George Lopez, who’s made something of an incredible career out of not being funny, took a bit of a low blow during the Mar. 22 episode of his TBS talk show after the season premiere of “Dancing With the Stars.”
On the subject of Kirstie Alley‘s well-received first dance, Lopez compared her to a pig. And it wasn’t just in passing.
“She did a nice job, her little hooves tapping away,” Lopez said. “Before the show, she went to the market, then she had roast beef, and this is her going all the way home,” he continued before showing a clip of the Geico commercial where the pig squeals in the backseat of a car.
Alley, a Twitter devotee and never one to back down from a fight, finally responded to the insult on Mar. 24: “Don’t worry about George’s comments,” she writes, “just remember what happens to the
big bad, drunk woolf…falls in a boiling pot of vodka. Piggy laughs.”
We’re not sure we remember this particular rendition of the nursery rhyme — or if the actress is making a veiled reference to Virginia Woolf — but we have to agree that Lopez was out of line.
[Update: Lopez has now tweeted his own apology, writing, “I misjudged the joke. No malice was intended and I apologize to Kirstie.”