When late night talk show host David Letterman heard about Rosie O’Donnell’s recent engagement to Michelle Rounds, he jokingly described their lesbian courtship like this: “The woman she is marrying, her fiancee, was driving… and her car broke down. And guess what happened? Rosie pulls up right behind her in her tow truck.”
It’s a meh joke. But O’Donnell’s comeback absolutely killed while taking Letterman down a peg or two.
Here’s how she responded to Letterman on her TV show:
“Why [make fun of me with such a stereotypical crack], Dave? Why? I don’t remember making fun of you when you had sex with all your interns, Dave. I didn’t do that. I didn’t make fun of your rampant, throbbing heterosexuality, did I Dave?”
Dayum, gurl—way to bring up old shit and rub in some salt! Don’t cross her, folks—she cuts deep.
Then she followed up with her own take on Letterman’s Top 10 List, explaining her top five reasons for refusing to go on his show. One of the reasons was “Not only do you appear to be anti-gay, you’re anti-tow truck driver and that just pisses me off.”
Tow truck drivers and lesbian lovers—two different people joined in a quest for late night respect.
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