The Lopez Tonight host's revelation Tuesday on Good Day L.A. that he plans to run for mayor of Los Angeles in eight years? Just a joke, his rep said a few hours later.
"I am going to run for—although I don't believe I'll pass the background check now—I do intend to run for mayor, at some point," a mock-dead serious Lopez said on the morning show.
"I want to be mayor of Los Angeles!" the 49-year-old insisted, segueing into his funnyman persona. "If Arnold Schwarzenegger can be governor, why can't George Lopez be the mayor of Los Angeles? We have Obama, we'll have LoBama. I won't want change, I will want your change."
Well, he's already mastered hammering home his talking points, in case he ever changes his mind.