Howard is quick to call out the series’ lovable, yet ludicrous, characters on their blunders, and he’s always one step ahead of the plot. His hilarious commentary is so sharp, it may be just what we need to make sense of the presidential election.
And lucky for us, YouTube user NeverCaesar made it a reality.
In a video titled “Trump-rested Development,” Howard fact-checks the first presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. As Trump spews lies, Howard’s calm voice lets the audience know what’s really going on.
“I was the one that got [President Obama] to produce the birth certificate and I think I did a good job,” Trump says with confidence.
“But he really didn’t,” Howard’s voiceover says, in his pleasant deadpan.
The video then goes to a classic “earlier that day” flashback, with Trump directly contradicting his present-day self in an old interview in which he calls pregnancy an “inconvenience.”
And when Trump claims to have “developed very, very good relationships over the last little while with the African American community,” this flashes onto the screen:
This isn’t the first time “Arrested Development” has been brought into the 2016 election. It’s been said that Trump’s personality bears an uncanny resemblance to that of the show’s leading family’s matriarch, Lucille Bluth ― a classic narcissist of considerable wealth and delusion.
Huh. We don’t see the resemblance.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.