What could cause a tough and seasoned radio commentator to watch a bunch of Hollywood elites rubbing elbows, patting backs and sharing their politic views during acceptance speeches? One thing and one thing only: a new 4K Ultra HD TV.
“Now we find out the real reason why Pat watched the Golden Globes,” Glenn said Monday on radio.
Pat Gray, co-host of The Glenn Beck Program, received a very nice TV from his wife for Christmas.
“Anything that’s in 4K, I’m there. So when the Globes came on, I thought, Oh, look at that, it seems to be ultra HD 4K. But I lasted about 10 minutes,” Pat said.
Luckily, that 10 minutes did not include Meryl Streep’s diatribe on the persecution of Hollywood actors.
Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:
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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:
GLENN: Four millennials pick up this handicap kid and beat on him. I’m having a hard time with the CBS story because it doesn’t sound like the same story that we all saw last week. We’ll give that to you here in just a second. Also, did anybody watch the Golden Globes? I mean, I didn’t. Did anybody turn them on. Believe it or not, Pat —
PAT: I tried to. I tried to watch for a minute.
GLENN: Why? Why?
PAT: I just wanted to see what movies were going to get awards.
GLENN: The ones you haven’t seen.
PAT: Eh, it turns out that way. Pretty much.
GLENN: It turns out that way every time. And lo and behold, some of the speeches given —
PAT: Oh, agonizing.
GLENN: Of course. That’s why we didn’t watch it, Pat. We didn’t watch it. We begin there, right now.
GLENN: Wow. Pat watched it. Now we find out the real reason why patched watched the Golden Globes. His wife gave him — I mean —
PAT: A nice TV for Christmas.
GLENN: I don’t know where this came from. She gave him a big 4K TV.
GLENN: And so you’re just watching anything in 4K.
PAT: Anything that’s in 4K, I’m there. So when the Globes came on, I thought, “Oh, look at that, it seems to be —
JEFFY: Oh, Jennifer Lawrence, 4K.
PAT: — ultra HD 4K. But I lasted about ten minutes.
GLENN: Did they look different in 4K?
PAT: Yeah, you can see everything. It’s like x-ray vision. You can see their underwear. It’s amazing.
GLENN: No, seriously. No, seriously.
PAT: I mean, everything is so much clearer. It’s just that much more vivid. You know how blurry regular TV, standard television looks now when you have HD?
GLENN: Yes, yes, yes.
PAT: It’s the same from HD to 4K.
JEFFY: Tell us how — tell us how blurry it is, Pat.
PAT: That dramatic?
PAT: It’s pretty dramatic.
So it’s really blurry. Yeah.
GLENN: So do they look better, worse, or about the same?
PAT: They look worse. They look better now than they did — well, it depends on who you’re looking at, obviously, like always. Like always.
STU: It’s amazing though because I remember when HD came out. I remember thinking I was going to beat the system. And I don’t care about the stupid HD. So what it looks a little bit better. Now I can save a lot of money on the standard definition ones. You can pay nothing for them. And thinking it was the smartest thing in the world. And it’s amazing. It comes to the point that you have on your cable system 1,000 channels, 18 of them are in HD, and those are the only channels I would watch.
PAT: Only ones I watch.
STU: And when that transition happened — now probably the same thing with 4K. I haven’t even seen it yet. I haven’t even seen the quality.
GLENN: I’ve seen it displayed. I haven’t received an invite yet from Pat Gray.
PAT: You have an open invitation to come over any time.
But it’s dramatic. It’s dramatic.
STU: Really? Because it just doesn’t like —
GLENN: Yeah. But I’m not going to buy one until it’s like $800. I’ve done that train before.
GLENN: I’m not being fooled again.
PAT: And the thing is, not that much is broadcast right now in 4K. So…
STU: Except the Golden Globes. You’ll get the Oscars. You’ll get the Super Bowl. A lot of the big events.
PAT: And some stuff on Netflix. Their new stuff is generally 4K.
STU: Really? Through the freaking internet?
PAT: I think The Crown is in 4K.
GLENN: Is it?
PAT: Yeah. And some of the other shows.
GLENN: So you might watch The Crown?
PAT: So I’m thinking about watching The Crown now.
GLENN: It’s really good.
PAT: It won the Golden Globe last night. Right? It’s highly acclaimed. I know that.
GLENN: So is there anything last night that we should know about?
STU: The big news is the Meryl Streep thing, I guess. The political —
PAT: Oh, jeez. This speech was agonizing. I mean, listen to this.
MERYL: So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. And if we kick them all out —
PAT: May I first say: There is no A in the word “foreigners.” So can we just start there? Foreigners. It’s not “foar.” It’s “for.” Foreigners.
GLENN: Okay. All right.
MERYL: You’ll have nothing to watch, but football and Mixed Martial Arts, which are not the arts.
GLENN: Whoa, whoa, whoa.
JEFFY: And a lot of people seriously disagreed with that.
GLENN: Whoa. I didn’t know that. I had already called the Trump administration. I’m trying to be part of the National Endowment for the Arts. I was hoping we could give all of the money to the MMA. I thought that was it.
STU: And, by the way, I don’t know if Meryl has seen this, but if she’s seen the TV ratings, they already are only watching football.
JEFFY: Thank you.
STU: I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but like the top five of the top six shows every single week are the NFL.
PAT: No kidding. No kidding.
GLENN: And honestly, do you care that some of the best shows on television now are made in England or made in Vancouver, BC?
GLENN: Do you care?
STU: I don’t care. And also I’ve noticed a few — and, Pat, maybe you can back me up on this, a few people of color and foreigners in sports. Noticed a few of them.
STU: Noticed a few of them.
