C’mon, tell me I’m not right. I’ll bet there are “Studio B” outtakes that sound exactly like this. As it is, 90 percent of the reason for watching Shep is the hope that they’ll cut to a car chase and trigger a patented 15-minute Smithian snark riff; why Roger Ailes doesn’t go the rest of the way and let him curse with abandon, I simply don’t know. Ratings would double overnight. I dare the advertisers to boycott.

Yeah, I know it’s a knockoff of that BBC spoof. A good idea is worth repeating. Content warning.