If you thought House of Cardinals was a spot-on spoof of Netflix's political drama House of Cards, just wait until you see what aired Saturday at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, DC. The spoof, titled House of Nerds, brings together an ensemble cast of power players from the nation's political and cultural power centers; "Washington and Hollywood," Spacey says, reprising his role as the Machiavellian Frank Underwood. "Some new faces, some old faces, some new faces on old faces." Unlike Underwood, some of those faces include Washington's actual leaders from both sides of the aisle, including Senator John McCain, a cursing Rep. Steny Hoyer (a real House whip), White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, and others.
The entire production is polished, punchy, and stuffed with self-aware mockery of politicians and press, including several surprising exchanges between Underwood and real officials. "You'll have to introduce me to Ted Sarandos at the dinner," Rep. Hoyer tells Underwood. "I can't get my f***ing Netflix to work."
True to form, Spacey's character is as cutting as he is calculating. "I may lie, cheat, and intimidate to get what I want, but at least I get the job done," Frank says to Washington's elite at the Correspondents' dinner. "So I hope some of you are taking notes." Check out the full spoof below, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.