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December 21, 2011 10:46 AM   Subscribe

Marvin E. Quasniki officially announces his bid to be the next president of the United States.

The Nerdist family of podcasts (previously) launches its new YouTube channel by starting a campaign to elect a muppet to office.


Marvin wins the Iowa Republican Debate

Erin Burnett interviews Marvin on CNN
posted by cirrostratus (17 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
The takeaway youtube comment here is "It wouldn't be the first time we had a puppet for president."
posted by cirrostratus at 10:47 AM on December 21, 2011 [6 favorites]


What, me worry?
posted by infini at 10:51 AM on December 21, 2011


In real muppet candidate news Gary Johnson announced plans today to drop out of the GOP primary and seek the Libertarian nomination instead.
posted by 2bucksplus at 10:54 AM on December 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


Marvin speaks at greater length on the Nerdist podcast.

elect a muppet to office

Either he's not a Muppet, or Disney has gotten a lot more carefree with its trademarks.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 10:55 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


He knows what Americans want. And that is a single word repeated three times.

BELIEVE BELIEVE BELIEVE!
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 10:58 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


I hate to say it, but he seems like the candidate the GOP can't run anymore: A likable, simple guy without any controversial views.

Which is what could probably beat Obama. Instead, we only get candidates with far right crazy views, and Mitt Romney who is trying to play catchup on the craziness.
posted by mccarty.tim at 11:01 AM on December 21, 2011 [4 favorites]


Oh, didn't see the bit where he says "Put rich people in jail."
posted by mccarty.tim at 11:05 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Do you people outside of Iowa get to see GOP candidate ads before every youtube video? It's the perfect setup to these.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 11:07 AM on December 21, 2011


George Papoon for President.
Not Insane. Not Responsible.
posted by seanmpuckett at 11:09 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


"I have many views... Must of which you agree with."
posted by drezdn at 11:09 AM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Either he's not a Muppet, or Disney has gotten a lot more carefree with its trademarks.

Yeah, I had to look up "henson alternative" to see what exactly that meant. It's an interesting idea, but they don't appear to call their characters "muppets."

I've watched his debate footage a few times now, and his voice just kills me. He sounds like my dear (and departed) uncle, right down to "Steph-a . . . Steph . . . Stephalopoulos."
posted by gladly at 11:12 AM on December 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


So, Henson Alternative is a Jim Henson company that makes high quality NON-MUPPET puppet characters.

Got it.
posted by mccarty.tim at 11:17 AM on December 21, 2011


Unless I'm mistaken, Henson Alternative is also responsible for the live stage puppet improv show Stuffed and Unstrung. My sense is that the Henson folks said "Crap - Team America World Police, Crank Yankers, Greg The Bunny - there's a whole generation out there waiting for rowdier grown-up puppet stuff. Let's not let our grown-up Sesame generation get snatched out from under us."
posted by gusandrews at 11:19 AM on December 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


Disney: The Muppets and Bear in the Big Blue House

Sesame Workshop: Just about all of the Sesame Street characters.

The Jim Henson Company: Practically everything else Jim or Brian were involved in, including Fraggles, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Storyteller, and a bunch of other stuff.

The Jim Henson Company still keeps chugging away with new television production. Dark Crystal unfortunately is lost in production hell though.
posted by CBrachyrhynchos at 11:51 AM on December 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


A slight criticism, if I may. When puppeteering, remember the upper jaw moves far less than the lower jaw. I would vote for Quasniki, but all I seem to recall about his platform are a pair of bouncing eyeballs.
posted by Catblack at 12:52 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


What's sad is that this puppet makes as much sense as any of the republicans seriously running for office.
posted by crunchland at 12:53 PM on December 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Gary Johnson announced plans today to drop out of the GOP primary"

I had no idea this person was even running.

"Do you people outside of Iowa get to see GOP candidate ads before every youtube video?"

Fortunately, no. I had an ad for T-mobile.

"It wouldn't be the first time we had a puppet for president."

Nor likely the first time a candidate has had a fist up his ass.
posted by Mcable at 1:09 PM on December 21, 2011 [5 favorites]


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