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.

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

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.

    • 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?

        • La’Milton

          Yeah, twice.

        • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brian Mouland

    Compared to this pos Dharma and Greg looked like high art

    • Randi Starr

      Well, that’s depressing!

  • lillymckim

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