In real life, the US vice president is Joe Biden, but in HBO’s comedy TV series, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is the “Veep.” Now, the both joined forces in a video spoof, with the aid of a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
Biden, which is a Corvette aficionado and self-described car guy that owns a classic 1967 model, is featured in a 7 minute long video parody that introduces President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
He got the chance to get behind the wheel of a new Corvette Stingray, after twice made the trip to auto shows – in Detroit and Washington – to see one, and decided to exchange jabs with Louis-Dreyfus, the star of HBO’s “Veep.”
“The Secret Service doesn’t let me drive off the property,” Biden tells her. “That makes no sense,” she replies. Also, Biden was caught saying that Corvette is the car he really wanted.
“Wish I could have kept that Corvette,” Biden said. “I wanted to show my kids — I wanted to show the kids the car I’m going to surreptitiously buy and not let the Secret Service know that I’m driving.”
The YouTube spoof, which has already logged almost 1.5 million views, was made without GM’s aid, with the company’s executives only finding out about the HBO-produced video Saturday night at the actual dinner.