Now, we know that politicians are often keen on regurgitating the same old statements, like tired sketch show characters, but this BBC interview from Ed Miliband is really pushing it.
Asked about the strikes taking place across the country, he manages to turn every answer into an amalgamation of the same selection of phrases. Literally, the same phrases.
We can't see the interviewer although we're guessing he looked a bit like the badly drawn cartoon man from the Confused.com ads.
This isn't a parody. This is worryingly real.
(Image: Rex Features)