Friday, April 20, 2007

Lil’Bush Makes the Big Time on Small Screen

By: Ryan Ball

In what may be a TV first, Comedy Central’s new series Lil’ Bush (which premieres in June) comes to TV by way of mobile devices such as web-enabled cell phones. The property began as mobisodes seen on 2” mobile screens.

The show follows the misadventures of Lil' George Bush and his precocious pals Lil' Condi, Lil' Rummy and the unintelligible, foul-mouthed wisecracker Lil' Cheney. They're like the Lil' Rascals except they access to weapons of mass destruction. And instead of getting into mischief and learning stuff from other kids in the neighborhood, the little people in Lil’ Bush square off with rivals such as Lil' Kim Jong-Il and Lil' John Kerry. As with the venerable series The Simpsons, this one features celebrity guest voices while pushing the social satire envelope.

Each week the show follows the Lil' gang (along with irascible dad George Sr., sweetly sinister Bar, and dumb as paint Jeb) as they get mixed up in all sorts of crazy adventures from taking a field trip to Iraq to just taking crank. This show will probably not end up on any top ten list of the Republican National Committee—unless it’s an enemies list.

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