Parents' Guide to

Our Cartoon President

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Silly presidential satire has mature language, decent jokes.

TV Showtime Comedy 2018
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+
This is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time. It’s all I can do to not cry at the reality. America... your president is a nightmare. If I had a vote, I could help but I can only watch from Canada. May god bless you all.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

Funny, but gets old very quickly.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (5 ):

This well-written comedy is hampered by two issues: many of the jokes are almost literally ripped from the headlines, and a real-life loose-cannon president isn't that funny. Thus, even though the gags are strong, the show is realistic enough that the whole endeavor comes off as slightly depressing -- or possibly offensive, depending on your political bent. Trump is characterized as boastful, witlessly optimistic, even quite dumb. "We are one year into my presidency and it's time to admit I'm absolutely crushing it," he says from beneath his hair swoop.

The more you pay attention to White House goings on, the funnier you're likelier to find Our Cartoon President -- non-followers of politics may have to scramble to understand why it's funny that Karen Pence admits her favorite designer is the "Cracker Barrel gift shop" or that Trump relates the triumphant story of his presidential election repeatedly in meetings. Still, just as Colbert (and before him Jon Stewart) helped fans cope with distressing daily news, so does this show make light of very heavy news stories. And in an era when the federal administration gives humorists plenty to work with, that may be something certain viewers will appreciate very much.

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