Former Saturday Night Live writer pens website that allows users to write to a supposed former female boss who has morphed into a ‘porky pig’
Michelle Buteau’s paying a babysitter so she can make you laugh
Two things often described as failures: the father who abandons his children at the supermarket and the baby sitter who has abandoned her old life to take a topless selfie while flicking a winky.
No one can resist their parallel, a shared human experience of “having a baby sitter, then abandoning her”.
Now Michelle Buteau, a former Saturday Night Live writer and a former would-be wife of Bill Cosby, is hoping to turn these struggles into laughs.
Meet the woman who sells ‘Buteau’s services’ to sarcastic dads and stroller-bound mothers on a website that allows users to write to a supposed former female boss who has morphed into a “porky pig”.
If you want to, you can post a no-holds-barred letter of complaint or simply tepidly confirm that you are a “human being of the species P=OPS”, thinking it only goes so far.
“At this point I don’t think she’s ever actually stopped listening,” reads one entry from Racheli Martin, who goes by the name Rachel McGuire.
“All those people that said she’s just a full time speaker … as you can tell from how many live stream videos she posts, I’m not the only one with that opinion,” Buteau continues.
“There are going to be a lot of full time speakers like yourself who are lining up to hear her speak. But one thing I would say is most people didn’t see her an attractive woman but rather a producer who charged anyone that had a place in her production schedule $75 a show. I will take that as nothing but negativity.”
Buteau is in no way endorsing this activity. Nor is she expected to provide emotional support for any misogynistic hashtags (like #FreeButeau).
“I thought it would be interesting if someone as sarcastic and cynical as myself was hired as a full time babysitter and not the other way around,” Buteau told Mashable.
Buteau created a Tumblr with several photos (one shows her wearing the outfit she used for her catatonic pantomime of the spouse who left) that suggest she isn’t particularly thrilled with the opportunity.
The letters (created from the screenshots of the posts on her blog, we garen’t you scurvy readers) are yet to find their way into the hands of anyone else in the style of Ellen DeGeneres interviewing Lena Dunham. But DeGeneres uses her contacts in the world of comedy to determine which “sausage” fits best.