Abbott & Costello are dead.
Bert & Ernie were too expensive.
Mistakenly thought they were the country music duo Big & Rich.
Felt his show needed to liven itself up with comedy bits.
No one else would come on.
Thought it was April Fools Day.
Had to get someone to fill in quickly after discovering "Frick & Frack" is just an expression.
Wanted to give a couple of down-on-their-luck actors a break.
Thought the classy-sounding names would lend respect to his show.
Finally decided to give up any pretense of being taken seriously.
The Devil made him do it.
Had a '60s flashback and thought they were Huntley & Brinkley.
Was going to invite just "Diamond" alone but found out he could get "Silk" for no extra charge.
Believed they were product placement and he would get freebies..
Wanted guests on who would make him sound smart.
Insists it was a liberal Commie plot.
Heard rumors he would be fired, so it was his way to get retribution.
The idea came to him in a fever-induced dream.
Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga weren't available.
Thought he was ordering wardrobe accessories.