Seth Meyers' "Fake or Florida" Was, Well, Kind of Dumb

Categories: WTF Florida

sethmeyerfof.jpg
Seth Meyers, the new "Sure, OK, he seems pleasant enough" force in late night TV is experimenting with new bits during his first week on air. A game show called "Fake or Florida" is set to become a recurring gag.

Meyers debuted it last night, but it came off a little unnecessarily mean.

During his stint on Weekend Update, Meyers was notorious for pulling weird news stories from Fark for joke material, and since Fark has an entire weird news section devoted to Florida this gag seems, well, a bit too obvious.

In the sketch Meyers invited three audience members to compete, one of which happened to be from Florida (and for some reason he made her wear a bra on her face). Meyers presents news articles and asks contestants if it's a real Florida news story or fake. Correct answers are marked with an old person shouting "Bingo!" Incorrect responses are met with a pageant mom saying, "Amber! No!" -- because toddler pageantry is something that totally happens in Florida at a much higher rate than the rest of the South and is obviously something that should represent our state.

It's, like, we get it. Weird stuff happens in Florida. And then Florida media reports on it, because we know it gets a lot of page views when it winds up on some place like Fark. The whole joke didn't seem that clever.

In actual funny things that happened on late-night TV last night, here's this.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.


Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
19 comments
Richard Chinchilla
Richard Chinchilla

Maybe not well executed BUT if you listen to the Sklarbro County Podcast you'd understand just how much absurd news originates from Florida.

Carter Carter
Carter Carter

This was hilarious. Just watch Cops, Or world's Dumbest Videos, half of those segments come from Florida. Lol The writer of this article obviously can't take a Joke.

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

Unless you're not from Florida and then it is HIL.AR.I.OUS.

Manuel Ivan
Manuel Ivan

They're ripping off Loveline's "Germany or Florida" segment.

Dai Mercedes
Dai Mercedes

I think the writer seemed a little butt hurt about the skit. Florida sucks.

Katherine Janice
Katherine Janice

Just the fact that the Miami NT has this article saying that cries about the segment being "mean" is enough to make the next episode of fake or Florida. Oh boy.

Keith Harvey
Keith Harvey

Rip off of Adam Carolla's Germany or Florida.

Mercy Mercy-Me
Mercy Mercy-Me

Relax. Geez. Florida's weird. The segment was funny. And the manatees were cute. Chill.

Nicole Domenech
Nicole Domenech

If Florida stopped making such ridiculous headlines, people wouldn't have so many jokes to make. I didn't watch, so I don't know if the bit was funny or not and the video in the article isn't working for me, but I tend to think Florida jokes are hilarious especially because they're based on actual headlines. If you don't watch a show because you can't make fun of yourself (or your state, in this case) then you gotta learn to lighten up! Shout out to Tony Prieto and Lauren Devine

Glenda Rosado
Glenda Rosado

Givin Em Hell Cantrell looks like he is still on SNL

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

On a map Florida does look like America's wang.

Now Trending

Miami Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...