DATELINE: Twilight of the Hosts
Giorgio & Ramy, that’s who!
The hiatus of the popular series Ancient Aliens was short-lived.
However, they have put their nuclear option on the table: Giorgio of the hair explosion has now joined forces with Ramy Romany and his Indiana Jones fedora, another new rising star and quasi-Egyptologist on the show.
They are teamed up to go to Cairo for a two-hour tour, a new age version of Gilligan and the Skipper.
This is a power move after thirteen seasons and a midseason hiatus. The two most popular hosts are on the chessboard.
Let’s hope their arc of the alien covenant does not shut down in the Great Pyramid.
Ramy plans to take Giorgio into the bowels of Khufu’s power plant (it’s no longer considered a tomb).
This is one-upsmanship, as Ramy takes great pleasure in escorting Giorgio into the Great Pyramid. How he did this feat is revealed shortly when the great Hawass drags his ass into the picture. He’s a man who never met an Egyptian tomb he did not visit on TV. It seems Ramy is related to national blowheart Zahi Hawass, and that explains a great deal about the great Hawass and the great Pyramid.
Through judicious editing, we never learn how much Hawass hates the ancient alien theory about builders of the pyramids. He likes to say the native peoples did it.
It’s also amusing to watch the facial expressions of Ramy Romany when he disagrees with some of Giorgio’s more outrageous theories. He never lets a sourpuss pass without notice.
Of course, it all comes to a head with the twin hosts sitting at dusk before the Great Pyramid, with Ramy smoking a waterpipe for great effect. Their profiles and agreeing to disagree is certainly the start of long and beautiful friendship, the likes of which we haven’t seen since Captain Renault ran off with Rick Blaine at the end of Casablanca.