This episode made me laugh and go “what?” all at the same time. The episode opens up with what Mergatroid is saying the title of the episode and the hilarity commences. The President-elect broke the rule that parents tell their children not to do regarding phones. Richard Duncan decided to create his own cabinet, because he felt sorry for mergatroid. The plot aside, this episode really made me laugh out loud (LOL… yes I just spelled out one of the most common IM chat lingo, deal with it). The funniest parts were the puns *dramatic gopher music.* I mean with lines like “secretary of the fence” you can’t help but laugh, even though the punchline is so corny. You’re laughing with, not at the joke.
And who doesn’t want tartar sauce with their congressional herring? I’m sure it tastes just like swordfish.
The first episode of Mike Murphy’s comedy series, The Administration, is a great combination of politics and comedy. I know, I was shocked too when I found out one doesn’t imply the other.
Anyway, the story is about a less than competent President-elect who makes the worst president seem like the second worst president (Best simile ever). The first episode picks up after Richard Duncan learns he’s won the election by a mere toss of a coin. How this came to be is pushing the boundaries of what would actually happen in that kind of scenario, in fact I’m sure it’s completely false. By itself it would’ve taken me out of the story, but the context and it’s placed in is so hilarious that you can’t help but laugh and accept it. The acting was hilarious as well, in a good way.
The episode continues with Richard Duncan giving his advisor, Mergatroid (yes, that’s his name), so much to deal with you think anyone would have quit by now. Perhaps there’s more to Mergatroid than meets the eye? (Did I just make a Transformer’s reference?) Anyone in his shoes has to have a reason for sticking by the man. It may be family or business, I don’t know. But, seeing as this is the first episode I’ll suspend my disbelief.