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Now this is a story all about how C-SPAN got trolled by a ‘Fresh Prince’ clown

When west Philadelphia meets Washington D.C.


Myles Tanzer

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 18, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 6:52 am CDT

The tale told in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air‘s theme song is a classic story as old as millennial time. And on Wednesday night, it got a fresh retelling in an unlikely place. 

Pedro Echevarria, the host of C-SPAN‘s Washington Journal, opened up the phone lines for viewers to weigh in on an important question: How much influence should Congress have over U.S. negotiations with Iran?

What he got from one caller was a ’90s theme song all about how the caller’s life got flipped, turned upside-down.

The mysterious caller used the name Jack Strickland and called in on the Republican line. His slow reveal is to be applauded. Pure poetry, to be honest.

“Strickland” is actually a notorious C-SPAN troll who uploads his conquests to his YouTube channel. Here he is telling a C-SPAN morning host to fellate him in December.

A true patriot if ever there were one.

H/T Chris Moody | Screengrab via C-SPAN

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*First Published: Mar 18, 2015, 3:25 pm CDT