Hillary Clinton has surprisingly emerged as a guest star on the TV comedy show "Murphy Brown." She played a job applicant named Hilary — with one "L" — applying for a secretary position at Murphy's new cable news show.
The former Democratic presidential candidate appeared to have a decent level of self-irony: her "sitcom version" claimed she had "some experience with emails," echoing a massive leak of emails from the Democratic National Committee in 2016.
In character, Clinton admitted she had four years of previous secretarial experience for a "very large organization."
In the end, Murphy found Clinton "very impressive" if "a little over-qualified" for the job. Clinton replied that her e-mail address was "Hilary at you could have had me dot com."
The show's executive producer said in an interview that the cameo came as a surprise to viewers as everyone involved in the production was sworn to secrecy. There were only 30 or 40 people on a closed set to avoid any leaks, mainly "essential personnel."
Hillary's secretary bit has sent Twitter into overdrive, with viewers hailing it a "hilarious surprise" and an "epic" experience.
Murphy Brown was so much fun — HRC was a hilarious surprise.— Elaine (@Warmwater1) 28 сентября 2018 г.
It was a fantastic episode 💜— lionessmom76 (@lionessmom76) 28 сентября 2018 г.
One of the best moments in TV!— Gail Helt (@ghelt) 28 сентября 2018 г.
Can she guest star as President— Nick Silverman (@NickySilv) 28 сентября 2018 г.
However, plenty of critics took to Twitter to roast Clinton for her guest appearance.
HRC just won’t go away. Guest appearance on revival of a comedy show making a joke about her criminal activities. Toss in another dig at the end about how we could’ve had her. #ClintonCartel #DemsSuckhttps://t.co/7OtfJKo7N7— ❌JFuller❌ (@FloridaJFuller) 28 сентября 2018 г.
Thanks for giving me another reason not to watch this.— J Tucker Wheeler (@jtwheelers269) 28 сентября 2018 г.
Fortunately she isn’t appearing in the White House— JR (@jimrich87) 28 сентября 2018 г.
Let me guess… she’s still whining and making excuses for why she lost the election!— MPL (@FinfanMPL) 28 сентября 2018 г.
Some made sarcastic references to her husband, whose romantic relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky came to light in the 1990s and provoked a public scandal in the US.
i hope her boss isn't Bill Clinton…unless she likes cigars.— Really? (@0620Letsgetreal) 28 сентября 2018 г.
And others joked that it was Trump's economic policy that allowed Clinton to do the part-time job.
Incredible! This Trump economy is rolling so strong that even Hillary is finding work!— Tim Baker (@timsbaker) 28 сентября 2018 г.
Trumps economy is so good, even Hillary has a part time job now!— Scott Simms (@scottsimms74) 28 сентября 2018 г.