The Will & Grace revival was last night.
No, not that Revival. The reboot of the old series. Anyway, the new show debuted chock full of digs at President Trump and…
I’m sorry, did I fall asleep?
The premiere episode of the NBC revival included numerous jokes at the expense of the president — including a crack about Trump’s skin tone being comparable to Cheetos and a spoof on his “Make American Great Again” campaign slogan, imagined on Will & Grace as “Make America Gay Again.”
As part of the debut episode’s plot, Trump-voter Karen (Megan Mullally) revealed she had scored Grace (Debra Messing) the opportunity to redesign the Oval Office — which, audiences later found out, includes a Russian-to-English dictionary and a fidget spinner among the personal items on the president’s desk. (The Oval Office scenes also allowed for Will & Grace to spoof Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway’s infamous texting photo, with Mullally’s Karen filling in for Conway.) By the end of the half-hour debut, Grace has left a “Make America Gay Again” hat on Trump’s desk chair.
Look, the outrage thing isn’t my thing. I could make a crack about alienating half the audience or celebrities being leftist doucheburgers (see Viewer Ratings for Trump-Bashing Emmys Among the Lowest Ever and Dumbass Debra Messing Hates ‘Trump’ Tax Policy. Except It’s Just Like Obama’s…), but the show has a niche audience and I know we’re not it.
Really, the jokes were just stupid. Unoriginal, and stupid. It’s like the writers said “Alexa, what are the top 20 most overused digs at President Trump” and wrote a script about it. I mean, c’mon son. There’s a lot of Trump bashing competition out there. If you’re not going to bring your A-game, don’t waste our time. Jokes about Trump and Russia are been there, done that, bought the wet t-shirt. A better joke than a Russian-to-English dictionary might have been a signed, but discarded, copy of Art of the Deal given to Barack Obama, signed by Trump. Maybe Grace opens it and reads “Dear Barack, You were, frankly, the best. Here’s the best book on business, truthfully. You may need it since, you know, you’re not in politics anymore. Time for a real job. Sad! Sincerely, Not Hillary Clinton.”
If anything, the show reeked of a publicity stunt as a way to bait Trump to attack them on Twitter. Which they’d leverage to play the victim and rake in revenue that comes with it. Hopefully the president doesn’t fall for it.
Yeah, I know.
At least Will & Grace played to their (likely) largely liberal audience. Lame, easy jokes and triggering a Twitter response from Trump is all they have right now. Since Madam Cankles was knocked clean off her broomstick nearly one year ago. It’s a hard knock life.
Have pity on them.