Last week the washed up Canadian actor Jim Carrey tried picking a fight with a dead man, the late Charlton Heston, evidently, Carrey Lost, from Pat Dollard:
According to Nielsen, ABC’s annual rebroadcast of Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956) pulled in 5.9 million viewers Saturday night. The religious epic, which stars Charlton Heston as Moses, has been a ratings winner for ABC every year since 1973 when the network first began its tradition of airing the classic over the Easter/Passover weekend.
Just last week, 51 year-old Jim Carrey, who has never won an Academy Award, mocked Commandments star Heston in a Funny or Die video attacking those of us who support Second Amendment civil rights. The chorus of Carrey’s song included the lyrics, “Charlton Heston movies are no longer in demand.”
Another way to put that is that a 57 year-old Charlton Heston movie that’s been rerun for going on forty years is “in demand” by 3.5 million more Americans than Carrey’s newest film.
The Ten Commandments is older than Carrey, yet more in demand. Time for Carrey to take the slow bus back to Canada.