Robin Roberts Playing The Kid From E.T. Makes Us Very Uncomfortable

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So, uh, Robin Roberts of the morning team on Good Morning America, appeared as Elliott from E.T. in the film’s iconic flying bike scene as part of the show’s Totally Awesome 80′s Week. Okay!

Is it fair to say that, although she seems like a very nice lady, something about this whole thing is kind of …off? From the little we’ve seen of Good Morning America, the tension between her and Sam Champion and George Stephanopoulos couldn’t be more palpable, as if these guys would never even share a chicken nugget at McDonald’s (to be fair, though, George Stephanopoulos doesn’t know what McDonald’s is).

It’s all very weird to us, but maybe we’re reading too far into it. Maybe we’re just imagining the awkward coughs from camera operators every time Stephanopoulos steps on a milk crate to stand next to his co-anchor. Or maybe it’s that, in looking at half the morning team, our gaydar goes off-the-wall berserk. Or maybe — just maybe — we’re imagining everything and these guys are the best of buddies?

Just have fun, Good Morning America!

[via The FW]