That's My Bush! The Definitive Collection
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That's My Bush! ran for eight episodes, all pre-9/11, before Comedy Central pulled the plug, citing cost concerns rather than low ratings. Topics tackled include the death penalty, gun control, and the war on drugs. If the humor isn't always as "gut-busting" as its writers, including Tony Barbieri (Windy City Heat), seem to think, the show provides Bottoms with one of his best roles. Next to Homer Simpson and Al Bundy, it's hard to imagine a more hapless hubbie. This two-disc collection includes mini-commentaries (a few minutes a pop) from Stone, Parker, and the entire cast on each episode. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
- 8 episodes on two discs
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Rather, the show is a parody of formulaic television. The premise is a standard family situation comedy about an ordinary doofus whose job just happens to be President of the United States. Tour groups walk through the living room during family fights. An obnoxious neighbor walks right in whenever he likes. The laugh track is one of the most important elements of the show, over-reacting to deliberately lame jokes and supplying dirty hoots whenever the president's dumb blonde secretary walks into a room. There's a tagline (clearly inspired by The Honeymooners) repeated at the end of every episode, with the "audience" joining in: "One of these days, I'm gonna punch you right in the face."
Each episode combines a serious topic with a timeworn TV situation: drug control and trouble with the mother-in-law, or missile defense and an illegal cable-TV hookup. Don't expect any light to be shed on the serious topics. It's all played for laughs.
If you're easily offended, save your money. There aren't many subjects Matt Stone and Trey Parker consider off-limits. The show isn't as scatological as South Park, but if you're prone to offense-taking, Stone and Parker are out to get you, and they're almost certainly going to succeed. If you can take it, there is some hilarious stuff here.
It's good there were only 8 episodes -- many more would have run the risk of turning it into one more goofy situation comedy.
Each episode includes an audio commentary track with Stone and Parker, and another commentary track with the entire regular cast.Read more ›
The issues were complex: Star Wars works and Bush accidentally hits the button. George talks to Ms. Cleo and she says he is in danger - so he bans the NRA and gets a visit from Moses. Pro-life/Pro-Choice - the horror of an abortion that lived versus a woman who says her body is her own. George and Laura's cat is ancient and they decide it is suffering, so they call in Dr. Death to help their cat go out in style.
There are only eight of these episodes and the plotlines are a little more complex than this, but the eight are a must see for anyone that wants a good laugh and doesn't want to be preached to in their political satire. In addition, there are a lot of extras on the disk that are funny and rewarding, making this buy a great buy for fans of Parker and Stone and for those who do not like them as well.
It is something different - this isn't one of their movies, is not South Park, and is even good to go back to when the day is young and you want to remember something better from 2001.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An amazingly funny series that captures the quirky behavior of the Bush administrationPublished 2 months ago by Vitr Fouka
Very funny. I like the episode regarding the Alaska drilling. I don't like the part when Pres. Bush says to Laura..."one of these days, I will punch you in the face. Read morePublished 11 months ago by tpalma
Love it, love it, love it. Can't put it into words. Poking fun at the sitcom of the time puts me I'm stitches. Love the pre Team America puppetry. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bee
My husband remembered this series and I was lucky enough to find it..Satirical, irreverent, hilarious! The DVD arrived a day ahead of time and was exactly what we wanted. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Julie Dixon
If you were a fan of That's My Bush! when it first aired, you definitely owe it to yourself to check out this set. You get all the episodes along with cast and crew commentary. Read morePublished 14 months ago by J. Lang