Think ‘Scandal’ Is Good? Here’s The Same Cast In ‘Scandal High’ — Episode 1
During a segment of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the cast of Scandal took part in a parody teen drama called Scandal High. You might be surprised by the characters.
After a night of intense shockers on the actual television drama, the Scandal cast decided to appease the fans and late-night audience with a little more. However, this particular acting bit took to a humorous angle. While Scandal episodes are known to be laced with back-stabbing deception and underhandedness, it seems that a similar premise has been introduced within this high school scene. According to IMDb, one of the hit television series’ taglines is “Dirty little secrets always come out.” Likewise, it could be comically taken into account for this mini-series.
Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope) begins the episode with a narration. It seems similar to other televised high school dramas, and that’s probably the point. Briefly, she gives a rundown of “who’s who” within the population.
Just as in the television series, Tony Goldwyn (President Grant) is somewhat the school’s “jock” and happens to be running for the presidency. However, he’s up against Joshua Malina (David Rosen). Yet, supposedly in the mini-series, the two are notably “best friends forever.” Unfortunately, Bellamy Young (Mellie Grant) didn’t appear in the first episode of the Scandal parody. After the star-studded acting on the most recent episode of the television drama, a break was probably well-deserved. If you haven’t seen it, no worries. There are no spoilers about the episode during this article.
EXCLUSIVE: @tonygoldwyn is HILARIOUS in this @ScandalABC parody on @JimmyKimmelLive! https://t.co/FirlLJjv9N pic.twitter.com/oWcujCiPOk
— People magazine (@people) October 29, 2015
Then, there are Guillermo Díaz (Huck) and Katie Lowes (Quinn Perkins). They play a couple who is having relationship issues, all while maintaining that “puppy love” seen in high school series. However, they may or may not come as a shocker, considering their interactions with each other on Scandal. It’s almost along similar situations.
Nevertheless, next there’s Darby Stanchfield (Abby Whelan). Interestingly enough, she plays the part of a sex-driven student who has the hots for her teacher, “Mr. Pepper.” Pepper’s role is played by Jeff Perry, who you may know better as Cyrus Beene. While she’s definitely seen wooing Pepper, he brings her to realize that he’s “openly gay.” To this, Stanchfield’s character states that she’s also homosexual. However, contrarily, “only for him.”
scandal can die i’m only watching scandal High next thursday 😜 pic.twitter.com/2Y8mA6wxLC
— rosa (@livpopes) October 30, 2015
What about Jake Bellard? He makes a short appearance within the first episode as well. But it’s not quite as you may be used to seeing his character portrayed. In Scandal High, Scott Foley’s character is a blind, clumsy student with an attitude. Mainly, it’s the same type of attitude he has within the original series, just minus those particular physical attributes.
And of course, they couldn’t forget Olivia’s father, Rowan Pope (Joe Morton). He has the same personality as in Scandal. However, he’s a teacher of sorts but isn’t afraid to hold his tongue in front of the students. Sounds about right, doesn’t it?
Although he was killed off in the last season, the ex-gladiator Columbus Short, aka Harrison Wright, didn’t make an appearance in the first episode. However, it isn’t confirmed or denied that he’ll make one at all. Yet, since this supposedly took place years before they were in their political and governmental offices, bringing him aboard could be a nice, momentary reunion for the cast.
According to the Jimmy Kimmel Live! YouTube page, the video’s description gives a quick overview of the creator’s backstory. While the later seems fictional, it is as follows.
“Scandal was created by Shonda Rhimes, who is also the creative force behind Grey’s Anatomy and How To Get Away With Murder. She’s very prolific. Before she had all this success, Shonda created a teen drama. They only shot four episodes. It was never picked up, so it hadn’t been seen on television until we started airing the episodes on our show. This is episode one of Scandal High. Episode two premieres Thursday, November 5th on #Kimmel.”
All in all, what do you think of the parody? Does it have your interest so far? While it’s different from the usual, it could still peak interests, yes? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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