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Funny or Die’s “Nurse Jackee” Spoofs the Real “Nurse Jackie” (Video)

Funny or Die's "Nurse Jackee" Spoofs the Real "Nurse Jackie" (Video)

I’ve never been a huge fan of Jackee Harry’s brash, hurts-your-eardrums humor, but she’s won me over with this hilariously on-target spoof of Nurse Jackie.

The fake Nurse Jackee is tragically addicted to cosmetics, but what makes the spoof work is the way it so perfectly skewers the real thing, from Edie Falco’s “ugly-ass haircut” as Jackie to the characters around her, including her imperious best-friend Doctor O’Hara and the fierce administrator Gloria Akalaitis (Anna Deveare Smith for real, played by Retta from Parks and Rec here.)

Showtime’s Nurse Jackie is heading into the last few episodes of a strong season, with a surprise twist at the end. This parody is a different kind of happy surprise.

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