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Thats My Bush!, the live-action series from South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, offers a glimpse of life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as George W. makes his debut in his very own prime time television show. The challenge to the countrys newest President is in balancing the volatile issues of the day with his equally demanding personal life in this parody of the classic sitcom genre.
From the creators of South Park, That's My Bush is two--two!--parodies in one. Matt Stone and Trey Parker take aim at both President George W. Bush and the two-camera sitcom. (Not necessarily in that order.) The acting is over-the-top, the laugh track is on steroids, and George (Timothy Bottoms, The Last Picture Show) is more dopey husband than dopey leader. He even has his own Ralph Kramden-like catch phrase: "One of these days, Laura, I'm gonna punch you in the face!" Laura Bush (Carrie Quinn Dolin) is the brains behind the marriage, while Karl Rove (Kurt Fuller, Auto Focus) is the brains behind the Oval Office. The West Wing is rounded out by sexy secretary Princess (Kristen Miller), sassy housekeeper Maggie (Marcia Wallace, The Bob Newhart Show), and wacky neighbor Larry (John D'Aquino). Though That's My Bush! may sound like liberal propaganda, Stone and Parker throw darts at the Left, too, like the surly pro-choice activist in the pilot ("An Aborted Dinner Date").
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
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 7 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 7 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 9 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 10 months ago by J. Lang
This show was an ambitious start of a new sitcom, but then 9/11 happened. No more show. Instead, SNL saw its revival making fun of Bush. This show did it betterPublished 12 months ago by juancarlos