A Laura Ingraham Fox segment derailed in confusion when her guest brought up Netflix show “You.”
At Raymond Arroyo’s mention of the show’s name, Ingraham appeared to think he was referring to her.
It went viral — but many suspected it was a set-up, which Arroyo later confirmed.
An exasperated exchange on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show which went viral has been confirmed as a set-up by one of its participants.
A clip from “The Ingraham Angle” was shared widely because of an apparent comic misunderstanding over the name of the Netflix show “You.”
Ingraham and her guest Raymond Arroyo were discussing the public appetite for what they described as “woke TV.” As an example, Arroyo brought up an episode of Netflix’s thriller “You,” in which measles were part of the story.
The full exchange was tweeted by radio host Jay Lawrence here, where it was shared more than 45,000 times:
“You know I was watching an episode of ‘You’ where measles came up,” said Arroyo.
“Wait wait wait, when did I mention measles?” asked Ingraham, appearing to think that “You” was shorthand for the name of her show.
“I don’t know. It was on ‘You,'” continued Arroyo.
“What was on me? What are you talking about?” asked Ingraham. After some cross-talk, Ingraham said: “I never had the measles! We never did a measles and vaccine episode, is this a joke?”
The exchange continues in similar fashion until Arroyo gives up in exasperation.
Penn Badgley, who plays Joe Goldberg in “You,” tweeted in apparent reference to the clip: “It’s gotta be a bit. Dude is committed, he actually made me lol, but watch how he waits for her to cut him off.”
He added in a separate tweet: “Definitely a bit. His delivery is great tho.”
On social media, the clip prompted comparison to Abbot and Costello’s “Who’s on First?” sketch, with many appearing to believe it was unintentional — until Arroyo chimed in to say it was scripted.
MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan tweeted that “Part of me refuses to believe it’s real and it must be a ‘bit’ but … no … this happened.”
Former SNL cast member Taran Killam, responding to a tweet by comedian Jenny Johnson of the clip, was also skeptical. “Not. Real. NOT. Real,” he said.
Insider did not immediately receive a response from Fox News about the clip.
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