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Chuck Schumer’s ‘Netflix and Chill’ Joke Falls Flat

The Senate minority leader tried to relate to America's youth with a tweet about net neutrality and Netflix. His effort was roundly mocked.

By NTK Staff | 02.28.2018 @12:00pm
Chuck Schumer’s ‘Netflix and Chill’ Joke Falls Flat

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made, well, a fairly risqué joke about net neutrality on Tuesday.

It didn’t go well.

In reference to the net neutrality fight, Schumer suggested that if net neutrality goes away, lagging Netflix shows will ‘kill the mood’ for couples.

Schumer’s ‘joke’ is a thinly-veiled reference to the “Netflix and chill” phenomenon.

Rather than try to explain it, NTK Network will simply share a 2015 explanation from The Guardian‘s Oscar Rickett (emphasis ours):

Even so, the internet has playfully dubbed it the “Netflix and chill” button, and its arrival represents the next stage in the life of a phrase that began as simply an innocent way of saying, “I’ve had a hard day and all I want to do this evening is put on Netflix, curl up into the foetal position and consume four straight hours of visual entertainment”, but has become an innuendo (and a meme) for hooking up.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), 17 years Schumer’s senior, mocked Schumer’s effort to connect with a younger audience:

Checkmate.

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