"1600 Penn's" drone joke

Obama screened the new NBC sitcom Wednesday -- and we wonder what he laughed at

By Prachi Gupta
January 10, 2013 10:50PM (UTC)
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Some think "1600 Penn," NBC's new sitcom about the U.S. President and his dysfunctional family, is terribly unfunny, while others say it shows promise. But the verdict of the man at the top, President Obama, is still out after the White House got a private screening of the show last night.

We're wondering what President Obama thought about the show's lighthearted jabs at weighty subjects, particularly the reference to drone strikes, when Bill Pullman (the President) says to a young man, "One disrespectful word to my daughter, I will find you. I have robots that roam the skies." (You can see it at the 48 second mark in the promo below.)


Watch the promo, below:

"1600 Penn" premieres tonight on NBC at 9:30 pm ET.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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