I’d suspected The Cleveland Show was going to do that, they pretty much say as much in the pilot, “We’ve got a new black friend … Well, we’ve got a black President, maybe we can talk to him about that.” Thing is, I think Fox wants to appear edgy, without being edgy, and won’t let Seth McFarlane do it. Not that I really expect something really edgy.
I don’t know if The Boondocks is working on something for it’s adult swim show. I’ve been missing the newspaper cartoons lately, is Arron McGruder talking about Obama?
I wondered what The Chappelle Show would have done to satirize a black president. I wonder if Dave Chappelle is kicking himself for ending the show … or relieved that he’s not on the spot, for racial satire on someone who’s so well liked.
I remember, years ago, some famous Washington Post editorial cartoonist said, he couldn’t satirize Kennedy, there was nothing to work with … until the Bay of Pigs, and then he was relentless. Maybe Obama hasn’t done anything bad enough yet? What can you satirize … health care reform pushing it’s way through congress, winning the Nobel Peace prize, having a pleasant family…?