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Shakespeare Lady Roll

Folks who tuned in to Attack of the Show today probably thought this was a sketch. I certainly did. But I can PROMISE you, IT WAS REAL. Apparently there was a crossed feed and instead of seeing Kevin Pereira and guest host Jessica Chobot, the first three minutes of the show were accidentally hijacked by Chris Barkley, a Shakespeare professor who is about to get REALLY famous as she takes up the scepter as the new Rickroll, something I HOPE you good nerds will help propagate. Please, I beg of you as nerds, MEME THIS. It is your DUTY. Now. Don’t wait. Put down your food fork or your XBox controller. The Memeverse NEEDS you.

Professor Barkley apparently teaches Lit at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA and I’m pretty sure this is her home page.

via @MikeWolve


  1. Patrick Collins says:

    How did this woman ever get a television hosting gig? I’ve uh never um heard err so many er um “Uhs Ers and Ums” on tv in my um life.

    See how distracting that is?

  2. I’m kinda hoping this lady is the next Olivia Munn.

  3. I hope no ulcers were caused by this.

    To be a proper Bard-roll, you need the singing…

    Ne’er shall I render thee
    Ne’er shall I frustrate thee
    Ne’er shall I gallivant and forsake thee
    Ne’er shall I make thee grieve
    Ne’er shall I take my leave
    Ne’er shall I dare deceive and scourge thee

  4. Dudedragon says:

    The most emotional tragedy was her cheeto skin. :)

  5. Amy says:

    HAHA! exactly Scott!!

  6. Scott says:

    C’mon…if you’re gonna cross feed with something, can we at least get PPV porn instead!?!

  7. smartbunny says:

    How is this possible?!? Crossed feed? Wuzzuh??

  8. Steven says:

    In Australia on FuelTV since they show the episode delayed a few hours, they pretty much cut that whole intro out and started from the sequence of Kevin picking up the Power Glove.

    So if it wasn’t for this post I wouldn’t have seen the original, although they did mention it in the show. The joys of live tv!

  9. matt says:

    so is leer rolling the new rickroll?

  10. PJ says:

    HD quality version hot off the DVR here …

  11. Cody Lape says:

    I had it saved to my computer, but I accidentally deleted it! Bawww… I’m running Recuva, and will happily upload it if I can recover it. Also, anyone have a decent video editing program (Preferably freeware) to cut the video?

  12. Cami says:

    This program has been rated TV-14 for severe dramatude.

  13. Doug B says:

    Would’ve been epic if it had been King Lear XXX

  14. anthony says:

    hahaha i thought the exact same thing as jenn zuko. are we both high? this suuuuuuuucks, but it was hilarious for the first 3 seconds.

  15. Cat says:

    The best thing is that I go to Palomar (or did, I haven’t decided on Fall), so if I see her…omg.

  16. Amy says:

    Wait, I just had a thought, how meta would it be if they featured the vid this goof up on a future ATN? haha! ooh, or epic fail? :/

  17. Amy says:

    I so thought it was an intentional joke, until it passed the two minute mark, then I kept saying ” somethings gone wrong, and it’s hilarious!” I wondered if they would get tweets over it ( I would have tweeted it myself if I had remebered to boot up my computer before watching) the substitution of them acting out a scene from King Lear instead of break moments was totally rad! besides, I got my break moments fix from the following Web Soup anyway. ( you’re welcome.)

  18. Surtur42 says:

    Chris Hardwick is viewing my YouTube account! I feel like a celebrity.

  19. Lisa G says:

    As a life-long Bardoloter, I was kinda disappointed when the snafu got fixed. I was ready to sit down for a half hour of script analysis, because I’m just that big of a Shakespeare nerd. My favorite part, though, is that the AOTS feed was still scrolling along the bottom!

  20. Adam says:

    The funniest part is one of your crew members asking if you’re off the air. The look on Kevins face was priceless for that split second.

  21. Jesse says:

    It’s a big too long to turn into a meme, IMHO.

  22. Dylan says:

    Man, I was so confused when this was airing. At first I did think it was a sketch, but then it went on, and on, and on. I knew something was up when it cut to Kevin and Jessica in the middle of a sentence and sure enough, on aots’s twitter account it was confirmed that this was a technical screw up.

  23. Jenn Zuko says:

    But she’s so…talky.

  24. It was so weird seeing this on live TV. At first I couldn’t tell if AOTS had pranked us viewers or I had accidentally stepped into a bad episode of Sliders.

  25. Julie says:

    That’s a tragedy.

  26. Nicole says:

    Fantastic. Best hijacking of the airwaves since THIS:

  27. Decay says:

    Yeah, if i could get it off my dvr i’d upload a proper dvr rip. I was in the kitchen working on dinner when this happened. i thought it was a bit, but nope, I got Lear rolled.