Monday, January 12, 2015

Presidential Bloopers (1999)

Director: ???

Writers: Lorna Anozie, Mike Jerrick

Composer: ???

Starring: Mike Jerrick

More info: IMDb

Tagline: A hilarious look at our nation's leaders

Plot: A look back at some of the funniest presidential moments in history.

My rating: 4/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Bloopers are fun.  Seeing political leaders screw up is even better because most of them are full of shit most of the time.  If you like that obnoxious show AMERICA'S FUNNIEST VIDEOS then you're going to love this.  I didn't and it's not because of the content.  It's the horrendous cartoon-y sound effects, silly music and stupid commentary by the host.  I'd rather watch the funny bits on their own merit.  This video also repeats clips which isn't necessary when you've only got 42 minutes to fill.  And there's more than a few clips that aren't even bloopers but instead are well-known politicians (mostly presidents and vice-presidents) cracking wise. That's all fine and good but with all of the other obnoxious things this video presents it just adds up to either a desperation to fill 42 minutes or a lack of talent in the production team.  Ronald Reagan comes off best overall.  He's hilarious.  Seeing Nixon play the piano for Pearl Bailey and hang out with Sammy Davis Jr. was a hoot and the bit with Chris Farley and Newt Gingrich was a riot.   Fortunately you don't have to pony-up the dough for the Time Life DVD to watch it, just check it out on YouTube above.  And I'm sure you can find every single clip from this video online and without the bullshit noises added for this release. 

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