Hilarious, But Scary: ‘Firefighter Saves Family’ News Parody Is Basically Spot On

“Spot on, simply hilarious,” one user responded to a news parody video which pokes fun of how some news outlets falsely or otherwise misleadingly report the news.

In the video, a firefighter is initially complimented for saving a family of three people from a “three-story townhome in West Philadelphia” before the interview goes awry.

The celebratory tone changes when a news reporter enters the scene to interview the heroic act and accuses the firefighter of being a racist, Trump supporter.

The firefighter named Shane Gillis was asked about his 3-hour fight to save the family which he described as a “brutal” fight.

“It was pretty brutal up there,” he responded before the news reporter then questioned whether the firefighter could confirm he was a Trump supporter.

“We have an unnamed source which claims you may, in fact, be a white supremacist,” the news reporter quickly says to Shane after he said he does support the president.

“What is this? What are you doing?” The firefighter confusingly asked.

Here’s more, via Medium:

The Fireman tells the story of a firefighter (Shane Gillis) who saves a family from a burning building before being approached by a cable news reporter (Victor Dweck) who is far more interested in the fact that the hero likes Donald Trump. Unfazed by his lifesaving achievement, the sketch heightens in hilarity as the reporter does everything he can to frame the firefighter as a horrible person.

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The video is hilarious, though frighteningly accurate. Check it out:

Check out these responses:

DWECK is a new comedy series which is going to launch in Fall 2018. They have released parody skits of contemporary controversies:

DWECK will launch its eight-episode first season Sunday, October 14. The late night comedy series promises to bring a fresh perspective to the one-sided late night landscape.

DWECK was created by Victor Dweck and Tom Leopold, who also serve as executive producers.


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