QVC Host, Fashion Designer Can’t Decide Whether the Moon Is a Planet or a Star (It’s Neither)

A QVC host and designer couldn't decide.

— -- A QVC pitch for printed cardigans progressed to an unlikely but vigorous debate about whether the moon is a planet or a star.

What followed was a debate during which Killinger questioned whether the moon could also be a star (it isn't), asked whether the sun was a star (it is), and Mizrahi said the moon was a planet (no, it's not).

Here’s part of the illuminating exchange that follows Killinger’s description of the cardigan:

Killinger: “It kinda looks like what the Earth looks like when you’re a bazillion miles away from the planet moon, the planet moon, from the moon.”

Mizrahi: “From the planet moon. From the planet moon.”

Killinger: “Isn’t the moon a star?”

Mizrahi: “No, the moon is a planet, darling.”

Killinger: “Isn’t the moon a star? The sun is a star. Is the moon really a planet?”

Mizrahi: “The moon is a planet, honey, it’s a planet.”

Killinger: “Don’t look at me like that. The sun is a star. Is this sun not a star?”

Mizrahi: “I don’t know what the sun is.”

Killinger: “I knew it! The moon is not a planet. I knew it!”

Mizrahi: “The moon is such a planet, I can’t even stand it. What else is it if it’s not a planet?”

Killinger: “It is not. I believe it’s a star or something.”

Mizrahi: “It’s a moon, it's a moon.”

Mizrahi: “I don’t know. ... What is it a baseball or something? What is it, cheese? C’mon, it’s a planet”

When someone supplies them with the correct answer -- the moon is a natural satellite -- Killinger’s reaction is: “The moon is what? The moon is a natural satellite? What’s that mean?”

Mizrahi adds: “Things live on it. That means it’s a planet. I don’t know.”

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