Laura Fields… Ego Nwodim
Colin O’Doherty… Brendan Gleeson
Eugene Yang… Eugene
Zack day… Zack
Keith Dismukes… Keith[Starts with CNN TODAY intro]
Laura Fields: Welcome to CNN today. I’m Laura Fields. Let’s go right to the White House with our very own Colin O’Doherty. Colin?
Colin O’Doherty: Thanks, Laura. President Biden just reiterated his steadfast support for Ukraine after last night. I’m sorry, I’m just hearing.
Laura Fields: Colin. Colin is everything okay?
Colin O’Doherty: And that’s confirmed. Okay. Yes. Sorry, Laura. I’m getting breaking news that the Try Guys have now in fact responded to the whole Ned Fulmer situation. Wow.
Laura Fields: I’m sorry, what?
Colin O’Doherty: Well, it’s obviously an evolving story but CNN can confirm that the Try Guys have released their official YouTube video clapping back at ex-Try Guy Ned Fulmer, the wife guy try guy. He disrespected the brand by making out with one of the food babies at the Harry Styles concert. It’s a sad day indeed. Colin O’Doherty, the White House.
Laura Fields: I’m going to be honest, Colin, I don’t know what any of that is. What in the world is a Try Guy?
Colin O’Doherty: Laura, how do you not know the Try Guys? Oh. They’re BuzzFeed pranksters who try stuff. Like trying fingernail polish or weird hair cuts. Hell, they’ve even tried eating bugs.
Laura Fields: Gotcha. Back to President Biden. Russia’s escalating threats to the west with a tax plan—
Colin O’Doherty: Sorry to interrupt, Laura. This is unbelievable. I’m told we actually have the three remaining Try Guys on the line. Ready to talk? Are you there, Try Guys?[Cut to Try Guys] [cheers and applause]
Colin O’Doherty: Wow, first off, Eugene, Zack, Keith. It’s an honor.
Eugene: Thank you. This is— Yeah, it’s just surreal. There’s a lot of anger on this couch.
Laura Fields: Okay, welcome, Try Guys. I’m trying to understand why this story is such a scandal. Was this affair non consensual?
Zack: No. Worse. He committed the heinous act of having a consensual kiss and not telling us, his friends.
Laura Fields: I’m sorry. Why is that heinous?
Colin O’Doherty: Well, you have to remember the power dynamics, Laura. He’s a Try Guy and she’s a food baby.
Laura Fields: Right, right, right. Yeah, you’ve said that. So what now?
Keith: Well, we’ve conducted an internal review with a team of HR professionals and are no longer working with white guy wife guy try guy Ned. I don’t know what else to say. He has to pay.
Laura Fields: Okay. Wow. So the full story is that your friend had a side chick and you fired him?
Eugene: Yes, we had no choice. And we hope he has somewhere on his back with a bullet in his brain and belly.
Laura Fields: Walk. Is that a bit extreme?
Colin O’Doherty: No. Well, you have to remember Laura. You have to remember Laura, the side chick was the food baby.
Laura Fields: Yeah. You keep saying that. What is a food baby?
Colin O’Doherty: Food babies is a spin off food show on the Try Guy’s channel, you idiot.
Laura Fields: Okay, stop. Turning back to the actual news. Iran is on the cusp of a new cultural revolution being—
Keith: Cut back to us.
Laura Fields: No.
Keith: Due to the trauma we are facing, our editors are working around the clock to remove any trace of Ned from past Try Guys content. This is the battle of our lives.
Laura Fields: Bro, Jay Z cheated on Beyonce. It’s gonna be okay.
Eugene: Cut back to us. Look at me. This is the face of grief.
Laura Fields: No, it’s not.
Eugene: It is though. And just FYI, we are still going to be releasing some previously filmed branded videos. So yeah, you might see Ned in sweet green presents the Try Guys try salad with bugs on top.
Zack: And it will still be amazeballs, but it will also be sad balls. We’re all processing this horrific, violent and probably racist tragedy.
Laura Fields: Can you come back to me please
Keith: No. Stay with us. Hear this America, we will never stop bringing you the same Try Guys adventures.
Eugene: I will still be trying super weird Cambodian food. Zack will still be trying super weird Malaysian food. And Keith is still going to try wearing a thong for a week because it’s our duty.
Zack: Okay, this is too traumatic. This interview is over. Please.
Colin O’Doherty: Thank you for your bravery, Try Guys. Know that the country is with you. What’s today’s date? Whatever it is, never forget. For CNN, I’m Colin O’Doherty.
Laura Fields: And they’re millionaires. Okay. I’m gonna go see what ketamine is all about. This has been CNN today. Good night.[Ends with CNN TODAY outro]