozniak
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Season 4, Episode 9
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Length: 44:34
Aired: 8/7/2008
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Season 4 — Episode 9 Season 4, Episode 9

This week, we finally got to witness Kathy confirming what she's been mentioning on the few talk shows she's not banned from: she and billionaire Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak have broken up. No big surprise since they had absolutely nothing in common, but I'm glad it was an amicable breakup and that they're still friends. Who wouldn't want to stay friends with Woz? How often does one befriend a billionaire? I thought this episode was a great way for us to bid farewell to Woz, at least when it came to him being the other half of the (according to Kathy) "power couple" of Kathy & Woz. When they ended the episode with the salute-to-Woz montage (a Woz-tage?), it was as if he had passed away. But since the relationship itself died, the Woz-tage was quite fitting. Although Woz seems like a really cool dude, he doesn't exactly exude personality and I wouldn't use the word "humorous" when describing him, so this very Woz-centric episode's laugh quotient wasn't quite as high as the average D-List episode. How about when he wouldn't shut up at the Hick'ry Pit lunch? What made it funny was Kathy zoning out and fantasizing about a sleeping Chance or Pom-Pom and a man with fab abs. Other highlights included: - Much funnier than Woz himself is Kathy imitating Woz, so the episode began with footage of Kathy doing her standup act and mentioning how Woz was unfamiliar with American Idol (in a robotic monotone voice): "I have never heard of such a thing." - I got my weekly Maggie fix when Kathy visited with her mother and complained to her that Woz didn't enjoy going to fancy restaurants and that his favorite establishment is Bob's Big Boy. After Kathy mentioned that Woz preferred to buy his suits at Men's Wearhouse, Maggie, of course, had to defend him and say that Kathy's father also preferred Men's Wearhouse, which, in turn, made me miss Mr. Griffin. - How many of you want to ride on a Segway now like I do? Watching Woz train Kathy on riding one for the first time was a riot. Kathy, after her first Segway lesson: "I believe I cheated death several times, but now I'm ready for a meal." - "Nice segue" was what I immediately thought, since the next scene was Kathy and Woz heading for lunch at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank. Leave it to Woz to associate all those B's with the number 2, since B is the second letter of the alphabet and "2 is a good number for computer people." - Kathy cracked me up when the Woz fan came up to him and asked Woz to sign his iPod and didn't recognize Kathy. That must've been absolute hell for Kathy, sitting there in her Dolce & Gabbana outfit, at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, and the autograph seeker was there for someone else. Ouch. - When I heard Kathy and Woz were going to be the co-hosts for something called the "Fur Ball," I was ecstatic when I realized it wasn't another bear convention, but rather a black-tie benefit for a no kill animal shelter where Woz is a board member. - When Kathy first mentioned she was doing a lecture at the USC business school, I'm sure I wasn't the only one who thought: "Huh?" But it later made sense because the professor who asked her to speak was one of Kathy's gay fans and what better person to speak about First Amendment rights than Kathy Griffin? Although Kathy has been fired several times, she's never been sued before, thanks to those First Amendment rights. - Another "Huh?" moment was finding out how Kathy found Jessica: Jessica was the shampoo girl at a hair salon and someone recommended her to Kathy since she was hyper and organized. Jessica finding Tiffany on MySpace made more sense. - Kathy's visit to her pal Michael McDonald's house involved some foreshadowing. The very perceptive non- Doobie Brother MM to Kathy: "Are you going to marry Steve Wozniak?" Kathy: "I will never get married again." MM: "I would say he's got six weeks left with you." Kathy: "The clock is ticking?" - That scene was the segue into Kathy revealing the unfortunate, but inevitable truth to us: "Romantically, it's probably not clicking. That's a computer term: clicking. I learned it from him. Let's just say he hasn't clicked my mouse." - How about Kathy playing matchmaker to her friend Rachel True? It was Rachel herself who asked Kathy to set her up with one of Woz's single geek counterparts. Kathy: "The geeks are gonna love Rachel because they've all seen The Craft and, you know...seen it again with their right hand, if ya know what I mean." - Awesome combo of The Bachelorette and Beauty & the Geek they were playing, especially the "no living with their mother" rule and the hilarious visual and sound effects (a Family Feud-ish "X" with a loud honking noise when they failed and a "thumbs up" sign with a ding-ding noise when they succeeded). - I liked Kathy's attempt to play "Segway polo" with Woz and his friends in Silicon Valley just so she could try and fit in: "Now I know how he feels on the red carpet." Even better was after Kathy segued from player to sports reporter, giving the play-by-play when Rachel started participating and kicked some Segway polo ass. That was right before Rachel chose Rob over George as her geek pick. - Kathy, Woz, his assistant Julie and Team Griffin all looked fabulous at the Fur Ball. Yes, Kathy admitted that co-hosting the Fur Ball was very D-List: "Not that, ya know, Jennifer Garner or Nicole Kidman wouldn't do something like this. It's just that they wouldn't." - You knew something was up when Woz's ex-wife showed up at the Fur Ball, came to Woz and Kathy's table and Woz didn't introduce Kathy. At least Peggy Fleming spoke to her. Or rather, a drunk Peggy Fleming. Kathy: "Peggy fricking Fleming! And she's hammered!" - That scene lead to Kathy confessing (right before they showed the montage): "Steve and I stopped dating because there wasn't really chemistry to begin with. But we had lots of friendship chemistry." Then, during the montage: "He's special and I'm happy to have him in my life. Boyfriend and girlfriend? Maybe not the best combo." - Interesting tell-tale ending with two back-to-back freeze frame shots. First, a shot of Woz smiling with the following caption: "One month after the Fur Ball, Steve got engaged (obviously not to Kathy)." Then, a shot of Rachel and her chosen bachelor: "Rachel and Rob, the geek, still remain in close contact...via email." I was expecting a third freeze-frame shot and caption of Kathy: "Kathy is still single and pretends to be on the D-List." Did I forget to highlight anything you enjoyed? If so, Kathy fans, let me know below. Next week is the season finale and it's a full episode, not a best-of compilation as originally planned. For additional D-List airings, go here. And you can watch more Kathy Griffin videos in our Online Video Guide. show less
This week, we finally got to witness Kathy confirming what she's been mentioning on the few talk shows she's not banned from: she and billionaire Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak have broken up. No big surprise since they had absolutely nothing in common, but I'm glad it was an amicable breakup and that they're still friends. Who wouldn't want to stay friends with Woz? How often does one befriend a billionaire? I thought this episode was a great way for us to bid farewell to Woz, at least when it came to him being the other half of the (according to Kathy) "power couple" of Kathy & Woz. When they ended the episode with the salute-to-Woz montage (a Woz-tage?), it was as if he had passed away. But since the relationship itself died, the Woz-tage was quite fitting.Although Woz seems like a really cool dude, he doesn't exactly exude personality and I wouldn't use the word "humorous" when describing him, so this very Woz-centric episode's laugh quotient wasn't quite as high as the aver... read more

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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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