Jennifer Hudson’s Scandal Spoof

Jennifer Hudson

If anyone can put an end to the government shutdown, it’s Olivia Pope. A new Funny or Die video doubles as a spoof of ABC’s hit series Scandal and a PSA on the Affordable Care Act.

In the sketch posted last week, Jennifer Hudson plays “covert scandal manager” Lydia Cole – modeled after Kerry Washington’s Scandal character Olivia Pope — whose hungry for a new scandal.

Unfortunately, the Affordable Care Act fixes every problem she encounters. “My company’s health care, it doesn’t cover mammograms,” one woman complains. “The ACA covers preventative care for women’s health,” Cole says, disappointed. “Girl, go find you a scandal.”

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