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BARRY & JOE is the Time Traveling Obama/Biden Adventure We Never Knew We Needed

BARRY & JOE is the Time Traveling Obama/Biden Adventure We Never Knew We Needed

Barack Obama and Joe Biden may no longer be at the White House, but their bromance may live on in the realm of animation. Barry & Joe: The Animated Series is on Kickstarter, with the goal of turning meme legend into reality.

As envisioned by Adam Reid, Barry & Joe: The Animated Series follows former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden after they are sent back in time to save the future, taking over the bodies of their younger selves. Neil deGrasse Tyson will be their only guide, when he appears in “the form of an augmented reality that only they can see and hear.” It sounds a lot like Quantum Leap, but that’s not a coincidence. Even the opening narration seems to directly quote that sci-fi classic.

On the Kickstarter page, Reid is open about the fact that this is a sci-fi fantasy geared more towards the left of the political spectrum than the right. Reid is also paying homage to the “brilliantly cheesy 80’s television and science fiction.” Within this series, President Donald Trump is going to be presented as an antagonist, but he won’t be seen directly. “In this way, he is like our Doctor Claw from the original Inspector Gadget cartoon. A villain to be heard and felt but not seen. Except for his tiny hands, we’ll see those.”

The goal for the campaign is to produce an animated prologue and a mini-episode pilot as proof of concept for the series. Reid also hopes to entice Neil deGrasse Tyson to play himself, but he doesn’t currently have any part in this project. The first illustration from the series by Lance Laspina does make the show look like a lot of fun.

For more information about this project, you can visit the official Kickstarter page. The campaign will run through August 31.

What do you think about the bro-tastic potential of this project? Share your thoughts below!

Images: Adam Reid

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