STU: It’s weird. I’ve noticed in the NFL, it’s not all white people. Not all white people. In fact — and we still seem to love watching it. It’s almost as if her point is completely inane. Completely —
GLENN: Almost. I’ve missed you, Stu. I’ve missed you.
STU: Okay. I missed you too.
PAT: And also, Trump didn’t even say that. Trump’s not talking about kicking out all foreigners.
STU: Trump is Hollywood. All he talks about is ratings.
STU: There’s never been — outside of Reagan probably, a president that was more closely aligned with Hollywood than Donald Trump.
GLENN: Next to Reagan.
PAT: That’s so agonizing.
GLENN: You brought it on yourself, brother.
PAT: I know. Well, that was the last straw for me. I turned the channel immediately. I couldn’t take it.
I mean, she made me in love with Donald Trump. I wanted to go back in time and vote for him, not just once, but multiple times, just because I’m so sick of these people.
STU: And I will say —
PAT: It’s agonizing.
STU: I 100 percent agree with Donald Trump on what he took today, which is a much more difficult stand than saying Meryl Streep’s an idiot when she makes a political speech. That’s an easy stance to take.
JEFFY: Which she is.
STU: The tough one and the true one is that Meryl Streep sucks as an actress.
STU: Not as a speaker. Not as a political theorist. As an actress, she’s terrible —
PAT: Never been more with you than I am right now.
STU: Thank you, Pat.
JEFFY: And she’s so overrated.
STU: She stinks. She’s overrated. Trump tweeted it today. I’ve been saying it on this show for how many freaking years.
GLENN: He did not say she’s overrated.
PAT: Did he say she’s overrated?
STU: She’s the most overrated actress.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh. He says that about everybody.
STU: But he’s right on this one. Give him credit when he’s right. He’s 100 percent right. She stinks. And history will hopefully correctly recognize that she’s terrible. Terrible.
PAT: I mean, they made her out to be the queen last night.
STU: Of course, they always do. They just give her the awards before she even does the movies. But she’s terrible. And it’s finally — we have a president that can recognize that. Because I don’t even know, would Reagan have done it? I don’t know if he’d have the guts.
GLENN: No. No.
STU: Luckily, Trump is out there with the guts to say Meryl Streep sucks, and —
JEFFY: Meryl Streep, one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood. Doesn’t know me, but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She’s a Hillary flunky who lost big.
PAT: I love that. You got to love —
GLENN: Why? Why?
STU: Hillary lost big. Because Meryl won the award. Right? Meryl didn’t lose big in the particular award. But who cares. I’m 100 percent with him on this point, and I’m happy to celebrate it.
GLENN: They don’t even — they don’t even — they don’t even recognize the rot in their own state. They don’t even recognize —
PAT: Oh, no.
GLENN: Why are you not paying, you know, the people in California to do your food catering, to pick you up? Why do you have to fly to someplace else? Your house is in California. Why do you have to fly someplace else to do it?
Why is Duck Dynasty done in Louisiana? Do you even know how they found Duck Dynasty? You know how that came to be?
JEFFY: Yeah, from the tax incentives from the state.
GLENN: Tax incentives.
JEFFY: Which I believe they pulled out of.
GLENN: Louisiana said, “We’re going to make this the most — the easiest place to do movies and television. You film anything here, we’re going to give you a huge tax break.” Okay.
So they do.
The producers don’t say, “Hey, there’s these guys in Louisiana that are great.”
GLENN: The producers say, “Go to Louisiana and find a story that might be a show.”
STU: Yeah, and this has happened throughout history. Rocky was — if I remember the story right — was initially a New York story. You know, it’s so associated with Philadelphia.
STU: But it was kind of a New York story. It was supposed to be filmed large portions of it in New York. But because of unions, they went to Philadelphia.
GLENN: The unions were better in Philadelphia than —
STU: They found a more willing environment. And they had to — a lot of it, they still had to — like, one of the reasons they developed the Steadicam and used the Steadicam a lot for that was because — by their telling at least because they basically had to run around and hide from people where they weren’t supposed to be shooting the movie, which is kind of a funny thing.
PAT: That’s great.
STU: But these things do lead to innovations. And you see this. This is Hollywood at its most out of touch. And everyone was tweeting and Facebooking about how this is why Trump won because they see people like Meryl Streep with these attitudes and treating everyone out there, half the country, in this way.
And it’s so annoying. Even when they don’t like Donald Trump, they’ll vote for him. Because they’re just so sick of that.
GLENN: It’s so elitist. It is this understanding that everyone in this room is right. Even though everyone in that room are not in lockstep. But they’ve silenced those people. So everyone in this room is right. And we’re now being broadcast across the country, so now we’re going to tell the little people —
GLENN: I mean, it is Norma Desmond: All you little people out there in the dark.
They just — they believe we’re stupid. And so there’s no way we’re ever going to listen to one of your points, while you’re telling us we’re stupid.
STU: I’ve got great examples of this too.
JEFFY: Well, we don’t think you’re stupid. Just watch football and MMA.
GLENN: And that’s not the arts.
I mean, I think that was written as a funny line. But she delivered it, maybe because he’s a bad actress —
GLENN: But she delivered it as a slam in everybody’s face, like we don’t know that’s not art.
And now, this: Told you last week, threw my back out. And one of the reasons why is because I was away from my Casper mattress
PAT: Plus, you moved in your chair. You were in a chair, and you moved.
JEFFY: You moved. You’ve made another chair to sit in.
PAT: We tried to tell you — we warned you, I don’t know, how many times, don’t move because you’ve got to be careful. Don’t move. And you moved.
GLENN: I know this makes you guys feel good some way. I’m just not sure how it makes you feel good.