A Twitter bot created hilarious fake Louis Theroux documentary titles, and Louis himself responded
"I'm in Florida to meet Chase, a former barista turned alcoholic preacher who believes magnets make swans racist"
Good old Louis Theroux, everyone’s favourite doccy man, doing his ‘thing’ and having a nice beard. I will quite happily watch him do anything - he could interview himself in a mirror for two hours and I’d cop the whole thing.*
He’s ran the gamut from light-hearted, this-woman-has-never-blinked-in-her-life style fare, to much darker, this-woman-has-never-blinked-in-her-life-and-also-she-is-racist type stuff, but one thing remains constant: it’s always interesting, and I will always watch it.
But what makes a good Louis Theroux documentary idea? Who comes up with this stuff? What are the idea meetings like? Well, a new Twitter bot has some of the answers, because it regularly tweets brilliant opening lines for a never-ending list of fictional Theroux docs. Like? Like:
Yes, very funny, well done internet, gold star etc. And even better, Louis Theroux has noticed, and *shock horror* responded. Here look:
What - as a casual football fan and avid watcher of Soccer AM may say - absolute scenes. A man of the people there, using Twitter as you’re supposed to, by being a nice, funny person on it and making everybody very happy in the process.
Well done Louis, well done Twitter bot, well done everyone, well done.
*Actually, that’s a really good idea - don’t nick it, BBC