Congressman Scripted Wacky TV Pilot

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Congressman and aspiring TV writer Thad McCotter

Political conservatives are often accused of lacking in pop culture sense, but one Republican member of Congress has written a pilot that sounds more intriguing – and hilarious- than anything on any network’s fall schedule.

 According to a Detroit News report this week, Rep. Thad McCotter (R-Mich.), who briefly ran for president in this year’s GOP primaries but was not included in most presidential debates, dealt with the frustrations of his failed bid by writing a script for a TV pilot- one that sounds as sexual, violent and scatological as the work typically churned out by heathen Hollywood liberals.

According to the newspaper:

“Bumper Sticker: Made On Motown” starred McCotter hosting a crude variety show cast with characters bearing the nicknames of his congressional staffers, his brother and a drunk, perverted “Black Santa.” They take pot shots about McCotter’s ill-fated bid for the White House while spewing banter about drinking, sex, race, flatulence, puking and women’s anatomy. It features a cartoon intro and closing snippet with an Oldsmobile careening through Detroit and knocking over the city’s landmarks. The double-finned car has a Michigan license plate reading: “Made on MoTown.”

The News account also reported that a character based on McCotter staffer Paul Seewald “dresses in a matador costume, gets drunk on a whisky-laced Slurpee and runs off stage after puking.”

The pilot has not been filmed, and McCotter told the paper that the script it obtained was “unfinished.” He added that the show was inspired in part by Martin Mull’s ’70s series Fernwood Tonight.

McCotter, who plans to leave Congress after one more term, apparently has wider showbiz ambitions: a regular Fox News panelist, he plays in a band called Screaming Lemurs and has also pitched a script called “Think Dink,” about his brother running for office.

The article about the pilot script is not included in the “McCotter in the News” section on the Congressman’s official website.

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