More, Please: Michael Kelly Takes a Bubble Bath and Explains House of Cards Season 5

Move over, Margot Robbie.
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As anybody who saw this latest season of House of Cards can tell you, the Underwoods’ saga seemed to be eerily similar to the real, actual, honest-to-god world that we now occupy. But if you did watch this season and you were a little too burnt out by real world politics to really get a firm grasp on the political intrigue of this fictional world, then this video from Netflix and House of Cards‘ Michael Kelly (Doug Stamper) might help you out … albeit in a strange, eyebrow-furrowing, “what the hell is going on” kind of way, I suppose.

Oh, and just in case: spoilers for House of Cards Season 5 follow.

So, there you have it. It’s the entirety of the show’s fifth season more or less summed up in two minutes while Kelly takes a bubble bath and has champagne poured down his throat. Essentially, it’s a parody of that scene in The Big Short where Margot Robbie explains the subprime mortgage crisis that formed the backbone of that film. It was a strange non-sequitur, but at the very least it provided the wonderful inspiration for this short. Heck, if you pay close enough attention, you’ll see that even Kelly’s strangely sparse bathroom still has a delicately-appointed shelf of beach-themed objects and bottles of sand, just like in Robbie’s bathroom.

So, there you have it. Frankly speaking, I’d be very down to have Kelly explain a few more plots to movies and shows while in a bubble bath. Hey, could you tell me what the hell was up with Primer? Oh, or Donnie Darko? Let’s get right on that, okay? Thanks.

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