With the arrival of Tuesday's vice presidential debate between Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, the nation once again hit the tweets (and the drinks) as the most depressing election season in recent memory continued. According to Jimmy Kimmel, the debates always bring a palpable pressure to at least appear to be informed. Kimmel, of course, decided to take advantage of this.
"[The debate] was on all the major networks and cable news channels," Kimmel explained on Tuesday's show. "Why? I don't know. To me, one channel seems sufficient. But these debates are important and with that comes the pressure to be appear to be informed. So this afternoon we went out on the street and we asked people what they thought of the First Lady debate between Melania Trump and Bill Clinton." As astute viewers will note, there's actually no such thing as a First Lady Debate. But that didn't stop anyone on the streets of Los Angeles from scrambling to offer their assessments.
For this charming group of brazen liars, this fictional First Lady debate was an easy win for Bill Clinton. "Bill is one of the best speakers of all time," one particularly stoked individual told Kimmel's team. "He knocked it out of the park." Melania Trump, however, had nothing but fumbles. Thankfully, Leslie Holt—a person who does not actually exist—did a great job of keeping the peace during the debate.
Kimmel also had these people convinced that Clinton and Trump put up their own oatmeal cookie recipes for the nation to compare, an exchange that was most certainly not matched in the actual vice presidential debate. Next up? Sunday brings the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. We can safely assume Kimmel will figure out another way to embarrass total strangers by then.