JibJab Picks Puppets and Politics for 2010 Recap
JibJab went for a bit of a narrower focus on American politics in its annual original music video recap of the year, constructing a regretful duet between U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Unlike in past years, the closest thing we get to a send-up of the year in pop culture is California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger referencing California voters’ failed efforts to legalize marijuana.
In the video, Obama and Biden bemoan, “We arrived in ’09 on a rainbow of hope, but 2010 blew it all up in smoke” and “Oh 2010, we can’t wait for you to jet like that guy from JetBlue.”
The video is also a departure from JibJab’s trademark dancing cut-out faces style, dating back to its first hit, “This Land.”