Glenn Beck and the frog in boiling water stunt

Glenn Beck, you have to start rehearsing.

Remember the Oligarchy fail from a few weeks ago? Beck seems to be amping up his campaign to win the title of “craziest pundit who doesn’t rehearse” with a bizarre live stunt wherein he shows everyone what happens when you pretend to throw a frog into boiling water. Beck shouts a bit about how President Obama is creating shocking huge policy changes that will cause Americans to hop out of the metaphorical boiling water, based on the belief that a frog will hop out of boiling water when thrown in, but not object and just be happily boiled if cold water is heated after the frog is added.

Beck says:

Barack Obama has galvanized the country, because of the sheer size of the bills he’s proposed, and the number of the bills, the urgency that he’s placing on the bills. He’s forced us to think and get involved! We have, not like John McCain, been boiled slowly- we have been tossed quickly into boiling water, and don’t forget what happens, what happens when you throw them in! When you throw them in, frogs into boiling water!

Then he dramatically throws… nothing. And then, not surprisingly, nothing happens. Sheepishly, Beck walks closer the the camera and says:

Okay … forget the frog. I swear I thought they jumped right out. But they don’t. Forget about the Republicans, because most of them are fake. Forget about the Democrats, because most of them are fake. And forget about the frog, because it was fake!

The most viewed version of the stunt on YouTube edits out the last line about the frog being fake. But it appears that this was a stunt in which no frogs were harmed. Collective intellect of the American public? Thanks to folks like Glenn Beck, not so lucky.

The failed frog stunt, below: