See Lucy Liu Make Fun Of a Former President In Scene From Death to 2021

By Michileen Martin | 12 seconds ago

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Last year was unprecedented. Among other things, 2020 gave us a world shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the absurd drama of Tiger King, bushfires in Australia, wildfires up and down America’s west coast, a stock market nosedive, a devastating explosion in Beirut, the needless death of George Floyd, and — of course — murder hornets. To remember the horror show of a year, Netflix put out Death to 2020, commemorating the year with a hilarious blend of documentary and parody, and chock full of top tier celebrities. Now Netflix is up to it again with Death to 2021. They released a clip today including, among other things, Lucy Liu of Kill Bill fame getting in a good zinger at the expense of the former, twice impeached, president Donald Trump.

The clip was posted to the official Twitter account for Netflix UK & Ireland. Rather than murderous insects or deadly pathogens, the clip deals with a more socially devastating 2021 event — that dark day in October when Facebook went down. Lucy Liu is joined by Joe Keery of Stranger Things fame, Stockard Channing (The West Wing), and Diane Morgan (Me Before You). You can watch the clip below.

While they all get in some great lines, the winner of this clip is clearly Lucy Liu, who says that the experience of being without social media was like “being Donald Trump for an afternoon.” The joke references the former president’s ousting from most popular social media platforms including a permanent ban from Twitter, a two-year suspension from Facebook and Instagram, and similarly kicked out of Reddit, Twitch, TikTok, and even Pinterest.

And exactly what could Lucy Liu and the other celebrities possibly have to cover this time around? After all, 2020 was the really bad year, wasn’t it? Well, let’s not forget that with 2021 only 6 days old there was a failed insurrection attempt. Mass shootings — which we had a reprieve from for most of 2020 — came back to spread tragedy. A condominium collapse in Florida killed 98 people in July and more than twice that number died when the Texas power grid failed in February. After the US withdrawal from Afghanistan the oppressive Taliban reclaimed the country. And of course, lest we forget, a bunch of incredibly reasonable and sane people were disappointed to learn that JFK Jr. was not rising from the dead at the infamous grassy knoll in Dallas to become Donald Trump’s 2024 running mate. Oh yeah, also — the live-action Cowboy Bebop got canceled.

And of course, as Lucy Liu and the other celebrities appearing on Death to 2021 will no doubt mention, the COVID-19 pandemic just kept going. Once more, businesses are fearing new lockdowns as the omicron variant becomes the most dominant version of COVID in the US population. The whole thing is extremely puzzling, considering everything was supposed to be back to normal by, let’s see, Easter 2020?

Death to 2021 will stream on Netflix starting Monday, December 27. Along with Lucy Liu and the other stars already mentioned, Death to 2021 will feature Hugh Grant, Tracey Ullman, Samson Mayo (Timewasters), Cristin Milioti (The Wolf of Wall Street), William Jackson Harper (Midsommar), and Nick Mohammed (The Martian). Collider points out that there’s no word yet on whether or not Laurence Fishburne — who narrated Death to 2020 — will be back for the new special.