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A Fox News Clip Involving The Show "You" Has Gone Viral, And I Need To Know If You Truly Believe This Was Scripted Or Not

SNL, here she comes?

On a segment from Tuesday's episode of The Ingraham Angle on Fox News, anchor Laura Ingraham and her guest, Raymond Arroyo, got into quite the spirited debate, involving none other than everyone's fave Netflix binge-watch, You.

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The segment, titled "Numbers Don't Lie: Viewers Like Woke-Free TV," is so incredibly painful to watch and has quickly gone viral, racking up millions of views and thousands of retweets.

And this, everyone, is the greatest video of all time:

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It begins with Arroyo discussing the "woke storylines in so many shows today." He then cites an episode of You with a storyline that involves measles as an example.

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"When did I mention measles?" a puzzled Ingraham asks, insinuating that she believes Arroyo is referring to her own show and not the Netflix hit.

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"I don't know," Arroyo says. "It was on You."

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Thus begins a back-and-forth, with Ingraham doubling down on an exasperated Arroyo, who is just trying to get his point about the show You across, when Ingraham exclaims, "I never had the measles! We never did a measles and vaccine episode, is this a joke?"

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The segment ends with Ingraham throwing in the towel. Arroyo can't help but agree, saying, "I can't explain this to you," before moving on to the next story.

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The clip has quickly turned into quite the Internet debate: Was this a scripted bit or just one of the cringiest on-air coincidences of all-time?

#SNL couldn’t do better than this. @nbcsnl

Twitter: @jaylawrence91

@KevinMKruse @ParkerMolloy “There’s a show on Netflix called ‘You.’” *Finally, now she’ll get it* “There’s a show on Netflix called Laura Ingraham?”

Twitter: @Jurgan15

Laura Ingraham is everyone's grandmother who can't understand pop culture when it's described to them in basic English. You just know she jumped onto Netflix to see if there was a show named after her.

Twitter: @DK_Hennessy

Laura Ingraham when someone mentions: YOU.

Twitter: @FuckkReps

Others think they saw through it immediately, believing it was a skit from the get-go.

Come on. Are we all so brain broken that we don’t think that Fox News “You” clip was scripted. Jesus some of you really can’t smell bad acting.

Twitter: @SAMGREIS

that laura ingraham shit is so painfully and stupidly a planned bit. come on y'all

Twitter: @caitiedelaney

Many of the people on Team Scripted are drawing comparisons between the clip and "Who's On First," a classic Abbott and Costello skit from 1938.

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In the sketch, Abbott and Costello are talking about baseball players. Costello asks what baseball player is on first base and Abbott responds with "Who's on first," because the baseball's player's name is Who.

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Pure chaos ensues as players with names like "What," "I Don't Know," and "Why" are introduced, leaving Costello hopelessly confused and Abbott enraged.

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If this was indeed scripted, Ingraham and Arroyo aren't the first to have imitated the sketch. Riffs on it have appeared in everything from Veggie Tales to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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Even technology has gotten in on the joke: Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant all have hidden "Who's On First?"–themed Easter eggs. When you ask any of them, "Who's on first?" they'll respond with the next lines of the sketch.

Abbott and Costello were even trending on Twitter after the clip aired, although some are wondering if they'd appreciate Ingraham and Arroyo's take on the joke.

Abbott and Costello turning in their graves

Twitter: @marc_raimondi

It didn't take long for Penn Badgley, who stars as Joe Goldberg in You, to weigh in on the clip, throwing some of his own acting expertise in there.

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.

Twitter: @PennBadgley

Upon a rewatch, he even compliments Arroyo's acting chops.

Definitely a bit. His delivery is great tho https://t.co/8UFfy7IpZf

Twitter: @PennBadgley

In the social media aftermath of the segment, Arroyo has said that it was in fact scripted, but some people still aren't buying it.

Trust me, it was totally intentional! 🤣 https://t.co/IqhPQJOTgU

Twitter: @RaymondArroyo

So, to solve this debate once and for all:

  1. Was this scripted or was Ingraham genuinely confused?

    Was this scripted or was Ingraham genuinely confused?

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