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‘It was on You’: Fox News confusion baffles viewers, sparks hilarity

Exchange between Laura Ingraham and Raymond Arroyo goes viral, prompting comparisons to famous Abbott and Costello sketch as well as claims the interaction was staged

Laura Ingraham and Raymond Arroyo during a viral exchange on the Fox News show 'The Ingraham Angle.' (Screenshot)
Laura Ingraham and Raymond Arroyo during a viral exchange on the Fox News show 'The Ingraham Angle.' (Screenshot)

A recent comical exchange on a Fox News show had viewers scratching their heads: Real or staged?

The exchange occurred Monday evening on “The Ingraham Angle,” the show hosted by conservative commentator Laura Ingraham. Her guest, Raymond Arroyo, was lamenting the “woke” content of current TV shows and films, and made a reference to the Netflix series “You,” about a serial killer.

“I was watching an episode of ‘You,’ when measles came up,” said Arroyo.

“Wait, wait, wait,” Ingraham replied. “When did I mention measles?”

“I don’t know,” said Arroyo. “It was on ‘You.’”

“What was on me?” Ingraham asked. “What are you talking about?”

Arroyo replied: “The measles and the vaccine episode was on ‘You.’”

Only toward the end of the exchange did Arroyo explicitly clarify: “It’s a show, called ‘You,’ on Netflix.”

Ingraham still didn’t understand, replying: “There’s a show called Laura Ingraham on Netflix?”

Users across social media pointed out the parallels to the legendary “Who’s on First” sketch performed by Abbott and Costello.

Many poked fun at Ingraham for being self-centered enough to believe Arroyo was referencing her own show.

But others believe the entire exchange was a staged bit, pointing to the fact that Arroyo barely clarifies himself despite Ingraham’s purported confusion, and that Ingraham repeatedly notes that she herself has never had the measles, something that was not particularly relevant.

Penn Badgley, who stars as Joe Goldberg in “You,” tweeted that he believes the exchange was scripted.

“It’s gotta be a bit,” wrote Badgley. “Dude is committed, he actually made me lol, but watch how he waits for her to cut him off.”

Comedian Andy Richter also chimed in: “The fact that people are actually laughing at that Laura Ingraham thing makes me feel like I’ve wasted the last 35 years of my life.”

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