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TRIUMPH’S SUMMER ELECTION SPECIAL 2016: BONUS POOP (Hulu)
Because this year’s presidential campaign is such a poop-target-rich environment, Robert Smigel’s foul-mouthed canine puppet returns only two weeks after his Summer Election Special with another half-hour-plus of prime political gags. From a young Baron Trump lookalike who makes off-color remarks that would turn his candidate dad’s orange face red (“I’m still breastfeeding… have you seen my mom’s boobs?”) to signs spoofing gender-neutral bathrooms (“Straight Men Who Might Still Suck Ryan Reynolds’ D—”), no one and nothing is safe. Bonus Poop is, in fact, a comic Triumph.
JEFF FOXWORTHY AND LARRY THE CABLE GUY: WE’VE BEEN THINKING (Netflix)
I know what you’re thinking: They’ve been thinking? Well, there’s a first time for everything. The Redneck Comedy Tour veterans tickle a packed house in Minneapolis with 74 minutes of one-liners about dinosuars (Jeff: “The T. Rex was the meanest because his arms were too short to reach his weiner”), the Zika virus (Larry: “It’s spread sexually… How drunk do you have to be to take a mosquito home?”) and man boobs (Larry: “I had to show my titties to get out of a ticket”). For their fans, at least, these jokes “git'r done.”
If you think EDM is AOK (yes, I’m old), then XOXO may be the movie for you. The Good Wife’s Graham Phillips—although no one who watches this movie has ever seen The Good Wife—stars as an up-and-coming DJ who lands a potentially career-making gig at a music festival. The cast also includes Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland, Undateable’s Chris D'Elia and Say Anything…’s Ione Skye. Although no one who watches this movie has ever seen…. oh, never mind.
JANET KING: SERIES 2 (Acorn TV)
Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home) returns as the titular Senior Crown Prosecutor in this Australian legal drama. This time, she’s still grappling with the unsolved murder of her partner while taking on a new task as the head of a commision on firearms crimes. Eight new episodes will stream on Acorn TV, with new installments rolling out every Monday, and it’s officially been renewed for a third season. Long live the King!
Currently Senior Articles Editor for Closer Weekly, Bruce Fretts has written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Emmy Magazine, Fast Company, and Vulture. You can follow him on Twitter @brucefretts.