Comedian gives Walker ad “bad lip reading’ treatment

In one of the few moves that could make political TV ads bearable, Madison comedian Brandon Jensen has doctored up a campaign ad for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Jensen tells the Cap Times that he gave the video the “Bad Lip Reading” treatment after seeing the original ad about Walker’s position on abortion

“I was working out on an elliptical and I saw it on the big-screen TV,” Jensen said. “I couldn’t hear it, but I could tell the message was a little ambiguous. I figured I’d try making a video, since it was already kind of nonsensical.”

“I purposefully didn’t listen to the original, just so I could think of words that weren’t anything like that,” he said. “I just watched his mouth moving and tried to pick out key words that it looked like he might be saying, and then filled in the gaps in between.”

(h/t: Fareed Guyot)

  • Gary F

    When you can’t discuss the issues, this is what you get.

    • Robert Moffitt

      That’s Mary Burke’s job, not a comedian’s.

    • I like the Bad Lip Reading One where it talks about a candidate’s hair nonstop. That parody is great.

      Wait. What?

      • Robert Moffitt

        Removing my partisan hat for a moment, I think those spots are an effective way to define an unknown challenger in the minds of many of the shall we say “casual” voters. The only think people really knew about SM when he jumped in was that he has long hair and his family owns a large chain of stores.
        BINGO! You use the hair and the money against him. I don’t know if these ads are effective or not, but Politico now cites Mills as a “fading star” for the GOP, so something seems to be going right for Nolan.
        Personally, I find the “heir with the hair” spots to be amusing, although you clearly don’t. Contrast them to the hard edged anti-Nolan ads, which stop just short of calling him a terrorist sympathizer who spits on our veterans. There’s even one that has Nolan giving what looks like a Nazi salute, with the Capitol dome in the background.
        I mean, really.

    • You realize that this isn’t an actual political ad, right?

  • Jack

    Scott Walker is NOT for ProChoice, he is for Decision. The difference is safety but from whom we are not sure.

  • kevinfromminneapolis

    Love it.