Hollywood A-listers, media elite, and Washington power players descended on Washington D.C. Saturday night for the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. Comedian Joel McHale hosted the festivities, which included a snarky speech from President Obama and a 7-minute video featuring Vice President Joe Biden.
In the video, Biden teamed up with actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays Vice President Selina Meyer on HBO’s show Veep. First Lady Michelle Obama also makes a cameo. The video has widely been heralded as “hilarious,” and TheBlaze article about the video was titled “Biden Mocks Himself in Hilarious Comedy Skit for White House Correspondents Dinner.” But Glenn, Pat, and Jeffy weren’t so impressed. On radio this morning, Glenn deemed the video the “worst” the Vice President has ever been a part of and took particular issue with TheBlaze headline.
If you have 7 minutes to spare, below is the Biden video:
“I keep seeing it called ‘hilarious’ on every website,” Pat said. “And I don’t think they know what that word means.”
“I don’t think it’s posted on TheBlaze that way,” Glenn responded.
Pat and Stu were quick to point out, however, that it actually was.
“Read the official headline on TheBlaze,” Pat said to Jeffy.
“’Biden knocks himself in hilarious comedy skit,’” Jeffy read.
“Get Joel Cheatwood on the phone,” Glenn proclaimed. “Until you get a good headline on the Biden thing, Joel, heads have to roll over there.”
As it turns out, Glenn hadn’t actually watched the Biden video, and Stu suggested he watch the skit before rushing to judgment.
“Only Pat can talk from any level of experience over this,” Stu said. “My belief is Joe Biden sucks, and it’s not hilarious. [But] only Pat can make this distinction.”
Glenn, however, wasn’t particularly interested in wasting 7 minutes of his life.
“I don’t want to see it,” Glenn said. “It’s got to be cringe worthy.”
“That [should be] the headline,” Pat joked. “’Cringe worthy skit for White House Correspondents Dinner.’”
Stu and Jeffy explained the video contained several references to shows like Veep and House of Cards that might not make sense to those unfamiliar with the shows’ plots. Pat said he hasn’t seen either program, but he is confident the Biden video would have been unfunny regardless.
“I knew what they were doing,” Pat said. “It just wasn’t funny.”
In fact, Pat thinks this video is worse than the Let’s Move exercise video President Obama and Vice President Biden starred in early this year.
He also believes it tops the truly hilarious video of a seemingly inebriated Biden singing about The Villages in 2008.
While Glenn found solace in his belief “nobody is watching this except for the White House Correspondents Dinner now,” Pat couldn’t help but point out more than 30 million people could watch it this month on TheBlaze alone.
“35 million people will see it this month on TheBlaze, on your website,” Pat quipped.
“Stop saying it’s my website or I may put it up for sale today,” Glenn exclaimed.
During a commercial break, Glenn finally got a chance to watch the video. Perhaps unsurprisingly, his speculations were simply confirmed.
“This is the worst video Joe Biden has ever been in,” Glenn concluded. “And that includes The Villages.”