Showtime describes their new “workplace comedy,” Our Cartoon President from liberal government producer Stephen Colbert, as a “hilarious look into the Trump presidency.” Spoiler alert: this present is not hilarious, until possibly you could have Trump derangement syndrome or have extraordinarily low requirements for comedy.
In Sunday’s first episode, titled “State of the Union,” President Trump is nervous about his low approval rankings and units about looking for methods to bolster his numbers. Chief of Staff John Kelly convinces President Trump that the upcoming State of the Union (SOTU) deal with is the right approach to do that. The joke’s on Colbert, in actual life President Trump’s SOTU speech was so properly-obtained that it truly did increase his approval numbers.
The present takes nice pleasure in trotting out numerous Republicans for insult. Throughout the present, Senator Ted Cruz stalks Trump within the White House residence and begs to take over the State of the Union deal with from Trump. “I promise not to stab you in the back for the sake of attention,” he tells Trump. Naturally, the subsequent factor we see is Cruz talking on tv calling for a boycott of the SOTU.
Vice-President Pence and his spouse, Karen, are portrayed as boring non secular dimwits. Trump goes to Pence to ask for solutions for an anniversary current for Melania. Pence finally ends up suggesting a evening out for Melania with girlfriends. Trump sees this concept as a simple approach out of him having to take part within the night and agrees.
Trump: Look Mike, I hate to do that however I must take heed to you. I must get Melania an anniversary present. What do you get the girl who has the person who has every part?
Pence: The Bible says in occasions of –
Trump: Skip it.
Pence: I acquired Karen and her closest gal friends third-row tickets to Joel Osteen’s prayer fest. I might have joined them, however my impure ideas for an audiobook narrator pressured me to take shelter within the arms of God for the night.
Trump: So, wait, wait. You pawned Karen off on another person?
Pence: Why, she loves spending time along with her fellow Christ-ettes. Say, why do not we arrange the gals on a evening out?
Trump: Michael, have you ever met Karen? It’s like speaking to a human bathe curtain.
Pence: Why, thanks, sir.
Trump: That’s not a praise, Michael.
Melania is none too happy with the dinner with Karen Pence, who she says doesn’t even gown fashionably and “tried to baptize me within the reflecting pool.” To get again in her good graces, Trump decides to make Melania the nationwide chicken, as an alternative of the bald eagle. Yes, this present is that dumb and goes out of its strategy to painting Trump and everybody round him within the lamest gentle.
In episode two, titled “Disaster Response,” a mudslide has occurred in Alaska and 58 persons are useless. In order to get Trump to say he’ll go and luxury the individuals, Chief of Staff Kelly has to remind him, “Sir, they’re white people.” Get it? Trump is racist and unfeeling to catastrophe victims.
Trump asks, “Why did I ever want this job?” of the presidency. Then he solutions his personal query by saying, “Oh yeah, Obama was mean to me once.” Seriously, this is as deep intellectually as this present will get.
As he realizes he might be anticipated to consolation catastrophe victims sooner or later, too, he asks National Security Adviser McMasters to seek out and practice some Trump impersonators to ship to future catastrophe areas. Ted Cruz continues begging for the presidency on this episode so he needs to be an impersonator, too. He “covets” the presidency.
Along the way in which, the mission of the impersonators consists of fanning throughout the nation to spice up Trump’s approval ranking. When they can get his approval as much as 40%, he calls them in off the street.
The finish of the present consists of a scene the place Senator Ted Cruz is portrayed as a bizarre sexual pervert in an obvious reference to the fetishes alleged within the Steele file. Of course.
Cruz: Honk honk, zoom zoom! It’s the automobile from Back to the Future! Just kidding, it is Ted Cruz! I heard you are one impersonator quick, and if I’ll take up the mantle, I’ve acquired to get to know the actual Donald after he is kicked off his boots and gotten his Roku on.
Trump: You’re fortunate I’ve misplaced contact with my household and I am determined for even the bottom type of human contact.
Cruz: So a lot nice content material popping out of Hollyweird proper now. Let’s see what they acquired in the way in which of unbiased dramas with a sturdy feminine lead. Speaking of sturdy females, I prefer it when a girl stomps her excessive heel on my coin purse. Would that be in character, Don? Ooh, Riverdale! Hearing nice buzz round that. Buzz buzz! There’s additionally buzz that you just wish to be spanked with a copy of Forbes journal. Now, I like a girl to beat me mindless with a National Review whereas I urge her to cease! Whoo! Grace and Frankie! Two iconoclasts making their approach round San Diego. I additionally benefit from the occasional punch within the butthole! Whoo! Better Call Saul!
As I stated, this present is not hilarious, until you might be Trump deranged.
Each episode painted Trump, his household and cupboard members as shallow imbeciles or overzealous. They additionally go for the lamest, most evident jokes. For instance, John Kelly wears his full navy uniform, Melania is made out to be sad and a gold digging spouse sticking round for presents, and the Trump sons are loyal idiots for his or her father. It is precisely what I anticipated from Stephen Colbert. Maybe a future episode will embrace one thing mildly authentic in thought, however I received’t maintain out a lot hope of that.