Stu Varney Among the Common People

  • Aired:  05/08/14
  •  | Views: 100,731

Fox Business anchor Stu Varney shares touching stories of being recognized on the street by New York's great unwashed masses. (3:19)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

IF YOU WATCH THE SHOW AND IHOPE YOU DO YOU WILL KNOW IT

IS NO SECRET THAT I AM ANENORMOUS FAN OF FOX BUSINESS

IT IS THE FIRST PLACE I TURNFOR FINANCIAL NEWS WHEN IT

IS LEFT ON AT MY DENTIST.

AND THERE IS NO ONE I LOVEMORE ON THE FA-BIZZLE THAN STU

VARNEY.

SO IT HURTS TO SEE STU ANDFOX BUSINESS TANKING IN THE

RATINGS, AVERAGING JUST54,000 DAYTIME VIEWERS, TO

PUT THAT IN PERSPECTIVE, IFYOU LAID 54,000 PEOPLE

END-TO-END THEY WOULD STILLRATHER DO THAT THAN WATCH

FOX BUSINESS.

STU IS KEEPING A STIFF UPPERFACE.

HE KNOWS THAT THERE IS ABETTER MEASURE THAN RATINGS

TO FIND OUT IF PEOPLE WATCHYOUR SHOW.

>> OKAY.

SO I'M WALKING THE STREETSOF NEW YORK YESTERDAY,

ACTUALLY I WAS TRYING TOFIGURE OUT HOW THE BUS

SYSTEM WORKED.

BUT THAT'S ANOTHER STORY,ACTUALLY.

I'M WALKING ALONG AND AYOUNG MAN COMING TOWARDS ME

LOOKS AT ME VERY CLOSELY.

HE IS NOT DRESSED LIKE ABANKER.

FAR FROM IT.

HE STICKS OUT HIS HAND.

I THINK HE WANTS MONEY.

INSTEAD HE SAYS LET ME SHAKEYOUR HAND.

I STILL THINK HE WANTS MONEYBUT NO, HE WANTS ADVICE

ON A STOCK.

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT.

HE IS A VIEWER.

YES!

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: WHO WOULD HAVE

THOUGHT, WHO WOULD HAVETHOUGHT SOMEONE WATCHES STU

VARNEY, GUESS WHAT FOLKS,THAT MAN WAS NOT ALONE.

>> TEN YARDS DOWN THE STREETI'M BUYING MANGOS FROM A

FRUIT STAND AND THE MAN SAYSHEY, YOU LOOK GREAT IN

JEANS.

>> Stephen: YOU WANT RATINGSFOX BUSINESS EXECUTIVES,

AMERICA DEMANDS MORE STUVARNEY BEDONKA DONK.

AND THAT, BELIEVE IT OR NOT,THAT WAS NOT THE END OF

STUIE'S DAY OUT.

>> THEN I GO PAST A BUS TOP,30 PEOPLE IN LINE, ONE OF

THEM STEPS OUT AND ASKS FORA PICTURE.

EVERYBODY ELSE TURNS TOSTARE AT ME.

THE MAN SAYS HE'S ON FOX,IT'S OKAY, THE BRITISH GUY,

SURPRISE, SURPRISE, THEREWAS A GENERALLY POSITIVE

RESPONSE.

OH, I KNOW HIM.

>> Stephen: AND THOSE ARESMART VIEWERS FOLKS, BECAUSE

UNLIKE STU VARNEY THEY KNOWHOW THE BUS SYSTEM WORKS.

(APPLAUSE)FOLKS-- I HAVE TO TELL YOU,

I CAN REALLY IDENTIFY WITHVARNEY'S TALE OF BEING

RECOGNIZED BY THE GREATUNWASHED MASSES.

WHY, JUST THIS PAST NIGHT IWAS PERAMBULATING ALONG THE

BROADWAY WHEN I CAME TO THESQUARE OF TIME AND WAS

APPROACHED BY A YOUNG MAN.

HE WAS NOT DRESSED AS ABANKER, OH NO.

HE WAS COVERED IN RED FURAND HE SAID HE WANTED HIS

PICTURE WITH ME.

AND THEN ASKED FOR $5,CLEARLY HE COULD SEE I WAS

A SUCCESSFUL MAN OF BROADCASTINGAND I MADE MY WAY TO THE

DISTRICT FAMED FOR ITSPACKING OF MEATS WHERE I WAS

IMMEDIATELY SET UPON BYSEVERAL EAGER YOUNG LADIES

WHO WERE SUCH FANS THEYASKED IF I NEEDED A DATE.

ONE EVEN OFFERED ME A JOBIN SOME SORT OF HAND

FACTORY, I BELIEVE.

THE POINT IS-- (APPLAUSE)

THE POINT IS, LADIES ANDGENTLEMEN, THE POINT IS I

DON'T KNOW HOW BUSES WORK.

(LAUGHTER)WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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