The Obamas Are Coming to Netflix. What Should They Produce?

Politicians in Trains Getting Ice Cream with Joe Biden, for Starters...

By Kady Ruth Ashcraft ·
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It was announced today that Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal with Netflix to “produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features." Thus, it is official. My two favorite things—the Obamas and not leaving my couch—have been combined into something that will surely kill me from happiness.

Little is known about this deal other than that it exists, and we won’t see any of its fruits until 2019 at the earliest. In the meantime, let's imagine what some of this content might entail... 

A Michelle Obama Toned Arms Fitness Video
You too can have toned arms like Michelle.

Barack Obama, Live at the Apollo
90 minutes of lovable Dad jokes and well-timed political humor, conceived with the help of those Pod Save America boys.

Saturnside with You
A futuristic space romance starring the young Barry and Michelle from Southside with You. Ah, you're thinking, this joke kind of makes sense now.

Politicians on Trains Getting Ice Cream
It's the same concept as Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but instead of Jerry Seinfeld it's Joe Biden, and instead of car it's a train, and instead of coffee it's ice cream, and instead of someone funny it's someone awful like Senate Majority Leader and Senior Mutant Ninja Turtle, Mitch McConnell.

Bo's Clues
A reboot of Blues Clues, starring Bo and Barack Obama, in the White House, where in this imaginary children's television show they live happily ever after. 

College Life: Malia
A redux of MTV's short-lived reality series, College Life, following Malia Obama as she navigates life, academics and romance at Harvard.

1600 for 1600
It's 30 for 30, but only for the people—writers, artists, activists, Kendrick Lamars—who Barack Obama is personally interested in.

The Secret Life of Pets, Pt. 2 
Which follows Bo and Sunny around the White House while everyone else is at the State of the Union.

Not-Charlie Rose
An interview talk show with the same serious novelists, journalists, actors and directors, hosted by not-same-Charlie Rose. This is right in Obama's wheelhouse.

It makes sense the Obamas would give their unofficial godsona half-hour each week to sing about Cheerios, walk back comments about Kanye and generally be an infectiously happy good dude.

Below Deck: Richard Branson
Produced by the same bozos who brought you Below Deck: Other Places on Bravo, this newest iteration takes you inside the legendary vacation the Obamas spent in the British Virgin Islands with Richard Branson, from the perspective of the hotel/boat's comely young employees.

My Date with the President's Daughter
A reboot of the timeless Will Friedle Disney Channel Original Movie, set in the Obama White House. How nobody has made this already is too difficult and painful to even fathom. 

Kady Ruth Ashcraft

Kady Ruth Ashcraft is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, and Amtrak Princess. Follow her on twitter @kadyrabbit and tweet her pictures of your pets.

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