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Aziz Ansari, 'Homeland' fan extraordinaire

Fake SergeantBrody Twitter account belongs to the 'Parks & Rec' funny man

By Sona Charaipotra Dec 13, 2012 10:18AM
Photo courtesy NBC
OK, so many TV watchers are hot on the Showtime hit "Homeland" these days. And it turns out "Parks and Recreation" star Aziz Ansari is no exception. After all, he recently wrote a love letter to the show for Entertainment Weekly. But it turns out his passion for the show is an all-consuming hobby.

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The comedian has also been frequently retweeting posts from a "Homeland" parody account called @SergeantBrody, and it turns out there's a reason. He's the man behind the 140-character spoofs on the show, which frequently target Sergeant Brody's whiny brat of a daughter -- complete with the hashtag #MyDaughtertheDramaQueen 
Case in point:

"DAD! THE DVR ERASED MY FAVORITE SHOW, AND I THINK ITS ALL YOUR FAULT!!!" *Cry* *Cry* #EverythingisMyFault #IBetMikesDVRNeverErasesShit 

And also:

"DAD!!! DADD!!! WE'RE OUT OF ORANGE JUICE!!!!" *TEARS* *TEARS* #MyDaughtertheDramaQueen

The @SergeantBrody feed, which posts humorous one-liners riffing on the show's dramatic story lines, sprung up on Oct. 29, one day after a particularly scandalous turn of events in the fifth episode. Since then, it's garnered more than 28,000 followers -- a paltry sum compared to Ansari's own following, which clocks in at nearly 2.5 million, but not bad for a month and change. 

So how'd Ansari get caught? He accidentally outed himself by posting one of the funnies to his own account instead of the @SergeantBrody spoof. Oops. Ansari managed to delete it in record time -- and repost to the other account -- but that's what gave him away. An eagle-eyed follower on staff at the Hollywood Reporter caught the snafu, and called him out. 

"Homeland" airs its Season 2 finale Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. 
Dec 14, 2012 10:30PM
"OK, so many TV watchers are hot on the Showtime hit "Homeland" these days. And it turns out "Parks and Recreation" star Aziz Ansari is no exception."

Holy  overstatements!  Exactly how many TV watchers, out of the well-over 300 million in the United States,  are tuning into this "hit" or Aziz's show?  Please provide us with some actual numbers to back up your story.  As it is, you definitely need a fact checker/researcher and an editor before posting such a non story as the numbers of actual viewers of both shows are pretty minuscule.
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