Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: You're in fourth place out of three
April 26, 2016 8:10 AM - Season 1, Episode 10 - Subscribe

Samantha Bee looks at the state of US election primaries after NY and uses classic cartoons to look at the paths to nomination in the Republican Party and then Harriet Tubman replacing Trump With Better Hair on the $20 bill. In the main bit, she travels to Germany to talk with a former Gitmo detainee. Right before the end, she looks at Sanders last hope in the Democratic primary.

Full episode playlist. Web extras include Samantha Bee shows us how wardrobe decisions are made, and has a post-interrogation refreshment.
posted by lmfsilva (7 comments total)
Great episode. The interview was amazing.

As an aside, I thought it was funny that both she and John Oliver both made "kids not being picked up by their parents" jokes this week.
posted by General Malaise at 9:37 AM on April 26, 2016 [2 favorites]

OK, Samantha Bee is now consistently funnier AND angrier than John Oliver, and I like it!!
posted by Pendragon at 10:00 AM on April 26, 2016 [4 favorites]

I demand debt-free Blazer Rats for all!
Raisinets only for those who are really into that sort of thing!
posted by Cold Lurkey at 7:16 PM on April 26, 2016

I loooove raisinets!
posted by numaner at 5:21 AM on April 27, 2016

I didn't love her on the Daily Show, but I love what she's been doing here.
posted by Rainbo Vagrant at 1:54 PM on April 27, 2016

Agreed, Rainbo Vagrant. Her schtick on the Daily Show I found more grating, but this show is wonderful.

I find myself wondering how much of it is good fortune (or good planning?) that Full Frontal debuted during an election year, when there's so much good crazy to mine.
posted by Zephyrial at 9:51 AM on April 29, 2016

I find myself wondering how much of it is good fortune (or good planning?) that Full Frontal debuted during an election year

My take is that after they (Bee and Jones) kind of wrapped up on The Detour (the reason they both left CC), Bee was looking at the early Trump drama, thought "how can I be missing out on this", and pitched her own weekly show. I wouldn't be very surprised if sometimes Jon Stewart looks at his phone and thinks "maybe I should give X a call and say I'm thinking of a weekly show".

Also, I kind of missed on the good news: she'll be here until the end of the year, although I really can't see her or TBS stopping in 2017. Either a Trump or a Clinton presidency will have so much idiocy floating around (by the same people, regardless of the winner), material won't be a problem.
posted by lmfsilva at 10:17 AM on April 29, 2016

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