It’s not often that comedians come up with really good ideas. I can’t blame them, their job is to make fun of everyone else’s bad ideas, not come up with their own. Seth Meyers may have bucked that trend though, because I can absolutely get behind a “skip Trump joke” button.
You know how some genius at Netflix created the “skip intro” button? Perfect for when you’ve ended the last episode of whatever you were watching on a cliffhanger and can’t wait another second to find out what happened. It’s brilliant. This is the same concept, except during Meyers’ upcoming Netflix special, you’ll be able to hit it whenever he starts on a joke that’s going to wind up with a Donald Trump related punchline.
In an interview, Meyers said that the whole thing was a bit of a joke in and of itself, and he didn’t really think people would use it. “I think, look, sometimes at a fancy restaurant they’ll put parsley on your plate and you’ll think, well, that’s a nice touch, but you’re not going to eat the parsley.”
Speaking as that weirdo who usually does eat the parsley (am I not meant to?), I would almost certainly use the damn button. People are increasingly burned out by politics and political jokes, and honestly, who can blame us? Frankly, I think it would be nice to extend it beyond the realms of Netflix.
Don’t want to hear a political joke on Seth Meyers’ show? Skip Trump joke button.
Listening to your least favourite uncle talk about how he’s no Trump supporter, but damn he makes some good points? Skip Trump joke button.
Had a long day and the latest news about what the US Government has been up to is going to tip you over the edge? Skip Trump joke button.
In fairness, if you’re tuning in to Seth Meyers’ show, you should probably expect him to be making fun of Donald Trump. Seth was one of the people who got up and roasted Trump back during the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner, and some people reckon that being mocked by Meyers that night was the reason Trump decided to run for President in the first place.
Maybe if Donald had his own Skip Trump joke button that night, we wouldn’t need one now.