A bit of both, I think. Like the other Bush satire that aired prior to 9/11 (I think it was called "That's My Bush") there are some funny bits, but some of the humor is a bit forced. I think GWB will go down in history as the only President that inspired not one but two parody TV shows that both play on the perception that the sitting President is a dimwit.
Diamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 64 Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2732 times:
Sometimes I'm in the mood for really stupid comedy - but I just couldn't get into this. I thought the jokes were weak - and I get really sick of that impersonation of an voice that I don't like to begin with.
CaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2641 times:
It is the same old Bush hating cliches. But I do like the concept of the show.
It is fine to make fun of the President, it is almost expected. I just want to see something original- Not something I could take the rantings of Superfly, Falcon84 and a few others from here and twist into a TV show.
I really think Bush has achieved a rare honor.. Not just one show making fun of him being stupid, but I think this is at least the second one. There was a short lived series I can't remember the name of, also on comedy central. If I am remembering correctly.
I don't believe it's right to make fun of a sitting President. While I'm sure he's not the smartest man in Washington, I believe a certain amount of repsect should be held for the Office.
If one wonders WHY so many have no respect for anything, go listen to Chevy Chase drop the "F-bomb" when talking about GWB at some event a few years back, or listen to Rosie, or Babs, or Whoopie spout their crap about someone who's the leader of the free world. Yeah, we have a right to "say" it, but I think those in the media need to keep it toned down. There are movies/TV shows I will not watch, because I am sick and tired of being beaten over the head about how dumb some folks think our President happens to be.
Now, back on topic...I laughed at the 1st "Lil Bush" a few weeks back. It could have been much worse. Jeb is a lot smarter than they portray him. And "Lil Cheney" IS hilarious.
If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4936 posts, RR: 13 Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2461 times:
Hey, I just noticed something in the most recent episode- during the scene when Lil Kim Jong Il took Lil Bush's Game Boy, there's other kids standing around, and they're all the major 2008 presidential candidates!
I recognized Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards... Honestly, I think I saw a version of Michael Moore too!
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 10734 posts, RR: 16 Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2406 times:
I think it is a stupid show. The "jokes" are not funny and everything is a re-hashing of what I dislike about the guy in the first place. Not worth my time.
Quoting EasternSon (Reply 10): I don't believe it's right to make fun of a sitting President. While I'm sure he's not the smartest man in Washington, I believe a certain amount of repsect should be held for the Office.
Where were these people during the Clinton impeachment and when everyone was making fun of him? What's good for the goose....
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 10734 posts, RR: 16 Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2211 times:
Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 22): when I saw that his brother rides the short bus to school
I had to have that one explaned to me. Where I grew up, our school district had three sizes of busses. The smallest (short busses) were used for low-density, rural routes. Everyone rode the same busses. I never knew anything about "the short bus" until recently!