Yesterday, Fox News host and global warming activist Neil Cavuto hosted a roundtable discussion for a group of feisty, opinionated...Hooters waitresses, in celebration of their 2007 calendar. Introduced as "Hooties Hotties" in the intro graphic, Cavuto and the girls spent the last segment of the show discussing whether patrons hit on them while they're working (not at all, say the girls, "they have respect, they know the boundaries"), and also asked for their thoughts on how it's "been a controversial time for beautiful women" what with Miss USA, Miss Nevada, preggers Miss New Jersey; what did the Hooters girls think of that? (Their assessment: Everyone makes mistakes, sometimes fame can be overwhelming, "but we're just a family restaurant"). Ever the enterprising journalist, Cavuto pointed out that Miss Nevada had landed a $2 million deal with Playboy... hmm? The girls were quick to negate that association — "We're just small-town girls" — and were pretty practical in their assessment of Miss New Jersey's predicament on giving up her after learning she was pregnant: "I guess you can't do it pregnant!" "Rules are rules!" The best part, though, was Cavuto wondering if the girls were held to a specific weight standard - to which he replied, "Oh, come on!" to their chorus of "No"s; as one glisteningly gorgeous girl explained haltingly, "all guys like different things....different looks, different sizes..." Cavuto, tough questioner that he is, pressed on with specifics: "It's not happened? No one's just come in and just porked out for a few weeks?" Clearly, he misunderstands the qualifications for a job as a Hooter's waitress.
Newshounds also noted that the segment occurred in an hour that did not devote any real time to the State of the Union address just the night before ("You Know Bush's State Of The Union Speech Bombed When..."), and pointed out that the interview was shot "without the usual chyron at the bottom of the screen, making for an unimpeded view of the "girls'" breasts." While it's true that the chyron was absent (and Hooters logo clearly visible, as above), ETP is bound to point out that individual close-ups on the girls as they spoke were actually cut off above the breasts, as indicated by the screengrab to the left. That said, there was some pretty jaw-dropping footage of Miss Nevada in a tiny, flesh-colored bikini. Also, it bears emphasizing: The girls were interviewed in uniform, and that uniform is a teeny tank top and eensy orange shorts. Gotta grab those channel surfers in an instant! (And for the record, it worked; ETP had Fox on mute while working, looked up, and knew immediately that this was a can't-miss segment.) So can't miss that we grabbed a clip for you, presented below. Enjoy!
ETP's Previous Hooters Coverage: