The first episode of Stephen Colbert's new animated comedy series Our Cartoon President has been released online. Thanks to Showtime, fans can check out the first full-length episode ahead of its premiere, and anyone who watches the video below can expect to see the animated President Donald Trump simultaneously prepare for his big State Of The Union address, as well as his wedding anniversary. Check it out!
The first episode of Our Cartoon President offered an incredibly surreal and satirical take of the President's 2018 State of the Union address, and it's likely no coincidence that Showtime dropped the premiere a couple of days before the actual speech occurs. If President Donald Trump's actual address is anything close to what the show portrayed, politicians on both sides of the aisle will have a lot to look forward to. The real question is, can a fire truck fit so easily inside the United States Capitol building?
Hands down, though, the most bizarre and over-the-top sequence is animated-Trump's day-dreaming of the perfect speech. Here, Our Cartoon President satirized some hot-button controversies surrounding the President, but made him look all the more powerful because of them, starting off with his tax returns revealing he is the richest man in the world. Even Colin Kaepernick and other kneeling NFL players felt obligated to stand and salute the President and his accomplishments. Just in case anyone forgot this was fiction.
Some of Our Cartoon President's other out-there moments include Vice President Mike Pence discussing getting aroused from an audiobook, Ted Cruz breaking into the President's bathroom, and Donald Trump declaring the First Lady Melania will now be the national bird. Even beyond Stephen Colbert's involvement, it's probably obvious that Our Cartoon President's comedy skews towards those who aren't big fans of President Donald Trump. That said, some jokes in the first episode took jabs at notable Democratic party figures like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, but those gags were admittedly of the rarer variety.
It's all fairly expected, though, since Our Cartoon President hails from Stephen Colbert, who's made a splash on The Late Show and other past gigs by going heavy on political satire and commentary. Colbert has gained the ire of the President's supporters in the past with his content, and this animated series will certainly make its own polarizing waves. Donald Trump is known to comment on any form of media that revolves around him, but as of this writing, he has not remarked on the early release of Our Cartoon President's first episode.
Our Cartoon President officially premieres on Showtime on Sunday, February 11, at 8:00 p.m. ET. For more on upcoming television that may or may not be tied to our nation's President, head on over to our midseason premiere guide. For a sneak peek at how the President may respond to this new series, here's what he's had to say about Saturday Night Live in the past.