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In case you haven’t seen this, the shadow prime minister of California has re-teamed with the Guest-McKean-Shearer core of Spinal Tap for the first time since 1984–in the cause of July 7’s Live Earth concert.

The 15-minute short gets progressively funnier as it goes along, especially once Derek Smalls enters the picture. But what’s remarkable is how unremarkable the fly-on-the-wall freakshow format seems now. As inventive and absurdist as Rob Reiner and co. are, their characters are actually less outré than the real-life inhabitants of VH1’s “Celebreality” programming. For proof, look no further than the Vixen episode of Bands Reunited.

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