Powered by i.TV
October 13, 2015

Beyond 'Mythbusters': More Possible TV Roles for President Obama

by Ryan McGee, posted Dec 7th 2010 1:30PM
Obama mythbustersDear President Obama,

This fall hasn't been the greatest for you or your administration. You yourself called the results of the midterm elections a "shellacking," a word that means the same to those in both blue and red states. You kowtowed compromised with Republicans on tax cuts. But I'm not here to give advice about your immediate political future: That's best left to the pundits.

But television? In that arena I know a little bit. And so I read with great interest the news that you would be making an appearance on the show 'Mythbusters.' (Wed., 9PM ET, Discovery).

If you're willing to appear on that show, perhaps you might be willing to put in some face time on a few other quality programs as well, Mr. President? Yes, yes, you're a busy man. But don't worry: we've put in the work for you.

What follows are several shows that could not only allow you to be seen by a wide audience, but also potentially educate the public on your personal history, your administration's goals and the inner workings of Washington itself. Feel free to consult your inner circle to determine which roles might be the best for you.

Since many of the presentations given to you contain visual aides in one form or another, my wife has kindly inserted you into each show in order to help best frame your final decision.

Glee Obama
It's pretty clear that your popularity could use a boost. Well, 'Glee' is about the most popular show on television right now. Ryan Murphy isn't exactly shy about stunt episodes, so I'm sure he could fit you in. Possible songs for you to sing: Re-Flex's 'The Politics of Dancing,' Kim Wilde's 'Kids in America' and ... well, pretty much anything by The Presidents of the United States.

'Modern Family'

Given the multicultural background of your own family, this show seems like a natural fit for you. For added kicks, you can ask John Boehner to appear with you and then make him fetch something from the second floor of the Dunphy household. More laughs than a St. Patrick's Day political breakfast!

'Sons of Anarchy'

Getting some of your legislation through Congress has been tough, even with what was once a supermajority. But just think how much easier your work could have been had Clay, Jax and Gemma had your back? If SAMCRO rolled into the chamber during a big vote, I'm pretty sure the House of Representatives would fall in line fairly quickly. And you know Tara would have your back in anything healthcare-related.

'Hawaii Five-0'

Makes sense to have you return to where you were born for an episode of the this popular CBS drama. Maybe Danno can help you locate that pesky birth certificate everyone claims doesn't exist?


You pride yourself on being able to see both sides of an issue. Well, there's no greater test of that than on this show, where two diametrically opposed sides are at war not over discretionary spending but existence itself. Think 2009's Beer Summit was tense? Try presiding over a face-to-face between the two Walter Bishops.

'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'

America needs help, Mr. President. And it needs that help fast. So who better to call in to help you than Ty Pennington and Company? If they can fix a dilapidated house in a week, imagine how much help they could be in fixing the economy? Changing the unemployment rate might be slightly more difficult than building a brand new duplex, but at least you'll have Ty's bullhorn to help you with your stump speeches during the rebuilding process.

'Dancing With the Stars'
Dancing With the Stars Obama
This is a cha-cha we can believe in, President Obama! All the energy you expound while on the campaign trail can stay as honed as your two-step if you choose to throw your hat into this particular ring. Look on the bright side: There's no possible way you could do worse than Tom DeLay did.

Weeds Obama
In the aftermath of the failure of Proposition 19 in California, maybe this isn't the best time to join the Botwin/Newman crew as they try to stay hidden from Esteban Reyes. Then again, perhaps participation in this show could further the debate more than a season's worth of "Meet the Press" appearances.

'Sarah Palin's Alaska'

On second thought: yea, never mind. This might not be the best idea.

What other shows are ripe for a guest appearance from President Obama? Share your shows and pitches below!

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum


Filter by:

After yesterday's mega-cave, the only appropriate role I can see for him is an adult version of Steve Urkel in some sort of "Family Matters" reboot/reunion.

December 08 2010 at 11:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

To bad the Gong Show isn't on anymore!!!!

December 08 2010 at 6:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Biggest loser

December 08 2010 at 6:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


December 08 2010 at 5:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

saul,that is your job

December 08 2010 at 1:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

So what's the myth that Adam and Jamie are supposed to prove or bust? Oh, let me guess. They're going to try and prove Obama is an American. I'll bet they bust that myth!

December 08 2010 at 12:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Wise Man

The birth certificate comment crossed the line. Its one thing to poke fun but it sounds like you are serious about that. There is no evidence what so ever to suggest that President Obama was not born in America.

December 08 2010 at 12:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

truth or dare... no wait that would be fatal

December 07 2010 at 11:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The SOB should stay in DC and do his job. He is either on vactaion or appearing on TV.... WTF over? Hey Mr. President, do your damn job!

December 07 2010 at 11:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He should appear on the Judge Alex show because of his crimes to the USA.

December 07 2010 at 11:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Follow Us

From Our Partners