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such a nasty woman | by maryann johanson

Doctor Who thing of the day: Mitt Romney meets the Doctor

Mitt Romney Doctor Who

Dave Maass, one of my former cocontributors to the original incarnation of Film.com, has written a little topical political sketch with a Doctor Who connection. I’ll let him introduce it, via his blog Maassive.com:

BBC Radio 4 Extra airs a weekly, 30-minute topical sketch comedy show called Newsjack. What’s special about Newsjack is that the program has an open submission policy, which means on Mondays, writers can send in short, unsolicited sketches and one-liners for consideration.

So, I decided to give it a shot. Two shots actually.

Both missed.

I was actually kind of pleased with how the second one came out, even if the punchline is a bit cheap. I thought I might share it so it’s not all for naught.

Maass decided that the missing two minutes from that now-infamous Romney video in which he dissed half the American public involved a visit from the Doctor. Here’s how it starts:

[Applause – Romney is addressing a large room of wealthy donors at a dinner.]

ROMNEY: There are 47 percent of the people who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. My job is not to worry about those people— What the?

[Sound of the T.A.R.D.I.S. Audience murmurs. Door creaks, opens.]

AMY: Rory! Rory! I don’t think he’s here, Doctor. Let’s keep going.

DOCTOR: Amy Pond, where’s your sense of adventure? That’s Mitt Romney and all these leathery creatures must be Florida Republicans. Aren’t you interested in Mitt Romney?

AMY: No. Are you?

DOCTOR: Fair point. Still. Something’s not right here. Ge-Romney-o!

[Sonic Screwdriver noise]

ROMNEY: Get that out of my face.

DOCTOR: What are you, Mitt Romney?

POND: Maybe he’s a ganger!

You’ll have to click over to Maassive.com to read more of Maass’s context setting and to download the entire sketch. Enjoy!

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)

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