Lee no ‘Party of Five’ fan

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) is not a fan of “Party of Five.”

The show came up while Christopher Keyser, a creator of the popular 1990s teen drama, was testifying in the Senate Judiciary’s Antirust subcommittee, on which Lee is the top Republican, about the proposed $49 billion deal to combine AT&T and DirecTV.

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“Do you watch that?” subcommittee Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) asked Lee, to laughs in the packed in hearing room. “You don’t have to answer.”

“I don’t,” Lee responded. “I’m sorry.”

“I’m sure it’s a great show.”

The Minnesota Democrat, however, seemed like a bigger fan of the drama.

“It’s still popular, though,” she said, “just because he doesn’t watch it.”

The writer’s other work may be more to the Utahn’s liking, she suggested.

Midway through listening to witnesses’ testimony, Klubacher told Keyser that she had “discovered up here that you wrote for ‘LA Law,’” of which Lee is a fan. 

Keyser was testifying in the subcommittee in his current role as president of the Writers Guild of America West, a writers union that has opposed the planned merger.