Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal special turned to pop culture to roast the Trump Administration

While the White House Correspondents’ Association held its annual dinner last night, Full Frontal host Samantha Bee threw her own event, Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and used sketches based on The Man in the High Castle, The West Wing, and SNL to lambast the Trump Administration.

The most elaborate of the sketches came from Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, an alternate history show set in a timeline in which Japan and Germany won the Second World War. In it, Bee receives a film reel from a frightened George Takei, which turns out to be a video of an alternate timeline in which Hillary Clinton won the election in November, and in which Bee hosted the White House Correspondents’s Dinner. (William Gibson had a similar…

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