That’s not to say it hasn’t been mentioned before by ex-staffers.
“I ran into a couple of folks who worked for President Bush, and they’d seen the movie, and they thought it was hilarious,” Penn said.
“In fact, you go through this background clearance, and I thought they were going to ask me about these movies. One of the questions was, ‘Have you ever been fired from a job?’ And I said yes. ‘For what?’ For not being funny enough.”
He explains, “I got fired from a sitcom 10 years ago. But that question is really if you embezzled money or something.”