I don’t think FOX and the TV show Last Man on Earth meant anything untoward with their latest episode, but it may have left some Republican viewers with a sour taste in their mouth.
Last Man on Earth is a comedy sitcom that follows the struggles of a small group of friends, who are just trying to get by in a post-apocalyptic world where 99%+ of humanity has died of a flu-like disease, and only a handful of survivors are left to find a way forward in the world. In the most recent episode, a new character is introduced and we are taken back to the beginning of the outbreak and given the opportunity to watch the world fall apart.
It’s a very funny episode (mostly), but in one particular scene all of liberal America is given 30 seconds of absolute catharsis. Watch the scene below, and you’ll see what I mean.
First, the show mentions, rather offhandedly, that the President name is “Pence” not Trump. A little later, as the world collapses, the TV is shown playing the nightly news, and we’re shown a funeral procession for… President Pence. Now, remember, it’s a show about a plague that wipes out the planet, so eventually almost everyone dies. Right after Pence, we bear witness to the funeral procession of President Paul Ryan, then President Rex Tillerson, then President Steven Mnuchin, then President Jeff Sessions, and finally President Betsy DeVos…
So what do you think? Just a funny scene, or were the writers living out some twisted fantasy?