Our Cartoon President – Series Premiere Discussion

**Premise:** The animated parody about the 45th president and his White House was executive produced by Stephen Colbert, R.J. Fried, and Chris Licht.

**Subreddit:** | **Network:** | **Premiere date:** | **Metacritic:**
**/r/OurCartoonPresident**|[Showtime](http://www.sho.com/our-cartoon-president) | February 11, 2018 | [43/100](http://www.metacritic.com/tv/our-cartoon-president)


* [IMDb](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7689460/)
* [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Cartoon_President)
* [Trailer](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=260mj1dmJhU)
* [Episode 1](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbrdfG6CX68)

Episode 2 has also aired.

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17 thoughts on “Our Cartoon President – Series Premiere Discussion

  1. sbb618 February 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    The character design is pretty cool. Outside of that……eh.

  2. tuberippin February 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    Really feel like making this a standalone show was a poor choice.

  3. nintrader February 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    We watched the preview episode on fios and got bored about 10 or so minutes in and turned it off. My goodness, this was stunningly dull. There were definitely a few good zingers here and there, but the whole thing is mostly people sitting/standing around and talking, which I feel is a waste of the animation medium. There was really nothing going on that couldn’t have been done *for probably cheaper* in live action, and the large majority of the jokes were things that have already been done. If you’re gonna do *cartoon* Trump, make it wacky cartoon stuff, like maybe he’s in a Scooby Doo Mystery, but it’s how Trump would react to it, don’t just make a dull sitcom in the White House, we’ve seen that comedy before. Or what if it was like Tom and Jerry with Trump chasing down (thing he hates) but (thing he hates) gets the upper hand. It also *really* did not need to be *30 minutes long*. I think if they pared it down to 10 minutes, they might actually have something palatable.

    The one thing I will say for it is that the art was on point. The actual animation looked pretty cheap, but the characters were really well drawn and appealing. Jeff Sessions as weird Keebler Elf thing was funny, and the horrifying turtloid Mitch McConnell was a good goof, as was sleepy Ben Garrison. The background art also looked really nice as well. Overall thoughu, it felt like a wasted opportunity. When you do a cartoon, it could *literally be about anything*, but they chose to do stuff that’s been done over and over again before, and usually better.

  4. deebasr February 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    I made it to minute 13. It felt MUCH longer. The only joke I laughed at was at 6:38.

  5. MrTwo-Face February 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    I kinda like it. Some of the humor is too heavy handed, but it seems like a fun show to have on in the background.

  6. Heraclitus94 February 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    Because if there’s one thing we don’t have enough of in this world, it’s TV Shows solely devoted to making fun of President Trump!

  7. Futanari_Calamari February 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    It’s alright I guess. There were a few funny moments.

    I **really** like the character designs though.

  8. hellspyda February 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    This was pretty excellent

  9. Henry_Burris February 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    Stephen Colbert isn’t subtle at all, with his hatred of the president, so this just seems like it’ll be the lowest level of Trump jokes to cash in on the success of the ratings spike the late night host has had since Trump became president.

  10. TheCozyConsoleNook February 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    Holy fuck does Stephen Colbert go a single minute of his life without frothing at the mouth about the President and displaying the worlds most terrifying case of Trump Derangement Syndrome? Dude is a fucking joke these days.

  11. SindreGud February 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    This show should have come out 1-2 years ago, all the jokes have been made a 1000 times already.

  12. Leftovertaters February 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    No thanks. Got tired of snl’s skits after about the 10th one. I’m sure they’re alright but America has major Trump fatigue.

  13. Jorge777 February 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    It’s good to hear that Stephen Colbert is working on this series. Colbert is a genius in the highest order! I’ve seen the trailer for it and it looks very funny. I myself was inspired to make my own cartoon series by the current presidents incompetence and I did 14 episodes including one called “Donnie and His Gang In Prison” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PChiglz68FM

  14. AlexB9598W February 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    [I just wanna share this screenshot from the second episode, because lord do those hot dogs look like clip art](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/357647945950035970/412424901840994314/unknown.png). I get that this is meant to be a show akin to South park in terms of being animated very close to airtime, but it just stood out like a sore thumb.

    Only small bright spot in terms of characters were Griffin Newman as Jared Kushner, aka the “why am I here?” character, but they’ve only given him brief runs which hasn’t killed the joke just yet.

    Ted Cruz, meanwhile, has already overstayed his welcome two eps in, the fast-talking wacky invader of privacy bit is already old.

  15. NotARussianTrollDoll February 12, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    Am I really the only person who likes this show? I mean, it’s not the next cartoon that will last 29 seasons, but it will always have fresh material while Trump is in office, and I’ll definitely watch it. Are all the people talking shit just Trump loving trolls or what? Unless you’re pro-trump What’s not to like, at least compared to all the other shit on TV? It’s kinda like family guy, it makes light of all the horrible shit that goes on in the world, it makes you laugh and you can just kinda sit back and enjoy. there were a few jokes that really made me laugh. I hope it doesn’t get cancelled until trump leaves office.

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