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Jeff Bezos is often the butt of jokes in popular culture, from having a song named after him in comedian Bo Burnham’s Netflix special Bo Burnham: Inside until being the subject of a parody of SNL aptly titled “Billionaire Star Trek”.
The latest show to make fun of the founder of Amazon is Jimmy Kimmel Live whose titular host created a hysterical video promoting a fictional musical called Bezos Over Broadway.
The video, which premiered Tuesday night, features the favorite of Seinfeld Jason Alexander, who plays the billionaire and wears the infamous blue uniform and cowboy hat that Bezos wore when he went into space.
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“I’m Jeffrey Bezos and my life is Amaze-os,” Alexander begins as the preview for the fake musical begins to walk viewers through Bezos’ life, beginning with his “troubled childhood,” where Bezos experienced a delay in shipping on his birthday. gift.
The musical then recounts Amazon’s early beginnings, when Bezos decided to switch from selling books to selling household products because, as the musical proclaims, “books can suck.”
The preview then talks about poor working conditions inside Amazon warehouses, making a direct reference to workers who complained that they weren’t even given adequate time to go to the bathroom while on the job.
Next we have a sad song sung by Alexander, in which he laments how many billions of dollars were lost in the “contentious divorce” between Bezos and his ex-wife MacKenzie Scott, parodying “Seasons of Love” from the hit Broadway musical Rent.
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Viewers are delighted to see George Takei from star trek playing former co-star William Shatner, who recently went into space with Blue Origin, Bezos’ space company. The musical closes with Bezos traveling through space in his rocket.
The skit was a massive hit on social media, with many Twitter users calling the parody “hysterical” and admitting they would definitely “go see this” if it existed in real life.
Sparkly. Hysterical. Magnificent.
– Mostly Harmless Abel (@fantastico_) March 30, 2022
YES I would go see this Broadway show. https://t.co/eWnsPt6Jje
– Eugene Glover (@lone_locust) March 30, 2022
— Sharon Eberson (@SEberson_pg) March 30, 2022
Well, that was unexpectedly nice… https://t.co/fWlfuRkbcZ
– chrispc (@chris__pc) March 30, 2022
This skit is amazing: https://t.co/UEnNlqRi59
– Shock (@kanuchronicles) March 30, 2022
Although Kimmel’s preview might have been fake, it mocked many real events in Bezos’s life, and if we’re being honest, we’d 100% buy tickets to go see it.
Bezos himself has yet to weigh in on the sketch.