It was “socialist vs. sociopath” on Comedy Central tonight as the GOP front-runner and Dem second-runner squared off in a head-to-head, one-on-one, mano-a-mano throwdown of a presidential debate. OK, so it wasn’t really Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders; we’ve secretly replaced your regular candidates with Anthony Atamanuik and James Adomian, who play the respective White House hopefuls on the web series Trump Vs. Bernie. Fusion will air a Trump Vs. Bernie special April 27.
The hourlong impression-fest on @midnight was “perhaps the most important thing you’ll see on any network,” as host/moderator Chris Hardwick put it. Witness this sampling from the opening statements. From a rambling and constantly guaranteeing Trump: “I have the same policy on women as I do the Chinese, which is that China is our enemy.” A gesticulating and lip-smacking Sanders: “We are winning hearts, we are winning minds, and from time to time we are winning states.”
Later there were topical questions about Judge Sarah Palin, murderous trees, immigrant chickens, human centipedes, VR porn, ghost diversity and who is the better kisser. Maybe you had to be there. For more pseudo-political high jjinks, check out the clip above.