No, you didn’t misread that headline. 24-hour news network CNN is encroaching on Turner buddy Adult Swim’s territory with a video that parodies the late-night comedy channel’s Too Many Cooks video short using figures from the upcoming 2016 election. Wait, seriously? Yes, it’s called Election 2016: Too Many Cooks but I think a better title might have been Why Not?
All of your favorite presidential hopefuls are here, from Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz to “friendly fascist” Vermin Supreme. And they’re all hanging out as the Too Many Cooks theme song plays – a great example of corporate synergy if I ever saw one. Here’s CNN senior digital correspondent Chris Moody on the project:
“CNN will continue to focus on news, but the internet is a nice space to experiment with new ways of storytelling. We thought it would be a creative way to tell the story.”
It certainly is. You can watch Election 2016: Too Many Cooks for yourself below. And if you’re like me, you’ve already made up your mind on who to vote for when 2016 rolls around: Smarf the cat.
Here’s the video:
You can read more about the piece over at TVNewser here.