These QVC Hosts Actually Argued Whether the Moon Was a Planet or a Star (RIP Science)

The brain geniuses over at QVC (Quality, Value, Convenience) were displaying a line of weird ugly cardigans when host Shawn Killinger and designer Isaac Mizrahi got into a spirited scientific debate on that age old question - is the moon a star or a planet?

...yes. Seriously. These two grown adults argued whether the moon (which you may know is considered "a moon" or "a satellite") was a star (which it is obviously not) or a planet (which it is also obviously not), and kept going until a production assistant corrected them. Check it out:

If you still can't believe it, or if you want to really dig into the argument these two actual adult humans had, here's the transcript:

  1. Shawn Killinger

    It almost kinda looks like what the Earth looks like when you're a bazillion miles away from the planet Moon -

  2. Isaac Mizrahi

    Yes, I just squinted at it.

  3. Shawn Killinger

    From the planet, Moon. From THE Moon, looking back at the Earth.

  4. Isaac Mizrahi

    Yes, from the planet, Moon.

  5. Shawn Killinger

    Isn't the Moon a star?

  6. Isaac Mizrahi

     No, the moon is a planet, darling.

  7. Shawn Killinger

    The sun is a star - is the Moon really a planet?

  8. Isaac Mizrahi

    The Moon is a planet, honey.

  9. Shawn Killinger

    Don't look at me like that - the sun is a star!

  10. Isaac Mizrahi

    It's a planet!

  11. Shawn Killinger

    Is the sun not a star?

  12. Isaac Mizrahi

    I don't know what the sun is.

  13. Shawn Killinger

    The sun is a star.

  14. Isaac Mizrahi

    We don't know what the sun is.

  15. Shawn Killinger

    The sun IS a star....the moon is not a planet.

  16. Isaac Mizrahi


  17. Shawn Killinger

    I knew it! You were trying to take me down that road - the moon is NOT a planet

  18. Isaac Mizrahi

    Excuse me? Chunky - if you're listening to me, you have to Google the moon and-

  19. Shawn Killinger

    I can guarantee you someone is googling right now.

  20. Isaac Mizrahi

    The moon is such a planet, I can't even stand it.

  21. Shawn Killinger

    The moon is NOT a planet.

  22. Isaac Mizrahi

    What else is it if it's not a planet?

  23. Some Poor Production Assistant Desperately Trying To Explain Basic Science To These Two Dunderheads

    It's a MOON!

  24. Shawn Killinger

    I believe it's a star, or it's something.

  25. Isaac Mizrahi

    It's a MOON. It's a moon.

  26. Shawn Killinger

    Didn't you do that thing in grade school where you had to name the planets, and there was Uranis, and there was Saturn, and the one with the rings, and the Earth....the moon is never in there, dude, it's not a planet!

  27. (Pause)
  28. Shawn Killinger

    Alright, here look - this is key lime.

  29. Isaac Mizrahi

    I don't know. I don't know what it is beside - what is it - a baseball or something? What is it - cheese? C'mon, it's a planet!

  30. Shawn Killinger

    I feel like sometimes - though I AM educated - I expose during the show that this "blonde" of mine....could be real.

  31. (Pause, someone whispers what the moon is to Isaac)
  32. Isaac Mizrahi

    Okay it's a satellite.

  33. Shawn Killinger

    The moon is what?

  34. Isaac Mizrahi

    A natural satellite.

  35. Shawn Killinger

    The moon is a "natural satellite"? What does that mean?

  36. Isaac Mizrahi

    But things live on it, that means it's a planet.

  37. Shawn Killinger

    Is that what Google said? No, I don't like that. I don't even know what it means.

  38. Isaac Mizrahi

    Me neither.

The best moments, in no particular order:

  • Isaac Mizrahi's condescending terms of "darling" and "honey" when he was trying to correct a silly woman....WHILE TRYING TO EXPLAIN THAT THE MOON IS A PLANET.
  • Referring to a PA as "Chunky"
  • Shawn Killinger at least admitting there was a possibility she was wrong and being self-deprecating, while Isaac Mizrahi dismissively joked "is it a baseball or something?"
  • Neither of them understanding what "natural satellite" could mean AND immediately dismissing the idea
  • Isaac Mizrahi confidently saying "things" lived on the moon (note: nothing lives on the moon)

And now, to restore just a tiny bit of sanity to your life, here's a cool video of the Moon from NASA: