That's My Bush in 2004!

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  1. Kevin Porter

    Kevin Porter Supporting Actor

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    Yes that's right kiddos. That's My Bush the not so hit but hysterical Comedy Central sitcom is slated to be released during the 2004 elections. Nice timing! I'm guessing it will feature all 8 episodes on a 1 disc but hopefully 2-disc set. I am stoked!

    "Ya know, my penis is so big that movie theatres serve popcorn in small, medium, large, and...MY PENIS!!"

    P.S. Let's try to discuss this in a non-partisan way. No poltics.
     
  2. Dan Rudolph

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    The show was surprisingly apolitical, so that shouldn't be hard. South Park is a rather political show, so I expected when the creators did a show about Bush, it woulld be very political. It however, was not at all.

    I hope in the special features we get to see the tests with the Gore family.
     
  3. Kyle McKnight

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    Well, there is already this thread posted to just three hours ago with ongoing disussion. Don't know about politics though [​IMG]
     
  4. John Berggren

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    I'll buy TMB. I thought it was a funny show. Not a classic, but very amusing.
     
  5. MarkHastings

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  6. Rob Lutter

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    "One of these days Laura..."
    Audience: "I'm gonna PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE!"
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I guess I can finally retire my VHS in 2004 [​IMG]
     
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    hmmm...on another note, the stage play
    THE MADNESS OF GEORGE W. DUBYA
    is doing land-office business in London, is having to find a larger venue to hold the turn-away crowds, and is extending its run.

    I smell a BBC/A&E special edition in the works..

    http://www.msnbc.com/news/869186.asp
     
  8. Tom Rags

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    DISCLAIMER!!! I don't want to in any way get into political discussion at all, but I have a question:

    I never caught any episodes of TMB. If one were of a republican persuasion, would one still get a kick out of this show? Or is it simply more of a "making fun of certain individials" type of show? No need for examples, "yes its worth your time" or "no don't bother" would suffice. Like I say, I am not asking about anyone's political views. I'm simply asking if people of both parties would enjoy this show [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance for keeping the answer to my question away from politics.
     
  9. MarkHastings

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    Tom, Do you watch Saturday Night Live? TMB is very similar to the goofs that Will Ferrel used to do on SNL. I don't think they are down right insulting, they're meant in a satirical sense rather than a Bush bashing sense.

    I think the thing that saves the show is that they make EVERYONE dumb and goofy. Maybe if they just kept Bush dumb, it might bother you, but it's just too goofy to be taken any other way.

    Hopefully a republican can watch this show and laugh at his or herself. That's what comedy is all about, being able to laugh at yourself.
     
  10. Dan Rudolph

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    Except the show is really more a parody of sit-coms than anything political. Their basic strategy was to bring up a divisive political issue in a sitcom plot, then do a sitcom resolution that really says nothing.
     
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    They even had a Gore family cast. I hope they have test footage on the DVD.
     
  13. David Lambert

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    Back during the election aftermath, when we were all hanging (by a chad? [​IMG] ) as to who would be the winner, Trey and Matt were asked in an interview what they were gonna do about their proposed show featuring the new President...whichever it was going to be.

    The reply was, "They are both dumb boring people, and I don't think it will matter who wins". [​IMG]
     
  14. MarkHastings

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    Busting on the president has been around for years. They make it so easy for us to make fun of them [​IMG]
     
  15. Morgan Jolley

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    The thing that made the show so funny was that it was purely dumb humor that had no real reason behind it. They did something because it was funny, not to mock, be mean, or send a message (unless it's a universal one, like "sitcoms are stupid").

    In fact, That's My Bush was more to make fun of sitcoms than anything. They said that over and over. South Park makes fun of cartoons by being the anti-cartoon (it's barely even animated), so TMB did the same for sitcoms.

    And like Rob, I can soon retire my VHS recording of all 8 episodes from a marathon.
     
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  17. Tom Rags

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    Good stuff guys...thanks! I'll definitely be picking this one up.

    I would love to see the test footage of the Gore family, though [​IMG]

    -Tom
     
  18. Rob Lutter

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    What was the name of the Gore show? "What a Gore" (as in bore)? [​IMG]
     
  19. CharlesD

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    Yeah I think it was more of a sit-com parody than anything else. The point was only that the main character was "Insert Current President Here", it wasn't out be satire of the individual.
     
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