If you’re anything like us, you will be in the throes of a Louis Theroux obsession.
His awkward mannerisms, eternally poignant line of questioning, and willingness to have a vodka and orange halfway through a harrowing BBC documentary, put him in the realm of being a national treasure.
While the programmes have ranged from the serious (see his latest series ‘Dark States’) to the bizarre (when he met Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee), they all have one thing in common – they’re totally unexpected.
Now someone has set up a Twitter account to capitalise on this weirdness.
The social media bot, which was only established on 23 October but already has over 2,000 followers, randomly generates Louis Theroux documentary titles.
I’m in Bangladesh to meet Maya, a former war veteran turned bodybuilding fetishist who believes Frasier is government propaganda
I’m in Louisiana to meet Evelyn, a former fox hunter turned sitcom writer who believes cats are alien spies
I’m in California to meet Adam, a former teacher turned shock jockey who believes Hitler wrote Candle in the Wind
I’m in North Korea to meet Molly, a former escort turned water diviner who believes masturbation is art
I’m in Japan to meet Dylan, a former Elvis impersonator turned Bitcoin farmer who believes our souls are being harvested by UFOs
I’m in Poland to meet Graham, a former beekeeper turned juggalo who believes eggs are a Jewish conspiracy
I’m in Morocco to meet Caroline, a former boxer turned Scientologist who believes the Illuminati stole their parakeet
I’m in Missouri to meet Carter, a former darts player turned Nazi who believes they saw God’s face in a tortilla
Although the bot is still way behind Theroux’s own Twitter account with 1.73 million followers, we’re confident that this is going to be a big hit.
The documentary maker has another one-off show this weekend called ‘Louis Theroux: Talking To Anorexia’ about eating disorders in the UK.