Cable TV analysts and focus groups gave the raucous debate low marks after constant interruptions and injections by Trump derailed any attempt at discussing the issues. But one meme, in particular, revealed just how bad it got.
Some in show business called the debate the “worst thing I’ve ever seen,” then named the most unloved projects they’ve worked on as a point of comparison. The trend appeared to have been kicked off by Jeremy Slater, who prior to developing the Netflix hit “The Umbrella Academy” was a co-writer of the much-maligned 2015 film version of “Fantastic Four”:
That was the worst thing I’ve ever seen, and I wrote FANTASTIC FOUR.
— Jeremy Slater (@jerslater) September 30, 2020
It wasn’t long before others joined in, including “Star Wars” icon Mark Hamill:
That debate was the worst thing I’ve ever seen & I was in The Star Wars Holiday Special.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 30, 2020
It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen and I wrote The Cat In The Hat movie.
— Alec Berg (@realalecberg) September 30, 2020
That was the worst thing I’ve ever seen and I wrote Love at the Christmas Table.
— Dayan Ballweg (@DayanBallweg) September 30, 2020
That was the worst thing I’ve ever seen, and I wrote all the Carrot Top CALL AT&T commercials. @jerslater
— Ted McCagg (@tedmccagg) September 30, 2020
That was the worst thing I’ve ever seen and I wrote the My Left Foot episode of Kickin’ it.
— Glenn Farrington (@HaHaScribe) September 30, 2020
We want to know what you’re hearing on the ground from the candidates. If you get any interesting ― or suspicious! ― campaign mailers, robocalls or hear anything else you think we should know about, email us at email@example.com