“Do you know, by the way, who else wears this watch?” a Hublot watch salesman asks Zelenskyy’s character in a clip from “Servant of the People.” “Putin,” he adds.
“Who?” Zelenskyy asks. “Putin Hublot?”
“Yes,” the salesman responds.
The pronunciation sounds like “Putin khuilo,” a crude football and protest chant used by Ukrainians against Putin, according to the London Evening Standard. ABC News senior national correspondent Terry Morgan said the “off-color joke” caused the show to get canceled in Russia.
“In one episode, Zelenskyy makes a joke about Putin, a kind of an off-color joke,” he said. “And afterwards, that show was canceled in Russia. But it added a dimension of political satire, of addressing the problems in Ukraine through comedy. People loved it.”