Perry was charged with abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony, and coercion of a public official, a misdemeanor, last Friday but how would he fit in on HBO’s prison drama.
The reference to the popular, Emmy-nominated Netflix original series “Orange Is the New Black” came after Stewart cringed while showing viewers a clip of Perry’s fascination with his own “good” looks when asked how he’s doing since being charged with the first-degree felony.
“How do I look? Do I look pretty good?” Perry told a reporter.
After the reporter noted Perry appeared to be “hanging in there,” Perry responded: “Oh come on, you can give me better than that.”
Perry was also charged with coercion of a public official, a misdemeanor, stemming from a carried-out threat to veto funding for the public integrity unit of the Travis County District, which is run by Democrat Rosemary Lehmberg, who was convicted of a DUI in 2013.
Stewart seemed to agree with both Republicans Democrats who don’t think the case has any legs to stand on, but pointed out how ludicrous it is for media personalities to think the criminal indictment is an opportunity for Perry to “rebrand” himself in a more positive light before the 2016 presidential election.
“Ah, the priceless rebrand: From forgetful doof, to possible felon,” Stewart said. “The same trick that worked when after the BP Gulf oil spill, they renamed themselves Amalgamated Asbestos and C–k Punch Incorporated.”