This Film Scene Sums Up Elon Musk and Twitter Right Now

I need to write something light and fun. And it just so happens I read about something that, while outwardly serious, easily lends itself to comedy.

For a while now, Twitter has been fighting Elon Musk’s attempts to purchase it, likely because they feared he would expose the company’s dirty little secrets. But he made them an offer their shareholders couldn’t refuse, and it looked like he was going to own the company.

After a few months of looking at their books, though, Musk is now saying he wants to back out of the deal. And Twitter is threatening to sue him to force him to buy the company. This move will almost certainly reveal all its hidden censorship and fake users in the form of discovery if it actually proceeds to trial.

Just Like Who Framed Roger Rabbit

I find this situation funny because Musk has successfully maneuvered Twitter into arguing the exact opposite of everything it was saying at the start. And it reminds me of a scene from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. At one point, it seems like there’s no hope for an animated character named Roger Rabbit. Judge Doom is about to dunk him in a barrel of Dip, which will kill the Toon. However, a private detective named Eddie Valiant comes up with a clever plan. He knows that alcohol makes Roger go crazy. And he just happens to be in a bar. So he offers Roger a final drink.

At first, Roger politely declines. When Eddie persists, Roger gets more forceful about not wanting the drink, whittling down the conversation to, “I don’t.” “You do.” “I don’t!” “You do!” “I don’t!”

Breaking the Impasse

They seem to be at an impasse until Eddie suddenly says, “You don’t.” What’s a Toon to do except contradict such a blatant statement of fact? He couldn’t very well say, “Now you’re getting it! Time to die,” because that wouldn’t be funny. And Toons are all about funny. Instead, Roger responds, “I do.” And the conversation goes on from there (“You don’t.” “I do!” “You don’t!”) until Roger demands Eddie hand him the drink so he can down it and go crazy.

In this scene, Eddie Valiant is like Elon Musk, and Roger Rabbit is like Twitter. Who knows what will come of this, or if Musk is actually being as clever as Eddie. All I know is that when a multibillion-dollar company is acting like a cartoon character, it might spell trouble.

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Robert Lockard has been a lover of writing since he was very young. He studied public relations in college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2006. His skills and knowledge have helped him to become a sought-after copywriter in the business world. He has written blogs, articles, and Web content on subjects such as real estate, online marketing and inventory management. His talent for making even boring topics interesting to read about has come in handy. But what he really loves to write about is movies. His favorite movies include: Fiddler on the Roof, Superman: The Movie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Back to the Future, Beauty and the Beast, The Fugitive, The Incredibles, and The Dark Knight. Check out his website: Deja Reviewer. Robert lives in Utah with his wife and four children. He loves running, biking, reading, and watching movies with his family.
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1 Response to This Film Scene Sums Up Elon Musk and Twitter Right Now

  1. Nathan says:

    Haha so true. It’s the old Looney Tunes gag.
    “Duck season!” “Wabbit season!”
    “Duck season!” “Wabbit season!”
    “Wabbit season!” “Duck season! SHOOT!”

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