Bush and the Immigrants
May 30, 2006 6:33 AM   Subscribe

Was this actually shown on TV?
posted by owalt1 to Law & Government (10 answers total)
It looks rather fake (especially when the two folks suddenly appear between the vehicles). Also, though it was barely a quarter syllable, the voice-over at the very, very end sounded a lot like Conan O'Brian.
posted by ewagoner at 6:39 AM on May 30, 2006

And with the laughtrack, I imagine it was a spoof.
posted by bibbit at 6:43 AM on May 30, 2006

The original CBS video, without the border jumpers. As to whether the altered version was picked up and broadcast elsewhere ... ?

Love how the tagline for the site you linked to is "News you won't find on CNN" -- that's 'cause it's freaking fake!

posted by donpedro at 6:49 AM on May 30, 2006

Welp. The laugh track and the voice over are all from the Daily Show. If you look at the bottom right, it says Daily Show. I wish they hadn't spliced in those people moving between the trucks, it would have been a lot funnier.
posted by jon_kill at 7:01 AM on May 30, 2006

It actually says "Early Show" (CBS's morning program), not "Daily Show".

A comment on YouTube claims the clip is from Jimmy Kimmel Live.
posted by ewagoner at 7:11 AM on May 30, 2006

OK... the clip is on the Jimmy Kimmel website, so the answer to your question is technically "Yes, this was actually shown on TV".

The Kimmel site has weird navigation. Scroll to the right, and the clip is currently on page "16-20".
posted by ewagoner at 7:18 AM on May 30, 2006

I buy the Jimmy Kimmel story. Everyone's right that the early show is a CBS program, but since the ABC logo is also on the lower right, and Jimmy Kimmel is indeed a late night ABC show, it makes sense.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 7:20 AM on May 30, 2006

I gotta start previewing these things.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 7:21 AM on May 30, 2006

Thank you, Lazyweb. I smelt that TV broadcast aroma, but it was too good to be true(ly un re-touched). Props to ewagoner and SeizeTheDay.
posted by owalt1 at 8:32 AM on May 30, 2006

One of the guys is wearing a sombrero. What do you think?
posted by puke & cry at 11:59 AM on May 30, 2006

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