If you happened to tune in to watch CBS Sunday Morning right before the Super Tuesday primaries (ugh… why would you do that?), you might have thought you accidentally turned on a classic Mike Myers movie.
But no, that wasn’t Austin Powers.
It was actually Barack Obama’s CIA handler, Valerie Jarrett. For some reason, she was dressed as the shagadelic super-spy created by Mike Myers in the mid 1990s, in order to talk about the election.
Which reminds us: Comedic genius Mike Myers was creating memes before the internet even became a thing! Think about that for a moment. How many lines from the Austin Powers films, the Wayne’s World films, “So I Married an Axe Murderer,” or even that dopey “Night at the Roxbury” movie do you still quote on a daily basis? (At least 40.)
That was some powerful meme generation from the days before political correctness destroyed all Hollywood films!
As for the reason why Valerie Jarrett was dressed as Austin Powers for election analysis, your guess is as good as ours. Even the glasses are a pretty close match.
Wait a minute… you don’t think… Holy cow! Was that Mike Myers impersonating Valerie Jarrett on CBS Sunday Morning?! Best. Meme. Ever.