Well, we wish we could be more surprised that this happened, but since a TV network followed in the footsteps of a Chappelle’s Show sketch of “Trading Spouses” and made Wife Swap almost 15 years ago, it was almost inevitable that one of Nathan’s ludicrous business ideas from Nathan For You would actually happen without his help.
In the third season of Nathan For You, Nathan suggests that a moving company save money by replacing paid employees with incorporating a workout regimen that involves moving people’s stuff. Now, a woman who delivers packages for Amazon loses 100 pounds and her corporate overlords just pointed out how their delivery program could help you lose weight.
While you can say this is an instance of life imitating art, it hurts a little more when corporations are imitating the satire about him that was heightened for comedic effect.
Perhaps, seeing comedy and satire as agents for change is a fool’s errand, but at least you unequivocally know the absurdity of what’s happening when it’s happening.