The Writers of 'Idiocracy' Are Making Anti-Trump Ads With Terry Crews

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Jun 05, 2016 2:30 PM
The Writers of 'Idiocracy' Are Making Anti-Trump Ads With Terry Crews

The 2006 satirical comedy "Idiocracy" tells the story of an "Average Joe" who is frozen in 2005 and wakes up 500 years later to a dumbed-down earth where evolution has effectively stopped. (Watch the opening scene here--strong language warning.) Terry Crews plays the role of President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, and his character has drawn some uncomfortable comparisons to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. So much so, that Idiocracy writers Etan Cohen and Mike Judge are teaming up to write a series of anti-Trump ads starring Crews as Camacho.

Early in the 2016 primary race, comedy screenwriter Etan Cohen began to notice some similarities between the Republican candidate, mendacious former reality star Donald Trump, and Cohen’s 2006 movie Idiocracy, which features fictional wrestling champ-turned-president Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho (Terry Crews). Ever since, those similarities have only grown, leading to Cohen and Mike Judge, who wrote and also directed Idiocracy, now working on a series of anti-Trump ads with Crews reprising his role.

Here's a clip of President Camacho's State of the Union, which is probably a good preview of what we can expect in those ads: (language warning)

The 2016 election is truly a remarkable one.