The good news is TBS recently extended their Full Frontal with Samantha Bee order through the end of 2016. The bad news is there was no new episode this week. But the other good news is that Bee and her team released a couple web exclusive videos to make up for it, the best of which features a cameo appearance from Charles Barkley. The TNT host and former NBA star is also a studio presence throughout March Madness, so to celebrate the tournament’s championship game on Monday, he helped Bee find the connection between basketball and presidential politics.
Bee admitted she doesn’t know much about sports, but it’s easy to see how this year’s campaign has been more like a rambunctious sport than a dignified debate. Donald Trump’s scuffles with Marco Rubio, for instance, are an example of “trash talk,” according to Barkley – common on the basketball court and apparently now a factor of public politics. Bernie Sanders waving his finger while Hillary Clinton is talking?
“That’s called hand-checking, that’s a foul,” Barkley said.
Barkley even told Bee who he was voting for during an ad break, though she swore to keep his secret.
Watch the full clip below.