- Posted: 1:53 AM, April 28, 2013
- Last Updated: 4:03 AM, April 28, 2013
C-SPANThat Francis Underwood really has his finger on the pulse of things – even tickets to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Underwood, played by actor Kevin Spacey, is the seedy, plotting politician in Netflix’s “House of Cards.” The fictional series shows Underwood, the House Majority Whip, jockeying to become Vice President.
Now he’s onto ticket-hoarding, starring in a spoof video with dozens of other celebrities and media personalities titled “House of Nerds” that aired during Saturday’s dinner.
“You can’t run for mayor again, Mike,” Underwood tells Bloomberg in a phone conversation. “That’ll put Anthony Weiner in a pickle, and then he’ll tweet that pickle.”
“Well, what do you suggest?” Bloomberg asks.
“President of the Correspondents’ Association.”
“Doesn’t that position only last for a year?”
“Well, since when have term limits concerned you? And you should know, Mike, [Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry] drinks Big Gulps.”
The clip also includes a cameo by John McCain, with the lawmaker wondering whether Conan O’Brien was the right pick to host the dinner.
“He’s the one that got fired from 'The Tonight Show,' right?” McCain asks.
“Yes, and then he moved over to TBS,” Underwood responds.
“Is that a real network?”
“No, but neither is NBC.”