NBC's ‘1600 Penn' comedy derided by Twittersphere

“1600 Penn,” NBC’s new “comedy,” premieres on January 10. Tonight, TV viewers were treated to a promo ad. Well, “treated” isn’t the right word. “Subjected” or “tortured” seems more appropriate judging from the response. The overwhelming Twitter verdict?

“Just awful.”

Here’s why “1600 Penn” was trending on Twitter this evening:

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  • http://twitter.com/BobCordon Bob Cordon

    Wow, sounds like a winner. Can’t wait to watch! lol

  • my preciousss!!

    1600 Penn cancelled before it is aired, due to poor ad reviews. (yess!!!)

  • POdVet

    I can just imagine it now…NBC Execs: Well they were dumb enough to believe our bs covering for Obama so, we just tell them this show is funny and they will believe that too!

  • Midnight Cow

    I liked 1600 Penn when it was Trey Parker’s idea 11 years ago, and the first-famiily sitcom was done right in the underappreciated “That’s My Bush.”

    • Zane Henry

      Regardless of how insipid that show was, I’d gladly return to a time when you could actively criticize the POTUS without causing a race war.

      I wonder if Obama walks around the WH muttering “It’s good to be the king” a la History of the World, Part 1.

    • Zane Henry

      Regardless of how insipid that show was, I’d gladly return to a time when you could actively criticize the POTUS without causing a race war.

      I wonder if Obama walks around the WH muttering “It’s good to be the king” a la History of the World, Part 1.

  • Hajjster

    Um, why are people watching TV?

  • Melissa Banowski Anger

    I think I lost a few IQ points watching that ad. But what would one expect watching anything from NBC.

  • Melissa Banowski Anger

    I think I lost a few IQ points watching that ad. But what would one expect watching anything from NBC.

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    The explanation lies in the conundrum which is the New Barack Channel.
    Since it is sacrilege to mock “The Black Muslim in The White House” (PBUH), producing a comedy on that topic is doomed to failure.

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    The explanation lies in the conundrum which is the New Barack Channel.
    Since it is sacrilege to mock “The Black Muslim in The White House” (PBUH), producing a comedy on that topic is doomed to failure.

  • lillymckim

    This is the first I have even heard about it.

  • tsluf273

    Nothing But Crap.

  • Jack Deth

    I haven’t been a fan of any prime time NBC show or series since ‘Hill Street Blues’ in the early 1980s. And the first three seasons of ‘Law & Order’ with Sgt. Max Greevy (George Dzundza) and A.D.A. Ben Stone (Michael Moriarty).

    Their track record of ‘comedies’ having the lifespan of a Mayfly might have something to do with it. Along with their ‘dramas’ that are far too liberal and left wing for my tastes.

  • Jack Deth

    I haven’t been a fan of any prime time NBC show or series since ‘Hill Street Blues’ in the early 1980s. And the first three seasons of ‘Law & Order’ with Sgt. Max Greevy (George Dzundza) and A.D.A. Ben Stone (Michael Moriarty).

    Their track record of ‘comedies’ having the lifespan of a Mayfly might have something to do with it. Along with their ‘dramas’ that are far too liberal and left wing for my tastes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G6NSU3W5VFVVPQDPQGPI3TXPIM rightofcenter

    I hope they cancel The New Normal. 100% trash starring that hateful witch Ellen Barkin. The only show I watch on NBC is Dateline.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G6NSU3W5VFVVPQDPQGPI3TXPIM rightofcenter

    NBC should change the format for The Biggest Loser from a weight loss reality show to an ongoing documentary about Obama.

  • Renny

    It looks like they were expecting Romney to win and this was going to be their ‘make him look like an idiot’ show. Eeeeeh. Fail.

    • marcellucci

      Maybe they need to ask Ted Turner to “colorize” it before it airs….

    • marcellucci

      Maybe they need to ask Ted Turner to “colorize” it before it airs….

  • Brian Roastbeef

    Didn’t see the ad but it’s doomed to failure coming out the gate. Lefties believe (since 2009) it’s unpatriotic, racist, and evil to criticize the President – even if the show has a white guy. Conservatives are too disgusted with what’s happening to the country to laugh at anything involving the office, not to mention distrustful of a network that’s done nothing but cover for the tin dictator we currently have in there.

  • Brian Roastbeef

    Didn’t see the ad but it’s doomed to failure coming out the gate. Lefties believe (since 2009) it’s unpatriotic, racist, and evil to criticize the President – even if the show has a white guy. Conservatives are too disgusted with what’s happening to the country to laugh at anything involving the office, not to mention distrustful of a network that’s done nothing but cover for the tin dictator we currently have in there.

  • maplebob23

    I don’t know if this is the worst sit-com ever. Anybody remember the one where the Russian gymnast defects from the Soviet Union and marries an American girl? Circa the late-1970s? Micki and Someone?

  • http://twitter.com/Phelpsy64 Disciple

    I gave up watching prime time tv years and years and years ago….lol

  • Guest

    Now get rid of “The New Normal”. Quit watching NBC. It’s nothing but smut.

  • Guest

    Now get rid of “The New Normal”. Quit watching NBC. It’s nothing but smut.