Though what started out as probably the weirdest interview ever aired on Fox News turned out to be but an elaborate hoax, this is still likely the best thing that will ever air on that channel.

Here's what went down: Comedian Max Rice appeared on the morning show more known for its Obama-bashing than its news reporting, AKA Fox and Friends, this morning to speak as a recent college grad who voted for President Obama in 2008 but, now unemployed, turned his support to Mitt Romney for 2012. At least - that's what producers thought. From the moment Rice appeared on camera, it became apparent that something was deeply off, from his subtle mocking of host Gretchen Carlson to his claims that he now supported Romney because he lost a basketball game - amongst other things.

After the interview aired, Raw Story did some sleuthing and discovered that Rice is actually an aspiring comedian who totally just punk'd Fox News. In a statement about the appearance to the site, Rice divulged how the whole thing came to be:

Rice said that the opportunity to go on national television “kind of fell into my lap” when "a friend of a friend" got a text message asking if anyone knew a recent college graduate who can’t get a job and is voting for Mitt Romney. "I’m like, hell yeah I’m a college graduate. Eff Obama!" he said. "20 emails later with the producer at Fox, they’re telling me what to say. It’s such bullshit. It’s so ridiculous."

Rice told Raw Story that he in fact dropped out of college, but lied to Fox News about it just to see if they’d do their homework.

"The first thing that shocked me is that they were that desperate to find someone that fit that category," he added. "What they were seeking is someone who voted for Obama in 2008, then somewhere in the last four years got disenfranchised and now is a huge Romney supporter…They were so happy that I fit the mold and that I was Caucasian," he continued. "They were just casting a part in a show. They were so stupid. I’m a kid messing around."

You can check out Rice's epic interview above.

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[via Raw Story]