April 13, 2001 |
On "Ricki Lake" the other day, a lesbian brought down the house when disclosing to her coarse, wide-bodied girlfriend that she was pregnant. The girlfriend's jaw dropped. "I know it ain't mine," she said, causing a second eruption in the studio. Ricki Lake laughed. The rowdy audience laughed. The pregnant woman laughed, the fetus in her belly becoming a punch line without anyone asking what would become of it. If this was on the level, was she planning to have the child?