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Great Job, Internet!: Arrested Development’s narrator fact checks a Trump-Clinton debate

As the off-screen narrator of Arrested Development, Ron Howard was never afraid to speak his mind, even if it meant contradicting or undercutting the onscreen characters, many of whom were delusional, dishonest, or both. That talent for blunt honesty serves Howard especially well in a new YouTube parody video by NeverCaesar called “Trump-rested Development,” which mashes up the beloved Fox/Netflix sitcom with footage from the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This is what the 2016 presidential campaign would have looked like as a Mitchell Hurwitz show.

Howard’s narrator fact checks the debate as it’s happening. The first topic up for discussion is Trump’s active (until very recently) participation in the so-called “birtherism” movement. Trump credits himself with getting President Obama to produce a birth certificate and then says, “I think I did a good job.” But Howard is right there to respond …

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