If you need something useless to do, criticize my casting choices, and put forth your own for the "Trumpandemic 2020" Movie, coming to a theater near you in maybe 2025.
April 16, 2020

For those of us privileged enough to feel boredom, or stir-crazy enough to need diversion, this is for you.

My parents sent my sister and me an email with the critical directive/challenge to cast the movie that will inevitably be made one day when this whole COVID-19 nightmare is over. They got us started with Al Pacino as Dr. Fauci and Meryl Streep as Dr. Birx, and threw in a few more suggestions, like John Travolta as Andrew Cuomo and Stephen Colbert as Steven Mnuchin. They promised us that we should expect no compensation, just like anyone who works with Trump.

At first I said that I would like Steve Carrell to play every single role, but they vetoed that, saying it was against union rules. Apparently, for this exercise, we can cast actors in no more than three roles simultaneously, but at least we do not have to stick to actors who are still alive, though my choices are all apparently above ground.

My sister wanted a young David Hyde Pierce for Jared, and while I love the potential, he is just too short. Sorry, sis. And while I realize Colbert does a kick-ass Mnuchin imitation, I like my choice better. Sorry, mom and dad. I think, also, we really, REALLY need Colbert to play Rachel Maddow.

First, let's start with the doctors:

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Credit: Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons

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Credit: Flickr/Youtube Screenshot

I also like this next possibility, just based on the height, looks, and toughness. Picture him with less hair and glasses.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci/Mark Hamill Credit: Flickr/Wikipedia

Then, we have the Cuomos:

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo/Robert DeNiro Credit: Wikipedia/Wikipedia

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Chris Cuomo/John Travolta

Let's have some journos, now:

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Yamiche Alcindor/Mo'Nique Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Wikimedia Commons

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Jim Acosta/George Clooney

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Mike Memoli/Steve Carell

I cannot help it. I can't see Mike Memoli's face and NOT think of Steve Carrell.

Now, for the evil Trump Brigade:

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Steven Mnuchin/Steve Buscemi Credit: Wikipedia/Youtube Screenshot

But, as mentioned previously, there's the very good possibility of this:

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Steven Mnuchin/Stephen Colbert Credit: Wikipedia/Wikipedia

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Surg. Genl. Jerome Adams/Trevor Noah Credit: Flickr/Wikimedia Commons

My sister suggested this one:

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Ivanka Trump/Brooklyn Decker Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Flickr

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Jared Kushner/Jim Parsons Credit: Flickr/Flickr

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Mike Pence/Steve Martin Credit: Flickr/Youtube Screenshot

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Kellyanne Conway/Reese Witherspoon Credit: Flickr/Wikimedia Commons

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Steve Bannon/Michael Douglas Credit: Wikimedia/Wikipedia

My dad suggested Tony Hale for Jared, but I thought he fit better here:

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Stephen Miller/Tony Hale Credit: Wikimedia/Wikimedia

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Betsy DeVos/Kristin Wiig Credit: Flickr/Flickr

I left Trump for you. Alec Baldwin was too easy. Some suggestions from my family were Peter Boyle and Jeffrey Tambor. Who should it be?

What about Melania? Who will play Nancy Pelosi? Alex Azar? Sanjay Gupta? Keep it going in the comments!
I KNOW I am missing other important people in this sh*tshow, and actors to play them. Help a girl out who happens to be bouncing off the walls...

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