Cramer fakes out his viewers on Stewart appearance
Any viewers who might have decided to take in Jim Cramer's Mad Money on Friday in hopes of finding out how the CNBC host would react to the verbal thrashing he'd received from Comedy Central's Jon Stewart the night before were doomed to disappointment.
Cramer started promisingly enough. "Before we get started, I want to say something about what happened yesterday," he began soberly. "A lot of people are talking about what happened. ... Although I was clearly outside of my safety zone, I have the utmost respect for this person, for the work that they do, no matter how uncomfortable it was to be on. So I want you to take a look at this clip from yesterday of Cramer vs. Stewart!"
At that point, it was revealed that the come-on had been nothing but a tease, as the clip turned out to show Cramer helping Martha Stewart -- on whose program he had appeared earlier on Thursday -- prepare what appeared to be a banana cream pie.
"You're doing a very good job," Martha said encouragingly.
As the clip ended, Cramer sneered, "Now back to business as usual."
He never did mention Jon Stewart at all.
This video is from CNBC's Mad Money, broadcast Mar. 13, 2009.
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