Seth Meyers interviewed living and breathing American Girl Samantha doll Allison Williams at the 92Y last night and the first thing he asked her about was her dad Brian Williams, because besides getting her ass eaten on HBO, that’s the only thing people want to her hear talk about. Seth asked Allison how her family and her dad are doing after he got suspended for six months without pay for lie-telling on camera. I don’t know what Seth expected her to say. It’s not like she’s going to say, “He’s a liar and he has ruined my life.” If Seth wanted that kind of answer, he should’ve interviewed me about my dad. Of course, Allison defended her dad and said that we can all trust him.
Getting suspended from your job, losing out on $5 million and getting hit with the “lie-telling liar mouth” label is shitty, but Seth Meyers acted like somebody died. I’m surprised Seth didn’t put on white cotton gloves before attempting to handle that delicate, fragile topic. The Williams family will be fine. They’re all alive, they’re healthy, they have more money than all of us combined and they won’t go broke and have to move in with Aunt Rita who chain smokes, has 19 cats and curses you out every time you try to change the channel while she’s watching Fox News. Everything will be fine. Allison said that it’s been a difficult time, but they will get through it. If Allison Williams can survive through the time Ralph Lauren sold out of the sweater she was planning to wear on senior yearbook picture day, she can survive through anything!
“This has been a really hard time. We have also been very lucky, counting our blessings. We have our health, we have each other. It’s been incredible to experience the outreach from people you love, family, friends, and then people we don’t even know, strangers, just reaching out saying we want him back on TV.
It’s been tough, though. Obviously, toughest on my dad, who bears the full burden of responsibility for it, but one thing the experience has not done is shake my trust and belief in him as a man. He’s a really good man. He’s an honest man. He’s a truthful man. He has so much integrity. He cares so much about journalism. And yes, he’s a really good dad. I know you can trust him because, as any good daughter does, I’ve tested him on that.”
Allison went on to give an example of one of the times she’s tested his trust. It’s a very Allison Williams story:
“In 2003, when he was in Iraq for the war, I was in 9th grade and there was a father/daughter dance at the end of that year. Before he left, he was assuming he would be back before the dance. As that date was coming, it didn’t seem like he was going to make it like he had promised. And then a couple days before the dance I was so upset and I got a surprise call from Iraq from my dad and he asked me if I had a date to the dance. So, that’s the kind of man he is and I can’t wait for him to be back on TV and I know many of you guys feel that way.”
If it was a father/daughter school dance, who else could take her? I bet Brian’s mortal enemy Tom Brokaw took her. How long before the media does some digging and finds out that Brian Will-lie wasn’t in Iraq during Allison’s father/daughter dance, because he was AT the father/daughter dance. Double plot twist! Cut to Tom Brokaw later tonight, breaking into the records room at Allison’s old school to find pictures from that dance. Tom Brokaw has always got Brian William’s number, hussy.
And here’s Allison Williams at the Michael Kors show in NYC yesterday.