Credit Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for keeping his 90s sitcom acting career as a second job. Country first.
A YouTube user descriptively called “McConnell on 90s Sitcom” uploaded a series of videos Wednesday that cut campaign ads of McConnell into the opening credits of various sitcoms and provided him with an acting credit. The same few seconds of McConnell were used almost each time — a shot of him writing at his desk and looking up into the camera. (They’re part of a montage that the McConnell campaign uploaded this week, “McConnell Working for Kentuckians,” which features several brief clips of the Kentucky senator at work and shaking hands over an audio clip of what sounds like an imitation Killers song.)
First up, “Full House.” McConnell was the show’s forgotten uncle; there was Uncle Jesse, the informal “Uncle” Joey, and then “Uncle Mitchy.”
There’s also “Family Matters,” with real love bursting out of every scene.
And then there’s the show from which “Family Matters” took its inspiration, “Perfect Strangers” (Can’t you just imagine Larry and Balki going to Wrigley with a U.S. senator?) and “Step by Step.” Check those out here.
Hat-tip goes to The Weekly Standard’s Jim Swift, who got in on the action himself, albeit not quite in the 90s spirit. Remember Mr. Belvedere?