Want to see Eric Andre take over The Ellen DeGeneres Show? The same goes for Eric Andre.
Tuesday, the actor share a link to a Change.org petition calling for Make Eric Ellen. They don’t want the title of the show or the format to change, they just want Andre to replace DeGeneres, which is inundated with controversy right now.
As he is not used to doing, André also celebrated the occasion with one of his branded photoshops. The twisted Eric / Ellen mashup should make you curl up in fear or reach for the ranch dressing to spray on while you cackle madly.
– Eric André (@ericandre) Aug 4, 2020
Unsurprisingly, thousands and thousands of fans had already signed the petition before André’s approval. Now, at the time of going to press, the petition currently has over 44,000 names, and that number is increasing by seconds.
So what does all of this mean? Nothing, of course, but the idea is certainly fun to consider. If anything, we’ll likely see Andre do some sort of situation callback in an upcoming season of his own adult swim show. After all, he’s already parodied Leno.
As previously reported, allegations of misconduct and the fearful environment were made against the long-running DeGeneres show, which led to an internal Warner Media investigation. Since then, DeGeneres and Warner Bros. have addressed the situation, while the allegations center on executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman.
On a related note, DeGeneres’ wife Portia de Rossi, do not sign André’s petition: