Wednesday 10:30 PM on Comedy CentralIn Season
I laughed once, during the reveal of Halliburton Land, stared blankly during the rest of the first half, then was thoroughly nauseated during all of the second half.
I knew the premise was envisioning the current administration officials as children, but I was very thrown off by the continuity, as it's set in today's timeframe. George H. W. is actually president... even the Clintons as children... Bush's parents are still old... Rumsfeld's not even in the administration anymore (why not a Lil' Rove?)...all very confusing at first.
They took Jon Stewart's Cheney impression and made it a defining characteristic of the character, which got old fast. They violated one of my rules of comedy, never repeat the same joke(it can only get less, not more, funny) and made Cheney suck the blood from birds three times in a 71/2 minute story. They portray Jeb as a mentally impaired lunkhead, which he isn't(he helped Bush get into office in the first place), and give him a unibrow (which he doesn't have). The second "story"...well...let's just say the images of Barbara Bush seducing a third grader(who happens to be Dick Cheney)was something I never, ever wanted to see, not even in animation form. Seeing Cheney wedged up Barbara's... well, let's just say if they wanted to ensure they only get one episode aired, that's probably a good way to do it. This story wasn't intelligent, it was bizarre, surreal and disgusting.
There's so much potential in the idea here... lampooning the current administration and setting Bush's national problems and global conflicts on the scale of the grade school classroom and playground. Instead, they just left my mouth agape as I asked out loud when it was all over, "What the hell was that???"
Is the audience supposed to be Stewart/Colbert viewers? Aren't many of them college age? Are they even going to remember Bush Sr. and Barbara, let alone James Baker? Or get a very subtle Rambo/Rocky I reference? Or recognize the A-Team theme song??? What was with the musical number????
Sorry, but this is the first series in memory that I've watched that I can comfortably write off after one episode.
|... Is the audience supposed to be Stewart/Colbert viewers? Aren;t many of them college age? Are they even going to remember Bush Sr. and Barbara, let alone James Baker? Or get a very subtle Rambo/Rocky I reference? Or recognize the A-Team theme song??? What was with the musical number???? Sorry, but this is the first series in memory that I;ve watched that I can comfortably write off after one episode.|
No, I think you just have to have a half way decent sense of humor. This show is comedyin its lowest form and honestly it amazed me that a topic that is rich with material for great satire was so poorly utilized. Subtle humor would've worked great here, instead we got a bird draining cheney, a completely idiotic Jeb and a pedophilic Barbara Bush, not exactly comedy genius.