Wait, Why Does Mike Rowe Want a Superpower that Makes Media Pundits Poop Their Pants?

The deadliest terrorist attack in American history was apparently “nothing” compared to January 6, according to former FBI agent Peter Strzok. He said as much earlier this week during an appearance on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House hosted by Nicolle Wallace while the two recounted what she referred to as the “deadliest attack on the U.S. Capitol in our, you know, in history.” 

On Wednesday’s show, Megyn was joined by Mike Rowe, host and producer of Dirty Jobs and How America Works, to discuss the outrageous exchange between Wallace and Strzok and Rowe’s bathroom-inspired idea on how to punish pundits who say outrageous things on air.

MSNBC Compares January 6 to September 11

The talent at MSNBC continues to find new ways to keep the events at the Capitol on January 6 in the headlines. Over the summer, Wallace encouraged “reliving” January 6 every year in the same way MSNBC re-airs footage of September 11. And the comparisons to 9/11 continued this week with Strzock.  

Wallace depicted January 6 as the “deadliest attack on the U.S. Capitol,” during a segment with Strzock, who – you may recall – was fired from the FBI in 2018 after multiple texts about former President Donald Trump from 2016 between him and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page were exposed. The disgraced agent then took it one step further:

“I think that’s right, and I think if you look at the scale in terms of a threat to democracy – I mean, 9/11 was a tragedy. We lost thousands of lives in a horrific way, we still mourn to this day, but when you look at something that is an attack on democracy, something that could actually bring about a fundamental change to American governance as we understand it – 9/11 is nothing compared to January 6.” 

– Former FBI Agent Peter Strzok

He went on to suggest that law enforcement prosecute those involved in January 6 with that “same sort of war footing” that they used in the wake of September 11 terrorist attacks. 

Making Pundits Poop Their Pants

Both Megyn and Rowe were having trouble rationalizing the exchange between Strzok and Wallace, but the Dirty Jobs host did have an idea about how to stop pundits from saying nonsensical things. If he could have any superpower, he said he would want “to be able to make anybody I’m watching at any time poop their pants.”

Like Elizabeth Montgomery’s Samantha Stephens character in Bewitched, Rowe explained that “with a flick of my fingers or a wiggle of my nose” he would make someone he’s watching on TV “poop their pants.” His first victims? Strzok and Wallace. “Right in the middle of such an outrageous statement, I just give my nose a wrinkle and Peter Strzok poops his pants… on live TV,” Rowe quipped. 

Megyn called the power “brilliant,” as Rowe continued to contemplate how he could put it to good use. In his ideal state, those saying dumb things on air would have an accident and immediately question the phenomenon: “When we say stupid things on the air and when we lie, we poop our pants. We don’t know why it’s happening.”

Little do they know “the Dirty Jobs guy is sitting at home with his new superpower, and he’s wielding it like an ax,” Rowe concluded. “I honestly think word would spread that something is going on in the universe.”

You can check out Megyn’s full conversation with Rowe by tuning in to episode 415 on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen. And don’t forget that you can catch The Megyn Kelly Show live on SiriusXM’s Triumph (channel 111) weekdays from 12pm to 2pm ET.