What makes Hank Williams Jr. must-see-TV is that he's unpredictable. That's probably part of the reason Fox had him on in the first place -- and it paid off for the network. That's also what made his appearance Tuesday on "The View" so addicting.
Williams chose "The View" for his first TV appearance since making an analogy involving Hitler and Obama. And while it was disjointed, awkward, and brash, it was entertaining.
Business Insider described it this way:
[T]he bewildered co-hosts were treated to a rant that was part history lesson, part vocabulary lesson, and no part apology.
Kind of like sitting on the porch with an ornery grandpa after his fourth Old Milwaukee.
HuffPo called it a "wild interview," saying:
Williams gave "The View" some rather colorful responses about the controversy that seemed to do everything but answer the co-hosts' questions directly. He even quoted Harry Truman about not kicking cow turds on a hot day. This caused Whoopi Goldberg to gaze skyward in a gesture of complete befuddlement. Joy Behar joked, "We used to say that in Brooklyn all the time!"
The following segment turns out to be a delightful piece of television programming of disparate sensibilities combined to discuss hyperbole, responsibility and the very definition of “meaning” itself (Jacques Derrida would be so proud!)
Sure, Williams probably left some to be desired. His answers to some of the questions were confusing and even contained a reference to a "cow turd." But hey, he's Bocephus. And in the end he reiterated that he didn't compare Obama to Hitler, that he's the one that decided to pull his song from ESPN, and really loves free speech.
You can watch it below: