Fox Orders Presidential Parody Puppet Special From Robert Smigel, ‘Let’s Be Real’
Robert Smigel, the comedic puppeteer and creator of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, has been tasked by Fox Entertainment to create a satirical presidential election puppet show. The special will air on October 1 and will include celebrity guest appearances.
The show, Let’s Be Real, will voice Smigel’s unique take on America’s political landscape. Fox’s president of entertainment Michael Thorn said, “Robert Smigel is a uniquely gifted creator, and, as the election approaches, we are so excited to be working with him on bringing a new take on the current discourse taking place across the political spectrum.”
When asked, Smigel echoed a very similar sentiment in the statement, “I am a uniquely gifted creator, and, as the election approaches, they are so excited to be working with me on bringing a new take on the current discourse taking place across the political spectrum. Oh, yeah – for me to poop on.”
This new puppet production will not be Smigel’s first foray into politics. It comes on the heels of his second Trump Supporter Focus Group segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, a program that mockingly portrays Trump supporters and the lengths that they’ll go to in order to defend President Donald Trump and his controversial actions.
Let’s Be Real will satirize both sides of the political aisle and the polarization of their respective voter bases.
Here it is…my 2020 Trump Supporters Focus Group from last night's @colbertlateshow @StephenAtHome
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