The Late Night TV Obesity War

America is at war against obesity.

And just like in any “real” war, people are going to take sides.

For example:

  • Michelle Obama is using all of her super-FLOTUS powers in an attempt to de-obesify America’s children, while her opponent…
  • Sarah Palin has chosen to resort to cheap “terrorist-esque” shots at the First Lady in order to boost her Q score and secure another book deal.

But it’s not just America’s political celebrities who are getting involved in the battle. This terrible war has spread its tentacles into the realm of late night tv….pitting host against host…brother against brother

On the side of good, we have Jimmy Kimmel and his Hotty Body Humpilates exercise DVDs.

While on the side of evil, we have Jimmy Fallon and his unbelievably tasty Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor – Late Night Snack.


We can only guess who is going to win this war…

But I think we can all agree, for the sake of all Americans, we must keep Letterman & Leno out of this war.

I shudder to think what would happen if one of those late night nuclear powers decided to appear on screen dressed ala Jamie Lee Curtis in the 1985 classic aerobics movie – Perfect

the horror…the horror


Douglas Robb

Doug Robb is a personal trainer, a fitness blogger and author, a competitive athlete, and a student of nutrition and exercise science. He's also the co-founder of the Hive Health Media. Since 2008, Doug has expanded his impact by bringing his real-world experience online via the health & fitness blog – Health Habits.

6 thoughts on “The Late Night TV Obesity War

  • March 12, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Lol – very funny article dude. I know some folk get real paranoid when the “state intervenes”, just like with Jamie’s US School Dinners.
    But the marketing budgets behind all the “bad food” far outweighs any marketing budgets for health and fitness. So levelling the playing field a bit with the media can only help.

  • March 7, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Awesome article… Thanks Doug (&Huff)
    I bet Jimmy K. sells a LOT of those DVDs! :)

  • March 5, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    You really just called Sarah Palin a terrorist for not agreeing with Michelle Obama’s nanny state programs?
    Wow…. So much for credibility, huh? You’re a fanatic.

    • March 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      Sorry for the confusion Wes – The terrorist-esque reference refers to Ms. Palin’s characterization of the Let’s Move program as an attack on the American population…ala terrorism.

      To be clear, I, in no way feel that Sarah Palin is a terrorist. A political opportunist and a fear monger YES – a terrorist NO.

      But I am curious, which aspects of the Let’s Move program do you feel is creating a nanny State?

  • March 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Great article, dude. I’m really impressed you were able to string together some sentences or whatever.


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