The Twittersphere wasn’t kind to “1600 Penn” when NBC dusted off the┬ácomedy in December to serve as a mid-season replacement. The show, co-created by Jon Lovett, a former speechwriter for President Obama, got a high-profile boost this week when it enjoyed a special screening in the real-life White House. Jenna Elfman, who stars as the first lady, tweeted her thanks today for the “overwhelmingly positive response” to the show.

To be fair, a lot of people seem to have enjoyed tonight’s episode, but “overwhelming” might be stretching things a bit. Maybe Elfman is tweeting in character, and as first lady has reviews like these screened out by staff members.

https://twitter.com/CowboyinEurope/status/289912931871760384

https://twitter.com/clayrelwof/status/289904532459225089

https://twitter.com/timschuda/status/289912710387335168

Maybe that’s the reason for the White House screening.

https://twitter.com/lacedsequins/status/289913244661981184

https://twitter.com/Patrick720/status/289913142069317633

https://twitter.com/stevewrightr/status/289906545989394433

How soon until we hear fans outside of NBC chanting, “Four more episodes!”

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    Never seen it and believe it or not never watched a single episode of West Wing either. Hollywood perverts everything they touch and way too many liberals think it is real. I can barely sit through any of the crap they put out and call entertainment. I also don’t watch reality TV would rather listen to some good music than watch people disrespect each other or wahhh about how they got cheated.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      They only made it in hopes of ridiculing Romney, had he made it to the White House. No way they’re edgy enough to make fun of a historically (half) black President.

      • michael s

        I suppose snl hasn’t made fun of Pres Obama for 5 yrs?

        • http://www.4chan.org/pol La’Milton

          Yeah, twice.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          Like they have other Presidents, including Billy Jeff Clinton? Hell no. They are scared shiiteless of the guy and he’s comedy gold.

    • Melanie Evans Woods

      I truly enjoyed The West Wing. The best part was listening to the Democratic characters introduce ideas and make points Republicans have been trying to make lately. I think it shows how twisted Dem leadership is today.

  • ElizCM

    NBC should pick up Last Resort to replace this show. Sad that the best show this year gets cancelled but this travesty is still on the air!

  • stuckinIL4now

    I feel my IQ falling whenever I see the previews of 1600 Penn and I can’t stand Jenna Elfman who has a penchant for appearing as really really lame characters in really really lame TV shows.

  • Brian Roastbeef

    I didn’t have much of an interest in seeing it when it started, but as there is nothing else I watch at 9:30 I just may have kept it on after The Office just to see how it was.

    I didn’t, for one reason: that de facto endorsement of the show from Obama. It might have only been one episode I watched. It might have only been five minutes of one episode that I watched, but any potential viewership on my part was undone by Barky.

    Anything endorsed by that douche, outside of golf and March Madness, isn’t likely to be anything I could enjoy.

  • Jack Deth

    NBC has a new show?

    Who knew?

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      it stars david gregory as a gun toting assassin.

    • mickeyco

      Who cares?

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    This show will run forever.
    “Why?”, you ask–
    Because, it will be a propaganda funnel.
    Just as the SNL character of Palin’s statements has replaced the reality thereof, this show’s characters will be used to paint opponents to the Progressive Agenda.

    So, in a sense, the “worse” it is the “better” it is.

    That’s why I’m sure this program will run until the pacification is complete.

    • TundraThunder

      You could also be describing MSNBC and CNN with your last 2 sentences.

  • Ralph_Gizzip

    Haven’t watched an NBC prime-time show in some years (except football) and from the sound of the folks tweeting about this show it looks like I haven’t missed anything.

  • http://www.pointsofcompass.blogspot.com joated

    One tweet above (Matt Solomon) said something about watching 3 minutes and concluding “it’s unconscionably unfunny.” I only watched a couple of the 30 second spots that aired during Sunday Night Football (Is there any other reason to tune in NBC? I don’t think so.) and came to the same conclusion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

    Compared to this pos Dharma and Greg looked like high art

    • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

      Well, that’s depressing!

  • lillymckim

    Just more unadulterated unoriginal crap from NBC. Garbage in garbage out.