On last night's "Conan," the comedian brought up the recent controversy surrounding a plot line in Pixar's new "Cars 2" sequel — and presented new evidence for those on the right worried about taking their kids to see it.
If you haven't heard, the conservative scene exploded in outrage earlier this week after director John Lasseter revealed that one of the central villains in the new film is none other than "Big Oil."
“I kept thinking about, ‘OK. A spy movie in the world where cars are alive. What would be a really good kind of über bad guy? Who is an über bad guy?’ I kept going to Big Oil," he said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. "This is before what happened in the Gulf of Mexico.”
“Why isn’t alternative fuel more… Why isn’t everybody jumping on that bandwagon? It makes so much sense: Electricity, solar, whatever. There’s ethanol. There’s all this stuff you could be doing. And so I thought, well, that could be really cool in that you could have Big Oil versus alternative fuel. That’s when we kind of crafted the bad guy’s story.”
Naturally, right-wing bloggers started flipping out — with one from The Lonely Conservative writing: "We conservatives and believers in free markets are accused of being paranoid when we say the Hollywood industry is trying to indoctrinate our children with left-wing propaganda. But now movie directors and producers are coming out and admitting what they're doing. I'm just glad I found this out before I allowed my kids to persuade me to take them to see the movie 'Cars 2.'"
As you'll see in the hilarious clip below, "Cars 2" really is every conservative's worst nightmare. Even gay marriage (gasp!) and tofu (double gasp!) receive mentions. Thank you, Conan — you're brilliant.
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