If we were to travel back in time to 1984 and quote the great Bonnie Tyler, we need a hero. He’s gotta be strong, he’s gotta be fast, and he’s gotta be fresh from the fight. We had a double whammy with Barack Obama and Joe Biden, and we’ve been mourning their disappearance since before they left office. Enter animator Adam Reid, who is raising money on Kickstarter to make “Barry and Joe,” a sci-fi buddy comedy starring the former president and VP as time-traveling duo tasked with changing the course of history.
In the snappy campaign video, Reid describes “Barry and Joe” as “an adult, animated sci-fi sitcom.” Throwing another beloved figure into the mix, Neil deGrasse Tyson will guide our heroes through the particulars of messing with the spacetime continuum. “Every episode will follow Barack and Joe as they leap into the past and change a part of history. You’ll never see Donald Trump’s face, and in this way he’s kind of like our Doctor Claw from the original Inspector Gadget Cartoon. Barry and Joe must constantly face their worst fears as the combined forces of Trump, his henchman, and the Russians show up and fight them for control of the spacetime continuum.”
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The animation has a bright retro vibe, in the style of “Archie,” but the script is much more “Back to the Future” mixed with “Rick and Morty.” In uncertain times, we have to make our own heroes. The campaign has already reached $87,000 of its $100,000 goal, but only has until the end of August to cross the finish line.
Check out the campaign video below:
You can donate to the campaign here.