'Obamourage' cartoon is one big pop culture gag
When the marketing team at Stun Creative set out to start its Internet-only cartoon called "Obamourage," the goal was to not make it overly political.
Right. That's pretty easy for "Bugs Bunny" and "Mickey Mouse," but tends to get tough when the starring cast consists of key members of the White House Cabinet.
The new sort-of-political Web show pulls obvious influences from the HBO show "Entourage," putting caricatures of President Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rahm Emanuel (oh, and a flamboyant dog for some reason) into completely absurd situations.
In the first episode, Obama puts Biden in charge of running the country for one minute during a presidential colonoscopy. Of course, Biden destroys the Western world.
The super-short episodes are good for a quick laugh and poke fun at ultra-topical events. Since releasing just three episodes, the show's creators have launched into five-second gags about Conan O'Brien, Tiger Woods and the underwear bomber, to name a few.
"Obamourage" contains select bits of fairly risqué humor. If you're easily offended, you may want to stick with "Scooby-Doo."
-- Mark Milian
Image credit: Stun Creative