'The View' Quizzes Obama on Pop Culture -- Does He Pass?

Kim Conte

obama on the viewDuring Barak Obama's landmark visit to The View Thursday, co-hosts Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and friends flung at him a barrage of pop culture questions. Ever the cool cucumber, our sitting President handled the questions if not always with accuracy, then at least with ease. So how did he do on his pop culture pop quiz?

We kept score ...

*Note: Points are awarded for each correct answer and subtracted for each incorrect answer.


Question: Do you know that Lindsay Lohan is in jail?

Obama's answer: I actually know that, yes.

Points awarded: 1 point


Question: Should Snooki run for mayor of Wasilla?

Obama's answer: I've got to admit, I don't know who Snooki is.

Points awarded: Minus 10 points for lying. Obama definitely knows who Snooki is -- two months ago, he dropped her name at a White House Press Correspondence Dinner. Is it possible that our President is embarrassed that -- like the rest of us -- his guilty pleasure is the Jersey Shore? Minus 10 more points.


Question: Have you made the switch to an iPhone?

Obama's answer: I haven't made the switch ...

Points awarded: 1 point for knowing what an iPhone is. Minus 20 points for failing to make the switch.

Question: What's on your iPod?

Obama's answer: I've got Jay-Z on there, I've got Frank Sinatra ... I do not have Justin Bieber.

Points awarded: 1 point for Jay-Z. 5 points for Frank Sinatra. 150 points for NOT having Justin Bieber. 1 point for knowing who Justin Bieber is and for having met him.


Question: Does Mel Gibson need anger management?

Obama's answer: I haven't seen a Mel Gibson film in a while.

Points awarded: Minus 1 point for a lame answer.


Based on the questions above, it would seem that our President has a pretty good handle on pop culture -- especially considering the fact that, well, he's our President and has much more important things to attend to on a daily basis. However, he did make one comment today on The View that makes me want to throw out our scientific points system and award him a giant "F" on the pop culture quiz -- the comment about wanting to show up on a show that wife Michelle "actually watched."

Mr. President, there's no way your wife watches this show -- anyone with any pop culture knowledge would know that.

What did you think about Obama's appearance today on The View? Do you like the fact that he keeps up with pop culture?


Image via ABC.com

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