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Ted Cruz, Clinton, Bush Star in CNN's 'Too Many Cooks 2016' Parody

By    |   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 09:57 AM

Ted Cruz is featured alongside a crowded cast of 2016 presidential candidates, Super PAC donors, and foreign leaders in a new spoof video made by CNN titled, "Too Many Cooks 2016."

According to The Huffington Post, the video is an election-themed riff on a very bizarre dark comedy short, "Too Many Cooks," broadcast by the Adult Swim TV network in November.

The original "Too Many Cooks" is a send up of family sitcoms in general, and is comprised entirely of an 11-minute title sequence that seemingly never ends. Literally dozens of characters are introduced with fake opening credits as a cloying sitcom theme song plays over and over and over until the whole thing breaks down into madness.

The short video was praised for its hipness, post-modernist point of view, and general outlandishness, so many were surprised when CNN — a highly sober news outlet — decided to debut its own, election-themed version of the video this past Thursday.

In the CNN version, every potential presidential candidate whose name has been bandied around by the media is introduced — sitcom style — with the cheesiest video footage the network's editors could find. The result is a six-minute video that anticipates the slog of the upcoming election cycle, and expresses both celebration and exasperation at the very thought of it all.

"I don't know how much we'll do videos exactly like this, but we'll have to see," Chris Moody, a senior digital correspondent at CNN and the video's creative director, told the Post.

"We'll take it as it goes, and if someone on the team has a really good idea that can resonate and also tell a story... I think we'll certainly look at it."



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