Is the Clinton Campaign Ripping Off Movie Satire Sites?

By Tom Teodorczuk | 4:15 pm, October 18, 2016

Here’s proof that last year’s pop culture-politics parody is this year’s election reality. And it begs the question: Has Hillary Clinton’s campaign been ripping off spoof websites in search of inspiration?

Obscure movie satire blog The Studio Exec last year published a spoof entry posting that Back to the Future was Hillary Clinton’s favorite movie.

In an entry published by “Chad Sternberger,” “Hillary Clinton” wrote: “Back to the Future is undoubtedly the finest time travel movie ever made….What if the fifties could learn from the eighties? the film seems to ask. In my own situation, sure there are mistakes I wish I could rectify that would change who I am today, but at the same time I am who I am because of the road that brought me here.”

“She” continued: “It’s also interesting to see how prescient the film is. Middle Eastern terrorists are a risk, but so is the local bully Biff.”

(Hillary’s favorite movies are actually The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca and Out of Africa.)

Fast forward to this week and Clinton releases a new campaign attack ad that uses Back to the Future as well as The Karate Kid and Mean Girls in a bid to highlight Donald Trump as a bully.

Chad Sternberger got there first. (Although Back to the Future screenwriter Bob Gale did also claim last year that Trump was an inspiration for Biff in the first place):  “You watch Part II again and there’s a scene where Marty confronts Biff in his office and there’s a huge portrait of Biff on the wall behind Biff,” Gale told the Daily Beast “and there’s one moment where Biff kind of stands up and he takes exactly the same pose as the portrait? Yeah.”

The Studio Exec has also predicted that Donald Trump will make Blurred Lines the national anthem and that Barack Obama will replace Trevor Noah as the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.