Christie almost makes 'announcement' in sitcom cameo
November 8th, 2013
08:44 AM ET
9 months ago

Christie almost makes 'announcement' in sitcom cameo

(CNN) – Two days after winning re-election as Governor of New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie appeared briefly on the new NBC sitcom, "The Michael J. Fox Show."

Christie played himself and made light of the speculation surrounding his potential presidential bid in the act, which the governor said was taped a few months ago.

In the episode, a flustered Fox, who plays an on-air journalist at a local news station in New York, is dealing with his needy sister at home while also preparing for his major interview with the popular New Jersey governor, a big step up from Fox's previous interview with a "talking" cat named Dr. Jeffrey Scratchy Bottom.

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But the night before the interview, Fox finds himself woken up at 2 a.m. when his drunken wife and sister stumble home–just before the pizza they ordered arrives at the door.

Fox's assistant warns him when he walks in the next morning–five minutes before the interview–that he looked like he "slept in a ditch."

"I didn't get much sleep last night," he replied. "My sister kissed my wife, and I threw up crazy bread all over the couch."

Christie then steps on set to shake hands with Fox and thank him for having him on the show.

"My pleasure," Fox says. "You're crushing my hand."

Where does Christie go next?

The two start the interview and as Christie gets ready to "make an announcement" about a lot of recent "speculation," he notices Fox has fallen asleep.

Christie pauses while Fox is prodded awake by his assistant.

"We'll get to that question later," he says, trying to collect himself and clearly not having heard what Christie just said.

Christie's appearance on the sitcom was just his latest jaunt in the entertainment world. He has appeared on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "Saturday Night Live," as well as CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" and Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in the last year.

The national appearances further gin up suspicions that Christie may run for president.


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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Christie pauses while Fox is prodded awake by his assistant."

    I can't believe I'm responding to a Christ Christie "Look at me ... LOOK AT ME" cameo article ...

    "... zzzz ... zzzz ... zzzz ..."

    Oops ... sorry about that. Where was I? Oh, yeah. Chris Christiezzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    November 8, 2013 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    Chriss Christie will not win to the presidency of the USA. He has no charisma to be the president. This dude is another Bull. Look at NJ deficit. Teacher firing. Tax Evasions. Look at them.

    November 8, 2013 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  3. Randy, San Francisco

    It would be great if Gov Christie makes a run for the presidential nomination. The bloody battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party between establishment moderates and Tea Partiers/extreme right wing conservatives should prove to be entertaining.

    November 8, 2013 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  4. Tampa Tim

    Christie must realize that he is running against the one who Raphael Cruz calls the 'Messiah,' little Teddy.

    November 8, 2013 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  5. Larry in Houston

    Thanks CNN, for the laugh.....LOL – – what do you mean, "he almost" made the announcement ? LOL –
    He did that, in his "acceptance" speech, when he defeated the Democrat, in a Blue state......period.

    Well, to be perfectly honest, here's my prediction.... IF , and I mean IF..... the extreme right wing ( T-party) + a lot of the ones who didn't Vote for Romney ( or McCain, for that matter) because of Romney's religion, & a bunch of other stuff) and they don't coalesce around THEIR Guy, come election time, and they don't Vote, You just as well figure we'll have another Democrat in office, come 2016, period....

    They need to pick somebody, & it seems like Christy might be the moderate the republicans are looking for....and from what I have seen, by them constantly punching holes in to Christy, I mean, the majority of them don't like him....LOL –

    Here's the question : who have they got ? answer : nobody, period.

    November 8, 2013 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  6. A True Conservative

    First – ending your statement with "period" was a bad choice Larry given how well that worked for Obama! Second, while we conservatives truly thank the left for their concern regarding the candidates that we select and support, we will continue to ignore your advice. Clearly you on the left care about us and want us to win elections, that's why you have your own party that you contribute to and vote for.

    As for this article – is CNN suggesting that the American public turn to sitcoms for news and information? Having seen a number of the MSM news reports of late, it may actually be a good suggestion and provide a more honest presentation and analysis of the news than the traditional sources currently provide!

    November 8, 2013 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  7. Larry in Houston

    "" we will continue to ignore your advice"""

    too bad, You Just Lost the Election, in 2016, PERIOD.....

    I know way too many Independents that will vote Dem.

    November 8, 2013 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Larry in Houston

    "" we will continue to ignore your advice"""

    too bad, You Just Lost the Election, in 2016, PERIOD.....

    I know way too many Independents that will vote Dem.
    -----------------------------
    The right wing ignores their own advice. They were supposed to open up the tent and be more inclusive, according to the autopsy report that they released on themselves. They should have paid attention to the content and the name of it, an autopsy report.

    November 8, 2013 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  9. Data Driven

    @A True Conservative,

    "while we conservatives truly thank the left for their concern regarding the candidates that we select and support, we will continue to ignore your advice."

    Definitely DON'T nominate Ted Cruz in 2016.

    November 8, 2013 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  10. Evergreen

    Christie will have to survive Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, Santorum, and Rand Paul. It will be interesting.

    November 8, 2013 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  11. The Real Tom Paine

    -A True Conservative

    First – ending your statement with "period" was a bad choice Larry given how well that worked for Obama! Second, while we conservatives truly thank the left for their concern regarding the candidates that we select and support, we will continue to ignore your advice. Clearly you on the left care about us and want us to win elections, that's why you have your own party that you contribute to and vote for.

    As for this article – is CNN suggesting that the American public turn to sitcoms for news and information? Having seen a number of the MSM news reports of late, it may actually be a good suggestion and provide a more honest presentation and analysis of the news than the traditional sources currently provide!
    *****************
    Well, if you don't want advice from people who remember what its like to be in the political wilderness, by all means proceed with your plans. Its not healthy for a democracy to one of its major parties in denial about its inability to attract new blood and ideas. Its a pity that the one success story your party had last week is someone that Paul, Rubio, Cruz and company barely want to acknowledge because they know he reaches beyond the confines of the echo chamber. Check the demographics on Christie and ask yourself if you want purity or results? Whether or not he can govern at the national level is debateable, but the Anchor Babies and Rand Paul are definitely not ready for prime time. Paul, Cruz and Rubio have been getting pounded by newspapers that endorsed them. Take that as a sign that your options are rapidly narrowing.

    November 8, 2013 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  12. Sniffit

    "while we conservatives truly thank the left for their concern regarding the candidates that we select and support, we will continue to ignore your advice."

    Sweet. Please proceed....

    November 8, 2013 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Evergreen

    Christie will have to survive Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, Santorum, and Rand Paul. It will be interesting.
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    Spock would call it "interesting." I would call it pathetic. It will be sure to be a repeat of what they did to Jon Huntsman.

    November 8, 2013 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  14. Fair is Fair

    Evergreen

    Christie will have to survive Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, Santorum, and Rand Paul. It will be interesting.
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    Perry, Cruz, Santorum, and Paul won't have enough money to get out of Iowa. It's Christie's if he wants it.

    November 8, 2013 11:12 am at 11:12 am |