While appearing on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday night, Sharon Osbourne, who is promoting the new “The View”-esque talk show, “The Talk,” told Kimmel what she really thought of “The View” and of Elisabeth Hasselbeck, one of the co-hosts of the popular ABC morning program. In a moment of complete candor (and when has Sharon Osbourne ever been anything but candid?), Sharon Osbourne answered a simple question with a straightforward answer. It is also an answer that will no doubt spawn a viral video, not to mention a war of words with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, daytime queen of the nonsensical comment.
The lead-up to the question came when Jimmy Kimmel asked Osbourne if the new show would be like “The View.” The woman who many only new as Ozzy Osbourne’s wife until their MTV reality show made her a household name told Kimmel, “F*** no… We’re very different women. We’ve got different opinions and we’re not miserable and dry.”
Such a general slight may have been viewed as a competitive shot across the bow — if that had been all that was said. But then Jimmy Kimmel wanted to know which of the women of “The View” was her least favorite. Sharon Osbourne was quick with her response, going straight for the talk show’s weakest link.
“The least? Oh, that little blonde idiot,” she said. She then made a retching sound and motion.
She continued. “You know what she needs. She needs a good shtupping (Yiddish for “sexual intercourse”)!”
And if two slights weren’t enough, Sharon Osbourne doubled down. “She needs to get some humor there. It’s like, lighten up, b***h!”
Four slams in less than 30 seconds. Amazing, until you realize that it is Elisabeth Hasselbeck she’s talking about, so the degree of difficulty is greatly decreased than if it was someone who was relevant.
The audience was howling. Jimmy Kimmel was beside himself.
Sharon Osbourne’s new show, “The Talk,” is a hit and it hasn’t even aired its first episode.
Thursday night’s slam wasn’t the first time Sharon Osbourne denigrated the youngest member of the women of “The View.” She told People magazine in June 2007 that Elisabeth Hasselbeck needed a lobotomy for defending the Bush administration.
The video of Sharon Osbourne completely slamming that “little blonde idiot” follows. The actual slamming begins with roughly 35 seconds remaining.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC Television