Obama TV miniseries in the works, we offer our help with casting

by editor on May 10, 2010

Open TV & Film, a British production company, is working on a TV miniseries based on Barack Obama’s run for the presidency as described in Newsweek journalist Richard Woolfe’s book Renegade: The Making of a President.

“It is early days,” Simon Shaps, chairman of Open said, “but we are sure there will no shortage of ideas for who plays the President.”

Since our British cousins probably aren’t as highly attuned to American culture and politics as we are here at IHateTheMedia.com, the least we can do is offer them a few casting tips. One might even say absolutely perfect casting tips.

And while we’re in a helpful mood, we thought we might suggest a new name for the miniseries, too. They can’t name it Renegade, because that was the name of a horrible syndicated show starring Lorenzo Lamas back in the ’90s. So may we humbly suggest a far more appropriate name: The Left Wing.

Please send a limo and four tickets to the premiere party to IHateTheMedia.com, Mr. Shaps.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, let’s roll the credits for The Left Wing, starring:

Barack Obama Will Smith

Will Smith as Barack Obama. In Ali, he played The Greatest. Now he’ll play The One.

Michelle Obama Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing as Michelle Obama. Sure, former NBA great Ewing will have to spend some time in the gym to match Michelle’s arms, but we’re confident he can pull it off.

Hillary Clinton Chastity Bono

Chastity Bono as Hillary Clinton. One has emasculated every man she’s ever met, the other emasculated herself. Empathy will make Chastity the perfect choice to play Hillary.

Janet Napolitano Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono as Janet Napolitano. Bono makes his/her television debut in a dual role sure to win him/her an Emmy.

Eric Holder Stedman Graham

Stedman Graham as Eric Holder. To tell you the truth we’re not even sure which is which.

Robert Gibbs Kevin James

Kevin James as Robert Gibbs. Start engraving our names on the Emmys, because this casting is, in a word, inspired.

Nancy Pelosi Katherine Helmund

Katherine Helmund as Nancy Pelosi. Helmund’s work in the Terry Gilliam film Brazil makes her a natural to play Pelosi.

Harry Reid Granny Beverly Hillbillies

Irene Ryan (Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies) as Harry Reid. Two words: dead ringers.

Tim Geithner Beavis

Beavis as Tim Geithner. Heh-heh-heh-heh.

John Davidson as John Edwards. The same boyish good looks. The same shock of hair. The same winning smile. Oh, sure, Davidson is dead. But so is Edwards’ career.

Joe Biden Ted Knight

And special guest star Ted Knight as Joe Biden. Both men live by the same credo: Open mouth, insert foot.

Feel free to leave additional casting ideas in the Comments section.

H/T: Deadline.com

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Dee Mac May 10, 2010 at 5:16 am

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The tears are flowing and we are having a great laugh over here. Great picks.

I thought you were going to pick Will Ferrell for Napolitano since he was perfect for Janet Reno, but the Bono he/she is much better and gives it a chance to establish a career.

The Ewing pick is a bit insulting, but maybe Sasquatch isn’t ready for that kind of exposure and Mrs. Dear Leader’s roll as organic gardener-healthy eating expert-nasty fashion wearer might be better handled by a human. Therefore, Patrick hopefully will see it in his heart to forgive y’all. I know she can post up and has as many NBA titles.

Jim J May 10, 2010 at 6:37 am

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Obama picked Mike Myers as his nomination for Supreme Court? Wow! I loved that guy in his Austin Powers movies, but he’s Canadian…. Oh, thats not him? Oops. Sorry Ms. Kagan.

Norm56 May 10, 2010 at 6:38 am

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Is his agenda so dead you had to cast that many corpses to the roles? Or is it Corps? I am so confused…but then, so is the President!

Ray May 10, 2010 at 6:48 am

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matthew s harrison May 10, 2010 at 9:35 am

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Have you guys heard from Pat Ewing’s people yet? If not-it is coming!
Too funny-best laugh of the day so far, other than barry’s SCOTUS pick that is!

ocmadam May 10, 2010 at 10:28 am

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Where do you come up with this stuff? Brilliant!

Jimbo May 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm

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Truly inspired. I had a great laugh with Beavis as the Tax Cheat. “I need TP for my TARP.”

Big Al May 10, 2010 at 4:01 pm

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Obungler should play himself. Time spent outside the Oval Office might slowdown the destruction of the country. Also he should golf everyday and take up a hobby like building mosques out of popsickle sticks.

moudoka May 10, 2010 at 5:00 pm

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I laughed, this is a great cast. The choice for Reid was perfect too. Although, I’m not sure about the Nancy Pelosi one. I would think that any standard-sized brick would just about sum up her wit, and consequently, could probably act better too.

I’m just waiting for the last line… “A Mel Brooks Production”

SCDiver May 12, 2010 at 5:41 am

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Is it just me or does it look like she’s overdosed on shock therapy?

What a freak…

BTW, your comment about the brick had me cracking up! Good one!

connor May 10, 2010 at 7:53 pm

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its scary how much they all look alike lol

Marco Argueta May 27, 2010 at 9:57 pm

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tha’s so funny, nice cast!!!

jpo June 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm

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dumb. not funny just offensive. people will do anything to make themselves feel better about their bitterness toward Obama. Such a shame

Notsosilent June 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm

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Another libturd heard from….The shame is people who voted for president Obutthead in the first place, shame on them for being fooled by all that hopey changey bullshit. If you were dumb enough to buy that, I got a bridge to sell you.

flashingscotsman June 28, 2012 at 7:04 pm

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Libs are far too easily offended. Pull that broomstick outta yer ass, jpo. Relax a bit.