'The Drew Barrymore Show' Goes Viral For Bizarre Snake Eggs Item

Drew Barrymore is the latest celebrity to get her own syndicated talk show, which is airing on multiple affiliates across the U.S. As well as featuring a virtual hologram of Cameron Diaz, the series also saw the Charlie's Angels actor tackle the typical segments of a talk show, including a desk-bound monologue about the news.

However, while other hosts may have tackled the latest tweets from Donald Trump or the current state of the California wildfires, The Drew Barrymore Show had a different target in her sights: A 62-year-old snake that has just laid eggs, despite its owners thinking it had had no exposure to a male snake for two decades.

This segment began to make the rounds on social media when a user tweeted the clip with the caption: "I can't get over how bad Drew Barrymore's talk show is." In the clip, Barrymore compares the snake's circumstances to her own during lockdown, joking that it has left her wondering whether she could be pregnant despite having no male contact.

Maybe people pointed out the surreal way she delivered the monologue, comparing it to bizarre anti-talk shows like The Eric Andre Show.

I can’t get over how bad Drew Barrymore’s talk show is pic.twitter.com/qvYMcu8AWX

— JACQUES (@arcadeyblog) September 15, 2020

The joke begins: "CNN reports that a 62-year-old ball python has laid seven eggs, even though she hasn't been near a male snake in over two decades. Is she 62 or 16?"

A Vulture review of the segment said of this: "Barrymore says this joke with the 'am I right, ladies?' swagger of Samantha Jones delivering an epic barb, not someone suffering an episode of acute-onset aphasia [a condition that prevents people from communicating] live on nationally syndicated TV."

A Twitter user, meanwhile, had a pithier assessment. They wrote: "The Drew Barrymore talk show is just her acting like a pixie who fell into a vat of cocaine and I honestly feel like we can all identify at this point."

Barrymore's joke continues, "this story resonates with me because I haven't been in captivity with a male for quite some time either. Uh-uh. I have my two daughters and my cup runneth over, if you know what I mean."

The Drew Barrymore talk show is just her acting like a pixie who fell into a vat of cocaine and I honestly feel like we can all identify at this point

— anna gillcrist (@AnnaGillcrist) September 17, 2020

Viewers were torn over whether she was playing up her awkwardness as part of her talk show persona, or whether she was just being awkward.

One Twitter user who has in the latter camp said of her delivery: "I've seen a few people say that maybe Drew Barrymore is just playing up her awkwardness or something, and she's definitely not. She was on the Joel McHale Show and she was just as awkward reading from a promoter [sic] there too."

However, other Twitter users had kind words to say about other sections of the show. Viewers particularly enjoyed the segment that saw Barrymore reunited with former Charlie's Angels co-stars Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz, in which she got emotional about her time working on the movie.

Drew Barrymore getting choked up thanking the universe for bringing Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu into her life after they gush about her being a force of good in their world is why we forever stan these three angels pic.twitter.com/7LXC1X9AqZ

— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) September 14, 2020

One user said of this: "Drew Barrymore getting choked up thanking the universe for bringing Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu into her life after they gush about her being a force of good in their world is why we forever stan these three angels."

The Drew Barrymore Show is syndicated on weekdays. Check local listings for details.