Breakfast On Broad signed off the air one last time today after a 20-month run
atop somewhere in the ratings. As we wrote from the beginning, the format was basically destined to fail, but the BOB cast and crew managed to turn out a watchable product on most days. There seemed to be just enough warmth and affection between Rob Ellis, Jillian Mele, Sarah Baicker and Barrett Brooks to make their interactions genuine, which is the most important ingredient in a morning show. The content, however, perhaps through little fault of their own (Philly sports suck), was usually lacking, the analysis was often surface-level, and they had more than their share of manufactured #debate.
On their last episode, the crew – sans Barrett, who was in St. Louis tending on some business – welcomed on apparent CB commenter Jay Pharoah, who told Sarah and Jillian that they need to “get blacked”…
… and Eric Lindros, who took about as kindly to Rob’s joke as a snowman takes to a guy taunting him with a blow torch:
Thus concludes BOB.