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SNL, Betty White, and Her Dusty Muffin

May 9, 2010

Comedy gold from the Golden Girl on last night’s SNL.  Now we can finally say that Alec Baldwin has some competition in “The Delicious Dish greatest episode ever contest.

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State-Controlled Media Cries Foul Over SNL Skit

October 6, 2009

CNN, a division of the State-Controlled media, is crying foul over SNL’s recent skit making fun of Obama for doing “Jack” and “Squat” in the first 9 months of his Presidency.  CNN’s report questioned whether the satire was “fair” and “accurate”, challenging some of the assertions made in the sketch, and going so far as [...]

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It’s Now Cool To Make Fun of Obama

October 4, 2009

One of the unfortunate aspects of the last year is that most of the mainstream comedians, from Leno to Letterman, and from SNL to the Daily Show, claimed that there was nothing funny about Barack Obama, and therefore they tended not to do any comedy sketches in which he was made to be the fool.  [...]

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Democrat Bi-Partisanship

February 8, 2009

On the lighter side of the whole stimulus debate, I ran across SNL’s cold opener from last night over at Sister Toldjah.  It is rather amusing, poking fun at both Republicans and Democrats, but mostly at Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.  Kristen Wiig does a great Pelosi, although Fred Armisen does a better Obama [...]

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McCain Does SNL and Olbermann’s Best Episode Ever

November 2, 2008

After losing to Bill Clinton in 1996, Bob Dole appeared on Saturday Night Live and won rave reviews for making fun of himself and the process.  Conventional wisdom at the time was that if Dole had displayed that kind of humor before the election, the race would have been much closer.  Even Bill Clinton admitted [...]

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The Obama Half-Hour Variety Hour

October 30, 2008

I admit it, I watched a good part of the Obama Infomercial last night, just out of morbid curiosity.  I was, frankly, a bit disappointed it did not live up to its advertising. I was really looking forward to that Bill Clinton number.  On a much more serious note, I thought that the infomercial was [...]

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SNL Skit Removed from NBC Site

October 7, 2008

This past Saturday, SNL had a funny and dead-on skit about the bailout bill.  It was staged as a press conference featuring President Bush, Speaker Pelosi, and Rep. Barney Frank, and also featured an appearance by George Soros.  The skit does a very good job at looking at the primary people who caused the mess, from [...]

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Homer Simpson “Changes” Vote

October 2, 2008

1290 WJNO found this Live Leak video of an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, set for the Sunday before Election Day, where Homer tries to vote for Obama, but ends up voting for McCain multiple times before the machine chews him up and spits him out bloodied.  It’s a funny scene with a preemptive slight on [...]

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Evaluating SNL Political Satire

September 28, 2008

I am not one opposed to political satire, whether it be against my own candidate or the opposition, when it is done well.  For example, I thought the first SNL skit two weeks ago of Tina Fey as Sarah Palin was hilariously funny.  This week, however, I thought that the SNL skit at the top of [...]

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“N’Obama” on SNL “No Funny”

September 21, 2008

Hot Air has posted last night’s SNL skit depicting John McCain as willing to approve any ad whatsoever, despite to the obvious distortions, lies, or ridiculousness.  However, the truth is something a bit different, which makes the skit not so funny.  This editorial by the New Hampshire Union Leader articulates the larger point as to why [...]

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