Short-Lived Shows: That's My Bush!
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone wanted to do a live-action sitcom that would poke fun at sitcom clichés. It wasn't until later that they decided to make George W. Bush and the White House the focus of the show. This may have seemed like an easy shot at GW and his republican constituents, but the reason the show didn't air until 2001 was because both Stone and Parker were waiting to see who won the 2000 election so they knew whether the show would be about GW Bush or Al Gore. The show became That's My Bush! and yes, the euphemism was intended. It wasn't the first or last time the show would use the double meaning of "bush" for comic effect.
The show, as I mentioned, was really a spoof of sitcoms. If you weren't in on the joke, however, it was easy to see it as just another lame comedy, rather than a comedy pretending to be lame to demonstrate how lame comedies can be. Perhaps that was asking for too much from an audience that just wanted to be entertained and not have to think. The result was a show that critics more or less loved while regular viewers simply yawned and changed the channel.