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Old 08/24/2008, 9:54 AM
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Default Season 14 Premiere Information - Who's Gonna Play the New Prez?

Okay, so that title is a little misleading... although, one of the two men these impressions are of will be hailed as the new President of the United States in a few months.

With the season 14 premiere a mere few weeks away, what better time to give you the first piece of information we have been made aware of regarding what you can expect to see? While most of us have grown used to Keegan Michael Key's Barack Obama and Nicole Parker's Hilary Clinton impressions over the last two years, with Hilary now out of the running, its time for the show to introduce an impression of Republican candidate John McCain to feature in the shows political satire.

In true MADtv tradition, the show is taking a big risk by casting someone none of us expected would ever be cast for the role. Perhaps it is a response to the controversial casting of Fred Armisen as Obama on SNL, perhaps he was just the best suited person for the job, perhaps it was neither of these things... but I can now reveal to you that none other than Bobby Lee will be debuting his John McCain impression in episode #1401. Also making their first mark in the presidential stakes will be Arden Myrin's Nancy McCain and Erica Ash's Michelle Obama impression.

Here's what FOX's official release has to say about the premiere:
MADtv returns for a 14th season of off-the-wall humor and side-splitting laughs. Keegan-Michael Key and Erica Ash are "Barack and Michelle Obama" and they join Bobby Lee and Arden Myrin as "John and Cindy McCain" on a spoof of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: PRESIDENTIAL EDITION. The McCains try to impress the judges with their waltz as the Obamas try to win votes with their hip-hop number on the season premiere episode of MADtv airing Saturday, Sept. 13.
Just to remind you all, the new cast of regulars includes returning favorites Crista Flanagan, Keegan Michael Key, Bobby Lee, Arden Myrin, Nicole Parker and Johnny Sanchez. They will be joined by Matt Braunger and new featured players Erica Ash, Eric Price and Lauren Pritchard. The season premiere is on September 13th this year, and the show will, hopefully, be taking a step back towards the favored format by being shot, in part, in a brand new theatre. So those of you who were left disappointed by season 13, give this new season a chance before you pull the plug completely. You may be pleasantly surprised!

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Old 08/24/2008, 10:03 AM
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The season premiere is on September 13th this year, and the show will be taking a step back towards to favored style by being shot, in part in a brand new theatre. So those of you who were left disappointed by season 13, give this new season a chance before you pull the plus completely. You may be pleasantly surprised!
Thank the heavens for that! Wow!

Oh..and Bobby as McCain...? This is a must see...

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I think, with enough makeup, Bobby can definitely pull off John McCain.
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Yay, we're getting some sketch information about the premiere, (only three weeks to go)

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i say bobby lee
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Old 08/24/2008, 5:37 PM
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Maybe they are doing this for publicity reasons. Think about it, when Fred Armisen was chosen as Obama people cried out about it (at least a few). Maybe MAD is hoping for the same thing, but this sounds like it is going to be funny. Bobby, a short Asian guy (if he's not covered in 5 pounds of face makeup), playing McCain, and old, white guy. I am excited to see how he will pull this off.

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LOL @ Bobby being cast as John McCain. This I gotta see!

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any word on the theme song? It may seem little, but that's important to me, I want the old one back, that help set the mood for the show!

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any word on the theme song? It may seem little, but that's important to me, I want the old one back, that help set the mood for the show!
The theme song is super important to the show. I miss coming back from a commercial break and hearing "You are now watching MADtv" or "MAD!". Also, the main credits need to be WAAAAAY different from last season. I liked season 12's credits. It made the show better somehow. I swear to god, if they do not change the theme song back, I will stop watching MADtv altogether.
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FOXFLASH updated their website with photos of the aforementioned sketch. Bobby actually looks a bit like John McCain courtesy of all the make-up. Nicole Parker is set to play the role of Cat Deeley, host of "So You Think You Can Dance."

http://www.foxflash.com/div.php/main...=1z2z2z100z7z6

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Oh my God, Bobby might actually pull this off. He has the look down; now it remains to be seen how the impression itself holds up. Ah, another notch in the Lee legacy!

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lol Bobby looks great! I love Arden's hair too! lol. Although they look like they're on a stage.....they did move to a studio correct? In any case I'm really excited for the new season!!!!

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also, if you catch it fast right now the main site, in the upper right hand corner says "entering it's 14th season", then if you click on it, the first paragraph is new, but the rest of the information is old.....Michael and Jordan are not coming back and Anjelah, Dan, and Johny aren't new. lol Funny mistake on the website that prob. wil lbe changed soon!

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Holy moley, they look really great! Can't wait to see them in action!

PS: Hmmm, now we lack the Asian war veteran to compliment John McCain.

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OMG that is going to be great! Bobby looks like him, and it will be more funny because I know he's Asian! And I think Bobby is happy that he's finally not playing an Asian, or an Asian stereotype, or a guy that looks Asian. I am gushing with excitement!
P.S. Does anyone else scared of Arden in that photo:alien:?
As for potroastpig's concern, don't worry, I'm sure it's just a set in the studio.

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Old 08/28/2008, 8:48 AM
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The LA times did a great behind the scenes photoshoot of the shooting of this sketch. Check it out, ya'll.

http://photos.latimes.com/backlot/ga...-you-can-dance

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Wow, those are good picks. And thanks to the LA Times for promoting the show in any way. And if you look closely, that is defiantly a stage. I know we know it's a stage already, it's just nice to get confirmation in a picture. Bobby Lee as John McCain. I feel that might get some press after it's done. Here in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada the countdown to MADtv's Season 14 premier is at 16 days, 8 hours (if I watch it on the eastern channel), and 18 minutes. Thanks, Dartanian for posting all this great stuff. You are giving me more hope that MADtv season 14 will be a fantastic season!

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Terrific Photos of MADtv season 14


bobby lee as McCain is terrific lol
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Wow! Great to see those pictures! Hope this draws attention and more viewership to MADtv!

PS: Keegan looks like a really good dancer there.

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Jerry O'Connell guest stars. Thread closed, continue discussion over at the episode thread located here.

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