Old wrinkly penises on graying members of Congress is almost too much for the mind to handle. But HBO’s John Oliver not only imagined it, but he got a live model to depict Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) 72-year-old member in Sunday’s episode.
Better still. Mother Jones reporter Asawin Suebsaeng interviewed Oliver about the old wrinkly penis episode.
Suebsaeng asked Oliver how he chose the right penis.
“You know, a sad penis does not help the comedy,” Oliver told him. “No, it makes you think about the person the penis is attached to. So really, you just want a representative old man penis. And I’m not sure that sentence…has ever been said out loud before…We got to one that we liked, and the owner of that penis was generous enough to model it for us.”
What in the hell?
Yup. It’s true. The show created a pair of fake attack ads for the Kentucky Senate Race between McConnell and Alison Lundergan. They sifted through photographs to hunt down the right penis.
Oliver said the man whose penis was chosen was “very happy.”
“For too long, politics in Washington have been dominated by old, white, wrinkled dicks,” reads a narrator’s voice. ”And no dick is older, whiter, or wrinklier than Mitch McConnell’s.”
On so many levels, ouch! Watch “Old White Dick” below.
Suebsaeng’s full podcast with Oliver will be featured on Friday’s episode of the Inquiring Minds podcast.