If you thought the mockery of President Trump’s mouthpieces would stop just because Sean “Spicey” Spicer has left the podium, think again. Donald Trump’s new director of communications, Long Island bro-dude Anthony Scaramucci, projects the distinct feeling of being a TV character. Some say he’s basically an extra from The Sopranos, others that he looks like Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel. But the largest and most correct group is comparing Scaramucci to “That Guy,” Futurama‘s caricature of a 1980s businessman.
“That Guy,” a.k.a. Steve Castle, spoofs Michael Douglas as Wall Street icon Gordon Gekko, of “greed is good” fame. But The Mooch doesn’t bring Gekko to mind—he’s more like the cartoon. Look at that hair!
— Tori Vigus (@sounds_toriffic) July 23, 2017
Scaramucci is the 80s guy from Futurama pic.twitter.com/8ohqILqj7O
— (conversationally) it’s the blue handsome (@adamantiumdad) July 21, 2017
“That Guy” is best known for teaching Futurama protagonist Fry how to speak in corporate jargon, using catchphrases like “Don’t you worry about blank! Let me worry about blank.”
People are working the line into their Scaramucci jabs now, too.
Jake Tapper: Would you have taken that meeting?
Scaramucci: Don't you worry about blank. Let me worry about blank. pic.twitter.com/iODERrlSuP
— Andrew Likes the Sabres (@Damascus_Steele) July 23, 2017
Public: I'm worried about "blank".
Scaramucci: Don't you worry about "blank". Let me worry about "blank". pic.twitter.com/FaFoxLJ9RA
— ₿ender (@BitcoinBender) July 24, 2017
Don't you worry about Russia let me worry about blank I also would have accepted Russia, Russia! You're not looking at the big picture pic.twitter.com/ej24fG2e7X
— lambofgod666 (@lambofgod667) July 23, 2017
“That Guy” is also known or having boneitis, a deadly fictional disease that he never bothered to cure because he was working too many hours. As far as anyone knows, Scaramucci is not suffering from boneitis.
There are literally hundreds of people making the same Futurama/Scarmucci jokes (Moocharama jokes, if you will) on Twitter. A handful of Tumblr posts about the Scaramucci/That Guy connection have also collected thousands of notes each. Combined with media coverage from BuzzFeed and the Washington Post, among others, this meme has well and truly arrived.