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I caught Comedy Central’s new animated series, “Lil’ Bush: Resident of the United States”, late last night.

A satire on the George W. Bush administration/family? Didn’t Comedy Central already blow this six years ago with “That’s My Bush”?

Ironically, “That’s My Bush”, which was conceived by the minds behind “South Park”, was far less in the comedic vein of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny than “Lil’ Bush” is. And much like the current state of “South Park”, the humor of this new entrant is way too heavy-handed and blunt to really strike a nerve. Having a mumbly kid version of Dick Cheney getting it on with Barbara Bush is over the top, but not in a particularly satisfying way.

From what I can tell, “Lil’ Bush” isn’t designed to have a long shelf life anyway. I’m guessing ComCen is counting on a healthy flood of outrage from the conservative intelligentsia, prompting accusations of more liberal-leaning media bias, and then making hay out of that controversy. Sort of predictable.

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 06/18/2007 09:26:55 AM
Category: TV, Politics, Comedy
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  1. Your thoughts echo mine. “That’s My Bush” was mildly amusing - but 9/11 quickly torpedoed it, thank goodness.

    And when I saw the ads for “Lil Bush,” it just didn’t make sense to me. And I caught a few minutes of it — very lame. As you noted, heavy-handed, which is not usually conducive to comedy (unless your first name is Jim and your last name is Carrey).

    Sometimes I just don’t understand who Comedy Central is targeting.

    Comment by david — 06/18/2007 @ 10:42:51 PM

  2. Like I said, I’m sure they’re in it solely for the controversy potential.

    I noticed that the show was produced by Amp’d Mobile. Maybe it’s a test run for further joint ventures.

    I think I’ll always have a soft spot for “That’s My Bush”, simply because it was more of a sitcom parody than a Bush parody. Just by having a nosy neighbor living next door to the White House, who would drop in unexpectedly on W — conjuring up everyone from Fred Mertz to Kramer — ensured my affection for an otherwise doomed series.

    Comment by CT — 06/19/2007 @ 12:08:45 AM

  3. Go to TV Links.com, and you can watch all the “That’s my Bush” Episodes….I hope you will give it another chance….It was cancelled for one reason only; 9/11….The ratings were actually quite good….I was deeply saddened by the cancellation of this show. Some of the acting was somewhat questionable, but that’s to be expected in a comedy show’s first season…I am just glad that someone had the balls to satire Bush again…and “My Lil’ Bush is fantastic, I don’t know what you’re talking about. Cheney is the best on that show.

    Comment by Brian Johnson — 06/26/2007 @ 09:02:49 PM

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