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Watch: Some of the biggest comedians crash Netflix’s most iconic shows

There were some unlikely characters on ‘House of Cards’, ‘Stranger Things’, ‘The Crown’ and ‘Orange is the New Black.’

President Frank Underwood from the Netflix series House of Cards angrily pushes a chair away in the Oval Office. The chair comes right back, with none other than Jerry Seinfeld now seated on it. He addresses Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood, “Frank, Frank, Frank, this whole talking to the camera thing? I find it unsettling. I’m home, I’m comfortable, I don’t want to be confronted.” He also advises him to “lighten up a little” before accompanying him in his Presidential motorcade, where he goes on one of his signature rants.

It’s not a House Of Cards-Seinfeld crossover. It gradually becomes clearer – after Ellen DeGeneres crashes an intense dialogue between Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown. Then Chris Rock protests with the inmates at Orange is the New Black’s Litchfield Penitentiary, and Dave Chappelle confronts the children from Stranger Things. This is a carefully orchestrated gimmick by Netflix.

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The one-minute 40-second video is a humourous, star-studded commercial for Netflix’s new stand-up comedy specials, which are being promoted with a clever slogan – “Netflix is a joke.” The commercial aired during the 69th Emmy Awards, and finally clarified the confusion and intrigue that had been stemming across the country after billboards reading simply “Netflix is a joke.” cropped up around the US a few weeks ago.

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