Eye put in a call yesterday to Comedy Central to find out more about Lil’ Bush: Resident of the United States, the network’s new half-hour animated series that follows the shenanigans of a grade-school Bush with pals Lil’ Rummy, Lil’ Cheney, and Lil’ Condi. Originally just a series of five-minute shorts available to Amp’ed mobile customers, Lil’ Bush will be stretched out to a half-hour and, according to Comedy Central Vice President of Communications Aileen Budow, make the move to television in the summer of ’07, in the prime 10pm-11pm slot next to South Park and the Daily Show. “It’s the first mobile program to ever become a network television series,” Budow added excitedly. “Immediately we wanted to do a development deal.”
The network describes Lil Bush as “Lil Rascals with the A-bomb,” and based on what Eye saw from the Amp’ed shorts on YouTube, the show is merciless at poking fun at President Bush—but reserves its greatest skewering for Jeb, the mutant moron of the family. Lil’ Cheney doesn’t speak so much as growl unintelligibly and foam at the mouth; Lil’ Condi has a crush on Bush and does all his homework.
It will be interesting to see if the television network version stays true to the Amp’ed mobile shorts; the original pilot for Amp’ed features a risqué comedic bit about Abu Ghraib. Check it out: