SNL Parodies Obama Auto Policy

It’s taken “Saturday Night Live” a while to figure out how to be funny on the subject of President Obama. Fred Armisen has gotten the cadence down and is doing a solid impersonation and the writing is much better.  Here’s the lead-in from this past weekend:

The video does, however, suffer from the fate of most of SNL’s sketches of late and belabors the joke far too long.

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  1. Triumph says:

    The video does, however, suffer from the fate of most of SNL’s sketches of late and belabors the joke far too long.

    This is deliberate. Given that SNL is the epitome of Hollywood, East-coast liberalism they are major Obamaistas. Thus, they purposely make the sketch bad to boost Obama’s status in popular culture.

    Compare this to the actual funny sketches they do against Republicans and it is clear that they can be funny when they want to–they are just to big of liberals to deploy comedy when it comes to Dear Great Leader B. Hussein.

  2. Bithead says:

    The video does, however, suffer from the fate of most of SNL’s sketches of late and belabors the joke far too long.

    Not nearly as long as we have to endure the bad joke currently infesting the WH.

  3. Eric says:

    Not nearly as long as we have to endure the bad joke currently infesting the WH.

    Yes, because the previous 8-year “infestation” was such a Golden Age for America.

    Let me remind you, Bitsy, that that so-called “bad joke” was resoundingly selected by the American electorate to lead this country, not least because of the bad joke that the previous resident became.

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  5. James Joyner says:

    BTW, are you aware one of you side bar ads is currently running a nearly pornographic picture of Pamela Anderson?

    Ah: That’s a Gone Hollywood ad that also runs on the posts in the Pop Culture category at OTB.

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