At some point, late night talk shows realized that rolling out attractive celebrities to talk about the most mundane brain-numbing dung going on in their lives wasn’t gonna cut the mustard, so they got inventive – namely by mixing in some bits, skits, and sketches that feature fake movies, tv shows, and bands.
These late night talk shows finally saw how much the viewing public loved stuff like Spinal Tap, The Blues Brothers, Angels with Filthy Souls from Home Alone, and Simple Jack, The Fatties, plus Scorcher 6: Global Meltdown from Tropic Thunder. Dang, even Machete from Grindhouse was so well-received, it got the green light.
We can’t get enough of fake names like Jack Mehoff and Ron Mexico. We love when fake Mike Ditka meets Real Mike Ditka. Super sensitive people get outraged over Saturday Night Live’s fake ad for Heroin AM.
This video makes me want to re-visit watching IFC’s Documentary Now with Saturday Night Live alums Bill Hader and Fred Armisen. I watched one episode and was super confused, but maybe after I re-calibrate, I can partake.
Face it, more times than not, fake is greater than real. That’s what movies, television, and music are for the most part. Fake life. I mean, people still read The Onion and think it’s factual. Sometimes, though, those stories come true and goo spews from your hear holes.
Sure, true crime is highjacking some of the limelight, but most of true crime involves people trying to fake somethin’: identity, timelines, etc. Fake it ’til you make it? I gotta give that a shot… since I am a doctor/lawyer with a monster dong who enjoys Taylor Swift.