An American comedian, Durwood Fincher, a.k.a. "Mr. Doubletalk" is a man who pretends to be interviewing various people for news reports. The main problem for these interviewees is that Fincher's questions are completely nonsensical.
Here is his official site.
Tropes used by Durwood Fincher include:
- Catchphrase: "What, if any, and if not, how much?"
- He also occasionally slips in "...and I guess really..." amidst his more gibberishy lines as a sort of semantic glue in order to fool people into thinking he just said something non-nonsensical.
- "I said that, and I know I did..."
- Dream Within a Dream: He claims to have had one during his Today interview:Fincher: Last night I dreamed I was awake, and then when I woke up I was asleep.
- Freudian Slip: From his Huckabee interview:Fincher: I'm trying to run from Congress — I mean for Congress.
- Non Sequitur: Even when he isn't stringing random syllables together, Fincher's grammatically correct utterances don't always make a lot of sense in context. This line from his Democratic National Convention excursion stands out:Fincher: I grew up Baptist. I've come into a lot of money, so of course now I'm Presbyterian.
- Southern Gentleman
- Stealth Parody: He does such a good job conveying the persona of a legitimate media interviewer that his interviewees always try their best to give him sincere answers to his gibberish questions.
- Word-Salad Humor