The CNN crew, they’ve got jokes.

Remember the viral video “Too Many Cooks” from back in November that Adult Swim did as a send up of pretty much every TV trope from the 1980s? The 12-minute video (included below, if you need a refresher) hit all the highlights of TV of yesteryear, while also including a bizarre serial killer subplot.

Well, CNN has created its own “Too Many Cooks,” using the exact theme song from the Adult Swim video, but setting it to footage of the litany of politicians who are possible contenders in the 2016 presidential election.

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The video starts off innocuously enough, with everyone from conservatives Jeb Bush, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, to liberals Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren — with Cuba Gooding Jr. as Dr. Ben Carson thrown in for good measure.

But just like the original, the CNN version quickly goes off the rails, turning to Vladimir Putin, Raul Castro, Kim Jong Un, Iran, China, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, National Debt, Global Warming, Joni Ernst and ending with demon sheep. Because, why not?

Alas, there’s no Smarf the cat. Wouldn’t that have been the perfect Wolf Blitzer cameo?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."