- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 25, 2016

A co-writer of the 2006 cult comedy “Idiocracy” said Wednesday that his film is becoming a reality, in an apparent slight to the 2016 presidential race.

“I never expected #idiocracy to become a documentary,” tweeted screenwriter Etan Cohen, who co-wrote the film with “Beavis & Butt-head” creator Mike Judge, The Hill reported.

The plot centers on an “average” man, played by Luke Wilson, who is selected by the government to be a guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. He wakes up 500 years later to discover that Americans, including the politicians, are so dumbed down that he is now considered a genius.

“I’ve never felt more like Michael Moore,” Mr. Cohen joked.

He also took a hit at GOP front-runner Donald Trump, after a follower tweeted, “Trump has what plants crave,” linking to an ad for Brawndo, a fictional sports drink that irrigates the nation’s plants in “Idiocracy.”



“Yes, but mostly white supremacist plants,” Mr. Cohen tweeted.

“Idiocracy” actor Terry Crews, who played President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, also used the satirical film to take a shot at the election season, The Hill reported.

“All y’all need to stop tripping,” Mr. Crews tweeted in character. “Chill the F out, ‘Merica.”

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