A few weeks ago I was suffering from a bout of insomnia and flipping around the basic cable channels in a desperate attempt to find something to zone out on. While surfing, I stumbled upon an early-a.m. rebroadcast of “Huckabee” — a FOX News “variety show” starring everyone’s favorite evangelical yokel (and former Governor), Mike Huckabee.
What I saw was so incredibly awesome/bad, I was certain it was a SNL skit.
Now, we’re all aware of Huckabee’s bass prowess (mothereffer can walk the fuck out of a I-IV-V progression), but did you know he also has his own house band that regularly mangles classic rock numbers? Then there’s the special guests: the segment I caught featured not one, but two ex-Miss Americas struggling through “Leaving on a Jet Plane” alongside Huck and the band (which includes a smattering of FOX News dweebezoids). I’d love to show it to you, but I can’t find it anywhere on the webernets. What the Huck?
However, I’m pleased to report that our friend Greg Davis sent along the following clip of Huck and co. (sans pageant queens) busting out the Foo Fighters‘ “Learning to Fly.” Enjoy:
And here’s their kickass cover of Billy Joel‘s “You May Be Right.” (Why not “Only the Good Die Young?” That song has a nice religious theme. Oh wait, it’s about Catholics.)
The Rapture can’t come soon enough.