You can teach the guy who operates an old puppet dog new tricks, it turns out.
Robert Smigel is bringing an all-new election-themed puppet special to primetime on FOX this coming Oct. 1, 2020. It’s called Let’s Be Real.
The creator of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and SNL’s TV Funhouse animation sketches will present a half-hour of topical sketches featuring puppets, celebrity cameos and remote pieces. His special is the first-ever collaboration between FOX Entertainment’s Scripted and Unscripted departments.
“Robert Smigel is a uniquely gifted creator, and, as the election approaches, we are so excited to be working with him on bringing a new take on the current discourse taking place across the political spectrum,” said Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment, FOX Entertainment, and Rob Wade, the company’s President of Alternative Entertainment and Specials. “This project also marks an important partnership for our scripted and unscripted departments, and we hope this is but the first in a long line of collaborations between our two teams.”
Smigel added, “I am a uniquely gifted creator, and, as the election approaches, they are so excited to be working with me on bringing a new take on the current discourse taking place across the political spectrum. Oh, yeah – for me to poop on.”
Let’s Be Real premieres at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Oct. 1, 2020, on FOX.