On Thursday’s episode of Showtime’s “Desus & Mero,” Desus Nice and The Kid Mero had almost too much fun during a freewheeling, profanity-laced recap of Wednesday’s ninth Democratic debate in Nevada. In particular, they loved the back and forth between former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, or as Desus dubbed her, “Elizabeth the War God.”
Desus and Mero started with the mic drop early on in the debate, when Warren said, “I’d like to talk about who we’re running against: A billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians. And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”
The duo laughed it up after the clip and reenacted it as though it were a drive-by shooting. “He starts rushing her, everyone starts fighting,” Mero said, noting that former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg lingered on the sidelines. “Meanwhile, Pete’s just taking phone numbers for the cops.”
After mocking “these dramatic, NBA-ass camera angles,” referring to the way the MSNBC and NBC’cameras panned all over the stage during the debate, the comic duo took a few moments to comment on Bloomberg’s stoic demeanor.
“Bloomberg is like, ‘F— this,’” Desus joked. “I’m gonna go block out the sun.”
“Bloomberg is like, one billion, two billion, three billion, four billion, five billion ” added Mero. “I don’t even hear you motherf—ers. What was the question, I’m too rich.”
Next up, after imagining that Bloomberg was secretly reminiscing about his city’s stop-and-frisk policing policies like a gangster keeping it real, Desus joked that Warren was “coming with that strong teacher who cares vibe. ‘You are f—ing up. You have so much potential!”
They breezed through some of the other moments of the debate. “Every time they say billionaire, it feels like a slur?” Desus said. “I was getting offended, like why they using the hard r?”
“Why they don’t say ‘billiona’?” asked Mero.
Of course they clowned on Bloomberg during the segment when he was asked about his company’s policy of making people sign nondisclosure agreements, and joked that one moment in particular Warren almost went too far in her criticism. “At this point if it was like a fight on the train, then you gotta get involved. Like, ‘Big man. stop. Stop, he learned his lesson.’”
There’s more, and you can watch it all above.