'Our Cartoon President' Season 3 Episode 10 Preview: Will the Republican Party drop Cartoon Trump as nominee?
The fans of the show 'Our Cartoon President' will resume with the next episodes of Season 3 in September. This animated parody chronicles the adventures...nay, misadventures of a fictionalized Donald Trump (Jeff Bergman) at the White House. The voice cast also includes James Adomian, Paul Christie, Zach Cherry, Brett Davis, Anna Eilinsfeld, RJ Fried, Molly Gordon, Gabe Gundacker, James Monroe Iglehart, Mike Leech, Cody Lindquist, Emily Lynne, Griffin Newman, John Viener, Amanda Philipson, Matthew Piazzi, Jim Santangeli, Zach Smilovitz, Thomas Whittington, William Sadler, and Stephen Colbert. The show takes potshots at the relationships between the Cartoon President and his family as well as members of Congress, along with media and other political commentators.
The synopsis for Episode 10 reads, "After the Republican Party considers dropping Cartoon Trump as their nominee, he must learn to behave like a normal president and human being. Meanwhile, Cartoons Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer try to stave off a brokered Democratic Convention."
In the previous episode, we saw Cartoon Trump realizing that he does not have enough money to pay his lawyers and had to raise funds from Silicon Valley tech moguls while Cartoon Elizabeth Warren had to eat a slice of humble pie and seek help from Wall Street and Cartoon Michael Bloomberg.
In an interview with Animation World, Bergman opened up about voicing Cartoon Trump and said that it was 'cathartic', and how he got into character for the show. "I approached doing the voice of Donald Trump very similarly to what I did for voicing Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck or Fred Flintstone. People have an idea in their mind about what a character sounds like, especially the longer the character has been around. We all knew Trump prior to the election as The Apprentice and “You’re fired!” So, I went back and studied interviews with him, even from when he was in his 30s, to make that character as realistic as possible.He has definitely gotten a lot more amped up and animated since his presidency, which really works for the animators. And, in the show, the writers have tried to make him realistic but also a little more likable and enjoyable. People often tell me they prefer the cartoon president to the real president. We gave him empathy and silliness. Lots of silliness," said Bergman.
'Our Cartoon President' Season 3 Episode 10 will return on September 13, Showtime, 8.30 pm ET.