Presidential candidates are
just like us! They like to sack out in front of the TV with a bag of
Cheetos and the remote, too. Or, well, so they told
earlier this month. Several of the top presidential contenders, both
Democratic and Republican, shared their tube-time schedules. The answers
weren’t too surprising. Familiar favorites, family fare and the like.
So in the interest of broadening their horizons, I’ve compiled a list
of their current TV habits and shows they should consider checking out. I consider
it my patriotic duty to get them matched up with the right programs.
Does Watch: HGTV makeover
shows, American Idol,
Grey’s Anatomy, Dancing With the Stars
and her all-time TV favorite, The Ed Sullivan Show.
Should Watch: Wonder
Woman. Breaking glass ceilings and traveling in glass jets. It’s
the perfect preparation for a spin on Air Force One — again. Plus, what
president couldn’t use that Golden Lasso?
Does Watch: SpongeBob
SquarePants and his all-time favorites, M*A*S*H and The
Should Watch: Dude,
she is standing right there next to you. Don’t make Oprah angry;
you wouldn’t like her when she’s angry.
Does Watch: Boston
Legal and his guilty pleasure, “Fred Thompson
on Law & Order.”
Should Watch: I like
John, but I can’t be the only one who thinks he is a doppelganger for
Does Watch: The Colbert
Report, The Daily Show, The Tonight Show, Late Show
and Saturday Night Live — and he doesn’t even mind being the butt of
their punch lines. “I take what I do seriously, but I don’t take myself
Should Watch: The
Littles. Hey, that’s not a slam. It’s a how-to guide for navigating
the world when you’re vertically challenged.
Does Watch: Prison
Break, “because, as a fellow prisoner, I always dreamed and plotted
how I would break out of the Hanoi Hilton.”
Should Watch: Sesame
Street, because he has seemed extra Oscar-the-Grouch-ish lately and
looks like he could use a sunny day or two.
Does Watch: SportsCenter,
because he needs to “to stay up on my Titans, Vols, Vanderbilt and,
of course, my Memphis Tigers.”
Should Watch: Law
& Order, because that’s where we wish he would have stayed.
Should Watch: Big
Love (sorry, I couldn’t resist.)