Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick Revive The Producers In Anti-Trump Skit On Jimmy Kimmel Show [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps the highlight of Jimmy Kimmel’s post-Oscars special:

Perhaps the greatest moment of the night occurred when he had Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick reprise their legendary roles from The Producers to poke fun at Donald Trump in a big way. The original musical focuses on two Broadway producing con-artists who plot to create a show guaranteed to fail so that they can present it as the next big hit and abscond with the profits. In Kimmel’s take, Lane and Broderick are political consultants with a similar plan to profit off the fundraising for a doomed candidate, and they realize that Trump is exactly the kind of “train-wreck, gold-plated nincompoop,” they’re looking for.

  • Rambie

    Bravo! Bravo!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    My SO was playing with the remote and I saw .005 seconds. I was like “Go back ! Go back! Are they putting the Producers on TV??” (I thought it was an ad.)

    No luck. Was wondering all morning what I saw.

    Dumb husband.

    • Chucktech

      What, the remote wouldn’t go back a channel?

      Maybe SO is mean to you and wants to deny you your TV channel?

      Or, is he like my hubby and is remote control challenged?

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Having seen the YT, I now realize what happened: he ran past the live part of Kimmel (closing credits of “Trumped” is what I saw) for the already recorded portion featuring Ben Affleck.

        So he was telling the truth. He couldn’t “go back”.

        ObAbFab: “She won’t GO DOWN.”

      • David Milley

        (chuckle) Hey, this is our favorite spat, too! Wildly differing styles of remoting — I use the programmed features, waiting endlessly for the programming to catch up; he has a seemingly random list of favorite channels memorized and punches in number after number. We drive each other noisily mad!

  • Octavio


  • Rex

    Poor Nathan Lane, he’ll never appear on Indonesian TV.

    • Octavio

      From what I’ve seen, you can put anything in sari or a dress and it gets on Indonesian TV. 🙂

  • Joe knows who I am.
    • Lazycrockett

      This was brilliant.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Already have my Drumpf extension, works like a charm 🙂

      • Joe knows who I am.

        Me too! There have been a couple of instances where it doesn’t work, Racebook comes to mind. But, overall it has worked seamlessly. 🙂

      • olandp

        How did you get there, I can’t for the life of me. Can you give me a link?

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          • olandp

            Thanks, it seems my dyslexia is spreading from numbers to letters…

    • Works like a charm!

    • Balderdashing

      The best, most honest summary of Trump as candidate we’ve yet seen. As Drumpf would put it, “Absolutely the greatest, anywhere.” And more entertaining than Drumpf ever has been. Bows to the master.

    • Jerry

      The website (got rump?) was evidence of the pure marketing genius of The Donald.

  • Joe knows who I am.

    Cloris Leachman! SQUEE!!!!

    • Gil

      Frau Blucher …… Need I say more

      • Exatron

        *horse whinnys*

  • joe ho

    No “Springtime for Trump and the GOP”?

    • Kruhn

      Yeah! That’d been nice, but that would’ve made the skit more expensive, as they’d probably have to have gotten a Broadway songwriter to adapt the lyrics to the tune of Springtime for Hitler.

    • Acronym Jim

      Which actually works even better with his family’s original name, Drumpf.

    • bambinoitaliano

      I was hoping Trey Parker and Matt Stone are finishing their final touch on a new show on Trump.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada


  • barrixines

    Good lord, Nathan Lane is now the cute thin half of the act.

    • CB

      And Broderick still can’t act to save his life.

      • barrixines

        Probably a bit meanspirited of me – I haven’t seen
        Broderick for a while and in my head he’s still Ferris Bueller.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Saw them together in “It’s Only a Play” last Spring (after closing was announced) from 2nd row. MB’s appearance was not nearly as shocking as Stockard Channing’s. She was on for quite a while and I was still wondering when she would appear.

          Time sucks. (But they each knocked it out of the park, such as the script was.)

          • barrixines

            I was school-age when I saw Grease on its first release. I saw it again last summer at an open air cinema here in Barcelona and thought – At last I am the same age as Betty Rizzo.

            I remember seeing Stockard Channing on stage in London in Six Degrees of Separation. She was indeed very good.

          • Anastasia Beaverhousen

            I agree. Stockard looked bbbaasaddddd. Other than the producers Matthew really hasn’t done great work on stage. “Nice Work..” Was dog.

      • Diogenes Arktos

        I still remember him from Torch Song Trilogy. He seemed to be acting quite the gay young thing. I try to remember him that way now and it’s rather difficult.

        • Acronym Jim

          This should revive some memories, although I believe this is from Broderick’s turn in the 1988 movie, rather than the 1981 play.

          • Diogenes Arktos

            To clarify: MB did both the play (David, the gay adopted son) and film (Alan, the gay lover). Based on the 7 year difference, this certainly looks like the film.

    • coram nobis

      Thin? Well, they’ll both be thin after the election and they’re doing an indefinite out-of-town engagement in Camp Donald 61.

  • KnownDonorDad

    Art imitating life imitating art.

  • DonnaLee

    I know several Republicans who are amazed that he’s the front runner. But when you ask them who they’d want in the running, they usually don’t say they’re greatly for someone else.

  • MikeBx2

    Would be funny if it weren’t so true.

  • JVB


  • stuckinthewoods

    This has been a surreal time for my oldest brother. Before retirement he was the chief economist for one of the country’s biggest financial firms and wrote their newsletter. Twenty years ago in a comedy piece he wrote about Donald Trump being elected president. Now he has a sort of shell-shocked look in his eyes.

  • Kruhn

    Great way to wake up from my hibernation. Although I wish Matthew Broderick would’ve played up the meekness of Leo Blum on the skit. He kinda phoned it in. Nathan Lane, though, by dialing Bialystok to 11 was awesome!

  • coram nobis

    What, no “Springtime for Donald” number?

    “I was born in Buffalo and that is why they call me Moe!”

    Hilarious, although, yes, it gets depressing. “That sequence where they lose the war — depressing. I’m going to substitute a musical number, dippy damsels and their gooey gowns. Turn turn KICK turn, turn turn KICK turn.”

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      I see a line of cabinet members dressed as storm troopers each on a gem, with leather boots and whips at their hips, dare I say? S&M?

      • coram nobis

        Love it!

  • Jay Phelps

    Best Trump satire I’ve seen yet!

  • chris james

    Outstanding! Now we wait for tRump to file a defamation lawsuit…what a pig.

    • Trump constantly says he’s going to sue, but never does. It’s his version of “I’m gonna hold my breath until you gimme a cookie!”

  • Brian in Valdosta

    “… and even THIS whackadoodle!”

    (in reference to Palin) Hahahahahaha.

    • coram nobis

      I would have thought Sarah Palin in this production would help guarantee its failure.

      SARAH: Er liebs mir, er liebs mir nicht. Er liebs mir, er liebs mir niche —
      DONALD: Aw, baby, I liebs ya. Always leiben lieben lieben lieben. Now lieb me alone! (plays piano) First I’m gonna crush ISIS, then I’m gonna roll over Iraq, doobeedoobeedoobee! Then I’m gonna cross into Russia and kick all them cats, in the pants.

  • TheManicMechanic

    This is pure win.