Great Job, Internet!: Watch Freddy Krueger take on something more evil than himself: Politicians
Much like the teenagers who lived on Elm Street, Americans couldn’t escape Freddy Krueger in the late ’80s. That horribly scarred visage was present in movies, books, on toy shelves, and on television. Freddy Krueger was everywhere, and Robert Englund even appeared as the Springwood Slasher on an episode of the short-lived syndicated television series, D.C Follies.
Created by Sid and Marty Kroft, D.C. Follies was inspired by the U.K. sitcom Spitting Image (the same team that did the puppets for Genesis’ “Land Of Confusion” music video) and featured puppet versions of politicians and newsworthy celebrities of the day including Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sylvester Stallone, and Ronald Reagan. Set in a bar in Washington, D.C., bartender Fred Willard would interact with the puppets; the humor was generally satirical, taking the piss out of the political process.
In this clip, George Bush Sr. walks into the …