Now from the you-have-to-laugh-or-else-you’ll-cry-department…

Some people on the streets of Los Angeles apparently haven’t a clue when it comes to government in the City of Angels, as Jimmy Kimmel’s “Lie Witness News” squad so painfully points out. These Hollywood Boulevard pedestrians were queried on their feelings about L.A.’s newly elected mayor, Bruce Jenner.

For those not in the know, as one respondent remarked, he’s “that Kardashian Guy”…

Jimmy Kimmel Pranks L.A. Residents With Lie Witness News Segment on Bruce Jenner

(L-R) Brandon Jenner, Brody Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Bruce Jenner and Leah Jenner pose for a photo at the Brandon & Leah EP Release Party on Monday April 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Credit: AP)

…but you history buffs might recall that his arguably bigger claim to fame is his gold medal-winning performance in the 1976 Olympic decathlon:

Jimmy Kimmel Pranks L.A. Residents With Lie Witness News Segment on Bruce Jenner

(Credit: AP)

Anyway, as this first interviewee calls himself “Christmas,” we’ll give him a provisional present and not be too hard on him since he claims he’s from Massachusetts.

Jimmy Kimmel Pranks L.A. Residents With Lie Witness News Segment on Bruce Jenner

(Credit: Jimmy Kimmel Live) 

But still…“Honestly, it makes sense, for someone’s who’s always in the media”? C’mon, dude.

The next respondent (the one who recalled proudly that Jenner is “that Kardashian guy”) agreed that Jenner’s “experience” would come in handy (once the questioner revealed that he “used to be the Governor of New York in the 70s”). Ouch…

Jimmy Kimmel Pranks L.A. Residents With Lie Witness News Segment on Bruce Jenner

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It got worse as other folks proceeded to comment on “Mayor” Jenner’s proposals to enact a “tax-free plastic surgery week,” as well as “legalize marijuana for house pets with anxiety” and “ban Uggs during summertime.”

Check out the carnage right here:

(H/T: Mediaite)