Kid Nation gets a visit from Michael Jackson in a satirical promo

With the hysteria over Kid Nation‘s concept all but gone, it’s apparently now time to have some fun with the concept. Forty kids in one place saying the name “Michael” over and over again probably made it inevitable that someone would combine footage from CBS’ reality series with footage from Michael Jackson talking about his relationship with kids, and that’s exactly what’s happened.

A fake promo for the series created by someone named Dango uses footage from the show and from Jackson’s now-famous interview. The result is a terribly wrong but completely hysterical two minutes, and works to illustrate how much editing can effect reality TV even while it makes a horrible joke that just keeps getting better and better.

Kid Nation Shocker! [YouTube]

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.