Readers of the weekly television listings printed in Scotland's Sunday Herald were recently treated to an expanded description of Donald Trump's upcoming inauguration.
Writer Damien Love says of the January 20 televised event, "After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history."
He continues, "The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president. It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible. Today's feature-length opener concentrates on the gaudy inauguration of President Trump, and the stirrings of protest and despair surrounding the ceremony, while pundits speculate gravely on what lies ahead. It's a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we're not careful."
The synopsis of the spoof quickly went viral, gathering approving comments by George Takei, Billy Bragg, and Seth MacFarlane, notes the BBC.
Of course, the blurb's dark comedic underpinnings were not appreciated by all.
One person commented via Twitter, "They can't even write a TV schedule without filling it with #fakenews and propaganda."