- Hello, I am a news dude and, news-wise, here is some of it. Tagline of the Youtube channel
In January of 2017 Donald Trump became the president. Of a country. And to combat the barrage of news, Cracked's Cody Johnston and Katy Stoll launched Some News. And all was well. But then, the great Cracked staff layoff of 2017 happened. And the news were no more.
But then, in 2018, Cody and Katy began producing Some More News, a web series, legally distinct from the one mentioned above. And the News Dude came back. And all was well again. And fair. And balanced. TM CR
Some More News follows the News Dude, as he attempts to make it through the modern political landscape and offer some commentary on current events. The show mostly produces two kinds of episodes, ones that relate the most important or interesting stories in the recent past and offer some perspective and episodes that do deep dive analyses like "In what ways is the Trump administration similar to a fascist regime?".
The show, and by extension Cody as host, are unashamedly on the left side of the political spectrum, so Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment applies. New episodes are released almost weekly on their Youtube channel and a podcast titled "Even More News" can be listened to here. You can support the show via their Patreon, if you feel so inclined.
Here's some tropes:
- Added Alliterative Appeal: Some episode titles are punched up by utilizing alliteration to catch the eye.
- Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head: Most of Cody's insults are (intentionally) terrible or just plain crude.News Dude: Come on, sheep-people! You-you sheep- you sheeple, you human-, you shoe-, you human-sheep-hybrids, you... Some combination of sheep, and a person, I dunno.
- Cerebus Syndrome: Referenced, though it's not an example per se, as the show has always been a comedy show that's critical of current politics.News Dude: And we should continue talking about fascism, which is a good idea for a comedy show?
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: This show will cover the news. But only some of it. And after Some News was left for dead by Cracked, the revival of Some News was... Some More News.
- Flowery Insults: In a segment called "Petty Joke Junction," Cody makes petty, but increasingly elaborate jokes at a public figure.
- Full-Boar Action: Cody certainly thinks so, having devoted two episodes to the horrors of radioactive, teleporting nazi boars trying to pull a Kill and Replace on humanity in what is absolutely not a metaphor for anti-immigration hysteria seen on certain other news sites.
- Godwin's Law: Discussed in the series on fascism, which strictly speaking would be considered an example itself, as the show doesn't pull its punches on the fact the administration has some unnerving parallels to fascists who yes, include the Nazis.
- History Repeats: The point of the segment "This Week in History," comparing some news to some history.
- In-Series Nickname: Cody likes to title the show "Cody's Showdy".
- Our Lawyers Advised This Trope: As mentioned above, Some More News is legally distinct from Some News.
- Pun: Often used in titles, such as "Life In The Fash Lane".
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: To Highlight. When Something Is Really Wrong. Or Action. Should be Taken.
- Realistic Diction Is Unrealistic: Averted, though all pauses and DoubleTakes are scripted.
- Running Gag: Cody doing a double take at the fact that Donald Trump became the president. Of a country.
- Stylistic Suck: Much of the show's comedy is derived from the news dude's haggard appearance and tendency for overdramatics.
- Tagline: After Fox News relinquished the slogan "Fair and Balanced", Cody claimed the slogan for his showdy.
- The Tape Knew You Would Say That:News Dude: So what do we do, you ask me, forgetting that this is a prerecorded video.
- Trade Snark: The show is fair and balanced. TM CR
- And that was... the news!