Let me start by saying **Spoilers For The 1978 Film Animal House.**
Seriously, don’t read any further if you don’t want to know how Animal House ends.
Final warning! Animal House Spoilers below!
Animal House, directed by “man who avoided manslaughter charges” John Landis, ends with a look to the future. You find out what all your favorite, and least favorite, characters go on to do with their lives. It is a device that would go on to be used in lesser films and was even once parodied by the Yellow King himself, Homer Simpson. Now, we’re seeing it for a new group: January 6th Insurrectionists.
Remember when a bunch of Trump Supporters stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overthrow Democracy? Contrary to popular belief, that wasn’t seven years ago. It was last year. Last. Year. It’s insane to even type that. It feels like a whole lifetime has gone by since then. A lot of those insurrectionists have been caught and brought to justice, as long as they aren’t sitting politicians … or rich. But how do we keep track of what they’re all up to? The Daily Show has you covered!
In a new video, The Daily Show gives an Animal House-Esque (see, I knew I brought that up for a reason) rundown of what several of the more visible insurrectionists have been up to this past year. It involves a lot of jail time; but also a book deal. Who said trying to overthrow Democracy doesn’t pay, eh?
The video is a fun, if not depressing look at the lack of fallout from a terrifying day. Yes, some people are being charged, but 41 months in prison doesn’t seem like that much considering what was at stake. Granted, some of these people made this shitshow look like exactly that. Hard to get behind a coup if it’s got bad PR written all over it. So, time off for making people want to deny involvement? Maybe it’s just me, but I think everyone on this list should see the inside of a jail cell, and yes I’m including the director of Animal House, John Landis.
He knows what he did.