John Oliver has trolled his way to the top.
John Oliver released his own version of Vice President Mike Pence's children's book "Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President" this week and the host spoke out about it already outselling the original as he appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Tuesday. Charlotte penned the poetry in the book, while Mrs. Pence drew the illustrations.
"A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo" not only stole Charlotte Pence's idea and the name of Mike Pence's rabbit, but preached same-sex marriage - against the villainous control-freak "Stink Bug", who looks just like Mike Pence. Overnight, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, written by Last Week Tonight writer Jill Twiss, landed at the top of Amazon's Best Sellers list, where it now remains, while Marlon Bundo's A Day in the Life of the Vice President, written by the VP's daughter, Charlotte, and illustrated by his wife, Karen, now sits at fourth on the list. The story is the same, nearly: This Marlon Bundo has fallen for a male bunny.
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The post has now been viewed across the globe, racking up a million views on YouTube and well over a million on Facebook. Corden tweeted a second time, calling it "the most lovely Carpool Karoke ever".
"This isn't some adult book telling Mike Pence to go f**k himself, although by buying it, that's what you would be doing", Oliver said. "Our and Mrs. and Charlotte Pence's goal is - and will continue to be - to educate young readers about the important role of the vice president, as well as to highlight the charities to which portions of the book proceeds will be donated", a Regency Publishing spokesperson said. At No. 3 on Monday was "Russian Roulette", in which Michael Isikoff and David Corn investigate Trump's alleged ties to Russia.
The Pence book is being outsold by both the hardcover version of Oliver and Twiss's book, but also the audiobook version, which is voiced by Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, Ellie Kemper, John Lithgow, Jack McBrayer, and RuPaul.