Mar 9, 2018

Pitches, puns and parodies for Obamas for Netflix show

These are just some of the ideas suggested for former US President Barack Obama after it was reported he and his wife Michelle are in talks to produce content for Netflix. The New York Times said one possible approach was for Mr Obama to moderate debates on issues such as healthcare, climate change and immigration. Some people imagined him appearing as the Demobama - or the Dem, Obama - a play on the show's Demogorgon creature, although one person suggested he might be better suited to the role of monster-slayer in a different Netflix show. The obvious suggestion was for Mr Obama to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has several shows on Netflix, but it was pointed out not only has Obama already made a comic-book appearance for IDW, he has also appeared in a six-page story in Marvel's Spider-Man comic. Perhaps the most unlikely of all was a pitch for the Obamas' Netflix show to be "a shot-for-shot remake of the Apprentice", but one podcaster was ready to suggest problems in the making with Donald Trump and an executive order aimed at the Federal Communications Commission.

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