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Comedy gold: Fox News presenter’s ‘You’ confusion goes viral [watch]

Live blunder or poor attempt at acting? Fox News presenter Laura Ingraham’s reaction to a reference from Netflix’s ‘You’ is a must-watch.

Comedy gold:  Fox News present

Netflix ‘You’ actors Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti
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@younetflix

Fox News presenter Laura Ingraham has been trending over an on-air blunder that went viral – and it has everything to do with hit Netlifx series You

The series has emerged as one of the streaming service’s most popular shows – and its infamous character Joe Goldberg has achieved meme-worthy status. Actor Penn Badgley – who plays the love-to-hate serial killer – has even become besties with rapper Cardi B, who is a fan of the show.

…but one person who has never heard of the series is Laura, whose cringey comments had social media users reeling.

FOX NEWS PRESENTER BAFFLED OVER ‘YOU’ REFERENCE

A clip of the Fox News presenter – who presents The Ingraham Angle show – was chatting to regular guest Raymond Arroyo, who commented on “woke storylines” in TV programming, when he referenced the Netflix show You.

Raymond stated: “I was watching an episode of You, where measles came up…”

Confusion immediately reigned when Laura misunderstood what her guest was saying.

Their conversation went something like this…

Lauren: “Wait, wait, wait…When did I mention measles?”

Raymond: “I don’t know.It was on You.”

L: “What was on me, what are you talking about?”
R: “The measles and the vaccine episode was on You
L: “We never did a measles and vaccines..is this a joke?”
R: “It was on You”
L: “I’ve never had measles Raymond. What are you talking about, this is stupid”
R: “It was an episode of a show, Laura.”
L: “What’s it called?”
R: “You! You! It’s called You.”
L: “I’ve never done a show on measles! I give up!”
R: “It is a show called You on Netflix.”
L: “There’s a show called Laura Ingraham on Netflix … what are you talking about?”
R: “Nevermind, I’m moving on…”

‘YOU’ ACTOR PENN BADGLEY WEIGHS IN

While tweeps find the whole thing amusing – and slightly embarrassing – many have questioned if the exchange was staged.

One tweep posted: “Guys I hate to break this to you…but the viral YOU x @FoxNews clip was totally staged and scripted”.

Another added: “The Fox News You bit was staged in order to become a viral video”.

Others disagreed, resorting to insulting the channel and the presenter.

“So are you regular dumb? Or are you @FoxNews #LauraIngraham dumb?”, asked one tweep.

Another added: “People are saying that that Fox News clip was staged? I don’t actually believe it, I believe they are as dumb as they looked.

You actor Penn Badgely weighed in, admitting he thought the clip was “a bit” staged.

He tweeted: “Definitely a bit. His delivery is great though.

“It’s gotta be a bit. Dude is committed, he actually made me lol, but watch how he waits for her to cut him off.

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