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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:04 PM

Obama silences '1600 Penn' star Josh Gad

President Obama is so powerful that he even has the power to silence the very talkativeBook of Mormonstar Josh Gad.

Gad was at the White House this week for a special presidential screening of his new NBC comedy1600 Pennand found himself unable to speak when Obama introduced himself.

"I was thinking this is going to be amazing, I have so much I want to say. And he walks in and I literally freeze," says Gad. "He shakes my hand and says, 'So great to meet you. How you feeling? How you doing?' All I could say was, 'Um, um, I'm better now.'"

"Oh my God. I don't think I've been at a loss for words. I'm unfortunately very verbose too often," says Gad. "I don't know what his impression was but you are meeting the leader of the free world on his home turf. It's not something you can prepare for."
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2013/01/11/president-obama-josh-gad-1600-penn/1827637/

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Reply Obama silences '1600 Penn' star Josh Gad (Original post)
nmbluesky Jan 2013 OP
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #1
nmbluesky Jan 2013 #3
Control-Z Jan 2013 #17
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #2
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #4
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #8
KittyWampus Jan 2013 #12
Luminous Animal Jan 2013 #13
Cirque du So-What Jan 2013 #15
mwdem Jan 2013 #20
Cha Jan 2013 #6
KittyWampus Jan 2013 #10
Luminous Animal Jan 2013 #11
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #16
tridim Jan 2013 #5
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #7
KittyWampus Jan 2013 #14
Paulie Jan 2013 #9
Control-Z Jan 2013 #18
vanlassie Jan 2013 #19
Control-Z Jan 2013 #21
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #22

Response to nmbluesky (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:05 PM

1. OH, that's all...I thought you meant he had the Secret Service duct-tape Gad's mouth.

now THAT would be a "photo opportunity".

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:13 PM

3. Lol

But the show was so cheese

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:35 PM

17. I thought he told him to stop interrupting

or something like he did with the press when they were rudely talking during a press conference last week (or was it the week before?). Lol.

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Response to nmbluesky (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:07 PM

2. This is a horrible show

 

I watched one episode of it. I won't be watching any more of it.

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Response to sad-cafe (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:16 PM

4. The biggest problem is, the show kind of needed to have Romney win to be viable.

It just doesn't work with THIS president in office, on many, many levels(though they did rip-off the "threaten the daughter's boyfriend with a drone attack" joke from Obama).

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:46 PM

8. I would rather have a bad TV show

 

than a Romney presidency.

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Response to sad-cafe (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:04 PM

12. Good point. We can turn the tv off.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:04 PM

13. And it wasn't funny when Obama said it.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:09 PM

15. You may be on to something

After all, this sitcom was likely 'in the can' before the election. Could it be that network execs were already banking on a RawMoney win?

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:13 PM

20. I think they were counting on a Romney win...

they thought wrong.

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Response to sad-cafe (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:18 PM

6. I started to watch it online.. and

shut it down. It was painful. Ouch.

"Scandal" with Kerry Washington is about D.C. politics including the White House and is actually interesting.

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Response to sad-cafe (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:03 PM

10. How far did you get? I watched maybe 5 minutes. It was very, very bad.

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Response to sad-cafe (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:03 PM

11. Same here. Remarkably inane.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:25 PM

16. It would be great, given that Jenna Elfman is in the role, if they had a plot line

where the First Lady joins a cult, though.

Is that too much to dream of?

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Response to nmbluesky (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:16 PM

5. Unfortunately the show is really bad. I'm talking "Manimal" bad.

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Response to tridim (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:19 PM

7. Could "1600 Penn" replace "Manimal" as the gold standard of bad? n/t.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:05 PM

14. No. It was very, very bad. But not the absolute bottom because there were a few funny bits

surrounded by a huge stinking pile of bad.

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Response to tridim (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:02 PM

9. Worse than Automan too?

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Response to nmbluesky (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:37 PM

18. I want another West Wing!

I have the entire collection and have watched it more than a few times. I loved the show and miss it very much.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:01 PM

19. Newsroom.

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:18 PM

21. Oh, yes!!

I've really enjoyed the show so far. Now awaiting the second season. I hope it's a longer season than the first which was crazy short, imo.

Walking Dead is the only other I can think of that I look forward to watching. And of course, they took a mid season hiatus. Once it's back on it will probably end after 3, maybe 4 shows at the most.

Cable television has its benefits, I guess. Large monthly fees. Shorter seasons. Terrible programs. Wait. Wat? Oh, yeah. I can watch marathons of Full House just about every day of the week.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:24 PM

22. I want a show that's sold with the following pitch:

"It's 'West Wing' meets 'Newsroom' meets 'Law & Order' meets 'M*A*S*H*...meets 'Family Guy' ".

(admit it...we'd ALL be there!).

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