Netflix Lets Viewers Skip Trump Jokes In Comedy Special, At Seth Meyers' Request

Netflix already lets users skip introduction credits at the start of some programs.

Now, it’s using the same basic “skip button” technique to allow viewers of Seth Meyers’ “Lobby Baby” special (debuting tonight) to opt out of watching a segment in which he makes Trump jokes.

Unlike Netflix’s experiment with enabling viewers to alter playback speeds — which has been decried by filmmakers including Jud Apatow and Peyton Reed — this idea came from the talent/creator. Meyers told CNN that it simply occurred to him that it would be fun to use Netflix’s technology for a novel effect,

Although the function does work, he said that he’s confident that  viewers will understand that the idea of letting people who might be sick of political humor opt out is essentially meant as “another joke in the special.”

Meyers has become known for his aggressive humor routines about Trump, so, as he pointed out, it’s unlikely that his fans would want to miss the latest round.

1 comment about "Netflix Lets Viewers Skip Trump Jokes In Comedy Special, At Seth Meyers' Request".
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  1. Tom Tyler from GCTVTexas, November 6, 2019 at 11:44 a.m.

    What fans? Got a better idea, we'll just use the everyday "skip" button, and not bother with Meyers sociopathic Hate Speech fest to begin with. 

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