Satire: Ron Paul vows ‘free bananas’ in 2012
In another episode of “Bad Lip Reading,” a series of satirical videos that re-dubs audio tracks of politicians and celebrities in a manner that seems to fit what they are saying, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is spared not an ounce of ribbing as he’s portrayed rattling off nonsensical phrases like a confused old man.
It should hardly need to be said that these videos are not to be taken seriously. But for those intently following politics in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential election, “Bad Lip Reading” has been a source of levity in an otherwise all-too-serious field.
Other targets have included Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former motivational speaker Herman Cain, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
“I helped a fuzzy dude cut a piece of fruit, and when he was chewing on it, I mushed it and called an ambulance,” the Paul voice-over says in the latest “Bad Lip Reading” video. “Well, white men criticize black people over pagers, and, uh, Mexicans will take shoes. You can give me money and I’ll go make a zoo.”
It goes on like that for nearly three minutes before concluding with Paul cheering, “Free bananas!” as he rings a bell. “Alright, well, nevermind.”
This video is from Funny or Die.