Laura Ingraham ‘Who’s First?’ Routine Didn’t Fool ‘You’ Star Penn Badgley – Deadline

Experts weight Laura Ingraham’s viral “Who’s on First?” routine and they are not fooled. Well, most of them anyway.

“Definitely a little bit,” tweeted Penn Badgley, star of the Netflix hit You who appeared to be flummox Fox News host Ingraham on Monday night.

Said Taran Killam, fhv Saturday Night Live contributing, “Not. Genuine. NOT. Genuine.”

And Andy Richter put it quite simply, saying, “The fact that people are actually laughing at that Laura Ingraham thing makes me feel like I’d wasted the last 35 years of my life.”

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello

“Laura Ingraham Thing” is the viral video of Monday night’s exchange between the talk show host and her frequent guest Raymond Arroyo, a conservative commentator who complained about “waking stories” on episodic TV series. As an example, he mentioned “an episode of You where the subject of measles came up. “

“When did I mention measles?”, Replies a seemingly sincere Ingraham. “I’ve never had measles.” (That should have been a hoax – he never said anything about having measles.)

The classic Abbott & Costello routine evolved from where Arroyo eventually shouted: “You! You! It is called You! “and Ingraham false-stupid asks,” There’s a show called Laura Ingraham on Netflix? ”

Comic book Jenny Johnson was not impressed with the performance. “This is perhaps just the worst version of ‘Who’s on First’ I’ve ever seen,” she tweeted. “I guess Laura Ingraham will never be invited to the game night … anywhere … ever.”

On the other end of the political spectrum, “Trump-approved” author Nick Adams, Fox News, got the last laugh. “Laura Ingraham did a bit like ‘Who’s on First’ on Fox News last night, and the Democrats’ trolls on Twitter are too stupid to find out.”

But it was clearly not everyone who was naughty, especially as the day wore on and skepticism gained a foothold.

“His delivery,” Badgley concluded of Arroyo, “is amazing.”

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