This Just In is an animated sitcom that ran for a few episodes in 2004. The animation is similar to Penny Arcade, yet the humor is targeted on politics.
The show is about Brain Newport and his friends going though life's current events in the George W. Bush era of American politics.
Tropes in this series include:
- Ambiguously Gay: Brain Newport.
- Asshole Victim: Brain Newport.
- Author Avatar: Steve Marmel as Brain Newport.
- Big Bad: A George W. Bush parody & Crige's wife.
- Black Best Friend: Jimmy.
- Berserk Button: Crige's wife fills this trope.
- Butt-Monkey: Brain & Crige.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Blackjacked.
- Deranged Animation:
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: The Scooby-Doo 2 scene in "Blackjacked".Scooby-Doo parody: Ruck you, you rupid romo.
- Gonk: Crige's wife.
- Idiot Hero: Brain Newport.
- Nightmare Face: Crige's wife.
- Oh, Crap!: Kennedy+Brige=The mild version of Oh Crap
- Only Sane Man: Jimmy.
- The Moral Substitute: This show is sometimes cited as a conservative alternative to The Simpsons and South Park.
- Those Two Guys: The Bush guards.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Brain had to lie about naked pictures to Bush.