And that’s the genius of this brilliant, Andy Kaufman-level bit of social satire and media pranking: with the help of a thousand Disney animators, a hundred screenwriters, and every casting agent in Hollywood, Fox News couldn’t have made a more persuasive or compelling argument for the buffoonery and vileness the 21st-century American male is capable of. When Doocy despairs over the lack of “strong male figures” in the mainstream movie industry, which is dominated by testosterone-driven action tentpoles and demonstrably lacking in female representation (to borrow and correct his guest’s words, where women are “superfluous,” “stupid,” and “always in the way”), I mean, that has to be satire, right? Or at least trolling? Because no one actually believes that.
So hats off, Doocy and crew. You really had us going for a while there.