With headlines of Donald Trump denying collusion with Russia being regurgitated on the news, it feels like we're forced to relive the same nightmare on an endless loop. Will we ever wake up from this? Even the groundhog who saw his shadow on Friday couldn't forecast how much longer we'd be stuck with the current administration.
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert paid homage to the popular U.S. tradition and revisited the 1993 movie Groundhog Day to make a parody of our lives in the era of Trump.
"They did the whole ceremony. And apparently Punxsutawney Phil came out of his hole, saw who was president and took his own life," Colbert said, before introducing the clip.
"What's the point?" he said.
Groundhog Day #RIPPunxsutawneyPhil #LSSC https://t.co/YtxvGtV7wJ— The Late Show (@The Late Show)1517632793.0
The clip opens with our protagonist's alarm going off at 6 AM to the familiar strains of Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe." But the similarities to the Bill Murray film end there.
The radio host announces the latest news headlines:
Okay campers, rise and shine! Well, it's been a busy morning for president Trump, who denied any collusion, insulted our allies, and threatened to start World War 3!
It's a rude awakening.(YouTube)
On his way to work, Bill is intercepted by "Jed Ryerson from high school," who asks, "Did you hear our president's out golfing again?"
With an evasive "I gotta go," Bill steps into that first doozy of a step.
The scene segues into a repetition of the wake up call.
This time, the radio host repeats the all-too-familiar headlines, but with the addition of "He played golf for eight hours and hit on a porn star. That's our Donnie."
After the third rude awakening, Bill brandishes a hammer from his bed and destroys the offensive alarm clock with a few enraging wallops.
@colbertlateshow That is why I don't have a f*cking radio next to the bed— Pancho (@Pancho)1517598623.0
And unfortunately for Jed Ryerson, he becomes an additional punching bag for Bill's frustration. After clocking him, Bill exclaims "I can't take it anymore. I'm living the same day over and over again. Every day it's the same Trump news!"
Poor Jed Ryerson.(YouTube)
@colbertlateshow You Nailed It! 😃 #FridayFeeling #FridayMotivation #GroundhogDay #TheResistance #MuellerIsComing… https://t.co/miHPSu2Uu3— Pamela Millsaps (@Pamela Millsaps)1517611057.0
Yeah, we get it. Right there with you, Bill.
@HuffPost We know the feeling.— David Crook (@David Crook)1517675340.0
With his good-natured spirit still intact, Ryerson responds:
Oh it's not the same day, silly. It just feels that way. With Trump in office, we're all living a repetitive nightmare that feels like there's no end or escape."
Just another day in America with Trump in office.
Twitter agreed with the parody. Every day is like the same these days.
@colbertlateshow #groundhogday 2 is every day of the Trump presidency— President Zoltar (@President Zoltar)1517599355.0
Fantastic. And yes, the USA w/ POTUS Trump is a horrific nightmare. https://t.co/upPFXGmU1b— MRBCforProgress (@MRBCforProgress)1517686880.0
'The Late Show' Updates 'Groundhog Day' For The Donald Trump Era @womensmarch @IndivisiblBerks We have/need streng… https://t.co/4Mj1ZGqL6n— Kay (@Kay)1517671845.0