Palin “unusual choice” for WWI drama

by philapilus
Sarah Palin holding a T-shirt related to the G...

Palin only agreed to appear on condition that she could wear and promote her Palin-brand clothing, instead of period uniform

A new BBC Two drama has caused something of a stir this week with a casting decision that has raised a few eyebrows.

The Wipers Times, written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, tells the real-life story of a satirical newspaper published by soldiers in the trenches during the First World War.

But, perhaps in keeping with the subversive nature of the original publication, the producers made the unusual decision to cast US politician Sarah Palin in one of the starring roles.

Palin, the ex-governor of Alaska, one-time Republican nominee for US Vice-President, and Tea Party activist, will play Lieutenant Ruby Blastem, an American parachuted into the British front lines by mistake.

Her first line will be “Let’s kill us some goddamn Frenchies y’all!” followed by which she will fire off several hundred rounds from various chronologically inaccurate high-powered automatic weapons, terrifying her new comrades.

Ian Hislop said “Whilst the Brits will be whimsically discussing their homesickness, pressing flowers, and making dry, ironic commentaries on the disorder and horror of the ultimate humanitarian disaster, Blastem, or ‘Loot Ruby’ as she will be known, will provide light-relief; hilariously mispronouncing everything, firing weapons continuously, and unable to shake the belief that she is fighting the ‘cheese-eating yeller-livered Frenchies’.

“Her catchphase will be ‘Speaking as a hometown soccer-mom, I can tell y’all that you need to buck-up, button-down, step up to the plate and not drop the ball on this one, but just hit it right out of the park! BOOM!’ Now Let’s Kick Some ASS!'”

Newman added “Also she will have no idea what country she is in, and will espouse political oddities such as ‘No nigras in my neighbourhood, y’all!’ and ‘This shootin’ we’m doing might be killin’ the Frogs and the Jarmins, but it’s better than abortion in Gawd’s eyes’.”

Hislop said “Please don’t look at me like that. This wasn’t my idea! Apparently we have to have ‘Yank Appeal’, which is when a serious British production inexplicably features an American, to try and make the show sell well.

“I hate myself. Please just kill me.”

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