Prescient “Dreamz”?

Last week saw President Bush’s appearance on “Deal Or No Deal.” The week before saw the presidential contenders on “American Idol.” That certainly reminded Paul Weitz of something.

The director told the New York Times Brian Stelter that he was flooded with e-mails on Monday after the Bush appearance on the NBC game show for its similarities to his movie “American Dreamz,” in which a president, played by Dennis Quaid, tries to boost his low approval ratings by appearing on a reality show.

“I was always curious whether anyone from the Bush adminstration had seen the movie,” Weitz told the Times.

Bush’s “Deal or No Deal” appearance, meanwhile, matched the record for its lowest Monday night rating ever. And that same night, when Clinton, Obama and McCain appeared on WWE “Raw,” the wresting extravaganza delivered USA Network some below average overall numbers, although male viewership was up, the Times reports.

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  1. Douchebag says:

    To answer Chris Weitz, no, the administration did not see it…because NO ONE DID.

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